Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1439087 (stock #AP7-469)
Period Pieces
$175.00
This splendid Victorian brooch is an example of the Egyptian Revival style. It is silver gilt with a polychrome enamel winged pharaoh. The old style of the tube hinge and C clasp date it as prior to 1900. tube hing. It is marked 800 (for silver content) and has an indecipherable maker's mark. The pin is 1 1/4 " X 5/8". There is a small crack in the enamel of one feather. It is 19th century in age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1433682 (stock #RM10145)
Period Pieces
$69.00
Here is a pretty crystal and sterling silver perfume bottle with a partial mark for Sterling (it tests as sterling as well), and another partial mark: “…AXCO” for TAXCO. It measures 2” x 1-1/3”, and is in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1431440 (stock #RP09173)
Period Pieces
$269.00
Here is a pin that we just love! The colors are so pretty, and the leafy design is so very Arts & Crafts. It consists of a berry and leaf motif, highlighted by a central cushion-cut cabochon blue chalcedony (thought to bring good luck), with a round green aventurine cabochon on either side. Measuring 1-1/4” x 3/8", it is unmarked but tests as silver. It is in excellent condition, although the pin is a little bent (pretty typical for these old pieces). The pin stem assembly may be a replacement...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1411472 (stock #AP6-360)
Period Pieces
$45.00
This charming pin is the embodiment of Victorian design. A very stylized butterfly perches on a row of 'gold' ball-shaped dangles. The 'butterfly is centered with a colorless brilliant, and small red imitation rubies are at each side. As was common at the time in the Victorian era, a matching stickpin acts as a safety feature as well as being pretty. The pin is a generous 1 1/2" and is gold filled. There is a maker's mark PC Co. Circa 1880
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1411322 (stock #JB-3)
Period Pieces
$75.00
Victorian fashion became newly popular in the late 1920s, assisted by a number of period films. The shimmering colors of butterfly wing graced increasingly popular jewelry which originated in England, where it was made from the wings of the Morpho, a Brazilian butterfly. This set is a real treasure and consists of a necklace and two pairs of earrings, one button and one dangle. Each piece features a tropical scene. The oblong pendant holds an oval tropical beach scene in a sterling silver mo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1432645 (stock #RM12167)
Period Pieces
$259.00
Here is a pair of 10kt yellow gold cuff links sporting an ivy motif – a favorite of ours! Ivy is symbolic of marriage and friendship. The decorated ends measure ¾” x ½”, and the total weight is 3.2g. Unmarked, they test at 10k, and we believe them to be from the Art Nouveau period. In excellent condition, and really sweet. The photos are part of the description so please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1430943 (stock #RP03001)
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$599.00
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. It is in excellent condition, except for a very minor problem with one of the petals - it is detached at its central...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1436611 (stock #RM08130a)
Period Pieces
$99.00
Here is a pretty brush with repousse decorations of Art Nouveau lilies on the top, and fancy swirls on the handle. It measures 5-3/4” x 3". It is stamped Sterling, and there are other, illegible, marks. There is a little bit of damage to the silver at the top of the brush, which is exaggerated by the photos. The handle has an undecorated area on each side, ready for your monogram should you want one. On one side this area has some small dings to it. On the other side the photos show camera re...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1435554 (stock #RN08157)
Period Pieces
$459.00
Here is an elegant queen gracing the front of this antique locket. She wears a crown with a row of 7 tiny single-cut diamonds, and one slightly larger full-cut diamond at the top of the crown. Her hair cascades down to her shoulder, and gold disks hang from the crown. There is a little dent at about cheek bone height. The back has a monogram, possibly an S, and has several little dents, which are exaggerated in the photos. The rose gold (very hard to photograph the color accurately) tests at abo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1431808 (stock #RSP10061)
Period Pieces
$275.00
Here is a delightful lioness with emerald-green glass eyes, and a diamond in her mouth. The detailing of her face – whiskers, mane, etc. - are very nicely done. She is made from unmarked but tested 14kt yellow gold. Her head measures 1/2” x 5/8”, and the total length is 2-3/4”. The pin is very straight, which is somewhat unusual! In excellent antique condition. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description. Please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1430743 (stock #RN13239)
Period Pieces
$299.00
Here is a very special necklace, combining an Art Nouveau central panel set with a freshwater pearl and a sapphire-blue paste stone with an Etruscan-style fringe. Unmarked, it really looks like gold, however it tests as rolled gold or gold fill (we didn’t test the fringe for fear of obvious damage). The central panel measures 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” including the dangles. In total, there are 11 graduated dangles or drops, the longest being 3/4” and the shortest 3/8”. The total length is 16” ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1434047 (stock #RN10194)
Period Pieces
$399.00
Here is a pretty lady, made of unmarked but tested 18k yellow gold. Spangled with 8 tiny diamonds (the birthstone for April), and with her hair swept up into a bun with whispy tendrils of hair around her ears, she is charming! She measures 1” x 1”, and weighs 2.5g. The gold is a little worn at the high points, and we had the jump ring strengthened, as it was worn very thin – someone clearly loved this piece a lot! On the back, it looks as though someone made a small groove for testing the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1415068 (stock #AS5-140)
Period Pieces
$40.00
This Egyptian Revival style stickpin tests as 10 k gold. The decorative head is 7/8" in length and the pin overall is 2 5/8". The yellow "stone" is glass. A clutch will be supplied with the pin. Not marked. Age uncertain.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1438140 (stock #RR08122)
Period Pieces
$449.00
Here is a very pretty 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 motif (Star of David, perhaps?) 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 pearl prong is missing. Someone used tiny amounts of g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408983 (stock #AP5-450)
Period Pieces
$95.00
This Egyptian Revival watch pin is 14k gold set with an oval opal. It dates from ~1880. The original catch has been replaced with a more modern safety catch. The pin is 1 1/2" wide by 5/8" high.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1439994 (stock #RSP04006)
Period Pieces
$275.00
Here is a wonderfully detailed iris, centered by a tiny single cut diamond. Irises symbolize faith, hope, wisdom and courage – what better way to enhance your lapel? Unmarked, the yellow gold tests as 10k. It measures 2-1/2" long. The iris is 7/8” x 1/2”, and it weighs 1.1g. In excellent condition and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1434201 (stock #RN13244)
Period Pieces
$290.00
Here is a pendant featuring a large amethyst, measuring about 10mm across. It is set in a framework of bright gold leaves that brings to mind the Arts and Crafts era, with another leaf on the bale, and a fringe of tiny seed pearls dangling below – sweet! From the top of the bale to the bottom of the fringe it measures 1-1/2”, and from side to side it is 3/4” at the widest points. It is marked and tested 14k gold and weighs 1.8g. We believe it was made during the 1960s, but we’re not sur...