Hand Strung Edwardian Black Amethyst Glass Necklace
These antique Bohemian beads are facet black amethyst (they appear black). Hand strung on string at a length of 33 inches, the tassel adds another 2.5 inches. The beads are varying sizes and shapes, included long ridged tube beads near the front. Great Edwardian, Downton Abbey jewelry; 1900-1920s Condition: Very good
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
Antique Sterling And Guilloche Working Ladies Watch
These antique Guilloche ladies bust watches from the 1800s are scarce, and even more of a treasure to find one working. For being almost 200 years old, the deep ruby, almost rust red enameling is in excellent condition with just normal surface scratching from wear, and a tiny surface chip on the back rim edge. I would guess this is Scandinavian, as they were noted for their red Guilloche piece. The side casing of the watch looks like sterling silver, and the Fleur de Lis pin is marked 800, Sterling. There are small gold stars, dots (maybe representing the sun), and a butterfly that decorate the pin further. The bottom gold ring at the winder has a tiny mark that appears to have a K at the end, but I can't make out the karat if that is in fact what it is. It may be a makers mark, too tiny to see well. On the rim is a small button that I believe is what is used to set the time. I have read that these are a very rare addition which adds value. The watch face is porcelain with black painted Roman numerals, and gold rim and hour dots. There is a very tiny surface chip on the outer edge of the glass crystal at 5 o'clock where just the squared edge was chipped, and is not through the crystal (see last photo). I know very little about watches and have not been able to open this. Viewing with my loupe, it appears others have tried, but I'm not forcing it especially since it is working. The inside of the crystal needs a cleaning. Condition: Very good; All flaws are seen with my loupe, and are not visible to the eye other than the back surface wear mentioned.
Edwardian Dragonfly Sash Brooch In Art Nouveau Design
I have discovered from a couple regular customers who collect just how hard it is to find any dragonfly vintage jewelry. I've decided it's about time I share some of my finds for them with collectors that are not able to make it to any of the antique shows we attend. I've chosen this dragonfly brooch because it's one of my personal favorites. Rather crudely handmade, as if cut from a sheet of metal, it measures 2.5 by 1-5/8 inch. The dragonfly design has been very nicely punched in from behind. The back looks as if it could be sterling but it is not marked, and I have no chemicals to test it. This special Edwardian sash brooch dates from 1890 to 1910. 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
10kt Gold 1800s Nude Blackamoor Charm With Open Door
This is a fine Victorian hand made, one-of-a-kind charm that is very unusual. The hammered 10kt gold (tested) skirt opens to reveal a nude blackamoor doll that is hand carved. I believe it is made from bog oak, or wood that was tipped and is very intricate for as small as it is. Measures one inch without the top ring. The eyes and mouth are painted. Circa 1837-1860. Condition: Very 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.
This is a comfortable and unique Victorian shell ring. The ring is carved from one piece of shell in which two other layers were added. Being hand made, it is not perfectly round but more like an oblong shape. Because of this I can't really get a true size on it. It comes up to size 7 on my round bar, with a lot of room left on both sides. It fits my index finger perfectly, so I don't think you'd have a problem with it feeling ill formed, especially since most of us have wider fingers than thicker ones. I would guess maybe a 7.5 or 8 in actuality. Condition: Very good
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.
Here's a very nice gold-filled charm bracelet, marked HEBCULF, with a padlock closure marked RG that does not need a key to open. The five charms include a coral fist with 10kt gold findings. The fist is made in two sections and is either red coral or glass. It is very intricate with finger nails and palm creases. The second fist is 9kt gold and also made from two pieces. The Figa (fee-gah) is a symbol of an age-old myth in Africa, this clenched-fist good-luck charm came to Brazil with its XVII century slave trade. It is still prized by Brazilians for luck, prosperity, and protection. There is a charm from the 1800s that is rolled gold with a ring bail that was poorly solder onto it (could be touched up with Rub N Buff). The small gold-filled etched heart with turquoise bead is inscribed Pa on the back. Last is a locket with ECS in script. Inside it reads 1/4 gold shell with what looks like W&M CO inside a heart. Bracelet measures 8 inches. Condition: Good, shows normal wear from age.
Antique Victorian Grosgrain Watch Fob With Engraved Buc
These Victorian grosgrain ribbon watch fob's were used by men at the turn of the century up to the Art Deco period most often used for a watch, but also to carry a pocket knife. This ribbon holds a gold engraved double-hasp buckle, as well as a chain and fob. The fob has a rather crudely done bottom where the script initials B.D.M. have been inscribed. There are no markings on any of the pieces so I am listing as gold filled. Measures 4.5 inches. Circa 1920 Condition: Very good; Grosgrain shows no signs of wear or fading. The monogrammed portion of the fob has some damage, as if someone tried to determine if it was solid gold (which is does appear to be). NOTE: I am not selling this as gold scrape, but as an piece of antique jewelry.
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.
Those of you who have shopped with us before have found first hand that it is our goal to bring you unique, rare and one-of-a-kind pieces. This bangles is no exception. It was manufactured by the A floating , with small bars that hold it in place. This bangle is also larger than the norm, measuring 2.75 across the inside, and is wide as well with the metal width being 1/8 inch thick. The inside band has an inscription in the script letters R.H.L.; plus the manufacturing mark of: A the only sign of wear is a small area of darkened metal on one side (see last photo) which looks like sterling with patina.
