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    Posted 6 months ago

    Newfld
    (1359 items)

    These 2"H marcasite and enamel silvertone bird brooches are by the Bohemian Jewellers Ltd of Birmingham England ca the 1950s-1960s. First bird is a thrush, the second a budgie/parakeet, and each has one tiny green rhinestone eye. Marked BJL on backs

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      These birds are spectacular Jenni!!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Thank you so much for the love
      DejaVu
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      Leelani
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      Dave
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      Patricia

      Thank you Scott for your wonderful praise for these birds. I'm a big fan of the BJL animals as they have such a realness to them. And having been a parakeet owner, that's my favorite bird :)

      Many thanks WilliamYoung for your super compliment it's very kind of you! I think the Bohemian Jewellers did a fine job here & I'm glad you think so too :)
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      The paint or enameling is so subtle and beautiful, it goes well with the parrot, but I'd love to see it with a little roadrunner, I never get enough roadrunners too !~
    4. DejaVu2 DejaVu2, 6 months ago
      Such beautiful bird brooches!
    5. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Thanks everybody for the thoughtful love
      Vet
      Phil
      Faith
      DejaVu

      Phil thank you for your terrific praise for these vintage birds & I have to agree, BJL did subtle enamel colors almost like with old Audubon lithos, and also very true to life of their bird subjects. If they made a road runner I will find one for you, they're so adorable!

      DejaVu thank you for your marvelous compliment, I am truly glad you enjoyed these birdies. I love the BJL animals & have a few now, since they were made in England most are still sold from there, so I had wait patiently for these guys. And so great to find a parakeet for me!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Many thanks Mike for the love it's very kind of you & much appreciated
    7. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Thanks kivatinitz & Vet for loving this pair of British birds, very glad you liked them and always grateful for your thoughtfulness
    8. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Many thanks Faith for the love for these BJL birds, it's most gratefully appreciated
    9. Elainep Elainep, 6 months ago
      Wonderful birds, and such nostalgia for me! Lived near and worked in Birmingham’s wonderful jewellery quarter many years ago. Thanks for such a nostalgic post! For me the budgies have it ! I love them. Thanks for sharing this your pieces are all beautifully curated.
    10. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 6 months ago
      So sweet! Though first bird reminds me a little bit of a woodpecker too, I think it's the muted colours and the heavy beak? Parrot is great too, not as colourful of other parrots of yours, but I think her muted colouring gives her a great vintage glazed look.
    11. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Thanks Elaine & Lauren for your fantastic comments and the love!

      Elaine, that's so exciting your working in Birmingham's jewelry quarter it must have been heavenly. I really love budgies too, having a few for pets was a real delight - they are so cheerful, and one we had for 12 yrs was a talker, he could say @ 50 words and phrases & was always learning

      Lauren, I have missed your wonderful perceptive comments & am very glad to see you :)) These birds do have muted coloring and I can also see a woodpecker, good observ. For their age I think they've held up very well

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