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Posted 7 years ago


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This beautyful brooch/pendant is hallmarked with a Dutch Oak leave hallmark. First I could not see which one but since I have a digital lens (pic 4) I can see it's the Dutch oak leave mark for 14 K gold, dated 1852 - 1906 . The brooch has a C clasp and a round Amethist with in the center a little golden star with a tiny pearl. There are a few tassels and the round setting is beautyfull decorated as you can see on the pixs.
They told me the period of time was about 1900 do you agree? And can I call it Victorian or Edwardian? I have no idea can you help please?

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  1. davyd286, 7 years ago
    It looks Victorian, and I'd say it's a bit earlier than 1900, perhaps 1870-1890. Can't tell which country, would need to see the hallmarks.
  2. davyd286, 7 years ago
    One should also remember the Victorian revival period in 1930s-1940s, when a lot of jewelry showed strong Victorian influence.
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
    Hello Davyd286,
    I don' t know the country of origin. But I placed a new last photo of the only hallmark there is on the C clasp. It is so tiny hardly to see what it is. I think it could be an eagle's head, what do you think? Awaiting your aswer !
  4. davyd286, 7 years ago
    I can't see the mark, but if it looks like an eagle's head looking right, it could be French mark for 18K used after 1838. Mexico used a full eagle figure to mark their silver in the 20th century.
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
    Thanks, it will be a mystery as long as I also cannot decote for sure the hallmark very well and that is, till now, a fact.
  6. chispajewels, 7 years ago
    Looks really Victorian to me, say 1870.
    Lovely, the amethyst!I go looking for the mark...
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    This is gorgeous...
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    Agram.m, another fantastic posting, for what my opinion would weigh, looks Victorian styling. I agree with davy286 to be around the 1870-90's and wouldn't think the styling of the "C" hook to be in the retro Victorian period of the 30's. But I know this is a wonderful looking piece. Thanks for sharing. Let us know about the "Hallmark" when ID
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    davy286 and kerry10456 I would let you know that thanks to my new digital microscope (recommended!) I discovered that the hallmark of this brooch is the oak leaf (1852 to 1906). So both of you have let me know a good period. So probably around the end of the 19th century. Thank you for your effort!

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