vintiquechique

Scotland

I collect and sell vintage and antique jewellery. I have been collecting since I was about 5 years old! I love well designed and nicely made pieces and I have learneI collect and sell vintage and antique jewellery. I have been collecting since I was about 5 years old! I love well designed and nicely made pieces and I have learned a lot over the decades but do not consider myself to be an expert. I often find items that I need help identifying. (Read more)

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Hammered Silver Arts & Crafts Brooch & Buttons. Help with signature? - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
One of my favourite necklaces! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Ethnic Large Bead Necklace Cherry Amber Faturan North African? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A riviere necklace with rock crystal stones - what era? I think it looks Art Deco - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Is this a "Book Chain" necklace? I think it looks Italian & Victorian - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Any help in identifying age or maker of this bracelet would be appreciated! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. The signature is really tiny and as well as the little boar's head mark there is another tiny mark with writing in it. I will try to get a better macro lens to zoom in if I can. Thanks for your commen...
  2. I love this! So unusual, (not sterling though as it is 830 silver but does not detract at all on such an amazing piece)
  3. Thanks for your info cameosleuth! I also think it is 800 silver. I can't see any way that the pine cone parts could be removed to leave just the chain with the flowers and wouldn't look great with the...
  4. Thank you Elisabethan! :)
  5. Thanks kyratango! I love it too :)
  6. It's lovely! From what I can find online, the X signifies that the brooch was imported into the UK and was assayed in Edinburgh. The 'y' date letter is confusing as it looks as though the tail is flic...
  7. Thank you Kyratango! I wasn't sure. I have seen a few antique Italian necklaces since I posted this and there are similarities to pieces by Fratelli Coppini in 800 silver from Florence - I think maybe...
  8. It does look very old! I have seen Wedgwood jasper ware like this set in 9 and 14ct gold from the early 1900s - this looks even older and is very beautiful! I would have it tested as Luisa suggested. ...
  9. This really is beautiful! I am in Scotland and have collected agates (raw on the beaches!) and antique agate jewellery since I was a child and I have never been lucky enough to own such a fabulous pie...
  10. Thank you Valentino97! I also looked it up, interesting history!
  11. I sold a piece very similar to this a few months ago - I had no idea who it was by but it was similar in that it had the honeycomb mesh and enamel. It wasn't signed either and no silver marks but I th...
  12. If anyone knows what that type of stringing is called it would be easier for me to research...
  13. Thanks racer4four! :)
  14. these are the closest I could find in 'completed items' http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ART-DECO-VENETIAN-RECTANGULAR-MILLEFIORI-AVENTURINE-GLASS-BEAD-NECKLACE-/332303034662?hash=item4d5ecde926%3A...
  15. Hi, I am pretty sure that the red, yellow & white graduated glass necklace with aventurine are venetian lamp-work and very sought after by collectors. Possibly from the art deco period but as PostCar...
  16. I am going to get a better loupe today! And thank you, I do think the piece looks hand made and feels very robust (and well made) - these type of vintage/antique necklaces are very fashionable just no...
  17. Hello again shareurpassion! Yes, I only found this site a few months ago when I was googling images for info on Italian micro mosaic and came across photos that I had taken (for something I was sellin...
  18. Thankyou Shareurpassion! I will have to buy a slightly better loupe! I did think I could see some marks on the backs of a few of the pine cones (you are right, more like pine cones than pineapples!) b...
  19. My pleasure! It lovely to see something that I have an inkling about (for a change!).
  20. possibly by Maximiliana “Anna” Martinez, or her sister Maria Martinez.
  21. It looks like San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery to me. I studied ceramics in the 70s & 80s and my disseration/thesis was on Pueblo Pottery. I hope this helps. Also have a look at https://kinggalleries.com/...
  22. Thank you Efesgirl! I just hope there are some experts out there who might have a clue going by the way it's made. There are some marks but they may just be from the way the silver has been cast - I ...
  23. Thanks for your comments :) I just wish I knew more about it!
  24. Yes! Thank you! There are close similarities. Now I need to find examples of pressed or stamped pinchbeck or similar metal in early jewellery. I am getting lost in the research as there are so many be...
  25. Thank you Kyratango! If it is made of pinchbeck it could be even earlier than victorian. I am researching it now as it has a renaissance look. I did find one example of a Georgian hand bracelet said...
  26. Hi Celiene, Thanks for your comment, I think it looks like it may be Italian too now you come to mention it! It looks like the hand is holding some type of pin, rounded at the top and tapering down a...
  27. Ah, yes - I thought it might be verdigris - I left it as it was for the photos incase it might help indicate what the metal is, but I will try your solution, thank you for the tip!
  28. You're right! I had a look with a loupe and there is a mark, it isn't very clear but it looks like two short parallel diagonal lines then two small triangles.
  29. I have added more photos now... I quite like photographing jewellery on a black background, it's not easy but I think it has more impact. The colour is pretty accurate on my macbook monitor but I know...
  30. Hi Efesgirl, Yes, it is a gold colour, that's why I think it might be pinchbeck. Thanks for your advice! I will try to add more photos - I can see that one is much to close up unless you click on it.
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