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Offline Andy

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Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2006, 11:30:40 PM »
Its a Stunning Broach!!
If i were a woman, Id wear it!!
Are you sure its brass? maybe metal is tarnished?

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edit, sorry, Brooch! cant even spell the word!
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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2006, 06:48:10 AM »
The answer may be  Dalle-de-verre; this is a variation on p√Ęte-de-verre used for making tiles with a cameo effect. Equally desirable and rare, with (I think) less control over the colours.

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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 10:14:50 AM »
Thanks for all your input. here is a picture of the back of the brooch.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4332

Well it is stunning and I love jewellery. In fact I have a box full and never wear it so the brooch will be sold which is partly why I need an id. I think maybe not brass but copper with the frame made of wires twisted together. It has green spots and I would love to clean it up but not certain how.
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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 10:25:11 AM »
Going by the back I would say it is cast and enamelled milk glass and not Pate-de-verre. The copper/brass mount would tend to confirm it as cheaper production. Still a very desirable piece even if not in the A-R class.
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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 10:30:13 AM »
Certainly looks like glass from here. Does it chink on your teeth or does it clunk? Chinking is glass, clunking is resin.
Dalle de verre seems to be slabs of cast glass for windows and tiles but I can see pate de verre working

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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2006, 10:37:13 AM »
I agree, it really looks like cast milk glass.....I have a fairly similar one except it's a pendant rather than a brooch & set in silver.
Possibly made in Bohemia by one of the many glass jewellery makers of the region,& the description of the setting as made up of twisted wires suggests to me the "Gurtler" work of the Sudetengermans of Bohemia. It is a traditional style of metal-craft used for jewellery settings in this area.
A lovely piece & quite collectable.
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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2006, 10:56:50 AM »
Presumably though if you cast glass, i.e., poured molten glass into a mould you would have a smooth back and not a pitted suface. Surely, there is no reason why pate de verre could not have been used and then enamelled. It would not have to be a paste containing other colours.

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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2006, 11:05:55 AM »
For a smooth surface you need to either grind and polish or use a mould. P-d-V tends to be smoother although some modern P-d-V is less fused giving a more textured finish than you tend to get with early 20th C P-d-V.
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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2007, 09:02:15 PM »
Look what I just found on ebay

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Re: Strange brooch possibly glass
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007, 09:13:52 AM »
Oh you little star you! Thank you for that.


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