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Silver Butterfly Brooch


#1

Hi

I have a small silver enamelled butterfly brooch with colured stones in don’t know if gems or paste.

It is Chester silver, maker A.J.S and has a C which I think indicates 1903.

Does anyone have any info on maker as I can’t find anything. Wondering also if this peice would be classed as Art Noveau (think I’ve spelt that right).

Any help would be much appreciated


#2

AJS is almost certainly Arthur Johnson Smith a “manufacturing jeweller” of Variety Works, Frederick Street, Birmingham. It would be useful to see a picture in order to be certain, but there seem to be issues with picture uploading on this site at present.


#3

Thank you for your help much appreciated

I will try and post picture when able


#4

You should now be able to post pictures.


#5

Sorry I haven’t got back with a picture. I scanned butterfly and tried to attach but having no luck. Will try again.
butterfly 003.jpg


#6

At least you got a picture on - but it needs to be in sufficient detail so that the maker’s mark is clearly visible.


#7

Markings are so small having probs getting them to show up. No matter - I am sure the A.J.S is for Arthur Johnson Smith. I can’t find any info about him on internet. I was trying to find out its value although I don’t expect it is worth alot when I can’t find any info on A.J.S.

I have another two items to ask about sometime. Might be easier if I use my sons digi camera to take photos of them. Bit pointless asking for help if I haven’t got knack of putting photos on site yet.

Thanks