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VICTORIAN lady wearing
elaborate vulcanite necklace and hair comb. Carte de viste marked on
front and back "John Fergus, Largs".
wearing a portrait brooch, cut steel buttons and diamond earrings. Cabinet
card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2", marked "J. O. Herbert, Grand Rapids, Wis."
wearing a portrait brooch and a watch chain with a ring as an ornament.
Cabinet card size 4-1/4" by 6-1/2" marked on the front "Younge, Over
Glenn’s, Franklin Square, Utica, NY".
wearing jet portrait locket on a black velvet ribbon and matching earrings. Carte
de viste size 4-1/8" by 2-1/2", marked "Inskip Photo, The Cliff, Scarboro"
with a Masonic emblem on the back.
VICTORIAN 18k yellow gold
and Persian turquoise knot
brooch, lovely detailed design on the front and two memorial hair compartments
on the back. The knot was a Victorian symbol for unending love. This fabulous brooch
2-1/4" by 2-2/3".
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
VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold,
cameo and garnet long earrings with tiny foxtails, shaped flowers and leaves
, 3". View
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"
|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
|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".
bracelet in an open weave with gold stations and clasp, beautifully made,
two hair portions unraveling on back, circa 1870, 7-1/4" by 3/4".
bracelet can be seen on page 28 of the
A. Bernhard & Co 1870 catalogue of hair
Similar to one shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work,
1875" by Mark
Campbell, page 285.
VICTORIAN hair plume
work brooch with seed pearls and curled wire work, table work hair frame
and gold fittings,
circa 1870, 1-5/8" by
1-1/4". Similar brooch seen in the 1870
Edition of A Bernhard & Co. Catalogue. View
VICTORIAN black and
white enameled Classical urn motif brooch with glass covered hair
compartment, circa 1840, some enamel missing, 3/4" by 1". Bell’s
"Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 94.
hinged belt buckle motif bangle with floral engraving, hallmarks inside, 6-1/2" by 1".
VICTORIAN cut steel set in a flower motif: the necklace is 18" by 1-1/3",
the bracelet 7" by 1-1/3". View
VICTORIAN silver oval brooch with leaves and flowers, dotted edge, hair
compartment on back, 1-5/8".
|VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved necklace, very rare geometric design, 18"|
long and 5" front drop. The detailed hand carving in this is
magnificent and it is in all likelihood a one-of-a-kind necklace.
|VICTORIAN lady wearing|
elaborate necklace and earrings set.
|VICTORIAN Whitby jet necklace,|
hand carved with decorated links and stations, one of a kind, 20-1/2" by 4".
This necklace was seen in "Antiques & Collecting Magazine" page 49, October
2008 in an article about Victorian jet jewellery called Black Magic
by Anna Marie Roos, Ph. D.
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.
VICTORIAN watch bar pin with floral motif, extremely well detailed,
2-3/4". View #V26411
and silver locket, Aesthetic design with fan, bird and
leaves, fitting on both side inside for photos, 1-3/4" by 1-1/3" with 1/2"
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.
VICTORIAN carte de visite of lady wearing a
lovely pietra dura brooch, marked in pencil on the back, "Jane Manely,
niece of ", photographer "W.W. Winter, Midland Road, Derby,
Patronized by Her Majesty The Queen".
VICTORIAN pietra dura white
and pale pink morning glories bar pin with green leaves, simple but lovely
setting circa 1890, 2-1/2" by 7/8".
VICTORIAN silver and
agates pebble bracelet with garter motif, 7" by 1-1/3" front and 3/4" band,
engraved initials on the back "MC".
|VICTORIAN Scottish pebble style agate and sterling|
See Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry" Ed. 3, page 47.
silver and agate anchor brooch, extra large at 3" by 2", etched design on
the silver fittings and original rope, has no marks but tests as sterling
. View #V33070
VICTORIAN mother of pearl set in gold brooch/pendant, 1-1/2".
VICTORIAN gold filled adjustable bracelet with red stones, etched
design, 6-3/4" by 1/3".
VICTORIAN etched gold tone knot brooch, 1-3/4".
High necked blouses and upswept hairdos were a
feminine look for the early 1900’s.
Dainty lavalieres are seen in many photographs of
the early 1900’s.
A lovely small waist is ornamented with a striped
belt and fancy buckle or sash pin.
Sentimental hair locket may have contained the hair
of a sweetheart.
|10K YELLOW GOLD Edwardian|
lavaliere with aqua Persian turquoise center stone and seed pearls with
fresh water pearl dangle, circa 1900, 1-1/4". The box in which it came to me has a note in an
old turn-of-the-century script.
flower pin, 14 karat yellow gold enameled pink flower with pearl center,
circa 1900, a dainty 1-1/8".
