Late 1800s unmarked silver, probably 800 silver content, has been designed in two layers with unusual construction which I've tried to show in pictures. Upper layer has openwork, engraving and cobalt blue enamel in the shape of 4 conjoined ovals. Base layer is scalloped with each section having cobalt blue enamel outlining a pair of engraved silver wings. Details designs cover the entire piece. This Victorian, 1800s silver and enamel brooch is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with original, long pinback and older style 'C' clasp. There is a small loop on the back but I have idea what it might be for. Unusual, striking brooch, possibly British or European. Size: 2 inches across x 1/4 inch deep.
Textured Goldtone Retro Bow Brooch With Multi-color Rhinestones
Retro stamped goldtone bow brooch has soft textured finish accented with jewel-tone rhinestones in the knot and dangling ribbon. This retro bow brooch is in very good, original condition with a safety pin clasp. Slight glue residue on a couple of rhinestones, but does not detract. Size: 3 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches
BEAUTIFUL HIGH QUALITY FIGURAL BROOCH, DEPICTING PRETTY, SILVER TONE GAZELLE, THIS BROOCH IS NOT MARKED,IN EXCELLENT - MINT CONDITION, MEASURING ABOUT 3 inch x 1 3/4, Buyer pays for shipping plus insurance, Thank You.
This twisted; curled brooch mass of snakes is reminiscent of the Victorian jewelry. The snake's eyes are done in facet turquoise glass. It's a nice size for a show piece, being almost three inches wide. Condition: There is a small spot of finish loss, otherwise in very good condition. This can be easily touched up with Rub & Buff (which I can do for you if you'd like). Book value $60.
Brass and turquoise glass necklace is most likely a Czech piece, based on the style. Prong-set turquoise glass, faceted squares alternate with graceful, openwork brass fans. This vintage Czech glass and brass necklace is in very good, vintage condition with a spring-ring clasp. I believe the gilt finish has worn down to the brass, but it still looks great. Size: centerpiece 5 1/4 x 1/2 inches. Neckline is 20 inches.
Impresive size, this Victorian necklace, (1 1/4 x 7/8 inch), and it has lovely embossing on both sides, flowers on back and reposse with black highlights(basse-taille?)on front. A little of the black is worn on hinged side where it would be held when opening. Also, an intial A is detectable on this side, maybe even JEA - hard to read. But I like the other side just as well if your the initials don't match yours. Some parts are gold for sure, some probably goldfilled.
Think Valentine with this little etched heart pin of marked 830 and something X . Fron is rosy goldfill and it has a symbol too, but I can't figure it out - maybe a violet?. 1 1/4 x 3/4 inch with C clash and tube hinge.
I suppose this could be called a mourning pin with its black enamel though maybe not with the half-pearls. Definitely from the time period - half-mourning? It is almost 2 inches long, has a safety pin clasp and is in very good condition.
Beautiful 10kt yellow gold Victorain horseshoe and four leaf clover pin. The horeseshoe has seven seed pearls set in and the four leaf clover is green enamel with one seed pearl in the center. About one inch in diameter and in excellent condition.
Very old goldfilled or rolled gold Victorian pin, oval, 1 1/8 across with textured petals falling from a bezel or collet displaying a quarter inch red cabochon stone. It's ruby, garnet or glass, installed with a rivet to the back. Back shows very little wear except where it would be held. There in a ring for hanging it from your bookchain necklace and a tube hinge with long pin if you prefer.
PRETTY AND QUITE UNUSUAL BROOCH, DEPICTING UMBRELLA AND PURSE,MADE FROM GOLD TONE METAL AND HAND MADE FINEST FLORAL PETIT POINT NEEDLEWORK, as per images - Excellent condition, Measuring about 3 inch long, US Buyer please remit 7.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
Who doesn't admire the lovely ladies depicted throughout the Art Nouveau period? This hat pin, which measures just over 2-1/2 inches, still has a perfect pin point; however, the shaft has a small stress bulge with various nicks. The head looks as if it may have been gold over sterling but the pin is marked Sterling and has a B with a sword running through it, a mark I am not familiar with. These pieces are rather difficult to find. Book value $165.
Vintage Negligee Necklace With Amethyst Teardrops, Faux Pearls
Lovely, delicate Negligee style necklace has chubby amethyst glass, faceted teardrops and faux pearls spaced along the delicate chain. This negligee necklace is in very good, original and unpolished condition with finish loss on a couple of pearls, but still very wearable. All else in excellent condition. Size: chain 18 1/2 inches, amethyst glass teardrops 12 x 18mm
Wonderful hand painted water lilies scene brooch on oval porcelain. Has the typical victorian c-clasp and a brass plate on the back. Does have a mark in front, but can not make it out. In excellent condition.
