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LuckyOddity

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Hello!

Here is what happened. I was looking through some of my grandma's boxes in the basement, when I found this very interesting piece of jewelry. Now, I know a decent amount about jewelry, but I have no idea where to even start with this vintage oddity. First, it appears to be made with a hand painted piece of textured glass as the centerpiece. Second, it is signed W Germany (Probably stands for West Germany). Now here is the weird part. Did anyone notice yet that the signature is mirrored, because I sure did. Can anyone give me a little information on this puzzling piece of German jewelry?

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seaurchin

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Re my quick Google search, if it's of any help to you:

Germany was split into east and west from 1949-1990.

Apparently, many materials were used in costume jewelry in this period.

Here's one that looks similar to yours on the back.


I don't know what you mean by "the signature is mirrored."
 

seaurchin

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Ah, wait. Now I see what you mean by "mirrored." Here's one where "W. Germany" also mirrored or something like it anyway, also from ebay. But I have no idea why, either.

 
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LuckyOddity

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Ah, wait. Now I see what you mean by "mirrored." Here's one where "W. Germany" also mirrored or something like it anyway, also from ebay. But I have no idea why, either.

Wow, thank you for the help! I'll post it on eBay!
 

VRBeauty

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Here ya go...


And a few pieces with different centers, but similar frames:

 
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