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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1396347
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$995.00
A beautifully-detailed semi-nude woman peeks out from the center of a pink enameled flower in this Art Nouveau pendant and brooch. Her hair is adorned with a diamond-centered white enameled flower and she wears a diamond necklace. The background flower petal are worked in translucent iridescent enamels in shades of pink fading to cream at the edges. The back of the pendant retains the original folding bail, pinstem and clasp. The back is stamped 14K and has an unidentified maker's mark "7VI".

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain, available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage except perhaps a small nick to one of the white flower petals visible only under magnification
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" diameter
  • Weight: 5.9 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .08 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1396351
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$995.00
A lovely Art Nouveau depiction of the Greek goddess Iris worked in 14K yellow gold. The goddess wears an elaborate floral headdress punctuated with an old mine cut diamond. Her wings, in folded position, can just be seen behind her shoulders. The brooch is finished with a garland of iris blossoms and foliage. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and, as such, connected the earthly and heavenly worlds. The back of the brooch retains the original c-clasp and watch hook. It can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail; the pinstem appears to be original, but is not gold.
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
  • Weight: 10.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .02 carat.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396353
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$225.00
A heavy sterling silver figural bar jigger in the form of a thimble. The jigger is ornately engraved to suggest the texture of a real thimble and the side is engraved "Just A Thimbleful." The interior is gilt. The underneath is monogrammed "W". The jigger bears the hallmark for S.J. Rose & Son and the date mark for 1969.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1969.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings; gilding intact.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" tall.
  • Weight: 44.6 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1396354
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$595.00
A classic 19th century 2nd standard (800/1000 pure silver) tastevin, inset at the base with a 1669 coin bearing the likeness of King Louis XIV surrounded by "Louis XIV by grace of God King of France and Navarre." The obverse of the coin can be seen from the bottom of the tastevin. The coin is surrounded by the typical pattern of "perles" and elongated "godrons" designed to create reflections in the wine to better judge its color and clarity. The handle is formed as a pair of intertwined snakes grasping an apple in their mouths as an allusion to the Garden of Eden. The taste is stamped with French silver marks and with an illegible maker's mark.
  • Origin: France, ca 1840.
  • Conditions: very good; a slight flattening to the rim opposite the handle; coin has significant wear as expected of a 350 year-old coin.
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8 xx 4-1/4" x 7/8".
  • Weight: 95.0 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1396355
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A French Art Deco cocktail pick set in the form a wishing well. A water bucket hangs from the winch and six red bakelite-topped cocktail picks are stored in the well itself. The The whole is set on a Macassar ebony base. Sets such as this were used on bar and café counters to serve cocktail garnishes, canapés or even escargot.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1930.
  • Condition: good; typical wear to bakelite spheres; no rust; one metal stem seems to have been cut off just above the bakelite "cherr".
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4” tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1396357
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$235.00
A lovely set of mid-century enameled sterling silver coffee spoons by Henry Clifford Davis. Davis focused mostly on smaller objects, often enhanced with enamel. The spoons have unusual melon-ribbed bowls and elegant translucent guilloche enamel handles with an engraved Greek key-type design. Each is fully stamped with Davis' hallmarks and the date letter for 1950. The set is presented in its original fitted box, the lid marked by Finnigans of Bond Street, one of the first luxury goods stores in London.
  • Origin: Birmingham, England, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; box is also excellent.
  • Dimensions: 3-7/8" long.
  • Weight: 65.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1396359
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An imposing 18K yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds. A row of alternating old mine cut diamonds and cushion cut sapphires stretches across the top of the bracelet, flanked on either side by a row of rose cut diamonds set in silver. The sapphires, each of about .75 carat, are of outstanding quality, with vibrant pure blue coloring, eye-clean clarity, and a velvety appearance. The diamonds, each of about .6 carat, are graded as G/SI1. The bangle is double-hinged so it's very easy to get on. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1850.
  • Condition: excellent; a few very small dings on the back side but no major dents or scrapes.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide; 6-1/2" interior circumference.
  • Weight: 34.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.08 carats; diamond, 2.78 carats.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1396363
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$650.00
This set of bar tools in Tiffany's classic "Bamboo" pattern includes a bottle/can opener, ice pick and fruit knife, all with gilt sterling silver handles. This is a wonderful design that looks as stylish today as it did in when conceived by the designer Van Day Truex in 1961. The set is presented in its original fitted velvet-lined box Tiffany blue box. Each piece is marked "Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling".
  • Origin: America, ca. 1965.
  • Condition: excellent; gilding intact; no dings; moderate wear and discoloration to interior and exterior of box.
  • Dimensions: knife, 8-1/4" long; pick, 7-1/4" long; opener, 5-7/8" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1397173
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A classic mid-century sterling silver jigger by Smith & Smith and retailed by Black, Starr & Gorham, one of America's leading luxury stores in the 1950s. The jigger is simply decorated with a series of three incised rings that do double duty as markers for variously sized pours. The bottom is fully hallmarked. The jigger is presented with its original felt pouch and gift box, both marked "Black, Starr & Gorham."
  • Origin: America, 1950-62.
  • Condition: excellent; no dings or monograms; light staining on gift box.
  • Dimensions: 2-7/16" tall.
