Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1275841 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$81.00
This charming 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 kind of base metal...
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 : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1258569 (stock #RE12033)
Period Pieces
$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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1254519 (stock #RM10138)
Period Pieces
$333.00
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, both of which are typical. The red and blue plique is dark, so it’s not very visible in the photo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1266485 (stock #RM08110)
Period Pieces
$440.00
Here is an intriguing cigarette case with niello enamel. It has a flower motif on both sides, and a blank space for a monogram on one side. It is marked (and tests as) sterling silver. The piece measures 3-7/8 x 2-15/16”, and weighs in at 4.92 ounces. In excellent condition, though since the elastic is in such good condition, it may be a replacement. We believe this case is pre-1920, but would welcome other opinions...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1262650 (stock #RP13225)
Period Pieces
$220.00
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 against 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1272749 (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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1252764 (stock #RP12210)
Period Pieces
$785.00
Here is a sweet and colorful butterfly realized in plique a jour enamel, silver, and paste stones. Measuring 1-5/8” x 7/8”, and weighing in at 5.6 g, it is just lovely! The butterfly wings are in hues of blue, green, and pink, and it has 2 red stones for eyes. It is set with 20 colorless paste stones, 19 of which have darkened over time. The central stone is much brighter, so it may be a replacement. There are some hairline cracks in the plique enamel, as is typical, also some black spots...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1255951 (stock #48)
Period Pieces
$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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1261556 (stock #RP07114)
Period Pieces
$210.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”) wheel in the background, and a flower in the foreground. Her clothing looks very Renaissance to us. Marked “SILVER” on the C-clasp, with an illegible maker’s mark, the metal tests 90-100% silver, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1263300 (stock #RP12215)
Period Pieces
$91.00
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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1257666 (stock #RP09173)
Period Pieces
$259.00
We love this pin! The colors are so pretty, and the leafy design is so very Arts & Crafts. It consists of a leaf and berry motif, highlighted by a central cushion-cut chalcedony cab (thought to bring good luck, with a circular aventurine cab on either side. Measuring 1-3/4” x 3/8", it is unmarked but tests as silver. It is in excellent condition, although the pin is a litte bent. The pin stem assembly may be a replacement, but if so, it’s quite an old repair. Circa 1900. Please read this des...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1276009 (stock #RM05021)
Period Pieces
$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. Please...
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...
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 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. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buye...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1267790 (stock #RN10201)
Period Pieces
$652.00
Here we have a very pretty Charles Horner enameled pendant. It sports the Horner signature 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. It is on a modern 18” sterling chain. The enamel is in perfect condition, but there is a tiny chip to the blister pearl, which doesn’t even show up in the enl...