Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1420813 (stock #RN10193)
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$1,999.00
This Edwardian/Art Nouveau necklace would be perfect for a bride … or anyone, really, at any time! It measures 1-1/4” at the widest point, and from the top-most diamond to the bottom of the dropper it is 2-1/4”. The dropper is a dogtooth pearl, 11/16” long, which has a collar of gold around it, set with 3 diamonds, and swirls of gold holding 4 more little pearls. The “wow” factor is terrific! The main section features 3 more tiny diamonds and 50+ seed pearls...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1416685 (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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1427332 (stock #RN10200)
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$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 which echoes the color 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408983 (stock #AP5-450)
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$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 : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1425352 (stock #RSP05016)
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$99.00
Here is a pretty woman’s face in profile. Her long golden hair trails down to end with a tiny baroque or freshwater pearl. Total length of the face, hair and pearl a little less than 3/4”. This design was based on a drawing by Charles Dana Gibson – a Gibson Girl! (See the final photograph.) It is marked 14k, weighs 1.2g, and is in excellent condition. It doesn’t have a maker’s mark, but we have seen this same stick pin with Alling’s mark. Circa 1910...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1417039 (stock #RSP08045)
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$449.00
Here is a marvelously detailed dragon stick pin with a tiny accent diamond in her mouth. She tests as 14k gold, and measures 5/8 x 1/2" with a total length of 2-1/8". She weighs in at 2.4g. In excellent condition and circa 1900. Display your inner fantasy/mythology geek on your lapel - or simply your love of history and beauty. 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 : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1423734 (stock #RP05072)
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$179.00
Here is a brooch 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1427428 (stock #RSP08043)
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$199.00
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 little 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1421293 (stock #AP6-396)
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$140.00
This lovely bar pin is Victorian in age and is made of 15 ct gold. It is an Etruscan Revival design with the central motif of an anchor. The pin is 1 1/2" in length by 3/8" wide. Circa 1860-90.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401266 (stock #AP10-650)
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$585.00
This gorgeous vulture is made of gilded silver [800] and plique a jour. It's a Victorian pin in the Egyptian Revival Style. The translucent wings are yellow-green, shading to burnt orange. The tops of the wings are opaque enamel in yellowish green. The pin is centered with a matching yellowish green stone which is to date [and probably forever] unidentified. It is not peridot, nor is it glass. The pin is 2" across and is circa 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1425158 (stock #RN11221)
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$559.00
Here is a gorgeous necklace featuring 13 madeira citrines (birthstone for November; they are said to bring optimism and joy into life) – 3 clusters of 3 each, and 4 set singly. The central cluster has a pearl dangle. The rich rose gold is marked 9ct on the clasp, but it tests as a weak 10k. No other marks. Wearable length is 18-3/4”. In excellent condition. The clasp is a little fussy, but could easily be replaced; we don’t want to do that, since it’s original to the piece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1421286 (stock #RSP12066)
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$199.00
Here is a classic Art Nouveau stick pin centered by an 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!). There is a seed pearl above and one below, all mounted in a (marked and tested) 14k “whiplash” framework (the whiplash motif was very popular with Nouveau artists). Measuring 1/2” x 2-1/4" long, it weighs 1.5g. There is an illegible maker’s mark...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1418856 (stock #RP08146)
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$699.00
Here is a very pretty watch pin made of marked and tested 14k gold, many seed pearls, and 2 accent diamonds. It has a vine and leaf motif, and 2 little flowers with heart-shaped petals, and we think it’s just beautiful. It measures 1-1/8 x 1-1/4" and weighs in at 6.9g. One seed pearl was missing, so we had it replaced. The pin stem assembly is original. In excellent condition, and circa 1910. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1418364 (stock #RR08132)
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$795.00
Here is a beautiful ring in rose gold which tests as 18k. The center stone is a ruby cut in an older style, but in excellent condition. (It’s possible that it’s a replacement stone.) It is surrounded by 8 rose cut and more randomly-cut diamonds which are definitely original, and which might be foiled, but in any case are in a closed-back setting. Typically for the period, a couple of them are chipped or have feathers (inclusions). It is unmarked and has a nice patina. The ring is a size 8-1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1425671 (stock #RR07072)
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$325.00
Here is a classic "Cigar Band" type ring made from rich yellow 18kt gold. The center stone is a diamond, the outer two stones are rubies. It has decorative scroll work on the shoulders. The hallmarks are for Chester, 1903, and there is a maker’s mark that we can’t read. It weighs 4.0g, and is approximately size 5. The shank is a little off round, and it’s possible that it was sized at some time, however it is in excellent condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine th...
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 : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1395379 (stock #AN5-229)
Period Pieces
$79.00
The popularity of all things Italian amounted to mania in the Victorian England of 1860-1880. Especially favored were objects of Etruscan design. This locket is gold fill, decorated with a dimensional Etruscan Revival motif that is punctuated with a pearl. The locket is 1 ½" long and is unmarked.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1418978 (stock #AS6-417)
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$65.00
A bit of history for your lapel! During the Victorian era, every young gentleman had to make his Grand Tour, picking up souvenirs along the way. Lava cameos (actually made from a very fine-textured limestone) made into jewelry were highly sought after. This Victorian lava cameo is mounted in a 14 k gold stickpin. The cameo and mounting are 3/8" in height; overall length of the pin is 2 5/8". A clutch will be supplied with the pin.