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Victorian Japonesque Jewelry



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Victorian Japonesque & Aesthetic Jewelry

Late Victorian Period
circa 1880-1901

"Aesthetic" is a term sometimes
used in conjunction with the jewelry of late Victorian era. This period
was inspired by simple naturalistic asymmetrical themes…. birds,
leaves and sometimes Japanese-style elements like bamboo. It was a result of both the
Japanese trade
relations that had opened at mid-century and a
corresponding trend toward a simpler more refined sense of design.
Japonesque design motifs of this era include birds, bamboo, fans and
scenes among other motifs.

Other favorite motifs of this era include crescents and stars; curb link
bracelets with padlock fasteners; and sash
pins, buckles
and chatelaines
that emphasized the fashionably small waists. Jewelry with a sports
motif also became popular as women became interested in being more
physically active.




VICTORIAN sterling tested
16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge and 2" by 1-1/2"
Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros.,
Birmingham 1893.
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#V31126
VICTORIAN sterling 2" by
1-1/2" Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S.
Bros., Birmingham 1893.
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VICTORIAN sterling
(tested) silver 1-5/8" with 1/2" locket with etched bird design and 16" by
1/4" chain collar. View
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VICTORIAN sterling
Niello Japonesque fan shaped aide memoire notebook with etched birds and bamboo
design and pencil attached by a chain, 3" by 1-3/4" fan and 2" pencil.
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VICTORIAN sterling silver bird locket, locket 1-1/2, total
2-1/2".
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View #V28864

STERLING aesthetic pocket knife-style double button
and glove hook, 2-1/3" closed, 4" open.
View #51010




VICTORIAN silver oval etched bird in flight pin with dental
and beaded edge, extended pin stem, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".
View #V30083

VICTORIAN silver tone fan brooch with etched bird and
leaves design, 1-1/2". Similar Aesthetic pins can be seen on
page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.
View #V28798

VICTORIAN Japonesque bamboo
etched design sterling fan brooch, 2" by 1-1/4". Similar
Aesthetic fan pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century
Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.
View #V32074


VICTORIAN lady wearing a
locket and chain, watch chain with a matching set of brooch and earrings.
Photographer "Barnes & Sons, 422 Mile End Road E., London. This portrait may
be enlarged to life size & painted in oil, water color or crayon".
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VICTORIAN lady wearing
a silver collar and locket with watch chains at her waist. Photo by R.T.
Watson, Anlaby Road, Hull. View
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VICTORIAN lady
wearing a silver collar and locket. Just under her left hand you can see a
double swag of carved jet beads. Photo by Turner & Drinkwater, Elm Tree
House, Anlaby Road, Hull. View
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VICTORIAN sterling Chester
"JS" hallmarked hinged bangle, gold overlay
birds and leaves front, safety chain, 7" by 1/2".
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VICTORIAN silver Japonesque style hinged bangle with overlaid yellow and rose gold
storks and etched fronds, old repair at hinge, 6-2/3" by 1".
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VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked
bracelet, 6-1/4" by 7/16".
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VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, ovals with alternating birds and floral
designs, "PM to LM" initials inside, 6-1/3" by 1-1/3". See Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
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VICTORIAN silver hinged
bangle with safety chain, Japonesque with birds
and fan design, engraved "JM" on reverse, marked "5" inside,
6-5/8" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on page 35 of
Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry". View
View #V31287
VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle, etched birds in flight design with
scalloped edges, marked "&" inside, 6-1/2" by 1-1/4". See Davidov & Dawes
"Victorian Jewelry" page 24.
View #V31283




VICTORIAN silver bangle with
storks and grasses engraved design on the front, 6-1/8" by 3/4". This
bangles has no damage, even though the reflections may make it look like it
does.
View #V28253

VICTORIAN
bird motif jewelry in sterling silver.


