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Victorian Jewelry



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VICTORIAN JEWELRY

Victorian jewelry is as complex in it’s symbolism, sentiment and
design as the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an
ornament, a love token or a remembrance, both the costume and fine jewelry
of the era not only completed the well-dressed lady’s attire but also denoted her position in society,
her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry
came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the
widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen
before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is
better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was
worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and
other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings,
bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday woman is
collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even
today.





VICTORIAN
15ct and garnet 2-1/2" brooch and 2" dangle
earrings with original box, 5" by 3-1/3". The workmanship
is amazing, with a different texture on the leaves and tiny balls of
gold accenting each piece and festoon chains on the brooch. To find a set like this with it’s original
box is very rare. The earrings have had a stabilizing gold bar placed
across the back years ago so they are very wearable. A wonderful boxed
set. A festoon brooch similar to
this can be seen in Benette & Mascetti’s "Understanding Jewellery" on
page 96.


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VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow
gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart
shaped dangle from snake’s mouth has hair compartment on the reverse,
interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake’s head,
19-3/4" with snake’s head and heart 2-1/2".
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VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold
star center brooch
and earrings, brooch with pendant loop 1-3/4" long 1-1/2" wide, earrings 2" long
without tops and 7/8" wide. Earrings have later added screw back findings. View
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VICTORIAN
garnet cabochon eye-shaped brooch set in yellow gold gilt metal with an
applied
filigree decor, 1-7/8" by 1". The finish is a bit matte, which gives
it a golden glow that is just lovely and a wonderful contrast with the garnet’s
color. The middle element is a delicate fleur-de-lis design and the edge is a
tiny wire twist design.

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VICTORIAN brooch and
earrings made of pastes simulating garnet
cabochons set in white enamel on gilt silver. The brooch and earrings set
come in box, brooch
has a tiny bit of white enamel missing, earrings perfect, brooch 1-5/8"
by 1-1/3", earrings total length 2", red velvet box with blue velvet
lining 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" by 1-1/3" deep.
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VICTORIAN bird
pendant beautifully carved with 9 ct yellow gold
fittings, tiny heart with a gypsy set pearl in it’s mouth, circa late
1800s, 2-1/8" by
1-3/4". This recalls the story of the dove who brought a leaf to
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VICTORIAN 15 carat
yellow gold, blue enamel and pearl hinged bangle, circa 1860. There are
six-sided asymmetrical stars on each side, outlined in blue enameling. A
lovely hand engraved design outlines both sides of the front as well as both
sides of the center element, ending at the sides by the hinge and opening
with scrolls and flowers. Gold beads tip each side of the domed front. The
condition is perfect except for a VERY shallow 1/2" straight light
depression on the back. The clasp closes firmly and easily, the pearls are
all there and have a lovely sheen and the enamel is all in place. It is a
size slightly smaller than the standard contemporary size of 7" at 6-1/2"
with a 1-1/4" wide front and 1/2" wide back.. The finish is matte or
bloomed not shiny, absolutely gorgeous. View
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VICTORIAN
14k yellow gold knot brooch with garnets,
chain festoons and a hair
compartment on back of lower dangle, 1-3/4" by 3". This is a lovely
high-relief piece and a very unusual type of hair jewelry. The knot is a
symbol for unending love. The center dangle
has a fox tail end, and the overall design is detailed, three-dimensional
and elegant. See Bell’s "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 149
and Benette & Mascetti’s Understanding
Jewellery page 96
. A circa 1835-1840 stamped brooch and long earrings
set in gold and garnets can be seen in the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in
Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe on page 17.
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VICTORIAN sterling silver gilt bangle with
rubies and pearls, applied delicate scallop and dots design, etched flowers set
with rubies and pearls, safety chain, in original box, hallmarked for sterling
1882, 7" by 1". View
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VICTORIAN BOXED SET
Etruscan Revival 15k karat yellow gold, turquoise and seed pearls brooch and
earrings with twisted wire cannetille work, beading and foxtails. On the reverse is a
plaited hair compartment. This set is presented in it’s original vintage
velvet lined box. Pristine, spectacular and unusual. The brooch 3" by
1-3/4", earrings 2-1/4" total length.
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VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow gold
eye-shaped high domed brooch with cannetille work, aqua and white enameling, nine rose cut
diamonds and four pearls as accents set in a star, delicate wire and bead work in the
gold, circa 1870. The brooch is 1-5/8" by 2" and 3/4" deep. There is
hook on the back to hold a pendant watch and a compartment to hold a
tiny photo or lock of hair as well as a safety chain. The brooch has
substantial weight and is of excellent quality and condition.
As an
added bonus, this lovely brooch is presented in it’s original fitted
turtle-shaped burgundy velvet lined box marked "Widdowson & Veale
Goldsmiths & Jewellers, The Court of Spain 73 Strand, London" (partly
illegible). They were at the Strand address from about

1830-1850
. Widdowson & Veale was a well-known jewelry company who
also did sterling serving pieces, novelties, weapons and flatware. A pendant
like this can be seen in Benjamin’s "Antique Jewellery" on page 65. He calls
this color "Cambridge blue". A similar piece can be seen in the book,
"Fascination: British & Continental Jewelry 1785-1885" on page 95.
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VICTORIAN Etruscan
Revival 15 carat yellow gold cannetille work with pearls and diamonds locket, fittings
inside for 2 photographs, original box from T.J. Paris, Liverpool, locket
1-3/4" by 1-1/3", loop 1/2". A wonderful boxed locket.
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VICTORIAN c. 1840 pinchbeck Swiss
polychrome floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling,
7-1/4" by 2". View
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VICTORIAN circa 1840 pinchbeck Swiss
polychrome floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling,
7-1/4" by 2". Pinchbeck was an alloy of copper and zinc used to
simulate karat gold, but the exact proportions were a secret. The polychrome
enamel is vivid and detailed, and the clasp is typical of this era. The black
and white checkerboard motif on each side makes this even more special. Bracelets similar to this can be seen in Margaret
Flower’s "Victorian Jewellery" on page 111. This wonderful
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VICTORIAN c.1840 pinchbeck Swiss floral enamel bracelet with black and white enameling,
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VICTORIAN garnet cabochons
brooch and earrings set in 14k yellow gold flowers and leaves, gilt backs, all
in original box marked "John Young, late Turnbull & Young, goldsmith & watch
maker, 1 & 3 Buchannan St., Glasgow", brooch 1-5/8" by 1-1/3", earrings body
only 7/8" by 3/4", total drop 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN scenic mosaic
links bracelet set in rolled gold, 6-1/4" by 1". Each link has a
different Italian scene created with tiny multi-colored tessera and each
is a work of art. In all probability this would have been a souvenir of
a grand Victorian era European tour.
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
pendant oval cameo locket carved with roses, flowers and
leaves bouquet, frame decorated with pearls and rubies and a bird at the
top, photo of a lady wearing a brooch and engraved initials "I.R." on
the back, original box, 2-1/2" total by 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN
onyx pendant with lovely pearls set in textured gold leaves,
flowers and scrolls, 2-3/4" by 1-1/2". The back of the pendant has an
oval opening which could have held a lock of hair or a photo, but the frame of that
is missing. A photo could be inserted and held with pressure though. The
chain is not included.

