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Paste Jewelry  
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Paste, according to
Antique Paste Jewellery by Malcolm David Samuel Lewis, is "glass which has been cut into gem-like forms". Pastes were used extensively from the 1700s to the early 1900s and were a desired material in themselves, not a replacement for diamonds and gem stones. Invented by Georges Frederic Strass (1701-1773) in 1730, they could be set in silver, sterling or gold and could have been foiled or unfoiled (although 18th century paste was always foiled). Foiled pastes were usually seen in closed-backed settings where the foil provided added reflection and brilliance. Pastes could be much more readily cut and shaped than diamonds, making a close-fitting pave look achievable, and a variety of shaped and sized stones makes a paste piece more desirable. Perfectly round stones will not be found in the early and best paste jewelry, nor will claw settings and knife-edge work. Cut down settings gave way to the coronet setting only in the 19th century. Paste could be fashioned in different colors, including an opaline cabochon similar to opals. Most paste came from France, England, Spain or Portugal. Some later pieces were hallmarked.

The introduction of paste in 1730 made the term "Age of Paste" applicable to the 18th century and their shimmer is as appealing today as it was when they were made. According to
Antique Paste Jewellery, paste was only made from circa 1700-1865 but the term has been more generalized to include pieces up to the 1930-40s, and for some it is used to describe jewelry even later than that. But beware... paste has been reproduced for many years and it can be extremely difficult to distinguish old from new. Findings may also be replacements so it is good, as always, to do your research (references below) and buy from a reputable dealer.
 

 

PASTE early clear rhinestones 
	monkey on a bar pin with coral ends, silver hallmark on the back, 7/8 by 1-1/3 circa 
	1900.

CLEAR SCP 
	England sterling silver and paste flower pin, articulated in three sections so 
	it has nice movement when worn. It has a safety 
	closure mechanism and is in excellent condition.

STERLING  
		silver and paste brooch, a fish with a green eye, elongated c-catch, 
		probably European, 3-1/3.

PASTE early clear rhinestones monkey on a bar pin with coral ends, silver hallmark on the back, 7/8" by 1-1/3" circa 1900.   View   #Q32444

   CLEAR "SCP England" sterling silver and paste flower pin, articulated in three sections so it has nice movement when worn. It has a safety closure mechanism and is in excellent condition.   View   View   #Y28704

STERLING silver and paste brooch, a fish with a green eye, elongated c-catch, probably European, 3-1/3".   View  #Y24352

 

CLEAR rhinestone paste dangle 
	earrings with screw backs, circa 1920, 3. STERLING  and paste floral 
	brooch with Georgian-style cut down setting on the larger stones, marked 
	sterling silver on the back, circa 1920, 2-1/3. SILVER  girandole 
	clear rhinestone paste screw back earrings, 2-1/2.
CLEAR rhinestone paste dangle earrings with screw backs, circa 1920, 3".   #Y32764 STERLING  and paste floral brooch with Georgian-style cut down setting on the larger stones, marked "sterling silver" on the back, circa 1920, 2-1/3".   View  #Y32779    SILVER girandole clear rhinestone paste screw back earrings, 2-1/2".   View   #Y26224      

 

PASTE  
	star brooch with maker's mark SCP and England, 1-1/2. 
	I have heard that the Ciro Company made jewelry with this mark for the 
	English market, but haven't found documentation that proves this yet.. STERLING  and paste brooch, 
	Cartier style, with molded glass beads and leaves and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4. RF STERLING  Halley's comet pin 
	with clear paste rhinestones, 2-1/2, signed on the back.
PASTE star brooch with maker's mark "SCP" and "England", 1-1/2". I have heard that the Ciro Company made jewelry with this mark for the English market, but haven't found documentation that proves this yet..  View   View   #V35928 STERLING and paste brooch, Cartier style, with molded glass beads and leaves and clear rhinestones, 2-1/4".   View   #Q35358 RF STERLING Halley's comet pin with clear paste rhinestones, 2-1/2", signed on the back.   View   #Q35349

 

PASTE  1920s red paste and 
	marcasite silver bow pin in maroon box, brooch 1-7/8, box 2-3/4 by 
	1-1/2. KNOLL  Pregizer   
	  German sterling silver and clear paste Deco style bow pin in 
	box with the marks 935 KP on the back, 2 by 1/2. PASTE  bird pendant with pearl 
	drop, 16-1/3 with 1-1/4 wide bird, marked 925 on the back and the clasp, 
	boxed.

