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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1434522
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$2,895.00
A pair of 18K yellow gold clip-on earrings in Keiselstein-Cord’s timeless “Rope Twist” design. These earrings were produced in at least two sizes, these being the. The surface is bloomed to create the semi-matte finish characteristic of the designer’s work. The earrings are fully marked and dated for 1982, making this among his earliest designs.
  • Germany, 1982
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 7/8” (22 x 22 mm)
  • Weight: 35.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1434520
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$495.00
Two classical satyr masks peer out from the sides of this Art Nouveau watch fob pendant. Each snarling face is surrounded by whiplash curls of gold that rise to the top of the fob. The bottom surface is engraved with a period “JEM” monogram. The gold surface has soft matte bloomed texture characteristic of the period. The jump ring is original. Stamped “10K.”
  • Origin: America, ca 1890
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 7/8” x 5/8” x 1-1/2”
  • Weight: 3.9 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1434519
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$550.00
An elegant second standard (800/1000 pure silver) French tastevin. Rather than the typical “perles,” "coupules," and fluted “godrons”, the bowl is decorated with repousse grape leaves and berries in the 18th century style. This treatment is sometimes seen in tastevins made by Marc Parrod, one of the most influential makers of tastevins in the early 20th century. The handle is in the traditional form of two entwined duck-headed snakes grasping an apple in their mouths, thought to represent the snake and apple from the Garden of Evil, thus reminding drinkers of temptation and sin. The tastevin is fully hallmarked and has an illegible maker’s mark, possibly Parrod's.
  • Origin: France, ca. 1910
  • Condition: excellent, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16” x 4-1/4” x 15/16”
  • Weight: 55.3 grams
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1434518
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Rare vintage sterling silver figural jigger in the form of wing-handled fire bucket. The side is engraved “Fire Water.” Figural jiggers gained popularity in the Art Deco era. The bottom is marked “Lunt Sterling 15”.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Dimensions: 2” tall to rim, 2-3/4” to top of handle
  • Weight: 34.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1434517
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$1,895.00
A classic pair of 18K yellow gold earclips in the ROUND design by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. Peretti’s designs transform even the simplest geometric shapes into beautiful and original jewelry. The round shapes are adorned only with an off-center round “dent” that flattens the sphere. The eassings can be dressed up or down for wear with nearly any outfit. The backs are omega clips with posts. The earrings are signed by Peretti and Tiffany, and are presented in their original dark blue Tiffany box. Tiffany recently brought back this design and the earrings retail for $3200.
  • Origin: America, ca 1990
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 15/16” (24mm) diameter
  • Weight: 16.5 grams
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$3,850.00
An elegant 18K yellow gold and diamond 5-piece dress set from the “Vannerie” collection by Tiffany & Co. The double-faced cufflinks and studs are worked in an open basketweave pattern into a slightly domed shape. The larger cufflinks faces and the studs are centered with bezel-set brilliant round diamonds (F/VVS2). Each piece in the set if fully marked by Tiffany. The cufflinks are marked “1995” and the studs “1996.” This design is no longer in production. The set is presented in its original dark blue fitted Tiffany box and with the original light blue paperboard outer box.
  • Origin: America, 1995/96
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: large cufflink faces, 11/16” x 11/16”; studs, 3/8” x 3/8”
  • Weight: 26.75 grams
  • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .60 carat
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1434451
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$850.00
French Silver Louis XVIII Burgundian Style Wine Taster Tastevin An unusually heavy first standard (950/1000 pure silver) French tastevin decorated in the classic Burgundian style with punchwork grape clusters and a coiled snake handle. The grapevines are also accented with engraved flowers. The bottom has the center pinpoint found in tastevins from this period and is finished simply with a ring or shallow godrons around the edge to help reflect light through the wine. The snake is engraved with scales and has an unusual arrow-shaped tail. The rim is engraved “A. Chantal” for the original owner. The tastevin has the “tête medecin” mark for silver and the silversmith’s mark for Charles-Marie Guidée (Paris).
