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Daniel Low & Co. Catalogue, 1901 Jewelry & Sterling




Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry

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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine


~1901 Catalogue
~Daniel Low
& Co.

J
ewelry
&
Sterling

Gold and Silver
Smiths
Salem, Mass.
Established
1867


Older catalogues shed light on
the jewelry and accessories of times past. Illustrations date the items we
collect and enjoy today, and help us understand how these lovely things were
worn and used.
It is also interesting to see how these accessories were priced over 100
years ago. Where possible, we have added pictures of the items
illustrated in the catalogue.
Originally a local jewelry shop, by the late 1800’s,
Daniel Low & Co. was distributing their gifts catalogue and selling
nationally via mail order.







Daniel Low & Co., 1901
Bangles and bracelets. Priced in the
catalogue from $ .50 to $3.50 each.

14k and 18 KARAT gold BANGLES
with diamonds, rubies, amethysts, and garnets. #V23355 VICTORIAN 1"
heart and key clasp embossed links 7" bracelet, circa1880.
#V27351

Heart pins, sterling silver initials, lorgnette. Priced in the
catalogue from $ .25 to $5.00 each.


LORGNETTE
sterling Art Nouveau Iris motif, 5" by 1-1/4".
View
View #L20909





Brooches, chatelaines, veil clasps. Priced in
the catalogue from $ .45 to $2.00 each.

VICTORIAN black
carved bar pin. View
#V0039
Brooches and chatelaine pins. Priced in the catalogue from $ .40 to
$3.25 each.

EDWARDIAN 14k wreath watch pin
with pearl, 3/4".
View
#Q23561


It is interesting to note the similarity of some jewelry motifs
from decade to decade and company to company. The detail at the left shows
a cupid very similar to the Eisenberg cupid clip from the 1940’s shown at right.


Detail of cupid brooch from the page shown above.

EISENBERG ORIGINAL fur
clip, 2-7/8". This circa 1940 combination of silver- and gold-tone metal and
clear rhinestones is truly heavenly! View
#E20932







Pearl and diamond brooches and pendants.
Priced in the catalogue from $18.00 to $95.00 each.

Seed
pearl
starburst brooch. #Q22923
Pearl and diamond brooches and pendants. Priced in
the catalogue from $6.00 to $38.00 each.

10k SEED
PEARL
and ruby moon and star pin, 7/8".
View #Q22085
Seed
pearl
jewelry






Fine enameled 14k gold brooches. Priced in
the catalogue from $2.50 to $22.50 each.

Enameled
SHAMROCK
and seed pearls jewelry.
Enameled
SHAMROCK and seed
pearls pin. #Q12737
14k Gold brooches and chatelaine pins. Priced in the
catalogue from $2.50 to $11.00 each.

EDWARDIAN 14k and
seed pearl shamrock pin, 1".
View #Q17686





14k Gold hats pins, cuff pins, bracelets and
lockets. Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to $28.00 each.

DECORATED links
14k 7 inch long bracelet with aqua enameling, a diamond center, and a chain slide-style
safety, circa 1895. #V20328

14k Gold hats pins, brooches, links. Priced in the
catalogue from $1.00 to $25.00 each.


COIN style
brooch with lovely lady’s profile.
View
View

#Q24241


From the front of this catalogue: "We are the largest dealers in the United
States in solid gold and sterling by mail. This branch of our business has
extended over a period of eleven years, increasing constantly… Our store
occupies the site of the historic First Church (erected 1634)… on the
corner of Essex and Washington, Salem, Massachusetts."





Girls rings, boys rings, baby rings.
Signet rings, highly carved and plain designs. Priced in the catalogue
from $ .75 to $16.00 each.


Daniel Low
& Co., 1901

SIGNET 14k
yellow gold ring with medical "Caducaus" entwined snake, size 5-3/4.
View #K23878
10k "Solid gold" finger rings. Priced in the catalogue from
$1.50 to $25.00 each.


