Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1421094 (stock #RSP08046)
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$159.00
This handsome fellow’s head measures 5/8 x 11/16". He is made from 14kt yellow gold (there are illegible marks, so we tested it). The red eye is too small to identify, so assume glass. It weighs 1.4g and is in excellent condition. 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420986 (stock #AO7-508)
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$525.00
This silver buckle is so perfectly Art Nouveau and so perfectly William B. Kerr. It is 5 1/4" wide and 1 5/8" high and bears these markings: PATENTED JUNE 25, 1901; STERLING; 1564; and the fasces [maker's mark for Kerr]. It is in excellent condition, and the patina of age has been left undisturbed. Circa 1900.
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 β€œwow” factor is terrific! The main section features 3 more tiny diamonds and 50+ seed pearls...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420735 (stock #RP05038)
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$95.00
Here is a lovely lady with water lilies or lotuses in her hair. The lotus, a variety of water lily, has symbolized purity, enlightenment, and resurrection. This lady is remarkably similar to a piece made by the Unger Bros., but marked only STERLING – and the stamp is reversed! We believe her to be a copy, but still made around 1900 – this seemed to have happened fairly frequently back in the day...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1420611 (stock #RSP11064)
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$129.00
Here is a charming young lady or girl, nicely realized in 14k (marked and tested) yellow gold. She is shown in profile against a textured oval background. Her hair curls around at the base of the oval, and her bangs are in slight disarray – we think she’s just sweet! She measures 1/2” x 3/8”, with a total length of 2-1/4” and weighs 1.4 g. She could be cleaned up a bit – we leave that to the new owner to decide. Circa 1900 and in excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1420530 (stock #RN11222)
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$549.00
Here is one of our favorite pieces, a striking Jugendstil (Germany and Austria’s Arts & Crafts era) pendant which is enameled in white and purple. It is made from 900 silver (sterling is 925), and centered by a lovely oval amethyst which is flanked above and below by tiny seed pearls. There is a pearl dangle (which we added, as the original was missing) below an arc of milgrained metal. It measures 1-1/2” x 7/8” and weighs 4.7g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1420471 (stock #RSP04006)
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$285.00
Here is a beautifully detailed iris, centered by a tiny single cut diamond. Irises symbolize faith, hope, wisdom and courage – what better way to enhance your lapel? Unmarked, it tests as 10k (yellow) gold; and 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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1420470 (stock #RP05056)
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$399.00
Here is a dramatic brooch featuring two cabochons of round black onyx. This was probably a piece of Victorian mourning jewelry, which frequently used black onyx. It has also been used to defend against negativity – crucial 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1420403 (stock #RN05034)
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$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 rose gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1420294 (stock #RSP12068)
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$299.00
Here is a really pretty stickpin featuring a bright green tourmaline (said to aid in self confidence and compassion). It is surrounded by a gold Nouveau framework, with a rose below. A little white pearl completes it. It is marked 14k, with an illegible maker’s mark. It measures 1/2” x 5/8" and the whole thing is 2-1/2" long. It weighs 2.9g including the gold-filled clutch. In excellent condition and C. 1900...
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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1420191 (stock #RN06087)
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$349.00
Here is a petit pendant made by Jean-Baptiste-Emile Dropsy, one of the famous French medalists. The design was usually made out of a heavy gold plate, but this one is 18kt rosy gold, unmarked but tested. Signed by Dropsy on the front, as is usual with French medals, it measures 1/2” in diameter (with the jump ring, 7/8”), and weighs 1.5g. It could be worn as a pendant or a very classy charm. In excellent condition, showing a gentle patina, and circa 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1420093 (stock #RP13227)
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$230.00
Here is a very Victorian brooch, consisting of a navette-shaped border of rose gold surrounding an oval of yellow gold which highlights a flower and two leaves of rose gold. It tests as 10k, and is signed β€œA.J.C”. Measuring 1-3/4” x 3/8”, it weighs 3.2g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1419992 (stock #RN06100)
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$335.00
Here is a sky-blue enamel pendant with a blue enameled dropper. It tests as silver, most likely sterling. It has two shades of light blue enamel on the front, highlighted by silver flourishes. The dropper is also enameled in shaded hues of blue. The enamel continues on the back in sky blue – such great attention to detail! Excluding the bale, it is 1-1/2” long by just under 3/4” across. There are two tiny areas of enamel damage on the back, and a few areas that could use some cleaning – ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1960 item #1419913 (stock #AE7-482)
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$40.00
The Green man is an ancient symbol of nature, rebirth, spring, etc. These earrings are a vintage homage to the ancient legends, for someone who appreciates the unusual. Each earring is ~1" by 1". The age is unknown, probably 1940-50s.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1419891 (stock #RN06097)
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$985.00
Here is a lovely jewel featuring a circle of 6 ginkgo leaves radiating out from a diamond center, with rows of seed pearls in between. The enamel is lovely, detailed, and subtle. It is both a pendant and a brooch. The bale is on a swivel; it folds down neatly so that it’s invisible when worn as a brooch. Unmarked but tested 14k rose gold, about 33 pearls, and an approximately .02 full cut old diamond, very slightly chipped (not visible without magnification). It measures 1-1/16” in diameter ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1419543 (stock #AN7-527)
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$425.00
This Art Nouveau lavalier is green and cream colored enamel on 10 karat gold. It is set with six seed pearls; the dropper is a 'potato' pearl. The lavalier is 3/4" X 3/4" in size and comes with an 18" 14 k gold chain. Circa 1895.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1419524
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$399.00
Perfect for a wedding (or any other occasion!), here is a very pretty starburst pin/necklace, made from 14k gold (marked and tested), set with seed pearls, and with an old European cut diamond in the center. It has a maker’s mark in the shape of a Maltese cross (we haven’t been able to track down the maker). Measuring 1-1/8”, it weighs 6g. The bail folds down nicely for wearing as a brooch. The 18” chain is gold filled, and not original to the piece. It comes with an antique dark blue ve...