  • Origin: France, 1819-1838
  • Condition: very good, a few small flat areas from 200 years of use
  • Dimensions: 3-5/8” x 4-3/4” x 1-5/16”
  • Weight: 121.2 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1434441
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$1,895.00
A classic pair of 18K yellow gold earclips by acclaimed jewelry designer Barry Kieselstein-Cord. The earrings are designed as rectangular plaques centering slightly domed centers surrounded by beaded borders. The surfaces have a hand-finished look and are bloomed for the slightly matte texture characteristic of the designer’s work. The earrings have substantial weight. The backs are fully signed and are dated 1986.
  • Origin: America, 1986
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 15/16” x 11/16”
  • Weight: 15.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1940 item #1434149
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$1,395.00
A fine Retro brooch worked in 14K yellow gold and set with diamonds and blue sapphires. The brooch is shaped as a stylized bow when worn vertically or a comet when worn sideways. The gold surfaces are pierced to lighten the overall effect. The center is set with a cluster of round brilliant and single-cut diamonds (J/SI1) surrounded by blue sapphires of slightly violetish-blue color and excellent clarity. The back is marked 14K and also has a mark for an unidentified maker.
  • Origin: America, ca. 1940
  • Condition: excellent, all original
  • Dimensions: 2-5/16" x 1-7/8"
  • Weight: 18.8 grams
  • Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamond, .6 carat; sapphire, 2.0 carats
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1434148
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$495.00
A classic second standard (800/1000 pure) silver tastevin from the Loire Valley of France. The origins of tastevins can often be identified by the tastevin’s shape. In this case, the bowl is rather shallow and completely without decoration. The handle is formed in the shape of a thin, curvy snake, but is worked without extra decoration such as scales or details to the head. This example is rather early, as is evidenced by signs of hand hammering and the small lathe mark in the middle of the bowl. The bottom is stamped with the original owner’s name, P. Roux. These classic tastevins from the Loire Valley are charming for their simplicity. Stamped with French silver marks and an unidentified maker's mark.
  • Origin: Loire Valley, France, ca. 1840
  • Condition: excellent
  • Dimensions: 2-7/8” diameter (excluding handle)
  • Weight: 29.9 grams
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1434147
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$375.00
A very good first standard (950/1000 pure) silver small-size tastevin by the highly regarded Dijon silversmith Marc Parrod. This example retains the classic round shape with a convex bottom, but the usual "godrons" and "cupules" are replaced by repoussé grape clusters alternating with "cupules". Each grape cluster is accented with stylized vines. Parrod was particularly noted for this unique variation. The handle is in the traditional form of two snakes grasping an apple, alluding to the the Garden of Eden snake and reminding the drinker of temptation. These smaller tastevins are less common than the larger ones. Smaller tastevins from the Bordeaux region were often used for tasting Cognac, so perhaps the smaller Burgundian versions were used for some other spirit, as well as wine. The bottom and handle are stamped with first-standard silver marks and with Parrod's mark.
  • Origin: Dijon, France, ca. 1903-1944
  • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms, sharp detail
  • Dimensions: 2-1/4” diameter (excluding handle)
  • Weight: 24.6 grams
    All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1434146
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    $375.00
    A very good first standard (950/1000 pure) silver small-size tastevin by the highly regarded Dijon silversmith Marc Parrod. This example retains the classic round shape with a convex bottom, but the usual "godrons" and "cupules" gare replaced by repoussé grape clusters alternating with raised "perles". Each grape cluster is accented with stylized vines. Parrod was particularly noted for this unique variation. The handle is in a rather unusual shape slightly suggestive of the double snake handles sometimes found on tastevins from the Bourgogne region. These smaller tastevins are less common than the larger ones. Smaller tastevins from the Bordeaux region were often used for tasting Cognac, so perhaps the smaller Burgundian versions were used for some other spirit, as well as wine. The bottom and handle are stamped with first-standard silver marks and with Parrod's mark.