PASTE 1920s red paste and marcasite silver bow pin in maroon box, brooch 1-7/8", box 2-3/4" by 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #Q36530

KNOLL & Pregizer German sterling silver and clear paste Deco style bow pin in box with the marks "935 KP" on the back, 2" by 1/2".   View   View   View   View   #Q37938

PASTE bird pendant with pearl drop, 16-1/3" with 1-1/4" wide bird, marked 925 on the back and the clasp, boxed.   View   View   View   #Q34518

 

PASTE pendant with pastel blue 
	oval center stone and clear pastes surround, chain clasp mark illegible 
	(830?), chain 14 and pendant 2,. There are tiny chips on the blue stone, 
	visible only under 10k magnification . VICTORIAN HUGE silver gilt and paste starburst brooch in box, brooch 5 by 
2-5/8.The pastes are set in silver tone and the entire back of the brooch is 
gold washed. The pin back has tube and c-catch closure, and the pin portion 
extends 1/3 past the catch PASTE  
	pendant on sterling chain with clear pastes and artificial pearl circa 1910, 
	18 chain and 1-3/4 pendant.
PASTE pendant with pastel blue oval center stone and clear pastes surround, chain clasp mark illegible (830?), chain 14" and pendant 2",. There are tiny chips on the blue stone, visible only under 10k magnification .   View   #Q35303 VICTORIAN HUGE silver gilt and paste starburst brooch in box, brooch 5" by 2-5/8". The pastes are set in silver tone and the entire back of the brooch is gold washed. The pin back has tube and c-catch closure, and the pin portion extends 1/3" past the catch   View   View   View   #V35370  PASTE pendant on sterling chain with clear pastes and artificial pearl circa 1910, 18" chain and 1-3/4" pendant. View #Q35325

 

PASTE  pendant with jade center in teardrop silver setting with bow top, marked 800 on the 
	back, circa 1920, 1-5/8 total length.  PASTE  bracelet, hinged at one 
	side with patent 17119 on safety catch, original box Poile  Smith from 
	Pickett's Court Jewellers, 620 Oxford St. W., bracelet 7 by 1/4. DECO  clear paste earrings circa 
	1925 with new wires, earrings 1-1/3 total length 2.
PASTE pendant with jade center in teardrop silver setting with bow top, marked "800" on the back, circa 1920, 1-5/8" total length.   View   #Q33017 PASTE bracelet, hinged at one side with "patent 17119" on safety catch, original box "Poile & Smith from Pickett's Court Jewellers, 620 Oxford St. W.", bracelet 7" by 1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   #Q33007 DECO clear paste earrings circa 1925 with new wires, earrings 1-1/3" total length 2".   View   #Q32988

 

VICTORIAN crescent moon brooch with clear cushion cut pastes set in silver, 
	1-5/8 . The crescent is reminiscent of the mysteries of the moon, often 
	symbolizing rebirth.

PASTE  
	necklace with rhinestones in blue, pink, green, gold and yellow. The 
	necklace is 17 wearable length and the stones portion at the front is about 
	4-1/4 wide by 7/8.This is in excellent condition with no flaws.

GERMAN  sterling tiny basket pin with chartreuse, deep green, topaz and 
	purple pastes, marked on the back Germany sterling, 1-1/2 by 1-1/4. 
	These are sometimes called giardinetti, or little gardens.

VICTORIAN crescent moon brooch with clear cushion cut pastes set in silver, 1-5/8" . The crescent is reminiscent of the mysteries of the moon, often symbolizing rebirth.  View   View   #V38430

 PASTE necklace with rhinestones in blue, pink, green, gold and yellow. The necklace is 17" wearable length and the stones portion at the front is about 4-1/4" wide by 7/8". This is in excellent condition with no flaws.   View   View   #Q38803 

GERMAN sterling tiny basket pin with chartreuse, deep green, topaz and purple pastes, marked on the back "Germany sterling", 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". These are sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #Q38572

 

DECO green and clear paste bracelet set in 12 links and mounted in sterling, 
6-1/4 by 1/2.

STERLING bracelet set with many tiny colored rhinestones that are red, blue, 
green, purple or topaz colored in a flowers and leaves design, marked 320PD TPI 
hand engraved on the clasp back and 920 on the back of the center element, 
with a safety chain. It is 7 long and with 11 segments that are from 3/4 to 
1/4 wide.

GREEN  and clear paste necklace set in silver tone metal, can also be 
	worn as a brooch, pendant marked 925, chain is 17 and has a spring loaded 
	catch that I haven't seen before, and the pendant itself is 2-1/2 by 2.

DECO green and clear paste bracelet set in 12 links and mounted in sterling, 6-1/4" by 1/2".  View   View   View   #Q38484

STERLING bracelet set with many tiny colored rhinestones that are red, blue, green, purple or topaz colored in a flowers and leaves design, marked "320PD TPI" hand engraved on the clasp back and "920" on the back of the center element, with a safety chain. It is 7" long and with 11 segments that are from 3/4" to 1/4" wide.   View   View   #N38485

GREEN and clear paste necklace set in silver tone metal, can also be worn as a brooch, pendant marked "925", chain is 17" and has a spring loaded catch that I haven't seen before, and the pendant itself is 2-1/2" by 2".  View   View   View   View   #Q37939

 

