Jewellery and Amber Items
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A Selection of Wonderful Handmade
Leather Jewellery/Accessory Items
The Items of Jewellery are all handmade of
and therefore each piece is unique in it's variation.
They were all individually hand made in Tartu , Estonia
during the period of 1996 -1998
Handmade Leather Bracelets
Handmade Leather Necklace - Handmade Leather Hair Barette
Handmade Leather Brooches
Also a range of handmade leather pictures
(Pictures to come later in 2006)
Whilst there is a lot of
Amber found all around the
Baltic Sea Region, it can be very firmly shown that today,
most is being found in and around The Kaliningrad
region of Russia, ( formerly known as Konigsberg, Prussia)
the old military area sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
Infact almost 75% of all the
Baltic amber is excavated from one
very large hole not so far from Kaliningrad City. So, when you visit
the wonderful shops displaying and selling this marvellous, tactile,
natural fossilised tree sap, mosly about 30-40 millions old,just remember ,
if the shopkeeper says it is all locally found amber..................
they may not be always telling the truth !
However , the actual metalwork and jewellery making, may
well be localised craftsman and certainly it is possible to distinguish
between Lithuanian, Russia, Polish asnd Danish craftwork
by the styles and metals used.
I can also recommend
three Amber museums in particular
That are well worth a visit .
1) In Palanga, Lithuania,
At The Mansion House in the Park
2) in Kaliningrad, Russia -
At The Old Castle Fort
3) Copenhagen, Denmark
At The Shop on The Nyhavn/Bredgade corner
Items of Silver
Stamped/marked 925 Estonian Silver
'Copies of ' Faberge
Stamped and marked with Faberge and his craftsman etc,
made of real silver but still only reproduction copies.
Technically, it would seem they were made and originally sold
to fake real items and therefore they should have been illegal .
Pictures of A Hippo, Rabbit, Rat, Pig and Elephant.
It is assumed that the stamps have been copied
and the animals
created in moulds copied from original Faberge items
They are clearly not of the quality expected by
Faberge , however
they are of interest to a collector and significantly less expensive
The next it however is of a monkee is of a significantly higher quality
and is older and more refined and is more
likely to be genuine
or , at worse, an extremely better copy and of higher value.
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