Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400848 (stock #AO7-508)
Period Pieces
$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 #1399440 (stock #AP4-117)
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$255.00
The La Pierre Manufacturing Company started in the mid-late 1800s (there are conflicting reports of 1855 to 1895) in Newark NJ where much Art Nouveau sterling silver jewelry and novelties were made. The company later moved to Wallingford, CT. It has been a division of International Silver since 1929. History lesson over! This pin is a sassy Art Nouveau sprite made of sterling silver repousse. It bears the maker's mark for La Pierre Mfg. Co...
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1412486 (stock #RP05072)
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$199.00
Here is a brooch 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 blue, red, 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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1410440 (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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1403356 (stock #AC8-545)
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$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 : 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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1415305 (stock #AP7-507)
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$55.00
Recycling isn't a new idea! This charming pin was made with an Art Nouveau era button. The detail of the lady, the flowers, and the bow is wonderful. The pin is 1" X 1/2"; the button is 1/2" in diameter. Circa 1900.
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1414265 (stock #RP12212)
Period Pieces
$189.00
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...