This splendid Egyptian Revival locket is made of 14 k gold. The front shows a repousse sphinx surrounded by Egyptian motifs--pyramid, uraeus, and lotus blossoms. The inside contains one of the rings to hold a photograph--the other is missing. The discovery of King Tut's tomb spurred a wealth of Egyptian design in the arts during the 1920s. The locket is 1" in diameter. [Note: dark spot at center bottom of the back is a reflection, not a damaged spot on the locket.]
This beautiful bracelet is made of 800 silver set with amethysts, garnets, and seed pearls. It has all of the amazingly ornate design typical of Austro-Hungarian pieces. It has a maker's mark of KT B as well as the dog's head and 3 marks that show that it is 800 silver. This mark also indicates that it was made between 1937 and 1966. It is 7" long.
This charming Art Nouveau enamel flower pin is made of 14 k gold and signed for the Krementz company, a well-known maker of early 20th century Art Nouveau jewelry. It is 1" by 5/8" inch and is centered with an enamel-petaled sunflower.
This charming Art Nouveau stickpin is 10 k gold and a red stone which I think is glass. The head is 1/2" and overall length of the stickpin is 2 1/2". A clutch will be supplied with the pin.
These lovely oval cuff links are made of 14 k gold. The ovals bear the Chinese characters for, I am told, health and long life. Each pair is linked by a bamboo-shaped bar. The ovals are 3/4" X 1/2".
This watch chain of 1/2" patterned bars connected by triple links is silver plate and is 12" long. Circa 1925. Illegible maker's mark.
Here is an elegant French Art Nouveau locket. The smooth center, which could be engraved with your initials, is surrounded by a wreath of green and yellow gold flowers and leaves. The catch and hinge work perfectly. 1" diameter. Circa 1900.
This elegant diamond and platinum necklace dates from ~1930 but embodies all of the lacy design of Edwardian times. It is articulated to move with the wearer and return maximum sparkle from the platinum-set diamonds. ETDW = ~1.8 carats.
What a beautiful kitty! This 12 k gold repousse watch pin is a tiger's head. The eyes are faceted red glass and he holds an unidentified colorless stone in his mouth. 1" x 1". Circa 1900.
Good things come in small packages! This Art Nouveau necklace packs a lot of pretty into a 7/8 X 7/8" pendant on a 20" chain. It is made of 12 k gold and has a peridot dropper along with two fresh water pearl droppers. Three seed pearls ornament the top. Circa 1910.
Three beetles were set in 14 k gold during the Victorian period. In the 1920s, they were attached to a 9 ct white gold bar pin. The pin is ~ 2" long and is really lovely.
Amazingly Victorian! They had very different feelings about life, death, and nature in those days; the Victorians used many real birds, animals, and insects in their jewelry. These earrings are beetles mounted in gold! There were two species of beetles from Brazil that were subjected to a special drying process before being mounted in jewelry. These beetles were mounted in 14 k gold mountings in the late 1800s. The 9 ct gold earring clips were added in the 1920-30 era...