Charming little Victorian pin of pink faceted stone - or glass doesn't quite make it to an inch. The crescent is gold filled with some wear and set with a real irregular pearl. C clasp, over 100 years old.
This solid mother of pearl is so delightful and so Victorian. The back shows the fine craftsmanship - no glue on this beauty. I believe those are garnets, held by 6 prongs and the leaves are tri-colored gold filled. The sturdy wire of the stem is a rosy gold and the carved mother of pearl glows. Hinge is quaint but works well with long C clasp.
Unique Victorian locket has dark film inside to dramatize the fine filigree work. Measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 with original 22 inch chain with silver finish over brass - some wear near clasp. Locket is probably coin silver with beautiful patina. I think it is German or Eastern Europe and at least 100 years old.
This Victorian antique pin is a real beauty, done in an embossed bow motif. The center holds a glass peacock eye cabochon in radiant blue and green. Measures 3.5 inches and closes with a C clasp. Condition: Very good
I have a reference guide on antique watch chains and don't see any like this one. Not only is it the first four strand watch chain I've seen, put the chain pattern is not represented either. The chains look like two sided braiding. They are made of brass with a silver plate which is almost worn away, giving it a lovely antique look. The chain has an added brass watch toggle and clip. I see no markings. The chain section measures 8.5 inches and would make a great bracelet. Total length is 11.5 inches. Circa 1860-1910 Condition: Good
The featured flower on this large black morning pin is a morning glory. I think they must have had mourning in mind because, according to The Language of Flowers a morning glory signifies coquetry. Whatever, it is beautifully formed in what I believe is gutta-percha and in excellent condition. The main carving moves a little so must have a stake driven into the background. C clasp, tiny stamp on back that I can't figure out - maybe ending in wn.
The steel rivet shoe clip buckles from the late 1800s have been steadily growing in popularity over the last year. I'm offering here a set which I've never seen before, either in my personal hunt for treasures, or in reference works. Circular stars or floret patterns loop around the squared steel clips which are topped with tiny seed pearls. I can't tell if all of them are faux or not. Most have the luster seen in real pearls, but I'm just going to assume they are glass beads with a pearl luster coating. When new the owner added a black velvet backing to set off the intricate work, which looks very nice. They measure 2 inches (without the curve included) by 1.75 inch. I didn't think they were marked, but the light just caught three lines of stamped lettering on the back of one. Shoe clips are rare to find in sets, but those I have in inventory always have just one marked, if any. Unfortunately, I can't make out what it says. There may be something on the frame below the velvet insert, but I don't want to remove that in case the new owner wants to keep it in tact. Condition: Very good; there are a few pearls missing (three on one and four on the other), but since they are so small it is really not noticeable.
Wonderful filigree silver (possibly sterling) Victorian pin has eight tiny dark pink stones set in collets and a larger red stone in the middle. Looks like gold painted over red with teeny, tiny green stone in middle - whole lot of fine detail. Solid backing holds filigree and looks like silver. Tube hinge and C clasp hint at era it was made. Bit over an inch square.
In the cast sash pin style but not as big (1 1/2 inches long), this charming amethyst pin is at least 100 years old. The cut glass open-back stone is flawless and shines brightly. Small side stones are purple also but look darker because of setting. Gold wash finish shows some wear as seen in photo. C clasp.
I believe this late Victorian pin is sterling and that the small opal is real. The pearls are tiny and I won't even guess if they are natural. No marks, but hook on back so you can wear it as necklace also. 1 inch diameter, C clasp. Very nice example of poor man's jewelry like maybe my grandpa would give to my grandma on a special occasion.
