Victorian 14K Gold Brooch Hand-Painted Portrait Medallions, Turquoise and Seed Pearl Accents. Beautiful Victorian era yellow gold brooch. The central brooch is made from three connected hollow panels. Each panel has a hand-painted portrait medallion and the center one has turquoise and seed pearl accents. The brooch is from c1860s, but it was altered at a later date. It looks like it was originally longer … the outer panels or extensions have been removed … see photo...
This is a lovely late-Victorian Arts and Crafts style 14K yellow gold stickpin. The shield design includes three seed pearls and a small mine-cut diamond. Measures about 9/16-inch long, the pin about 2-1/2 inches long and the total weight is about 1.2 grams or 0.040 Troy ounces. The pin shank is marked, but it is too small to decipher, however I think it is a French hallmark. Excellent condition.
This is a very nice raw gold nugget (approx. 20-22K) with quartz inclusions made into a pin. Probably from the Yukon Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. The inclusions give this a spectacular glint! The nugget measures about 3/4-inch long, the pin about 2 inches long and the total weight is about 4.3 grams or 0.140 Troy ounces. Tested, but not marked. Excellent condition.
This is a very nice raw gold nugget (approx. 20-22K) made into a pin. Probably from the Yukon Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. The pin on the back uses a turn of the century hinge and a C-clasp. Measures about 1-inch long and weighs about 4.4 grams or 0.145 Troy ounces. Tested, but not marked. Excellent condition.
Mid-1800s yellow gold drop earrings. These appear to bear the hallmark of the city of Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany, pre-1886. The purity designation is 800, which indicates near 20K gold (19.2K actually). My tester indicates greater than 18K gold. Each has a nice dark blue sapphire in the middle of a gold "flower" and a pearl at the top. The sapphires are about 6mm diameter; the pearls about 4mm. Total weight is about 3.2 gm (0.10 TOz). Drop length is about 1 3/8 inch. Excellent condition.
Beautifully carved cameo. It is carved into a 3-layer shell and set in a hand crafted 10K gold frame. The pin has a 19th century C-clasp with a tubular hinge. The brooch measures about 1 3/4 by 1 1/4 inches and is not marked. Excellent condition.
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Beautifully carved Victorian pink coral cameo stickpin. The carving is in a relatively high relief. The pin is and setting are gold-filled. The pin is not marked. The oval cameo setting measures about 5/8-inch long and the pin is 2 1/2 inches long overall. Excellent condition.
Beautiful Late-Victorian Bar pin with a nicely hand chased pattern in the gold and a substantial garnet solitaire (8.5 mm). The pin is marked 14k on the clasp. Total weight is 0.105 Troy oz (3.4 gms). The clasp and hinge are c1895 era, dating this piece to that time. Measures about 2 1/4 inches long. Excellent condition.
Fabulous late-Victorian or Edwardian pansy brooch. This is masterfully handmade in 14k gold. The Art Nouveau pansies are individually hand enamelled, each having a small, 3/16 carat mine cut diamond in the middle. The pansies are about 7/8 inch across. The brooch is about 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches across. It has a maker's mark on the back: K-A, with the K reversed/backwards.
It weighs about 0.8 Troy ounces (25 grams). The pin clasp has a ball hinge and an old safety catch...
This is a Victorian Mourning Watch Fob Locket Pendant with layered onyx on one side and carnelian on the other, all set in 10K gold. The locket was sealed when I got it, but I opened it. Inside is a sealed side with something in it! The other has a picture holder with no picture in it. The “glass” appears to be rock crystal and is broken. Dates from the 1880s.
There is an example of this type of locket on page 200 of Collecting Victorian Jewelry by C. Jeanenne Bell (KP Books ©2004)...
Nice Victorian bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The pin has 15 seed pearls on the front on a slightly crescent shaped bar. Marked on the back with a logo that I do not recognize (see photo). Measures about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hollow body bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center cartouche surrounded by flowers and geometric designs on the ends. The design is all hand chased. Marked on the back FMCo. for Finberg Manufacturing Co. of Attleboro, MA. Measures about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hand made bar pin with an old style hinge and C- clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The bar is MOP with two rose gold-filled bands. No marks. Measures about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice repouse bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center round seed pearl and two round turquoise beads. The various design elements are applied to the base. No marks. Measures about 2 1/8 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hand made bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is 10K gold and is marked on the clasp. The three rubies are prong set and the design includes two hand chased leaves. No maker’s marks. Measures about 2 1/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hollow body bar pin with tubular hinge and C-clasp. The metal is approx. 9K gold – not marked, but tested. The front design of leaves and branches includes a bird in the center. The entire design is hand chased. No maker’s marks. Measures about 2 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. Very good condition, with minor wear on the corners and an old repair to re-attach the hinge for the pin.
Nice hollow body bar pin with tubular hinge and elongated C-clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The round cabochon stone is red glass. No marks. Measures about 2 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Very good condition, with minor wear on the corners.
Lovely chatelaine or watch chain with wonderful scrolling links. It has a fob on the end that is monogrammed RB. The clasp at the top has a spike in it so that it would attach nicely to a ribbon or scarf. Measures about 4 1/4 inches. Excellent condition. Wonderful piece for any Victorian jewelry or sewing collection.