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What is this enamel ball ornament
just came across this and I’m unsure of what it was used for. I thought a hat ornament or toggle. It doesn’t open. Doesn’t rattle. Hand painted enamel with a bridge scene. No export marks. I thought it may be prior to 20th century. Your help appreciated.
Looks Russian to me, a pendant/charm, is it round or egg shaped? The colors remind me of a pendant I bought for my Mom in St. Petersburg in 1999.
@sharonp It’s completely round. Formed from two domes. Silver washed bronze.
It looks European to me, too. Not sure where, could be France. It is rather like the little "pill boxes" which have the same kind of look to the metal around the centre of yours. Do you think it just doesn't open now but used to? It may have been something that hung on a chateleine.
I found it, here is what I mean by the colors of enamel:
Thank you for the images and the perspective. I can see the resemblance. It was the thin silver wash over bronze that made me believe this could be a Canton Enamel piece. I just don’t recall seeing silver washed bronze on European enamel work. I’ve see plenty of gilded bronze on European enamel. Am I just way off on this idea?
@teryjaki Canton might produce anything, especially now. Are you sure it does not screw apart, seems like it would have been meant to hold something. I have an enamel egg pendant that screws apart and it holds a lock of my eldest child's hair from the first haircut. No locks of hair from the next two, no filled in baby books either. It looks like a European scene with a palace in the background flying a flag, can't decide if it is a covered bridge or dam in the foreground.
@sharonp I really wish it did open but it’s definitely soldered into a sphere. The scene strikes me as a bridge scene. I’m in total agreement with the art being more European looking. I guess I’ll never know for sure if it’s European or Canton.
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