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Cupid & Fairy Jewelry



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Cupid, Cherub
& Fairy
Jewelry



Cupid, cherub,
cherubim, putto… all refer to a similar child with wings, a member of
the order of angels. Illustrated in art, impishly pagan, symbolic of
love and guardians of the sacred, they as common a motif in
jewelry as they are in art.
A PUTTO (plural PUTTI) is
a charming chubby nude child often depicted in art from the 15th century
on, especially in Italy. Also called an amorino, a cherub
or Cupid. "Eros" to the Greeks, or "Cupid" to the Romans, was the
pagan god of love in all its many forms. Armed with his bows and arrows,
he is always depicted with wings. Though we now see Cupid as a symbol of Valentine’s Day, in classical times he was
seen as one of the most powerful of the gods… irresistible,
mischievous, and often a trouble maker.
Where Cupid is, love will
follow.




CUPIDS hand painted on ivory
in soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal frame with hinged
stand.
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Edwardian
18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine
cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and
flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown. The
pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is set with a
ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine cut diamond (est.
.04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est. weight from .01 ct to .02
ct, VS, G-1) and one central fresh water pearl (9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch
is 1" across; the watch pin is 1" by 1". The watch case is engraved on the
inside from a father to his daughter on Christmas, from Father Dec. 25/1904".
The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark.
There are no numbers or marks on the works.
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CUPID hand
painted on ivory in soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal
frame with hinged stand and bow motif on top.
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VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand
carved brooch and earrings with painted porcelain ovals of cherubs and flowers,
a rare set with wonderful detailing. #VHM3

VICTORIAN shell
cameos set in jet bracelet. Four of the cameos are matching lovely
ladies, and the center cameo is a pair of cherubs. A similar bracelet
can be seen in Bell’s

Old Jewelry

on page 55.
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VICTORIAN cameo
brooch of Nyx, winged Goddess of the Night in "Night with her Children". Hand
carved pink shell is set in jet, circa 1860, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4".
Beautifully hand carved to
depict ‘Night’ after a relief done by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in
1815.
She carries her twin children
Hypnos, god of sleep, and Thanatos, god of death. Her wings spread over the
earth to create the dark of night. The owl, bird of the night, is one of her
attributes.
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View #V33163




VICTORIAN painted
cherub portrait on porcelain with hair compartment on the back, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". Raphael
(Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist.
Raphael’s Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the
Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration,
including this one.

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VICTORIAN jet cherub 1-7/8"
by 1-1/2" locket with photo and hair on back suspended on a 20" faceted French
jet glass beads chain. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio,
1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael’s Cherub is
part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian
pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one.
A
similar piece can be seen on page 167 of Bell’s "Collecting Victorian
Jewelry". View
View #V29917
CHERUB hand
painted painted cherub buckle, 2-1/2".
View #i26388




VICTORIAN double strand
of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch worn by
Her Royal Highness,
The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise
Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939).
She was the 4th of Queen Victoria’s daughters and wife of the Royal Governor
of Canada.

VICTORIAN hand carved ivory curly
headed cherub face with wings brooch, 2-3/4". A similar brooch can be seen
in a photo of Her Royal Highness, The
Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, Queen Victoria’s 4th daughter. Also
seen seen on page 22 of Bell’s "Collecting Victorian
Jewelry".
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PRINCESS Her
Royal Highness,
The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise
Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939) wearing a double strand of jet
beads and an ivory cherub brooch. She was the
4th of Queen Victoria’s daughters and wife of the Royal Governor of Canada.

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CAMEO
of beautifully carved lovely lady with cherubs set in sterling 1-5/8" by
2" brooch with pendant loop so that it could be worn as a necklace, and
fairies on 3/4" sterling screw-back earrings.
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LAVA
cameo brooch depicting cherubs using early
instruments of astronomy to view the stars, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN antique ivory cherub pendant
circa 1880, 2-3/4". The expression is beautiful,
the detail amazing
and the original delicate loop is still present. The patina is lovely and it has
aged well over the past 120 years. This would have been worn on a velvet
ribbon around the neck. According
to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most
ivory cameos and cherubs.
View #V33719


VICTORIAN EPNS (Electro
Plated Nickel Silver) cast belt with ornate cherubs, floral and scrolls
design, 25" total length belt by 1-1/4 wide, 4-1/4" by 2-1/4" buckles.
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BLACK velvet 7" by 5-1/2"
purse with silver cherubs, flowers, dolphins 6" by 2" frame and 3" belt
chatelaine with 3-1/2" chains, German, stamped 800 silver and dated 1880/90.
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ART
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".
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VICTORIAN
silver cherubs picking grapes brooch, 1-1/2" by 2".
View #V28596

SILVER marked "F&B 800"
winged cupid brooch circa 1910, 1-1/3". See similar piece in Romero’s
Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3
page 115.
View #N28910

STERLING silver brooches and chatelaines.
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~Daniel Low &
Co.,
1906 Catalogue

Jewelry & Sterling, A Catalogue of Wares in Solid Gold and Sterling Silver
Salem, Mass. Established 1867


KERR sterling cupids belt
buckle. View
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Daniel Low &
Co., 1901 Catalogue

Jewelry & Sterling, Gold and Silver Smiths
Salem, Mass.