GREEN  and clear paste lavaliere necklace set in 800 silver, pendant 
	including loop is 2 by 7/8, marked 800 on the back. FRENCH  clear paste hallmarked sterling silver bird earrings with 
	red eyes and wire clip backs, 1-1/3. The hallmarks are the French eagle 
	mark and a maker's mark, but they are so tiny it is hard to read them. PASTE  pink and clear pastes heart-shaped lavaliere set in silver. A tiny 
	fleur-de-lis ornaments the top of the heart.
GREEN and clear paste lavaliere necklace set in 800 silver, pendant including loop is 2" by 7/8", marked "800" on the back.   View   View   #V38316 FRENCH clear  paste hallmarked sterling silver bird earrings with red eyes and wire clip backs, 1-1/3". The hallmarks are the French eagle mark and a maker's mark, but they are so tiny it is hard to read them.   View   #V38304  PASTE pink and clear pastes heart-shaped lavaliere set in silver. A tiny fleur-de-lis ornaments the top of the heart.   #Q37974

 

PASTE  
		and sterling ring set in it's original original box with 5 paste 
		unfoiled stones that slip into the setting interchangeably, creating 5 
		different rings in red, aqua, purple, green and yellow, complete with 
		instructions. The ring is a size 8 and runs 1/2 along the finger, the 
		box is 4 by 1-3/4 wide and 1-1/4 deep.The slip with instructions and 
		the box it is all in are both original
  PASTE and sterling ring set in it's original original box with 5 paste unfoiled stones that slip into the setting interchangeably, creating 5 different rings in red, aqua, purple, green and yellow, complete with instructions. The ring is a size 8 and runs 1/2" along the finger, the box is 4" by 1-3/4" wide and 1-1/4" deep. The slip with instructions and the box it is all in are both original   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q35501  

 

PASTE  and sterling silver swallowbrooch 
	set in heavy silver setting, marked 925 on the back, 2-1/2.

PASTE  and artificial pearl 
	hinged bangle with lovely fleur-de-lis design on both sides, safety chain, 
	6-2/3 by 1/4.

PASTE earrings with green and 
		clear stones, earrings 1-1/4 by 5/8. 

PASTE and sterling silver swallow brooch set in heavy silver setting, marked "925" on the back, 2-1/2".    View   #V33727

PASTE and artificial pearl hinged bangle with lovely fleur-de-lis design on both sides, safety chain, 6-2/3" by 1/4".   View  #V33683

PASTE earrings with green and clear stones, earrings 1-1/4" by 5/8".   View   #Q34050

 

PASTE  
	green and clear bow pin set in sterling and marked 935, 2-1/8.

VICTORIAN  gilt photo pendant set with clear pastes, with photo compartment, 
	circa 1900, locket 1 and 
	loop 1/3.

  PASTE  French paste dog pin with 
	green collar set in sterling, marked on the back Bank France and an 
	illegible hallmark, 1-5/8.

PASTE green and clear bow pin set in sterling and marked "935", 2-1/8".  View   View   #Q63854

VICTORIAN gilt photo pendant set with clear pastes, with photo compartment, circa 1900, locket 1" and loop 1/3".  View   #V35749

PASTE French paste dog pin with green collar set in sterling, marked on the back "Bank France" and an illegible hallmark, 1-5/8".     View   View   #Q63836 

 

PASTE clear paste earrings with patent numbers, total length 1-1/8, 
	paste alone 5/8. There is a patent number on the back patn 48340 or 
	something close to that. It is hard to read. PASTE  
	round locket pendant with clear pastes and a bow top, 1-1/4 by 1. The 
	photo shows a young man with chin whiskers wearing a high collar and on the 
	back is a hinged locket compartment. PASTE  
	clear paste flower earrings set in silver tone metal, total length 5/8 and 
	flowers only are 1/3.
PASTE clear paste earrings with patent numbers, total length 1-1/8", paste alone 5/8". There is a patent number on the back "patn 48340" or something close to that. It is hard to read.  View   View   View   #V38284  PASTE round locket pendant with clear pastes and a bow top, 1-1/4" by 1". The photo shows a young man with chin whiskers wearing a high collar and on the back is a hinged locket compartment.   View    #V38220 PASTE clear paste flower earrings set in silver tone metal, total length 5/8 and flowers only are 1/3".  View  #Y37984

 

PASTE  
		sterling gilt 
		pendant with clear and blue pastes set in sterling and gilt sterling, 1-1/8 by 
		1-1/8. It has a flip-up loop for a chain so it can be worn as a 
	pendant. This looks like substantial piece of fine jewelry and I was 
	surprised when it didn't test as karat gold.It is marked sterling on the lower back. VICTORIAN paste 
	and gray pearl butterfly brooch set in gold in original box, 2. GREEN  and clear paste 
	teardrop pendant set in sterling, 1-1/3 pendant on a sterling 16 chain.
PASTE sterling gilt pendant with clear and blue pastes set in sterling and gilt sterling, 1-1/8" by 1-1/8". It has a flip-up loop for a chain so it can be worn as a pendant. This looks like substantial piece of fine jewelry and I was surprised when it didn't test as karat gold. It is marked "sterling" on the lower back.  View   #V37750    VICTORIAN paste and gray pearl butterfly brooch set in gold in original box, 2".   View   View   View   #V34679 GREEN and clear paste teardrop pendant set in sterling, 1-1/3" pendant on a sterling 16" chain.   View   #V34731

 

