A nineteenth century watch chain that was long ago intended for a solemn occasion now makes for a timeless adornment worn as a dramatic bracelet with drop. Nineteen faceted onyx orbs, culminating in a twentieth matching 19 millimeter fob, are connected by 14K rose-gold links to create a very cool 11...(more)
A charming, old fashioned silver and gilt (inside) round box enameled with an ivory background and a central bouquet of pink roses concentrically encircled by faint lavender colored rose motifs which continue all around the sides. This beautiful box measures 4 inches round and 1 1/4 inches tall.
Exceptional decorative hand and machine engraving decorate this exquisite 18 karat yellow gold antique box outfitted with a beveled vanity mirror on the inside lid. 19th century French with French hallmarks. 3 5/16 by 1 7/8 inches.
Only the French would come up with such a fanciful clip that can be used in so many ways. Perhaps a decadent money clip? Perhaps a sturdy clip brooch for a jacket or sweater? You decide. However you use it, it is a beautiful 18 karat yellow gold clip set with dreamy moonstones and lapis lazuli. Fren...(more)
Beautify your bob with this ravishing and regal rarity. Five ornate, repousse golden plumes, each dotted with an old mine-cut diamond, crowns a translucent, butterscotch colored, double-tined hair comb. The base of the ornament is adorned with classic Victorian Etruscan Revival granulation. Somethin...(more)
A rare pair of late-19th/early-20th century hair combs carved from animal horn and minimally adorned with plain 14K yellow gold tops. The dumbbell maker’s mark stamp indicates Day, Clark & Company, Newark N.J. - since 1873 until 1935. 4 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
Dress your flowing tresses with this rare, ravishing and romantic Edwardian/early-Art Deco hair barrette, lovingly handcrafted in platinum with neoclassical design inspiration. A row of eleven old mine-cut diamonds sparkle from within individual double-milgrained box settings, each of which is embel...(more)
A slithery, sinuous golden serpent is coiled around a magnifying glass and devouring its own tail (ouroboros - an ancient Greek symbol for eternal recurrence) in this very unusual and exotic magnifier and adornment. Hand fabricated and engraved in 14 karat gold - circa 1900. 1 3/8 by 2 1/2 in...(more)
In addition to making a stunningly stylish necklace pendant, restaurant menus and opera programs suddenly become clearer with this charming, late-Edwardian/early-Art Deco, double-sided lorgnette expertly hand crafted and hand engraved in platinum with .65 carat of glittering diamonds. The better to ...(more)
This ravishing polychromatic rarity has a remarkable pedigree, according to the hallmark (a shield shape cartouche with keys and a papal hat) it hails from a part of mid-nineteenth century Italy which was, until 1870, under papal rule. The central panels of this extraordinary and functional adornmen...(more)
More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)
Just in case you need to stitch up your fancy frock whilst on the run, this traveling 18K yellow gold sewing kit is just for you. Your chauffeur or handmaiden should always keep this handy in the glove compartment of your Rolls or Bentley. Complete with scissors, needle, needle case, thimble and awl...(more)