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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1393396
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$1,695.00
A very rare Victorian 15K rose gold brooch in the form of the Princes of Wales’ feathers set with Scottish jasper and bloodstone. The feathers are joined with a crown and a banner with the Prince’s motto “Ich Dien.” The gold surfaces are ornately engraved. The back bears a registry mark, dating the brooch to 1891, the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s eldest son's investiture as Prince of Wales. Due to his mother’s extraordinarily long life, he was the first prince to mark a half-century in that position. Upon his succession, he ruled as Edward VII. Scottish agate jewelry was rarely set in gold, and this is one of the finest examples we’ve seen. The back is stamped with the registry (patent) number. Tested and guaranteed 15K.
  • Origin: England, 1891.
  • Condition: excellent; no stone damage or wear to gold; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-1/4” x 1-5/16”.
  • Weight: 6.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393395
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$1,495.00
An outstanding American Art Nouveau pansy brooch/pendant in a large size, enameled with translucent enamels in shades of royal blue, cream, yellow and maroon. The flower is centered with a .20-carat old European cut diamond of H color, SI2 clarity. The pansy is very nicely shaped, with deeply rippling petals that beautifully enhance the enameling. The back is stamped “14K” and has an unidentified maker’s mark “DeEs”og. The piece can be worn as either a brooch or pendant.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: enamel has one small nick at the bottom left edge (less visible than in the photo) and light surface scratches; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1-3/16” x 1-3/16”.
  • Weight: 11.8 grams.
  • Approximate Diamond Weight: .20 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393394
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$795.00
This Art Nouveau medallion brooch depicts the beautiful Ophelia (spelled “Ophelie” in the French tradition), surrounded by cattails, willow branches and waterlilies, as symbols of watery grave in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Her hair is studded with small old mine cut diamonds. This design was created by the French jeweler and sculptor Emile-Séraphin Vernier (1852-1927) for the 1908 Exposition de la Parure Précieuse de la Femme in Paris. Like many other Art Nouveau medalists, Vernier licensed some of his designs to various manufacturing jewelers around the world. This example is American and is marked 14K. The brooch retains its original watch hook and pinstem/clasp.

NOTE: The brooch could easily be worn as a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1908.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1” diameter.
  • Weight: 7.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .10 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393392
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$895.00
A classic French Art Nouveau 18K gold brooch featuring a young woman with naught but a sprig of flowers covering her breasts set against a poppy blossom. A swallow appears over her shoulder. In Victorian symbology, swallows variously represented wishes for a safe return or “home and heart” since the they mate for life. Similarly, poppies had various meanings including imagination and pleasure. The design was created by the sculptor Armand-Pierre-Louis Quenard (1865-1925) and presented at the inaugural salon of the Société des Artistes Français in 1901. The clasp is stamped with French 18K gold marks and with an illegible maker’s mark.

NOTE: The brooch could be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1901.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1” x 1”.
  • Weight: 5.0 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1393391
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A lovely Art Nouveau brooch depicting a lady surrounded by birds in 14K yellow gold and diamonds. The design is beautifully worked with tremendous textural detail, and the old mine cut diamond set in the headdress adds a touch of sparkle. The designer of this brooch is most certainly of French origin and was created with the idea of licensing it to manufacturing jewelers in France, England and the U.S. When this design appears with French hallmarks, it’s hollow and worked in 18K; English versions are typically in sterling silver; and American versions are solid and worked in 14K. Krementz is known to have used this design, though this example is unmarked. Tested and guaranteed 14K.

