🔎 UNIDENTIFIED brooch id needed.

newfyviking

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I found this next to a button. any idea about it , maybe the clasp design will trigger something.
 

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Hi -- The leaf piece is a single earring, where the closure is on the top in front.. If the hinge is still working, it will have 'tension' in which to press down the ear wire in front, so that it opens.
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It had this wire on it as well. earring makes sense now that i look at it. I would really like to find out the era, when this style was used.
 

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Those are great close-ups -- thank you for including them. So it looks like the hinge is fragile and oxidized, so it may not tolerate any pressure. However, I often see this kind of hinge on mid to late Victorian continental jewelry, most often from France.
 
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Those are great close-ups -- thank you for including them. So it looks like the hinge is fragile and oxidized, so it may not tolerate any pressure. However, I often see this kind of hinge on mid to late Victorian continental jewelry, most often from France.
Its from a old homestead i figured was from the 1860's , but they may have met a tragic end.
 
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I am not completely sold that it is an earring since hair decorative clips were very very similar during the late 1800's-1945ish. I see on ebay at least a dozen gold like leaf designed French hair clips
circa 1928 for sale
 
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I also have an item like this from a site that dated no later than the Civil War. I was told it was part of a candlestick holder, and marked it solved, but I still don't agree with that determination and think it was uniform or clothing related.
 
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My 2 cents... Antique grape leaf pierced wire earring.

Too small for a brooch... but could be some sort of pin.
 
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I also have an item like this from a site that dated no later than the Civil War. I was told it was part of a candlestick holder, and marked it solved, but I still don't agree with that determination and think it was uniform or clothing related.
Repost or link that one up and let's have a look at it for comparison.
Just because a site is of some era, doesn't mean that human activity stopped then.
Lots of areas have random activity post what the actual site is dated at.
This item is an earring I believe also.
 
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It possibly could have gone on a Bracelet ot necklace . were the round coin like things found close to it ?
 
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It possibly could have gone on a Bracelet ot necklace . were the round coin like things found close to it ?
it was 2 feet away and its a button. we had found civil war ball buttons and glass beads near it as well. Even found 3 copper thimbles.
 

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