NOUVEAU gold tone and purple rhinestone 1″ watch pin with a small hook
on the back to suspend a pendant watch.
|EDWARDIAN 10k yellow gold|
lavaliere with cabochon with faceted back long oval amethyst and pearls,
circa 1900, 1-1/2", marked 10k on back, on a 14 karat yellow gold 17" chain.
|EDWARDIAN 14k yellow gold|
lavaliere with center sapphire, pearls and seed pearls, illegible hallmark
circa 1900, 1-5/8" by 1", marked 14k on loop, on a 14 karat yellow gold 17"
pearl starburst brooch, circa 1900. #Q22923
|CAMEOS are such|
classic beauties. This one has tiny pink enameled butterflies on the corners
of the filigree frame.
EDWARDIAN 14k white gold filigree ring with keystone shaped rubies, size
and poppy sash pin circa 1900.
enameled pink and soft yellow flower and seed pearl bar pin, 1-5/16". Circa
STERLING silver Gibson girl
with golf club brooch, pierced star mark on back, 2-1/4".
14K EDWARDIAN yellow gold
lover’s know pin with pearl center circa 1900, 7/8"
green glass 1-1/2" pendant with marcasite basket motif.
DECO sterling, carnelian and marcasite 15" by 1-1/2" drop
necklace and 7-1/4" by 1/2" bracelet.
EMBOSSED gold tone dress clip with carnelian colored pierced
and etched stone, 2-7/8".
colored faceted glass crystals in filigree settings on a 16"
faceted rectangular rhinestones on a silver tone chain.
AQUA rhinestones set in gold tone 15-1/4" necklace.
SNAKE silver tone and clear rhinestones snake wrap bracelet,
marked "Patented" and approx 7-1/2" but is adjustable.
painted and set with blue rhinestones 2-1/2" by 3-1/4" pendant
on a blue grosgrain 32" ribbon.
glass seed beads strung on white comprise this 50" sautoir.
FILIGREE silver tone filigree
pendant with aqua and clear unfoiled rhinestones, circa 1930.
silver tone heavily filigreed hinged bangle with melon molded cranberry
center stone, clear rhinestones, circa 1930.
Elf & Co silver tone filigree bracelet with clear rhinestones, circa 1930
Starting just before the turn of the century, lighter weight jewelry became
popular, reflecting the advent of metals that were strong enough to support
this style of jewelry making as well as the tastes for lighter fabrics in
clothing. (Think of the white hand embroidered dresses worn by Edwardian
ladies like these>>>
This filigree style continued and developed through the flapper era and into
the 1930’s. Sometimes they are plain filigree,
and sometimes decorated with rhinestones and/or enameling.
FILIGREE silver filigree links
bracelet with blue and clear rhinestones, 6-3/4" by 1/2". #Q26223
FILIGREE silver tone
1-1/3" pendant with citrine-colored rhinestone on16" chain.
(W in a triangle mark) filigree gold and silver colored bangle with pale
yellow unfoiled rhinestone center, patent #1,933,576 circa 1933, 7" by 5/8".
|E.L. WEED, 1931|
Edward L. Weed
|WEED E.L. Weed (W in|
triangle mark) filigree buckle motif bangle with aqua unfoiled rhinestone,
patn #1933576, circa 1933, 7" by 1/2".
DECO crystal faceted circles
and rhinestone links bracelet.
DECO embossed sterling and carnelian-colored glass "O’s"
bracelet, 8" long and each "O" is 1".
half-barrel shapes accented with clear rhinestone comprise this wonderful
gold tone hinged bangle with cameo and carnelian cabs, 6-3/4" by
DECO green and clear unfoiled rhinestones 7" by 1" bracelet.
artificial pearl bracelet with rhinestone and apple juice
black glass ovals with green and white enameled flowers
necklace, 15" with 3" front drop.
tone double hinged adjustable bracelet with purple and clear rhinestones and matching
earrings, circa 1930-40.
GREEN faceted opaque glass 2-1/3" pendant on silver tone 16"
DECO sterling silver marcasite and black oval ring, circa 1930.
RHINESTONE marked "CheckoSlovak"
frosted glass and clear rhinestones brooch, circa 1930.
sterling and marcasite ring with blue glass cabochon, circa 1930.
|CZECH pink, blue and yellow|
glass seed bead twist brooch, 2-1/8".
|PASTEL glass seed bead and|
florets brooches, set of 2, 1-1/4" and 1-3/4", patn 206696.
|CHEERFUL multi-colored glass|
beads pin, 1-1/2".
