A delightful Shakudo brooch featuring a laughing face with exaggerated features including large copper lips as well as copper rope detail. Made in Japan. Meiji era, ca. 1880. Excellent condition with lovely patina.
Dimensions: H 3/4 x L 1 3/4 in. #1118
Swiss Enamel, Pearl and Gold Mounted Brooch, Circa 1880. The central enamel plaque depicts the Chateau de Chillon amidst the Swiss Alps in beautiful realistic subtle hues. The gold frame is engraved and set with several pearl sections alternating with sections of enamel (minor traces of loss to enamel). The back of the brooch is enameled in a pale blue hue and signed “Chillone” for the Château de Chillon. The Château was originally inhabited by the Savoy family and today is a destinati...
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...
One Person, Six Faces
Date printed: 1884
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.25 x 9.75 inches.
Reference: "Kiyochika, artist of Meiji Japan", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1988, page 62.
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Light creasing.
A spectacular pair of 22K gold and enamel elephant-head bangle bracelets decorated with deep red, blue, and green enamel and rose-cut diamonds. Made in Jaipur, India, ca. 1880. Provenance: formerly in the collection of the Maharani of Jaipur. Excellent condition. Total weight: 102 g. #1132