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VICTORIAN onyx
mourning pendant with seed pearls cross on the front, photo compartment on
the back, engraved "Henry Fredrick Swan, 10 Sept 1842 obit 25 March 1908,
loop is enameled "In Memory Of", circa 1908?, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2" with 1/2"
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold set banded agate cross with tiny diamond, flowers at each station,
marked "9ct" on back, a large 4-1/2" by 3".
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GEORGIAN center and
Victorian band 15 carat yellow gold hair
bracelet with tiny seed pearls and curl over plaited gray-blonde hair, blue enamel,
engraved on the back "John Burdon, b. Octr 14th 1811, d. Novr 12th 1893",
6-1/3" around the inside with the front navette shape 1-7/8" by 1". Rev. John Burdon was a son of Rowland
Burdon and lived at Castle Eden Dene in northern England.
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VICTORIAN 14 karat
yellow gold bracelet with tiny star design on four-strand band with oval
center double-sided finely woven hair or photo compartments, circa 1880.
Hand engraved flowers and leaves decorate each side of the center oval
and the oval itself as well as the catch, delicately and beautifully
done. This is an unusually long 8" length and 5/8" band with 1-3/4" by
1-1/2" center.
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VICTORIAN 14 karat yellow gold
charm bracelet, 7-3/4" long and 1/4" wide chain with "faith, hope and love"
locket compartments lined in silk 3/4" to 7/8" long, one heart-shaped and two
ovals. Faith is represented by the cross, love by the heart engraved with
ivy, symbol of the eternal, and hope by the anchor. Each charm has an enclosed
compartment for a photo or a lock of hair on the reverse. Note the unusual
design of the bracelet chain. View
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VICTORIAN
gilt hinged bangle with clear unfoiled rhinestone starburst on
the front, 6-1/2" by 1". It comes with it’s vintage box but the box is
missing the top part of it’s clasp. It still makes a great way to display
it.

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VICTORIAN
pearl dangly pendant earrings set in gold leaves and jointed in two places
for movement, 1-5/8" long and from the top loop to the bottom of each earring
for pierced ears.

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VICTORIAN
9 carat gold 1890 sweetheart brooch with leaves and flowers design
and beaded edges in a trapezoid shape, 1-1/2" by 1/2". Hallmarked for 9ct gold,
"375" and the maker "S Bros" for Sydenham, brothers, dated 1889.

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VICTORIAN NCR Company
silver gilt bee motif set- a spectacular pendant, collar and earrings
with a three-dimensional bee motif. The detail in this is so fine,
better than pictures can show. On each piece, the detailed bee sits atop
a puffy oval with lovely dangles beneath. The collar itself has the
front of each link decorated with ferns and scrolls and a beaded edge.
This unusual design ties into the Victorian interest in nature.

The maker’s mark "NCR CO" is on the bolt loop. The collar is 15" by
5/8"wide; the pendant body is 1" by 1-1/3", total length 2-1/2 from top
of loop to bottom of dangles; the brooch is 1-1/4" by 1-3/4" total; and
the earrings are 2-1/2" total length by 3/4" wide.
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold,
cameo and garnet long earrings with tiny foxtails, shaped flowers and leaves
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VICTORIAN sterling silver gilt
fern motif locket hallmarked Birmingham 1886. The locket, which has a
pattern of stars and beading all around the edge, is 1-7/8" with 1" loop on 18" by 5/8" chain
collar with total front drop of 4", amazing condition and in
original fitted purple-lined 7" by 9" box. The locket is fitted inside to hold
two photographs.
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VICTORIAN
Sydenham Brothers 15k English yellow gold, diamond and seed
pearl hinged bangle circa 1901, hallmarked "15 625" for 15k gold and an
anchor and letter "B" for 1902, and "SBros" for the maker Sydenham
Brothers, along with a safety chain. It is 6-1/2" around the
inside and 1/4" wide and the weight is .41 ounces.

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GRADUATED
gold tone three strand beads necklace with two stations, wearable length
15-1/2". This lays just beautifully on the neck, a graceful classic.

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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold bangle with ruby and diamonds, hinged
bangle with safety chain, Chester 1906 and maker’s mark "RN" for the
maker’s mark, 6-2/3", 7/16" wide at the front and 3/16" wide at the
back, marked in 3 different places, weight is approximately .40 ounces.
The applied wire work, twisted rope edge and beaded detail is amazing.
It has it’s safety chain too.

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VICTORIAN opalescent
bracelet with cut steel, adjustable to 6", 6-1/2" and 7", front 1-1/4" back
1/2". This can be seen in

Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 98.
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VICTORIAN
brooch with a scene of the Indian Taj Mahal delicately
hand painted on a cream colored background, set in a gold tone setting
with lovely black enamel work, 2" by 1-1/2". The detail is amazing and
it looks like some of the lines were done with one hair, it is so fine.
I suspect this would have been purchased as a souvenir of a Grand Tour
trip so popular in that era.

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VICTORIAN
aqua and white enamel locket brooch with pearls set in
gold tone metal with a glass covered locket back, 1-1/8". The back of
this can be carefully opened to insert a small photo or lock of hair. A
pendant similar to this can be seen in John Benjamin’s book "Antique
Jewellery" on page 65. He identifies this color as "Cambridge Blue".

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VICTORIAN
hand painted East Indian scene, hand painted and set in gold,
1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This is probably a souvenir from a trip to India, and how
exciting that must have been well over 100 years ago.

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VICTORIAN
10k hand painted Taj Mahal pendant set in a faceted 10 karat
yellow gold setting with a locket back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". Finely painted,
the detail is amazing. This was probably a souvenir piece brought back from
traveling, and how exciting that would have been well over 100 years ago.

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VICTORIAN
antique mosaic Roman Coliseum brooch set in
silver tone, 1-1/4" by 1". These were popular souvenirs during trips to
Rome, and for the Grand Tours of the Victorian era. There is not even one
little teassarae missing in this wonderful pin, unusual for one so old.

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VICTORIAN
antique ivy and amethysts brooch with locket back, engraved 1889 and
the name "Clara, with another illegible word, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3". The gold
front is concave and the stones are set on a bridge over the top of it, creating a lovely reflection. Each stone has a slightly
rounded top table in the older style. The back has a locket with a cover for a photo or a lock
of hair, and it is empty now, ready for whatever you want to put there. The settings are missing a few of the prong tips that hold the
lavender stones, but the stones are stable nonetheless. Also, there is a
thin 1-/4" opening on the seam between the front and back of the brooch,
again not anything that jeopardizes the brooch itself. The clasp is the
Victorian style hinge and open C style typical of this era. NOTE: the dark
area at the bottom center of the inner frame is a shadow from the setting
above it, not something missing. There are some dents on the back only,
as seen in the photo.

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VICTORIAN
Swiss carved boxwood set of brooch and earrings with hand
painted Fragonard style Rococo romantic scene. The earrings are perfect but
the brooch has some breaks in the twigs, hard to see unless examined
closely. The brooch is 2" by 1-1/2" and the pierced earrings are 1-1/3" by
7/8".

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VICTORIAN
14ct Etruscan style gold brooch in a vintage box, circa 1860s.
It has a lovely dangling pearl and a beaded edge, 3-1/8" by 1-1/3" wide.
The center portion moves freely and the chains that loop on
each side of this are not karat gold, oddly enough. Wonderful details like the beaded
edge and etched designs add to the appeal of this lovely Civil War era antique piece.

