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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385132
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$525.00
A very nice 32nd Degree Masonic fob in the form of a double-headed eagle. The bird grasps a platinum saber in its talons. The heads are crowned with a triangular emblem with enameled decoration, which then leads to a short fob chain and a buttonhole bar. The triangular emblem is hinged so that the eagle always hangs nicely. The detailing of the bird’s feathers, the hilt of the sword, etc. is superb. The bale is stamped 14K and bears the hallmarks of J.J. Sommer & Co.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent, all original, no enamel damage, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: overall length, 2-9/16”; eagle, 1-3/16” x 7/8.
  • Weight: 7.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385237
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$1,595.00
A handsome pheasant struts his stuff in this expertly-carved and painted Essex reverse crystal set in 14K yellow gold. The bird is presented against a landscape subtly-colored foliage and mounted on a rail fence setting. Animal jewelry featuring crystals as large as this are increasingly difficult to find. The clasp is marked “14K.”
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; no water damage.
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4” x 1”.
  • Weight: 15.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385238
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$1,695.00
A pair of ducks takes flight from the lakeside marsh in this 18K yellow gold and diamond locket by renowned Swiss jewelers Huguenin Frères. The quality of the design and workmanship are astounding. The old European cut diamond (I/VS2) is set in platinum collet to enhance the color. Huguenin Frères was one of the leading makers of fine pocketwatch cases, and in 1899 expanded their range to include sporting decorations and other jewelry. It’s likely that a locket of this type was made for a markswoman or female hunter of some distinction. The locket retains its original interior frames and old silk liners. The front is signed by the maker.
  • Origin: Switzerland, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp details; no monogram.
  • Dimensions: 1 9/32” diameter.
  • Weight: 13.2 grams.M/il>
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1385241
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$2,950.00
A classic sporting bracelet featuring three reverse-carved Essex crystals depicting a fox and a pair of horses. The gold mountings are formed from snaffle bits, horseshoes, riding crops, saddle belts and stirrups. The Essex crystals are expertly carved and painted with fine depth. The reverse is stamped with 14K marks and the maker’s mark for Carter, Gough & Co.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; no water damage or scratches.
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2” long; 15/16” maximum width.
  • Weight: 26.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385246
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$1,895.00
You can nearly hear this glowering lion roaring. Decorated in spectacular translucent enamels, the lion’s eyes are studded with old European cut diamonds and the mouth grasps an old mine cut diamond. The diamonds are graded as H/VS1. The brooch is deeply three-dimensional, with a lot of detailing in the mane. The back of the pin retains the original pinstem and a watch hook. The hook would have been used to suspend a pocket watch but could now be used to suspect a gemstone drop. It is also marked with an American maker’s mark (almost certainly an uncommon variation of the Alling & Co. mark) and a design patent date of Oct 13, 1903. The pin can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • America, ca 1903.
  • Excellent condition; a nick to the enamel on the nose.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4 diameter.
  • Weight: 11.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1385522
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$475.00
An elegant love knot pendant in 18K gold and platinum set with rose cut diamonds and a ruby at the center. The gold surface has a matte finish typical of French jewelry at the end of the 19th century. The pendant was originally a scarf clip and still retains the clip mechanism. A double bail allows it to be worn as a pendant. The bail's surface finish matches the rest of the knot, and the maker's marks are applied to the bail rather than to the body of the clip, suggesting that the double bail is original to the piece. NOTE: The chain is shown only for display purposes.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; original finish; no dings.
  • 11/16" diameter (excluding bail).
  • 2.8 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385529
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A wonderful 18K yellow gold brooch depicting Diana (Artemis in the Greek pantheon), goddess of the hunt, animals (wild and domestic), and childbirth. She was also the protector of girls until marriage. Here she is shown with her The goddess is shown wearing her moon-studded tiara and with her bow and arrow attribute. This design was created by the nobleman Prosper, Comte d'Epinay de Briort, one of France's leading sculptors in the Art Nouveau style. He favored mythological subjects and sometimes animals. Epinay de Briort often produced pieces for Boucheron. The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail. The pin is stamped with French 18K marks.
  • France, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; sharp details.
  • 1" diameter.
  • 4.6 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385573
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$150.00
An elegant Art Nouveau silver brooch depicting a maiden smelling a rose. She is surrounded in a bower of climbing roses and enclosed in a frame of whiplash curves typical of French Art Nouveau. The clasp is marked for silver and bears the maker's mark of Fernand Boursot, who opened shop in Paris in 1894. THe brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a bail at the top or a pair of bails and a split chain at the upper corners.
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 1" x 15/16".
  • 5.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1385576
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French Art Nouveau 18K gold and sapphire cufflinks, the triangular faces pierced in a decoration of stylized flowers and set at the centers with cabochon blue sapphires. The gold surface has a very handsome matte finish that allows the sapphires to shine. The connectors are stamped with French 18K marks and an unidentified maker's mark (SAS).
  • France, ca 1895.
  • Excellent condition; sharp detail.
  • 5/8" x 5/8".
  • 7.3 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 1.04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1385979
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$850.00
Three rich deeply-colored pear-shaped sapphires for the petals of the trefoil in this elegant pendant necklace. The flower is centered with a rose cut diamond. The sapphires are excellent quality with a velvety violetish-blue appearance. The trefoil’s stem curls around on itself to for the Art Nouveau styled border of the pendant. The 18K pendant was originally a brooch but has been given new life as a pendant necklace with the addition of a 14K gold cable chain.
  • Origin: France, ca 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 11/16” diameter; necklace length, 18-1/2”.
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, .89 carat; diamond, .02 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389462
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$1,295.00
An extraordinary and rare 14K yellow gold bangle bracelet by Krementz adorned with enameled white and pale blue forget-me-nots. Krementz made some of the best Art Nouveau enameled jewelry, and continued producing enamels well into the 20th century. Blue and white forget-me-nots, a particularly popular motif in the early 1900s, frequently appeared in small pins and pendants. This piece, however, is the first bangle bracelet we've seen. Bangle bracelets are notoriously subject to damage and it is amazing that the enamel on this bracelet has survived in mint condition. The enameled flowers are accented with engraved foliage and a stippled background. The interior is hallmarked by Krementz and is marked "14K".