The American Waltham Company became innovative in turning out watches with parts that were mass produced. At first they ran into problems because each watch still had to be adjusted for proper fit, and actually took more time than previous handmade pieces. By the turn of the century they had the process perfected (the firm actually changed hands a couple times during this era) and were turning out some of the nicest watches on the market. This Waltham pocket watch was made in 1900/1901 according to the serial number 9981334. From what I found in my research, it is a size 0, U grade, 7-15 jewel. It's gold filled Hunting case has Art Nouveau floral and bird, called Fancy Engraving. With two door openings, the back scene mimics the front and also includes a shield for monogramming, which was not used. With a simple push of the top winder it opens to display its porcelain face with Roman numbers. Inside the back cover there is a lovely inscription that reads E.M. Juedes, 1902. You couldn't ask for a better American made antique pocket watch. Condition: Very good; The gold filling is so perfect I was shocked to find it is over 100 years old. No cracks on face. Doors open as they should and snap closed. Watch winds and runs perfectly.
Lovely etched Edwardian sterling ring with a large piece of abalone. The shell measures 1-1/8 inch long and shows off remarkable coloring of fuchsia pink and forest green. The coloring is much more splendid than my photos show. The etching is extensive, going around and under the setting as well as the band. Currently it is a size 5, but it is wide and fits my size 6 finger comfortably. I am always on the lookout for Art Nouveau rings since they are one of my favorite and rarely found. This ring, although not Art Nouveau, would be from the same era, but nearer the Art Deco period. Since there is no hallmark found on it, it is probably a piece that was made in the U.S. although a cut in the design is evident (with no sign of resizing at the back), which may be it was sized down early on, and the mark was taken with it. Condition: Very good (I always leave cleaning to the new owner as everyone seems to have a defendant preference); box is for display only.
A figural brooch in the form of an open fan comprised of red Bohemian faceted garnets prong set in a pinchbeck mount. It is in very fine condition with little wear. A quintessential Victorian decorative brooch.
profusely mounted with Bohemian faceted garnets, a Victorian bangle bracelet in pinchbeck gold. It has a secure catch and good hinge plus a safety chain. Overall very fine condition showing minor wear from age inside and no visible defects on the outside. Approx. 6 1/2'' inside circumference.
Antique Victorian/Edwardian gilt brass filigree stickpin, fine high quality detailing and highly ornate. Used condition-has a few small corrosion spots (please see detail photos), has original tip, brass shaft, no repairs or repaints. The gilding is original and as intact as possible for the age, almost no usage wear. 4 3/4 in. long, ball is 1 1/4 in. high, 1 1/4 in. diameter. A fine piece perfect for collecting or gift-giving! Free US shipping with insurance and tracking.
Simply lovely, early brooch with Pietra Dura floral and foliate inlaid designs in an onyx rectangle, unmarked gold setting, old-style 'C' clasp, probably early 20th century piece. Vintage Pietra Dura in onyx is in excellent, original condition, but the frame is slightly off at the base, but doesn't show when worn, and price reflects the flaw. Older 'C' clasp, truly a small work of art. Size: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches, 14.5 grams
Tiny turquoise stones highlight a truly sparkling stone - not a diamond, not foil backed - maybe just good leaded glass? The metal looks like brass but hasn't darkened and the top decorative metal might be low gold but I haven't had it tested.
Art Nouveau Floral And Foliate Sash Buckle With Lovely Woman
Heavily patinated turn of the 20th century sash ornament, has a border of flowers and foliate Nouveau designs with a cameo of a lovely woman centerpiece. Turn of the 20th century sash ornament is is excellent, original and unpolished condition with 2 bars on the back to thread the sash or belt through. Bars are slightly bent, but do not detract. Size: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, curved to hug the waist, 18.9 grams
Vintage large, cast and gold-plated sash pin with ridged border around a highly dimensional scene depicting a man on a horse stabbing a bull, another behind a barrel with raised sword and a pair of legs visible under the bull. Figural bull fight sash pin, early 20th century, is in excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to age, but still a wonderful piece. Older style 'C' clasp, some verdigris on the back, unpolished with strong patina. Size: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, 49.2 grams
Victorian Ornate Gold Tone Love Knot Brooch with Red Stone. I am not a jewelry expert so am listing it as I see it. Nice ornate love knot design pin or brooch with a red center stone. Closes with a c clasp. Measures 7/8 inches in diameter both up and down and across. Condition is very good.