  • Weight: 29.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1398408
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$795.00
A superb pair of Victorian 12K gold articulated earrings set with Whitby jet. The long triangular elements are suspended from inverted double teardrop-shaped surmounts, and support cone-shaped jet drops. The cutting of the jet has a very angular, almost modernist appearance. The earrings hang from new 14K shepherd's hooks and have wonderful movement. The settings are tested and guaranteed 12K.
  • Origin: England, ca 1860.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 2-3/16" long from top of the earwire.
  • Weight: 3.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398411
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An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold pendant and watch pin depicting the Greek goddess Pallas Athena. The design is worked in the medallist style more typical of French Art Nouveau jewelry, but this piece is American. The workmanship is first rate. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, horses and olives, and was the patroness of Athens. Here she is shown wearing her helmet, but it is adorned with wings instead of the usual dragon. Her identity is confirmed, however, with the sprigs of olive leaves and fruit tucked into her helmet. The edges of the pendant are set with small natural pearls. The back is stamped "14K" and retains the original folding bail, pinstem and watch hook.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with an optional 16" 14K gold chain.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 6.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1398412
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$2,695.00
A stunning Art Nouveau 18K gold brooch featuring an enameled and engraved portrait of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, horses and olives. Her beautifully engraved helmet is adorned with a small rose cut diamond. Her armor and the embroidery along the edges of her gown are also engraved. The quality of the painted enamel facial details and the background champleve enamel in royal blue is gorgeous. The edges of the medallion are enhanced with natural pearls. The back retains the original pinstem and c-clasp, both stamped with French 18K marks. A folding bail could easily be added to the piece can be worn as a pendant.
  • Origin: France, ca 1890.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no enamel damage.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/32" diameter.
  • Weight: 8.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1400278
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An elegant pair of Victorian 14K yellow gold earrings set with Mediterranean coral. The engraved mountings are set with coral bars and an applied vine motif. The drops can be removed from the surmounts for a more restrained appearance for daytime wear. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.
  • Origin: America, ca 1860.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" from top of wire.
  • Weight: 5.5 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1400279
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$695.00
A lovely, colorful Art Nouveau 14K gold, seed pearl and enamel pin in the form of a violet by the Newark firm Crane & Theurer. The flower petals are enameled in cream darking gradually through lilac to deep violet along the edges. Each of the petals is finished with an arc of tiny seed pearls echoing the larger pearl set at the flower's center. The reverse is stamped with the maker's hallmark and "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 13/16" x 7/8".
  • Weight: 4.1 gr.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400282
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$695.00
A gorgeous enameled clover, worked in several shades of green is featured in this ring converted from a Victorian earring. The enamel has a soft velvety appearance and is accented at the center with a small pearl. The clover is set on a sturdy 14K gold split shank. Four-leaf clovers are generally associated with good luck, but in Victorian flower symbology, they also carried the sentiment, "Be mine." So whether you're in love or just feeling lucky, this ring is perfect!
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: converted; no enamel damage; excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: crown, 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Finger Size: 7.
  • Weight: 3.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1400283
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A lovely 18K yellow gold, diamond and ruby love pendant (“medaille d’amour”) with a rebus spelling out Plus qu’hier, moins que demain,” (“More than yesterday, less than tomorrow.”) a line from the love poem written by Rosemonde Gérard to her husband Edmond Rostand (author of “Cyrano”) in 1889. The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a rose cut diamond and the word “moins” by a minus sign set with rectangular cut synthetic rubies. In 1907, the Lyonnais jewelry Alphonse Augis created a love token based on the poem. This example maintains the “crêpe de chine” textured background, but pairs it with the simple beveled border used in the 1950s. The use of a rose cut diamond and the A-Augis signature suggest the earlier part of that period. The medium size is perfect for either a neck chain or a charm bracelet. The pendant is fully stamped with French 18K gold marks and with Augis’ maker’s mark.
  • Origin: France, 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter (excluding bail and jump ring); the size of a quarter.
  • Weight: 5.7 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .05 carat; ruby, .08 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1400286
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This fabulous snarling tiger is glowing with lifelike translucent enamels in multiple shades of gold, orange, brown and black. The nostrils and tongue are accented with deep red enamel. Each eye is set with an old European cut diamond and the fangs grasp a third diamond. The stones are good quality, graded at I color, SI1 clarity. The pendant is deeply three-dimensional with superb detailing. The back is also stamped with Alling & Co.’s mark. Alling was manufacturer for leading retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Bailey, Banks Biddle and C.D. Peacock.

The back is ornately engraved “EBP From the Armour Boys/Sioux City, IA/June 1907.” Our research suggests that the “Armour Boys” were the owners of the meatpacking company Armour, and that “EBP” was Elizabeth Ann Brasker Plankinton, daughter of their partner in the company. One of Armour’s largest factories opened in Sioux City in 1907.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, 1907.
  • Condition: excellent condition.
  • Dimensions: 1 3/32” wide x 1 1/8” tall (excluding bail and jump ring).
  • Weight: 11.5 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .15 carat.
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1400290
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    $1,795.00
    A fine 19K yellow gold folding ball locket with a capacity for four images. The exterior is decorated with a stippled checkerboard pattern with a belt on either side that holds the sphere closed. When the belts are unlatched, the locket opens accordian-style to reveal the inner frames. These lockets have become increasingly difficult to find. The locket is stamped with Portuguese hallmarks for .800 (19.2K) gold.
    • Origin: Porto, Portugal, ca. 1938.
    • Condition: excellent.
    • Dimensions: 13/16" diameter.
    • Weight: 16.5 grams.