NOTE: The brooch can easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail to the back.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
  • Dimensions: 15/16” diameter.
  • Weight: 6.6 grams.
  • Approximate Dimond Weight: .04 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1393117
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$895.00
A fine Art Nouveau medallist brooch depicting Demeter (Ceres), goddess of the harvest, in 18K gold by Louis Rault. She is shown in profile with several of her attributes a tiara of wheat and poppies and a scythe. The wears a rose-cut diamond earring, a diamond toga clasp, and a third in her tiara. Louis Armand Rault was a lead designer for Boucheron 1868-75 and this is one of his signature designs. The brooch is stamped with French 18K gold marks and also with an illegible maker's mark. The front is also marked with Rault's monogram. The brooch could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
  • Weight: 7.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .03 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1393110
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A spectacular example of Austro-Hungarian Renaissance Revival jewelry from the period 1876-1918, this necklace features a central pendant drop in the form of a leaping stag suspended by pearl-enhanced chains from a neckchain of sapphire- and ruby-set plaques. The necklace is enameled throughout in shades of opaque white and black, and translucent green, red and purple. The stag is decorated with realistic shaded brown and gold enamels. The stag is set with a sapphire- and ruby-encrusted saddle. The neckchain has alternating wing-shaped plaques set with rubies and decorated green and white enamels, and buckle-shaped plaques set with oval sapphires enhanced with red and white enamels. The backs of the pendant and chain are also enameled. Exposed areas of silver are lightly engraved.
  • Origin: Austria-Hungary (likely Vienna), ca. 1880.
  • Condition: excellent; all original; only the faintest of wear to enamels on the high points of the stag (visible under magnification).
  • Dimensions: necklace length, 15-1/2"; pendant, 1-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" long (including the pearl chains).
  • Weight: 29.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: sapphire, 3.03 carats; ruby, 1.58 carats.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1393093
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A stunning Art Nouveau medallist brooch depicting Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, and patron of the arts, in 18K gold. The goddess is depicted with several of her attributes, including a dragon-topped war helmet, a wreath of olive leaves, an owl, and a drama mask representing the arts. Her helmet is studded with a star-set ruby and a band of rose-cut diamonds and she wears a necklace of rose-cut diamonds. This design was created by Louis Armand Rault, a lead designer for Boucheron 1868-75. This is once of his most iconic designs, though it is unusual in having quite so many gemstones added. Rault apparently licensed many of his designs to various makers, though the gold examples are French more often than not. This example is fully stamped with French marks for 18K and has an illegible maker's mark. The front is also marked with Rault's monogram. The pin could easily be converted to a pendant with the addition of a folding bail.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1880.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail; all original.
  • Dimensions: 1" diameter.
  • Weight: 5.0 grams.
  • Approximate Gemstone Weight: ruby, .02 carat; diamond, .05 carat.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1393089
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$375.00
A beautifully-carved hardstone cameo depicting Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. She can be identified from the shape of the diadem she wears in her hair. The image is quite similar to American "Morgan" silver dollars from the late 19th century. The color contrast of the stone is quite remarkable. The carnelian cameo is set into an intricate gold setting in the Etruscan Revival taste. The back has both a brooch fitting and a hidden bail for wear as a pendant. The back is stamped "14K" and also has the maker's mark for Perley Bros.

NOTE: The piece is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no cameo damage.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-3/16".
  • Weight: 6.8 grams. Fabulous late Victorian hardstone cameo brooch. The carnelian cameo represents "Liberty" and is very similar to the Liberty head that appeared on "Morgan" silver dollars and quarters of the period. The 14K mounting is floridly decorated with millegraining, applied beads and rosettes, and rope twist borders. The reverse retains its original pinstem and modified c-clasp. The reverse is marked 14K and is signed for the maker, Perley Bros. of New York. Origin: America, 1870s. Condition: excellent. Size: 1-11/16" x 1-1/4".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393088
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$425.00
A sweet good luck charm in the form of a 14K gold wishbone entwined with a branch of bright blue enameled forget-me-nots. In Victorian flower language, forget-me-nots represented remembrance. Combined with the wishbone, a piece such of this might have been given as a farewell gift. Stamped with the maker's mark for Winthrop Manufacturing Co (Attleboro, MA).

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: perfect enamel; original pinstem and clasp were removed and replaced with a hidden bail by our jeweler.
  • Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1/2".
  • Weight:2.7 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1393087
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$425.00
A lovely maiden surrounded by a bower of daisies is featured in this Art Nouveau 10K gold pendant/watch pin. In Victorian flower language, the daisy represented "innocence." The design is nicely detailed. Tested and guaranteed 10K.

