Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1440508 (stock #RSP12066)
Period Pieces
$199.00
Here is a classic Art Nouveau stick pin centered by a round amethyst, birthstone for February. Back in the day, amethysts were thought to prevent drunkenness, as well as being a cure for headaches (we sense a theme here!). There is a seed pearl above and one below, all mounted in a (marked and tested) 14kt “whiplash” framework (the whiplash motif was very popular with Nouveau artists). Measuring ½” x 2-1/4" long, it weighs 1.5g. There is an illegible maker’s mark. The pin is curved, but...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1417275 (stock #AS8-554)
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$60.00
This beautifully simple stickpin is the perfect way to set off an elegant suit. The large agate cabochon is bezel set in 18 k gold and is a wonderful swirl on golden colors. The stone is 5/8" top to bottom and the overall length of the pin is 2 7/8". The age is uncertain, but the beauty is timeless.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Contemporary item #1435146 (stock #RR07103)
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$1,199.00
Here is a gorgeous contemporary ring, made in the Art Nouveau style. It consists of blue enameled flowers (each centered by a diamond), pink enameled foliage, and trails of tiny diamonds in a band. So pretty! Made from 18k yellow gold (and marked 18k, as well as having a maker's mark), it has a nice weight (8.5g), yet is elegant and graceful. It contains 30 points of a carat in diamonds (just under 1/3 carat). It is size 6, and is NOT resizable. The photos are part of the description; please exa...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1910 item #1437304 (stock #RM05017)
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$599.00
Here is a delightful and over the top Egyptian Revival piece, centering Hathor, the goddess of dance, music, and fertility (we love her!). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe). The ink pots (glass inserts are not present) have winged hearts on them, and are surmounted by crescent moons – symbols from many cultures. It measure...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1437451
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$110.00
Here is a sweet little pin which has an interestingly textured top, like stylized waves or cross hatching. It measures 7/8” x 1/8”, and weighs 1.0g. Unmarked, it tests as 14kt. Circa 1900 and in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description so please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1438542 (stock #AN5-229)
Period Pieces
$74.00
The popularity of all things Italian amounted to mania in the Victorian England of 1860-1880. Especially favored were objects of Etruscan design. This locket is gold fill, decorated with a dimensional Etruscan Revival motif that is punctuated with a pearl. It is 1½" long and is unmarked.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1441216 (stock #RP03001)
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$699.00
Here is a lovely orchid brooch, made from richly-colored, unmarked but tested, 10kt yellow gold. It has excellent detailing, an old European cut diamond (approximately 1/3 of a carat), and a fan pearl. Weighing in at 2.6g, it measures 1” by about 7/8”, is very dimensional, and very Art Nouveau. It is unmarked, but we believe it was made in Newark, NJ based on its construction. (Newark was a hub of jewelry makers around the turn of the last century, including many well-known and collectible o...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1416821 (stock #AN7-519)
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$450.00
The typically Art Nouveau curves of this elegant lavalier are set with seed pearls to accent their lavish beauty. The lavalier holds a large central ametyst—February’s birthstone!—and has an amethyst dropper. The delicate bale is set with more pearls. The lavalier is made of 9 ct gold and is 1 1/8" by 1 1/2" plus the bale. Circa 1900. The 14 k gold 16" chain is new.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1434988 (stock #RR04031)
Period Pieces
$355.00
Here is a pretty ring, composed of 7 amethysts, birthstone for February (and in legend, thought to guard against poison) and on either side of the cluster, a bezel-set accent diamond and one tiny half seed pearl. The ring is approximately size 6.5, and would be easy to re-size. It is marked 10K and signed “ECI”. In excellent condition, with just a bit of patina. The gold is yellow, despite looking rosy in the photos. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. We ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1343645
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$2,500.00
