PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item
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Brooch with bee and flower in gold and pearls.
Well set small natural pearls (notched prongs, pearls not glued).
French ``owl`` mark was struck twice for pieces made of gold, imported from a non-treaty countries, since 1893. In the mark on the needle only number ``75`` is recognizable.
1. Is there a list of non-treaty countries regarding this French import legislation?
(That might narrow the search for the country of origin).
2. The meaning of number ``75`` (was it 18Kt or Paris assay office as claimed elsewhere?).
3. Was ``owl`` mark legislated only for official import or a private individual had legal opportunity to have the brooch (bought abroad), tested and marked?
Thanks for looking,
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