Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1910 item #1334647 (stock #RM05017)
Period Pieces
$575.00
The design of this piece is delightful and quite mad! It is primarily an Egyptian Revival piece, centering the Goddess Hathor (a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth [Wikipedia]). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe). The ink pots (no glass inserts) have winged hearts on them, and ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1330929 (stock #RN10192)
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$1,295.00
This lovely and detailed Titanic-era garland necklace features a heart with wings, symbolic of love and openness. The heart has green enamel with orange highlights, and it and the wings are set with seed pearls. Above are gold curlicues, and below is a (tested) diamond dropper. It’s got a faint 10k mark on the back, but tests as 14k. The spring ring is marked 1/20 14k Gold Filled, but the chain tests for 14k, so the spring ring may be a replacement. The central design elements measure 1-1/2”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1338083 (stock #RP07111)
Period Pieces
$355.00
This brooch is an interesting combination of Nouveau and Edwardian styles, and is remarkably similar to a couple pieces by Whiteside & Blank that we’ve seen; however it is unsigned. The pin consists of a framework enameled in very pale green, in a formal Edwardian key pattern. In the middle is a sprig of leaves with a pearl berry; the stem twines around the framework in back, in a Nouveau style. There are 3 additional pearls set on the frame. It is marked (and tested at) 10k on the C-clasp. Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1338685
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$929.00
This elegant locket is made out of (tested) 14k yellow gold. The front is partially enameled in black, with seed pearls and a floral design. The back is beautifully engraved, and the overall shape is rather unusual. Inside, both sides are set up for photos or mementos, backed up by blue fabric. It measures 1-5/8” x 3/4” and weighs 4.5g. In overall very good antique condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1326836 (stock #RE04003)
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$125.00
These lovely earrings have nice long dangles – the entire earring measures 1-3/4 long, and the dangle is 1-5/16”. They measure just under 1/2” at the widest point. The dangles have a charming bird and flower motif. They are black enamel and gold plate. I have been told that earrings like this pair were made during the Victorian era in Portugal and Spain, and that they are still being made in those countries today. These look old to me, but in excellent condition. The photos are part of t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1342742 (stock #RP13228)
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$75.00
This cutie tests as being either gold fill, or having a gold wash. Measuring 1/2” x 3/16”, there are Fleur de lys at each end and an oval in the middle with “BEBE,” surrounded by black enamel. The pin stem assembly is original, and it is in excellent condition. Unmarked. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1337981 (stock #RM06047)
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$166.00
Here is a sweet spoon by Unger Brothers, signed with their maker’s mark and hallmark, and “COPYRIGHT 1904”. The pattern is called Jonquil. Jonquil is the flower for those born in March, representing happiness and friendship. It measures 4-1/2”, and the bowl of the spoon is just short of 2” across. It has a nice patina, a monogrammed M or W and is in overall very good condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Shipping, handling & insurance within ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1340603 (stock #RM10145)
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$75.00
Here is a 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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1334020 (stock #RP12222)
Period Pieces
$95.00
Marked and tested as sterling silver, this pretty pin has 5 paste stones that were glued in. Measuring 1-3/4” x 1/2" and weighing 4.4 g, it is in excellent condition. We believe it is from the 1980s. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1330203 (stock #RN09175)
Period Pieces
$355.00
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. Also unusual is the use of brown enamel. There is a l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1336069 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$99.00
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1333447 (stock #RM08110)
Period Pieces
$399.00
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. The photos are part of the description, so please examine them carefully. Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1337921 (stock #RP05038)
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$59.00
Here is a lovely lady with lotuses or water lilies in her hair. The lotus, a variety of water lily, has symbolized purity, enlightenment, and resurrection. This lady is remarkably similar to a piece made by the Unger Bros., but marked only STERLING – and the stamp is reversed. We believe her to be a copy, but still made around 1900 – this seemed to have happened fairly frequently back in the day. She has the patina of age, a pin stem assembly which is correct for the turn of the last century...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1333214 (stock #RN10200)
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Here is a lovely pendant, enameled in an intense blue with patches of a much lighter blue. The dropper shades from a pale green through a lighter blue into the intense blue of the main part of the jewel. The back is marked sterling silver, and the dropper is marked silver. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-3/16, and is on a new 18” sterling chain. In very good condition overall. The enamel shows a little bit of wear around the edges, and it’s possible that the enamel is chipped at the very top, center, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1324063 (stock #RN13240)
Period Pieces
$215.00
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. 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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, han...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1335774 (stock #RM09134)
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$245.00
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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1332736 (stock #RP07121)
Period Pieces
$165.00
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. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1331165 (stock #RP07114)
Period Pieces
$245.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”?) wheel in the background (it could also be a spinning wheel or a ship's wheel), 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 as sterling, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850. The photos are part of the description;...