These gorgeous cuff links are composed of slightly oval rock crystals carved with a seashell-like pattern, intersected by rows of calibre-cut blue sapphires. 18k (tested) white gold backs and links are marked with what appears to be European hallmarks – they are too blurry to decipher beyond that. The rock crystals measure 5/8” x 9/16”, and together they weigh 7.2g. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA incl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1436447 (stock #RN06099)
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$449.00
Here is one of our favorite lavaliers! It is quintessential Art Nouveau, having a graceful and elegant shape, with a flower and the classic whiplash motif. The central amethyst weighs approximately 1/2 carat, and accented by 28 seed pearls. Feng Shui practitioners believe amethysts aid in purification, and give access to a higher plane of energy. It tests as 14k, and is that lovely subtle old rose gold color. It weighs 3.3g and measures 1” x 1” at the widest points. Chain not included. In v...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1437427 (stock #RN07127a)
Period Pieces
$599.00
This lovely (unmarked but tested) 10kt gold jewel is from the early 1800s (around Jane Austen's time), when cannetille work was the vogue: very fine gold wires twisted into thin ropes and then formed into rosettes and other shapes. The amethyst has a lovely delicate shade of purple, and weighs approximately 2.5 carats – it’s very deep. (Amethysts are said to bring calm, and help banish headaches.) The whole lavalier, including the bale, measures 1-1/2 x 9/16”. Two of the seed pearls are mi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1438770 (stock #RB09029)
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$849.00
Here is a wonderful bracelet by Schaverien & Eastmead of Birmingham, England. It is 7” long and 3/8” wide at the widest points, with 5 enameled panels shading from dark green to pale green to magenta and back again. In between each panel is a round blister pearl. Each connecting link has a hard-to-read mark, probably a lion, also the marks for Birmingham, 1909, and “S&E”. The clasp has a safety chain. One enamel panel has a very small black spot, and one has a tiny chip in the enamel, ba...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1438565 (stock #RM05021)
Period Pieces
$399.00
Here is a beautiful sash buckle, designed for Tiffany by the well-known George Shiebler. The marks are: “Tiffany & Co,” the winged S for Shiebler, “Sterling,” and “4758” (we’re not sure what that means). It is 3” x 2”, with a slight curve to it, and weighs 42.2g/1.49oz. Decorated with a floral motif, it’s classically beautiful. Geo. W. Shiebler & Co. was in business under that name from 1876 until almost 1915. The buckle came in a Tiffany fabric bag, which is probably origin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1980 item #1440653 (stock #RC15094)
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$45.00
Here is a white metal bracelet, consisting of 7 links, each with two dolphins leaping through a heart. Really sweet! Dolphins represent peace, harmony, and joy. 7-3/4” long, with a toggle closure. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance free within the USA.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1439370 (stock #RN06087)
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SOLD
Here is a sweet little pendant or charm made by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy, one of the famous French medalists. The design was usually made out of a heavy gold plate, but this one is 18kt rosy gold. Signed by Dropsy on the front, as is usual with French medals, it measures 1/2” in diameter (with the jump ring, 7/8”), and weighs 1.5g. In excellent condition, showing a gentle patina, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1437690 (stock #RR09143)
Period Pieces
$655.00
Here is an elegant and beautiful ring made from unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold and a pretty purplish-pink topaz. The ring is a size 8, and could be resized. The topaz is set in a modified buttercup setting, with a single golden leaf curling up to meet the stone on either side, and with delicate detail work in the gold. In excellent condition. Topaz is thought to be a healing and energizing stone, to bring forgiveness, and promote truth. The photos are part of the description; please exami...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1435205 (stock #RR13174)
Period Pieces
$485.00
Here is a fascinating ring consisting of strands of rose gold tied in a knot, and studded with gold balls. One ball is missing, which makes it pleasantly asymmetrical (it took us a while to realize that it wasn’t actually made that way!). The decorated area measures 5/8 x 1/2” and the shank measures 3/16”. The ring has a maker’s mark (“J.M”), the anchor for Birmingham, the date mark for 1903-4, “9”, and “375”, however it tests as 10k (not unusual). It’s approximately size 7...