Origin: America, ca. 1905.

Condition: Enamel is mint, some scratches on the inside of the gold band.

Size: 1/4" wide; opening, 2-9/16" x 2-1/4"; interior circumference, 7-7/16".

Weight: 9.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389586
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$525.00
14K gold ring featuring a detailed portrait of a Native American wearing a feathered headdress. The portrait is surrounded by a twisted rope border. Originally an Edwardian bar pin, the ring has been fashioned with the original pin's scrolled ends connecting to the medallion. The reverse is marked "585 Pr FSH" for 14K gold.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: crown, 13/16" diamter.
  • Finger Size: 6-1/2.
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail.
  • Weight: 5.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389587
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$595.00
14K gold Art Nouveau pendant necklace featuring a flower set with a blue sapphire center and a seed pearl bud enclosed within a heart-shaped frame of foliage. The gold has a slightly greenish cast and is engraved to suggest the velvety leaves. Originally a brooch, the pendant now hangs on a 14K gold split chain as an elegant necklace. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 1"; necklace length, 18-3/4".
  • Weight: 4.2 grams.
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: .06 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389589
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$895.00
Art Nouveau 14K gold crescent pendant necklace set with round brilliant cut diamonds and rubies. The quality of the gemstones is superb, with VVS2/G diamonds and vivid very slightly purplish-red rubies that show no indications of heat treatment. In Victorian and early Edwardian jewelry, the crescent shape symbolized feminine power personified in the moon goddess Selene/Juno. Brides were often given a crescent pin to wear during their honeymoons. This cresent was originally a brooch and has been converted into a split-chain pendant necklace. The symbology and striking color is perfect for today's strong woman! Marked 14K.
  • Origin: America, ca 1900.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1-1/16" wide; overall necklace length, 19".
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .35 carat; diamond, .22 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1389596
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$495.00
A delightful 14K gold frog with emerald eyes sits atop a simple band in this witty stickpin conversion ring. The gold is beautifully stippled for a realistic appearance that sets off the bright green eyes. Frogs in Victorian jewelry often symbolized fertility. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca 1900.
  • Excellent condition, sharp detail.
  • Dimensions: frog, 1/2" x 3/8".
  • Size 6 1/4.
  • Weight: 2.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1389700
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$695.00
An elegant 14K gold, Mississippi River pearl and blue sapphire floral pendant in the Art Nouveau taste suspended from a split chain. The flower petals are formed from pearls and center a blue sapphire of fine, intense color. The design is enclosed in a gold frame that resembles the shape of a pretzel! The pendant was originally a brooch and was expertly converted to a pendant by our jeweler. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: pendant, 1" x 5/8"; overall necklace length, 18-7/8".
  • Weight: 4.8 grams.
  • Approximate Sapphire Weight: .15 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1389753
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$2,450.00
A curving band of old European, transitional and single-cut diamonds sparkle in the yellow gold ribbon top of this Edwardian hinged bangle bracelet. The larger diamonds are clasped in buttercup settings, while the smaller ones are bead-set with milgrain accents. The diamonds are good quality, averaging J color and SI1 clarity. The back of the bracelet has a caged structure that mimics the openness of the front. The clasp is stamped 14K.
    America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent.
  • Dimensions: 5/8" wide at top tapering to 1/4" at back; fits a 6-5/8" wrist.
  • Weight: 26.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.47 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1390567
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$695.00
Red speckles stand out brightly against the dark greenish-black background of the bloodstone plaques featured in this pair of double-sided Victorian cufflinks by Larter. NOTE: the color contrast is more apparent in person than shown in the photos due to the reflectivity of the stones. Bloodstone, or Jasper, is also considered to be the "traditional" birthstone for March, while Aquamarine is considered to be the "modern" birthstone for March. Bloodstone is aligned with the Zodiac sign of Aries and is noted for its "healing properties." The stones are edged in 14K yellow gold borders engraved with a foliate motif. The oval faces are attached with figure-eight connectors signed with Larter's hallmark.
  • America, ca. 1900.
  • Excellent condition; all original.
  • 5/8" x 1/2" (faces).
  • 7.2 grams.