RING with green and clear pastes set in 9 carat yellow gold band and 
	silver setting, marked inside the band,  9ct  sil, size 5/16 by 1/3 
	top, weight .06 ozs. DECO  
	1920s half pearls and marcasite ring set in gold and silver, size 6 and 3/4 
	along the finger. DECO Sydney Latimer boxed paste 
purplish-red glass stones bar pin and ring in 9ct over sterling, the set in it's 
original box, pin 2-1/4, ring size 7-1/4, stone 3/16 .
RING with green and clear pastes set in 9 carat yellow gold band and silver setting, marked inside the band, " 9ct & sil", size 5/16" by 1/3" top, weight .06 ozs.   #Q37980 DECO 1920s half pearls and marcasite ring set in gold and silver, size 6 and 3/4" along the finger.   View   View   #V36556  DECO Sydney Latimer boxed paste purplish-red glass stones bar pin and ring in 9ct over sterling, the set in it's original box, pin 2-1/4", ring size 7-1/4, stone 3/16" .  View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q36219

 

PASTE  locket with clear oval 
	sides and bow top, hinged on the back to open easily, marked 935 on back, 
	circa 1900, 
	1-5/8 by 1 on original 16 chain marked silver on the catch, circa 
	1920. BASKET  pin with pink, aqua, 
	blue and purple pastes and marcasites, European 800 silver circa 1900, 1-1/2.
	 Sometimes called giardinetti or little 
	gardens. EDWARDIAN sterling 
	silver and paste photo locket with bow top, marked on back 925 and 
an illegible hallmark, circa 1900, two-sided, 1-5/8 total length by 1-1/8 wide. 
	Lockets like this can be seen in Benjamin's Antique Jewellery on page 70.
PASTE locket with clear oval sides and bow top, hinged on the back to open easily, marked "935" on back, circa 1900, 1-5/8" by 1" on original 16" chain marked "silver" on the catch, circa 1920.   View   View   #Q33008     BASKET pin with pink, aqua, blue and purple pastes and marcasites, European 800 silver circa 1900, 1-1/2". Sometimes called "giardinetti" or little gardens.   View   #Q33105  EDWARDIAN sterling silver and paste photo locket with bow top, marked on back 925 and an illegible hallmark, circa 1900, two-sided, 1-5/8" total length by 1-1/8" wide. Lockets like this can be seen in Benjamin's "Antique Jewellery" on page 70.  View   View   #V32192

 

RING  9ct and silver clear paste ring size 7-1/2 
	and 5/8 long at the front as it lays on the finger. Marked inside 9ct  
	sil, early 1900s.  PASTE  locket pendant with bow top, 
	clear rhinestones and silver chain, bowed glass front, locket total length 3 by 
1-5/8 wide, chain 17. This is larger than the usual paste locket and 
	will hold a nice sized photograph or two. RING  9 ct yellow gold band ring 
	with green and clear pastes set in sterling top, size 
	9+ marked 9ct  sil,early 1900s, lays on the finger 3/4 long.
RING 9ct and silver clear paste ring size 7-1/2" and 5/8" long at the front as it lays on the finger. Marked inside "9ct & sil", early 1900s.     View   View   View   #G33515 PASTE locket pendant with bow top, clear rhinestones and silver chain, bowed glass front, locket total length 3" by 1-5/8" wide, chain 17". This is larger than the usual paste locket and will hold a nice sized photograph or two.   View   View   #V34075 RING 9 ct yellow gold band ring with green and clear pastes set in sterling top, size 9+ marked "9ct & sil", early 1900s, lays on the finger 3/4" long.   View   View   #G33516

 

STERLING  paste set in sterling silver necklace with knife-edge links, 
		marked 925 with an illegible maker's mark, circa 1910, 2-1/8 drop on a 14 
		chain.

DECO  lavaliere with clear 
		pastes and green cabochons, sterling 1-2/3 pendant on silver 16 chain, circa 1910.  
	  
		The photo is a lady with  BOBBED  
		hairdo wearing a 
		paste bow 
	pendant. DECO  lavaliere with clear 
		pastes and green cabochons, sterling 1-2/3 pendant on silver 16 chain, circa 1910.  
	  
		The photo is a lady with  BOBBED  
		hairdo wearing a 
		paste bow 
	pendant.

PASTE  pendant with white 
	sapphire center stone surrounded by red pastes, bow top, set in at least 800 
	silver, circa 1910, 1-1/2 pendant on original 17 chain, illegible 
	hallmark on the loop.

STERLING paste set in sterling silver necklace with knife-edge links, marked "925" with an illegible maker's mark, circa 1910, 2-1/8" drop on a 14" chain.   View   View   #Y32923

DECO lavaliere with clear pastes and green cabochons, sterling 1-2/3" pendant on silver 16" chain, circa 1910.   #Q28134 
The photo is a lady with BOBBED hairdo wearing a paste bow pendant.   View

PASTE pendant with white sapphire center stone surrounded by red pastes, bow top, set in at least 800 silver, circa 1910, 1-1/2" pendant on original 17" chain, illegible hallmark on the loop.   View   #Q33009  

 

PASTE  pendant with bow, leaves and flowers motif. It is made with marcasites 
and clear rhinestones set in silver tone and the wearable length 21 with a 
1-5/8 by 1 pendant. The bottom teardrop-shaped element is separate so it 
swings as you move. Even the reverse side is beautifully made on this necklace.

