Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1246941 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$81
This charming portrait in silver, of a wind-swept person in a cloak and hood, is very detailed and just lovely. I tend to think it’s a boy, as the hair seems to be quite short under the hood. The hood itself almost looks more like a cap made from a flower, as seen on fairies in those 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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1251325 (stock #RE11031)
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$545
Emeralds (birthstone for May) has been thought to preserve love, and bring wisdom. These sweet bright green emerald earrings are unmarked, but the gold tests as 14k. They are 13/16” long, and the buttercup settings measure ½” across. The stones measure 5-1/2mm across. I believe the ear wires used to have hooks to slip into, but those are long gone and the stubs filed down and smoothed over for comfort. One of the emeralds is chipped in the back, but both stones face up really well...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1258989 (stock #RSP11063)
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$335
What a fantastic stick pin! In the shape of an arrow head, it features a sparkly cognac-colored diamond of approximately .10. Above and below the diamond are 2 lovely (cultured?) golden pearls. It weighs a satisfying 2.3g of unmarked but tested 14k yellow gold, which has been hammered to enhance the “arrow head” look. It measures ½” x 7/16” x 2-1/2" long. In excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1930 item #1257586 (stock #RC12067)
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$188
This very sparkly stunner has 2 big paste stones (7/16”), 2 smaller ones (1/4”), and 8 small accent stones (there should be 9, but one is missing), set in white metal. The whole thing measures 2” x 9/16”. Stamped “Czechoslov” on the back, it is in overall good condition: the stones have a couple chips, and a little abrasion, but the stones are so sparkly it’s hard to spot these. The clasp is bent over a bit, but still works just fine. We believe it’s circa 1920...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1250343 (stock #RSP05016)
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$145
Here is a pretty lady’s face in profile. Her long golden hair trails down to end with a tiny baroque or freshwater pearl. Total length of the face, hair and pearl is nearly ¾”. This design was based on a drawing by Charles Dana Gibson – a Gibson Girl! Please see the final photograph. It is hallmarked 14k, weighs 1.2g, and is in excellent condition. It doesn’t have a maker’s mark, but I have seen this exact stick pin with Alling’s mark. Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1252507 (stock #RB09029)
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$865
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. In between each panel is a round blister pearl. Each connecting link has a hard-to-read mark, probably a lion, also the marks for Birmingham, 1909. The maker’s mark is “S&E” for Schaverien & Eastmead. It has the original safety chain...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1260917 (stock #RN11221)
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$599
This gorgeous necklace would have looked great on Rose on the Titanic! It features 13 Madera citrines (birthstone for November; it is said to bring joy and optimism into one’s life) – 3 clusters of 3 each, and 4 set singly. The central cluster has a pearl dangle. The rose gold is marked 9ct on the clasp, but it tests as a weak 10k. No other marks. Wearable length is 18-3/4”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1243250 (stock #RP08140)
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$545
This gorgeous brooch depicts a red poppy in full bloom, with leaves and buds. Poppies have symbolized sleep, peace, and resurrection. They are also worn to commemorate those who have fallen in battle. This pin was made by the well-known and very collectible Bippart Griscomb & Osborn of Newark, New Jersey. Their maker’s mark is on the back, as well as a hallmark for 14k. It measures 1” x 1-1/4” and has the long pin stem often found on antique pieces. It has a pearl mounted at the top, and a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1261424 (stock #RP04011)
Period Pieces
$85
This delicate 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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1910 item #1241149 (stock #RM07063)
Period Pieces
$190
This beautiful piece is made from emerald-green glass and gold-toned metal. It is unmarked, but I was told it was from England. It’s approximately 5” tall and 2-3/8” across the bottom. The gold-toned lid has cut-outs in the shape of stars. It is 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! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1247141 (stock #RP08142)
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$335
Here is a pretty 14k gold and enameled red flower, centered by a pearl, in an Art Nouveau framework. One leaf sports green enamel. It’s marked 14k on the clasp and has a plaque with the mark for Bippart, Griscom & Osborn. It measures a dainty 5/8 x 15/16", and weighs 2.6g. In excellent condition. Circa 1890. 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 : Pre 1970 item #1253849 (stock #58)
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$65
This adorable black onyx elephant has a saddle, tail, and other details picked out in 14k yellow gold. The bale is marked 14k and 585. It measures 1” x 1” without the bale, 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 Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1262830
Period Pieces
$249
This is so sparkly and pretty! Jane Austen, or one of her characters such as Lizzie Bennet could have worn this. Made from silver (tested), with a base metal pin stem, and set with paste stones, it is in the form of a graceful lyre surmounted by a crescent moon. Lyres come out of ancient Greece, and were said to represent the underlying harmony of the universe (wow!). Crescent moons have represented the feminine principle and intuitive, psychic energy. It measures 2-3/16” x ¾”, with a very...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1249717 (stock #RN06097)
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$865
In China, the ginkgo was thought to be a symbol of longevity, peace and hope. This lovely jewel features a circle of 6 ginkgo leaves radiating out around a tiny diamond, with rows of seed pearls in between. The enamel is lovely, detailed, and subtle. It is both a brooch and a pendant. The bale is on a swivel; it folds down neatly so that it’s invisible when worn as a brooch. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, about 33 pearls, and an approximately .02 full cut old diamond, just slightly chipped...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1259191 (stock #RM08111)
Period Pieces
$117
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. These show some wear to the gold, with a bit of red metal (copper?) showing throu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1258569 (stock #RE12033)
Period Pieces
$130
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. The cufflink was an antique, so the glass shows some abrasion, but this is unnoticeabl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1262952 (stock #RN07130)
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$920
Here is a gorgeous pendant/pin with a stylized motif of green to yellow enamel in a floral pattern reminiscent of the French fleur-de-lis. It is centered by a small diamond (approx. 5 points), and has a pearl-set modified starburst accenting the enameled “petals.” 14k rose gold, it measures 1” in diameter at the widest point. The bale folds down neatly when it’s worn as a brooch. We have had the enamel touched up at the edges, so it is now in excellent condition. Chain not included. Plea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1245504 (stock #RN11212)
Period Pieces
$675
Roses have been symbolic of love and remembrance for centuries, as well as passion, purity, and happiness. This necklace is so elegant! Measuring 17-5/8”, the delicate chain is adorned by 3 roses, each with leaves below. They are spaced by beautifully decorated chain links, for better draping. The rest of the chain consists of a further 12 fancy links included in the chain. Each fancy link measures 7/16”, and each rose is ¾” x 5/8”. It weighs .15 oz or 4.2 g. Very feminine, with a maker...