From pre-Soviet Imperial Russia, this folding miniature altar pendant, crafted in .84 silver, unfolds to reveal a colorful enamel triptych centering on the Virgin and Child guarded left and right by vigilant archangels. Closed: 1 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide; open: 2 3/8 inches wide.
An exotic nubile beauty is decked out in almost full regalia in this surreal Art Deco compact crafted in silver, metal and colorful enamel. 1920s. 2 and 3/8 inches diameter.
The top of this nineteenth-century clamshell-shaped silver box is inlaid with translucent rust and white colored banded agate. Perfect for your pills and/or snuff. 2 3/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches.
A striking and sizable, double-sided, early-twentieth century covered lorgnette decoratively pierced in gleaming 14 karat rosy-yellow gold with neoclassical floral design motifs. This elegant and useful (for the over-40 crowd) adornment is miraculously unengraved (monogram-wise) and measures an ampl...(more)
A fabulous work of jewelry art, a la Buccelati, for your purse or vitrine. This magnificent circular compact is handcrafted in four colors of 18 karat gold: green, rose, white and yellow. The tree design is wrapped in a flowing diamond bow and is blossoming with ten luscious cabochon ruby fruits. Wo...(more)
Scarves are coming back and this is just the thing! A lascivious Satyr fronts a ring of grapevine leaves in this very cool and unusual hinged Art Nouveau clip artfully rendered in gleaming, and weighty, 18 karat gold - circa 1900.
This sparkling, rare and enchanting hair adornment hails back to the turn-of-the-twentieth century - circa 1900. Elegantly hand fabricated in platinum with delicate openwork and milgraining,, this beautiful barrette centers on a shimmering natural button pearl, closely embraced on each side with a b...(more)
A rare and darling Portugese-made jewel to dress up your lovely locks, made after the hallmark dates of 1938, crafted in silver over gold, and glistening with rose-cut diamonds and navette-shaped amethysts. Sweet. 1 11/16 inch long.
A rare and ravishing adornment for your flowing tresses beautifully handcrafted in platinum over 14 karat yellow gold. This light and lovely hair ornament features a bright and sparkling .15 carat European-cut diamond which floats in the center of an openwork navette-shape border. A thoroughly charm...(more)
A nineteenth-century beauty is masterfully rendered in shades of blue and white enamel atop a silver cigarette case in this enchanting, and quite out-of-the-ordinary, antique keepsake from Germany. 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/8 inches by 1/2 inch.
This lovely Victorian-era lorgnette is wonderful accessory for the over-forty crowd - much classier than those drugstore reading glasses! This one is detailed throughout with hand engraving, and the spring-loaded clasp works just fine.
This gorgeous, double-sided, decorative menu or opera program reader for the over-forty set is blooming with beautiful, raised, golden violets and leaves. Hallmarked Krementz, circa 1890. 4 3/4 inches long.