Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1277295 (stock #RN06089)
Period Pieces
$136.00
This intriguing jewel 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 the bone or something worn by a saint), a tiny base metal medal with Mary on one side, saying "Mary conceived without sin” and more Christian imagery on the other, and a wisp of cotton...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1277088 (stock #RSP08046)
Period Pieces
$135.00
This handsome fellow is either a moose or an elk – we can’t tell the difference! His head measures 5/8 x 11/16". The gold tests at 14k. His red eye is too small to identify, so assume glass. There are marks, but I can’t read them. It weighs 1.4g or 0.05oz. and is in excellent condition. Circa 1900. 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 1930 item #1283575 (stock #RE12033A)
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1262356 (stock #RSP09057)
Period Pieces
$125.00
So much symbolism in this pretty jewel! It depicts a crescent moon – symbol of the female principal, intuition and new beginnings; an arrow – symbol of Sagittarius, swiftness (think of Katniss Everdeen), and sexual attraction (Cupid’s bow); and a 5-pointed star, symbolic of so many things I don’t even want to start! It is set with 11 turquoises (birthstone for December, believed to be good for healing, focus, etc.) and one seed pearl. It tests as 14k gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1285297 (stock #RSP06025)
Period Pieces
$121.00
The beetle is in very good condition (though the pin is slightly bent), and is set in unmarked but tested 14k rose gold. The beetle itself is 9/16” x 7/16” at the widest point, and is held firmly in place by 4 prongs. The whole thing is 2-3/4” long. The Victorians loved to use all kinds of organic things in their jewelry, including real beetles. This particular type seems to have been a favorite. They are very collectible! We have been told they are late Victorian, so probably Circa 1880...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1266739 (stock #RM05033)
Period Pieces
$120.00
Here is a Victorian book chain, 17” long, with two spring rings. Men: use it for your pocket watch, in true Victorian style! Ladies, you can do the same, or use it for a locket or charm or whatever you like! Each link, which looks like a little book – hence the name - has a pattern stamped or carved into it. Some links show some wear consistent with age...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1900 item #1280019 (stock #RC12062)
Period Pieces
$119.00
Here is a nice micromosaic brooch, possibly from Italy – in the 1800s the Italians were making these pieces for the tourist trade. This one is made of red, blue, and white tesserae, and none of them are missing, which is unusual. The setting is brass, we believe, and the whole thing is 2-5/8” x 7/16". It is signed “FAP” on the back. It’s a bit dirty, and there seems to be a break in the twisted metal decoration around the edge, but it’s barely visible without magnification...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280512 (stock #RN04019)
Period Pieces
$119.00
This is a classic Victorian pin/necklace in a pinwheel design, with 9 lovely bright dark purple garnet and glass doublets, and lots of seed pearls. It has both a pin stem assembly for use as a brooch, and a ring for a chain. Hallmarked 10k on the clasp. There is a small break in the gold framework, which doesn’t endanger the piece at all, and isn’t noticeable without magnification; otherwise in excellent condition. 1” in diameter. Circa 1880...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1284718 (stock #RM08111)
Period Pieces
$117.00
Here is a lovely pair of white gold-fronted double cuff links...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1280514 (stock #91)
Period Pieces
$115.00
Here is a fun and whimsical pin made from laminated layers of celluloid plastic – a Lea Stein signature. The match stick is in a creamy off-white, and the head is layers of purple. On the back, the pin stem assembly is signed LEA STEIN, and there is a “Made in FRANCE” sticker. It measures 2-5/8” 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...
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 : Pre 1980 item #1285508 (stock #RP05072)
Period Pieces
$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 : 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. Thanks! Shipping, handling &...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1264159 (stock #44)
Period Pieces
$106.00
Here is a graceful yet substantial woven silver “Byzantine” bracelet. The mark is hard to read, but it might say “925” for sterling, and it tests as silver. It’s 7-1/4” long, and weighs 18.1g. 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 1920 item #1278855 (stock #RP05071)
Period Pieces
$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 : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1268874 (stock #25)
Period Pieces
$96.00
Here is a fantastic brooch, which if it isn’t by Juliana, is in that style. The colorless rhinestones in various sizes are all prong set. The pin measures 2” x 2” and weighs 20.0 g. In excellent condition, and probably pre-1970. 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 #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...