Needs to be an unglazed surface, honey!
First one is a little fob, which needs a vinegar bath. Nice Victorian carnelian and agate brooches. Jet is organic, so can be brown inside. Take...
Aj beat me to it. Totally agree - and I want to come rampage in your hoard.
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It's the glass itself that gives the colour, the foiil accentuates it.
Inversion is caused by total internal refraction. The material doesn't matter. Siam silver isn't jappaned, it's Niello.
I read that!
THat's Georgian and I think late 18th into early 19th. Smaller the caddy, the older it is. The top motif is typical, as are the swags. Lovely...
Would one of the saphirets fit that ring? I'd take the rest of the foil off. ;)
Foiled beads are 1920s/30s might be CZech. might be Venetian....
Saphiret! The foil doesn't matter, it's the glass that's key.
Hm. It mght be decent costume, I've seen 60s stuff like that and own some. The rest is 1930s Czech, other than the repro Edwardian. I'd not go...
Isuspect from Turkey.
Some of ours are supposed to be reopening. I'm more sanguine about going round an open air one than I am about a supermarket.
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