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
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
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
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
Charming English floral brooch, ca. 1860. Sterling silver and 18 kt gold encrusted with rose-cut diamonds in open pierced setting. The brooch can be converted to a pendant - a popular feature with Victorian jewelery. Excellent condition with antique patina.
Diameter: 1 3/8 in.
Delightful figural silver brooch in form of stork with natural Baroque pearl body and approximately 100 inlaid rose-cut diamonds. Beak gold and eye cabochon ruby. Gold back. England, ca 1880. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 2 1/4 x W 2 1/4 in. Pearl: D (approx.) 1 1/8 in. #1156
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.
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An Antique early Victorian Silver topped gold figural flower pendant set with a multitude of rose cut diamonds that highlight every flower and leaf. This silver topped gold design was the custom for much of the diamond jewelry produced in this era.
English,circa 1850, approx. 4.25 carats of rose cut diamonds. Antique patina. Excellent condition, length 2 1/2".
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
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...
Chinese Canton enamel writer’s coupe / brush washer of rectangular shape with rounded corners and low feet painted in polychrome enamels with various scholar’s items consisting of a wine pot, numerous fruit, lingzhi fungus and several archaic vessels containing different scholar’s objects. Excellent quality painting, beautiful colors, spurious 4-character Qianlong mark in blue enamel on the bottom, pleasantly heavy, in fantastic condition, wonderful decorative item for a scholar’s desk. ...
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the outside with polychrome enamels depicting a butterfly in flight among melons, gourds and morning glory flowers on vines with leaves. Wonderful quality painting with famille rose colors, gilding to all exposed metal parts (some wear). Very pleasant patina, great item for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 1/4 inches, diameter 2 3/4 inches.
19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with two ladies in a scholarly garden under a tall banana plant. Wonderful quality painting - see the folds of their clothes, distinctive faces, rockery with bamboo grass and flowering branch reserves among scrolling designs on the inside border. The dish is in great condition - no star cracks that are common on Canton pieces, compressed dust on the surface. Wonderful item for a scholar’s desk. Size: 3 5/8 inc...
Late 19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with 2 different stands holding various archaic bronze vessels with leaves and flowers, and bamboo tubes tied with a knot - one of the Emblems of the Eight Immortals. Cavetto with painted flowers on yellow background, outside is enameled light green. Beautifully painted, few faint lines of crazing, overall in great condition. Wonderful item for a scholar’s desk. Length 4 1/2 inches.
19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with 4 different archaic bronze vessels containing scholar’s items such as reishi fungus scepter, peacock feather and coral branch, all on light blue ground. Scrolling design in black enamel on the inside and in blue on the outside. Blue enamel floral mark on the bottom. Some tiny chipping outside along the upper rim, stress lines, but no cracks on the surface. Very appropriate item for a scholar’s desk. 3 3...
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the top with polychrome enamels depicting a Chinese lady with a fan in a garden, border of flower spray reserves and scrolling vines. Nice quality painting with famille rose colors, all dark spots are original pitting marks. Quiet item for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 inch, diameter 2 1/4 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a mythical beast (a Foo dog or maybe a fanciful rendition of a Pekinese breed) sitting on a base and scratching its face with a hind paw. Peony flowers and butterflies in flight around the base. Unusual and very lifelike composition with perfectly captured posture, wonderful potting, excellent expressive face, beautiful green and brown glazes. Very nice warm patina, in great condition, compressed dust on the surface. Height 4 1/8 inches.
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese scholar seated on rockery with a small tablet in his hands. Very good potting, wonderful face with a slight smile, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 11/16 inches.