This dainty Victorian buckle is only 1-1/2 inch square but shows off delightful flowers in its motif. It is gold-filled over copper I believe. Hard to tell because it's in such good condition. Book value $65.
There is gold there, rolled and maybe more, on this Victorian pin of 1 1/2 x 1 1/8. It loaded with symbols - gold star, silver crescent, scallops, amethyst and all in the shape of a .....mushroom?? Amethest has 6 prongs - well-made and I vote handmade. Classy chain and safety pin. Sturdy C clasp. Rare quality and condition.
Double symbolism here. A rolled gold crescent within a textured antique gold crescent topped with gold stars. Then, another star appears in the center with a sparkly 5 prongset jewel, not tested. C clasp, pin on chain. Great Victorian.
1896 Victorian Silver Plated Stick Pin Initialed Hs As
1896 Victorian Silver Plated Stick Pin Initialed HS AS Tiny, intricate, openwork pin with a Script initials AS or HS (could be for a name or a school or Special Society group). The bow at the base of the letters is engraved 96. I believe it is silver plated. Unmarked. Measures 9/16 inch wide X 2 5/8 inches long. A lovely addition to a vintage jewelry, stickpin or hatpin collection.
Nice collection of hat pins from various time periods on a rare 1800 pin cushion in excellent condition for it's age. Book value on these cushions run over $100. There is a rhinestone square pin from the 1920-30's. A darling bumble bee that looks like it could be sterling but is not marked. There is a crescent moon with two missing stones. Though small and hard to test I was able to get a reading on one of them as a diamond, and it could be, but the other two remaining are rhinestones. The facing also appears to have a gold top. The love knot is two toned metal. Also among others is a cute three leaf clover, and a pearl with a nice luster (could be real or glass - I've not mastered the test on these). I've added extra pins as shown. Condition: The beads are much duller than the photos, as I had to adjust the coloring for the pins. None of the beads are missing. There is a stain on the back that is less than an inch and in the center is a small hole, about an inch above that is another hole.
I have never seen a portrait pin quite like this - Heroic Roman soldier handpainted on china on the front and a glass containing a lock of hair on the back. Better than that, it hangs in the outer circle and can be swiveled so hair can be worn to the front. May have been goldfilled but it is down to nice brass. Pin back has been replaced or repaired with a bent pin into C clasp. Works - but not original. This has been considered in pricing.
Elegant, early 1900s, unmarked silver bar pin with excellent, openwork and 5 oxblood coral, bezel-set cabochons in graduated sizes. Although unmarked, pin is probably either sterling or 800 silver and is in excellent and unpolished condition with great patina. Older style secure safety clasp. Elegance of an earlier age.
Gather up your posies and scrunch the stems into this bow-shaped sterling pin. The long poker will hold them there while you pin it to your coat and it is much more attractive than a long pin with a pink plastic head! This one is shaped a bit differently from others - more rounded. Looks like a silver coat has worn off, somewhat. To see others, check # 6012, 9381, 9205, and 7742, sterling and gold filled, all in the Victorian category.
Here's a pretty coral celluloid cameo pin. The setting is gold plated. The patent for imitation coral celluloid was issued in 1874, which puts this from the late 1800s. It's been a challenge to put a value on this piece, as I cannot find anything like it in my price guides. Condition: The setting shows a couple small spots of wear. The pin is in excellent condition. feel free to ask questions before you place your order.
Very heavy cast metal goldplated sash pin with twisted rope border enclosing a lion hiding in the grass out hunting. If you look very closely on the right, you can just make out a pair of zebras hiding. Very dimensional and detailed. This vintage sash pin is in very good vintage and unpolished condition with slight plating wear appropriate to its age, dating to the 1930s. It has a secure safety clasp, 3 x 2 1/4 inches
Gorgeous Vintage Brooch Bow W/ Black Center Stone Free Shipping
Featured for your enjoyment is a lovely old brooch. This is cast to look like a bow with a black as coal center stone set in. It looks like it has white stones on the sides, these are really metal cast to give that affect! They are even cast to look like a cut diamond! The center stone is glued in. I do like the colors and the shape of the stone. Lovely item measuring 2 1/4' long by about 3/8 wide. Free Shipping within the United States.
fantastic 22inch length in about mint condition with black enamel decorated goldfilled findings, all original, can easily be worn as a necklace. This is the longest multi strand hair chain I have seen in 30 years. Part of the mourning jewelry craze of the 1800's, the condition of this is also the best of the best.