The condition of this Victorian pin is outstanding! It appears to be heavy rolled gold or gold filled with no dings, even on the back. Tube hinge, extended C clasp and a tiny ring on back which maybe was meant to hold a charm or jewel though I see no signed that anything was there. I think it was hand assembled as the middle piece is a tiny bit crooked. It probably spent its life in great grandmother's jewelry box.
Lots of silver leaves surround 1 1/4 in bezel-set faceted green stone. No scratches or chips on stone. I think the setting is sterling but have not tested it since it is the age and beauty that are appealing. Layers of leaves top lots of nutty? detail. 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 with good C clasp.
Elegant Accent, Bunch of Grapes, I think it may be gold plated Brass, Art Nouveau style clip on backside. I am guessing Circa 1890 to 1910 Victorian Era, but am no expert. Gorgeous detail raised veins in the leaf, Big Faux Pearls. Note: the photo is upside down, it is worn with the leaf at top. Measures about 1 3/4 inch wide. Used and Unfortunately, one pearl ball is missing and has been replaced with a too small bead with holes in the sides. Maybe you have just to replacement piece to restore it. The balls have some light scratches mostly on backside, and there is a bit of greenish tarnish to the metal. Most of the gold plate is worn away, but it is still lovely. Great for Craft Crafting Jewelry making also.
Gorgeous HP Lady seated in field of flowers with a little Cherub bringing her more. Raised HP Daisies on each side of the Cameo with Heavy Gold Gilt decoration all over. Nice pin dish or vanity dish. Unmarked piece from Victorian Era in mint condition.
Heavy Gold Gilt with Handpainted Cameo Rosebuds and raised Beaded white accents on the sides of this pair of Bone or Pin Dishes. Absolutely lovely to look at and touch. They are a work of art that very much reminds us of Nippon pieces. Marked on the back with numbers in Gold.
This lovely 2 1/2 inch Victorian bar pin is not marked but I am almost positive that it is sterling. The amethyst, faceted, open back stone, is 3/8 inches long. Fancy work is applied in layers. C clasp.
No dings on this one! 1 1/2 x 7/8 inch, this faceted amethyst glass stone is thick and instead of bending the pin back over the back glass, they cleverly built up the hinge and clasp. It has a safety clasp so this is probably an early Victorian reproduction from the 20's or 30's.
Beautifully carved and rare coral flowers and leaves dangle from this lovely old stick pin. Are they coral bells? Stick pin is 7/8 and dangles about the same length. Looks like the point of leave is broken off one and this is considered in pricing.
A touch of rolled rose gold wire twists accentuate this little Victorian pin and holds a fine piece of branch coral in place. Very intricate and old contained in 1 inch of jewel. Back has sturdy C clasp and barrel hinge. Excellent antique condition.
Beautifully done and in excellent condition, this Turkish or Aravain sword or scimatar is Victorian at its best. The rolled gold is rose tone, highlighted with a very light blue enameled flower. I love these pins with the safety guard of pin on chain. Tube hinge, extended C clasp and 2 1/4 inches long plus 3 inch chain and 1 1/2 inch pin. Excellent antique condition.
Yes, I am almost positive that this very old brooch is Whitby jet from Victorian times. Very hard to photograph shiny black but I think I have captured the carved edges of the 1 5/8 circle and the very old pin clasp. The 3 dimensional part is harder but there are 3 layers and a dangling tear drop wired to the center.
Although my books on Victorian jewelry said this matching pair of bracelets were made to go on each wrist, I would put them together. A small piece of rolled gold on each end is missing on one bracelet but it is not noticeable without examining closely. Oval shape measures 2 1/4 x2 inches. About 6 1/2 inches around. Hinges and clasp work well, a couple of pearls have lost some luster. oval goldfilled shape decorative part work very well, safety chains on both are good w goldfilled spring clasps.