NOTE: The pendant is shown with a 16" 14K gold chain that is available for an additional $125.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1910.
  • Condition: sharp detail; pinstem, clasp and watch hook are original; hidden bail was added by our jeweler.
  • Dimensions: 7/8" diameter.
  • Weight: 3.9 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1393086
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$895.00
A handsome Victorian gentleman's ring in a substantial 14K gold setting. The ring features a masculine brown smoky quartz with flashes of goldish-orange brilliance. The setting is enhanced with ornate strapwork against a stippled background. The setting holds the stone well above the finger and the overall look is very weighty. The interior of the shank is stamped "14k."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; sharp detail.
  • Finger Size: 10-1/4.
  • Dimensions: 3/4" wide at crown, tapering to 3/16" wide at back of shank.
  • Weight: 13.8 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 9.44 carats.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1392737
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12 sterling silver demitasse spoons in Kirk's wonderful "Repousse" pattern. Certainly the most famous of all silver patterns to emerge from Baltimore, "Repousse" they are filled with flowers such as roses, daisies and forget-me-nots. The backs are marked "S. Kirk & Son Sterling." The set of 12 is accompanied with it's original felt protector with 12 individual holders for the spoons.

Origin: Baltimore, MD, circa 1924. Condition: mint, excellent, no monogram and nicely polished. Size: 4-3/8" long. Silver weight: 184 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1920 item #1392155
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An exquisite Art Nouveau enameled 14K yellow gold brooch depicting a peacock. The bird is worked in stunningly applied translucent enamels in shades of rose, blue, green, yellow, black and violet. The curling tail feathers are set with seed pearls and body is surrounded by an assymetrical frame set with seed pearls and suspending a small old European cut diamond and an oval brilliant-cut peridot. This is one of the very finest enameled bird brooches we’ve seen. The original clasp is stamped with Krementz’ hallmark and “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1910. Condition: excellent, no enamel damage, all original. Size: 1” x 1-5/8”. Weight: 5.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .03 carat; peridot, .59 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1391997
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$3,650.00
A beautifully romantic French Art Nouveau heart-shaped coin purse, bordered in square cut blue sapphires and centered with a heart-shaped sapphire. The sapphires have very slightly violetish-blue sapphires color and eye clean clarity. The frame is engraved in a geometric pattern and the closure is set with cabochon sapphires. The frame's interior is engraved with a pair of serial numbers, indicating the purse was made by one of the more important French joailliers at the turn of the century. The frame retains the original bail that would originally have allowed the purse to be suspended from a bracelet or finger ring at a formal ball or similar society event. The back of the frame is stamped with French hallmarks. We've never before seen a heart-shaped gold mesh purse!
  • Origin: France, ca. 1900.
  • Condition: excellent; no damage to mesh.
  • Dimensions: 1-11/16" x 1-11/16".
  • Approximate Total Sapphire Weight: 5.03 carats.
  • Weight: 18.9 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390911
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A vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the shape of a thimble. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior is gilt. The bottom is hallmarked by the Webster Silver Co. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, some gilding intact, no dings. Size: 1-5/8" tall. Weight: 18.1 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1390910
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A classic figural sterling silver thimble jigger by Thomae & Co. The rim is engraved "Only A Thimble Full." The interior retains a small amount of its original gilding. Several companies made variations of this jigger, but those by Thomae are among the best due to their superior weight and workmanship. Origin: America, ca. 1935. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 2" tall. Weight: 41.4 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #1390895
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$695.00
A classic pair of mmid-Century modernist cufflinks by Lucien Piccard, featuring a circlet of round brilliant-cut garnets around a central plaque of gold enhanced with a Florentine finish. Piccard more often used synthetic sapphires or synthetic rubies in his cufflink designs. The garnets have a subtle, deep red coloring that contrasts beautifully with the richly-textured gold without being too flashy. Signed "Lucien Piccard" and marked "14K."
  • Origin: America, ca. 1950.
  • Condition: excellent; all original.
  • Dimensions: faces, 3/4" diameter.
  • Weight: 11.4 grams.
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 1.25 carats.