Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1322163 (stock #RM06047)
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$146.00
Here is a sweet spoon by Unger Brothers, signed with their maker’s mark and hallmark, and “COPYRIGHT 1904”. The pattern is called Jonquil. Jonquil is the flower for those born in March, representing happiness and friendship. It measures 4-1/2”, and the bowl of the spoon is just short of 2” across. It has a nice patina, a monogrammed M or W and is in overall very good condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully...
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 : Pre 1910 item #1320365 (stock #RSP12070)
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SOLD
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 : American : Pre 1910 item #1318272 (stock #RP08147)
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$899.00
Here is a lovely gold-in-quartz (also called “gold quartz” and “gold-bearing quartz”) brooch from the Victorian era. Gold-in-quartz is rare and becoming more so! It’s our understanding that it is now found in very few places in the world – possibly only one mine in California. The 14k setting has twisted gold on top of a carved gold oval. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-1/8" and weighs 6.8g. The pin assembly has been replaced. In excellent condition...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1910 item #1318550 (stock #RP08140)
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$545.00
This gorgeous brooch depicts a red poppy in full bloom, with leaves and buds. It was made by the well-known and very collectible Bippart Griscomb & Osborn of Newark, New Jersey. Their maker’s mark is on the back, as well as a 14k stamp. Measuring 1” x 1-1/4”, it has the long pin stem often found on antique pieces. It has a pearl mounted at the top, and another dangling below. Poppies have symbolized sleep, peace, and resurrection...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1318095 (stock #RR04036)
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$1,600.00
This very beautiful ring, with a continuous wheat sheaf pattern (wheat signifies love and charity), most likely comes out of the turn of the last century, according to a jewelry historian. She also said it was probably made using a process called “die rolling.” It is marked “22ct”, “PLATINUM”, and the maker’s mark is “B’s”. Size 5-1/4 plus a little, and it cannot be sized. 5.6 grams. It is in excellent condition, and really just fabulous...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1321095 (stock #RN06100)
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$255.00
Here is a sky-blue enamel pendant with blue enamel dropper. It tests as silver, most likely Sterling. It has two shades of light blue enamel on the front, highlighted by silver flourishes and dots. The dropper is also enameled in shaded hues of blue. The enamel continues on the back in sky blue – so lovely! Excluding the bale, it is 1-1/2” long by just under ¾” across...
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. ...
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. The phot...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1910 item #1320598 (stock #RN04009)
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$2,675.00
Here is a truly lovely garland necklace out of the Edwardian era, with an Art Nouveau design sensibility. It is pictured in Vivienne Becker’s “Art Nouveau Jewelry” on page 185. She describes it as having “festoons of gold chain in the Edwardian manner, set with peridots, and decorated with shaded satin enamel, c. 1900.” It is unmarked, but tests as 14k gold. It centers an oval peridot, has several small pearls, and an accent diamond; also a dropper ending with another oval peridot. (P...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1910 item #1316731 (stock #RM07063)
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$195.00
This beautiful piece is made from emerald-green glass and gold-toned metal. It is unmarked, but we were told it was from England. It’s approximately 5” tall and 2-3/8” across the bottom. The gold-toned lid has cut-outs in the shape of stars. It is in excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description, so please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1329391 (stock #RM08081)
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$60.00
This Masonic-themed spoon is marked STERLING F.A. WHELAN. Both sides of the bowl, the hilt, and the tip are gold washed. It has lots of Masonic symbolism incorporated into the design. The dates on the spoon handle (1732-1799) are the birth and death dates for George Washington, who was a Mason. We were told that the spoon is approximately 100 years old. It measures 4-1/8", and weighs 10.9g. There is a tiny shallow scratch in the metal of the bowl, in the upper right corner of photo number 2, 1/1...
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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them c...
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 : Pre 1920 item #1320688 (stock #RP10187)
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$699.00
This elegant lady is made from 14k gold – there is a partial mark, so we tested it. Her face is framed by a stylized shell motif, and she has flowers and a diamond in her upswept hair, as well as another diamond nestled in her décolletage. This watch pin or brooch is of hollow construction, and weighs 4.7g. It measures 1” x 1-1/4”. The pin stem assembly is original. Her face is a little worn in the high places, and the back has darkened in a couple places. Also on the back there is a scra...
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. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance...