Measurements: The largest piece (lady with baby) 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
All pieces show slight surface scuffing consistent with Victorian paper; please see the photo enlargement.
Colors bright and unfaded. Excellent detail.
Great examples of the intense Victorian interest in plants and gardens and sea shells.
3" x 3"
The patent for this particular face mask was issued to the owner of Elzac, Elliot Handler, in 1943.
The brooch is in very good condition - no chips or cracks to the lucite "bonnet," and the copper with original age patina. The mark seen to the left of the copper mask is a bit of tape residue which I neglected to remove. I guarantee that the brooch will arrive in perfect condition - minus the tape residue.
2.25" interior diameter x 2.75" exterior diameter x 1.25" widest points.
Purchased in the early 1950's in South Africa.
Skillfully carved with fine detail and delicate imagery. Warm ivory color which will turn more "buttery" with age.
Carved from pre ban elephant ivory, showing two 3/4 profiles of identical female figures with "corn row" style hair.
Ivory striations clearly visible.
Very fine condition - without cracks, chips, or hairlines.
1.75" from the gold post to the bottom of the earring.
All hand carved (front and back are identical) in a pattern of stylized long leaves.
Lovely brown/black color.
Lightweight even though long. Comfortable to wear all day.
English c.1880's. Very Victorian.
Bog oak is one of the more unusual substances used to create the black and brown Victorian "mourning" jewelry. Other Victorian jewelry was made from jet, gutta percha, coal, black glass and so on.
Measurements: 3.5" x 1.5" with 1/4" dome
In very good condition with no loss to paint or surface scratches.
Pin finding is original two part with safety closure.
Rich honey color "butterscotch" bakelite. Deeply carved "apple juice" center.
Dating to the 1940's.
Measurements: 1" x 3/4" x 1/2" (front to back)
Tested bakelite heart shaped perfume bottle with a chain to allow the heart to be worn as a pendant.
Cap is easily opened and closed on a threaded stem.
The round central decoration on the front of the heart appears to be mother of pearl, but may be plastic. I am not sure. The back of the heart is undecorated and flat.
Dating to the 1940's-1950's.
No damages or repairs
Measurements: 5" long x 1/8" at the widest point of the needle x 1 1/2" long chains x 3/4" diameter "love token."
Pin back marked "sterling" with a very blurry mark which appears to be a lion rampant.
The brooch components are a needle with a silver love token showing the symbol of the English Broderers (Embroidery) Guild and initials on the reverse.
The disc referred to as a "love token" was traditionally created from a silver coin, polished smooth and decorated with personal designs....
Measurements: 3 3/4" tall x 1 7/8" base diameter x 2 1/4" largest diameter with a 1 3/4" stopper
A lovely, diminutive perfume or cologne bottle in the hobnail pattern.
The ground glass stopper fits snugly so that the bottle is totally usable.
No chips, cracks, sick glass or other damages...
BELT: total length 29 1/2" x 1 7/8" wide
SILVER MEDALLIONS: round: 2 1/2" diameter; rectangular: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
This belt was purchased from an estate whose owner traveled extensively in the 1950's - 1970's, during which time she purchased a number of Navajo pieces.
The 11 medallions on the belt are of sand cast silver (tested and guaranteed) centered with round cabochons of turquoise colored glass...
1 1/2" x 1" with 31 brilliant cut diamonds. Total WEIGHT with stones: 6.5 grams. Total CARAT weight: 1/2 carat +
This type of brooch is also referred to as a "pearl enhancer" because of the special fitting which allows the enhancer/brooch to attach seamlessly to 5-7mm pearls (or any smooth 5-7mm bead). When not used as an enhancer, it may be worn as an elegant brooch/pin. Pin finding has a traditional safety clasp.
The diamonds are all guaranteed as genuine...
3" x 2 1/4" with a 3/4" brass, screw top cylinder (1/8" diameter)
This is the first time I have come across a brooch/pin like this (although someone else may have seen many). The metal is pot metal or "base" metal which is (cold paint) enameled in a variety of floral colors: red, pink, blue, yellow and green with multi colored high lights. Each flower is centered with a rhinestone in a full, closed back bezel...