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Australian Arts & Crafts rings + pendant by Prouds - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Jugendstil brooch - a CW gift! - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau horn jewellery & objects - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts peacocks/pearson & books - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Craft ceramics by John Pearson - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts treasures - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts copper bowl/charger by John Pearson - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts silver-plate & abalone boxes - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau bat brooch - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts Jardiniere designed by Knox for Liberty - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts


  1. Hi Krya, it looks to me like those clusters of leaves are cast. Can you remove one group & have a couple cast & then replace them? It has a good designer feel, but I think this is in the style o...
  2. I'm no expert but I think a bit of cold enamel would be the best option. The real trick is matching the colour. Shouldn't cost a fortune. Let me know how you go.
  3. Hi Jean, if you can't get it replaced with an enamel, I'd go for mother of pearl. To my mind you'd more likely see mother of pearl than an opal in that space and with that colour enamel. Would also ...
  4. 1. doh! 2. not Artificers Guild, don't know maker 3. leave it until you can find an expert
  5. Nope, never seen this flower or leaf before. Completely new to me! Another nice for your collection.
  6. Looks good for a MBCo mark to me Jean.
  7. That's not a makers mark, it's probably a design or stock number. It's very like Hayle pressed metal work but their deigns are more arts & craft in style. I don't think I've seen any Hayle designs...
  8. Got yourself an Albertina. The T-bar went in your button hole, the clip attached to your pocket watch which went in your pocket, the tassel hung down for decoration. It could be worn across the tors...
  9. Here's a new bit of info on this type of leaf. A ring marked Cork.
  10. Maybe if you rub it 3 times you'll morph to the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
  11. Someone bought well!
  12. You are both welcome.
  13. No I didn't see the Gage/Pines brooch.
  14. That's a rare survival.
  15. Judy & Kyra, I've posted something for you both.
  16. Saw it too. Came up day after our discussion. Same stone, same maker. Different design.
  17. Efesgirl, you will find some treasure!
  18. That is a real treasure!
  19. Hi Kyra, yes I we are home. I had a great time thanks & lots of treasures were found!
  20. Hi Racer, I don't want to make you envious, but it's entirely possible she's even lovelier in person.
  21. No, I think the ones pictured are a bit tinny. The brooch I vaguely recall I bought is a bit tinny, that's why I'm unsure about it. It really only rates because of it's now discovered historical int...
  22. You're on fire! I'm sure I have a brooch. I'm going to have to dig it out.
  23. Oh wow Jean; Angus & Coote. Thats so cool.
  24. OMG, that is so awesome! I'm going to have to buy the next one I find. I probably won't find one now! But I do see these gum leaf rings regularly awesome, I have a few in my collection with stones ...
  25. BTW, it's made by Prouds. I recall seeing them in original boxes.
  26. OK, the story I have heard about this stone is that it is the granite that was dug up when they were building the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Don't know if it's true, but it sounds romantic.
  27. If you have a look at my old post with peacocks you'll see a dumont ginkgo leaf bangle.
  28. It's just a guess. I love the Dumont pieces with the pearls & ginko leaves and it just reminds me of that. These pieces do come up, so it's possible that we can find some more info over time.
  29. This one is tricky, but I'm leaning towards French, transitioning from Nouveau to Deco. Firstly, I think the drop at the bottom is not original. It doesn't fit. Also, I think the glass jewels...
  30. The third one could be Sandheim but it's not a design or construction that I recognise. She was prolific. I'll go to Kempton and also the markets in Paris.
  31. Hi Jean, is that a victorian collar I can spy on your arts & crafts drop? The third drop is interesting, I've only seen it once before & I suspect it's the same one. And I'm sorry, I don't know wh...
  32. Ahh Jean, I forgot you have a grape & leaf design by Sandheim as well. If you do a comparison, you can see that the Saindheim is better quality.
  33. Hi Jean, I don't think this is by Sandheim. I have a grape & leaf drop by her, it is pretty dynamic. The grape & leaf mount is big, it overlaps the drop on the sides so the stone swings a little wit...
  34. Here's an example with the double edged point - I'm still thinking, though, that Paul ...
  35. Here's an example of a Wager piece with long wirework on the side -
  36. Paul has a good point. I've not noticed this either. But this brooch does have a few Wager tells including two which we've not noted before. The first is that double edged point. I've not really no...
  37. I believe it's a Wager.
  38. Can you post a photo of the back?
  40. I have a confident attribution for us -
  41. I don't know if it's Pierre Bex or not. I've never seen this exact design signed or attributed. I don't know much about Pierre Bex but I do know this brooch is very similar in theme & construction o...
  42. Pierre Bex?
  43. Pierre Bex?
  44. I have a Sasha doll. Still have original gingham dress & shoes but the undies are too small. I nicked them from my sisters baby Sasha doll. My brother had Gregor.
  45. This is the one I mean Jean - I take a punt all the time, it's enviable some of them are going to be duds. And s...
  46. I have good news on this one! I'm pretty sure it's Instone & the bakelite is completely consistent with the period. I've seen other large bakelite drops like this one so I wouldn't find it unusual f...
  47. Hi Jean, I'm pretty confident this one is a modern reproduction. I see them from time-to-time. There are a few indicators. The mark is wrong, the gilding is too bright and the quality is not as s...
  48. Hi Kyra, its on the bottom of my collection page. Large round brooch. Big river in foreground, trees in background. Leafwork & beading around edge. Green & violet colour way.
  49. Hi Jean. I'm sorry to say I've got bad news for you on this one. Let me know if you want to low down.
  50. Have you seen my one Kyra? I'm not 100% sure it's Varley because the colour palate is unusual for him. But it is superb and it's huge. If it is him, and I think it is, its probably by the GoH. It'...
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