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VICTORIAN rare 10-14k Tassie
cameo portrait of "Mad" King George II (1738-1820), size 5 and 3/4" by 5/8"
along the finger. This material for making cameos was invented by James Tassie
in the late 18th century. The blue coloring at 3 o’clock on the ring is a
manufacturing color change at the time it was made since the blue color is
also under the top layer of the white cameo, seen from the side. The total
weight is about .26 ounces. Hallmarks on the band are crown, 375, tiger
face, and cursive "D" and a maker’s mark "B G". The band tests 10k, front
tests 14k, so I am thinking that the band is possibly not original
to the ring. There are no other signs that it was ever anything else but a
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VICTORIAN
Etruscan Revival 14k brooch and dangly earrings circa
1880, the Victorian Grand Period (1860-1885). All the pieces are
articulated, and both
the brooch and the earrings have an applied wire work, leaf and graduated balls motifs. The
brooch is 2" long by 1-1/8" wide and the pierced earrings are 2" from the very top
of the hoop to the bottom and 5/8" at the widest. The brooch is hinged
in the middle and both tiny balls dangle as well. The earrings are
hinged between the top ball the the earrings itself. There are no marks
on this set but it tests 14 karat gold. I am showing a jpg of a similar set
from a SF Myers 1885 Catalogue below, just for reference. You can see
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VICTORIAN
Etruscan Revival 14k brooch and dangly earrings circa
1880, the Victorian Grand Period (1860-1885). All the pieces are
articulated, and both
the brooch and the earrings have an applied wire work, leaf and graduated balls motifs. The
brooch is 2" long by 1-1/8" wide and the pierced earrings are 2" from the very top
of the hoop to the bottom and 5/8" at the widest. The brooch is hinged
in the middle and both tiny balls dangle as well. The earrings are
hinged between the top ball the the earrings itself. There are no marks
on this set but it tests 14 karat gold. I am showing a jpg of a similar set
from a SF Myers 1885 Catalogue below, just for reference. You can see
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GEORGIAN Halley’s comet
brooch, rose cut diamonds set in 15 karat gold, in vintage box, 1-1/8". Each time
it was to be seen in the heavens, a surge of comet jewelry became
popular again, worn to commemorate the excitement of it’s sighting. It
was seen, among other years, on November 16, 1835 and this pin dates to
that sighting. Mark Twain was born shortly thereafter, and
coincidentally passed away at it’s next sighting in 1910. It is one of
the most beautifully made comet pins I have ever seen, a tiny treasure
to illustrate a glowing event.
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VICTORIAN Shibayama fan-shaped inlaid brooch with bird, branches and leaves in mother-of-pearl,
tortoise, and coral with tiny specs of what looks like turquoise. Set in gold tone with silver tone beaded
edges, it is 3-1/2" wide. This is Shibayama work from the Japanese Meiji period
1868 to 1912. I have been told that this is " a typical Japanese
theme with a Hototogisu bird and cherry blossoms. When you hear the bird
sing you know that Spring has come!" She also told me that, "after 1876
there was an order from the government that samurais are not allowed to
carry swords, so instead of loosing jobs, the people who made swords
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VICTORIAN Halley’s Comet 10
karat yellow gold pin with paste stone set in double buttercup setting with
black enameling, one chip under a prong visible only with a 10x loupe, 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN
Halley’s comet pin in 9ct gold with a cushion cut clear paste
center, 1-1/4". This is a wonderful symbol of celestial beauty.
Victorians had a real fascination with celestial things, and this is an
example of that hobby. This brooch traveled with the "Out of this
World! Jewelry in the Space Age" at The Forbes Galleries, NYC to the Carnegie
Museum of Natural History in 2015. View
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold Halley’s
comet pin with a clear paste center and black enameling, 1-1/4". It also
has it’s safety stick pin and chain.
This brooch traveled with
the "Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age" at The Forbes
Galleries, NYC to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 2015.
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VICTORIAN Halley’s Comet
brooch, 1". Halley’s comet passed over in both 1835 and 1910, and I have
always suspected the comet jewelry was made in other years as well.
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VICTORIAN
gold filled long chain necklace with a
deep rose colored faceted stone as a pendant. The chain is 26" long to where
the two ends meet with a 3-1/2" drop after that, and the pendant portion is 1"
by 3/4". At the bottom end of the pendant is a star that rotates and is
facing downward. This is a bit of a mystery piece to me, but I enjoy
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VICTORIAN
10k yellow gold Halley’s Comet pin with a purple
rhinestone set in gold tone metal, 1-1/3" by 1/3". These interesting pins were
usually made to commemorate the anniversary of the comet’s passing, in this case
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VICTORIAN child’s set, a 9 carat
yellow gold brooch and earrings set in original box, brooch 1-1/4" by 7/8",
earrings 1" total length, box 4" by 2-1/2" by 1" deep.
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VICTORIAN
hummingbird head brooch with the feathers rainbow colored
and brown, black glass eyes, and set in gold tone with a tube catch,
1-5/8" by 1-1/3". This is a genuine taxidermy hummingbird head
so it is fragile and may be better as a collectible rather than a piece
that would be worn a lot. Having said that, it has lasted well over 100
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VICTORIAN
milliner’s hummingbird mount, a real bird preserved to use
as an ornament, typical of it’s era..

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VICTORIAN 10 carat yellow
gold, garnet and pearls brooch with photograph compartment
and pendant loop on the back, 1-3/4", marked "10c". The
graduated beading along each side highlights the center motif and wire twist
edge.
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VICTORIAN 14k karat gold
citrine (tests in the quartz area) stones brooch with replacement safety catch
on the back, a dainty beauty, 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN paste dangle earrings
with foxtails, set in gold tone, in original box, earrings length 2".
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VICTORIAN 14k gold enamel brooch
with sardonyx cross and glass locket compartment and pendant loop on the back,
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VICTORIAN double strand
of jet beads and a 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.

VICTORIAN carved curly
headed cherub face with wings brooch, circa 1890s, 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. A
similar brooch can be seen on page 26 of "Old Jewelry, 5th Edition" by
Jeanenne Bell.
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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 a cherub brooch. She was the
4th of Queen Victoria’s daughters.

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VICTORIAN Flora cameo
brooch with full lady’s face, well mellowed over the past 120 years to
this lovely creamy color, circa 1880, 2" by 1-1/2". The long curls are
accented by the roses in her hair. The
twist design frames her beautifully and is typical of this style. According
to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos" page 122, the French were the
makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs and this is probably from
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VICTORIAN cameo of full face
angel or child, circa 1890, 1". This is loose and
ready to set in your own ring or pendant. According to Rowan in
"Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and
cherubs.
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VICTORIAN antique 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.
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CAMEO
Flora set in 10k yellow gold, a lovely full face Queen Conch shell cameo
that is very deeply carved with the hair
beautifully
fashioned
of rose blooms, classic gold twist mount, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8" and 1/2" deep. A similar cameo can be seen on page 76 of Rowan’s
"Nineteenth Century Cameos".
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GEORGIAN/VICTORIAN natural seed pearls strung with gut on mother-of-pearl
backing bracelet circa 1840, comes in box marked Boodle & Dunthorne Goldsmith’s, 13 Lord
Street, Liverpool, 7-1/3" by 5/8" at the widest. Looks like lace made of
pearls. There are 4 tiny pearls missing from the left side of the center
leaf motif. This bracelet, like all these antique seed pearl pieces, is
extremely delicate and could only be worn with great care, an elegant
collector’s piece. A lovely parure of seed pearls can be seen in Michael
Poynder’s book "Victorian Jewellery" on page 172. View
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Seed pearl jewelry in this delicate style, with tiny seed pearls sewn onto a mother-of-pearl
backing, was popular in the early 1800s when women wore delicate
Classically styled Grecian inspired costumes. By the time of Prince Albert’s death in
1860, crinolines became popular and both clothing and jewelry became
heavier.