Intresting clasp fits a double cone into ring - and it stays! 2 1/4 inch ( little smaller than average of 2 1/2) oval opening and you sort of roll it on to your wrist. Balls have Etruscan type decoration. Goldfill shows wear on bottom where it would rub. Top with decorations looks good but not like new. Tiny ring on one side probably held guard chain but I can't see where it would have attached to other side.
1'' dia gold locket with 4'' chain, opens to reveal a photographic quality post mortem pose of an infant, image was removed to examine and is on paper but appears under high magnification to be drawn by hand, no identifying marks, metal assayed to be 14k
Lovely little Victorian brooch in brass and paste: what the Victorians called rhinestones. The rhinestones are not the clear clear white ones we see today: they are greyed out a bit, but still sparkle. The center stone may be turquoise but it is glass. c clasp and the pin stem is a bit bent. SIZE: 7/8
Elegant, delicate lavalier style necklace, probably late Victorian era, with an elegant pendant having a central floral design with scrolled elements overall. It is on a fine chain marked as gold-filled with the letters TK. This lavalier necklace is in excellent, original condition with fine chain having an old style pressure clasp. Pendant is 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches and the chain is 18 inches long.
It's a real gemstone, very nicely faceted - maybe citrine, maybe topaz. Filigree looks like Scandinavian or other Northern European craftsmanship. 1 3/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches, barrel clasp, solid C hook. Excellent condition.
This bracelet has been newly created with a vintage victorian pin made into a charm that has a cameo on it and it is strung on pink freshwater pearls. The centerpiece is gold filled. The bracelet measures 7 .
This dainty enamel brooch has a handpainted rose on black, surrounded by rhinestones. The enamel and rhinestones are all prongset on a background of gold over copper. The brooch measures 1 inch wide x 3/4 inch. It is very elegant and dainty, perfect for holiday dressing!
Victorian Sash Pin With Jade Glass, Dragon And Buddhas
Victorian era sash pin in silverplate in a scalloped rectagle, carved with foliate designs. Central plaque has a square Czech jade glass centerpiece with a dragon draped over the top and a seated Buddha on either side. This vintage sash pin is in good vintage condition with some wear to the plating appropriate to its advanced age. It has an roller safety clasp and measures 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches.
This bracelet has been newly created with a vintage victorian pin that has a cameo on it and it is strung on pink freshwater pearls. The centerpiece is gold filled. The bracelet measures 7 and the centerpiece measures 3/4 X 3/4
Wow! They did a lot better with coursage pins in the olden days. This elegant pin, marked 950 sterling (English? or French?), is curved out to accommodate stems, has pokers to hold them and a latch to close over them. Then the bouquet is pinned to the dress or jacket. It makes an unusual pin all by itself too - maybe with a fat ribbon? I couldn't have guessed what it was if I hadn't found bow shaped pins (see # 6012) in a Victorian jewelry book.
This is an unusual pair of holloware brooches with an interesting, soft bronzy finish, and a domed center.The repousse designs are classic Art Nouveau with foliate, leafy and fruit designs. The backs are flat and each has an applied loop for hanging pieces--possible a chatelaine. These two Art Nouveau pins are in excellent original and unpolished condition. The only difference I can see is that one brooch has a safety clasp and the other a simple 'C' clasp. Pins are 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 inches deep. Wear them signly or as a pair to suit yourself.
Pair of vintage brooches in the shape of two leaves on stems with a blue stone prong set in each leaf. There is a mark on an applied plate on the back, but it is completely illegible. Leaves are nicely detailed with brushed gold finish and bright goldtone edges. These leaf pins iar in very good, original and unpolished condition with slight wear to the finish on the stems. Each pin has an early 'C' clasp and measures 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches. Wear them singly or together.
I think this old goldfilled anchor (1 1/2 inches), with barbed ends, is very well done but not being much of a sailor, I have no idea what the swinging bar is. There are a couple of pinpoint dents in the anchor and a bit of the gold worn off on the base on the back but otherwise, very good antique condition. Chain added.
