Jacques Cartier was one of the first European jewelers to travel to India and to acquire antique emerald, ruby and sapphire beads from the maharajahs. These stones were re-set in Cartier's Paris workrooms. One of the most important commissions using carved Mughal beads was a brooch for Marjorie Merriweather Post. That brooch features emeralds carved in the same shape as those in these cufflinks.
Origin: France, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, all original. Dimensions: faces, approximately 7/16" diameter. Condition: excellent; emeralds have surface wear consistent with 300-400 years of use as jewelry. Weight: 8.6 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .24 carat; emerald, 25.75 carats.
Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent. Size: 10" long. Weight: 29.9 grams.
Origin: America, ca. 1960. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 3-5/16" tall. Weight: 55.9 grams.
Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: very good, very minor plating wear as is typical of Napier pieces. Dimensions: 2" diameter.
Origin: America, 1934-41. Condition: excellent, normal surface wear consistent with age and use, no plating damage. Size: 6-1/4" diameter, excluding handle.
Origin: Europe, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, dark patina throughout with the exception of a back corner that has been polished to reveal the underlying original bronze coloring; lock turns but does not latch. Dimensions: 6" x 3-5/8" x 3-1/8".
Origin: America, ca. 1934. Condition: recipe cards have water staining; the pour cap has a 1/4" split and the lid has a 1/4" ding; the bottom edge of the glass has a 5/8" flake that can be quite successfully hidden under the chrome recipe holder. Size: 11" tall.
Origin: America, ca. 2003. Condition: excellent, sharp detail; remnants of original lacquering on interior. Size: 2-1/16” wide. Weight: 80.8 grams.
Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Size: 7/8" diameter. Weight: 5.1 grams. Approximate Diamond Weight: .15 carat.
Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Size: faces, 3/4" diameter. Weight: 13.8 grams.
Origin: America,ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 1-7/8" tall. Weight: 41.0 grams.
Origin: England, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, extremely minor wear to plating. Size: 3-7/16" tall; 2-3/4" toe to heel.