Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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 #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 : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 2000 item #1291200 (stock #44)
Period Pieces
$120.00
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1294085 (stock #RM05033)
Period Pieces
$120.00
This 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 : 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 : 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 : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1284718 (stock #RM08111)
Period Pieces
$117.00
Here is a lovely pair of white gold-fronted double cuff links. Each end is marked WHITE GOLD FRONT BELAIS 14K; TALON GRIP TRADEMARK, and is octagonal, measuring 5/8 x 7/16”, with rigid connectors, hinged at one end. Belais Brothers were amongst the first to develop a formula for white gold (their patent was for 1917). Many think they were the premier workers in white gold, and their jewels are highly collectible...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1980 item #1293578 (stock #RN12234)
Period Pieces
$117.00
Here is a very Art Deco-looking cross, with 10kt rose gold highlighting the arms of the cross. In the center is a marcasite. The back is stamped “M 10k” and “M Sterling”. We haven’t been able to track down who used this fancy M. The cross is 1-5/8 x ¾”, and the chain is 18”. At some point it was shortened, but the extra length is still there, and it would be easy to add it back into the chain. The fancy clasp is marked sterling, and the chain and cross together weigh 3.9g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1289494 (stock #RP12214)
Period Pieces
$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...
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 : 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 : 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 : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1295905 (stock #25)
Period Pieces
$94.00
Here is a fantastic brooch, which if it isn’t by Juliana, is certainly 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 1980 item #1280630 (stock #51)
Period Pieces
$89.00
This locket is made of carved silver, with plenty of space for a monogram, should you wish. It measures 1-1/4” (without the decorative bale) by 1” wide. The bale adds a further ¼”. Stamped 925, it weighs .30oz or 8.4g, and has an age-appropriate patina. The 30” box chain is marked 925 and Italy, and weighs a further 9.0g or .31 oz. It has been well loved, and the new owner might want to have it buffed. It closes firmly. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully,...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1278979 (stock #15)
Period Pieces
$88.00
Here is a sweet pin consisting of an oval front made from porcelain or china, and painted with pinkish-brownish flowers – roses? – and greenery. It has a border of gold, and is mounted on a backing of some kind of base metal. It measures 2-1/2” x 1-7/8”, and weighs 41.6g or 1.46oz. The C-Clasp is a bit bent, but that doesn’t have any effect on its useability, and otherwise it is in very good antique condition. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1288320 (stock #RP04011)
Period Pieces
$87.00
This sweet pin has a water lily motif highlighted with a tiny pearl. (Water lilies are symbols of purity and enlightenment.) It is unmarked but tests as 10kt gold. It measures 1-1/8”, and weighs in at 0.04 oz. It would look lovely on a lapel or a delicate blouse. 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.