This lovely damascene cigarette case depicts a rustic piece of Japanese landscape. A Shinto shrine, marked by a characteristic gate, sits in the foreground; a mountain rises behind it. The piece, which dates to the early twentieth century, was most likely purchased as a souvenir during a holy pilgr...(more)
Silver rectangular compact with engraved scrolling foliate motif. This compact measures 1 3/4 by 2 by 3/4".
A petite, palm size, 14k yellow gold round compact with a basket weave texture. 2 1/16 inches round. Sweet as can be.
A darling Victorian accessory. A miniature compact and lipstick combination in 14k yellow gold with elaborate hand chased floral designs around a machine engraved texture. 2" by 1 1/2 "
A chevron pattern is rendered in 14k yellow gold and platinum in this perfectly lovely change purse from the turn of the 20th century. This looks great and is fun to wear on a long neck chain. The purse measures roughly 3 inches square.
A stunning pair of boxes in 14k rose gold and green gold stripes with contrasting machine engraved patterns by the renowned New York, Paris and Palm Beach jeweler's Charlton & Co. Elegant tiny diamond set clasp in platinum. Both pieces are engraved on the inside lid "Betty Sherwood / New York". Exce...(more)
This early-twentieth century silver Japanese cigarette case features a heron swooping above a rushing river. The naturalistic scene is beautifully engraved and embellished with inlaid gold and copper. Though originally intended to hold cigarettes, the case would also accommodate custom-made business...(more)
A beautiful gold-filled buckle studded with gem-toned paste in assorted geometric shapes. The buckle is decorated with exquisite floral and foliate repousse work. This piece measures 3 1/2 inches by about 1 1/2 inch wide.
This beautiful damascene cigarette case, probably from the Meiji era (1868-1912), depicts a shinto shrine under a holy mountain. Originally a souvenir from a pilgrammage.
An original souvenir from the 49ers. (Not the football team). Seven three-sided gold in quartz inlayed links set in rose gold with the original matching T-bar and a gold nugget for good luck. Rarer than hens teeth.
Sterling chatelaine hook depicting a very dimensional rendering of Venus and Cupid, riding a wave atop sea creatures. The piece is hallmarked with the Gorham makers marks.
Carved jet table box with fitted lid. The lid has a very fine pietra dura inlay with a spring flower motif created from malachite, lapis and rhodochrosite. A beautiful adornment to any collection. This box measures 2 1/2 round by 1 1/8 tall.