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ART NOUVEAU JEWELRY
Jewelry from the late 1800s and early 1900s which was
characterized by flowing, curving, entwined sinuous lines and the motifs
of lovely ladies and entwined flowers and leaves
ARTS & CRAFTS JEWELRY
Jewelry from the architectural and decorative arts movement
popular from about 1870 to 1920. Characterized by simplicity of design,
hand-crafted objects, and local materials, it has distinctive lines and
We also carry 1920s and 1930s Arts & Crafts leather
purses, see them by clicking
ART NOUVEAU gold
embossed violets round locket with rhinestones.
LOCKET "C Co." 2-1/3"
Art Nouveau gold tone locket with purple rhinestone on 23" chain,
embossed flowers round locket with rhinestones. Engraved "JVS" on back.
NOUVEAU gold tone and pink rhinestone choker, 13-1/2" by 3/4".
HAND PAINTED porcelain brooches.
Sizes, starting with the top: 2" round with no frame, pin back
attached directly to porcelain disk; 1-1/4 round violets motif signed "Loree"
(my husband’s aunt), set in a gold tone frame; yellow roses motif is 2-1/8"
by 1-5/8" set in gold tone; red roses accented with gold scrolls is 1-1/2"
by 2" set in gold tone; trumpet vine floral 1-5/8" round set in gold tone
frame. Some of these same pieces can be seen in Christie Romero’s book
"Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 92 and page 111.
tone and pink rhinestone 16" by 3/4" necklace with 3" front drop.
CASE Art Nouveau gun metal and
sterling silver lady case, 3-1/2" by 3-3/4". A gun metal case in
another Art Nouveau design can be seen in Benjamin’s "Antique Jewellery" on page
VICTORIAN Arthur & Bond
(Yokohama, Japan, Meiji period 1868-1912) sterling tested Art Nouveau chatelaine
for the colonial market. Intricately built panels depict iris, foliage and
waves, each swivel suspends an articulated sterling charm of Asian motif, some
with hidden compartments. Hooks for 19 charms, 8-1/2" long by 4" at the widest.
Arthur & Bond were English retailers who had a location in Yokohama, and may
have also manufactured some of their pieces. They sold mostly to expatriates and
travelers. Marked on
the back "Arthur & Bond" and a few charms are marked "sterling".
STERLING silver lorgnette
with embossed Art Nouveau iris floral and leaves design, engraved initials on one side "DWC",
circa 1910, 5-1/8". Gracefully designed and elegant.
ART NOUVEAU whiplash and lady
face watch fob with engraved initials "RBW", 1-1/8".
ART NOUVEAU style signed "RL"
gold filled brooch with lovely lady’s profile, 1-1/8". It has been
brought to my attention that this could be made by Louis Armand Rault,
1847-1903, for more information please click
ART NOUVEAU sterling 1-1/8 inch watch-holder pendant brooch
with the whiplash motif .
|ART NOUVEAU style lady with|
wings surrounding agate necklace, a cast piece, marked "sterling" on back,
2-1/2" pendant on a 17" chain. I cannot determine what age this is, but
it is lovely and extremely well made.
|ART NOUVEAU silver buckle-style brooch with lady and flower, circa 1900,|
2-3/4" by 1-1/2".
STERLING Arts & Crafts
style bar pin with coral cabochon and sterling leaves, circa 1930s, 1-3/4".
silver 2-1/4" floral brooch with the pierced star back.
silver lady face brooch.
Art Nouveau lady face and flowers brooch, cut star and "sterling face" marks
on back, circa 1900, 1-1/8". This has the pierced star back. View
|ART NOUVEAU silver embossed|
Gibson girl brooch, 1-1/2".
ART NOUVEAU sterling lady face pendant necklace with daisy headdress on
a silver long links chain, pendant 2" and chain 26" by 5/8". The pendant
tests as sterling but the chain does not.
|KERR STERLING 3-3/4 inch|
2-piece belt buckle with cupid’s faces…. what a classic!
LORGNETTE Art Nouveau
sterling lorgnette, one small shallow dimple on one side, 5".
chatelaine. Suspended from a snake 2-1/2" brooch, the symbol of infinite love, are: a 2" notepad and pencil; 2" pocket knife; 3-7/8" perfume with
tiny glass stopper; 1-1/8" powder and puff; 2" mirror and photo oval, all
with matching motif. View
ARTS & CRAFTS silver
lorgnette. It tests sterling, but is marked "800" on the loop. It is 6" by
1-1/4", circa 1910. This piece can be seen in Christie Romero’s book, "Warman’s
Jewelry, 3rd Ed, page 102.)
3-3/4" lorgnette with anchor mark, Iris floral motif, 38" black ribbon.
|KREMENTZ Art Nouveau sterling floral lorgnette,|
slight dings, engraved with initials "TFV", spring does not open
automatically, circa 1900.
LORGNETTE sterling Art Nouveau Iris motif, circa 1900, 5" by 1-1/4".
See "Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition" by Karlin, page
"Orphelinat des Armees", signed R Lalique, 1-1/4".
ARTS & CRAFTS
style hammered silver bracelet with green enamel centers, a wonderful
and possibly hand crafted piece.
DANISH Arts & Crafts
brooch with earth tone burnt sienna colored cabochon
and amber colored drop, marked 826S, 2", circa 1910. Possibly made by
S. Jacobsen. See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3" page 236.
silver and peacock eye cabochon pendant in the Art Nouveau style, marked on
the loop "SS", 23" chain and 1-7/8" pendant.
