This magnificent handcrafted Art Nouveau figural brass letter opener is the nicest one I have seen, with intricate detailed "Spirit of Life" maiden wearing a flowing, draped gown, one arm resting on back of head, the other catching her windswept gown, standing on a base of sinewy bark surrounded by clover, circa 1890's, very heavy. Measurements: 10 in. high. Condition is near perfect.
In the tradition of the Victorian taste for taxidermy and the macabre, this unusual brass page turner is in the form of a chicken foot holding a feather, beautifully detailed and in perfect condition., circa 1890. Measures 9 3/8 in high. This is a wonderful desk accessory.
Desk decorating? Can't duplicate this original Victorian set of large nickel plated newspaper cutting scissors and letter opener with matching sheath in the style of WMF, circa 1900, the handles and sheath of beautifully cast with Art Nouveau style; blades are steel-cut and marked "Schnefel Bros, Germany;" condition: sheath case and handles in excellent condition, some minor nicks; measurement:, 11 3/4 inches in sheath. Letter opener- 8 3/8 in high.
Jade, ancient symbol of perfection, power and immortality is the STONE of the season. A classic 14K yellow gold and Jade man's ring, circa 1940, size 10, easily re-sized, stamped 14K and monogrammed in script LBC to CY. The jade cabochon has a nice translucency and measures 12 x 15mm; total weight of 6.2 grams. Condition is excellent.
This is a classic pair of 12K gold filled oval shaped toggle back cufflinks with centered rhinestone encased in an onyx oval, circa 1940, marked LARTER, QUALITY, 1/20 12K GF, American; Measurements: 3/4 in long x 5/8 in wide; Condition is very good, repair to back.
This is a classic pair of Edwardian oval shaped 12K gold filled cufflinks with toggle backs, having a raised diagonal stripe design under an applied oval, perfect for a monogram, marked on back 1/20 12K GF, unidentified maker's mark and PAT. PEND, circa early 20th century; Measures 11/16 long x 9/16 wide. Condition is excellent.
This is a handsome pair of Art Deco rectangular shaped agate cufflinks, subtly veined and richly colored in shades of red and moss green, 10K gold filled toggle backs marked PAT.PENDING. Measurements: 7/8 in high x 3/4 in wide. Condition of stones is excellent; original glue on backs visible.
We love the organic beauty of these Art Nouveau period biomorphic form cufflinks. The camera does not reflect the transluscent light of the slightly mysterious looking natural nuggets of smoky quartz. The gold filled toggle backs are stamped PAT. 29920363. Measurements: 5/8in long x 1/2 in wide approximately. Condition of stones is perfect, minor wear to plate.
This is a classic pair of Edwardian 10K oval shape monogrammed bean back cufflinks. The cufflinks are yellow gold with a T monogram engraved in Victorian script in rose gold, unmarked but tests 10K, early 20th century; Wt: 4.6 g: Measurements: 5/8 in long x 1/2 in wide. Condition is excellent.