Absolutely fantastic transitional Victorian 14k gold bracelet, featuring a gem-set bug sitting on a blue enamel leaf. The little bug is set with diamonds, opals and rubies; the bracelet’s shoulders are intricately carved; the vivid, serrated leaf is entwined with sinuous tendrils. Enamel is in perfect condition; one opal is a very white replacement; some discoloration to gold on interior; two spots of light filing on exterior where gold was tested (not by me!). Hallmarks on clasp are unfamil...
Beautiful early Victorian paste locket, in 900 silver, with crystal compartment for a memento. Bow shaped surmount; locket back. Very good condition; a few scratches to front; one paste replaced. Marked “900” with a hallmark that looks a bug with pincers or a squid! Measures 1 3/8”.
Superb Victorian angel skin coral demi parure, featuring cherub heads surrounded by wreaths of flowers. The set comprises a pair of pendant earrings and a brooch which doubles as a pendant. Excellent condition; the blush of pink lends a wonderful tone. Earrings measure just under 2” from hook to tip; brooch/pendant is 1 7/8”.
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Fantastic delicate and diminutive 19th century Victorian metal and silk thread knit purse with ornate gilt mount and gold beaded tassel. Excellent condition; one loose tassel loop. Measures 3 1/2” (not including tassel) by 2 1/8”.
Three perfect unset moss agate stones of different shapes, with beveled edges. Probably Victorian; perfect for rings or puns. Measrues 1.8cm by .8cm; 1.6cm by 1.1 cm; 1,8cm by 1.1cm.
Great 19th century silver and malachite pendant, probably Austro-Hungarian. The large central malachite stone is surrounded by a fanciful figural setting, including a pagoda, dragons and winged female figureheads. A roaring lion’s head is suspended below; there is a scroll bail on top. Very good condition. Measures 2 3/4” by 1 1/8”.
Fantastic, wearable, drippy gilt metal and garnet necklace, Victorian era. The necklace features 44 faceted round garnets plus eight tear shaped faceted drops. Two stones on clasp; safety chain. Good condition; a few chips to stones. Measures 15 1/2”.
Beautiful 18K gold Victorian gypsy ring with three old mine cut diamonds set into carved stars. Fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1898-1899; makers mark is hard to read. Excellent condition. Ring size 5 1/2.
A rare Victorian Essex crystal pendant in 18K gold, depicting an owl perched on a branch, an unusual subject matter for a style that featured hunting-related animals like horses, dogs or foxes. Essex crystal (or reverse painted) jewelry was made using a piece of cabochon rock crystal, flat on one side and domed on the other. The flat side was carved with an intaglio design, which was then painted in amazing detail and often backed with mother-of-pearl. The distortions of the domed crystal gave ...