Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1279651 (stock #RSP12065)
Period Pieces
$359.00
This gorgeous stickpin depicts a lovely woman in profile with a pearl nestled in her curls. Marked 14k, it’s made from yellow gold, and signed by the maker. It measures 2-3/8”, and weighs 2.0g or .07 oz. The pin is slightly bent, and the back is dented a little, but this doesn’t detract from the beauty of this enchanting jewel. Historical note: Mr. Blank of Whiteside & Blank was a Titanic survivor! Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1280295 (stock #RP12210)
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$785.00
Here is a 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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1295044 (stock #RP08147)
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$899.00
Here is a lovely gold-in-quartz (also called gold quartz and gold-bearing quartz) brooch from the Victorian era. Gold-in-quartz is rare and becoming more so! It’s our understanding that it is now found in very few places in the world – possibly only one mine in California. The 14k setting has twisted gold on top of a carved gold oval. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-1/8". The pin assembly has been replaced. In excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1289494 (stock #RP12214)
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$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. 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1276871 (stock #RP09158)
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$249.00
Here is a delightful plique a jour stylized moth, most likely German or Austrian in origin. The body has 4 colorless paste stones, and there is an emerald green paste stone in the tail. The plique shades from green to white to peach. 1-1/2” by ¾”, and stamped “800” on the back. It is in excellent antique condition and circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1276675 (stock #RR04013)
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$140.00
This sweet and delicate Victorian-era ring is made from unmarked rose gold which tests as a strong 10kt. It features 2 opals, 2 green garnet-and-glass doublets (opal is the birthstone for October; doublets are very common in Victorian jewelry), and 8 tiny seed pearls. It is a bit over a size 5-1/2. The setting measures 1/4” N and S, and ½” E and W. The maker’s mark is a Maltese cross...
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #1286867 (stock #RM14185)
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$39.00
These collar tips feature a Nouveau-style design of a lady in profile with flowers in her hair. She looks very serene. The ladies themselves are silver plated, and the mounts are made out of white metal. They’re probably fairly contemporary, and in good used condition. Measuring 1-3/8” x 1-1/8”, they weigh 18.5g. 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 1910 item #1294923 (stock #RN10201)
Period Pieces
$630.00
Here we have a very pretty Charles Horner enameled pendant. It has Horner’s maker’s mark, 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1291107 (stock #RN05024)
Period Pieces
$69.00
Here is a very attractive locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian jewel. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer rem...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1278794 (stock #RM12167)
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$280.00
These 10kt yellow gold cuff links sport an ivy motif – one of our favorites! Ivy is symbolic of growth, marriage, and friendship. The decorated ends measure ¾” x ½”, and they weigh 3.2g or .11 oz. They don’t have any marks, but test at 10k, and we believe them to be from the Art Nouveau period. In excellent condition, and just lovely. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insuranc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1286968
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$2,699.00
These gorgeous cuff links are composed of slightly oval rock crystals carved with a seashell-like pattern, intersected by rows of calibre-cut blue sapphires. 18k (tested) white gold backs and links are marked with what appears to be European hallmarks – they are too blurry to read. The rock crystals measure 5/8” x 9/16”, and together they weigh 7.2g. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1276201 (stock #RN04009)
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$2,675.00
Here is a truly lovely garland necklace out of the Edwardian era, with an Art Nouveau design sensibility. It is pictured in Vivienne Becker’s “Art Nouveau Jewelry” on page 185. She describes it as having “festoons of gold chain in the Edwardian manner, set with peridots, and decorated with shaded satin enamel, c. 1900.” It is unmarked, but tests as 14k gold. It centers an oval peridot, has several small pearls, and an accent diamond; also a dropper ending with another oval peridot. (P...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1284110 (stock #94)
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$29.00
Here is a brooch centered by a lovely deep-brown topaz-colored rhinestone. It is surrounded by 10 aurora borealis stones, surrounded by a further 10 colorless stones. The outermost stones are prong set, the rest are glued in. Unsigned, the metal appears to be pewter. The pin measures 2” x 1-1/4”, and weighs 23.6g. 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 : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Contemporary item #1298477 (stock #RR08135)
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$255.00
Here is a very pretty ring with a triangular synthetic alexandrite and 2 full-cut diamond accent stones. The stone is a steel blue in daylight, and a pretty purple in incandescent light, with teal blue flashes; it measures ¼” per side. Size 7-3/4, and easily sized. It is marked 10k and is in excellent condition – we believe it was never worn. Circa 2000. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handli...
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 : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1284836 (stock #RP08130)
Period Pieces
$545.00
This beautiful pin is a crossover between the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects, particularly these green beetles, in jewelry. The Nouveau jewelers loved naturalistic motifs, but generally didn’t use the insect itself – yet the design of the pin is totally Nouveau. Marked 14k, the pale gold setting contrasts nicely with the green of the beetle. The pin stem assembly is original. The clasp has a nice safety lever; it is bent a bit but still works perfe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1279467 (stock #RN13240)
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$205.00
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 or 1.29 oz. In excellent condition, and we believe it was made between 1940 and 1950. The flowers are sometimes mistaken for lotuses, which is no surprise, as they are related. To Buddists, they represent resurrection, purity and enlightenment. Please read this description and look at the pho...