Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1365455 (stock #RP12212)
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$199.00
Here is a very pretty brooch from the Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau era. It features an oval purple cabochon, possibly glass, centered between two hammered leaves (very A&C), all on a very Art Nouveau framework. Marked “DEPOS” (probably meant to say “DEPOSE”, i.e., patented), it is most likely 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1364991 (stock #AO8-583)
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$375.00
This large sterling silver buckle was made by Unger Bros in the early 20th century. A classic scroll and acanthus design ornaments this one piece buckle. It is 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" and would be stunning on a black velvet sash! It us marked sterling, 925 and bears the Unger Bros mark.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1358040 (stock #RM07061)
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$295.00
Swirling flowers and a bud highlight this mixed-metal sash buckle. The silver plate shows some wear - yellow metal shows through at some of the high points. We believe the gold to be about 9kt, and it’s also a plating of some type. The buckle measures 3 x 2-1/2" and weighs in at 47.5 grams. Unmarked. In overall very good condition, except for the few worn spots already mentioned; the gold might be a little worn in a few places too – it’s difficult to tell because of the texturing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1363360 (stock #AC8-545)
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$165.00
These beautiful sterling silver cufflinks are marked for Unger Bros and sterling. 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1356796 (stock #AP4-117)
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$275.00
This sassy Art Nouveau sprite pin is sterling silver repousse. The maker's mark is for La Pierre, a firm founded in 1885 in New York. Look at the impeccable detail in the face and wings! The pin is 1 1/8" X 1 1/4". Circa 1900.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1360412 (stock #AO7-508)
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$525.00
This 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 #1357148 (stock #AN10-648)
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$595.00
Plique a jour, that unusual, difficult, and beautiful enameling technique that gives a stained glass effect, dates from the 15th century. It was used by Cellini, then revived in the late 1800s in France. 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. The metal is 900 silver, suggesting that the piece is most likely German or Austrian in origin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1360752 (stock #RP05042)
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$110.00
This engaging portrait in silver, of a wind-swept person in a cloak and hood, is very detailed and just lovely. We think it’s a boy (unusual!), 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”. German silver is a white metal...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1361505 (stock #RP05038)
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$80.00
Here is a lovely lady with lotuses or water lilies 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1357211 (stock #AN10-652)
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$475.00
A graceful garland of moonstone cabochons set in sterling silver makes a necklace to wear with pleasure. 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 #1353223 (stock #AC8-608)
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$395.00
Fanciful? Unusual? Quirky? Absolutely! This beautiful pair of scarab cuff links is also, should you believe, a protective amulet (according to ancient Egyptian lore). These are sterling silver and bear the maker's mark of Unger Bros, a well-known turn-of-the-century American jewelry maker. Each beetle or scarab is 1/2" by 13/16". Circa 1900-1905.