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 #1363849 (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 #1366602 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
$195.00
Joan is a patron saint 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 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 #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...
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 1900 item #1366950 (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 1900 item #1361528 (stock #AP7-511)
Period Pieces
$1,650.00
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.