Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1246941 (stock #RP05042)
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$81.00
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 : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Contemporary item #1243966 (stock #RN13249)
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$82.00
Here is a very detailed bat, wings spread wide, ready to look for dinner. In China, bats are a symbol of good luck. To Native Americans, they are symbolic of intuition, journeying, and rebirth. And then of course there’s that whole vampire thing. This bat is stamped 925 for sterling silver. It measures 2” x 1-1/8”. The 24” chain is marked 925 Italy. Together they weigh 17.8g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1236089 (stock #RN06099)
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$487.00
Here is one of my favorite lavaliers! I’m finally putting it up for sale after hoarding it for ages. It is quintessential Art Nouveau: a graceful and elegant shape with a flower and whiplash motif with a central amethyst of approximately ½ carat, and 28 seed pearls. Unmarked but tested 14k gold, it weighs 3.3g or .12oz, and measures 1” x 1” at the widest points. Chain not included. In very good antique condition, and circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1245681 (stock #RP12223)
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$77.00
This adorable little pin has an interestingly textured top. It measures 7/8” x 1/8”, and weighs 1.0g. Unmarked, it tests as 14kt. Circa 1900 and 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1249214 (stock #RSP12066)
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$190.00
This pretty stick pin is classic Art Nouveau. Centered by an amethyst (amethysts have been used to ward off drunkenness!), with a seed pearl above and one below, and in a whiplash frame, it measures ½” x 2-1/4" long and weighs 1.5g or .05oz. It is marked and tested 14k yellow gold, with an illegible maker’s mark. The pin has become curved, but could be straightened out easily, and it has a bit of roughness in one part. Circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1242118 (stock #RP12204)
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$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 : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1247141 (stock #RP08142)
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$335.00
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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1236412 (stock #RP07114)
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$215.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”) wheel in the background, and a flower in the foreground. Her clothing looks very Renaissance to me. Marked “SILVER” on the C-clasp, with an illegible maker’s mark, the metal tests 90-100% silver, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1920 item #1239221 (stock #RP05048)
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$39.00
Here is an interesting pair of identical pins from the Art Nouveau era. They feature a woman’s face flanked by flowers; their hair is greenish! I have been unable to determine what the metal is, so assume base metal. They measure 1-1/4” x ½”. The pin stem assemblies are old, but they may be replacements. Circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as I am not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1251010 (stock #RN10193)
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$2,030.00
This wonderful Edwardian/Art Nouveau necklace would have been right at home on the Titanic! Both the size and the pearl and diamond dangle make it remarkable. It measures 1-1/4” at the widest point, and from the top-most diamond to the bottom of the dropper it is 2-1/4”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1250678 (stock #15)
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Sale Pending
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 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 are n...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1246676 (stock #RN08152)
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$385.00
This beautiful lavalier is made from 10k rose gold, with the two little swirls at the bottom being a subtle greenish gold. In a straight line down from the bale are a seed pearl, an opal with excellent color, and an oval amethyst. There are a further 6 tiny seed pearls. It is marked 10k on the bale, and measures 1” x 7/8" not including the bale. There is a slight color variation of the rose gold in the bottom left quadrant, but it doesn’t have any impact on the beauty of the piece. I've had ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1257370 (stock #RR12167)
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$599.00
This ring is centered by a lovely piece of navette-shaped lapis lazuli (traditionally a stone of royalty, also signifying truth and inner strength), with specks of pyrite for a bit of sparkle. The stone measures ¾” N to S, and ¼” E to W. The setting is made of 14k yellow gold, formed into graceful curlicues. It is stamped 14k, and also has a maker’s mark, which appears to be “KBN” and also a dot in a circle. The size is between 5-1/4 and 5-1/2, and it weighs 5.5 g or .19 oz. This is ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1238348 (stock #RP13225)
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$220.00
This striking pin is composed of 2 beautifully engraved silver circles and an oval intertwined, and set with ovals of agate of various colors. Agates have been used in jewelry going back into antiquity. They were thought to ward against storms and headaches, attract strength, and to affect dreaming. Queen Victoria became enamored of Scotland during her reign, so everything Scottish became popular during that period (except, perhaps, haggis!), especially post 1848 when she bought Balmoral Castle....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1236534 (stock #RR07072)
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$249.00
This gypsy ring is made from a lovely rich yellow 18 kt gold. The center stone is a diamond, the 2 outer stones are rubies. It has nice decorative scroll work carving on the shoulders. The hallmarks are for Chester, 1903, and there is a maker’s mark that I can’t decipher. It weighs .14 oz, and is approximately a size 5. The shank is a little off round, and it may have been sized at some time, but it is in excellent condition. Please take care in reading this description and looking at the ph...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #1253196 (stock #86)
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Sold
Here is a striking snake pin made of black enamel on gold-tone metal. There are 12 clusters of paste stones along the length, as well as a collar of 3 more, plus several to define the snake’s face. It is 3-1/4” long, with no marks. In the Victorian era snakes were thought to represent endless love. Globally they have symbolized eternity, rebirth, healing, and passion. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Ship...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1980 item #1235593 (stock #50)
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$58.00
Here is a pretty Art Deco style brooch, unsigned, but made in the style of the French jeweler Catherine Popesco. The decoration makes me think of a partly cloudy summer sky. It is made from red, blue, black, and a kind of cream-colored enamel on silver-toned metal. It measures 2-1/4” x ½”, 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 inclu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1960 item #1251855 (stock #RC12058)
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$199.00
Here is a set composed of cufflinks made from 2 large oval (¾” x ½”) peacock glass cabs set in circles of textured circles of gold-toned metal measuring just under 1” across, and a tie tac made from a smaller cab (3/8” x ¼”), also set in gold-toned metal. The set was probably made in the 1950s or ‘60s, although the peacock glass itself is probably from the early 20th C. Unmarked and in excellent condition. Peacock eye glass is very collectible! Please read this description and l...