HASKELL Hess set of cranberry
glass beads and clear rhinestones set in gold tone flower cups, includes a
coil bracelet, dress clip and earrings, circa 1940. The earrings backs have
been reworked for security. A Frank Hess design for Miriam Haskell, it is
unsigned as was typical of this era circa 1930s. View
HASKELL unsigned early 1940’s Hess coil bracelet. The coil
bracelet is 8" from tip to tip, and looks best on a 7" wrist.
Clusters of leaves and flowers in patinated silver tone are
enhanced by metallic and glass seed beads. The bracelet was
purchased directly from the archives of Haskell Jewelry
Frank Hess purple and pink glass leaves set or parure.
circa 1940 unsigned parure done in poured glass pink and lavender petals accented
with clear rhinestones. This set includes both a 3-1/4" brooch and a
clip, as well as the 6-3/4" bracelet, 16-1/2" necklace and 1-1/3" earrings,
circa 1940. Seen in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 3rd Ed,
page 199 and Gordon & Pamfiloff’s "Miriam Haskell Jewelry" page 134. View
chartreuse, burnt sienna and tan flattened glass beads and gold tone leaves expansion
bracelet, 3-1/4" front, and matching 4" clip. These gilt leaves were from the "nasturtium" line. #H26051
HASKELL Larry Austin
original watercolor advertising illustration for Haskell flattened bead and
leaves bracelet and clip shown at left,
numbered "815" on back in pencil, 8" by 10".
lariat of natural, red, blue and green wood
beads lariat with bright red and yellow glass buttons which each have a
flower molded on the top, fur clip ends, total length 26" each
A Frank Hess for Miriam Haskell, it is
unsigned as was typical for this era, circa 1940. This was seen in
"Miriam Haskell Jewelry" by Gordon & Pamfiloff page 13.
|BAKELITE reverse carved|
stretchy bracelet, green and apple juice with square center, 6" by 1-1/4"
front by 1" back, a few tiny smooth flea bites at edges. This bracelet
was featured in the October 2001
|BAKELITE leaf carved|
hinged bangle and brooch in creamed corn,
butterscotch side hinged 6-1/4" by 1-1/4" wide by 1/4" thick
bangle and 3-5/8" carved veined leaves brooch.
#B16247 and #B14558
carved and over-dyed bangles
DeROSA red roses 3-1/8" clip with enameling and rhinestones.
unsigned bracelet gold tone flowers bracelet with red glass beads, blue and
clear rhinestones and green enameling, 6-3/4" by 1-1/8" .
DEROSA fur clip with orange
and green enamel, clear rhinestones and artificial pearls, 3-1/2".
wisteria 3-3/4" pin (converted from a fur clip), patent number
131,885 from March 1942. #T18642
bracelet 7" by 1-5/8". #T18643
and violets fur clip, patent number 131,887 from March 1942. #T21205. Backs
| TRIFARI faux moonstones clear and red rhinestones jewelry.|
|TRIFARI pink fruit salad|
sterling vermeil Lucite jelly belly gazelle brooch, 4". It is pictured
in "Fun Jewelry" page 84 and on page 184 of Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry". Circa 1941.
belly hand holding pink enameled flower brooch with aqua enameled
forget-me-not decorated wrist, circa 1945, 4". Shown in
Brunialti’s Tribute to America on page 139, in Carole Tanenbaum’s
"Fabulous Fakes" on page 92, and in The Best of
Bakelite by Battle & Lesser on pages 157-8, and in
Brunialti’s "American Costume Jewelry, Art &
Industry" on page 214.
vermeil jelly belly frog pin with green cabochon eyes, marked
pat#135172 circa 1943, 2-3/4". Shown in Brunialti’s "American
Costume Jewelry" on page 149. View
EISENBERG Original gray artificial pearl and red rhinestones
fur clip with gold tone leaves and tendrils, 3".
gold plated white metal 3" green rhinestones bow brooch.
unsigned dress clip with faux pearls, rhinestones and
aqua accents, 3". View
WOOD sailor head pin with
painted face, felt collar, circa 1945.
of Fashion ceramic faced pin, circa 1950. #Y19899
MILITARY MAN deeply
carved and painted wooden pin, a WWII piece, circa 1945.
Hand decorated, possibly from a home crafts kit, this solider combines wood,
felt and painted details.
Ceramic faces were cast and then decorated individually
with various hats and hairdos made of felt, fabric, straw and pipe cleaners.