PASTE  pansy or violet pin set with purple unfoiled rhinestones 
		petals in sterling with clear paste accents and a real pearl center , 
		1. It is marked on the back with just the word sterling.

PASTE  pendant with clear rhinestones set in silver tone with an applied gold 
tone arrow, wearable length 19 with a 1-1/2 pendant.

   PASTE pendant with bow, leaves and flowers motif. It is made with marcasites and clear rhinestones set in silver tone and the wearable length 21" with a 1-5/8" by 1" pendant. The bottom teardrop-shaped element is separate so it swings as you move. Even the reverse side is beautifully made on this necklace.  View   #Q37702

  PASTE pansy or violet pin set with purple unfoiled rhinestones petals in sterling with clear paste accents and a real pearl center , 1". It is marked on the back with just the word "sterling".   View   #Q37704

    PASTE pendant with clear rhinestones set in silver tone with an applied gold tone arrow, wearable length 19" with a 1-1/2" pendant.  View   #Q37703

 

BOW  topped clear paste 
pendant necklace with purple paste center and bow top, set in silver tone, 
pendant 1-3/4 long, chain 16.

MARCASITE  and blue 
		paste bracelet set in sterling silver, marked 935 for 935/1000 
		sterling, 7-1/4 by 5/8 at the widest.

VICTORIAN 9ct gold and clear 
paste dangle earrings, 1 without the hooks, 1-1/3 total length, tests 10k. 
These are marked patent with numbers on the back

  BOW topped clear paste pendant necklace with purple paste center and bow top, set in silver tone, pendant 1-3/4" long, chain 16".   View   View   View   #Q37395

  MARCASITE and blue paste bracelet set in sterling silver, marked "935" for 935/1000 sterling, 7-1/4" by 5/8" at the widest.   View   View   #Q37396

 VICTORIAN 9ct gold and clear paste dangle earrings, 1" without the hooks, 1-1/3" total length, tests 10k. These are marked "patent" with numbers on the back  View   View   #V37475

 

PASTE  
	dangle pierced earrings, silver and pastes with gold kidney wires, 
	circa 1900 European, 1-5/8. The larger center stones have the black 
	dot in the bottom of each and each earrings is marked with a lightly struck 
	sil on the back.A similar set can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, Jewels of Fantasy on page 45, where she dates it to 1910. 
	Note the similar shepherd's hook findings.

GA 
      ITALY  sterling and paste (clear rhinestone) butterfly pin with red 
	eyes, beautifully made, 2-1/3.

SILVER and 
	paste dangle pierced earrings, marked 800 in tiny letters on the 
	back, 2-1/4.

     PASTE dangle pierced earrings, silver and pastes with gold kidney wires, circa 1900 European, 1-5/8". The larger center stones have the black dot in the bottom of each and each earrings is marked with a lightly struck "sil" on the back. A similar set can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 45, where she dates it to 1910. Note the similar shepherd's hook findings.     View   View   #V29908

GA ITALY sterling and paste (clear rhinestone) butterfly pin with red eyes, beautifully made, 2-1/3".  View   View   View  #X7080

 SILVER and paste dangle pierced earrings, marked "800" in tiny letters on the back, 2-1/4".  View   View   #Q29844  

 

PASTE hinged bangle with clear pastes set in silver tone, bangle 6-5/8 
	wearable size and with it's safety chain. The stones are brilliant and cut 
	with a smaller than usual top surface in the older style and although some 
	wear is visible on some of the stones, it is only visible under 5x 
	magnification and not with the naked eye. PASTE  ring set in sterling 
	silver with a 9 karat yellow gold shank and including it's box, size 7-3/4 
	and 1/2 along the finger. PASTE  bracelet with clear and 
dark blue rhinestones, marked 935, really nice quality, one tiny blue stone 
missing where it is almost impossible to see, 7 by 1/3. This is one of the 
nicest paste bracelets I have ever seen, a real quality piece. 
PASTE hinged bangle with clear pastes set in silver tone, bangle 6-5/8" wearable size and with it's safety chain. The stones are brilliant and cut with a smaller than usual top surface in the older style and although some wear is visible on some of the stones, it is only visible under 5x magnification and not with the naked eye.    View   #V37279

PASTE ring set in sterling silver with a 9 karat yellow gold shank and including it's box, size 7-3/4 and 1/2" along the finger.  View   View   #Q36233 

PASTE bracelet with clear and dark blue rhinestones, marked "935", really nice quality, one tiny blue stone missing where it is almost impossible to see, 7" by 1/3". This is one of the nicest paste bracelets I have ever seen, a real quality piece.  View   View   View   View   #V36311

 

