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1920s or 30s Egyptian charm bracelet, I bet she saw some great things during her vacations - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Hand Painted Victorian or Georgian? gold brooch; anyone recognise the painting? - Fine Artin Fine Art
Signed Victorian Sardonyx cameo pendant....who's it? and who's engraved their name on the back - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Victorian era Hair bow booch with intials - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 4b: Cabinet Cards - Photographsin Photographs
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 4b: Cabinet Cards - Hatsin Hats
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 4a: Cabinet Cards - Photographsin Photographs
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 3b: Metal Photos/Tintypes? - Photographsin Photographs
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 3: Metal Photos/Tintypes? - Photographsin Photographs
Martha Topping Photo Album dating help Prt 2 - Photographsin Photographs


  1. Very MCM, if I had the skills I would definitely fix it
  2. these hand painted floral brooches were very popular in the early 20th century. A pic of the back showing the clasp and hinge mechanism will help with dating. I think the blue flowers are forget me no...
  3. I second please please document where these were found and that they were surface / plow finds. Although gorgeous creations, their value is far greater as pages in a book that tells our history than ...
  4. I love the pearl frame on the Gabriel cameo
  5. I love these portrait pieces. Beautiful setting for it as well!
  6. As for the mark, things you may look for in Trifari is whether or not there's a crown over the T, or a copyright mark next to the name, or the word 'patpend' anywhere. Anyhoo 1980s was my first imp...
  7. OK, I think you may be right... Rossini, an Italian composer, wrote his William Tell orchestra in 1829 which apparently popularized Tell in Italy.
  8. Thanks! Thats certainly a possibility, Im just having trouble finding any other cameos depicting him. So if it is William Tell, he is not a common subject lol
  9. thats a good question, I hadnt thought of that. I cant tell just by looking at it?
  10. I dont remember any more, but for me it wasnt cheap ;P
  11. I ignore any spiders in my home as long as they aren't brown recluses. They are the sign of a healthy ecosystem. Plus they catch flies ;) Your little guy is really cute, and being czech makes him a...
  12. Does the mark say Czecho?
  13. Thanks for the loves! kyratango I was pleasantly surprised too by its condition :) Its perfectly wearable today
  14. Sorry I disappeared for awhile, work got hectic. Just wanted to thank you for all of your help
  15. ADAMS, J. W. Adams, J. W., photographer, Coleman near Davis, Culpepper, VA (1871-1872) Boyd's Virginia State Business Directory Doesnt give the full range of years he was in business
  16. According to Langdon's List of 19th & Early 20th Century Photographers there was a JW Adams in Culpeper VA who worked as a photographer....and Ive been searching for painters using that name! PS. M...
  17. Love the birds, the enamel on the owl is such a gorgeous color. Your Taxco brooch has the three in an eagle hallmark, which is the city code for Taxco, Mexico, and indicates a pre-1979 date. I think ...
  18. Thanks for your help! what was the standard size?
  19. Ok I will try to remove them from the album, if I can do it without damaging it further. Its not in the best of condition unfortunately
  20. Michelangelo? Thats great information, thanks!
  21. Gold vermeil is an idea, but do you know when that mark would have begun to be used? I wish I could just figure out what language or script the other mark was in, that would at least point us in th...
  22. You may look into labradorite as the material
  23. The birds are always my favorites!
  24. Beautiful carving!
  25. It does look a bit like Asian cloisonne, maybe cherry blossoms?
  26. Check out Beau Jewels and Judy Lee. AB stones are post 1955 I think.
  27. Ive always loved this stone! This may be from Slaughter Mountain...Ive heard they are hard to carve into cabs
  28. Love the Dragon flies! And I see a really cute little sailboat up there too!
  29. May be Edwardian era
  30. It is a gorgeous piece and looks authentic. My guess is 1950s - 60s. My first stop for ID'ing Haskell is Cathy Gordon/ bluboi's imageevent files
  31. And apparently I can't put in the Cyrillic symbol I want, as it keeps getting changed to a '?', which only adds to the confusion. There's the '84', the woman in the kokoshnik, then two tiny marks: on...
  32. Im sorry! Meant the mark to the RIGHT of the womans head is a ? and a K
  33. If the mark to the left of the womans head is a '? K', that is the assayer mark for Fyodor Petrovich Konovalov, who worked in Rostov 1899-1911
  34. There is a 'KC' (Russian Cyrillic alphabet) listed as being in Moscow from 1887-1908, name was Konstantin Skvortsov?
  35. I keep coming back to these, they are gorgeous! I wonder if they are Arts and Crafts era, and a bit earlier than deco?
  36. A pic of the clasp may help with dating
  37. Thanks! Im always very hard on myself for the photos, there's a good amount of detail around the edge that cant be seen
  38. OK, Ill put it up. Its just a small little lace type pin but the enamel is gorgeous
  39. I like the idea of it being from Denmark or Norway as well. I have a signed early piece from Aksel Holmsen with the tube hinge dating to the 1930s, so they may have used them for a longer period of t...
  40. from what I understand shreger lines are unique to elephant and mammoth ivory. You can find some good pics and info about them online. French ivory (celluloid) mimics the lines but tends towards str...
  41. I actually used my phone to take the picture this time, and it's oriented correctly there so not sure what happened. i need to test the metal but it does look to be about 14 kt, thanks!
  42. Not sure why the photos came out sideways ????
  43. I think I see shreger lines which would indicate ivory
  44. Thanks for the loves and nice comments!
  45. There's a tube of colored striped glass around the chain on which its strung, then clear crystal all around it
  46. What a beautiful piece of history, thanks for sharing!
  47. I think I've seen something similar by Kramer NY, but I cant remember where, sorry :(
  48. I'd love to see your earrings!
  49. Thats always a nice surprise! I love the bird in the horseshoe. I always had a soft spot for birds
  50. Thanks all for the loves!
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