Here is a very pretty brooch from the Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau era. It features an oval purple cabochon, possibly glass, centered between two hammered leaves (very A&C), all on a very Art Nouveau framework. Marked “DEPOS” (probably meant to say “DEPOSE”, i.e., patented), it is most likely from Germany. There are two illegible marks, one on the C-clasp, and one on the back. It tests as silver, measures 1-3/4” x 3/4", and weighs 4.4 g...
Chinese silver lucky characters bracelet, " long life", " happiness" , " JoY".
size: 9.5" x 0.75"
A Gorgeous Antique Art Nouveau - Modernist Australian Opal Ring, Vintage Silver. The center of this beautiful antique ring holds a genuine Australian opal, measuring about 10 x 14mm oval. The opal shows an array of natural colors when in the light. The opal has natural matrix at the surface giving the stone a natural look that goes along with the feeling of the setting. The setting is composed of sterling silver with lovely Art Nouveau - Modernist detailing inspired by nature...
Estate brooch guilded silver Bohemian garnet star.
Condition: excellent condition
Period: ca. 1910
Material: Guilded silver
Precious stones: 121 garnets
Hallmarks: Illegible remains
Dimensions: approximate diameter 3,45 cm (1,36 inch)
Weight: 5,90 gram
Here is a colorful butterfly realized in plique a jour enamel, silver, and paste stones. Measuring 1-5/8” x 7/8”, and weighing in at 5.6 g, it is just lovely! The butterfly wings are in hues of blue, green, and pink, and it has 2 red stones for eyes. It is set with 20 colorless paste stones, 19 of which have darkened over time. The central stone is much brighter, so it may be a replacement. There are some hairline cracks in the plique enamel, as is typical, also some black spots...
A Wonderful Vintage Art Nouveau Woman Fairy Brooch Pin Sterling Silver. This estate piece is composed of sterling silver and measures about 2 7/8 inches wide by about 1 5/8 inches long. The detailing in the design is gorgeous. Marked 925 on the reverse for sterling silver. In lovely vintage condition.
A Wonderful Antique Victorian Emerald Ring. This beautiful antique ring holds three genuine faceted emeralds. The ring setting is Victorian - Art Nouveau in its design and is composed of sterling silver. Overall the ring measures about 5/8 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 7 (could be resized by your jeweler or ask me about using mine before shipping).
A Gorgeous Vintage Art Nouveau Australian Opal Pendant Necklace Victorian Estate. This wonderful estate necklace holds a genuine solid Australian opal gemstone at center measuring about 10 x 14mm. The opal shows natural colors in the light. The setting is composed of sterling silver with a patina acquired over the years. The setting is done in the Art Nouveau - Victorian style. Overall the pendant measures about 1 3/16 inches long with bail by about 9/16 inch wide...
Here is a lovely lady with lotuses or water lilies in her hair. Lotuses, a variety of water lily, have symbolized purity, enlightenment, and resurrection. This lady is remarkably similar to a piece made by the Unger Bros., but marked only STERLING – and the stamp is reversed! We believe her to be a copy, but still made around 1900 – this seemed to have happened fairly frequently back in the day...
A classic Pforzheim school silver Jugendstil brooch decorated with plique-a-jour enamels, moldavite and seed pearls. The translucent enamels have the velvety texture and very subtle coloring typical of many Pforzheim jewels of the period. The reverse is marked "Depose 900" and has the maker's mark for Karl Hermann (Hermann & Speck), one of the leading German Art Nouveau jewelers.
Origin: Germany, ca. 1900. Condition: very good, some light crazing to enamel, but no unstable or missing pieces...
Rare Piel Freres Art Nouveau Silver, Gold and Glass Buckle Peacock
Eye of Feather
This is silver, hand cut, engraved buckle, set with a glass cabochon, and enamel...
This buckle is so perfectly Art Nouveau and so perfectly William B. Kerr. It is 5 1/4" wide and 1 5/8" high and bears these markings: PATENTED JUNE 25, 1901; STERLING; 1564; and the fasces [maker's mark for Kerr]. It is in excellent condition, and the patina of age has been left undisturbed. Circa 1900.
A Wonderful Vintage Etruscan Revival Moonstone Ring Georgian Victorian Style. This beautiful estate ring holds a luminous moonstone gemstone at center measuring about 8 x 11mm oval. The setting is done in an Etruscan Revival style, popular during the Georgian and Victorian Eras, composed of sterling silver. Overall the ring measures about 13/16 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side...
This sassy Art Nouveau sprite pin is sterling silver repousse. The maker's mark is for La Pierre, a firm founded in 1885 in New York. Look at the impeccable detail in the face and wings! The pin is 1 1/8" X 1 1/4". Circa 1900.
A Stunning Pair of Vintage Art Nouveau - Art Deco Style Enameled Earrings with Pearls is Sterling Silver. These gorgeous estate earrings are composed of polychrome enamel upon sterling silver set with pearl drops. The earrings are done in an Art Nouveau - Art Deco style. Each earring measures about 1 3/4 inches long by about 1 1/4 inches wide. These earrings were acquired through an estate collection and are in lovely vintage condition.
Beautifully engraved heavy Sterling Silver Scent Bottle with original stopper. Just lovely.
Signed “S.M. & Co.” corresponding to Sampson Mordan & Co. Also marked with hallmarks for Sterling, City of London and letter P corresponding to year 1890.
Very good vintage condition. Ding to lid. Engraved with initials “L.P."
1” diameter by 3” tall
A Gorgeous Pair of Vintage Art Nouveau Enameled Earrings Water Lily in Antique Gold Gilt upon Sterling Silver. These beautiful estate earrings are composed of antique gold gilt upon sterling silver with polychrome enamel. The earrings feature water lily leaves in an Art Nouveau style. The earrings have post backings for pierced ears. Each earring measures about 1 1/8 inches long by about 5/8 inch wide from side to side...
Plique a jour, that unusual, difficult, and beautiful enameling technique that gives a stained glass effect, dates from the 15th century. It was used by Cellini, then revived in the late 1800s in France. This plique a jour pendant is centered with an oval opal and accented with eight colorless brilliants and a fresh water pearl dropper. The translucent enamel is an unusual and lovely blue in color. The metal is 900 silver, suggesting that the piece is most likely German or Austrian in origin. Ci...