Sinuous flowing leaves entwine the handle and lead up to a beautiful blossoming iris flower in this exemplary and magnificently sculpted, double-sided Art Nouveau lorgnette, circa 1900. The reverse side displays a brightly polished, un-engraved plaque in contrasting rose gold. The lens frames and bo...(more)
Four fierce, snarling dragons - two on each side - effectively guard this truly fabulous, double-sided Art Nouveau lorgnette as their long, sinuous tails entwine the handle. A warm, time-darkened patina imbues this magnificent 18 karat gold marvel. 4 1/2 inches long.
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)
A rare and unusual nine-inch watch chain composed of twenty-six small gold nuggets and displays a square rose gold fob composed of four triangular gold-in-quartz inlays. A T-bar and a swivel clasp adorn each end. Circa 1850, the initial 'S' is engraved on the reverse of the fob.
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A petite antique fob in 14 and 9 karat gold. The fob features a citrine colored intaglio which is also a key. An interesting bauble to adorn your watch chain.
This petite fob, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, features a carved banded agate in the shape of an Irish shillelagh, or Irish walking stick. The antique fob also features a small bloodstone seal.
This octagonal vintage compact is decorated with a colorful Swiss enamel pastoral scene on the lid surrounded by a floral and foliate engraved motif. The compact opens to reveal a mirror, screen and powder puff. The bottom of the compact is fully engraved with a scrolling foliate and floral motif.
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.