Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1430649 (stock #RP12207)
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$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”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1429119 (stock #RM05021)
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$399.00
Here is a beautiful sash buckle, designed for Tiffany by the well-known George Shiebler. The marks are: “Tiffany & Co,” the winged S for Shiebler, “Sterling,” and “4758” (we’re not sure what that means). It is 3” x 2”, with a slight curve to it, and weighs 42.2g/1.49oz. Decorated with a floral motif, it’s classically beautiful. Geo. W. Shiebler & Co. was in business under that name from 1876 until almost 1915...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1426067 (stock #RP08137)
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$169.00
Here is a highly detailed pin by Edmond-Henri Becker, one of the best-known French medalist. We really love all the details! The front shows Joan of Arc (patron saint of France and of soldiers) in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “Jehanne d’Arc” and “1429”. The back shows a banner with a saint (or possibly the Madonna and Child – the metal is somewhat worn here) with two people praying...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1415573 (stock #AP8-607)
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$72.00
Jewelry pavé set with turquoise is classically Victorian style. This pin is silver, pavé set with cabochon turquoises. It is small in size but hits on three of the most popular designs: bow, heart, and flowers. The bow is flanked by turquoise-set flowers and suspends a heart set with 13 more turquoises. The heart is articulated to move as the wearer moves. 1" X 1 1/4". Circa 1870-1880.
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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1406032 (stock #AP7-469)
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$175.00
This splendid Victorian brooch is an example of Egyptian Revival style. It is silver gilt with a polychrome enamel winged pharaoh. It has an old tube hinge and C clasp. It is marked 800 (for silver content) and has an indecipherable maker's mark. The pin is 1 1/4 " X 5/8". There is a small crack in the enamel of one feather. Pre 1900.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427876 (stock #RM05019)
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$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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1408389 (stock #AP8-576)
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$150.00
A charming little pin. The fleur d'lis is a stylized lily or iris that was much used in heraldry and as a symbol of royalty (among others) since ancient times. This enchanting little pin is silver pavé-set with turquoise cabochons and is so very Victorian in style. It dates from 1870-1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1425181 (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 : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401266 (stock #AP10-650)
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$585.00
This gorgeous vulture is made of gilded silver [800] and plique a jour. It's a Victorian pin in the Egyptian Revival Style. The translucent wings are yellow-green, shading to burnt orange. The tops of the wings are opaque enamel in yellowish green. The pin is centered with a matching yellowish green stone which is to date [and probably forever] unidentified. It is not peridot, nor is it glass. The pin is 2" across and is circa 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1424879 (stock #RP06077)
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$189.00
Here is a striking brooch featuring poppies, with curved flowing lines, mounted on a mother-of-pearl oval. Poppies symbolize sleep (think “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. It rattles a little, but is firmly in place...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1427205 (stock #RP12204)
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$199.00
This heavily engraved silver pin is from the estate of Helen Aman, who escaped from the Bolshevik Revolution to (eventually) settle in California. It was one of the jewels from her childhood. 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, which we believe is for Moscow...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1431357 (stock #RM10138)
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$299.00
Here is a sterling silver buckle with a floral motif with plique a jour (translucent) enamel. These buckles with plique are quite unusual. The plique is red, two shades of blue, and green. It is signed with a “JK” above another “JK” in a box. It has marks for London, 1886, and a duty mark. Measuring 3-1/8” x 2-1/4", it weighs 32.7g or 1.16 oz. It is in very good condition. The plique has a few hairlines and some bubbles, which is normal for this type of enamel. The red and blue plique ...
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.