Peacock eyes are made of crystal or glass over a silver foil, and according
to author Ginger Moro, some were
made in Gablonz, Bohemia (Germany).
PEACOCK EYE parure set in textured silver with colorful glass
peacock eye cabochons and dangly earrings with clip backs. It is not often
you find an entire matching group like this one. Peacock eyes are made of
crystal or glass over a silver foil, and according to author Ginger Moro, some were
made in Gablonz, Bohemia (Germany). The necklace is 17-1/2" and each leaf is
1-3/4"; the bracelet is 7" by 1"; the smaller earrings are 1" long, and the
dangling clip back earrings 2-5/8" top to bottom. It has the older tube
style closure on the necklace and it is all in excellent condition. I am not
an expert on this style, but I think it is from the Amsterdam School of
design and circa 1930s.
PENDANT "LD" mark
sterling and lapis Arts & Crafts style 3-1/2" pendant on a 18" paperclip
style chain with bar and ring clasp.
sterling and enameled pendant with pearl drop.
FRENCH European necklace with lapis colored triangles and silver- and
gold-tone textured accents with red rhinestones, 23" by 1". This is marked "Made
in France" on the back.
|CELLULOID hand painted and set|
rhinestones 2-1/2" by 3-1/4" pendant on a blue grosgrain 32" ribbon.
Arts & Crafts style bar pin with opalescent dragon’s breath cabochon. A similar
brooch is shown in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Edition,
NB STERLING 2 1/4" bar pin with
a butterfly wing backed center stone. Under magnification, you can see a
small chip in the stone. #Q13392
NB STERLING1 1/4" bar pin with a
dragon’s breath opalescent glass stone in the Arts & Crafts style.
ARTS & CRAFTS sterling
bar brooch with bezel set fresh water pearl, adorsed "Cs" mark of unknown
maker, c-catch, 2-1/4". See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry 3rd
Edition" page 100.
STERLING marked "RSM"
Arts and Crafts 2" art glass cabochon pendant on silver plate 15" chain.
ARTS & CRAFTS sterling
bar pin with long agate cabochon, 2-1/2".
|ARTS & CRAFTS 18 karat yellow|
gold brooch with mabe pearl center and flower petals, green cabochon
centers, gold leaves and tendrils, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3" . View
NOUVEAU gold tone and purple rhinestone 1" watch pin with
whiplash design and a small hook on the back to suspend a pendant watch.
|ART NOUVEAU silver and|
purple scarab like insect brooch circa 1900, 2-3/4" by 1-/78".
VICTORIAN Art Nouveau gold tone fob of graduated disks with
lady faces motif, 4-5/8" with 5" chain.
VICTORIAN transitional to Art Nouveau black celluloid pin box
with Persian turquoise cabochons on the top, 4-1/4" by 1-1/2" by 5/8" deep.
frosted glass starburst and marcasite Art Nouveau influenced pendant, 2-1/2"
pendant marked "sterling" on the back on a 16" paperclip chain, also marked
"sterling" on closure.
STERLING Art Nouveau
roses and daisies motif pocket mirror, 4".
DER KISS silver
plated compact with fairies and flowers motif, Art Nouveau style, 2" by 1-5/8" thick.
ART NOUVEAU sterling handle
hallmarked "A&LLd" Birmingham 1901 manicure tools, nail file and cuticle
pusher with floral and whiplash embossed handle circa 1904, 5".
ART NOUVEAU Louis Armand Rault
French sterling buttons in their original box, hallmarked Birmingham 1908,
set of 6 each 1". These are hallmarked for Rault and the date 1908 on each
button as shown on one of the photos, and each button and ring fits into the
custom made box. The little rings fit on the opposite side of the fabric and
allow the buttons to be used and then removed for cleaning. What a great
find and an example of what a classically beautiful woman looked like in
NOUVEAU R&W sterling silver belt with buckle depicting the faces and
wings of five cherubs with twined buds, branches and scrolls around the edge, a
really lovely motif. It is hallmarked on the top front of the buckle with "R&W"
for the maker and the hallmarks for Birmingham, England, sterling and the date
letter for the year 1917. The belt is 30" wearable size and can be worn smaller
by the width of each link, 1-1/3". The links are 1-1/3" wide, the buckle is
2-1/4" by 2-1/8".
VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold karat gold whiplash pin with a small
garnet, glass and blue glass doublet center stone, 2.2 grams.
SILVER tone heavy beaten
rounded edge brooch with duck in center, 1-7/8".
WENDELL August Forge silver pine cones dress clip, 2-1/8" by 1-1/2", company
1923-present. I would think that this design and the clip style would date
it circa 1935. View
sterling "hand wrought 95" leaves brooch, 1-7/8".
ARTS & CRAFTS hand made leather purse with a wonderful rose and
leaves embossed onto the front, multiple pockets inside, circa 1920,
7-1/2" by 5-3/4". It is clean and nice both inside and out. The strap
folds across the top in a wonderful way, too. I am a rose grower myself,
so particularly enjoy this one!
CORDOVA SHOPS Arts & Crafts hand made leather purse with a lady holding a
bouquet motif, pockets inside including a zipper one, circa 1920, 7-1/3" by 6".
This is an unusual design and one I had not ever had before, so charming! It is
also clean and nice inside and out.
We also carry 1920s and
1930s Arts & Crafts leather purses, see them by clicking
CORDOVA SHOPS Arts & Crafts hand made leather purse with a stylized
flowers design, circa 1930, 9" by 6-1/2". It is very clean and nice both
inside and out, a useable purse even still.