Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1361040 (stock #AP7-481)
Period Pieces
$325.00
Here is a wonderful old Victorian pin with the ever-popular open bow design. It is pavé set with 43 turquoise cabochons. See photo 2 for scale. It is made of silver and dates from circa 1870.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1353834 (stock #RN06089)
Period Pieces
$165.00
This intriguing locket has a saint, probably St. Peter, holding a key (to the church? To heaven?), and with a bird – a dove? - in the background) on one side. On the other 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 1910 item #1356750 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
$185.00
Joan is one of the patron saints of France, and patron saint of soldiers. This is an intricate design by Edmond-Henri Becker, well-known French medalist. The front of this piece shows Joan of Arc in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “1429” and “Jehanne d’Arc”. The back shows a banner with a saint (or possibly the Madonna and Child – the metal is a bit worn here) with two people praying...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1354862 (stock #RP06077)
Period Pieces
$199.00
This striking brooch features flowers (probably poppies) with curved flowing lines, mounted on a mother-of-pearl ova, is so pretty! Poppies have symbolized sleep (hello, “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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1356900 (stock #RP07114)
Period Pieces
$255.00
According to some, this is St. Catherine, patroness of young maidens and female scholars. There is a (“Catherine”?) wheel in the background (it could also be a spinning wheel or a ship's wheel), and a flower in the foreground. Her clothing looks very Renaissance to us. Marked “SILVER” on the C-clasp, with an illegible maker’s mark, the metal tests as sterling, and she’s a dainty 7/8” in diameter. 2.5g. In excellent condition, and circa 1850...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1358489 (stock #RM05019)
Period Pieces
$185.00
Weird yet wonderful, and SO Victorian! Here is a 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 just saw a similar chatelaine on eBay that was advertised as a device for opium users, but we don’t think so!) It is unmarked but tests positive for silver, and with a patina consistent with age...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1358828 (stock #RP12204)
Period Pieces
$185.00
This heavily engraved pin is from the estate of Helen Aman, who escaped from the Bolshevik Revolution to (eventually) settle in California - it was one of her childhood jewels. It consists of a bell (with a clapper – but it doesn’t actually chime) dangling from an angled bar. Marked 84 for 875 silver, it also has a partial city mark, probably for Moscow. It measures 1-3/8” x 7/8", and is in excellent antique condition, with a nice patina...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1359720 (stock #RN08156)
Period Pieces
$795.00
Here is a coral garland necklace consisting of 8 coral cabs of graduated lengths and sizes. The three longest drops are on rigid bars. The coral is a lovely deep 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 entire chain length is 15-1/4”, and the decorated portion is 4-1/4” x 2-1/8” at the longest point...