Our early Victorian 15K turquoise and pearl baby ring may be collected in honor of a new baby, worn around the knuckle, or clipped to a split ring and worn around a favorite chain, with or without other baby rings. Our ring has a center turquoise flanked by a pearl on each side. The open gold band is handcrafted with gold whorls and scrolls which are punctuated with little gold balls. Additional gold balls are placed along the shank...
A lovely pair of white paste earrings closed back set in silver gilt. Approximately 18 MM or .7 inches in width, these well scaled earrings can be dressed up or down. Made of "paste", a special glass and lead formula originating from George Ravenscroft, a London glassmaker, during the 17th century and perfected by a French jeweler Georges Strass in the 18th century. Each "paste" was handcarved to fit the setting. Paste has become very collectible and desirable and can no longer be made today...
A German Faience Stein. Decorated in polychrome with a central cartouche of a bird on a manganese ground. Pewter lid incised No 9, F G M. Berlin C1750/60. Height excluding pewter lid; 6 1/2″ (16.7 cm). Condition; excellent, small chip to inside rim. Pewter cover bent
A German Westerwaid Saltglaze Tankard.
Decorated with a band of incised scrolling decoration, between bands of applied diamond prunts. Pewter lid. Westerwald C1700. Height without pewter lid; 5 7/8″ (15.0 cm). Condition: excellent
C1890 60 inch long original full length French watch chain features lovely handcrafted filigree elements with its traditional links and filigree circles within the links. The chain can be worn doubled or tripled and with a pendant attached. An 18K French chain is a must for every woman's jewelry wardrobe! The hallmarks consist of a French eagle head (18K), bigorne marks, and a goldsmith's mark. The hallmarks are located on the ring that attaches to the clasp. The chain weighs 50 grams.
Our exceptional 18K Georgian woven mesh featherlight necklace is both light in color and weightless about the neck. Woven mesh chains like this one are rarely found, as their delicacy makes them quite fragile and few have survived over the years. We have found one which has weathered the passage of time beautifully and likely sat in someone's jewelry drawer untouched for many generations...
This intricately woven gold necklace with enameled serpent biting its tail, known as an ouroboros, is classically Georgian and circa 1790. Woven gold necklaces like this one took weeks to make and created enormous precision and painstaking detail. Our ouroboros snake necklace, with blue and green enameling and gold paint to denote the snake's scales and amethyst paste eyes, is a treasure to behold. It is quite a miracle that this necklace has survived over 200 years.
Delicate and ephemeral Victorian necklace woven from gold to create a light transparent woven gold necklace. Such necklaces often took the goldsmith weeks to make, and were entirely crafted by hand.
The necklace is lightweight around the neck and literally weightless and is 16.5 inches long.
Beautiful rare antique 18th century French hallmarked 950 pure silver ladle with whale baleen handle hall marked. Silver is in excellent condition some inscect damage to handle. Overall a rare and beautiful piece of antique French silver. Overall length measures 16 inches.
Pair Chinese Canton Export individual Miniature Covered Soup Tureens c.1800, 4”x6 by 4” high. Beautifully decorated in blue and white.
Georgian diamond ring in a snowflake motif set in silver with an 18K band will sparkle in sunlight and candlelight. Notice the gorgeous back, a work of art in and of itself. The ring back is cut down so that the metal is cut to fit the stones and gives a more refined appearance to the ring. The ring is size 6 1/2 and can be sized to fit.
Georgian rose diamond cluster ring set in silver with an 18K gold embossed band. Rings of this period are very scarce and hard to find in such wonderful condition. This is a real collector's piece. The ring is size 6 and can be sized to fit.
Tall turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass decanter with engraved silver overlay. Globular bowl with cylindrical neck and everted rim. Stopper concave with faceted neck. Dense overlay. On bowl are flower heads, entwined scrolls, and trellis between double linear frames joined by beading and terminating in volute scrolls. On neck are shooting tendrils forming arches. Neck and rim in collar as is decanter neck. Glass is clear. Marked and numbered 044...
An extraordinary Chinese Rose Medallion tureen with underplate, grand size and details.
The tureen measures 15 1/4" wide to ends of handles, is 10" deep and 12" high.
The underplate measures 14 3/4" x 11 1/4" and is 1 3/4" high.
One of the largest sizes found in tureens of this era, and it is beautifully painted with fine detail, gold ground, and gold on handles and lid finial.
Very heavy, weighs 13 pounds and 6 ounces.
The tureen is early Rose Medallion, dating from 1840 to 1860, a period ...
A fine pair of mirror image blue opaline glass vases with enameled butterflies and flowers. Attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons, these date circa 1860-1880. The vases are in excellent antique condition with only loss to the gilt on the rims and an area on the back. Measures 12.75" high x 5.5" diameter. A truly beautiful and rare find.
A rare early Ortodox Icon Jesus Kristus Pantokrator, stamped and dated, Moskva, 1874.
Finely handpainted Icon with a beautifully chiseled Ritza in high grade silver 84. The piece was made by Viktor Sawinkows 1855-1888, stamped with his mark.
Height: 22 cm. and 18 cm. wide.
Condition: Choice for the high age and the silver lightly toned.
Ex. Old Danish Estate Collection
Three plates with a blind molded basket weave border and swirled ribs the way Coalport molded plates in the early part of the 19th century. The hand painted flowers in a central bouquet and four single flowers on the lip are very much in the early Coalport style. The plates are 9 ¼ inches (23.5 cm) in diameter.
Conditon: no chips cracks, hairlines or repairs for two and the third with a spider in the center...
An underglaze blue hand painted ”Ronda” pattern soft paste porcelain plate with a deep molded rib border and barbed edge. Though unmarked the painted pattern and the distinctive molding are typical of Tournai. The diameter is 8 inches (20.32 cm).
Condition: No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. Some wear and a little associated discoloration.