An elegant Art Deco hair ornament, designed and meticulously hand-fabricated by one of the most important American jewelers of the early-20th Century - Marcus and Co. The platinum hair barrette sparkles with 33 bright-white European-cut diamonds, forming a ribbon outlined with dramatically contrast...(more)
This 10k yellow gold, antique, Knights Templar Fob was designed for American Masons, c. 1900. It reads "In Hoc Signo Vinces” ("In this sign you will conquer”), with a three dimensional gold helmet over a black onyx Maltese cross. The tablet features an applied enameled red cross, piercing a dia...(more)
Seal your proclamations with this fabulous and sizable antique fob, masterfully handcrafted in repousee gold with (coincidentally) your very own family crest (a shield and flag) finely hand engraved in butterscotch colored carnelian. This consummate Victorian keepsake makes for a very hip pendant. 1...(more)
Fabulous 18K yellow gold ladies Art Deco era black enameled compact with geometric gold inlay details and a central jadeite, coral and rose cut diamond floral motif. The compact opens to reveal a mirror, lipstick case and compartment for rouge and measures 2 long by 3 wide and 1/2 thick. With French...(more)
A nineteenth century watch chain that was long ago intended for a solemn occasion now makes for a timeless adornment worn as a dramatic bracelet with drop. Nineteen faceted onyx orbs, culminating in a twentieth matching 19 millimeter fob, are connected by 14K rose-gold links to create a very cool 11...(more)
A charming, old fashioned silver and gilt (inside) round box enameled with an ivory background and a central bouquet of pink roses concentrically encircled by faint lavender colored rose motifs which continue all around the sides. This beautiful box measures 4 inches round and 1 1/4 inches tall.
Only the French would come up with such a fanciful clip that can be used in so many ways. Perhaps a decadent money clip? Perhaps a sturdy clip brooch for a jacket or sweater? You decide. However you use it, it is a beautiful 18 karat yellow gold clip set with dreamy moonstones and lapis lazuli. Fren...(more)
Beautify your bob with this ravishing and regal rarity. Five ornate, repousse golden plumes, each dotted with an old mine-cut diamond, crowns a translucent, butterscotch colored, double-tined hair comb. The base of the ornament is adorned with classic Victorian Etruscan Revival granulation. Somethin...(more)
Dress your flowing tresses with this rare, ravishing and romantic Edwardian/early-Art Deco hair barrette, lovingly handcrafted in platinum with neoclassical design inspiration. A row of eleven old mine-cut diamonds sparkle from within individual double-milgrained box settings, each of which is embel...(more)
In addition to making a stunningly stylish necklace pendant, restaurant menus and opera programs suddenly become clearer with this charming, late-Edwardian/early-Art Deco, double-sided lorgnette expertly hand crafted and hand engraved in platinum with .65 carat of glittering diamonds. The better to ...(more)
This ravishing polychromatic rarity has a remarkable pedigree, according to the hallmark (a shield shape cartouche with keys and a papal hat) it hails from a part of mid-nineteenth century Italy which was, until 1870, under papal rule. The central panels of this extraordinary and functional adornmen...(more)
More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)
Just in case you need to stitch up your fancy frock whilst on the run, this traveling 18K yellow gold sewing kit is just for you. Your chauffeur or handmaiden should always keep this handy in the glove compartment of your Rolls or Bentley. Complete with scissors, needle, needle case, thimble and awl...(more)
A handsome and splendidly decorated watch chain from Victorian England, with ornate interlocking bars connected by faceted links embossed with a Greek key motif. Expertly crafted in rosy-yellow 9 karat gold, with swivel and T bar, measures 14 3/4 inches long by 7/16 inch.
Dress up your tresses with this extra charming Victorian hair comb ornately rendered in 22K yellow gold and dotted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. This baroque beauty is engraved on the reverse: Rachel Tweatman 1888. 4 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch.
A marvelous, large-scale sterling silver watch chain from late 19th century England, with classic Industrial Revolution ornamental style, and long enough to be worn as a stunning necklace as well. Superb! With English hallmarks, 24" long by 7/8' wide
A colorful and artsy round container, circa 1920s, perhaps formerly a compact, adorned on top with a splendid Art Deco floral design rendered in blue, green, yellow, red, lavender and ivory enamel. The reverse shimmers with a radiating engine engraved design. Sterling silver, 2 3/8 inches by just sh...(more)
A talented golden bear forever pedals his unicycle atop a virgin (uncarved that is) agate seal. The ultimate trained seal! Rare, whimsical and wonderful. 1 1/4 inch by 7/8 inch.
Now that those groovy silk neckerchiefs (scarves) from the seventies are finally back in fashion, secure yours with this fabulous 18 karat gold and diamond griffin. The .15 carat European-cut diamond is set in platinum. 1 1/4 inches long.
From pre-Soviet Imperial Russia, this folding miniature altar pendant, crafted in .84 silver, unfolds to reveal a colorful enamel triptych centering on the Virgin and Child guarded left and right by vigilant archangels. Closed: 1 1/2 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide; open: 2 3/8 inches wide.