    • Origin: Dijon, France, ca. 1903-1944
    • Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms, sharp detail
    • Dimensions: 2-1/4” diameter (excluding handle)
    • Weight: 25.8 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1930 item #1431175
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    $1,495.00
    A fine pair of French 18K yellow gold double-sided cufflinks, the faces decorated with champleve and en plein opaque red and black enamels. The connectors are stamped with French 18K marks and an illegible master goldsmith's mark.
    • Origin: France, ca 1925
    • Condition: excellent, no enamel damage
    • Dimensions: faces, 19/32" x 13/32"
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1430530
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    $595.00
    A lovely, and rather heavy Art Nouveau 18K gold watch pin decorated with finely cast and engraved fuchsia blossoms and leaves. Even the overall inverted teardrop shape of the pin is reminiscent of the drooping profile of a fuschia. In Victorian flower language, the fuschia represented "good taste." Pin retains the original clasp and watch hook. It could also be worn as a pendant with the addition of a couple of hidden loops to the back that could be attached to a split chain. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-1/8" x 1-1/16"
    • Weight: 5.7 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1430512
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    $295.00
    An interesting 10K Victorian pin in the form of a mythological creature coiled around a flame-like pillar. The creature appears to be an Ophis, a winged serpent from Greek mythology said to guard the myrrh fields of ancient Arabia. The monster grasps a seed pearl in it's jaws. The surfaces have a semi-matte bloomed finish. Tested and guaranteed 10K.
    • Origin: America, ca. 1890
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1-3/8" x 1-3/16"
    • Weight: 2.6 grams
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1430503
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    $550.00
    An elegant pair of Retro 18K yellow gold earrings shaped as bows. Each of the dangling ribbons suspends an old European cut diamond. The diamonds are graded J color and I1 clarity. These earrings would look just as good with jeans as they would a cocktail dress. Tested and guaranteed 18K.
    • Circa 1940
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: 1" x 9/16"
    • Weight: 7.0 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .4 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1427991
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    $2,695.00
    A stunning pair of 18K yellow and white gold earrings by Faraone in cooperation with Tiffany & Co. The yellow gold half-hoops are accented with white gold "stems" that burst open flowers set with marquise cut rubies. The rubies have fine slightly purplish-red color saturation. Intact inclusions indicate that the rubies are unheated. Faraone was one of the oldest jewelers in Italy, serving as court jeweler to the Royal household and to luminaries such as Maria Callas. The Settepasse family, Faraone's owners, joined forces with Tiffany in 1960 to manage Tiffany's European expansion. The companies jointly owned two boutiques in Milan and Florence. The earrings are signed by both Faraone and Tiffany, are marked for 18K gold, and have English import marks for 1990.
    • Origin: Italy, 1990
    • Condition: excellent
    • Dimensions: length, 15/16"; width, 1/2"
    • Weight: 19.5 grams
    • Approximate Total Ruby Weight: 1.0 carat
    All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1427736
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    $2,650.00
    An elegant Belle Epoque 18K yellow gold negligee pendant necklace, the old mine cut diamond drops formed as pansies. Pendant necklaces of this type, called negligees (from the French word for "careless"), were so called because of their assymetry. The subtle pansy design is achieved by combining three larger diamonds at the top of each cluster to represent larger petals, and two smaller petals at the bottoms. The knife edge bars suspending the clusters keeps the focus on the stones and create wonderful movement. The old mine cut diamonds (J/K color; SI1 clarity) have excellent fire for antique stones. The clasp and the pendant are stamped with French 18K marks.
    • Origin: France, ca 1890
    • Condition: excellent; all original
    • Dimensions: pendant length, 1-5/8"; chain length, 17-3/8"
    • Weight: 6.5 grams
    • Approximate Total Diamond Weight: 1.5 carats.