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Historian by training, passionate about beautiful artefacts. Don't know if I can call myself a collector, but I definitely wear a brooch everyday :)


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Bow brooch, music scores - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sheet Music and Advertising - Music Memorabiliain Music Memorabilia
Black bow brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Red enamel brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tiny pins - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Chinese Silver Brooch - Silverin Silver
Black and White Beauty - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver Stick pin - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Silver Bar Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bracelets - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. @newfld, @nutsabotas6 Thank you! Happy 4th of July!
  2. It looks to me as models of cars from 1910s, maybe a bit smaller.
  3. Beautiful, love the sparkling!
  4. Happy seal!
  5. That's very interesting! Beautiful brooches!
  6. Looks like cherry blossom to me, beautiful!
  7. Stunning!
  8. I saw similar Romanian dolls sold at New York World Fair, 1939. Maybe it's in the same vein!
  9. Beautiful enamel!
  10. Beautiful blue color!
  11. Elegant!
  12. Beautiful and it's so nice is still working, in theory at least!
  13. So elegant!
  14. Awesome...I especially like the Statue of Liberty take!
  15. @Thank you for the kind compliment. Likewise! :) @Newfld Thank you for the comment. She is one of my favorite singers, I also liked the movie about her "La vie en rose". I think I am a bit biased her...
  16. Beautiful flower panels!
  17. I forgot to mention last night, I will try to be more forthcoming with the comments. Most of the time, I don't feel I have much to add to the conversation, in any case, I like the jewelry quite a lot....
  18. I am kinda late, but I go by "better late than never!"
  19. I went on a spree on your posting, I do that now and then as I am rather new to the site and I missed a lot of the nice posts! I actually had a question which is rather general than specific to a p...
  20. Beautiful!
  21. So interesting!
  22. Beautiful!
  23. Thank you!
  24. Thank you for the comments!
  25. Sorry, I got confused of the legend under..E
  26. Thank you very much! I like your brooches quite a lot :)
  27. Thank you!
  28. From your pics, it looks like D&E choice to me...
  29. Thank you!
  30. Thank you!
  31. Thanks!
  32. Thank you!
  33. Could it be Stoltze? Many of glass factories and jewelry were in that region of Czechoslovakia.
  34. *Eastern Europe
  35. Handarbeit ...handmade; usually for liqueurs, they were popular for a long time across Easter Europe!
  36. Sudetenland was part of Czechoslovakia. In 1938, that part of Czechoslovakia was awarded to Nazi Germany; March 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Prague, virtually the end of Czechosovakia. As for the rest I...
  37. yes, you are right, sorry about that!
  38. Thank you!
  39. They are stunning!
  40. maybe this explanation https://ninecarolineantiques.com/victorian-edwardian-jewelry-lingerie-pins I think the white one could have been a tie pin as well. I use them as accent brooches on collars!
  41. Thank you! I like enamel very much and bar brooches :)
  42. I like so much this kind of design, pretty brooch! :)
  43. That's a very parrot, very cute!
  44. Beautiful and very informative post!
  45. Pretty gift and pretty pic :)
  46. Thank you!
  47. I like the case very much, it's very pretty. I also like coins re-purposed as jewelry.
  48. It's so rarely that letters of other people than personalities are kept. Thank you for posting! I am waiting for the book to read them all :)
  49. So beautiful!
  50. Thank you!
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