Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1431961 (stock #RP05072)
Period Pieces
$149.00
Here is a pin with an ancient Celtic design: two birds with enameled wings, bodies and eyes, with interlaced (also called “entrelac”) silver above and below. The enamel is in red, blue, green, and white. It is marked 925 for sterling silver, and has several other marks which are illegible. 1-1/2” X 1-1/4”. There are a couple places where the enamel isn’t perfect – please see photos. Probably a more recent casting of an older piece, and very pretty indeed! The photos are part of the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1424495 (stock #RSP06025)
Period Pieces
$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 #1426200 (stock #RP07095)
Period Pieces
$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 : Silver : Period : Pre 1920 item #1408308 (stock #AP6-351)
Period Pieces
$95.00
Tiny and charming. The pin is made of 800 silver, enameled on both front and back, and centered with a square-cut peridot. The pin is 3/4" in diameter. Enamel is slightly worn on the front, but is in better condition on the back. There is a small chip in the stone. Enough negativity! It's a lovely pin! It is marked with the dog's head quality mark that shows it is 800 silver, made between 1872 & 1922 in Austro-Hungary and an A for the maker.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1800 item #1427375 (stock #RM05020)
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$255.00
Here is a lovely and very old serving spoon which could have graced the dining room of any of Miss Jane Austen’s upper crust characters. It has a berry motif in the gold-washed interior of the bowl (the wash or gilt is very pale and doesn’t show up in the photos. By its hallmarks (crowned leopard’s head, lion passant, and date letter “N” with “feathers”), it was made in London during 1768-1769. The maker’s mark is a script “BB”. It measures 8-1/2" x 1-3/4", and weighs approxi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1430829 (stock #RSP12065)
Period Pieces
$355.00
Here is a romantic stick pin for your lapel, depicting a woman in profile with a pearl nestled into the curls of her hair. It would make a great gift for a man or a woman, or a sweet addition to your own collection. Marked 14k, it’s made from yellow gold, and signed by the maker, Whiteside & Blank. It measures 2-3/8”, and weighs 2.0g. The pin is slightly bent, and the back is dented a little, but this doesn’t detract from the beauty of this enchanting jewel when worn. Historical note: Mr....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414849 (stock #AP7-457)
Period Pieces
$245.00
Good things come in small packages! This charming watch pin embodies all the beauty of Art Nouveau design. It is 14 K gold set with a 4 x 6 mm amethyst and seed pearls. The pin is 3/4 X 3/4" and carries the maker's mark L B A. Circa 1900.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1425444 (stock #RM10145)
Period Pieces
$79.00
Here is a pretty little crystal and sterling silver perfume bottle with a partial mark for Sterling (it also tests as sterling), 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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1429669 (stock #RN05034)
Period Pieces
$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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1430649 (stock #RP12207)
Period Pieces
$1,395.00
This glorious Victorian brooch is in the shape of a “love knot,” and was most likely a wedding gift to a bride – but it would be an amazing gift on at any time! Or simply an excellent addition to your collection. It consists of 50 old-cut diamonds, 5 rubies, and 3 rosy-colored pearls, all mounted on silver-topped rose gold. Weighing in at 5.7g, it measures 1-3/4” x 7/8”. In excellent antique condition, and so beautiful! The photos are part of the description; please examine them care...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1430610 (stock #RR07099)
Period Pieces
$199.00
Here is a pretty ring, which comes out of the era when Edwardian styles were sliding into Art Deco. It is marked “925” for sterling silver, and set with a ruby, birthstone for those born in July. Rubies have been called “the queen of stones and the stone of kings.” The ring has the mellow patina of age, and is size 6. It could be sized. 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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1431357 (stock #RM10138)
Period Pieces
$299.00
Here is a sterling silver buckle with a floral motif with plique a jour (translucent) enamel. These buckles with plique are quite unusual. The plique is red, two shades of blue, and green. It is signed with a “JK” above another “JK” in a box. It has marks for London, 1886, and a duty mark. Measuring 3-1/8” x 2-1/4", it weighs 32.7g or 1.16 oz. It is in very good condition. The plique has a few hairlines and some bubbles, which is normal for this type of enamel. The red and blue plique ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1403591 (stock #AP5-243)
Period Pieces
$150.00
This lovely Edwardian White Gold & Amethyst Brooch is 2" long, and is centered with a ½" diamond-shaped, faceted amethyst. The metal is 10 k white gold. Early 20th century.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420200 (stock #AS5-160)
Period Pieces
$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 : 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 : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1426923 (stock #RR06065)
Period Pieces
$1,100.00
This wonderful Georgian ring could have been worn by one of Jane Austen’s more upper-crust characters! It features a rose-cut diamond (pointed top instead of flat), set in 14kt gold with decorations in black enamel on the shank, which are still in excellent condition. Diamond is the birthstone for April. The ring is approximately a size 5. It isn’t possible to estimate the weight of set rose cut diamonds; it is in the I range for clarity – normal for its era. Unmarked, it is pre-1836 (Miss...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1417043 (stock #AN7-534)
Period Pieces
$225.00
This pretty lavaliere is made of 10 k gold with an especially rich color. The oval gem is actually an amethyst look-alike--a garnet/glass doublet*and the dropper is a fresh water pearl. The pendant is 1 1/4" x 5/8" in size and is on a 16" gold filled chain. Circa 1900. *Check out the blog accompanying item #1416939 for more about garnet/glass doublets.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1425830 (stock #RP05030)
Period Pieces
$75.00
Here is a small gold-filled Victorian or Edwardian fretwork pin. It measures 15/16” x 7/8”. Somewhat worn in places, but still very pretty. Oddly, the watch hanger tests as 10k. Signed SIMMONS and RFS & Co (for the R.F. Simmons Co. of Attleboro, MA). Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.