Daniel Low
& Co., 1901

14k
OPAL
and diamonds ring size 7, 5/8" long and with fabulous coloring.
#G23354



VICTORIAN 14k
red and green cabochons ring, embossed design, size 8-1/4.
View #G20897

Men’s seal, garnet and opal rings.
14k birthmonth rings, all real stones. Priced in the catalogue from $1.60 to
$18.00 each.


Daniel Low
& Co., 1901
GARNET
cabochon pinky ring with embossed sides.
View #G22930

SIGNET ring
with the initials "JHC".
View #G22936


From this page of the catalogue: "History and mythology tell us of the deep
seated belief in early centuries regarding the powerful influence exerted by
gems and precious stones over the destinies of persons born in the month
which each governs. The pleasing custom of giving birthstones is the outcome
of this tradition."





14k gold chains. Priced in the catalogue from
$3.75 to $28.00 each.


GOLD TONE
slide chain with blue striped enameled slide, 50".
View #Q12748
Closer view of chain and fob.

WATCH chain. men’s 11" with
slide. #V23375





Gold scarf pins. Stones all genuine. Priced in the
catalogue from $1.50 to $16.00 each.

Enameled
SHAMROCK and seed
pearls stick pin.
#Q20736
Hat pins, scarf pins, cuff pins. Priced in the catalogue from $
.25 to $2.00 each.

14k & AQUA ENAMEL
tiny delicate lingerie pins.
View #Q19842





Belt buckles. Priced in the catalogue from $1.35 to $4.50
each.

KERR sterling cupids
belt buckle. View
View #i18633
Fine medallion buckles, cloak clasps. Priced in the catalogue
from $ .40 to $7.00 each.

VICTORIAN gold tone
metal sash brooch with buckle and bow motif, 2".
View #i3686


According to the catalogue, these belt buckles were worn on silk ribbons
passed around the waist.





STERLING silver
vanity cases.

STERLING sterling
purse/compact elegantly fitted with coin holder, cash pocket and notepad,
3-1/3" by 2-5/8" by 3/4" thick and engraved "ECG".
View
View
View
View #P13340
STERLING memo tablet.


CHATELAINE
Victorian finger ring chatelaine, 9" from ring to
bottom of pencil. The group includes a 2-5/8" sterling pencil, 2-1/3" German
silver decorated notepad with pages intact, silver 2-2/3" mesh coin purse, silver
2-1/3" perfume.
View
View
View
View #L25979


Another similarity in the use of jewelry motifs comparing a
detail from the catalogue with the 1950’s Joseff set shown at right.


Detail of Art Nouveau lady brooch from the
catalogue.


JOSEFF
princess face blue cabochons 18" by 3-1/2" necklace and 2-1/2" earrings.
View
View #X24168






Rose bead border pattern puff boxes and
dresser jars. Priced in the catalogue from $.75 to $3.50.

STERLING B with sword
mark ornate sterling lid engraved with the initials "AES" dresser jars, 2"
wide by 1-1/8" high, set of two.
View #A24006
Articles for children. Chased and beaded brushes and combs.
Priced in the catalogue from $.75 to $3.50.

STERLING
toiletries set of 4 pieces: file 6-1/2", hook 7-1/4", brush 7", cuticle 5".
View #a17411





Shoe horns, curling tongs, glove stretchers, etc.
Priced in the catalogue from $.65 to $4.00.

GORHAM sterling shoe horn, roses
handle. View
#a5563

Button hooks, nail files, glove hooks. Priced in the
catalogue from $.30 to $1.00.

STERLING F nail file
engraved with the initial "H", 6-1/2".
#a9102





Flasks. Sterling, lizard covered, and cut
glass. Priced in the catalogue from $4.50 to $16.00 per piece.

DOMINICH & HAFF NY sterling
ornate floral embossed flask, 4-1/8" by 2-1/3" .
View
View #A24064

Glass pungents with sterling hinged lids and glass stoppers.
Priced in the catalogue from $ .75 to $3.00 per piece.