GEORGIAN/early VICTORIAN natural seed pearl
brooch with gut on mother-of-pear backing set in gold filled setting, circa
1840, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". This delicate piece is not missing a single tiny pearl
and is in amazing condition, a great example of the hand work that makes these
so desirable.
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It is interesting that seed pearls were used in different ways as the
decades progressed. In Victorian jewelry it was set in gold, onyx and jet,
where the seed pearls were often used to represented tears. It was used
again in Edwardian jewelry, often in the form of delicate crescent moons and
stars, birds in flight and lavalieres.




VICTORIAN
gilt sterling basket weave bracelet with etched birds clasp,
really lovely but with some gilt wearing off the inside, 7-1/2" by 1-1/8" tests
sterling but has no hallmarks. View
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VICTORIAN antique bone
lily-of-the-valley brooch with forget-me-nots and long leaves,
beautifully and delicately carved, circa 1880, 2-1/4".
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VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, blue
agate and seed pearls bar brooch in box, brooch 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN taille
d’epargne black taille d’epergne enamel and seed pearl ring, rectangular
shape with seed pearl, circa 1870. View
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ELGIN 14k
yellow gold lady’s pendant 1-1/3" watch with 1-1/3" watch holder brooch
with black taille d’epergne enameling. The watch works and is marked
"Elgin U.S.A., 15386609" size Os, circa 1910. Case marked "Keystone Co.
14k, 5120061".
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VICTORIAN
14k enameled bow brooch with taille d’epergne black
enamel, watch hook on back.
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VICTORIAN watch cock
necklace in gold tone with lovely designs, each slightly different, and a
barrel catch, 20" and about 1" wide. This is in the book "Victorian Jewelry:
Unexplored Treasures" by Davidov & Dawes. This is the same piece seen in Christie Romero’s
book
"Warman’s Jewelry", 2nd Ed, page 72, where she dates it 1880.
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VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow
gold buckle bangle hinged bracelet with seed pearls, safety chain, original
box, 6-1/2" by 1/3". This comes in it’s lovely "B.Barnett, London" green box
and displays beautifully there on a fitting that tilts up when the box is
opened. View
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VICTORIAN gold and enamel
locket with message "Ever Thine", lilies and forget-me-nots on front and
initial "G" in cartouche on the back, circa 1890, fittings inside for 2
photographs, 1-1/4" by 1", real quality with even the loupe hand faceted.
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VICTORIAN 15ct carat gold scarab
set original box, brooch has a hook for a small watch to hang from, 1-3/4";
earrings are 2-1/3" total length, turtle back box is lined in blue velvet, 4" by
3-1/3" by 1-1/4". View
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VICTORIAN scarab stickpin,
2-1/3". View #V35503

VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet brooch and earrings
with rose cut garnets, original box fitted just for this set, brooch 1-1/8"
by 1", earrings total length 1-1/4". The unusual original box adds to this
lovely treasure.
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VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet
bracelet with domed glass center, garnet-colored glass beads and gilt
band, 7" 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" clasp and 9-strand 1-1/4" band. Inside
the glass center are all but illegible letters which have no meaning as
far as I can tell. View
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VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow
gold European hallmarked earrings with small garnet cabochons, blue and aqua enamel, hallmarked
on the wires but illegible, 1-5/8" total
length. View
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VICTORIAN
14-15 karat yellow gold locket back brooch with rubies and
seed pearls, applied bead work and wonderful detail, 1-7/8" by 1-3/4".
The back can be opened carefully to insert a curl of hair or a photograph
There is also a loop on the back where a safety chain could attach. The
turtleback box is fitted to hold this piece perfectly.

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VICTORIAN bar pin of a
shimmering sword with
seed pearls, circa 1900, 2-1/3". View
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VICTORIAN 9ct yellow
gold and red stone bar brooch in box, brooch 1-7/8", box marked "Faltorini &
Sons, Diamond Merchants, Bradford". The box is 2-3/4" by 1-1/2" by 7/8"
deep. View
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VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow
gold "regard" locket with shield and ribbon design, faceted edges and
loop, fittings inside for photos, 1-1/8" by 1" by about 1/4" deep.
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VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold 22" chain about 1/8" wide weight. Each link
is an interlocking figure-8. The safety catch is an early 20th century
replacement, and there are no marks on the chain or catch. #V34053

VICTORIAN silver gilt brooch and earrings
with lovely beaded detail, hair or photo compartment on the back,
vintage box, brooch 2" by 1-1/2",
earrings earrings total length 2-5/8".
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
brooch with green agate cabochon, beautifully detailed etched setting, a tiny
treasure at 1".
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VICTORIAN 9 carat amethyst and seed
pearl hinged bangle, bracelet 6-3/4" with a 1/2" wide front. This is
in excellent condition and circa 1900.
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VICTORIAN 9 ct, amethyst
and seed pearl pendant necklace, pendant total length 1-1/2", chain
wearable length 15", pendant and chain marked 9ct. The pearl
bow beautifully emphasizes the amethysts in this wonderful design, circa
1900.
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VICTORIAN 18k, amethyst and
seed pearl earrings pierced earrings, very small and dainty at a total length of 1-1/8", earrings marked
"750" for 18 karat.
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VICTORIAN
peridot and seed pearl lavaliere brooch set in 9 carat yellow
gold, marked "9ct" on the pendant back and the chain catch, circa 1900. The
pendant is 2" from the top of the loop to the bottom of the pendant and the
chain is 15". On the back is a c-catch pin mechanism so this can be worn as
a brooch, too.

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EDWARDIAN
dainty peridot and seed pearl earrings for pierced ears, total
length of earring itself is 1" not including hook, circa 1900.

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VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold and peridot lavaliere with seed pearls, no marks,
1-3/4" by 7/8".

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VICTORIAN gilt silver and green paste brooch set in very light
weight gold, 2-3/4" by 2", boxed. The leaves and petals are all engraved
with designs and the settings are buttercups. Three little petals are
suspended at the bottom of the brooch for movement.

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VICTORIAN brilliant citrine
oval brooch set in
10 carat yellow gold with an embossed design all around the frame, 1-1/8" by 3/4".
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VICTORIAN 14ct
yellow gold and garnet doublettes lavaliere with seed pearls and a drop at the
bottom, marked 14k, 1-1/4" by 1/2", chain not marked.

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VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold, lava and coral pierced earrings
with flower elements and dangling coral beads, circa 1870, 3" total length.
They came to me in this velvet-lined box but I do not think it is the
original box, just a nice old one.
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VICTORIAN French ormolu box with
Fragonard-style hand painted miniature on a celluloid insert on the top, circa 1860, 4-5/8" by
3-1/2" by 1-1/2". View
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VICTORIAN carved coral set
in gold engraved on the back with the initials "GP", extended pin stem
typical of mid-Victorian jewelry, 1".
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VICTORIAN parure of
coral beads set in 10 karat yellow gold with etched designs circa 1880.
Each piece has beautifully fashioned gold leaves and berries that hold the
stick coral. The bracelet is four
strands of coral beads with a coral bead catch, 7" long and has a safety chain. The larger brooch has a
three foxtails and a watch hook on the back,
1-1/2"; the smaller brooch is 3/4"; earrings are 14k screw backs which
were probably replaced in the early 1900’s and are 7/8";
the ring is size 7. These are a mix of karat gold and gold filled, with
the clasps and brooch fronts being 10k, the ring shank 14k and the fittings
and earrings backs gold filled. Sets with this many matching pieces are very
scarce, and this is a real treasure.
In the Victorian era, coral was
thought to promote good health. A set almost identical to this can be seen in "Jewelry in
America, 1600-1900" by Martha Gandy Fales on page 245.
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VICTORIAN stick coral
in eternity knot
brooch circa 1890, extra large sized at 2-1/3" across. A similar but much
smaller brooch can be seen in this
carte de viste. In the
Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good health.
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VICTORIAN coral carved segments bracelet
with square rosette and carved bar stations, yellow gold fittings, circa late
1800s, 7-1/3" by 7/16". In
the Victorian era, wearing coral was thought to promote good health.
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VICTORIAN royal blue transparent
enamel and seed pearls lily-of-the-valley brooch set in gold tone metal, 1-3/4"
by 1-1/3". There is a is a tiny 1/8" nick on back where someone tested for gold,
does not show at all from the front. The lily-of-the-valley was a symbol of
remembrance in the Victorian era.
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#V37281