Hand carved and paint details give each piece of wooden
jewelry a unique character.
| HASKELL October 1951, Vogue|
"Jewelled "buttons. Two pins $35.00 each, Necklace,$60.00. Elongated fake
pearl earrings $20.00. All by Miriam Haskell. Saks Fifth Ave.
| HASKELL green glass beads and artificial pearls necklace.|
EUGENE SET red, gray and pink crystal faceted beads in a
14-17 inch necklace, coil bracelet and 1-1/8 inch earrings with
terrific color and rhinestone roundel spacers. What a delightful
DeMARIO blue cabochon and rhinestones 2-1/8" flower pin with
gold tone petals.
EUGENE 8-strand faceted glass yellow and green beads
rhinestone and artificial pearls with aurora borealis and silver
tone leaves brooch, 2-1/8".
pinkish-lavender rhinestone and aurora borealis set in gold tone bow brooch with
dangles, 3-1/4". View
VENDOME two-tone blue aurora floret disks brooch set in gold
tone, 2". View
Aurora borealis, the iridescent rainbow finish on rhinestones, was developed by the
Swarovski company in the early 1950’s.
VENDOME Georges Braque style brooch, textured gold tone with
red cabochon, blue enamel and clear rhinestones, 2-1/3".
DeNICOLA gold tone and clear rhinestone crown brooch,
VENDOME large fabulous blue, yellow and white seed beads
flower pin, 3". View
TRIFARI gold tone 7" by 1" bracelet with clear rhinestones,
stylized leaf motif.
Jubilee" crown pin with
aqua, red and clear rhinestones, 1-5/8". Great quality, made in 1951.
and clear rhinestone necklace 16-18" and 1-1-4" earrings.
|SCHIAPARELLI "Champagne Morning"|
1957 set with unfoiled rhinestone, carved
glass leaves and aurora borealis. The earrings are signed,
and the brooch is typically unsigned. It can be seen in Ginger Moro’s "European Designer Jewelry" on page 87,
and also came in green as seen on page 89.
"Champagne Morning" 1957
lavender foiled and unfoiled rhinestones and cabochons brooch, 2-3/4".
sterling and guilloche enamel green, yellow and lavender
guilloche enamel green and yellow butterfly.
sterling and guilloche cream and yellow enamel butterfly.
|CORO "Cherubin" cupids|
birthday Duette, July with pink heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3",
circa 1956. View
Spring and Summer 1956 advertisement showing the cupid Duette at
the lower right of the ad.
Duette crowned cupid heads pin, 2-1/2", marked "patn 1798867".
| TRIFARI "Sahara" |
modeled by Suzy Parker
Harper’s Bazaar 1963
| EISENBERG ICE "The Priceless Look"|
Harper’s Bazaar 1962
| "Trifari Light" $10-15 each|
and lavender rhinestones and cabochons brooch, 2-1/2".
rhinestones and cabochons brooch set in gold tone, 2-1/3".
FOAM colored 2-3/4" aqua and soft green rhinestones and
artificial pastel moonstones brooch.
SCHREINER green and whit mosaic center 2-1/4" pin and 1-1/8"
SCHREINER blue cabochons and blue and green rhinestones
earrings, 1-1/4". View
SCHREINER blue, green and brown foiled and unfoiled
rhinestone 2-1/2" brooch and 1" earrings.
JULIANA style orange speckled art glass and aurora, yellow
and green rhinestones 2-1/4" brooch/pendant and 1-1/2"
JULIANA style gray rhinestones 3-1/4" brooch and 1-1/4"
JULIANA style aurora borealis
beads and rhinestones brooch set in gold tone, circa 1960, 2-1/3″ .
open backed rhinestone and aurora borealis set in gold tone brooch, circa
BRACELET antiqued gold tone bracelet with green cabochons, aurora borealis and artificial pearls,
ViewView #Y24574 $68.00
JULIANA style green marquis and rhinestones stylized flower and
leaf brooch with aurora accents, circa 1960. View
Trifari rosebud 1"
brushed gold tone 3-1/4" rose pin and 1" earrings with a very
three-dimensional construction. #T6162
Trifari rosebud 1"
textured gold tone brooch with green rhinestones and the
original tag, 1-3/4".
COROCRAFT sterling vermeil 14-1/2" choker with red, clear
and aqua rhinestones, 1-1/3" earrings.
textured gold tone brooch with red rhinestones and the original
tag, 2-1/4". View
|ENAMEL "flower power" brooch,|
two-tone orange with yellow center and green leaves, circa 1960s, 2-1/2". #Y30111
| VENDOME |
"Everything’s Coming Up Tulips"
Harper’s Bazaar 1963
|ENAMEL "flower power" brooch,|
pale green with brown flecked center and green leaves, circa 1960, 3-1/2". #Y31036