Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
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 : 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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1419290 (stock #AP4-117)
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$195.00
This delightful winged cherub is unusually childlike and cuddly. The pin shows a sassy charmer in Art Nouveau sterling silver repousse work. The detail in the face and wings is impeccable. The pin has the old C-catch and tube hinge. It is 1 1/8 X 1 1/4" in size and is marked sterling...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1419275 (stock #RB09029)
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$849.00
Here is a terrific bracelet by Schaverien & Eastmead of Birmingham, England. It is 7” long and 3/8” wide at the widest points, with 5 enameled panels shading from dark green to pale green to magenta and back again. In between each panel is a round blister pearl. Each connecting link has a hard-to-read mark, probably a lion, also the marks for Birmingham, 1909, and “S&E”. The clasp has a safety chain...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1419173 (stock #RM05021)
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$399.00
Here is a beautiful sash buckle, designed for Tiffany by the well-known George Shiebler. The marks are: “Tiffany & Co,” the winged S for Shiebler, “Sterling,” and “4758” (we’re not sure what that means). It is 3” x 2”, with a slight curve to it, and weighs 42.2g/1.49oz. Decorated with a floral motif, it’s classically beautiful. Geo. W. Shiebler & Co. was in business under that name from 1876 until almost 1915...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1419105 (stock #RP05042)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1417491 (stock #AP6-394)
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$350.00
The Charles Horner company of Halifax was renowned for beautiful silver and enamel Arts & Crafts jewelry. This moth pin is sterling silver with blue and turquoise enamel and is 1 3/4" wide. It is fully hallmarked, for Chester, England, 1908, and carries the Charles Horner maker's mark.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1417337 (stock #RP12222)
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$125.00
Marked and tested as sterling silver, this pretty pin has 5 paste stones. Measuring 1-3/4” x 1/2" and weighing 4.4g, it is in excellent condition. We believe it is from the 1970s, but it could be 80s. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1417118 (stock #AC8-608)
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$395.00
This beautiful pair of scarab design cufflinks is marked for Unger Bros, a well-known turn-of-the-century American jewelry maker. Each beetle or scarab is 1/2" by 13/16". They are made of sterling silver. Circa 1900-1905.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1900 item #1416917 (stock #RN08156)
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$655.00
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...
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. It is lacking a belt hook, but is i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1416500 (stock #AN6-354)
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$338.00
Charles Horner was a major maker of Arts & Craft enamel pieces. This necklace is simple, with its shaded green and blue enamel and pleasingly elegant sterling silver frame. It is signed Charles Horner and is on a 14" chain. The hallmarks indicate it is sterling and was made in Chester in 1912-3. The enamel pendant is 3/4 X 1".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1930 item #1416384 (stock #AN5-303)
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$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 : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1416333 (stock #AO8-583)
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$375.00
This one piece sterling silver buckle would be stunning on a black velvet sash! It was made by Unger Bros in the early 20th century. The ornamental design is a classic scroll and acanthus. The buckle is 4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Marks are 925 (sterling) and the Unger Bros markIt is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1910 item #1415982 (stock #AN10-652)
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$200.00
This necklace is a graceful garland of bezel-set, oval and round moonstone cabochons in sterling silver. Loops of chain surround moonstone drops, giving the fluid drape of the necklace. The chains connecting the stones are low-grade silver. This is a turn-of-the-century piece and is 15" long
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1415876 (stock #AN10-638)
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$450.00
This plique a jour pendant is centered with an oval opal and accented with eight colorless brilliants and a fresh water pearl dropper. The translucent enamel is an unusual and lovely blue in color. Plique a jour, that unusual, difficult, and beautiful technique, dates from the 15th century. It was used by Cellini, then revived in the late 1800s in France. The metal frame in this lovely piece is 900 silver, suggesting that the piece is most likely German or Austrian in origin. Circa 1900.