VICTORIAN 18ct yellow gold, blue enamel and pearls double buckle
hinged bangle, French hallmark, 7" by 7/8".
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VICTORIAN 2-3/4" hand painted on
cream portrait circa 1840 with a
lock of hair on the reverse. It also was featured in Southeastern Antiquing &
Collecting Magazine
, August 2003.
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VICTORIAN amethyst and 15
karat yellow gold brooch in a hollow scrolls and dog tooth setting with
a tube and c-catch in the early Victorian style, tests 15 karat yellow
gold, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".
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#V37283

VICTORIAN 14 karat
yellow gold and emeralds buckle bangle,
etched design, 6-1/2" by 3/4". Emerald is the symbol of
Spring and renewal.
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VICTORIAN
10k gold tone watch pin with detailed wire work, applied
beading and a bloomed finish, 1-1/4" by 1". It has a hook on the back which can
hold a pendant, a small watch or a locket. In excellent condition, it is circa
1880s. Tests as 10 karat yellow gold.

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VICTORIAN 15ct 625
yellow gold and pearls boxed brooch and earrings set, hallmarked and dated
1896-97, in the original box. Both the wire work and the beading is delicate
and lovely. The brooch is 1-1/2" and the earrings 5/8" wide with a total
length of 7/8". A photo compartment on the back holds a picture of a
smiling little boy. This is presented in it’s vintage fitted and velvet
lined box.
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GOLD lady’s cuff links
with Grandmother’s initials, "AJK" and beaded edge, circa 1910.
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VICTORIAN 9ct yellow
gold and red stone bar brooch in box, brooch 1-7/8", box marked "Faltorini &
Sons, Diamond Merchants, Bradford". The box for this boxed set is 2-3/4" by 1-1/2" by 7/8"
deep. View
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VICTORIAN 9 ct yellow gold "In
Memory Of" bar brooch with diamond chips, banded agate and seed pearls, safety
chain and box, pin 1-1/3". This is an unusual barbell shape with tiny diamond
chip stars centered on each end of banded agate. It also has a very small
compartment on the back for a lock of hair, though the hair is no longer there. This
would have been given to family and special friends after a death, a momento
mori or mourning piece. View
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VICTORIAN
14 karat micromosaic Roman scenic brooch set in
14k yellow gold with a c-catch, circa 1870, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". This is in
excellent condition with not a single piece missing, almost as though it
was never worn. In addition the mosaic work is masterful so be sure to
look at the subtle coloring, shading and details. This may have come
back to England after a lady’s Grand Tour of Europe, a wonderful
souvenir of Italy. The building is of course the Pantheon in Rome, a
temple to the ancient gods of Rome. One similar to this piece can be
seen in the Christie Romero book "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed", page 65. View

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VICTORIAN 18k pearl and cornflower
blue sapphire crescent pin, 1-7/8", circa 1890. This has a silver replacement pin stem,
natural sapphires and pearls, and the sapphire cuts differ as is correct for
this age, with rounds, cushions and oval cuts with good color.
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
and pearl pin and earrings, pin 1-7/8" earrings total length 2-1/4".
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VICTORIAN pietra dura oval
brooch in 10k setting, white roses and blue forget-me-nots, 1-5/8" by 2".
Also shown is a great CDV of a lady also wearing an oval pietra dura brooch.
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Also shown is a great CDV of a lady also wearing an oval pietra dura brooch.




VICTORIAN gold bangle with
banded agate center, size is 6-1/4" to 6-3/4" around the inside by 1-1/4" front
and 5/8" back. Very unusual design.
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VICTORIAN
pietra dura pendant set in 9 carat yellow gold on a gold filled
chain, pendant 1-3/16" by 1" chain 18". HERE,
just fun for you to see, is a jpg of a Victorian lady wearing a similar pendant
on a black ribbon.

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VICTORIAN pietra dura bar
brooch with pink morning glory and blue forget-me-nots, 1-1/3" by 1/2".
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VICTORIAN
lady wearing a pietra dura pendant on a black velvet
ribbon. Carte de viste marked "Lewis, Prize Medals, Isle of Man".
VICTORIAN pietra dura
lilies and forget-me-nots brooch set in 18k yellow gold frame, 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN lady wearing a
pietra dura brooch. Carte de viste marked on the back "C. G. Carleton,
Photographer, Main Street, Waterville, Maine".




PIETRA
DURA
floral brooch with pink rose, lily-of-the-valley, morning glory and
forget-me-not, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1910, 1".
Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Edition" on page 66.
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VICTORIAN purple
faceted glass set in 10k gold with black enamel Greek key design mourning
brooch with photo compartment on back, baby picture, 1-1/2".
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VICTORIAN 10 karat and black enameled
porcelain floral 1-5/8" brooch circa 1900.
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VICTORIAN yellow gold
lover’s knot brooch with black enamel, seed pearl flowers and leaves.
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VICTORIAN 18 carat yellow gold early
1800s
ring with central Old European cut diamond, four pearls and black and
white enamel, size 7-3/4. You can just barely see where it was once
engraved as a memorial inside the band, but over the years it has almost
all rubbed away. The raised design goes all around the band in a
chain-like design meeting at the front with scrolls that hold the
central rectangular element. There is slight loss of some of the black
enameling visible only under magnification.
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VICTORIAN yellow gold and
seed pearls hinged bangle bracelet, 7" by 1/2".
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VICTORIAN jet and shell
carved cameo brooch with Greek key design edge, 2" by 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN gilt bangle with
onyx and seen pearl, 6-1/2" inside dimension with 1" front and 1/2" back,
petal and bead front design with seed pearl set in only center, one shallow
dimple on side.
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VICTORIAN gold tone metal half dome brooch with foxtails, Greek revival
style with Greek key center design, 2-1/4" by 1-1/8".

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Victorian Civil War ear set with provenance.

This ring and brooch were given to Eliza Gray by Alexander K(elly) McClure

(b.1828, d.1910), her husband, in 1876. The jewelry is engraved on both
pieces with names and dates.

According to the

1860 census
, they lived in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. McClure was a

politician and writer
, and was a supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the
1860 Presidential election. He was a owned a newspaper and was a
prolific
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VICTORIAN 14k tested yellow
gold, old mine cut diamond and onyx bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876",
size 7-1/4, has been sized in the past.
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Alexander McClure was a

politician and writer
, and was a biographer and supporter of Abraham Lincoln in the
1860 Presidential election, just before the Civil War. He owned a newspaper and was a prolific
political writer. According to the
1860 census he lived in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
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VICTORIAN 1876 McClure family
ring and bar pin set with provenance:
a 12 karat yellow
gold, mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin and ring engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876".
The ring is a 12 karat yellow gold
size 7-1/4, has been sized in the past. The diamond is a cushion
shaped mine cut approximately 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 mm. and about 0.25 carats,
color I, clarity I-1 with a shallow chip under one prong visible under
magnification.
The brooch is 12k yellow gold,
cushion shaped mine cut diamond and black onyx (dyed black chalcedony) bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc
to E.G. 1876". The diamond is approximately 3.2-3.8 x 2.55 mm, about
0.20 carats. This ring and brooch were given to Eliza Gray McClure in 1876 by her husband
Alexander Kelly McClure

(b.1828, d.1910). The jewelry is engraved on both pieces.

