Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1286311
Period Pieces
$815.00
These cuff links are really pretty! The Nouveau sensibility is strong – flowing lines highlighting a naturalistic motif of iris blossoms. Irises symbolize hope, valor, and wisdom. The French fleur-de-lis is modeled on an iris. Unmarked, they test as 10k gold. The decorated panels are 1” x ½”, and they weigh 3.9g. 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 Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286544 (stock #RP08145)
Period Pieces
$1,525.00
This striking jewel tests as at least 14k. It is set with what we believe is an iolite, and 4 pear-shaped purple garnets, all foiled, all set within an Etruscan Revival motif of coiling decorated gold ropes and leaves. It is graced with two gold dangling chains. The brooch measures 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 3/4" deep and weighs 8.7g/.31oz. With the chains, the whole piece measure 2-1/2” long. The pin stem assembly appears to be all original...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1266180 (stock #RP12204)
Period Pieces
$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 : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1277088 (stock #RSP08046)
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$135.00
This handsome fellow is either a moose or an elk – we can’t tell the difference! His head measures 5/8 x 11/16". The gold tests at 14k. His red eye is too small to identify, so assume glass. There are marks, but I can’t read them. It weighs 1.4g or 0.05oz. and is in excellent condition. 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 : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1281490 (stock #RSP04012)
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$147.00
Here is a sweet, simple stickpin with a design based on a Japanese family crest. It is marked “k20” on the back. The flower head measures ½ x 7/8”, and the whole pin is 2-1/2” long. It weighs 2.4g. The pin is a bit bent, not surprisingly given the high gold content (please see photos), otherwise in excellent condition. 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 : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1267990 (stock #RN13249)
Period Pieces
$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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1284574 (stock #RP06077)
Period Pieces
$175.00
This striking brooch features flowers – poppies? – with curved flowing lines, mounted on a mother-of-pearl oval. Poppies have symbolized sleep (hello, Dorothy!), rest, and eternal life. The flower is silver plate, and is worn on the high places (I find that the worn places actually serve as highlights). The mother of pearl is convex. It measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/8”. The pin assembly is mounted on a base metal plaque, and is of the old style. It rattles a little, but is firmly in place...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1281220 (stock #48)
Period Pieces
$222.00
Here is a gorgeous sterling locket, covered with flowers. It’s on a black ribbon, but of course could be put on a chain. Measuring 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” excluding the bale, it weighs 16.8g or .60oz. 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 : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1275641 (stock #19)
Period Pieces
$25.00
This costume brooch is really cute. It features prong-set amber-colored rhinestones and colorless glued-in rhinestones in a roundish setting made of gold-toned metal. It makes me think of snowflakes and flowers. Unsigned, in excellent condition and 1” in diameter. 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 1910 item #1268112 (stock #RP08140)
Period Pieces
$545.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1278605 (stock #RN05034)
Period Pieces
$390.00
This sweet jewel consists of a circle of gold enameled in deep blue, with gold highlights. Through it is tied a 3-looped bow, decorated with tiny seed pearls, as are the bail and drop. There are a few places where the enamel appears to have been applied imperfectly, and a couple very tiny chips, but these very minor flaws are visible only with magnification. It is stamped 15kt gold, but there is a place on the back where it looks as though someone made a repair using rose gold. The pendant measu...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #1270365 (stock #5)
Period Pieces
$16.00
Here is a charming stick pin, made from prong-set green, red, and colorless rhinestones and gold-tone metal. The wreath measures ¾” across, and the whole thing is 2-3/4” long. 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 : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1283051 (stock #RE09026)
Period Pieces
$439.00
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Ruby is the birthstone for July, and symbolizes love, devotion, and immortality. Pearls symbolize purity and harmony. What a great combination for these pretty earrings! They are marked 375 for 9 karat gold, although they test as 10k. The hanging flower basket motif is quite charming! They contain a total of 16 rubies and 18 seed pearls. The total length is 1-7/8”, and together they weight 4.3g. As usual with older earrings, it’s possible that the wires are ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1279057 (stock #RP08132)
Period Pieces
$145.00
Here is a shield-shaped sorority pin (9/16 x ½”), with 16 tiny seed pearls set around the perimeter, and 3 colored stones. The 2 upper stones are emerald green, the bottom one is sapphire blue. They are too tiny to identify with certainty. The shield is crossed by a band of white enamel bisecting a background of black enamel. On the band are the Greek letters Kappa Phi, and in gold on one side is a candle stick and on the other is a flower. On the back it is engraved with what looks like a s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1265969 (stock #RB07018)
Period Pieces
$759.00
This charm bracelet is a real show-stopper! It has 20 charms. 11 are karat gold, the others are gold fill except the coral elephant and the silver donkey. Check out the photos! The charms are a wild variety from tools to musical instruments, plus a pistol! There are a few rings where there apparently used to be charms – perfect places to add your own. The charms are hung on a modified paperclip chain marked 14k. 6 charms are articulated. A few of the charms have some damage: the watering can...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1286097 (stock #RM08081)
Period Pieces
$49.00
This Masonic-themed spoon is marked STERLING F.A. WHELAN. Both sides of the bowl, the hilt, and the tip are gold washed. It has lots of Masonic symbolism incorporated into the design. The dates on the spoon handle (1732-1799) are the birth and death dates for George Washington, who was a Mason. We were told that the spoon is approximately 100 years old. It measures 4-1/8", and weighs 10.9g. There is a tiny shallow scratch in the metal of the bowl, in the upper right corner of photo number 2, 1/1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1276676 (stock #RSP12071)
Period Pieces
$230.00
Pink coral is said to restore harmony to the heart. Simple, classic, and lovely, this stick pin features an oval of pale pink “angel skin” coral, measuring 9/16” x 3/8”. The whole thing is 2-7/8” long. Unmarked, it tests as 14k gold. The setting has a waving edge, and cut outs to reveal the coral along the sides. It weighs 3.0g or .11oz. The pin is a little bent, otherwise in excellent condition and circa 1910. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1274942
Period Pieces
$799.00
Here is a simply lovely piece of mourning jewelry out of the Georgian era. 14k gold (unmarked but tested) in the shape of an urn, set with approximately 48 foiled garnets, most of which are in excellent condition. It measures 7/8” x ¾” not including the bale, and weighs 2.3g. In excellent condition, and the consignor says circa 1770 – 1790. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insura...