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Victorian silver picture brooch: beauty in ruins

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B: Dapper gentlemen7 of 13Vintage photo of my grandparents 19461941 Wallet Contents Carried By Mom...
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Newtimes
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    I bought this brooch last year. I just love photo-related jewelry, lockets and so on. It touches my romantic soul.
    The handsome fellow came with the brooch. He looks like he just got married or something.
    I dont know what happened to the back of the brooch...Was there a hook or something so you could wear it as a pendant?
    There is also a traditional c-clasp with the original hinged pin stem. It extends beyond the edge of the brooch which was right for that era 1860-1870
    I really like it. The bad thing is I never wear brooches. So maybe I just have to get it restored/transformed to be wearable as a pendant.
    Oh and I should look at those little markings on the back. Never thought of that before.

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    1. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Very nice!
    2. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68 and pops52 for the love
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks gale50, kerry104, walksoftly, mustangtony and vetraio50 for the love.
      Gee, I never thought so much people would love it as much as I do, since the back looks so bad.

      I looked at the marks but I could not decipher them. I don't care. Mystery men are far more intruiguing ;-)
    4. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      It looks to be Art Nouveau & I don't think they had a back & in not all cases did they also convert to pendants.
    5. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks Zowie for the information
    6. davyd286, 6 years ago
      It looks like it has space on back for another compartment that's now gone, may be glass?
    7. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      davyd286, maybe, I never thought about that possibility before. Thanks!
      Agam and Gale50, thanks for the love
    8. davyd286, 6 years ago
      If it did have a compartment, say, for hair or another memento, and someone had tried to pry it open, that could possibly explain the damage.
    9. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      davyd286 yes you could be right
    10. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Thanks Hunter and lisa for the love

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