PERFUME lay-down cut
glass with sterling floral lid, 4-1/4".
View #a4576





Floral toilet sets in the "Narcissus" and
"Tulip" patterns. Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to $10.75 per
piece.

Sterling silver toilet articles chased with shield.
Priced in the catalogue from $1.25 to $11.00 per piece.

STERLING Art Nouveau
roses and daisies motif pocket mirror, 4".
View #a7060

The Heart’s Ease pattern. "These are pansies… that’s for thoughts".
Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to $11.50 each.





Chatelaine bags, purses, etc. Priced in
the catalogue from $1.00 to $18.75 per piece.

LASSERRE sterling
marked 925 4" mesh purse on a sterling chatelaine, 7-1/2" total
length. View
View
View
View #P19534
Inkstands and other articles. Priced in the catalogue
from $2.25 to $9.00 per piece.

WSW sterling lidded heavy beveled
crystal ink well, 3-1/2" wide by 3-3/4" tall.
View
View #a22728





Desk pads and other articles for the desk.
Priced in the catalogue from $ .75 to $4.50 per piece.

STERLING 6-1/2" postal scale by
Gorham circa 1900. It has a capacity of 12 ounces. The dove in the center of
the scale carries a letter in its beak while the arched top of the scale is
covered with flowers.
View
View
View
View
View
View
#a50013

Frames and cupid desk set. Priced in the catalogue from
$2.00 to $4.25 per piece.

STERLING ink blotter with
green felt bottom, 4" by 2-1/4" by 2" high.
View
View
View #A50006





Seals, stamp boxes and other desk
articles. Priced in the catalogue from $ .50 to $1.60 per piece.

STERLING wax seal
with the engraved initial "C". #a18693
Whistles, cigar cutters, nail file cases, etc. Priced in
the catalogue from $ .50 to $3.50 per piece.

STERLING owl file or needle
case.
View
View #a23558





Sterling match safes, including one with a
secret opening for a miniature. Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to
$3.50 per piece.

UNGER BROTHERS sterling
2-1/2" match safe engraved with the date "1900" and the initials "GW". View
#21453

STERLING match safe embossed violets,
engraved "MWL", hallmark "?-anchor-G", 2-1/2", dents.
View #a16815

STERLING match safe hallmarked "Minor,
Stewart", 2-1/4". View
#a16681








"Articles for the Workbasket".
Priced in the catalogue from $ .40 to $2.00 per piece.

WHITING
floral sterling silver handled skirt
hem measure. View
#a20598

STERLING thread bobbin.
#a4181

Waxes, emeries and thimble cases.
Sterling silver and solid gold thimbles. Priced in the catalogue from
$ .25 to $6.25 per piece.

STERLING
View
View
View
View
View #A24046

STERLING thimble, ornate top,
marked sterling size 9. View #a22726





Embroidery Scissors. Priced in the catalogue
from $ .50 to $2.00 per piece.

R&S Co sterling sewing scissors, 3-1/2".
#a5482/28
Scissors and scissor sheaths. Priced in the catalogue from $
.60 to $2.25 per piece.

STERLING nail scissors with heavily embossed
flowers, 4-3/4". #a9107





Lancaster Rose pattern sterling flatwear.
Priced in the catalogue from $ .25 to $6.25 per piece.

LANCASTER ROSE Also known as The Rose Bead pattern. Priced in the catalogue
from $5.00 to $7.50 per piece.

LANCASTER
ROSE





The Witch spoons, originally made
as Salem souvenirs. Priced in the catalogue from $1.00 to $3.50 per piece.

STERLING baby
spoon, "Hey Diddle Diddle".
View
View #a24018
Baby spoons for little hands to hold. Priced in the catalogue from $
1.75 to $2.50 per piece.

CHILD’S
sterling nursery rhyme spoon.
View
#a24018

NOTE: According to Dorothy T. Rainwater’s book "American Jewelry
Manufacturers", the Daniel Low Company was established in 1867, and they
began as a little jewelry shop. Says Rainwater, "Daniel Low was largely
responsible for the spread of the souvenir spoon craze." He published his
first catalogue in 1893.