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Identifying Mikimoto Brooch?

A silver brooch with pearls.I purchased this pearl brooch today. The pearls are absolutely real (teeth tested) and they have an absolutely amazing luster to them. I noticed there's a hallmark on the back, kind a looks like an M with a clamshell? But I've noticed on several of MikiMotos other brooches that it's usually an M with an S for silver not stamped 935.

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Does anyone have any more information on this? Or I can identify the makers mark if it's not MikiMoto?

A silver brooch with pearls.
 
A silver brooch with pearls.
 
A silver brooch with pearls.
 
The back of the silver and pearl brooch.
 

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February 11, 20220 found this helpful
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I'm not familiar with the '935' mark but some research states this is a slightly higher grade of silver than the 925 and the 935 is usually used in central Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Argentina, and maybe other European countries.

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Your broach looks a lot like art deco/art nouveau: maybe from around 1930s - 1950s.

I believe Mikimoto jewelry is made in Japan and I cannot find any information that states Mikimoto uses the marking '935'.

I did find one 'similar' broach listed for sale on Etsy:
www.etsy.com/.../935-silver-brooch-made-in-israel...

if you want more information, I would suggest you try asking your question on a jewelry site:

www.antiquers.com/.../

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February 10, 20220 found this helpful

Your piece is stamped 925, which means sterling silver. Im not sure if it is MikMoto

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February 10, 20220 found this helpful

Here is the contact form for Mikimoto:
www.mikimotoamerica.com/.../contact
Identifying Mikimoto:
emprades.com.au/.../
howtobuyvintagejewelry.com/mikimoto-jewelry-buying-guide

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www.ebay.com/.../255317624962?hash=item3b721dc882...

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February 20, 20220 found this helpful

Kokichi Mikimoto - was one of the first to create the worlds first cultured Pearl in 1888. This brand has always stood for only the finest quality in jewelry. For professional help and Authorized Retailer contact- www.jrdunn.com/history-of-mikimoto-pearl-jewelry - also to sale/consignment- https://www.therealreal.com- they purchase Mikimoto, you can also check locally at a Fine /vintage jewelry sells.

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