Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293700 (stock #RP12204)
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$140.00
This 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1281828 (stock #RN12230)
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$280.00
Here is a striking necklace featuring 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1280021 (stock #RN11222)
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$480.00
This striking Jugendstil or Arts & Crafts pendant is enameled in white and purple. Made from 900 silver (sterling is 925), and centered by a lovely oval amethyst which is flanked above and below by tiny seed pearls. There is a pearl dangle (which I added, as the original was missing) below an arc of textured metal. It measures 1-1/2” x 7/8” and weighs 4.7g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1267990 (stock #RN13249)
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$82.00
Here is a very detailed bat, wings spread wide, ready to look for dinner. In China, bats are a symbol of good luck. To Native Americans, they are symbolic of intuition, journeying, and rebirth. And then of course there’s that whole vampire thing. This bat is stamped 925 for sterling silver. It measures 2” x 1-1/8”. The 24” chain is marked 925 Italy. Together they weigh 17.8g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1289494 (stock #RP12214)
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$115.00
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 #1281725 (stock #RN05064)
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$375.00
This pendant is enameled in two shades of blue, with a pearl dangle. The front is composed of 3 panels of enamel, and 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 : Pre 1950 item #1279467 (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 sometimes mistaken for lotuses, which is no surprise, as they are related. To Buddists, they represent resurrection, purity and enlightenment...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1287290 (stock #RN12232)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292697 (stock #RM05019)
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$149.00
Weird but wonderful, and SO Victorian! Here is a grooming chatelaine from the 1800s. It has a Chinese fish motif at the top, and dangling from that are 3 implements, a tweezers, an ear-cleaning device, and a third implement for cleaning nails. (We just saw a similar chatelaine on eBay that was advertised as a device for opium users.) It tests positive for silver, but is unmarked and with a patina consistent with age. It is lacking a belt hook, but is in excellent antique condition. The whole thi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1278855 (stock #RP05071)
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$98.00
This lovely item is a navette-shaped pin or brooch from the Arts & Crafts era. It 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! Shippi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1285508 (stock #RP05072)
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$113.00
Here is a brooch with an ancient Celtic design – two birds with enameled wings, bodies and eyes, with interlaced 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. Probably a more recent casting of an older piece, and very pretty. Please read this description and look at the photos very...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1270142 (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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1294923 (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”. The enamel is in perfect condition, but there is a tiny chip to the blister pearl, which doesn’t even show up in the enla...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1281059 (stock #RM10145)
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$59.00
Here is a very pretty little perfume bottle with a partial mark for Sterling (and tests as such), and another partial mark “…AXCO” for Taxco. It measures 2” x 1-1/3”, and 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 : Pre 1960 item #1281328 (stock #116)
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$75.00
Here is a nicely detailed 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 1920 item #1276742 (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. There are two tiny areas of enamel damage on the back, and a few areas that could use some cleaning, but otherwise it is ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1288239 (stock #RN09175)
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$335.00
This unusual sterling silver and enamel pendant comes out of the Arts & Crafts movement, spearheaded by John Ruskin and William Morris, et al. The enamel colors are associated with the women’s suffrage movement in the UK: green (Give), white (Women the), and (Vote) violet – or at least, that’s the story! The free-standing wire work (so interesting!) interlaces around the body of the piece, and holds the oval of mother of pearl in place. Another unusual aspect is the use of brown enamel. Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1281220 (stock #48)
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$222.00
Here is a gorgeous sterling locket, covered with flowers. It’s on a black ribbon, but of course could be put on a chain. Measuring 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” excluding the bale, it weighs 16.8g or .60oz. 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.