American Retro brooch, ca. 1940. Scrolls embellished with sprays of sapphires, diamonds, rubies, and a single pearl. A band of inlaid sapphires and diamonds joins the scrolls. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 1 3/4 in. 940
Beautiful 14k gold flower brooch comprising petals inset with 33 rubies (approx. 3 carats) on white-gold stem encrusted with pave diamonds. The flower is framed by 3 scrolled yellow gold leaves. United States, ca 1940s. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 1 3/8 in. #675
A fabulous 18K white gold bee brooch inlaid with diamonds and rubies. Made by Sabbadini in Milan, ca. 2000. Signed. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: L 1 3/8 x W 1 x H 1/2 in. #1113
Charming figural silver brooch in form of bird. The bird is covered with inlaid rose-cut diamonds and faceted rubies on head, tail, and wing tips. Beak is gold as is ruby-encrusted crown – exquisite touches. The bird is perched on c-scroll branch covered with more rose-cut diamonds and eight larger miner-cut diamonds. Gold back. England, ca 1880. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 1 3/4 in. #1157
American Edwardian 14 kt white gold lorgnette inset with diamonds and sapphires. Get in touch with your inner dowager. To be deployed at the next meeting. In silk-lined case. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 1 3/4 in. #1018
English Victorian diamond, 18k gold, and enamel eye brooch, ca 1880. Oval enamel plaque with flowers on peach ground. Bordered with rose-cut diamonds. Gold edge has engraved zigzag pattern.
Dimensions: H 1 x W 1 3/4 in. #878
This is a gorgeous sterling silver pendant brooch with gold in a unique Renaissance Revival design circa 1880. This pendant brooch is comprised of a central flower basket in gold with flowers and leaves in enamel scrolling out. Above the basket are three diamonds surmounted with a gold shell, and below the basket with a flower set with a small ruby. Around the basket are openwork scrolls that create curved sides and a dramatic dynamic silhouette. A natural pearl drop hangs from the bottom of t...
This pretty brooch with stones mounted in silver-topped 18k gold has been designed in the shape of a flower.
The petals have been formed from 5 incised citrines in a warm smokey yellow-brown color which surround a cut diamond in the center.
The stem of the flower and the petals' border are all highlighted by inlaid old European and rose-cut diamonds.
The back has been marked with a French guarantee stamp.
The brooch measures approximately 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" and was made Circa:1880.
It is a lov...
Unusual bar pin in silver, 18 kt gold, and enamel. Made in England, ca. 1880. Enameled jockey with riding crop on gold and diamond mount. The horse has cabochon sapphire eye. Gold heightened with silver. Excellent condition with fine patina.
Lenght: 2 1/8 in.
Unusual 14K gold and enamel Egyptian-Revival brooch featuring large enamel wings encrusted with inlaid miner-cut diamonds that branch out from central mount shaped by two Egyptian cats. Carved turquoise scarab sits at center and a gold-mounted sapphire extends from the mount. Circa 1920. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x L 2 3/4 inches. Heavy weight: 17 dtws. #1126
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - with carved lacquer decoration of peacock and peahen by rocks and blooming peonies, all under pine trees with mist. Carved pine tree design continues on the cover. Golded bronze edge with loop by the top serves for hanging. Superb sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/2 inches.
19th century Japanese two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - made out of wood lacquered black and decorated in red with a branch with leaves and berries. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Delicate work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 3/8 inches.
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - in a form of a tree trunk stripped of bark with its surface carved to represent knots and insect damage. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Clever sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 5/8 inches.
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - in a form of a tree trunk stripped of bark with its surface carved to represent knots, and one side with a reserve containing a poem. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Clever sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/2 inches.
Late Meiji (1890s t0 1912) Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - with carved and lacquered design of an ama (female abalone diver) on a boat propelled by a fisherman with an oar, and a sail junk in the background. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Nice sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/8 inches.
Japanese tea ceremony ceramic Shino ware chawan (tea bowl) with superb namako (sea cucumber”) glaze. Shino ware originated in the ancient Japanese province of Mino (Gifu prefecture) in the 16th century, and were the first high fired ceramics in Japan. They are usually tea ceremony items, and were not made for export. Wonderful free potting, bottom showing cream colored stoneware body and spiral lines left by potter’s fingers in the center. Extraordinary rich multicolored glaze pooling into b...
19th century Persian calligraphy done in ink on paper in a shape of an ostrich. Zoomorphic Islamic calligraphy as art form is a mode of script metamorphosing into living forms which are also readable letters and of using scripts to delineate such forms. The flexibility of the Arabic letters allows them to be bent and extended in a way which is impossible with other alphabets. It was developed in the 15th century and practiced in Ottoman Turkey, India and Iran. Beautifully and imaginatively done,...
Pair of Edwardian Regency sterling silver compotes. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1927. Round and shallow well. Wide shoulder engraved with Neoclassical border, including beaded oval medallions inset with covered vases, between dentil borders. Rim molded. Knopped support on raised foot with same ornament. Fully marked including pattern no. 20896B (first produced in 1927), order no. 2633, and director’s letter m. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 9 in. Total weight: 37 tro...