Brooch collection

I have a large collection of vintage brooches, bought over the years at the flea market. Nothing really valuable, but I really enjoy wearing them and looking at them and sorting them :).

I have a large selection of birds:

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This one is horn, I think, or some other organic material. I bought it  by mistake, because I really don’t like to have something that used to belong to an animal, no matter how old or pretty it is. But now, I have it, although I never wear it. It’s the same thing with the edelweiss one from the next photo, which is bone, but I have bought it hoping it is bakelite, in times when I wasn’t quite sure how bakelite should look like.

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But these are bakelite and celluloid and reverse carved lucite.

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This big and heavy one is also lucite, I think, mounted on brass and copying amber.

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I also have leaves and flowers and trees and animals (real or imaginary :). DSCN8731

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And some “landscape” ones:

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This one is silver and hallmarked with the signature of Hans Julius R. Larsen, a mid century artist from Denmark.

1946-1973

Hans Julius R. Larsen Denmark

This sweet soviet one reminds me so much of my childhood. And the pencils and brush used to belong to me as a child.

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Linking up with Thriftasaurus and Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Party.
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9 thoughts on “Brooch collection

  1. I believe you have inspired me to take a closer look at brooches when I go out hunting for treasure. My eyes are usually locked on the large items. Your collection is very lovely. Do you display them?

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  2. Ohmigod! That collection is incredible! I kept scrolling, like “there’s more?” I can barely pick a favorite since you seem to like the same things I do! I really like the blackbirds with the berries.

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