Beautifully made in 18k yellow gold, this miniature gold mesh purse is framed with a stylized rope motif and has little decorative dangling beads below. Two inside compartments are divided by a clever swivel mechanism. 2 by 2 1/2 inches. French.
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.
Exquisite hand painted porcelain miniature, mounted on a round textured brass box. Adorned with prong-set paste and lined with emerald-green velvet.
Enchanting blue guilloche enamel sterling silver gilt powder box, depicting hand-painted chrysanthemums against a sky blue background. The box was fashioned in Japan in 1912 for the express purpose of sale in England.
Breathtaking Art Deco black enamel compact with a gilded interior, featuring a carved and pierced Burmese jade, riveted to the top of the compact. The enamel and gild is over white metal.
Exquisite Art Nouveau solid 18k lorgnette, depicting a floral spray, framed with whip-lashing and fanning elements. This lorgnette is in perfect working order and is a classic example of Art Nouveau design.
14K Rose gold Victorian watch fob locket set with black gold in quartz on one side and reverses to sardonyx. This watch fob measures 1 3/4 long by 1 wide.