Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1251467 (stock #RN13240)
Period Pieces
$205.00
This sweet lily pad necklace is a pleasure to wear! It drapes very nicely at base of the neck, measuring 15-1/2” long, with a maximum of ½” in width. It is marked "DANECRAFT STERLING RFG US PAT OFF" and weighs 36.8g or 1.29 oz. In excellent condition, and we believe it was made between 1940 - 1950. The flowers are sometimes mistaken for lotuses, which is no surprise – they are related...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1258569 (stock #RE12033)
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$130.00
Here is a pair of earrings which we had made over from a single cuff link, made c. 1920. Recycling/upcycling at its best! My jeweler came up with an ingenious way of creating these earrings – please see the photos. The backing of each (old) peacock glass setting is marked STERLING, and the (new) ear wires are sterling as well. Each cab measures 9/16” x 5/16", and the earrings hang a total of 1-1/2” each...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1258042 (stock #90)
Period Pieces
$62.00
Here is a sweet bracelet composed of 6 hearts made of clear stones – probably rock crystal – set in silver. The clasp is marked 925 for sterling. It’s 7-1/2” long, and very wearable. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1940 item #1262194 (stock #RP12214)
Period Pieces
$113.00
This graceful pin depicts a sprig of lily of the valley, which symbolizes “a return to happiness,” and is frequently used in wedding bouquets. It is stamped Sterling, measures 2-1/16” x 1-1/4" and weighs 7.5g or .26oz. All the stones are present. They appear to bead set, but there might be some glue involved. It is in excellent condition. Art Deco? Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1252507 (stock #RB09029)
Period Pieces
$865.00
This wonderful bracelet is 7” long and 3/8” wide at the widest points, with 5 enameled panels which shade from dark green to pale green to magenta and back again. In between each panel is a round blister pearl. Each connecting link has a hard-to-read mark, probably a lion, also the marks for Birmingham, 1909. The maker’s mark is “S&E” for Schaverien & Eastmead. It has the original safety chain...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1258948 (stock #RP06077)
Period Pieces
$175.00
This striking brooch is just lovely! It has flowers – poppies? – with curved flowing lines, mounted on a mother-of-pearl oval. Poppies have symbolized sleep (hello, Dorothy!), rest, and eternal life. The flower is silver plate, and is worn in places (I find that the worn places actually serve as highlights). The mother of pearl is convex. It measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/8”. The pin assembly is mounted on a base metal plaque, and is of the old style. It rattles a little, but is firmly in place...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1256233 (stock #RN05064)
Period Pieces
$375.00
This pendant is enameled in two shades of blue, with a pearl dangle. The front is composed of 3 panels of enamel. The outer ones are in the shape of sweet stylized hearts, in dark blue. The center is a lighter color, and the back is a lovely sky blue. Overall it is in very good condition, though the enamel on the back shows a small amount of wear on the high points. It measures 2” from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pearl. Unmarked. C. 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1244901 (stock #RP12222)
Period Pieces
$85.00
Marked and tested as sterling silver, this pretty pin has 5 paste stones. Measuring 1-3/4” x 1/2" and weighing 4.4 g, it has an old pin assembly. From the early 1900s, it is in excellent condition. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1243837 (stock #RN08156)
Period Pieces
$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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1254519 (stock #RM10138)
Period Pieces
$333.00
Here is a pretty sterling buckle with a floral motif...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1264286 (stock #RM07061)
Period Pieces
$235.00
The mix of metals makes this sash buckle quite unusual in my experience. 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 or overlay. 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. Circ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1257103 (stock #RN12230)
Period Pieces
$280.00
This striking necklace features a central (tested) silver panel with a big labradorite cab, ¾” x 9/16”. The whole panel with dangles measures 13/16” x 1-7/8”. The dangles are set with more labradorite cabs on chains. The wearable length is 24”, and there are 20” worth of labradorite beads, many having the distinctive blue flash for which that stone is known. The clasp has a very pretty flower and leaf design, and it’s stamped 925 on the back. The beads are on knotted string, and t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1262830
Period Pieces
$249.00
This is so sparkly and pretty! Jane Austen, or one of her characters such as Lizzie Bennet could have worn this. Made from silver (tested), with a base metal pin stem, and set with paste stones, it is in the form of a graceful lyre surmounted by a crescent moon. Lyres come out of ancient Greece, and were said to represent the underlying harmony of the universe (wow!). Crescent moons have represented the feminine principle and intuitive, psychic energy. It measures 2-3/16” x ¾”, with a very...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1256384 (stock #116)
Period Pieces
$75.00
Here is a nicely realized pin showing a pheasant sitting amongst flowers and ferns. Pretty! It has a loop so it can also be worn as a necklace. Measuring 2-1/8” x 1", and weighing 7.8g or .28oz., it is in excellent condition. It is stamped “sterling” and has unknown makers marks. Circa 1950s. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1245398 (stock #RM09134)
Period Pieces
$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. 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. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insuranc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1261786 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
$147.00
Joan is one of the patron saints of France, and patron of soldiers. This is an intricate design by Edmond-Henri Becker, well-known French medalist. The front of this piece shows Joan of Arc in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “1429” and “Jehanne d’Arc”. The back shows a banner with a saint (or possibly the Madonna and Child – hard to tell) with two people praying. Also shown are a spear, the pommel of a swo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1256816 (stock #RP11194)
Period Pieces
$255.00
Here is a cheerful bow pin or brooch, made from blue and turquoise plique a jour with twisted wire work running through it. The colors in the photographs may be deceptive, depending on your computer monitor. The enamel over the wire spirals is turquoise, and the rest is a medium blue. Measuring 1-1/4” x 7/8", it weighs .11 oz or 3.1g. On the back it is marked with “800”, and an illegible (maker’s?) mark; we believe it is Italian. The silver on the front has a gold wash. The plique has s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1266180 (stock #RP12204)
Period Pieces
$136.00
This sweet, heavily engraved pin is from the estate of Helen Aman, who escaped from the Bolshevik Revolution to (eventually) settle in California. It was one of her childhood jewels. It consists of a bell (with a clapper – but it doesn’t actually chime) dangling from an angled bar. Marked 84 for 875 silver, it also has a partial city mark, probably for Moscow. It measures 1-3/8” x 7/8", and is in excellent antique condition, with a nice patina. Please read this description and look at th...