A truly phenomenal lorgnette from the turn of the century. An exquisite scrolling foliate motif decorates the entire piece which is further studded with natural pearls and Swiss cut diamonds. Exceptional!
A superb Art Deco accessory for ladies over 40. This beautiful lorgnette is a luxurious compensation for failing eyesight. Bright white European cut diamonds accented with calibre cut onyx combine with intricate platinum work to create this splendid and useful adornment from the 1920's.
This sterling card holder features a stylized floral design, embellished with exquisite champleve enamel in vibrant green and black. While originally used to hold calling cards, it could easily accommodate custom-made business cards. A black suede liner accompanies the piece. Stamped "Made in Aus...(more)
This sweet silver box from Russia features a wildflower among thorny vines. The piece could be used as a pillbox. Early 20th century.
Adorable enameled silver compact with a beautiful guilloche enameled lid featuring a rose garland motif and exquisite sky blue enamel on the reverse. This compact is in pristine condition and measures 2 inches round.
A gold washed silver Art Nouveau hand held lorgnette with a beautiful repousse floral and face motif. Lenses are slightly damaged in bi-focal area.
A fine commemorative collectible from the days of the
(18)49er's. A collection of fourteen authentic gold nuggets were linked together long ago to create this superb watch chain with an original gold nugget covered 'T' bar.
This rectangular antique watch fob, crafted in 10 karat rose gold, features a reversible swivel locket. One side is a polished piece of carnelian while the other is sardonyx. The fob itself is decorated with a brick motif. Initials are engraved on the bottom edge 'TAG'.
An exquisitely detailed sterling silver lorgnette. Scrolling foliate motifs abound in this delightful antique piece.
By virtue of our San Francisco location we are fortunate, now and then, to come across original local estates with these exceedingly rare gold in quartz collectibles from the days of the gold rush. Here is a magnificent watch chain and fob in rose gold and yellow gold with double bars of gold in qua...(more)
Exceptional decorative hand and machine engraving adorns this exquisite 18 karat yellow gold with a vanity mirror on the inside lid. 19th century French. French hallmarks, inside mirror has slight damage.
An Art Deco sterling silver powder box with an engine turned back. The box is enameled with a striking black, cream, green, grey and blue geometric and floral motif. 2" diameter.