An exotic nubile beauty is decked out in almost full regalia in this surreal Art Deco compact crafted in silver, metal and colorful enamel. 1920s. 2 and 3/8 inches diameter.
The top of this nineteenth-century clamshell-shaped silver box is inlaid with translucent rust and white colored banded agate. Perfect for your pills and/or snuff. 2 3/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches.
A striking and sizable, double-sided, early-twentieth century covered lorgnette decoratively pierced in gleaming 14 karat rosy-yellow gold with neoclassical floral design motifs. This elegant and useful (for the over-40 crowd) adornment is miraculously unengraved (monogram-wise) and measures an ampl...(more)
A fabulous work of jewelry art, a la Buccelati, for your purse or vitrine. This magnificent circular compact is handcrafted in four colors of 18 karat gold: green, rose, white and yellow. The tree design is wrapped in a flowing diamond bow and is blossoming with ten luscious cabochon ruby fruits. Wo...(more)
Scarves are coming back and this is just the thing! A lascivious Satyr fronts a ring of grapevine leaves in this very cool and unusual hinged Art Nouveau clip artfully rendered in gleaming, and weighty, 18 karat gold - circa 1900.
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)
A cool and artsy three-tine hair comb with a sleek geometrically designed 14 karat yellow gold and tiny rose-cut diamond ornament. Circa 1890-1910, with a soft velvety patina. We think the comb portion is made from animal horn. 4 3/8 inches by 11/16 inch.
A pair of double-sided cufflinks and three matching shirt studs (or vest buttons) crafted in platinum over yellow gold, each with a bezel-set diamond piercing a shimmering root beer-colored mother-of-pearl plaque with peacock colored highlights. Accompanied in its original fitted box from Juergens &...(more)
One of the coolest decorative fobs we've seen in sometime. A fantastic spiderweb turquoise specimen with rich copper color matrix is presented at the bottom of a sizable and highly ornamented fob. The fob is suspended from a black grosgrain ribbon (frayed at one end) embellished with a beautiful mat...(more)
This vibrant, early twentieth century Japanese silver cigarette case depicts a scene from the floating world of the Tokugawa era (1615-1867). A geisha, in full kimono, pauses contemplatively over a bridge. The backside of the cigarette case reveals the object of her gaze: a lush river valley. The de...(more)
This heavy-weight 14 karat yellow gold antique watch chain is 15 3/4 inches long and is decorated with geometric, "industrial revolution" era links and is finished with a T-bar and 14 karat gold filled swivel clasp.
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.
An unusual watch fob from The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. This collector's piece features an Elk's tooth capped in 14 karat yellow gold with a dimensional rendering of an Elk's head and other detailed ornamentation. Unique!
An exquisite pocket fob from the Victorian period. What a delightful accompaniment to your pocket watch. This fob hangs from a vest pocket or pants pocket and adds a sophisticated touch.
A collectible Victorian watch chain from the mid-19th century. Gold in quartz pieces gained popularity during the old gold rush days in California starting in 1849. This particular watch chain is set with slender pieces of gold in quartz in rectangular rose gold links. This watch chain also features...(more)
An exquisite antique pocket fob from the Victorian time period. This beautiful piece is glittering with rose cut diamonds and would be a delightful addition to any antique pocket watch. 18 karat yellow gold with a nice warm patina from age.
A tailored and architectural Arts & Crafts watch fob, crafted in14 karat yellow gold, bearing the initials 'PLF' on the bottom.
A complete set of eight solid 14 karat yellow gold military buttons emblazoned with the Great Seal of the United States. The Great Seal depicts the coat of arms of the United States. The reverse is stamped Tiffany & Co. Makers. What a perfect set of buttons for your navy blue blazer!
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)
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.
A charming accessory to carry in your purse. This sterling silver compact is decorated with a quaint floral and basket weave design.
Need a light? Call forth the dragon on this Japanese silver cigarette case. The dragon aims to protect and bring good fortune. On this case, it is surrounded by a deeply engraved foliate motif pattern. 950 Silver.
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)
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.
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.
14K Rose gold reversible Victorian watch fab with a hemitite intaglio of a Roman soldier which reverses to bloodstone. The top is adorned with a foliate motif. This watch fob measures 1 3/4 by 1.
10K Rose gold Victorian watch fob lock with a rectangular reversible locket set with an intaglio onyx on one side which reverses to bloodstone, adorned with a scroll motif at the top. This fob measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 wide.
Pristine condition 9K rose gold Victorian watch fob features both bloodstone and carnelian. The piece is decorated with an ornate shield motif and scroll work on one side and a floral motif on the other. This watch fob meaures 2 1/8 long by 1 wide.
14K Yellow gold Cartier Deco blue enameled geometric design box with a rose cut diamond set tab, circa 1925. The edges of the box are capped with black onyx. This box measures 3 wide by 2 1/2 long and 5/8 deep.