VICTORIAN 14k tested yellow
gold, old mine cut diamond and onyx bar pin engraved "A.K.Mc to E.G. 1876".
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VICTORIAN bloodstone
and gilt bangle with etched foliate and floral design, hinged segments, circa
1890, 7" wearable length, 1-5/8" front and 1/3" back. Bloodstone is a
variety of chalcedony that is a deep green with flecks of red jasper quartz,
reminiscent of agate..
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VICTORIAN oval 10k and
onyx locket back brooch with seed pearls set in 10 karat yellow gold,
1-3/4" by 1-1/2". The onyx has a lovely beveled edge and the pearls are
prong set into an applied gold center, beautifully made. This has the
Victorian era tube and c-catch and also has a safety chain which can be
used or removed. There is a photo on the back under glass, but it can be
easily removed to add you own photograph.
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VICTORIAN crisscross bracelet in
gold tone and black enamel, as is condition, marked on the back "pat. Dec 16,
1879", enamel wear on the back and inside, adjustable size with a 3/4" by 5/8"
front element. This patent could be by A. Vester and if so, it is patent number
222,755. View
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VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a bull’s eye brooch with
foxtails at the bottom on a black ribbon around her neck. "Silas Eastham
Photographer, 217 Lord Street, Southport". Size 2-1/2" by 4".
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VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold, pearl and rubies starburst pin in original box,
1-1/3". Box lid says "Estd. 1835, Sanders, Court Jewellers, 43 & 45 High
St., Kensington, W.8.".
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VICTORIAN HG&S
(
Henry Griffith & Sons)
hallmarked Chester 9ct gold and seed pearl double starburst brooch in
original box, early 1900s, 1". View
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VICTORIAN
hunting locket with a Greyhound or whippet dog head surrounded by a whip, 10
karat yellow gold locket, 12 karat yellow gold 30” chain. The locket has a
foliate design on the back with an open cartouche, and there are small slight
dents on the back, 1-1/8". The locket is empty on the inside and has one fitting
for a photograph but no glassine.
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VICTORIAN
14k yellow gold decorated links bracelet with diamond and aqua enameled center and a
weighted chain
slide-style safety, circa 1895, 7" by 3/4" at front, 1/3" band.
In the S.F.
Myers Catalogue, 1893
and the

Roddin Catalogue, 1889
were bracelets in the same style.
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VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold horse jumping over fence with two tiny rose cut diamonds for his eyes,
horseshoe frame, crop and jumping cross country fence beneath the horse, on a 9
karat gold 18” belcher chain, illegible mark on the loop above the horse, 1-1/4"
pendant. Circa 1890, a very similar piece can be seen in the
1897 Sear’s Catalogue,
2nd row, 3rd item from the left.
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VICTORIAN French
gold tone hinged bangle with seed pearl, applied front element, safety
chain, maker’s mark "CM" with two boar’s heads, 7-1/4" by 5/16" wide.
The French boar’s head mark denotes at least 800 parts silver, ion this
case with a gold gilt finish.
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VICTORIAN Gothic style
Scottish agate bracelet set in gold tone with lovely striations in each
link, 7" by 1-1/2". View
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VICTORIAN
lead crystal pendant with swallow holding an amethyst faceted
dangling heart charm, pendant 1-1/4" by 1" and with later added sterling
chain marked "925" and 14" long. This is guaranteed lead crystal and not
faceted glass.
A similar bird piece can be seen in the book ""The
Price Guide to Jewellery" by Michael Poynder on page 226 where he dates it
to 1880. View
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VICTORIAN 14k
yellow gold fresh water pearls and oval citrine 1" pin, 1".
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VICTORIAN 10 carat fancy yellow
gold and citrine bracelet, center citrine is 25+ carats, bracelet weighs 15
grams., 6-3/4" by 1" front. Old repairs can be seen on the back and this
bracelet is still very delicate.
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VICTORIAN gold garter
pin, 1-1/4".
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CAMEO
style purple glass pate de verre brooch in an intricate and artistic
silver 2-1/2" setting, circa 1900. The setting is fashioned so that it
cleverly holds the high-relief cameo without prongs. The lady in the
cameo is really lovely and serene with a slight smile and curling hair.
The setting is just wonderful workmanship with a cross, leaves and tiny
flowers, as well as a collar she wears with a beaded edge.

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VICTORIAN
18k hair brooch/pendant, oval with braided hair in two blonde colors, hair
back as well, 2" wide. View
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VICTORIAN
portrait brooch, 2-1/2". This lady dressed in plum is delicately hand
painted on a porcelain disk set into a twisted gold filled setting.
Notice the detail of the feather in her hat.
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VICTORIAN 15 carat yellow
gold and seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-1/8",
marked 15 ct on back. View
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VICTORIAN SB & SLB 9
karat yellow gold fancy link and pad lock bracelet, marked on the heart "9ct
gold" 7" by 1/3". The padlock opens with a latch and a safety chain is
attached.
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VICTORIAN yellow gold and
seed pearl crescent and star brooch in the original box, 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN gate bracelet
with embossed and plain hollow links and heart lock with key, 7"
bracelet and 3/4" heart lock. Marked on an end link and the top of the
heart "F&B" for Theo. W. Foster & Bro. Co., see Rainwater "American
Jewelry Mfg" page 94. Began circa 1898 and was a general jewelry maker
at 100 Richmond St, Providence, RI. They are also listed in the 1934
Keystone on page 7 and in the 1915 edition on page 30.
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VICTORIAN
9 ct yellow gold gate bracelet with a padlock
closure and safety chain, a larger size at 7" wearable length, and the
padlock is 5/8".The weight of this is about .55 ounces. The padlock is
the type that snaps open and never needed a key.

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#V38319

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold
padlock bracelet with peridot stone and picture on back, 7-1/2" with
5/8" heart . Each tiny link is either faceted or has an etched
design and the heart opens with a latch and not a key. View
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#V34593





VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold bar brooch with a rhodolite garnets and seed
pearls, hallmarks illegible, 1-7/8" by 1/2′, with box. This has the older tube
hinge and c-clasp, circa 1890. It is also marked "375" in two places.

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#V38609


VICTORIAN
English 9 ct yellow gold gate bracelet set with red and green
tourmalines, marked "9" on the clasp, with safety chain, 7" by 1/3". Total
weight about 11 grams. Gate bracelets can be seen in the wonderful book,
"Victorian Jewellery" on page 150. View

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VICTORIAN
9ct yellow gold bar brooch with garnet doublettes and a
tiny diamond, hallmarked for maker "CMW", 375 9ct" and other marks I cannot
read, with it’s box. This has the
older tube hinge and c-clasp and is circa 1890.

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#V38610



VICTORIAN
gold tone slide chain necklace with a fist holding the hook
for your watch or locket, with a dimpled ball slide. The chain is 59",
the hand 1", and the slide 1/4". The last photo shows this with charms
hanging from it, just to show one way this can be used, but the price is for
the slide chain only.