GERMAN  sterling 
	silver and clear paste bracelet, hallmarked 935 and a maker's mark I 
	cannot quite read, with safety chain, 7-1/2 by about 1/2 at the widest. PASTE clear rhinestones set in silver heart pendant, 1 heart and loop on a 
16 hallmarked chain. VICTORIAN  clear paste puffy heart pendant on a silver chain. It is 
engraved on the back LBH 1902. The heart itself is 5/8, and with 
the loop the total 
	length is 1-1/16. The sterling chain is 16 long and marked 925 
	next to the catch .
GERMAN sterling silver and clear paste bracelet, hallmarked "935" and a maker's mark I cannot quite read, with safety chain, 7-1/2" by about 1/2" at the widest.   View   #X38239 PASTE clear rhinestones set in silver heart pendant, 1" heart and loop on a 16" hallmarked chain.  View    #V38238 VICTORIAN clear paste puffy heart pendant on a silver chain. It is engraved on the back "LBH 1902". The heart itself is 5/8", and with the loop the total length is 1-1/16". The sterling chain is 16" long and marked "925" next to the catch .   View   #V37734

 

PASTE sterling star paste 
	pendant, French sterling hallmark and 925 on the back, 1-1/8 pendant and 
	a 1/2 loop. PASTE French miniature 
	brooch, portrait in black and white on ivory set with clear pastes in silver 
	with safety chain, 1-1/3 by 1. She wears a powdered wig with flowers in 
	her hair and on her bodice, great detail. PASTE Deco silver pendant 
	with clear and blue pastes set in silver with a gilt back, 1-1/3 with a 
	1/2 loop.
PASTE sterling star paste pendant, French sterling hallmark and "925" on the back, 1-1/8" pendant and a 1/2" loop.   View   View   #Q33323 PASTE French miniature brooch, portrait in black and white on ivory set with clear pastes in silver with safety chain, 1-1/3" by 1". She wears a powdered wig with flowers in her hair and on her bodice, great detail.   View   #Q33328 PASTE Deco silver pendant with clear and blue pastes set in silver with a gilt back, 1-1/3" with a 1/2" loop.   View   #Q33324

 

VICTORIAN  hair brooch, ornate 
	silver setting with pastes, palette work hair curls and seed pearls, 1-1/2. 
	This is an unusual setting for a hair piece.

STERLING  
      and rhinestone moth brooch with cabochon body.

CLEAR  rhinestone flower earrings with artificial pearl centers, all set in 
	silver tone, probably European, circa 1930, 1.

  VICTORIAN hair brooch, ornate silver setting with pastes, palette work hair curls and seed pearls, 1-1/2".  This is an unusual setting for a hair piece.  View   #V27578     STERLING and rhinestone moth brooch with cabochon body.   View   #Y20812

CLEAR rhinestone flower earrings with artificial pearl centers, all set in silver tone, probably European, circa 1930, 1".   View   #Y32289

 

 PASTE silver and paste swallow pin circa 1900, professionally replaced 
	pin back, 2.

 PASTE  Deco brooch with 
		blue and clear stones set in sterling, marked 935 on the back along 
		with illegible hallmarks, 1-3/4 wide. It is boxed F.W. Gibson Son Co. Ltd, 
		Newbury, goldsmiths, jewellers, opticians but I do not know that this 
		was it's original box.  
		    
		  
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  PASTE  dangle earrings with red, 
	blue and green glass cabochons, 2-3/4.

PASTE silver and paste swallow pin circa 1900, professionally replaced pin back, 2".   View   #V33785

PASTE Deco brooch with blue and clear stones set in sterling, marked "935" on the back along with illegible hallmarks, 1-3/4" wide. It is boxed "F.W. Gibson Son Co. Ltd, Newbury, goldsmiths, jewellers, opticians" but I do not know that this was it's original box.   View   View   View   View   #V34325

PASTE dangle earrings with red, blue and green glass cabochons, 2-3/4".    View   #Q35252

 

EDWARDIAN  silver brooch 
	with pink and green pastes and marcasites, 1-1/4. VICTORIAN cabinet card of 
	a lady wearing a lovely paste parure, 4-1/4 by 6-1/2.Photographer 
	was W. Forshaw, 57 St. Giles, Oxford, England. STERLING and paste lavaliere with 
	red cabochon and clear rhinestones, marked sterling on the back, 1-1/2 
	pendant on an 18 sterling chain.
EDWARDIAN silver brooch with pink and green pastes and marcasites, 1-1/4".   View   #Q32999 VICTORIAN cabinet card of a lady wearing a lovely paste parure, 4-1/4" by 6-1/2". Photographer was W. Forshaw, 57 St. Giles, Oxford, England.  View   #Vnph2    STERLING and paste lavaliere with red cabochon and clear rhinestones, marked "sterling" on the back, 1-1/2" pendant on an 18" sterling chain.   View   #Q29659

 

STERLING  
	and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked sterling on the back, 2-1/2.

STERLING  
	and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked sterling on the back, 2-1/2. STERLING  
	and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked sterling on the back, 2-1/2.

STERLING  and clear rhinestone 
	filigree bar pin marked sterling on the back, 2-1/2.

    STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked "sterling" on the back, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26215

  STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked "sterling" on the back, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26216

     STERLING and clear rhinestone filigree bar pin marked "sterling" on the back, 2-1/2".  View   #Q26217

 

BASKET  Germany 
	sterling and paste rhinestone basket brooch, marked on the back Germany 
	Sterling, 1-1/2. Sometimes called giardinetti, or little gardens.