VINTAGE FIGURAL RHINESTONE BROOCH, MADE BY FAMOUS KRAMER.IT IS QUITE LARGE BROOCH AND DISPLAYS INTRICATE DETAIL AND QUALITY OF STONES AND WORKMANSHIP - as per images - Measures about 2 1/4 inch x 2 inch, Excellent condition It is magnificent
SUPERB VINTAGE FIGURAL RHINESTONE BROOCH, MADE FROM BEAUTIFUL COLORFUL RHINESTONES.IT IS QUITE LOVELY BROOCH DISPLAYS INTRICATE DETAIL AND QUALITY OF STONES AND WORKMANSHIP - as per images - Measures about 1 3/4 inch and over 1 inch wide, Excellent condition and It is magnificent!,
VICTORIAN HOUSE ANTIQUES PRESENTS: SUPERB VINTAGE FIGURAL BROOCH,DEPICTING PRETTY BUTTERFLY - as per images - EXQUISITE!,EXCELLENT CONDITION - Measuring about 1 1/4 inch X 1 inch, US Buyer to pay 9.00 for shipping
Fabulous dimensional scarab fur clip with a large, prong-set bloodstone cabochon body and engraved brass body with red beady eyes. This is a substantial and extremely well-made fur clip. Scarab fur clip is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with a nice, tight clip.
Beautiful oval pendant necklace, marked sterling in two places as well as on the clasp, with deep-set marcasites and beaded edges and a prong-set jade glass cabochon and delicate chain. This retro design necklace is in excellent and unpolished condition with an older style pressure clasp. Size: 1 3/8 x 7/8 inches, chain is 16 inches long
Sterling victorian agate ring. Marked Denornus des Enfants on the inside. The ring is a size 8 and the front measures 3/4 X 1 1/4 . There is black enameling around the edge of the ring. Minor wear to the enameling. This was in my book, Secrets to Collecting Jewelry.
I am guessing that these heavily goldfilled earrings, signed Naomi on screwbacks, are old reproductions - maybe 20's or 30's. Whatever, they are flawless and I believe the small pearls are real. 3/4 inch by 5/8.
Offering a beautiful carved sterling cameo. The lady is carved on shell. The setting is sterling and has orange and white trim. The cameo is 1 3/8 . (very nice condition but the cameo is loose and needs to be tightened-will not fall out). Great one to add to your collection.
This mourning pin is definitely of the Victorian period - see back image. Deeply carved flowers and leaves adorn the front and there is even fine textured background. Measure 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 - really nice. Probably bog oak
Vintage Necklace With Faceted Green/yellow Pendant
Delicate vintage necklace, probably 1920s, has a faceted, triangular shape pendant with green to yellow color change and a delicate openwork chain accented with faux pearls. This vintage pendant necklace is in excellent, original condition with a bayonet clasp. Dainty and elegant piece. Size: Neckline 16 1/2 inches, pendant 5/8 x 3/4 inches
VERY PRETTY VINTAGE GOLD TONE ORNATE CROSS ADORNED WITH LOVELY AMBER LIKE STYLE STONE AND CHAIN - as per images - Chain measures about 24 1/2 inches around the neck and Cross measures about 2 1/2 inches long .
ONE OF THE KIND ART DECO STYLE LARGE BROOCH,I am sorry but i am not sure what is made from, it is very light weight and i tend to think a special kind of wood?, Measures about 3 1/4 inch long, Buyer pays for shipping plus insurance, Thank You.
UNIQUE VINTAGE GOLD TONE - BROOCH,DEPICTING DOG WITH (MINK) FUR, as per images, Signed *made in western germany*, Excellent condition, measuring about 1 1/2 inch long, Buyer pays for shipping plus insurance, Thank You.
Typical Art Nouveau elongated brass bar pin with glass stone. Pin measures 2-3/8 . Coupled with a brass beaded necklace held with brass rivets. Over the head style measuring 30 inches. Both pieces are extensively detailed and in very good, clean condition. Book value $185.