odd bits and a nice peacock brooch?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Phaik Hooi, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    dear all

    sorry, more costume jewellery :(:p:D
    what to keep and what to give away ....

    peacock brooch, looks like the safety pin was soldered on and not original?
    dragon brooch, bone or plastic?
    silver-plated brooch, old or new?
    a strawberry ring, considered cloisonné?
    chrysanthemum locket is chinese cloisonné?
    buttons are indonesian?

    regards
    phaik hooi

    costume jewellery front.jpg costume jewellery back.jpg costume jewellery pins.jpg buttons front.jpg buttons back.jpg
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Phaik, I think the dragon brooch could be ivory. Can we see a close up?
    The buttons are from Thailand, they are silver and niello, a black or greish black mixture, usually of silver, copper, lead and sulphur, which is applied much like enamel.
     
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    No need for the close up, I remembered to click on the photo.:shame: Clever, aren't I?:rolleyes::D
    The lines are not straight like usual ivory, a bit of an enigma. It is hand carved, I like it.
     
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  4. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    you really do like dragons, huh? :happy::D:hilarious:
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :happy: My one weakness.
    Come to think of it, there may be more....:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Uh oh, looking out for lightning again. My first reaction to the dragon brooch was Celluloid, until I saw that the lines wriggle here & there, do not stay completely parallel or unbroken from one edge to the other. A couple of other features are the way the pin assembly has been attached directly into the material & the slight curvature of the piece overall, not to mention the part of the world where it originated. Everything says ivory to me. The henna brings out the grain on this ivory bracelet:

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  7. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    ivory?! :eek::arghh::dead:
    hope it is old enough to be guilt-free :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:
     
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  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I think the irregular lines are whale ivory, so yes, ivory.
    Couldn't find a better picture, a sperm whale tooth:
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    Any old whalers on the forum?:D
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is, but can you sell it in Malaysia, if you wanted to?
     
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  10. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    oh no! i love whales :arghh::arghh::arghh:
     
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  11. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    no idea but i guess i could if i don't mention ivory? :p:rolleyes::facepalm::hilarious:
    i will look it up ....
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :sorry:
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The ring is an inexpensive knock-off of a 1960s dome ring. Here's an example by Cartier.

    Debora

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  14. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    tq for identification, not a strawberry then ... ;):p:D:happy::hilarious:
     
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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I am far from certain about this, but my observation of most pieces, ivory, jet, bog oak, that have the hinge & pin stuck directly into the back this way, have a good deal of age on them. Not a mounting technique used much anymore, maybe for bog oak.
     
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  16. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  17. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am confident that this is a pre-1947 brooch.
    The carving looks ca 1900-1910.
     
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  18. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    For reference, sperm whale teeth & a killer whale tooth in cross section:

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  19. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    not a phaik then? :happy::happy:
     
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    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

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