Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1357148 (stock #AN10-648)
Period Pieces
$595.00
Plique a jour, that unusual, difficult, and beautiful enameling technique that gives a stained glass effect, dates from the 15th century. It was used by Cellini, then revived in the late 1800s in France. This plique a jour pendant is centered with an oval opal and accented with eight colorless brilliants and a fresh water pearl dropper. The translucent enamel is an unusual and lovely blue in color. The metal is 900 silver, suggesting that the piece is most likely German or Austrian in origin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1354405 (stock #RP05072)
Period Pieces
$185.00
Here is a brooch with an ancient Celtic design – two birds with enameled wings, bodies and eyes, with interlaced (also called “entrelac”) silver above and below. The enamel is in green, blue, white, and red. It is marked 925 for sterling silver, and has several other marks which are illegible. 1-1/2” X 1-1/4”. There are a couple places where the enamel isn’t perfect – please see photos...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1350069 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$99.00
This delightful portrait in silver, of a wind-swept person in a cloak and hood, is very detailed and just lovely. We think it’s a boy (unusual!), as the hair seems to be quite short under the hood. The hood itself looks like a cap made from a flower, as seen on fairies in Victorian children’s books. It measures 1-1/8” wide, is hollow, and is marked “STERLING TOP GERMAN SILVER BACK”. German silver is a white metal...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1353223 (stock #AC8-608)
Period Pieces
$395.00
Fanciful? Unusual? Quirky? Absolutely! This beautiful pair of scarab cuff links is also, should you believe, a protective amulet (according to ancient Egyptian lore). These are sterling silver and bear the maker's mark of Unger Bros, a well-known turn-of-the-century American jewelry maker. Each beetle or scarab is 1/2" by 13/16". Circa 1900-1905.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1357211 (stock #AN10-652)
Period Pieces
$475.00
A graceful garland of moonstone cabochons set in sterling silver makes a necklace to wear with pleasure. The chains connecting the stones are low-grade silver. This is a turn-of-the-century piece and is 15" long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1358040 (stock #RM07061)
Period Pieces
$295.00
Swirling flowers and a bud highlight this mixed-metal sash buckle. The silver plate shows some wear - yellow metal shows through at some of the high points. We believe the gold to be about 9kt, and it’s also a plating of some type. The buckle measures 3 x 2-1/2" and weighs in at 47.5 grams. Unmarked. In overall very good condition, except for the few worn spots already mentioned; the gold might be a little worn in a few places too – it’s difficult to tell because of the texturing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1356796 (stock #AP4-117)
Period Pieces
$275.00
This sassy Art Nouveau sprite pin is sterling silver repousse. The maker's mark is for La Pierre, a firm founded in 1885 in New York. Look at the impeccable detail in the face and wings! The pin is 1 1/8" X 1 1/4". Circa 1900.