Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1425910 (stock #RP04011)
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$125.00
Here is a petit pin which has a lotus or water lily motif highlighted by a tiny seed pearl. (The lotus is a symbol of purity and enlightenment, especially to Buddhists.) It is unmarked but tests as 10kt gold. It measures 1-1/8”, and weighs in at 0.04 oz. It would look lovely on a lapel or blouse. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1431393 (stock #RN04019)
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$189.00
Here is a classic Victorian pin/pendant, with a pinwheel motif, with 9 lovely bright dark purple garnet and glass doublets (from the period when amethysts were quite rare and expensive, so they made these doublets out of comparatively inexpensive material), and lots of seed pearls. It has both a pin stem assembly for use as a brooch, and a jump ring so it can be worn as a necklace. It is stamped 10k on the clasp. There is a small break in the gold framework, which isn’t noticeable without magn...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1428450 (stock #RP12223)
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$110.00
Here is a pretty 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 : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1432373 (stock #RP08130)
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$549.00
Here is a beautiful pin which is an interesting mixture of the Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. The Victorians loved to use real insects, especially these green beetles, in jewelry. The Nouveau jewelers loved naturalistic motifs, but generally didn’t use the insect itself – yet the design of the pin is very Nouveau. Marked 14k, the pale gold setting contrasts nicely with the deep green of the beetle. The pin stem assembly is original. The clasp has a nice safety lever; it is bent a tiny bit...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1426200 (stock #RP07095)
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$65.00
Here is an intriguing pin in the shape of a lyre (an early version of the harp). The coppery rose gold is engraved, with black enamel highlights, and dedicated to “GAO From G.V.” It measures 1-1/16” x 13/16” and weighs 3.6g, with the original old pin stem assembly. Unmarked, the brooch tests as 14k, and the pin stem tests as at least 10k. In excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. NOTE: rose gold can be hard to photograph accurately. Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1424495 (stock #RSP06025)
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$180.00
Here is an interesting beetle stick pin. Perfect for your lapel, the beetle is in very good condition (though the pin is slightly bent), and is set in unmarked but tested 14k rose gold. The beetle itself is 9/16” x 7/16” at the widest points, and is held firmly in place by 4 prongs. The whole thing is 2-3/4” long. The Victorians loved to use organic things in their jewelry, including real beetles. This particular type seems to have been a favorite. They are very collectible! Late Victorian...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1430316 (stock #RN07116)
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$1,990.00
Here is a show-stopper of a necklace, with lots of amethysts and seed pearls! The rigid cross piece has a chain running above it, through loops over 5 oval amethysts with very nice color, each set into an inverted heart-shaped framework, and separated from the next by a tiny pearl. Set below each amethyst is a seed pearl, and below the framework are draping chains, the central 5 each having a freshwater pearl dangle. At each end of the bar is an additional little round amethyst, for a total of 7...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1427760 (stock #RSP12069)
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$225.00
Here is an elegant stick pin featuring an amethyst measuring 7/16” x 5/16", in a rounded-off diamond-shaped setting made from a warm-hued 14kt gold (marked and tested). The setting measures 9/16” x 1/2” and the whole thing is 2-11/16” long and weighs 2.7g. Circa 1900 and in excellent condition. AMETHYSTS are thought to be spiritual stones, aiding in meditation; also good for curing headaches. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1428639 (stock #RSP12071)
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$249.00
Here is a simple but beautiful stick pin, featuring an oval of pale pink “angel skin” coral, measuring 9/16” x 3/8”. The whole thing is 2-7/8” long. Unmarked, it tests as 14k gold. The setting has a waving edge, and cut-outs to show the coral along the sides. Pink coral is said to restore harmony to the heart. It weighs 3.0g. The pin is a little bent (normal for gold stick pins), otherwise in excellent condition and circa 1910. The photos are part of the description; please examine t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1429561 (stock #RSP12068)
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$259.00
Here is a really pretty stickpin featuring a bright green tourmaline (said to aid in self confidence and compassion). It is surrounded by a gold Nouveau framework, with a rose below. A little white pearl completes it. It is marked 14k, with an illegible maker’s mark. It measures 1/2” x 5/8" and the whole thing is 2-1/2" long. It weighs 2.9g including the gold-filled clutch. In excellent condition and C. 1900. The Tudor rose is a combination of the red rose of Lancaster and the white r...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1429669 (stock #RN05034)
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$499.00
Here is a classic jewel consisting of a circle of gold enameled in deep blue, with gold highlights. Through it is tied a 3-looped bow, decorated with tiny seed pearls, as are the bail and drop. There are a couple very minor flaws in the enamel that are not visible without magnification. It is stamped 15kt gold, and the gold has that lovely rich color we don't see any more. There is a place on the back where it looks as though someone made a repair using but of course this is not visible when wor...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1431511 (stock #RP11192)
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$549.00
Here is an English pin featuring a large peridot (1 cm x 6 mm or 3/8” x 2/8”), and, on either side, seed pearl-set gold shamrocks. Flanking those are 3 green garnets (demantoids) per side, plus 1 above and 1 below the peridot. Peridot symbolizes spring and youthfulness, and it is said to bring wealth and health. On either side is an Art Nouveau whiplash of gold with more pearls. Stamped 15ct. The brooch weighs 5.1 g and measures 1-9/16” x 5/8”. Three of the tiny seed pearls are missing, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1428742 (stock #RR08122)
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$449.00
Here is a beautiful 15kt yellow gold double-cluster ring: a cluster of pearls centered by a ruby, and a cluster of rubies centered by a diamond. In the center of each is a Star of David motif in gold. Ruby is the birthstone for July. The ring is hallmarked for Birmingham, England and 15 karat gold, and a date mark for 1877, and also a maker’s mark for “P&E”. Size 7-1/2. One of the pearls may be a replacement, and one prong is missing. Someone used tiny amounts of glue (only visible with ma...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427876 (stock #RM05019)
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$199.00
Here is a very Victorian grooming chatelaine from the 1800s. It has a Chinese fish motif at the top, and dangling from that are 3 implements: a tweezers, an ear-cleaning device, and a third implement for cleaning nails. (We saw a similar chatelaine on eBay that was advertised as a device for opium users, but we don’t think so! But as non-opium users, we could be wrong ….) It is unmarked but tests positive for silver, and with a patina consistent with age. It is lacking a belt hook, but is i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1429625 (stock #RN06087)
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$349.00
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 #1428482 (stock #RR09143)
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$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 #1424458 (stock #RSP04012)
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$159.00
Here is a simple and elegant stickpin with a stylized flower design, based on a Japanese family crest. It is marked “k20” on the back, and tests as a very strong 20kt. The flower head measures 1/2" x 7/8”, and the whole pin is 2-1/2” long. It weighs 2.4g. The pin is a bit bent, not surprisingly given the high gold content (please see photos), otherwise in excellent condition. Circa 1900. Japanese art had a huge influence on the Art Nouveau movement in Europe and America, and this stick p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427586 (stock #RR04036)
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$1,399.00
Here is a very elegant band, with a continuous wheat sheaf pattern (wheat signifies love and charity). It was made at the turn of the last century, according to jewelry historian Christie Romero (RIP). She also told us it was probably made using a process called “die rolling.” It is marked “22ct”, “PLATINUM” (the platinum is under the gold, as you can see in the photos), and the maker’s mark is “B’s”. It is size 5-1/4 plus a little, and it cannot be sized. 5.6 grams. It is i...