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#V36328

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold French
earrings – wedding rings or infinity motif with seed pearls, ear wires that hook from
back to front, light and easy to wear once you get used to the way they work, 3/4". View
#V34625

VICTORIAN English 9ct yellow
gold karat Price Albert
watch chain, every link marked "375" for 9ct., total length 22" and about
1/4" wide chain, approximately 1.64 ounces. #V35242




VICTORIAN necklace in yellow
gold filled, heavy to wear at over 50 grams, 17" with 3-1/2" front drop. Bottom hook marked 14K, top catch may also be faintly marked. Similar
pieces can be seen in the
1887 E. V. Roddin Catalogue

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VICTORIAN 9k rose gold
gate links bracelet with safety chain circa 1900, marked "9ct" on
tongue, 7" by 1/4". View
#V34596

VICTORIAN JRS & Sons gold
filled
braided chain necklace with two slides at end, circa 1880, 12k gold filled
hooks, 21-1/4" by 1/4" wide. A similar style can be seen in the
1878 S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry
Catalogue.

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#V34608





VICTORIAN agate links bracelet with an engraved plaque that says, "AR
Clothier. 111 London. Rd. Chippenham. WRCD 47/2" as one link. Probably an advertising
piece and circa 1840, very unusual. A similar style bracelet can be seen in Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3, page 47 and in Dawes "Georgian Jewlery" on page
52. View
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VICTORIAN yellow gold
filled watch slide chain with three tiny opals, circa 1900, marked inside
hook, 50". Slide chains like this can be seen in this
Daniel Low & Co. Catalogue, 1901.
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BRACELET made of
turn-of-the-century cuff link and button covers.
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#V18690




VICTORIAN yellow gold 3-D fruit
and leaves brooch, replacement pin back, 1-3/4" by 1-1/2".
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VICTORIAN gold tone embossed
hinged buckle bangle, 6-2/3" by 1-1/2".
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VICTORIAN whiplash design gold
filled watch pin, 1". #V32562




VICTORIAN bone hand brooch with
yellow gold band "bracelet" and rod circa 1890, 2". View #V31786

VICTORIAN cowry sea shell set in gold
tone pronged brooch, 1-1/3".
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VICTORIAN yellow gold
enamel with black pierced earrings with 14k wires, 1-1/3" total 5/8" circle.
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VICTORIAN Bohemian garnet double
bangle 6-2/3" by 1/4". #V31779

VICTORIAN
malachite set in yellow gold filled oval brooch, 1-5/8". The frame on this
brooch is a classic etched scrolls design, complimenting the typical bands of
light and dark green characteristic of malachite. Malachite was a stone worn in
older times to attract wealth, and was a favorite of King Louis XIV. On the back
is the typical Victorian c-clasp.
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#V31781

VICTORIAN garnet
bangle, 8-3/4" by 1/8" wide, a 2-3/4" circle. #V31550




VICTORIAN 15 karat yellow gold
bar pin with gypsy set greenish aqua stone, marked 9ct on the hinge, 1-1/3"
wide. View
#V37141

VICTORIAN agate bracelet with 6
rectangular segments, each carved on the top, 7" wearable length by 5/8" wide.
View #V37329

VICTORIAN 9 karat yellow gold
bar pin with pale aqua stone, marked 9ct on the back, 2".
View #V37209




VICTORIAN gold tone hinged
bangle with topaz colored faceted glass oval rhinestone center and etched
front band, plain back band, safety chain, finish wear in two tiny spots
beside the stone which is barely noticeable, 6-7/8" wearable size with a
1-1/8" by 5/8" stone. This is really lovely and looks like fine jewelry.
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VICTORIAN delicate birds,
roses and rope carved bone pendant earrings with gold tone fittings, boxed.
The bone portion is 2" long, the brown box, which is a bit worn and "as is",
is 3" by 3" by 5/8"and is fitted with velvet to house the earrings.
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VICTORIAN matte gold tone hinged
bangle with safety chain, a lovely classic design circa 1890, 6" wearable size
and 3/4" wide. View
#V37336





VICTORIAN
carved and pierced "Agnes" name brooch, 1-1/2". See
Victorian name pins in Kaplan’s "Antique Jewelry" page 361-363.
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VICTORIAN lady
wearing a
carved name brooch and teardrop-shaped necklace which is probably jet. Carte de viste
marked "Photographie Parisenne, Letalle & Co., (from Paris), 36 Cannon St.,
Birmingham". View
VICTORIAN carved name brooch "Jane"
with pierced and beaded edge and center. See Victorian name pins in Kaplan’s
"Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.
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#V23463




GOLD TONE wire "Alice" name
pin, 1-1/2". View
#Y51084
VICTORIAN lady wearing a name
brooch, "Allie". View

VICTORIAN
Scottish ram’s head brooch, yellow gold washed, 1-1/8".
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EDWARDIAN
9 carat yellow gold Mizpah brooch with a lovely floral design
and the Mizpah verse, 1-1/2" by 5/8". This is hallmarked on the back 9 carat
375, an anchor for Birmingham, and the date letter for 1911. There is also a
maker’s mark that begins with the letter "W" but the second letter isn’t
legible.

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#V38393


VICTORIAN
sterling Mizpah pin with roses and leaves, hallmarked for the
maker "F.S.B.", Chester sterling, and the date letter for 1887, 1-1/4" by
7/8". The term "Mizpah" means watchtower or beacon and it comes from the
Bible in Genesis xxxl, 49. View

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#V38368


VICTORIAN
9 carat yellow gold Mizpah pin with ivy leaves for remembrance
and a bow in the middle, 1-1/2" by 5/8" and weighs about .12 ounces.

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#N39263






LORGNETTE
chain, F&C Co gold filled 48" chain with 1/3" seed
pearl slide, circa 1900.
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#Q25386


VICTORIAN
watch bar pin with floral motif and yellow and white gold
filled, extremely well detailed,
2-3/4″. View #V26411

VICTORIAN black glass oval
2-1/8" pendant with hand painted white flowers and a hair compartment on
reverse.
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VICTORIAN
Labrodite and silver cross pendant that is 2-1/8" by
1-3/4". THis is circa 1890 or a bit earlier. Black materials are often the most difficult to identify,
but a rock hound friend of mine identified the cross as Labrodite (also
spelled "Labradorite"). I cannot prove that, so I priced it as
glass, although I am not sure it makes much difference either way. It is a really
lovely and simple cross in excellent vintage condition.

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#V34581

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
and black onyx bar brooch with seed pearls in a floral design on front,
solid 14K rose gold back with watch hook on the back, circa 1990,
2-1/3", does not test as gold. Similar brooches can be seen in the 1889

S.F. Myers & Co. Jewelry Catalogue
.
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#V34594

VICTORIAN silver tone
metal skirt or train lifter,70 grams, 7" total length.
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#V34601



VICTORIAN hair purse
pocketbook charm, , 7/8". Bell’s "Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hairwork
Jewelry" page 197. View
#V31399

VICTORIAN lady wearing a horseshoe brooch.

