Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pendants : Contemporary item #1414558 (stock #RN07129)
Period Pieces
$899.00
Here is a graceful fairy, made in the Art Nouveau style. While new, she still conveys the design ethos of a bygone era. Oddly, during the Nouveau era – roughly 1890–1915 - very few fairy jewels were made, except some very high-end ones by designers such as Lalique. She is made from 18k yellow gold, and her wings are plique a jour (translucent enamel). The colors shade from pink to almost white, and then into green. Her golden hair is accented by a round brilliant cut diamond, and at her feet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1940 item #1408699 (stock #RN05031)
Period Pieces
$45.00
This simple yet elegant gold washed lavalier evokes both the Nouveau and the Deco eras with its design. It measures 1-3/8” without the bale, and 1/2” at the widest point. It features 3 dark purple stones, which might be glass – we couldn’t identify them with certainty. The top stone’s facets are somewhat abraded, and there is wear to the metal. Circa 1920. The photos are part of the description, so please examine them with care. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance free within the U...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1930 item #1416384 (stock #AN5-303)
Period Pieces
$350.00
Beautiful, antique, and signed by a famous maker--can it get any better? This lovely turn-of-the-century pendant is centered with a 12 x 30 mm oval citrine surrounded by a pale blue enameled band studded with marcasites. Enameled bows on each side and a fresh water pearl dropper finish the design. The metal is 935 silver (higher silver content than sterling) and the pendant is signed with the dragonfly mark for Meyle & Mayer. The firm of Meyle & Mayer is well-known for Jugenstil, Art No...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1400540 (stock #AN7-527)
Period Pieces
$535.00
Gold and enamel and pearls! This delicate Art Nouveau lavaliere 10 k gold with green and cream enamel. It is set with six seed pearls and has a 'potato' pearl dropper. The lavalier is3/4" X 3/4" in size. The 18" chain is 14 k gold and is not original to the necklace. Circa 1895.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1413781 (stock #RN11207)
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$499.00
Here is one of our favorite lockets! The front has a beautiful Egyptian woman or girl – or perhaps goddess - in profile, wearing a headdress, from which a few locks of hair have escaped, and hoop earrings. She is nestled within a crescent moon (symbolic of the female principal, intuition, and new beginnings). The back has a monogram, and inside it has both photo rings, but no celluloid. That can easily be fixed with plastic. Unusually large, it measures 1-5/8”, and weighs .77 ounce. It is ma...
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 : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1415967 (stock #RSP08043)
Period Pieces
$229.00
Here is a stickpin featuring a scrumptious caramel-colored oval carnelian, set in 10kt gold and surrounded by an oval of gold set with 4 seed pearls. It is marked 10kt. The setting measures 13/16” x 1/2", and the whole thing 2-3/8". The pin has a bit of a bend to it toward the top, not visible when it’s worn, otherwise in excellent antique condition. The photos are part of the description. Please look at them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling, and insurance within the U...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1412047 (stock #RP09173)
Period Pieces
$299.00
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 circular 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 replacem...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1415376 (stock #RM08130a)
Period Pieces
$115.00
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 dings to it. On the other side the photos show camera reflecti...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1409199 (stock #RN11212)
Period Pieces
$755.00
Roses have been symbolic of love and remembrance for centuries, as well as passion, purity, and happiness. This necklace of roses is so elegant! Measuring 17-5/8”, the delicate chain is adorned by 3 roses, each with leaves below. They are spaced by beautifully decorated chain links. The rest of the chain consists of a further 12 fancy links included in the chain. 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 ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1414426 (stock #RM08111)
Period Pieces
$159.00
Here is a great pair of white gold-fronted double “Sunrise” cuff links. Each end is marked WHITE GOLD FRONT BELAIS 14K; TALON GRIP TRADEMARK, and is octagonal, measuring 5/8” x 7/16”, with rigid connectors that are hinged at one end. The Belais Brothers were among the first to develop a formula for white gold (their patent was for 1917). Many feel they were the premier workers in white gold, and their jewels are quite collectible. These show some wear to the gold, with a bit of red metal...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1414645 (stock #RN14251)
Period Pieces
$499.00
Here is a striking lavalier which is centered by a light purple amethyst (traditionally good for maintaining clarity of mind), framed by rose gold panels which are both Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts in style. It has a pearl dangle with good luster which is interestingly off-round. Measuring 1-5/8” including the pearl but not the jump ring, by 7/8”. The amethyst measures 3/8” x 1/4”. It is marked “9ct” but tests as 10k (this is not uncommon). It weighs 2.1g and is in excellent antique...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1415037 (stock #RP07113)
Period Pieces
$199.00
Here is a Victorian brooch with cross, anchor, and heart, the symbols for faith, hope and charity, respectively. It has nice detail work in the metal. Unmarked, but it is made of a layer of gold on top of what looks like copper. The center of the heart is set with a (faux?) seed pearl, and the cross is set with 11 tiny turquoise-colored cabs – they are too tiny for a definite ID. It measures 1-3/16 x 7/8". The gold shows wear here and there, and it has a nice patina. Overall it is in very good...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1411318 (stock #RN13239)
Period Pieces
$399.00
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 haven’t tested 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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1409413 (stock #RP05042)
Period Pieces
$119.00
Here is an engaging portrait in silver, of a wind-swept young-looking person in a cloak and hood. It’s very detailed and just lovely. We think it’s a boy (very unusual in jewelry), as the hair seems to be quite short under the hood. The hood itself looks like a cap made from a flower, as seen on fairies in Victorian children’s books. It measures 1-1/8” wide, is hollow, and is marked “STERLING TOP GERMAN SILVER BACK”. The (sterling) front is in very good condition. German silver is a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1414988 (stock #AP07-474)
Period Pieces
$95.00
A sassy dragon curled around a large amethyst-colored brilliant (yes, it’s glass) hides the hook that turns this into a watch pin. He has a dark red cabochon eye (probably glass) and a colorless brilliant in his mouth. It is unmarked and is 1” by ¾” in size. The pin is vermeil (gold over sterling). It has a round hinge and eared clasp, suggesting an age of late 1800s or early 1900s.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1411322 (stock #JB-3)
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$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 : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1415749 (stock #RN10200)
Period Pieces
$399.00
Here is a striking pendant out of the Arts & Crafts movement, which is enameled in an intense blue with patches of a much lighter blue. The dropper shades from a pale green through a lighter blue into the intense blue of the main part of the pendant. The back is marked sterling silver, and the dropper is marked silver. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-3/16, and is on a new 18” sterling chain. In very good condition overall. The enamel shows a little bit of wear around the edges, and it’s possible that ...