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)
A simple 9 karat rose gold reversible fob with carnelian mounted on one side and deep green bloodstone on the other. The fob bears English hallmarks indicating it was manufactured in Chester, circa 1916-17.
The perfect accessory to liven up your wardrobe with a little sparkle. A gorgeous 1.10 carat old mine cut diamond is the central focus highlighted by two pear brilliant cut diamonds and further enhanced with natural gold nuggets.
A matching Art Deco enameled comb and mirror set. The mirror is decorated with bright-green, ivory and black enamel detailed with a golden bamboo and Chinese character motif. The comb is trimmed in green enamel. Gilded 935 silver.
A wonderful double sided silver lorgnette with extravagant open pierced work and plentiful French style scrolling. The silver is imbued with natural black oxidation amassed over ten decades of gentle aging. Decorative and very useful for the over forty crowd.
A lovely leisurely scene is hand painted in enamel on this darling box in the shape of an artist's palette. The enamel is done in the classic Limoges style and fully covers the exterior and interior. The lid is decorated with a beautiful lady in pink reclining while listening to her suitor play the ...(more)
A rare item! In purple guilloche enamel, a retractable chain of 16 1/2 inches emerges from its round case to carry a watch key or small accessory. The fanciful initials "SM" are set with twenty-nine rose cut diamonds. This jewel is worn as a brooch.
This lovely hand painted miniature portrait depicts a flawless redheaded beauty wearing a fanciful sheer bonnet tied with a pink ribbon. She is dressed in flowing garb with a small bouquet of roses. The portrait is set into a simple brass octagonal frame.
Four colorful high-domed cabochons in citrine, amethyst and moonstone stand proud in this very unusual 18 karat yellow gold buckle which may easily be converted into a pin upon request at at no extra charge. 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Something different.
This Victorian lorgnette is constructed in 14 karat gold, set with a single old European cut diamond. Its graceful lines are enhanced with a rich bloomed finish.
An exquisite 14 karat yellow gold lorgnette from the turn of the century. This Art Nouveau beauty has a distinctive sculpted bearded iris motif and on the reverse a sinuous foliate motif wrapped around fancy script initials 'ALR'. Divine.