Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1306701 (stock #RM10138)
Period Pieces
$330.00
Here is a pretty sterling buckle with a floral motif. The plique is red, 2 different blues, and green. It is signed with a “JK” above another “JK” in a box. It has marks for London, 1886, and a duty mark. Measuring 3-1/8” x 2-1/4", it weighs 32.7g or 1.16 oz. It’s in quite good condition. The plique has a few hairlines and some bubbles, which is common. The red and blue plique is dark, so it’s not very visible in the photo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1307443 (stock #RN05064)
Period Pieces
$375.00
This pretty lavalier 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 enameled in 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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1299894 (stock #RM09134)
Period Pieces
$223.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1304465 (stock #RN13240)
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$205.00
This necklace is such a pleasure to wear! It drapes very nicely around 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 and 1950. The flowers are lotuses (which are a type of water lily). To Buddists, they represent resurrection, purity and enlightenment...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1301682 (stock #RP09158)
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$249.00
Here is a delightful plique a jour stylized moth, most likely German or Austrian in origin. The body has 4 colorless paste stones, and there is an emerald green paste stone in the tail. The plique shades from green to white to peach. 1-1/2” by ¾”, and stamped “800” on the back. It is in excellent antique condition and circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1307848 (stock #RP11194)
Period Pieces
$255.00
Here is a cheerful bow 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 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1305161 (stock #RB09029)
Period Pieces
$849.00
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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1307564 (stock #RN12230)
Period Pieces
$349.00
We love this necklace! It 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, an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1287290 (stock #RN12232)
Period Pieces
$185.00
This sterling silver fancy-link chain from the era of the Titanic (but possibly as late as the Art Deco period – Downton Abbey!), is interesting enough to be worn on its own, or you can could hang a pendant or watch from it. The clasp is stamped “Sterling”. It measures 26”, and the links are ¼” or 4mm wide at the widest point. It weighs 5.6g or 0.19 oz, and is in excellent condition. Please take care in reading this description and looking at the photos, as we are not responsible for ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1300221 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$81.00
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. The back is a bit tarnished, has what looks like little bubbles of meta...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1290677 (stock #RP12215)
Period Pieces
$95.00
Here is a very pretty and graceful brooch depicting a sprig of lily of the valley (which symbolizes “a return to happiness,” and is frequently used in wedding bouquets). It is marked 925, and tests for silver. Because of the way the stones are set, we can’t test them, but we’re pretty certain they are carnelians. 11 marcasites add sparkle to the whole. There is an illegible maker’s mark. It measures 1” x 5/8" and is in excellent condition. From the 1950’s or earlier, we believe. P...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1287514 (stock #RR07099)
Period Pieces
$115.00
This pretty ring comes out of the era when Edwardian styles were sliding into Art Deco. It is marked “925” for sterling silver, and set with a pretty ruby, birthstone for July. Rubies have been called “the queen of stones and the stone of kings.” The ring has the mellow patina of age, and is size 6. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289884 (stock #RP13225)
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SOLD
This striking pin is composed of 2 beautifully engraved silver circles intertwined with an oval, and set with ovals of agate of various colors. Agates have been used in jewelry going back into antiquity. They were thought to ward off storms and headaches, attract strength, and to affect dreaming. Queen Victoria became enamored of Scotland during her reign, so everything Scottish became popular during that period (except, perhaps, haggis!), especially post 1848 when she bought Balmoral Castle. Un...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1288977 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
$155.00
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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1292616 (stock #RP07121)
Period Pieces
$149.00
This lovely navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts era measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a leaf and berry design, centered by a pretty deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. Please take care in reading this description and looking at the photos, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1296183 (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. The chain bears the mark for silver jewels imported into Austro-Hu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1301907 (stock #RN06089)
Period Pieces
$136.00
This intriguing locket has a saint, probably St. Peter, holding a key (to the church? To heaven?), and with a bird – a dove? - in the background) on one side, and a photograph of an ecclesiastical-looking person on the other. It contains a touched relic (a bit of ribbon which has been touched to a saint’s bone or something worn by a saint), a tiny metal medal with Mary on one side, saying "Mary conceived without sin” and more Christian imagery on the other, and a wisp of cotton. Wouldn’t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1303519 (stock #RP05071)
Period Pieces
$98.00
This lovely navette-shaped pin or brooch from the Arts & Crafts era measures 2-1/4 x 3/8”. It has a leaf and berries design, centered by a blister pearl of an intriguing shape. It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. We have not cleaned it, so it has a nice patina and a little bit of tarnish. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling &...