Posted 12 years ago
I purchased this last week at an estate sale. Wish I knew more about it, I was told it was from around the 1870's and was a french hair receiver with a 14k mark on the pins hook. On super close inspection the porcelain is signed with was looks like... A. Pitolet. I love all the small details, the small diamonds or crystals in the bow, the graduating size of the pearls, and the porcelain's details of the doves, cherub, and the woman, even a bird's nest in the background. The pendant loop at the top folds down when worn as a pin, however the needle part was broken off at some point. My guess is because someone was constantly being poked by it.
I haven't seen anything quite like it.
What do you think? Is it old, french, reproduction, real?
Perhaps this is enamel work...