VICTORIAN gold diamond and
seed pearl horseshoe pin, 3/4".
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VICTORIAN gold filled snake brooch
with green and red rhinestones,
1-3/4". View
#V29250
VICTORIAN large yellow gold
filled bloodstone fob with Egyptian symbol and initials "CT", 1-1/2′ high
and 1" face.
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ENAMEL
MINIATURE LANDSCAPE
pin, lake and mountain scene painted on porcelain
with safety chain. Set in 14k gold, this 2 1/4” x1 7/8" piece has a hinged c-clasp, circa 1860. View #V12531





VICTORIAN
yellow gold buckle motif brooch with etched floral and
scrolls design, 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN gilt oval pin with decorated edge, open back, 1-1-2".
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VICTORIAN
lapis lazuli glass bead in yellow gold brooch, marked "Gili" on the
back, 2-1/8".
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#V28590





VICTORIAN banded
agate in oval rolled gold setting brooch, 1-3/4".
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VICTORIAN hair
locket brooch with etched flowers and embossed scrolls, engraved on back “FHN”.
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VICTORIAN blonde
plaited hair brooch set in black enameled gold filled frame, engraved on
back "L.E. 8 Feb1870", 1-1/2".
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VICTORIAN gold filled and goldstone
"Nanny brooch", circa 1880. One
end of the brooch unscrews to access a hidden compartment which holds a
sewing needle and thread. Marked
on the back "DRCM 268036", 2". See Bell’s Collecting
Victorian Jewelry
page 152 and Taunton’s "Antique Needlework Tools" page
208.
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VICTORIAN goldstone bar brooch
with cross, heart and anchor for "faith, hope and love", 1-1/3" by 1".
View #V31853

VICTORIAN gold stone and gold
tone Nanny sewing brooch, marked with the German "Gesch" on the back, short for
"Geschutz" or registered, 2". The thread holder unscrews from one side,
invisible when worn. View
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VICTORIAN Wedgwood-style brooch with
scalloped gold filled frame, 1-5/8".
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VICTORIAN yellow
gold and malachite pin, 2" by 1-3/4".
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POWDER BLUE Jasperware
Wedgwood style cameo brooch with a girl and her dog scene, paper tag on the back
says "Land End Turner c. 1770 Ht. 3495" and pressed into the back the name
Turner, with a gilt silver setting and Victorian style c-catch, 1-7/8" by
1-1/2". I do not know what the words on the tag mean. Under a 5x loupe (or lens
like my camera has) you can see a minute crack across the dog’s lower body and
from the girl’s head to the leash. These happened during the curing process and
are only surface deep, not all the way through, so they have been there since
this lovely brooch was made. View
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VICTORIAN Etruscan revival
child-sized
bracelet in gold tone and garnets, circa 1885, 5-1/4". See the
1887 E.V. Roddin Catalogue page
with bracelets like this, and also Bell’s "Collecting Victorian
Jewelry" page 133.
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VICTORIAN French gold
knot bracelet with etched flowers and scrolls on all sides, adjusts to sizes 6-3/4", 7"
and 7-1/4" by 1-1/2" wide at the front.
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VICTORIAN hair watch
fob with crystal barrel, total length 6-1/3" by 7/8". View
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VICTORIAN gold tone disk
linked bracelet, engraved initials on the front, 7-1/2" by 3/4" to 1-1/8"
wide.
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VICTORIAN gold
filled scroll links bracelet with locket center, 6-1/3" by 1-5/8" with
1-1/8" locket clasp.
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VICTORIAN fob locket etched scrolls design
with hair insert, 1-1/4" with loop.
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VICTORIAN French jet (black
glass) set in gold tone branch with leaves brooch, circa 1890, 2".
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VICTORIAN red cut to clear
reverse carved glass love birds brooch set in gold tone, signed "Edy",
2". View
#V34586

VICTORIAN sterling kilt or
dirk pin with purple and yellow stones, circa 1900, hallmarked,
2-7/8".
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VICTORIAN
14k yellow gold, mabe pearl and ruby dangle earrings, 2".
#V26302

VICTORIAN
14k yellow gold tone hinged bangle with etched fruit, leaves and flowers on
front, 6" by 5/8".
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VICTORIAN
10k yellow gold 2" hanky holder on 1-3/4" chain with ring size
7-1/2, circa 1880. See Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, Edition 2", page
54. #V50458





VICTORIAN
locket with acorn and leaf motif, 1-1/2" long. Note one small
"beads" of gold has broken off the bottom of the acorn, hard to see without
a loupe. View
#V23363

VICTORIAN
2-1/2″ by 2″ matching hinged gold filled bangles,
each 6″ inside dimension by 7-16″ wide.
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VICTORIAN
rolled gold pin, leaf and apple design with beaded edging,
1-1/8″. View
#V26230




VICTORIAN painted snow
scene brooch with pendant bale (marked England), 1-5/8″ .
View #V27216

VICTORIAN swivel
brooch, with straw flower inserts for the seasons, 2-5/8"
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VICTORIAN gold
filled branch coral pin with pendant loop on the back, circa 1890, 1-1/2".
View #V4417




WOODEN carved initial
"L" for Lucy brooch.
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#w22922

VICTORIAN gold
filled engraved "baby" pin, 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN silver picture locket,
4 bows edge, 1-1/3". #V29128




VICTORIAN gold filled
watch pin with scallops and floral motif, 1-1/8".
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VICTORIAN gold filled
bar pin with compass pendant, 1-3/4" by 2-1/8".
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VICTORIAN
amber brooch with a center amber surrounded by deep golden faceted
amber beads in a gold tone setting, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".

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#V38471



VICTORIAN Silesian wire brooch
with double black glass bead edging in a lovely symmetrical design , 2" by 1-1/4".
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VICTORIAN
Vauxhall
cobalt glass starburst pin, 2-1/3". There is very slight damage
to some petals, noticeable only under magnification.
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VICTORIAN French jet (black
glass) faceted bug pin with great detail, 1".
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#V33032




VICTORIAN onyx and seed
pearls pin, 1-1/4" by 3/4" wide.
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VICTORIAN onyx brooch
and earrings with dangling teardrops, brooch
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VICTORIAN
French jet (black glass) crescent moon and star pin, circa 1890, 2-5/8".
View #V32438




VICTORIAN French jet
(black glass) pendant with seed pearl, 1".
View #V50648

VICTORIAN lady faces
fob.
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#V28384

VICTORIAN French jet
(black glass) pendant with seed pearl, 1".
View #V50649




VICTORIAN 14k yellow
gold pierced earrings with round etched-designed bottoms, 7/8" total.
View #V28337
VICTORIAN gold filled
heart brooch with etched flowers design.
View #V29579

VICTORIAN 10k yellow gold
and turquoise stickpin circa 1900, 1" top and 3" total length.
View #V28514




VICTORIAN gold filled
eye-shaped well detailed brooch with aqua enamel star and artificial pearl center and
beaded edge, 1-3/4".
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#V29442
VICTORIAN onyx mourning
brooch with seed pearl "tears". #B3045
VICTORIAN gold filled and
black enamel "forget me not" brooch, an unusual sentiment, 1-1/8".
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CIVIL WAR
two piece Civil War veteran’s badge engraved “BF PINSON, Co B 12 ALA Vol
Inf CSA”, 2-1/4 by 1-3/4″. View
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VICTORIAN earrings, silver and
bead and bezel set diamonds, 2" screw back, circa 1850. These
earrings were originally pierced, and the screw backs were probably
added in the early 1900’s.
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VICTORIAN agate set in gold
filled slide, 3/4". View
#V32674




MASONIC gold
washed pin
with a molded opalescent glass moon face and a blue enameled "G", engraved "Master 1913,
Charles H. Lipscomb, Mt. Pisgah Lodge No. 96, Cripple Creek, Colo." and a
maker’s mark "WC?", in it’s original case, 4" by 1-3/4".
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#V26827a

VICTORIAN
Masonic keystone charm 5/8" watch fob on 15" Albert chain, circa 1900. This
charm can be seen in the Ben Allen 1899
Catalogue
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VICTORIAN
Masonic 10 karat yellow gold with black and white enamel pin engraved
"JC PINSON, Texas, KT, Stamford Commandery", 2-1/4 by 1-1/4".
View #V26827b