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 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.
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.
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.
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 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)