Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

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amberhead
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Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

Postby amberhead » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:46 am

Hello,
I would be most grateful if you could help me identify the origins and age of my favorite amber brooch. I purchased it in California and the seller knew nothing about it. I was told it resembles the work of Kenigsberg silversmiths, but I could not find proof (wrote to the Kaliningrad Amber Museum, got no response). Surely someone out here knows this assay mark (crown), and maybe even the maker (“AP”). It is probably European, but since I am not sure, I am posting it in this section. Thank you very much!

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Re: Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

Postby AG2012 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi,
It was made in Latvia.
Latvian assay office:
http://www.prove.lv/about/zim.php

Regards

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Re: Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

Postby amberhead » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:23 pm

WOW!! AG2012, thank you very, very much!
Thank you for the link — their English version does not seem to be working, but I can always try e-mailing them.
Any idea as to the age of the brooch?

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Re: Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

Postby AG2012 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:27 pm

Independence restored 1991.So, cannot be older than that.Different mark in USSR.

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Re: Moderne amber moth brooch, please help identify

Postby amberhead » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:38 pm

Got it — thank you!


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