Interesting Brooch

HuntersWife

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My husband found this yest. He says its silver. He has not cleaned it.

On the pic of the back, you can see the hinge to the right and the hook to the left. The pin is missing.

Its sure not the prettiest brooch, but interesting. Anybody seen anything like it?
 

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TENNESSEEGAL

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I think its awesome! It looks old to me, possibly victorian? There are others who could give you a better ideal than I can but i just wanted to say I would love to find something like that!
 

SusanMN

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Sure looks like it could be silver and your detector should be able to ID it as silver if it is. I'd suggest cleaning it with tin foil, baking soda and boiling water. I bet it will be gorgeous. You can have it repaired with a new pin back at a pretty reasonable cost.
 

tngirl

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I agree with TenneseeGal, probably Victorian.
 

AC1955

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Interesting piece. Victorian or possibly Art Nouveau? Almost looks French (head decoration - hat - almost looks like Statue of Liberty to me). Could be commemorative pin? Not sure of any of this, just what I think when I look at it. Where was it found?

Very, very nice find!
 

PikesPeakCharlie

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I just love stuff like that ! Congrats :headbang:
 

Brian C.

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Nice find for sure, it looks like it might be copper. HH
 

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