Featured Can you help identify brooch please.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Deb46, Jun 10, 2024.

  1. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Hi everyone. I request your assistance in identifying this brooch please. The clasp is a “Trombone clasp”, and I think the brooch is gold, but I just can’t read the hallmark clearly. I think one part of the hallmark reads “872AL”, but I can’t read the other part, and I can’t find any information on 872AL. Any information on the maker and design of the brooch will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    The other mark that, to me, looked like OST, could be 750 upside down, i.e. 18 carat gold
     
    Dessert58, JewelryPicker, KSW and 2 others like this.
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Deb.
    It is an Italian maker's mark, from the province of Alessandria.
     
    Dessert58, Figtree3, KSW and 5 others like this.
  4. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The ebay seller's dating is a bit ambitious. The shape of the mark is 1944-68, and the style of the brooches is ca 1950s-60s imo.
     
    Dessert58, Figtree3, KSW and 3 others like this.
  6. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Have you had a loupe on these marks?
    IMG_5733.jpeg
     
    KSW and ulilwitch like this.
  7. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Thank you. I thought that, but then this mark would be read upside down to the other mark. Is that normal?
     
    KSW, johnnycb09 and ulilwitch like this.
  8. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Thank you. I’ll take a look in to this.
     
    KSW, ulilwitch and Any Jewelry like this.
  9. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Apologies, but I’m not sure what you mean by have I had a loupe on the marks?
     
    KSW and ulilwitch like this.
  10. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's common/as it should be (but I'm no expert...), but I think I've seen that on other jewelry on this site.

    I assume Houseful is wondering if you checked with a loupe if there is anything written in that circled bit. It does indeed look like letters and/or numbers, but it could simply be scratches.
     
    johnnycb09, ulilwitch and Any Jewelry like this.
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Mark punching can be topsy turvy.;)
     
    johnnycb09, ulilwitch and Marote like this.
  12. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    I had no idea. Thank you.
     
  13. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Thank you.
     
    ulilwitch and Any Jewelry like this.
  14. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Thank you. Do you know the name of this particular maker by chance?
     
    ulilwitch likes this.
  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I don't. It is the 872nd registered maker in Alessandria, but unfortunately the numbers in my sources don't go that high.
     
    komokwa, johnnycb09 and ulilwitch like this.
  16. Deb46

    Deb46 New Member

    Thank you
     
  17. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    Alessandria the province, not necessarily the city (if I'm not mistaken)
     
    Deb46 likes this.
  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes:
    ;)
     
  19. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

  20. JewelryPicker

    JewelryPicker Well-Known Member

    Absolutely agree, that’s a 750
     
    Dessert58 and Marote like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: help identify
Forum Title Date
Jewelry help me identify these old earrings! Antik? Jun 1, 2024
Jewelry Help identifying this 835 hallmark Apr 9, 2024
Jewelry Help me identify this hallmark Mar 26, 2024
Jewelry Help identifying hallmarks of this gold ring! Feb 17, 2024
Jewelry Signed cameo, interesting depiction, please help identify! Feb 3, 2024

Share This Page