Featured Old wooden brooch and plaque

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by KSW, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Just wondering if anyone can pin an approximate date down for this brooch. Think its wooden and was probably rather beautiful in its day with inlaid gold and silver. Sadly now a very damaged learning tool for me!
    Also the little plaque that seems to be maybe gold leaf or similar. Not inlaid metal but the edges look too clean to be paint?. On a piece of base metal.
    Thanks for any information
    :)
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  2. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    those are lovely:) maybe made of Vulcanite or Gutta Percha?
     
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Very magnetic.
    Having googled Damascene I think you are right. I’ve come across the term before and have had a few pieces that I’ve not liked and moved on but this is such a different quality I didn’t think it could be the same thing!
     
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  5. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Could be, I didn’t think of that. It looks very like wood and is very hard but I’ve not handled antique papier-mâché to compare.
    Off to google again!
    Thanks Hollyblue :)
     
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  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    I remembered the term for the inlay"pique". Used with paper mache,tortoise shell,bovine horn and probably other materials.
     
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  7. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Having googled I'm now wondering if it's Bog oak as with a good loupe I can see grain.
    Like this?
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Bog 'oak' (the wood is not necessarily oak) was my first thought on the brooch.
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Mine too.
    (Late to the party. :bag:)
     
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  11. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Late is very fashionable. Wait until the rush has subsided and then make a dramatic entrance:smuggrin:
     
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  12. Kathy Anderson

    Kathy Anderson Active Member

    That's what I was wondering; this sort of looks like a kind of horn.
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I always need some time for that extra bit of drama.

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