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  1. PortableTreasures liked Svenedin's post in the thread Swiss Wind-Up Pocket Watch Help.

    The letter on the key indicates the size. Watch keys come in lots of different sizes for the winding arbor (“square”) of the watch...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  2. PortableTreasures liked Svenedin's post in the thread Swiss Wind-Up Pocket Watch Help.

    It doesn't have much value unfortunately but it is pretty. It has a type of movement called a Swiss bar movement with a cylinder...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:44 AM
  3. PortableTreasures liked cxgirl's post in the thread Swiss Wind-Up Pocket Watch Help.

    I think so too:)

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  4. PortableTreasures liked komokwa's post in the thread Swiss Wind-Up Pocket Watch Help.

    it's still a pretty watch...........:happy::happy::happy:

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  5. PortableTreasures liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Pre-Columbian.

    I agree with 2many.:) Your little friend is made in the style of the Tumaco-La Tolita culture of Ecuador and Colombia, ca 500 BC-500 AD....

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  6. PortableTreasures liked JayBee's post in the thread Pre-Columbian.

    As far as reproductions go, there's an interesting story I read (can't recall the source) about this artist/artisan that was making and...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:39 AM
  7. PortableTreasures liked 2manybooks's post in the thread Pre-Columbian.

    Pre-Columbian ceramics without provenance are really hard to authenticate, especially from photographs. Reproductions have been made for...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:38 AM
  8. PortableTreasures liked say_it_slowly's post in the thread Italian or German?.

    I don't know if these help but they are from Röntgen's book of German, Bohemian and Austrian marks. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  9. PortableTreasures replied to the thread Amethyst Mystery.

    Tourmaline is a striated crystal--so the "threads" in the stone are a natural part of its formation. I agree with everyone else that the...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:37 AM
  10. PortableTreasures liked Bronwen's post in the thread Amethyst Mystery.

    Agree the center stones could be tourmaline & are not amethyst. Is one of them really quite a lot darker than the other? Or just a...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:33 AM
  11. PortableTreasures liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Bali? goddess or woman carving - who is she? - and how old?.

    Yes, it is Balinese, carved from coromandel wood, probably between 1960-1980. There is still Art Deco influence, especially in the...

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:29 AM
  12. PortableTreasures liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Pretty little flower pin... stone/glass? age?.

    Absolutely, they loved Persian turquoise. It was regarded as the best quality turquoise and exported all over the world.

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:29 AM
  13. PortableTreasures liked kyratango's post in the thread Pretty little flower pin... stone/glass? age?.

    I'd say if under $30, buy it:)

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:29 AM
  14. PortableTreasures liked Penelope's post in the thread Pretty little flower pin... stone/glass? age?.

    Looks like Persian turquoise, it's often the robin's egg blue.

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:29 AM
  15. PortableTreasures liked Ownedbybear's post in the thread Pretty little flower pin... stone/glass? age?.

    I've often grabbed bargains from dealers who specialise but have that one odd thing.

    Jul 15, 2020 at 11:28 AM