Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427876 (stock #RM05019)
Period Pieces
$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 #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 : Pre 1960 item #1427506 (stock #AB5-188)
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$295.00
Can you say love better than with seventeen heart charms on a silver bracelet? The 7 1/4" sterling bracelet holds charms of sterling, 800 silver, and silver plate. There are padlocks, puffy hearts, plain and flowered hearts--it's a lovely collection. There is a maker's mark for GJ Ltd on the bracelet. The bracelet dates from the 1950s.
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 : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1429813 (stock #RN11222)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1427071 (stock #RP07121)
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$149.00
This pretty navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts movement measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a berry and leaf design, centered by a deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1433549 (stock #RN06089)
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$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 : Pre 1980 item #1433947 (stock #RM14185)
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$55.00
Here are some fun collar tips featuring an Art Nouveau-style design of a lady in profile with flowers in her hair. She looks very serene. They are silver plated, and the mounts are made out of white metal. We believe they’re contemporary, and in good used condition. Measuring 1-3/8” x 1-1/8”, they weigh 18.5g. 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 1910 item #1414947 (stock #AP10-653)
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$149.00
This Arts & Crafts pin is sterling silver with artfully shaded blue and chartreuse enamel. A mother-of-pearl round tops the pin and a blue bead is suspended below. The pin dates from circa 1900.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1414589 (stock #AP10-654)
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$255.00
This lovely Arts & Crafts pin is hammered sterling silver with a mauve enamel center medallion. It is hallmarked and was made in Birmingham, England in 1907-8. It is 1 1/4" x 15/16" in size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1429726 (stock #RP12212)
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$159.00
Here is a very pretty pin featuring an oval purple cabochon, possibly glass, possibly amethyst (it’s hard to get a reading on this stone), centered between two hammered silver leaves (very A&C), all on a very Art Nouveau framework. Marked “DEPOS” (probably meant to say “DEPOSE”, which translates roughly as “patented”), it is probably from Germany. There are two illegible marks, one on the C-clasp, and one on the back. It tests as silver, measures 1-3/4” x 3/4", and weighs 4.4 g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401808 (stock #AP7-511)
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$1,550.00
Truly fit for a museum, this rare and wonderful Egyptian Revival pin has a portrait painted on porcelain. It is mounted in 800 silver and surrounded by 16 coral beads on wire. There have been some repairs [not visible from the front] as is so common in jewelry repaired in the 19th century. 1 1/4" diameter. Circa 1875.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1431440 (stock #RP09173)
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$269.00
Here is a pin that we just love! The colors are so pretty, and the leafy design is so very Arts & Crafts. It consists of a berry and leaf motif, highlighted by a central cushion-cut cabochon blue chalcedony (thought to bring good luck), with a round green aventurine cabochon on either side. Measuring 1-1/4” x 3/8", it is unmarked but tests as silver. It is in excellent condition, although the pin is a little bent (pretty typical for these old pieces)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1950 item #1432489 (stock #RP11194)
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$159.00
Here is a sweet brooch or pin in the shape of a bow, made from blue and turquoise plique a jour with twisted wire work running through it. (The colors in the photographs may be deceptive, depending on your computer monitor). The (translucent) enamel over the wire spirals is turquoise, and the rest is a medium blue. “Plique a Jour” translates as “Light of Day.” Measuring 1-1/4” x 7/8", it weighs 3.1g. On the back it is marked with “800”, and an illegible (maker’s?) mark...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1429472 (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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1950 item #1411322 (stock #JB-3)
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$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. The oblong pendant holds an oval tropical beach scene in a sterling silver mo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1431961 (stock #RP05072)
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$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 : 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...