A true Victorian necklace of Murano glass beads. Beads are elongated tubular mixed with tiny rounds in colors of rust and orange, apricot, gold and olive, turquoise, green, as well as black and white; and that's just the long beads, which are also peppered and swirled in other colors. The necklace is 52 inches and easily wraps in various lengths. Dainty, yet strong as it's strung with brass. You'll love the versatility of this piece. Condition: Very good
Scarce Victorian Single Piece Branch Coral Necklace
This Victorian necklace is a scarce find consisting of a single piece of branch coral on a gold tone chain (no markings on chain). This type of necklace was most often worn by children and sometimes women. The coral has what looks like a brass hinge, but may be gold-filled, which is strung onto the 16 inch chain. The piece of coral measures 1-7/8 inch. Condition: Very good
Victorian red coral is very scarce and especially desirable in the beaded form rather than branch coral. I have never seen a coral necklace like this one. The coral dangles from the Victorian chain and reminds me of the red berries found on bittersweet when in bloom. The coral beads and dainty chain are Victorian. The clasp, which is marked 1 /20th 14kt GF, looks like one from the 1920s to the 1960s, and the extension is surely an added addition. It could be that the older clasp was put to use when the extension was added. The results are a dainty necklace measuring 15.5 inches that make any neck look slim and elegant. Condition: Very good
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.
Gold Filled Victorian Cuff Bracelet With Leaf Motif
This gorgeous gold filled Victorian cuff bracelet is an unusual find. It is wide, measuring one inch, and has a raised leaf and floral motif at the front, with Art Nouveau etched work around the perimeter. In the 1800s copper was used as the base metal for many pieces of jewelry, and then topped with gold filling. When I first acquired this bracelet, it had the remains of silver polish in the cracks from someone trying to polish it. This is no doubt what caused the extensive, even wear to the gold filling. With more than the norm copper showing through, it actually makes it look great. The inside looks worse with uneven finish removal. On the plus side, the contrast in coloring really sets it off. You won't come across another one like it. Just over 2.25 across the middle. Condition: More than normal wear. Clasp works find and bracelet is still in perfect round. Still beautiful and very wearable.
Victorian lock bracelet. Gold filled. The lock is decorated with swirls on one side and engraved with the initials VT on the other. The bracelet measures seven inches and the lock measures about 3/4 inch long. In excellent condition.
We are offering a vintage porcelain silhouette brooch depicting a dancing Colonial couple. The piece appears t o be handpainted in black and gold and set in an ornate goldtone frame. The oval pin measures 2 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in width. It is unmarked.
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.
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.
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.
I believe this Victorian pin, heavily plated with rose gold fill is silver based though probably not sterling. It measures about 2 inches x 1 1/2 and has small red (ruby?) stone held by 6 prongs. Now for the unusual back! Somewhere in the mysterious past the horizontal pin stem was removed but it still has an old vertical tube hinge, pin stem and C clasp and a bail added for a chain. Best part - this well designed back has an oval ring with a HINGE so you won't drop it and have to crawl around on the floor to find it. It does need glass or plastic before it could hold a picture or memorial hair. I could provide an appropriate old chain if you wish.
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.
Gold Filled Open Face Pocket Watch With Chain And Knife
Waterbury open face, screw bezel and back pocket watch measures 1.75 inch across in diameter. Has beautiful engine turned engraving on back and sides with a shield on the back for a monogram. Three hands, including a second. There is normal wear to the finish indicating it is gold-filled rather than solid gold; and typical scratches on glass and face. Inside the watch it reads Jeweled, Ingers__ Co., Made in USA 811370. The case reads Tivoli, Made in USA for Waterbury by Illinois Watchcase Co, Elgin, 7464867. It is not working but has no scratch dating indicating it ever needed work, which is a good sign. Might just need a cleaning. Attached is a 13.5 inch chain. All rings are soldered closed which is usually the case only with fine jewelry and I don't see evident wear to the finish. I have not had it tested so am selling it as gold-filled. The end clip does not appear to be the original and is marked Simmons with normal wear to finish. The attached pocket knife is 2.25 inches, not including the bail. The blades are sharp but have rust spots here and there. I am able to get them open on my own, which I normally cannot do. On one side one of them is a mark and the best I can make out is: _ _ LLER, ROS. I believe one of them is a cigar cutter. I will be the first to admit I know nothing about watches, so have tried to describe it to the best of my ability.
Edwardian Rolled Gold And Saphiret Repousse Earrings
Rolled gold fish hook earrings with a delightful fancy embossing make these earrings from the Edwardian era one of the loveliest pair I've seen. The centers house saphiret stones with gorgeous coloring of blue with brown. The fish hook backs are 14kt gold. Saphiret stones are really glass made with real gold, and are highly sought. The earrings face measures shy of an inch, but hangs lower from the extended wire. Condition: Normal wear from age and wires are not perfectly straight.
Fine example of carved bone beads from the turn of the last century. The necklace is made from the finest creamy natural material, as one would expect from jeweler of the Victorian, Art Deco period. Very good condition and superbly detailed hollow carved beads with its original screw barrel fastener. The beads are graduated with the largest center bead just over half an inch and on close inspection show a smooth finish from years of wear. Total length is 23 inches.
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.
Victorian Bone Pin Dish Hp Lady Cherub Heavy Gold Gilt Mint
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.
Victorian Bone Pin Dish Pair Heavy Gold Gilt Raised Beads
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.
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's 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.