Victorian Dragons Large Brooch With Fine Engraving
This is a simply stunning Victorian era sash pin, made in 10 separate pieces, 4 stylized arrows, 2 large and 2 small rounds and 2 ovals in silver-washed brass. Each piece is very finely engraved: the arrows with foliate designs with a tiny, bezel set turquoise bead; the ovals are set with two high-mounted, bezel set topaz faceted ovals and the rounds with spectacular winged, fierce dragons. An amazing piece of work! This Victorian dragon sash pin is in very good, vintage condition with some loss to the silver wash where the brass shows through--it does not detract in the least from the beauty of this piece. The pin has an old style 'C' clasp and the different pieces are connected with oval tabs. There is significant tarnish to the back but I have not attempted to polish it, preferring original condition. Size is 4 x 2 7/8 inches and is lightly domed.
Vintage Sash Pin In Silvery Metal With Foliate Engraving
This early 1900s sash pin has been made to look like a buckle when worn, and is a silvery metal. The pin has all-over engraving of foliate designs, reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period.' This vintage sash pin is in very good, vintage and unpolished condition with very slight tarnish. It has an old-style 'C' clasp and measures 2 7/8 x 2 inches.
Art Deco Pin. Nice pin measures 1 1/4 long by 7/8 wide with a dark yellow/gold stone. Has original C clasp. I have not cleaned this piece and have left it alone, although it could be worn as is. Condtion is excellent.
I didn't know what this bow shaped pin was until I found it in a very old book. Yes, it is pre-corsage pin. Gather you little bouquet, maybe wrap the stems and then jam the big poker through the base and pin to your coat. Not marked but sterling with pretty Art Nouveau vines, C clasp. See more corsage pins: #6012, 7742 and 9205.
This precious little Victorian basket with woven sterling is overflowing with real amber as grapes. Even has sterling leaves and vines. It has a bail to be worn as a necklace (1 1/2 inches) but it could also star in a sterling miniature collection. Detail is amazing. See several images including closeup of amber.
Art Nouveau Sash Pin In Gilt Brass And Blue Crystal
Early 1900s oval sash pin in gilt brass with applied floral and foliate designs and a cobalt blue, bezel-set, facetted glass round on opposite ends of the brooch. This Art Nouveau sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition, with a domed center and an early 'C' clasp. Size is 3 x 1 1/2 inches.
This Art Deco, geometric sash pin is signed sterling along with 3 hallmarks on the back which are not legible. It is rectangular in shape with openwork and a faux hasp to make it look like a buckle. This vintage sterling sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with simple 'C' clasp and heavy pin stem. Measurements are 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 and is gently curved.
Beautiful, dainty Victorian Pin is made of 12K Rose gold (not just goldfilled) and has small seed pearls that appear real and red stone that is probably a ruby, set with 6 prongs. Quality! It's sweet and in excellent condition, darker spots in image are just shadows. About 1 inch square with barrel hinge and C clasp.
Tiny but lovely Victorian pin is less than 1 inch across, 1/2 top to bottom. One of the itty-bitty pearls is a replacement. Under loupe you can see one little dent in the enameling - never to be seen with naked eye! Goldfill is in excellent condition. C clasp is stamped J H E - not too sure of last letter.
This vintage sash pin has been designed to look like a buckle with an applied hasp. This oval brooch has a matte gilt finish, probably over brass, with applied, finely detailed leaves and a bunch of grapes and foliate engraving around the base. This Victorian era sash pin is in excellent, original and unpolished condition with a simple 'C' clasp. Size is 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 inches.
Sash Pin In Gilt Brass And Amethyst Late 1800s Vintage
This is a wonderfully ornate sash pin, dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It is made of antiqued gilt brass with a curved rectangular base and a scalloped, applied circle, all with bezel-set amethyst glass stones. This sash pin has all the elements of Art Nouveau design, with foliate forms and beautifully curved lines. There is a large, domed and faceted dark amethyst glass center, with 8 smaller rounds set around the circular piece. There are pale amethyst glass pieces at the four corners of the base. This Art Nouveau sash pin in in excellent, original and unpolished condition with wonderful, dark patina. It has the older style, heavy 'C' clasp and pin stem and measures 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches and is gently curved to lie perfectly when worn. This piece should be worn on heavier material such as a coat, blazer or even a purse ornament, due to both the weight of the brooch and the thickness of the pin stem.
Even though this set was not bought together I think they match. The Onyx brooch is probably victorian. It has the connection to make it a necklace on the back. The stone is 3/4 in diameter with gold base around 1 1/4 in diameter. The Onyx clip on earrings are dated around the 60's. Earrings are 1 in diameter. All in excellent shape.