Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1429863 (stock #RP05056)
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$359.00
Here is a dramatic brooch featuring two cabochons of round black onyx. This is probably a piece of Victorian mourning jewelry, which frequently used black onyx. It has also been used to defend against negativity – so important in today’s world! Unmarked, but tests as 14 or 15 karat gold. It is centered by a baroque or freshwater pearl, and has two draping chains framing a central dogs-tooth pearl dangle. It is further decorated by swirls and ropes of gold. It measures 1-11/16” x 1-1/4”, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420200 (stock #AS5-160)
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$125.00
Dainty and lovely, this enamel, pearl, and sapphire Art Nouveau stickpin is 14k gold and just plain beautiful. The pin is set with seed pearls and a faceted sapphire and the enamel shades from pink to green. The head of the pin is 1/2" and the pin itself 2" in length. Comes with a clutch to protect the end. [No matter how lovely the stickpin, it's bad if you stab yourself!] Circa 1900.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1432092 (stock #RN09175)
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$399.00
Here is an unusual sterling silver and enamel pendant, which comes out of the Arts & Crafts movement, spearheaded by William Morris, John Ruskin, et al. The enamel colors are associated with the women’s suffrage movement in the UK: green (Give), white (Women the), and violet (Vote) – or at least, that’s the story! The free-standing wire work (so unusual!) interlaces around the body of the piece, and holds an oval of mother-of-pearl in place. Also unusual is the use of brown enamel. There i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1427838 (stock #RN08156)
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$599.00
Here is a coral garland (also referred to as “festoon” or “swag”) necklace consisting of 8 coral cabuchons of graduated lengths and sizes. The three longest drops are on rigid bars. The coral is a lovely dark ox-blood red, very hard to capture in photos. Coral was believed to prevent bad luck, and to be an aid to meditation. The length is 15-1/4” (but it would be easy to lengthen it), and the decorated portion is 4-1/4” x 2-1/8” at the longest point. The chain bears the mark for si...
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1343195
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$400.00
Gentlemen: this terrific lion is just waiting to take his place on your tie or lapel! Made from unmarked but tested 14kt yellow gold, with tiny red stones for eyes, and a (cultured?) pearl in his jaws, he measures 7/16” x 1/2”. The findings are either a low-carat gold or gold filled. The lion himself weighs 1.5g, and the total weight is 4.1g. He probably began life as a stickpin, circa 1900, and is in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefull...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1432180 (stock #RR12167)
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$575.00
Here is a terrific ring centered by a navette-shaped lapis lazuli (traditionally a stone of royalty, also signifying truth and inner strength), with specks of pyrite for a bit of sparkle. The stone measures 3/4” N to S, and 1/4” E to W. The setting is made of 14kt yellow gold, formed into graceful curlicues. It is stamped 14k, and also has a maker’s mark, which appears to be “KBN” and also a dot in a circle. The size is between 5-1/4 and 5-1/2, and it weighs 5.5g. Based on an old desig...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1429382 (stock #RP08148)
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$249.00
Here is a dainty little pin, measuring 7/8” across. Some of the leaves are enameled in shades of green, yellow and orange, alternating with leaves set with 3 seed pearls each. (The colors make it perfect for Fall or Spring!) It centers another seed pearl. The findings are original, with a neat security clasp. On the clasp is a maker’s mark consisting of an arrow with a circle at the end, most likely for Robert Klitz, of New York. No hallmarks, but it tests for 14k gold. Circa 1900. The phot...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1433349 (stock #RN10202)
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$2,249.00
Here is an English jewel which reflects the aesthetics of fin de siècle France and Russia, with its pink topazes and demantoid garnets. The fairly large oval topazes are surrounded by swirls of seed-pearl-set gold, and set off by 4 bright green demantoid garnets, 2 of which are set into the fine chains which connect the top section to the bottom; of the other 2, the top one is a modified pear shape, the other is oval. It measures 2” long by 1-1/8” across at the widest point, and weighs 5.4g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1431696 (stock #RR12165)
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$599.00
Here is one of our favorite rings. It features a jade-like green chalcedony center stone, surrounded by red and green Celtic interlace (also called entrelac) enamel. There is more interlace on the shank. Perfect for Christmas, but always very wearable. It is just slightly smaller than size 6, and the top measures 13/16” x 5/8”. Chalcedony was thought by Native Americans to promote harmony and good will. It is stamped 14K, and “KB”. There is a small amount of enamel loss, but otherwise i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1429043 (stock #RN11212)
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$699.00
Here is a beautiful gold necklace from France, highlighting roses. Roses have been symbolic of love and remembrance for centuries, as well as passion, purity, and happiness. This necklace is so elegant! Measuring 17-5/8”, the delicate chain is adorned with 3 roses, each with leaves below. The rest of the chain consists of a further 12 fancy links. Each fancy link measures 7/16”, and each rose is 3/4” x 5/8”. It weighs 4.2 g. Very feminine, with a maker’s mark beginning with “B” –...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1431162 (stock #RN06086)
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$299.00
Here is a striking pendant or charm, perfect for a bracelet or necklace. Measuring 15/16” including the bale, by 3/8”, he is holding a nice old mine cut diamond of approximately 5 points in his mouth. Unmarked, and 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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1428216 (stock #RP03004)
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$659.00
Here is a very classic brooch, in the style of Lucien Gautrait, featuring a ribbon and flower motif, with a ring of white enamel in the center. The pearl on the dangle may be a replacement (many dangles have had to be replaced over the years). The brooch is marked with the French eagle for 18k gold and partial owl marks with “73”, indicating a piece that was imported into France post 1893 and assayed in the town of Rouen. There is also what looks like a blurry French maker’s mark, so the m...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1427620 (stock #RM08110)
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$399.00
Here is an interesting cigarette case, highlighted by black niello enamel. It has a flower motif on both sides, and space for a monogram on one side, should you wish it. It is marked (and tests as) sterling silver. It measures 3-7/8 x 2-15/16”, and weighs in at 4.92 ounces. In excellent condition. The elastic may be a replacement. We believe this case is pre-1920, but would welcome other opinions. It has a Russian look to it, but the Russians didn’t use the “Sterling” stamp. It could als...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1900 item #1405856 (stock #AP8-548)
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$295.00
The three-leafed clover isn't unusual, but four-leafed ones occur once in every 10,000. The fourth leaf stands for LUCK. Here's a lovely and unusual four-leafed clover pin to enhance your jacket and bring good luck all year long. This charming pin has leaves of fossil ivory surrounded by gold nuggets. It is 1" x 1", and is marked NATIVE GOLD NUGGETS. Circa 1890.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1432788 (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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408389 (stock #AP8-576)
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$150.00
A charming little pin. The fleur d'lis is a stylized lily or iris that was much used in heraldry and as a symbol of royalty (among others) since ancient times. This enchanting little pin is silver pavé-set with turquoise cabochons and is so very Victorian in style. It dates from 1870-1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1940 item #1431546 (stock #RE04003)
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$40.00
These lovely earrings have nice long dangles – the entire earring measures 1-3/4 long, and the dangle is 1-5/16”. They measure just under 1/2” at the widest point. The dangles have a charming bird and flower motif. They are black enamel and gold plate or gold filled. Damascene jewelry has been made since the Victorian era in Portugal and Spain, and earrings with lever-back findings came into production c. 1900. We aren’t certain about the age, so we’re going with pre-1940. They are i...