Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1411322 (stock #JB-3)
Period Pieces
$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1430979 (stock #RN12230)
Period Pieces
$359.00
Here is a fantastic necklace, in the style of Murrle, Bennett and other Arts & Crafts designers of high renown. It is unsigned, which is not unusual. It features a central silver panel with a big labradorite cab, 3/4” x 9/16”. The whole panel with dangles measures 13/16” x 1-7/8”. The wearable length is 24”, and there are 20” worth of labradorite beads, most having the distinctive and beautiful blue flash for which that stone is known...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1433549 (stock #RN06089)
Period Pieces
$155.00
This fascinating locket depicts a saint, probably St. Peter, holding a key (to the church? To heaven?), with a dove in the background. On the other side is a photograph of an ecclesiastical-looking person. It contains a touched relic (a bit of ribbon which has been touched to a saint’s bone or something worn by a saint), a tiny metal medal with Mary on one side, saying "Mary conceived without sin” and more Christian imagery on the other, and a wisp of cotton...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1432145 (stock #RP08149)
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$875.00
Here is a very sweet pin showing two cupids, a boy and a girl, looking sweet, serene, and loving. Their wings are a pale purple or mauve color, nicely complimenting the 900 silver. The girl is wearing a tiny necklace of roses. The pin measures 1” x 1-3/4” and weighs 5.7g. The clasp might be a replacement, but the rest is all original, and the pin is in excellent antique condition. It is stamped “DEPOSE” (“patent or registration in France”). C 1900...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1980 item #1427950 (stock #RP12222)
Period Pieces
$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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1408765 (stock #RP09158)
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SOLD
Here is a pretty plique a jour pin in the shape of a stylized moth, German or Austrian in origin. The body has 4 colorless paste stones, and there is an emerald green paste stone in the tail. The plique shades from green to white to peach. 1-1/2” by 3/4”, and stamped “800” on the back. It is in excellent antique condition and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included. We do lay-away.
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1403356 (stock #AC8-545)
Period Pieces
$165.00
These beautiful sterling silver cufflinks are stamped with the Unger Bros mark and "sterling925 Fine." The flower-patterned ovals are linked by chain and are the epitome of Art Nouveau. One oval, darn it, is a plain replacement. Each oval is 7/8" x 3/4". Circa 1910.
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 : 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 : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1434379 (stock #RP08137)
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$169.00
Here is a highly detailed pin by Edmond-Henri Becker, one of the best-known French medalists. We really love all the details! The front shows Joan of Arc (patron saint of France and of soldiers) in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “Jehanne d’Arc” and “1429”. The back shows a banner with a saint (or possibly the Madonna and Child – the metal is somewhat worn here) with two people praying...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1433305 (stock #RP06077)
Period Pieces
$189.00
Here is a striking brooch featuring poppies with curved flowing lines, mounted on a mother-of-pearl oval. Poppies symbolize sleep (think Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”), rest, and eternal life. The flower is silver plate, and is worn on the high places (we find that those bits actually serve as highlights). The mother of pearl is convex. It measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/8”. The pin assembly is mounted on a base metal plaque, and is of the old style. It rattles a little, but is firmly in place...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1433238 (stock #RN12232)
Period Pieces
$89.00
Here is an elegant sterling silver fancy-link chain which comes from the era of the Titanic, but could be as late as the Art Deco period (Downton Abbey! The Great Gatsby!). It is interesting enough to be worn on its own, or you could hang a pendant or watch from it. The clasp is stamped “Sterling”...
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 : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1416500 (stock #AN6-354)
Period Pieces
$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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1429813 (stock #RN11222)
Period Pieces
$499.00
Here is one of our very 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. In overall excellent condition, there is an area on the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1432597 (stock #RN05064)
Period Pieces
$350.00
Here is a very pretty lavalier or pendant, with enamel on both sides - which is unusual for Arts & Crafts pieces. The front has a central panel in a beautiful peacock blue, and 2 outer panels in the shape of stylized hearts, in a darker blue. The back is sky-blue (somewhat worn at a few of the high points). There is a freshwater pearl drop. It weighs 2.1g and measures 1-5/8” from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pearl. It comes on a sterling chain (stamped “STERLING”) which is prob...