BASKET  pins showing 
    size comparison.

BASKET  silver 
	and paste rhinestone basket brooch, marked on the back 900, 1-1/3. Sometimes called giardinetti, or little gardens.

   BASKET Germany sterling and paste rhinestone basket brooch, marked on the back "Germany Sterling", 1-1/2". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View    #V26747

BASKET pins showing size comparison.   View   View

   BASKET silver and paste rhinestone basket brooch, marked on the back "900", 1-1/3". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #V26748


BASKET  
    brooch with multi-colored paste stones set in sterling, marked on the back 900, 1-1/4.Sometimes 
		called giardinetti, or little gardens.

BASKET  brooch with red, green 
		and blue paste rhinestones set in sterling, 1-5/8.

BASKET  
    brooch with multi-colored paste stones set in sterling, mark on the back 
		is illegible, 2-1/3.Sometimes 
		called giardinetti, or little gardens.

   BASKET brooch with multi-colored paste stones set in sterling, marked on the back "900", 1-1/4". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #V20918

    BASKET brooch with red, green and blue paste rhinestones set in sterling, 1-5/8".   View   #V20917 

BASKET brooch with multi-colored paste stones set in sterling, mark on the back is illegible, 2-1/3". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.  View   #V20919

 

BASKET  
    brooch with multi-colored rhinestones set in sterling, 1-1/2.Sometimes 
	called giardinetti, or little gardens.

EDWARDIAN clear, green and 
	purple paste rhinestones set in 
	silver basket pendant with artificial pearl drop, 2 pendant on 15 sterling chain.

PASTE  basket brooch with pink, orange, purple, blue and 
	green stones set in silver tone, 1-5/8.These pins are sometimes 
	called giardinetti, or little gardens.

BASKET brooch with multi-colored rhinestones set in sterling, 1-1/2". Sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #V20920 

EDWARDIAN clear, green and purple paste rhinestones set in silver basket pendant with artificial pearl drop, 2" pendant on 15" sterling chain.   View   View   #V31324

PASTE basket brooch with pink, orange, purple, blue and green stones set in silver tone, 1-5/8". These pins are sometimes called "giardinetti", or little gardens.   View   #Q33519

 

PASTE  clear stones basket pendant necklace 
	with leaves atop, 1-3/4 pendant on a 17 chain, 
	hallmarked but illegible. CLEAR  rhinestones 
	set in silver tone basket brooch with European trombone catch, 2-5/8 by 1-1/4. STERLING necklace 
	with clear rhinestone florets and dangles, sterling mark and illegible 
	maker's mark on the back of one drop, 18 by 2 front drop .
PASTE clear stones basket pendant necklace with leaves atop, 1-3/4" pendant on a 17" chain, hallmarked but illegible.   View   #Q33562  CLEAR  rhinestones set in silver tone basket brooch with European trombone catch, 2-5/8" by 1-1/4".   View    View   #Y29741  STERLING necklace with clear rhinestone florets and dangles, sterling mark and illegible maker's mark on the back of one drop, 18" by 2" front drop .   View   View   #Y29276

 

EDWARDIAN yellow gold 
	filled and paste necklace, pink and green pastes (rhinestones) and seed pearls, 
	maker's mark T+H, 16 wearable length with a 2 front drop, circa 1900.   PASTE  pendant in suffragette colors with white enamel, 
		purple and green stones and a pearl drop, 15-1/2 with 1-1/2 pendant. 
		The chain is marked 800 for European silver. VICTORIAN  necklace with a 
	purple paste center, aqua glass and seed pearls, lovely fashioned chain 
	portion, 18 length with a 1-1/2 front drop.
EDWARDIAN yellow gold filled and paste necklace, pink and green pastes (rhinestones) and seed pearls, maker's mark "T+H", 16" wearable length with a 2" front drop, circa 1900.    View   View   #Q33341  PASTE pendant in suffragette colors with white enamel, purple and green stones and a pearl drop, 15-1/2" with 1-1/2" pendant. The chain is marked "800" for European silver.  View   #Q33716 VICTORIAN necklace with a purple paste center, aqua glass and seed pearls, lovely fashioned chain portion, 18" length with a 1-1/2" front drop.   View   View   View   #V33256 

 

VICTORIAN  paste brooch with 
		clear, rose and green pastes, hook on back, silver tone setting with 
light gold wash, 1-1/2 by 
		1-1/4.Each stone has a flat bottom cutlet.

STERLING  and clear 
    rhinestones 17 necklace and 1 earrings circa 1920.

VICTORIAN black dot clear paste 
stones pendant, wear and chips on stones can be seen under 10x magnification, 2 
total length by 1 wide. Each stone is cut in a slightly different way because 
they were all done by hand.

