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Old 11-20-2020, 08:51 PM
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Default Sun shaped Jewelry or rosette

Hi Everyone,

Found these recently. The thing I am uncertain about is the star shaped object. It looks like it could either be a pendant for a necklace or now I am thinking maybe itís a rosette? I did find it in an area where I had previously dug a 1780s New Jersey Large Cent, but I have also found junk and wheat pennies in the same area.

It is also reminiscent of a homemade flat button Iíve previously found.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:05 PM
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I think if it was from a spur the rowel points would all be the same distance out from the center and it would have a hole in the center for a pin. Nice finds by the way.

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Old 11-20-2020, 09:46 PM
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Thanks! I updated with new photos showing the holes in the piece.

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Old 11-21-2020, 02:58 PM
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Iím leaning towards rosette. Two raised points would be attachment points. Holes in back mainly there to use less material during manufacturing. Proper tool would remove material from everywhere on the back. But simple holes helps and is cheap to make tool. This also allows back to have flat surface to lay against leather.
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:36 PM
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Thanks! I agree it is more likely a rosette. I wasn't aware making holes in the item to lessen the cost. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:55 PM
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I'm guessing it was a brooch pin. All those little dimples probably had rhinestones glued in them.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
I'm guessing it was a brooch pin. All those little dimples probably had rhinestones glued in them.
I second your opinion... itís not a rosette. Too small and delicate..here is a glass rosette...
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:41 AM
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Thanks for the brooch idea. It also looks like it had gilt at some point. Any idea of what the age could be?
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Old 11-30-2020, 01:56 PM
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Iím guessing 1870s approximately..about the same age as that nice little rectangular buckle...
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by VestaHill View post
Thanks for the brooch idea. It also looks like it had gilt at some point. Any idea of what the age could be?
I was thinking 1980s or 90s, but the more I look at the photos of it, the older it looks...like Joe Dert may be right. 1870s? Maybe!
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:49 PM
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Late Victorian era starburst brooch. The holes are probably for seed pearls.

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Old 12-01-2020, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RockieBoston View post
Late Victorian era starburst brooch. The holes are probably for seed pearls.
Star patterns were common starting in the 1860s. Often gilt, they continued to be popular for about twenty years. During this particular portion of the Victorian era, brightly colored settings were also favored. Both the star, and in particular the bright settings, fell out of vogue in the 1880s. Youíre on a good location..
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