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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. The bear is very cute!
  2. Love those colors! Beautiful!
  3. Pretty, is that amethyst? Unfortunately, I can’t see the maker’s mark.
  4. The Times, 16 March 1896, p. 9 - burglary - The Parisian Diamond Company, a firm dealing in immitation diamonds and pearls. "An outer door was opened by means of a skeleton key and an inner door by t...
  5. From the Times - 21 March 1896, p. 1 One hundred pounds reward for any information about the burglary from 14th to 15th night from Bond Street; caution for pawnbrokers, jewellers or others to accept...
  6. There is also a brief mentions about the company creating the jewellery The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel By J. P. Wearing p. 186 - Utopia or The Flo...
  7. I don't have a subscription, I have access mostly to American databases. Diffrent info census 1911, but mistakes always appear in old records. Name: Walter Sanderson Age: 55 Born in: 1856 Profess...
  8. https://ukcensusonline.com/search/?master_event=Census&sub_event=London&fn=Walter+Leighton+&sn=Sanderson&person_event=
  9. https://genealogy.links.org/links-cgi/readged?/home/ben/camilla-genealogy/current+c-sanderson86212+2-2-0-1-0 https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Sanderson-Family-Tree-249 I think if you contact som...
  10. @kyratango I think, it was in 1893. Most of those pages are detailed ads, I thought they were quite well done. I propose writing an article using those ads, I think it would be awesome/interesting ;) ...
  11. One of the ads mentions the company was established in 1890, the last ad I saw on the list was 1909. An article from Monday, 16 March 1896 in The Scotsmen, p. 7 mentions a succesful and extensive bur...
  12. https://newspaperarchive.com/tags/the-parisian-diamond-company/?pc=16696&psi=54&pci=6&ob=1/
  13. @newfld, @nutsabotas6 Thank you! Happy 4th of July!
  14. It looks to me as models of cars from 1910s, maybe a bit smaller.
  15. Beautiful, love the sparkling!
  16. Happy seal!
  17. That's very interesting! Beautiful brooches!
  18. Looks like cherry blossom to me, beautiful!
  19. Stunning!
  20. I saw similar Romanian dolls sold at New York World Fair, 1939. Maybe it's in the same vein!
  21. Beautiful blue color!
  22. Elegant!
  23. Beautiful and it's so nice is still working, in theory at least!
  24. So elegant!
  25. Awesome...I especially like the Statue of Liberty take!
  26. @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...
  27. Beautiful flower panels!
  28. 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....
  29. I am kinda late, but I go by "better late than never!"
  30. 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...
  31. Beautiful!
  32. So interesting!
  33. Beautiful!
  34. Thank you!
  35. Thank you for the comments!
  36. Sorry, I got confused of the legend under..E
  37. Thank you very much! I like your brooches quite a lot :)
  38. Thank you!
  39. From your pics, it looks like D&E choice to me...
  40. Thank you!
  41. Thank you!
  42. Thanks!
  43. Thank you!
  44. Could it be Stoltze? Many of glass factories and jewelry were in that region of Czechoslovakia.
  45. *Eastern Europe
  46. Handarbeit ...handmade; usually for liqueurs, they were popular for a long time across Easter Europe!
  47. 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...
  48. yes, you are right, sorry about that!
  49. Thank you!
  50. They are stunning!
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