VICTORIAN paste brooch with clear, rose and green pastes, hook on back, silver tone setting with light gold wash, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". Each stone has a flat bottom cutlet.  View   View   View   View   #V34587

STERLING and clear rhinestones 17" necklace and 1" earrings circa 1920.   View   View #Y24881 

VICTORIAN black dot clear paste stones pendant, wear and chips on stones can be seen under 10x magnification, 2" total length by 1" wide. Each stone is cut in a slightly different way because they were all done by hand.   View   View   #V34579 

 

VICTORIAN  (clear 
	rhinestones) bow brooch, 2 by 1-1/2, bowed in the middle for a 
	scarf to slip through. PASTE earrings with clear 
	pastes and green Peking glass Asian figures set in silver tone, total length 2-3/4. PASTE  
	pendant on sterling chain with clear pastes and artificial pearl circa 1910, 
	18 chain and 1-3/4 pendant.
VICTORIAN (clear rhinestones) bow brooch, 2" by 1-1/2", bowed in the middle for a scarf to slip through.   View   View   #V34764  PASTE earrings with clear pastes and green Peking glass Asian figures set in silver tone, total length 2-3/4".   View   #V34730 VICTORIAN paste pendant on sterling chain with clear pastes and artificial pearls circa 1900, 18" chain and 1-3/4" pendant.  View     #V35325  

 

 GREEN  and clear paste necklace set in silver tone metal, can also be 
	worn as a brooch, pendant marked 925, chain is 17 and has a spring loaded 
	catch that I haven't seen before, and the pendant itself is 2-1/2 by 2.

FRENCH  paste 14-1/2 necklace in 
    silver washed brass, 14-1/2 with slight finish wear

    PASTE salamander 
	brooch with green and clear rhinestones set in silver marked 800, 
	2-3/4, slight dent on the back.  A similar piece can be seen in 
	Deanna Cera's book, Jewels of Fantasy on page 145, where she dates it to 
	1900-1910 and attributes it to Germany.

GREEN and clear paste necklace set in silver tone metal, can also be worn as a brooch, pendant marked "925", chain is 17" and has a spring loaded catch, never seen before by me, and the pendant itself is 2-1/2" by 2".  View   View   View   View   #Q37939

FRENCH paste 14-1/2" necklace in silver washed brass, 14-1/2" with slight finish wear   View   View #Y24880

  PASTE salamander brooch with green and clear rhinestones set in silver marked "800", 2-3/4", slight dent on the back. A similar piece can be seen in Deanna Cera's book, "Jewels of Fantasy" on page 145, where she dates it to 1900-1910 and attributes it to Germany.     View   View   View   #Q37928 

 

LAVALIERE  with pink and clear rhinestones set in silver tone all ready 
	for your own chain, pendant 3-1/3 top to bottom and with the last 4 stones 
	at the bottom dangling to catch the light. CLEAR  paste rectangular brooch with a lovely pierced design of clear 
	rhinestones in a silver setting with detailed reverse, 2-1/4 by 1-1/3 PASTE  pendant necklace with clear pastes jointed in 2 places for great 
	movement and hung on a silver 
	chain. The motifs are small flowers and leaves. The pendant is 3 from top of loop to bottom of pendant, 
	and the chain is 18. The back side is almost as pretty as the front.
LAVALIERE with pink and clear rhinestones set in silver tone all ready for your own chain, pendant 3-1/3" top to bottom and with the last 4 stones at the bottom dangling to catch the light.   View   #Q33717 CLEAR paste rectangular brooch with a lovely pierced design of clear rhinestones in a silver setting with detailed reverse, 2-1/4" by 1-1/3"    View   #Y37985  PASTE pendant necklace with clear pastes jointed in 2 places for great movement and hung on a silver chain. The motifs are small flowers and leaves. The pendant is 3" from top of loop to bottom of pendant, and the chain is 18". The back side is almost as pretty as the front.  View   View   #V38429

 

DECO  white paste earrings, no marks, total length is 2, segmented in 
	two pieces with lovely movement.The clear stones are NOT gray, even though 
	they want to photograph that way. VICTORIAN or late Georgian clear paste brooch, possibly converted early in 
it's life from a buckle to a brooch. It has some of the most brilliant paste 
stones I have ever seen. It is 2-1/4 by 1-1/2 and has a heavy well made piece 
set in gilt silver. FRENCH paste blue earrings marked sterling on the back, made in 3 
	segments so they move beautifully, 1-1/2 total length.
DECO white paste earrings, no marks, total length is 2", segmented in two pieces with lovely movement. The clear stones are NOT gray, even though they want to photograph that way.  View    #Q38241 VICTORIAN or late Georgian clear paste brooch, possibly converted early in it's life from a buckle to a brooch. It has some of the most brilliant paste stones I have ever seen. It is 2-1/4" by 1-1/2" and has a heavy well made piece set in gilt silver.  View   View   #V38464  FRENCH paste blue earrings marked "sterling" on the back, made in 3 segments so they move beautifully, 1-1/2" total length.  View    #Q38240

 

REFERENCES:

Antique Paste Jewellery by Malcolm David Samuel Lewis (Great Britain 1970)
Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830 by Dawes & Collings

Victorian Jewelry by Davidov & Dawes
Warman's Jewelry, 3rd Edition by Christie Romero
Starting to Collect Antique Jewellery by John Benjamin


 

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