Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1960 item #1352965 (stock #RC12058)
Period Pieces
$205.00
Here is a set composed of cuff links made from 2 large oval (3/4” x 1/2”) peacock glass cabs set in textured circles of gold-toned metal measuring just under 1” across, and a tie tack made from a smaller cab (3/8” x 1/4”), also set in gold-toned metal. The set was probably made in the 1950s or ‘60s, although the peacock glass itself is probably from the early 20th C. Unmarked and in excellent condition. Peacock eye glass is very collectible! The photos are part of the description; ...
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. It rattles a little, but is ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1355543 (stock #RP12212)
Period Pieces
$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. The surface of the cabochon is a bit abraded, and ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1351260 (stock #RP13227)
Period Pieces
$195.00
This pretty and very Victorian brooch consists of a navette-shaped border of rose gold surrounding an oval of yellow gold which highlights a flower and two leaves of rose gold. It tests as 10k, and is signed “A.J.C”. Measuring 1-3/4” x 3/8”, it weighs 3.2g. In overall good condition, but it could use some cleaning up. This pin came out of an important household in Newport, RI as a gift, circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1353025 (stock #RSP05016)
Period Pieces
$195.00
Here is a pretty woman’s face in profile. Her long golden hair trails down to end with a tiny baroque or freshwater pearl. Total length of the face, hair and pearl is nearly 3/4”. This design was based on a drawing by Charles Dana Gibson – a Gibson Girl! (Please see the final photograph.) It is hallmarked 14k, weighs 1.2g, and is in excellent condition. It doesn’t have a maker’s mark, but we have seen this exact stick pin with Alling’s mark. Circa 1910. The photos are part of the de...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1353867 (stock #RSP04012)
Period Pieces
$195.00
Here is a lovely, simple stickpin with a stylized flower design based on a Japanese family crest. It is marked “k20” on the back, and tests as a very strong 20k. The flower head measures 1/2" x 7/8”, and the whole pin is 2-1/2” long. It weighs 2.4g. The pin is a bit bent, not surprisingly given the high gold content (please see photos), otherwise in excellent condition. Circa 1900. Japanese art had a huge influence on the Art Nouveau movement in Europe and America. The photos are part o...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1355039 (stock #RR08119)
Period Pieces
$195.00
This pretty ring is made from 10kt (marked and tested) yellow gold, with a navette-shaped ruby flanked by two tiny accent diamonds. (Ruby is the birthstone for July, and is a symbol of love, devotion, and immortality.) It also has a maker’s mark, which is either “QJ” or “OJ”. The 2 tiny accent diamonds are set in white metal – it’s not possible to tell if it’s platinum or white gold. It’s a size six, and very sweet indeed! The photos are part of the description; please examine...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1357583 (stock #RP07113)
Period Pieces
$195.00
Here is a Victorian pin with the cross, anchor, and heart, the symbols for faith, hope and charity. It has really nice detail work in the metal. Unmarked, but it seems to be made of a layer of gold on top of a layer of copper (we’re sure about the gold). The center of the heart is set with a (faux?) seed pearl, and the cross is set with 11 tiny turquoise-colored cabs – they are too tiny for a definite ID. It measures 1-3/16 x 7/8". The gold shows wear here and there, and it has a nice age pa...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1358430 (stock #RM05020)
Period Pieces
$195.00
This lovely and very old serving spoon could have graced the dining room of any of Miss Jane Austen’s well-to-do characters. It has a berry motif in the gold-washed interior of the bowl (the wash or gilt is very pale and doesn’t show up in the photos). By its hallmarks (crowned leopard’s head, lion passant, and date letter “N” with “feathers”), it was made in London during 1768-1769. The maker’s mark is a script “BB”. It measures 8-1/2" x 1-3/4", and weighs approximately 56g....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1359077 (stock #AS5-160)
Period Pieces
$195.00
Dainty and lovely, this enamel, pearl, and sapphire Art Nouveau stickpin is 14k gold and just plain beautiful. The enamel shades from pink to green, and it is set with seed pearls and a faceted sapphire. The head of the pin is 1/2" and the pin itself 2" in length. Comes with a clutch to protect the end. [No matter how lovely the stickpin, it's bad if you stab yourself!] Circa 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1351090 (stock #RM06047)
Period Pieces
$185.00
Here is a lovely spoon by Unger Brothers, signed with their maker’s mark and hallmark, and “COPYRIGHT 1904”. The pattern is called Jonquil. Jonquil is the flower for those born in March, representing happiness and friendship. It measures 4-1/2”, and the bowl of the spoon is just short of 2” across. It has a nice patina, a monogrammed M or W and is in overall very good condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Shipping, handling & insurance within...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1352438 (stock #AR6-445)
Period Pieces
$185.00
This lovely ring is 14k gold set with a lovely natural garnet surrounded by 15 seed pearls. The garnet is a large faceted oval and a lovely color. The ring is a size 7 but can be sized. Age uncertain.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1354405 (stock #RP05072)
Period Pieces
$185.00
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 green, blue, white, and red. 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. Probably a more recent casting of an older piece, and very pretty indeed! The photos are part o...
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. Also shown are a spea...
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. It is lacking a belt hook, but is in excellent antique...
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. (For more of Helen’s story, contact us.) The pho...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1359969
Period Pieces
$185.00
Here is a lapel pin of Shriners or Masonic symbolism: a crescent moon with a sword or scimitar. It is set with 12 single cut diamonds. It has a screw back, and an additional prong, which we assume is to anchor the pin so it doesn’t rotate. The original finding or fitting is stamped 14, and all the yellow gold tests as 14k. The top metal is almost certainly white gold. It measures 3/4”, the finding is 5/8”, and the whole thing weighs 2.4g. In excellent condition. The photos are part of the...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1361394 (stock #RR03003)
Period Pieces
$177.00
Here is a very Victorian ring with pretty scrollwork on the shank. The center decoration is a horizontal row of seed pearls, and two red stones north and south. One stone is badly chipped, and both are abraded. One of them might be a doublet, but otherwise we don’t know what they are. It is stamped 10K, and is approximately a size 8. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description so please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.