A sleek and streamline spring-loaded lorgnette, circa 1930, sparkling with a row of four European-cut diamonds on one side and a shimmering engine engraved herringbone pattern in white gold on the reverse. 3-3/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches.
Here is one of the finest Victorian period covered gold lorgnettes we've come across. Both sides are adorned with a combination of superlative hand-engraving and engine engraving displaying graceful neo-classical design motifs. One side is engraved with fanciful initials. A true Victorian beauty. 5-...(more)
This exemplary antique watch chain with T-bar features extraordinary and unusually shaped links, each of which is adorned with tiny six-pointed stars connected by geodesic slave links. Including the swivel clasp and jump rings the two chains measure 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches respectively. The chain is ...(more)
A cool and artsy three-tine hair comb with a sleek geometrically designed 14 karat yellow gold and tiny rose-cut diamond ornament. Circa 1890-1910, with a soft velvety patina. We think the comb portion is made from animal horn. 4 3/8 inches by 11/16 inch.
A fabulous diamond and gold mesh handbag! The handle of this exquisite purse sparkles with ten carats (!) of brilliant bright-white diamonds arranged in an intriguing spiral design. The catch release is composed of two diamonds and two sapphires. Silky...(more)
A pair of double-sided cufflinks and three matching shirt studs (or vest buttons) crafted in platinum over yellow gold, each with a bezel-set diamond piercing a shimmering root beer-colored mother-of-pearl plaque with peacock colored highlights. Accompanied in its original fitted box from Juergens &...(more)
One of the coolest decorative fobs we've seen in sometime. A fantastic spiderweb turquoise specimen with rich copper color matrix is presented at the bottom of a sizable and highly ornamented fob. The fob is suspended from a black grosgrain ribbon (frayed at one end) embellished with a beautiful mat...(more)
This vibrant, early twentieth century Japanese silver cigarette case depicts a scene from the floating world of the Tokugawa era (1615-1867). A geisha, in full kimono, pauses contemplatively over a bridge. The backside of the cigarette case reveals the object of her gaze: a lush river valley. The de...(more)
This heavy-weight 14 karat yellow gold antique watch chain is 15 3/4 inches long and is decorated with geometric, "industrial revolution" era links and is finished with a T-bar and 14 karat gold filled swivel clasp.
A Victorian era gold filled chatelaine belt hook overlaid with exquisite multi-color gold floral ornamentation. 3 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide. Engraved "J. O. Brown" on the reverse. Unique, rare and beautiful.
This lorgnette is designed using characteristically Art Nouveau elements. Its sinuous whiplashing flora is graceful at every turn and meanders over the lorgnette. It is constructed in richly colored silver gilt opening to reveal the most useful of accessories. Circa 1895.
Catch the pheasants while you can! This elegant sterling silver cigarette case features two pheasants, flushed out of their hiding places and in flight. The entire case is embellished with fine engine-turned engraving. The case was made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co. Ltd in England between 1938...(more)