Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by eel, Feb 3, 2009.
Wow! Eel got one that's just like the one in the book! How cool is that!
HEY that is cool!
Thanks so much for posting that page Mary Catherine!!! it also dates them earlier than I thought
Gads, I didn't even notice the one that matches yours (although yours has a green inset, the one in the book is blue). It says (if you can't make it out), that it's made of celluloid, circa 1880-1910.
Wow, you've got a cloak clasp that's a book piece--bingo!
Wow, earlier than I thought, too....but it does make sense, given all those cucoon wraps and the Frenchy early Deco thing.
First off let me say that I live in So. California and to find anything really old is a shock to me!
But I must have some kind of cosmic luck with these because while posting the haul, I remembered I had bought a baggie of parts at a garage sale I stumbled across about a year ago and had even then planned to make them into necklaces, so I looked in one of my "to fix" boxes of jewelery and here they are.
I think I only paid a couple dollars for the baggie. Now I really gotta get off my butt and make something out of the cloak clasps!
Thanks for posting the closeups--so nice to see the detail!
The peacocks on the gold/brass set with the white stones are just glorious...
Lots o' replys(Cant read if they/ hope someone told you celluloid.... I would say: pre 20's(way pre 20's) to Victorian. FABU!!& ART NUEVUEU
I havent visited this forum in a while, and surprised to see this thread! OMG eel why didnt you tell me about these!!!! They are so incredibly Art Nouveau. FANTASTIQUE
I am drooling and I think palpatating as well
Where were you when you found this pile o' treasure???
I may be out of line here and these are yours to do whatever with but you may want to go to these antique malls and type in coat clasp or even take them to a jeweler first to get checked out.
As an antique dealer I am drooling here.
Try this URl for a button forum!!
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