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Offline Trebor

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spider and a fly art deco
« on: September 05, 2011, 09:16:43 PM »
Hi
I have had this for a while now and i show it now .It has no Hall marks but i am sure it is silver possibly French ? But almost certainly art deco 1906- i think . The spider is 25mm the web and fly are 35mm the chain is 80mm long

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 03:56:48 PM »
Ooh very nice!  It's given me an excuse to look in my Millers Jewellery book.    I think the stone might be topaz (or paste equivalent). The book says that topaz is a birthstone - for November.  Their section on insect brooches doesn't include a spider amongst their beasties, but generally speaking says that insect brooches were popular from the mid 19thC onwards because of interest in natural history.
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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 06:51:53 PM »
Hi Anne  I think it must be paste as the fly has two diamonds and the web has one. Bought it as costume jewelry.

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 04:38:05 AM »
Hi there:

Can we get a closer, and bigger (cropped) pic of it?  It looks topaz to me too, as I am one that has a Birthday in November.  Looks Topaz color to me, IMHO ... :bzy:

Many costume jewelry was also made with *Costume* Topaz Stones too
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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 09:18:09 PM »
Hi Rose i am finding it hard to take close ups but here it is ?

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 01:03:34 AM »
If it's yellow it might be a citrine.

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 07:23:29 PM »
Last try hope this is better

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 08:01:47 PM »
Looks more topaz in there Rob.
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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 08:25:47 PM »
Hi Anne yes the more i look the better it looks but i can not find any hall marks .I think i will take it to a jeweller see what he thinks let you know.

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Re: spider and a fly art deco
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 09:28:12 PM »
The nearest I've found to it is this  http://www.sassyclassics.com/figurals.htm described as 1930s - but it's fussier than yours.
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