VICTORIAN
HW sterling etched bangle with bird motif, engraved "WLM to LC
1883", 6-1/2" by 1". See bird theme Victorian bangle on
page 35 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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#V24971




VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a bull’s eye brooch and
locket on a chain. Stamped on the back, "F. Hawkins, 4&5 Holgate Road, York",
2-1/2" by 4". View #Vkph7

VICTORIAN silver locket
with etched design of bird, bamboo, flowers, geometrics
and leaves, 1-7/8" by
1-5/8" locket with 5/8" loop on a 29" chain silver.
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VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing bull’s eye brooch and
locket. "By appointment to her Majesty, Hills & Saunders Photographers", 2-1/2"
by 4". View
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VICTORIAN silver locket and chain, locket has an etched flower bouquet
design on one side and a tropical bird on the other, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2, chain
is 15" by 7-16".
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VICTORIAN English sterling silver 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket, hallmarked
on back "GF" Birmingham 1880, etched bird, foliate and geometric design rim
for one photo inside, on silver 16" chain with no hallmarks.
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VICTORIAN silver locket and collar, silver with rose and yellow gold
overlaid bird and dragonflies design, 17" by 1/2" etched links chain, locket 1-1/2" by 1-7/8".
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VICTORIAN sterling
with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional bird, ivy, leaves and
flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ", 1-1/3". Similar
Aesthetic pins can be seen on page 53 of "Antique & Twentieth Century
Jewelry" by Vivienne Becker.
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#V28799


VICTORIAN gilt silver
bangle with birds, bamboo and leaves design, clasp is marked "Vaughton’s
patent" inside along with maker’s mark "V&S", circa 1880s aesthetic or
Japonesque style, 6-2/3" by 1′. This period was inspired by simple
naturalistic asymmetrical themes such as birds, leaves and sometimes
Japanese-style elements like bamboo.
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View #V36812

VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892,
1-7/8". View #V28800




VICTORIAN sterling bird and
acorns brooch, beaded edge, hallmarked "S. Bros." Birmingham 1890, 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN
round brooch etched with a bird design, marked "standard silver" on the
back, 1-3/8". View
#V24972


VICTORIAN
sterling silver stork brooch with star and beaded edge,
open back, 1-5/8".
View #V28592




VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings,
hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design
with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo. See similar set on
page 36 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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#V31205
VICTORIAN silver etched stork and grasses round pin, 1-1/4".
View #V30092
VICTORIAN silver pierced and etched Aesthetic design 1-1/4" by 7/8"
brooch and 1/2" pierced earrings.
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View #V29648





VICTORIAN
Japonesque
yellow gold filled with rose gold overlay oval brooch with a parrot in a
swing and a little girl in fur cap and collar photo on the reverse.
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View #V29577

VICTORIAN BAR PIN
with red and blue stones and pearl, 2 1/4″ wide. An etched scene
adorns the front of this marvelous piece.
View. #V5154

VICTORIAN gilt
and silver locket, Japonesque design with fan, bird and
leaves, fitting on both side inside for photos, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3" with 1/2"
loop. View
View #V31291





VICTORIAN
S Bros. sterling hinged bangle with scalloped edge, Aesthetic
motif with fans, scallops and flowers, circa 1880s, some dings on the back,
6-1/2" by 1". View
View #V37232

VICTORIAN
sterling rectangular brooch with gold overlay, dragon fly and
bird motif with etched bamboo design, open back for photo but no fittings,
1-1/2" by 1-1/8". View
#V36619

VICTORIAN silver aesthetic
hinged bangle bracelet with engraved birds and foliage designs, engraved
initials "SEE", dimple dents on the back so sold as is, circa 1890,
6-1/2" by 1", as is. See bird theme Victorian bangles on page 35 of Davidov
& Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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View #V34165





VICTORIAN
Aesthetic sterling silver hinged bangle with a design of
birds, butterflies and bamboo on the front, marked inside "Sterling Silver", 7"
by 3/4".

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VICTORIAN gold tone Japonesque
domed hinged bangle with a bird and bamboo motif set in a landscape, typical of
the Aesthetic era circa 1890, 6-2/3" by 1". This is a soft dome and reflects
light beautifully, being a somewhat matte finish.
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View #V36894