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.
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)
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)
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)
A handsome and splendidly decorated watch chain from Victorian England, with ornate interlocking bars connected by faceted links embossed with a Greek key motif. Expertly crafted in rosy-yellow 9 karat gold, with swivel and T bar, measures 14 3/4 inches long by 7/16 inch.
A colorful and artsy round container, circa 1920s, perhaps formerly a compact, adorned on top with a splendid Art Deco floral design rendered in blue, green, yellow, red, lavender and ivory enamel. The reverse shimmers with a radiating engine engraved design. Sterling silver, 2 3/8 inches by just sh...(more)
A talented golden bear forever pedals his unicycle atop a virgin (uncarved that is) agate seal. The ultimate trained seal! Rare, whimsical and wonderful. 1 1/4 inch by 7/8 inch.
Now that those groovy silk neckerchiefs (scarves) from the seventies are finally back in fashion, secure yours with this fabulous 18 karat gold and diamond griffin. The .15 carat European-cut diamond is set in platinum. 1 1/4 inches long.
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.