CUPID and arrow brooch,
NR112 Mex 925 Cc silvery cupid brooch with pendant loop on the back,
2-1/3". View
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DJER KISS silver
plated compact with fairies and flowers motif, 2" by 1-5/8" thick, with powder
and rouge compartments and mirror,
patent dated 1925.
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#P28831

DJER KISS fairy Nouveau style silver compact ad from the 1929
Ladies Home Journal magazine.

STERLING marked heraldic
with figures brooch, 2".
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ITALY
silver cupids necklace, 23" with 2-3/4" front drop.
View #X26197

BUTTERFLY England sterling
butterfly wing and fairy 1-1/3" oval pendant on silver plate 18" chain,
circa 1920. (Similar pieces seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s
Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 129.)
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View #Q26196

LEO GLASS cherub
dangles brooch with blue cabochon, 5-1/2".
View #X24301



ITALY
sterling necklace with cherub’s head center and three pendant drops, one of
which is another cherub’s face. The chain has decorated links with flowers,
fleur-di-lis and scrolls, and the
pendant is marked "Italy sterling" on the back. The length of the
necklace is 16-1/2" and center
element 1-1/2" by 2-1/3". This is in excellent condition in
every way.

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#N39367




VICTORIAN celluloid
long box with applied cupid, 4-5/8" by 1", slight 1/4" crack at
back of lid .
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STERLING
Henryk Winograd sterling cherubs brooch/pendant, 2-1/8". After
being born in Russia, the maker studied in Poland and came to the US in 1973
He produced wonderful repoussť jewelry in sterling silver.
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CHERUB sterling souvenir cupid spoon
with gilt bowl etched "Los Angeles", circa 1900, 4-1/4".
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CARNEGIE
enameled cast metal angel child brooch, 4". This is a large and heavy
piece with lustrous enameling, and unlike any Carnegie I have seen before.
View #C23043

JOSEFF cherub
3" pendant on 16" chain, accented with topaz-colored rhinestones.
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View #X23074

EISENBERG ORIGINAL gold
tone fur
clip with clear rhinestone wings, circa 1940, 2-7/8".
View #E20932




KREISLER
unsigned cupid double
pronged fur clip with red heart-shaped cabochons and an aqua center stone,
date 1945, patented in 1946 by Kreisler patent #143959.
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#Y21153

Jacques KREISLER 1945 ad showing their cupid and hearts brooch.

CORO Duette
crowned cupid heads pin, red, green and clear rhinestones, 2-1/2", marked "patn 1798867".
View #C20937




MB Boucher cupids gold
tone pave pin with red faceted crystal hearts, 3" wide, and
1-1/2" earrings marked "patn 1649187" (back clip patented
1926) .
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BOUCHER cupid earrings.
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#M20934

CIRO cherub or cupid blowing horn
brooch in gold tone with clear rhinestone wings, marked on back "Ciro" with
the numbers "7384", 1-3/4".
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#M24208




JOSEFF gold tone and clear
rhinestone cupid and heart 2-1/4" pendant on a 28" chain.
View #X28299

JOSEFF gold
tone cupid and heart earrings with hearts and arrows, 2-1/4" .
View #X28298

JOSEFF gold tone
cupid and heart brooch with heart and arrow, 2-1/2".
View #X28297




CUPID gold tone buckle,
heavy with glued-on clear marquis rhinestones, 4-1/2".
View #Y20930

BARCLAY gold and silver tone
wings brooch, a big 4-3/4" wide, designed by McClelland Barclay circa
1941. Shown in Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry" on page 230 and in
Brunialti’s "Tribute to America" on page 63.
View #X27637

JEWELED wings fur
clip, gold tone and rhinestones 2-7/8″, unsigned but possibly DeRosa.
View #Y21209




CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, December with aqua heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
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#C20926

CORO unsigned
cupid earrings, 1-1/8".
View #C20925

CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, January with red heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
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#C20927






CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, July with pink heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
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#C20928

CORO
Spring and Summer 1956 advertisement showing the cupid Duette at the lower
right of the ad.
CORO cupids Duettes

CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, May with green heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
View #C20929




DeROSA 2" cupid
of the sea brooch in gold tone and faux pearl.
View #d20931

CAMEO glass cherub
cameo set in gold tone leaves and flowers with coral glass bead accents,
2-1/4", pendant loop.
View #Y26123

CARNEGIE
cupid on pave heart pin, 1-1/3".
View #C20922




FLORENZA cupid
with pink rhinestone heart, clear rhinestone accents, 1-3/4".

View #F20933

CORO wings pot metal and clear
rhinestone wing clips, 2-1/8" each.
View #Y27558

FRANCOISE cupid and
heart pin/pendant 1-1/3" with 1-3/4" dangling chains.
View #X20936




CARNEGIE white
enamel and gold tone 2-7/8" pin with aqua cabochons and clear rhinestones.

View #C20923

JOSEFF style but
unsigned cherub bracelet, 2-1/3″ across front. View
View #X24974

CASTLECLIFF
sterling angel pin with green cabochons, 1-3/8".
View #X20924




REBECCA Collins earlier
unsigned silver cherub brooch, heavy and well made, 2-5/8".
View #X63485

TORTALINI 1-1/3" winged cupid
pin.
View #X20935

REBECCA COLLINS silver cast
angel brooch marked "1© 92", 2-1/2".
This active angel holds a heart in his hands.
View #X63709

REFERENCES:
Cupid at Wikipedia
Cherubs at Wikipedia
Putto at Wikipedia
Daniel
Low Catalogue, 1906


Raphael’s Sistine Madonna


Madonna del
Baldacchino , 1507

Cherub
Posters & Prints