Period Pieces Art Nouveau Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1361825 (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 : Pre 1980 item #1357819 (stock #AR5-156)
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$495.00
From the 1960s-70s, here is a smashing cocktail ring with a 0.5 ct [estimated] yellow diamond of VS1 clarity surrounded by a double row of 26 colorless diamonds. Each small diamond is ~2.5 points each, for a total estimated diamond weight for the ring of 1.15 ct. This lovely ring is a size 7 1/2, and could be resized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1369882 (stock #RM05017)
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$595.00
The design of this piece is delightful and almost over the top! It is primarily an Egyptian Revival piece, centering the Goddess Hathor (a goddess of music, dance, and fertility). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe). The ink pots (no glass inserts) have winged hearts on them, and are surmounted by crescent moons – symbols fr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1362958 (stock #RSP12065)
Period Pieces
$395.00
This romantic stickpin depicts a lovely woman in profile with a pearl nestled in the curls of her hair. Marked 14k, it’s made from yellow gold, and signed by the maker, Whiteside & Blank. It measures 2-3/8”, and weighs 2.0g. The pin is slightly bent, and the back is dented a little, but this doesn’t detract from the beauty of this enchanting jewel. Historical note: Mr. Blank of Whiteside & Blank was a Titanic survivor! Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1361945 (stock #RP07111)
Period Pieces
$395.00
This brooch combines the styles of Art Nouveau and Edwardian jewelry, and is remarkably similar to a couple of pieces by Whiteside & Blank that we’ve seen; however it is unsigned (not unusual for the time). The pin consists of a framework enameled in very pale green, in a formal Edwardian key pattern. In the middle is a sprig of leaves with a pearl berry; the stem twines around the framework in back, in a Nouveau fashion. There are 3 additional pearls set on the frame. It is marked (and tested...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1980 item #1366361 (stock #AN5-298)
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$350.00
This estate necklace is 14 k gold with bezel-set opals that are pretty--until you take them out in the sun. Then they are outstanding! The necklace is 17" long and circa 1970.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1367447 (stock #RN05024)
Period Pieces
$90.00
Here is a fun locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) jewel. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handli...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1370482 (stock #AP8-576)
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$150.00
The fleur de lis is a stylized lily or iris that has been 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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1370338 (stock #AP6-357)
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$245.00
This lovely crescent pin of 14 k gold is very Victorian, with a heart motif outlined in seed pearls. The hallmark is incomplete; the marks for Birmingham and England are present, along with an unidentified mark. There is no date stamp. The 2" wide pin appears to be circa 1890.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1910 item #1354158 (stock #AN5-174)
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$90.00
This extra-large Victorian locket is a real attention getter. The gold-filled locket hangs on an extra-long, 50" chain. The locket is 2" in diameter. It has both original picture rings and one picture.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1356322 (stock #AN5-229)
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$125.00
The popularity of all things Italian amounted to mania in the Victorian England of 1860-1880. Especially favored were objects of Etruscan design. This locket is gold fill, decorated with an Etruscan Revival motif punctuated with a pearl. The locket is 1 ½" long and is unmarked.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1356682 (stock #AS6-417)
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$145.00
During the Victorian era, every young gentleman had to make his Grand Tour, picking up souvenirs along the way. Lava cameos (actually made from a very fine-textured limestone) made into jewelry were highly sought after. This Victorian lava cameo stickpin is 14 k gold. The cameo and mounting are 3/8" in height; overall length of the pin is 2 5/8". A clutch will be supplied with the pin.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1338685
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$929.00
This elegant locket is made out of (tested) 14k yellow gold. The front is partially enameled in black, with seed pearls and a floral design. The back is beautifully engraved, and the overall shape is rather unusual. Inside, both sides are set up for photos or mementos, backed up by blue fabric. It measures 1-5/8” x 3/4” and weighs 4.5g. In overall very good antique condition. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1365890 (stock #AR5-191)
Period Pieces
$90.00
This pretty ring is set with an emerald and four half-pearls. It is completely marked, with English hallmarks for Birmingham, 15 ct gold, and a manufacture date of 1892. It also has a maker's mark, CNBROS. Size 5 1/2
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1361040 (stock #AP7-481)
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$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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1326836 (stock #RE04003)
Period Pieces
$125.00
These lovely earrings have nice long dangles – the entire earring measures 1-3/4 long, and the dangle is 1-5/16”. They measure just under 1/2” at the widest point. The dangles have a charming bird and flower motif. They are black enamel and gold plate. I have been told that earrings like this pair were made during the Victorian era in Portugal and Spain, and that they are still being made in those countries today. These look old to me, but in excellent condition. The photos are part of t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1369154 (stock #RP13228)
Period Pieces
$95.00
This cute little pin tests as being either gold filled, or having a gold wash. Measuring 1/2” x 3/16”, there are Fleur de lys at each end and an oval in the middle with “BEBE,” surrounded by black enamel. The pin stem assembly is original, and it is in excellent condition. Unmarked. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1352912 (stock #AN6-408)
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$475.00
This lovely Art Nouveau lavaliere is unusual with its square lines at the top, making it both charmingly antique and very modern in appearance. It is made of 9 ct gold and is set with small pearls, amethysts [the smaller stones] and a large, central garnet/glass doublet. [Garnet/glass doublets were a common substitution in the Victorian age, when amethyst was one of the most valuable gemstones. Making them was often a family affair, done in the evenings around the kitchen table.] The pendant is...