RARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall TaggRARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall Tagg

A very curious vintage 'mystery' piece I have owned for many years....

It was assessed by a specialist on a well known TV antiques show who was also unable to shed any light on it at all. Since then it has been buried in my collection...now to find a new owner who may be able to decipher the mystery!!

Here is what I know....

The cameo plaque is of a gentleman and is made of bois durci (an early plastic material made of compressed sawdust and animal blood). To the bottom is some lettering which reads MARSHALL & TAGG with some more letters and numbers.

The cameo is mounted in a sterling silver brooch frame stamped MADE IN ENGLAND STERLING SILVER Pt 220213. However, this patent is a recognised error stamp patent of Shipton & Co, Birmingham & Co England, who produced butterfly wing jewellery in the early 1920's....the number  should have read Pt 202212....Pt 220213 was the patent for Corona typewriters!!).

Yet we do not have a butterfly wing brooch but a bois durci cameo plaque which is French!! It fits perfectly in the frame and looks all original.

Hence the confusion....

Who are/were Marshall & Tagg?

This is where you have to do your own detective work!!!

Measurements: 2.4" by 1.75".

Tube hinge, pin and 'c' catch to fasten.

Please view/supersize all photos for good clear views of item on offer and its condition.

Whatever the history, a hugely interesting & unique piece!

Item ID: AA-00062


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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Brown / Silver, Size: 2.4" by 1.75".

RARE Vintage BOIS DURCI Male CAMEO in Art Deco Sterling SILVER Brooch Marshall Tagg

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