Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1920 item #1320921 (stock #RP08148)
Period Pieces
$325.00
Here is a sweet little pin, measuring 7/8” across. Its leaves are enameled in shades of green, yellow and orange, alternating with leaves set with 3 seed pearls each, and centering another seed pearl. The findings are original, with a neat security clasp. On the clasp is a maker’s mark consisting of an arrow with a circle at the end, probably for Robert Klitz, of New York. No hallmarks, but it tests for 14k gold. Circa 1900...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1320649 (stock #RSP04006)
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$195.00
Irises symbolize faith, hope, wisdom and courage. This stickpin depicts a beautifully detailed iris, centered by a tiny single cut diamond. Unmarked, but tests as 10k gold. It measures 2-1/2" long, the iris is 7/8” x ½”, and it weighs 1.1g. In excellent condition and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1317982 (stock #RN10201)
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$630.00
Here we have a very pretty Charles Horner enameled pendant. It has Horner’s maker’s mark, as well as hallmarks for Chester, 1909-10. The enamel is a lovely mix of green and blue in 3 panels, with a blister pearl mounted at the top and a freshwater pearl dangle. It measures 1-5/8” not including the bale, by 1” at the widest point. The modern sterling chain is 18”...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1900 item #1319008 (stock #RP03004)
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$770.00
This classic brooch, in the style of Lucien Gautrait, features a ribbon and flower motif, with a ring of white enamel in the center. The central pearl is probably original, but the pearl on the dangle may be a replacement (as so many are). It is marked with the French eagle for 18k gold and partial owl marks with “73”, indicating a piece that was imported into France post 1893 and assayed in the town of Rouen...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1910 item #1320153 (stock #RN11212)
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$675.00
Roses have been symbolic of love and remembrance for centuries, as well as passion, purity, and happiness. This necklace of roses is so elegant! Measuring 17-5/8”, the delicate chain is adorned by 3 roses, each with leaves below. They are spaced by beautifully decorated chain links. The rest of the chain consists of a further 12 fancy links included in the chain. Each fancy link measures 7/16”, and each rose is ¾” x 5/8”. It weighs 4.2 g...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1320451 (stock #RM09134)
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$225.00
This eye-catching brush by Gorham Manufacturing Company is meant to look like the top of an old chest, with a strapping and stud motif – very “Steampunk.” The top is monogrammed with a fancy "R". It has the Gorham marks, as well as “1857 C”, “Sterling,” and the scissors mark for 1907. It measures 6” x 1 -3/4" across the top, and is in very good condition. Photo note: the color of the bristles is much more of an ivory...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1910 item #1320994 (stock #RM05021)
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$335.00
Here is a really lovely sash buckle, designed for Tiffany by the famous George Shiebler. It is marked “Tiffany & Co,” the winged S for Shiebler, “Sterling,” and “4758.” It is 3” x 2”, with a slight curve to it, and weighs 42.2g/1.49oz. Decorated with flowers and foliate designs, it’s a beauty. Geo. W. Shiebler & Co. were in business under that name from 1876 until almost 1915. It came in a Tiffany fabric bag, which may be original to the piece. In excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1320365 (stock #RSP12070)
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$149.00
This beauty is probably a mourning piece, with its black enamel flower. It has a tiny central old-cut diamond, and is made from 18k gold. There is a little chipping to the enamel, but it’s still quite lovely. The flower measures 1/2” x 3/4” and the whole thing is 2-1/2” long. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1318175 (stock #RSP12069)
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$205.00
This gorgeous stick pin features an amethyst measuring 7/16” x 5/16", in a rounded-off diamond-shaped setting made from a warm 14k gold (marked and tested). The setting measures 9/16” x ½” and the whole thing is 2-11/16” long. It weighs 2.7g. Circa 1900 and in excellent condition. AMETHYSTS are thought to be spiritual stones, aiding in meditation; also good for curing headaches. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1910 item #1319698
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$330.00
Here is a very pretty starburst pin/necklace, made from 14k gold (marked and tested), seed pearls, and with an old European cut diamond in the center. It has a maker’s mark in the shape of a Maltese cross. Measuring 1-1/8”, it weighs 6g...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1910 item #1318857 (stock #RN08156)
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$759.00
Here is a coral garland necklace consisting of 8 coral drops (Coral was believed to prevent bad luck, and to be an aid to meditation), of graduated lengths and sizes, and a final drop on a draping chain. The three longest drops are on rigid bars. The coral is a lovely deep dark ox-blood red, very hard to capture in photos. The entire chain length is 15-1/4”, and the decorated portion is 4-1/4” x 2-1/8” at the longest point. The chain bears the mark for silver jewels imported into Austro-Hu...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1317424 (stock #RM08110)
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$375.00
Here is an intriguing cigarette case with niello enamel. It has a flower motif on both sides, and a blank space for a monogram on one side. It is marked (and tests as) sterling silver. The piece measures 3-7/8 x 2-15/16”, and weighs in at 4.92 ounces. In excellent condition, though since the elastic is in such good condition, it may be a replacement. We believe this case is pre-1920, but would welcome other opinions. The photos are part of the description, so please examine them carefully. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1320863 (stock #RSP12071)
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$230.00
Pink coral is said to restore harmony to the heart. Simple, classic, and lovely, this stick pin features an oval of pale pink “angel skin” coral, measuring 9/16” x 3/8”. The whole thing is 2-7/8” long. Unmarked, it tests as 14k gold. The setting has a waving edge, and cut outs to reveal the coral along the sides. It weighs 3.0g. The pin is a little bent, otherwise in excellent condition and circa 1910. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1920 item #1320306 (stock #RN10202)
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$1,990.00
Although this jewel is English, it reflects the aesthetics of fin de siècle Russia, with its pink topazes and demantoid garnets. The fairly large topazes are surrounded by swirls of seed-pearl-set gold, and set off by 4 bright green demantoid garnets, 2 of which are set into the fine chains which connect the top section to the bottom; of the other 2, the top one is a modified pear shape, the other oval. It measures 2” long by 1-1/8” across at the widest point, and weighs 5.4g. In overall ex...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1320487 (stock #RR11162)
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$795.00
This elegant and very rare ring weighs in at 11.5 grams or .4 ounces. The top (measuring 5/8” x 5/8”) has a Nouveau motif, and no monogram – ready for your initials. (Finding a signet ring that is both Art Nouveau AND that has never been monogrammed is really unusual!) The top edges and shanks are beautifully carved with Nouveau swirls which are deeply incised. It is unmarked 14k gold, and size 9-1/4. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully and as...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1315664 (stock #RM05020)
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$152.00
This lovely and very old serving spoon could have graced the dining room of any of Miss Austen’s well-to-do characters. It has a berry motif in the gold-washed interior bowl (the wash or gilt is very pale and doesn’t show up in the photos). By its hallmarks (crowned leopard’s head, lion passant, and date letter “N” with “feathers”), it was made in London during 1768-1769. The maker’s mark is a script “BB”. It measures 8-1/2" x 1-3/4", and weighs approximately 56g. Just gorgeo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1910 item #1319454 (stock #RP05038)
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$59.00
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. She has the patina of age, a pin stem assembly which is correct for the turn of the last century,...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1920 item #1317788 (stock #RP12220)
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$680.00
This classy brooch highlights a large amethyst with a row of seed pearls, surrounded by an enameled key pattern. Marked 14k, and signed by the Riker Bros. of Newark, NJ, it measures 1-3/16” x 13/16” and weighs 8.0g. It is in excellent condition, overall, but with a very small ding to the upper left edge, and very tiny pitting in the enamel, which isn’t visible without a loupe. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. ...