Silver plique-a-jour enameled box with a beautiful green guilloched enamel and a central round floral and foliate plique-a-jour panel like a little stained glass window with beautiful blue, red, yellow and green panels.
Victorian 14K yellow gold and carnelian seal fob of George Washington posed on a tree stump alongside his dog. This seal fob measures 1 3/4 tall by 1 1/8 wide.
Exquisite 18K yellow gold Victorian watch chain dotted with turquoise cabochons set on both sides of the double sided links and finished with a twisted wire t-bar accented with turquoise cabochons on either end.
A vibrantly enameled English sterling silver compact in a hexagonal shape featuring a peacock motif with flowing colorful plumage sitting atop a flowering branch, London 1927. This compact measures 2 1/8 by 2 1/2.
Victorian 10K rose gold cows head motif seal fob set atop oval onyx. This seal fob measures 1 tall by 1 wide.
Steel and blue enamel box with greek key pattern detailing and an 18K yellow gold and enameled applique of the Bishop of Benevento, Italy, San Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples. This box measures 2 1/2 long by 3 3/4 wide by 1/2 thick.
14K Yellow gold decorative Art Deco watch chain and fob in a streamlined geometric design. This watch chain measures 5 inches long by 1 inch wide.
An 18K Yellow gold French Art Nouveau mechanical pencil with a delicate mistletoe motif. This pencil measures 2 1/4 long by 1/4 wide.
Put your favorite scent in this American early 20th century ladies perfumer in sterling silver featuring lovely scrolling foliate and shell motif repousse work with a screw off cap and chain. This bottle measures 21/4 tall by 11/4 wide.
Fabulous turn of the century 14K rose gold watch fob featuring a handsome engraved geometric design finished with green, yellow and white gold highlights. A work of art. The fob measures 3 1/2" long by 1" wide.
Early 20th century sterling silver double sided ladies yellow guilloche enameled pillbox with a delicate pink floral motif. This beautiful little pillbox opens on both sides to reveal a small mirror and hangs from a finger ring with linked chain. Pillbox measures 1 1/2 round and the chain measures 4...(more)
Victorian 14K yellow gold buckle with tassel motif watch fob. This watch fob measures 5 long by 1 1/8 wide.
18K Yellow gold Vatican style Etruscan revival micro mosaic collar buttons with characteristic white background and motifs set into decorated golden frames, circa 1880. These collar buttons measure 1 1/8 tall by 7/8 wide and one features a bail.
Handsome 14K rosy yellow gold match safe with an undulating design, early 20th century. This match safe measures 2 1/2 tall by 1 1/4 wide.
14K Yellow gold French Art Deco ladies compact with a geometric shape and design, circa 1930s. This very tailored compact features black enamel detailing and pinstripe and engine-turned textures and opens to reveal a small mirror and powder puff. This compact measures 2 inches square.
Silver ladies square compact with a lovely round enameled landscape on the lid. This compact opens to reveal a small mirror and rouge. Compact measures 2 3/4 square.
French silver niello card case with very fine clover motif and a monogram ‘HM on the front. This card case measures 3 long by 1 3/4 wide and 1/2 thick.
Perfect for carrying a few necessities, 14 karat yellow gold lady's Art Deco mesh purse featuring a platinum over 14K yellow gold closure with a geometric design of triangular-cut onyx and round-cut diamonds, finished on either end with a cabochon onyx surrounded by rose-cut diamonds (32 total, .25 ...(more)
Adorable tapestry pocket book with colorfully embroidered flowers and foliage on front and back with a 14K yellow gold pierced closure detailed fully with a foliate motif and set with alternating bezel set European cut diamonds (9 total, 1.55 carats total weight, G-H color, VS-SI clarity) and square...(more)
Large Art Nouveau buckle with a pink open floral motif, a golden foliate motif and flowing roots below. This buckle measures 3 3/4 long by 2 1/2 wide.
A small sterling silver perfume flask topped with a glass finial. The flask has a beautiful diagonal ribbed design. Stamped Mexico 925.
A fabulous Italian compact from the 1950's! 5.75 carats of emerald-cut emeralds are sprinkled atop a textured 18K yellow gold surface, bursting with vibrant color. A dazzling emerald cabochon, weighing 2.25 carats, functions as the clasp in this exquisite accessory, complete with Italian markings.
A fabulous diamond and gold mesh handbag! The handle of this exquisite purse sparkles with ten carats (!) of brilliant bright-white diamonds arranged in an intriguing spiral design. The catch release is composed of two diamonds and two sapphires. Silky...(more)
A substantial, useful and cleverly designed money clip from the once preeminent American jeweler Tiffany & Co. A relatively slender disc with a shimmering machine engraved finish disguises a double sided photo locket.
A superb design which probably hails from the late 1950's - mid-60's.
18K Yellow gold watch fob features a large 20.0 mm round cut smokey quartz set into a pierced elaborate dome, English hallmarks. This Fob measures 1 tall by 7/8 wide.
This lovely Victorian-era lorgnette is wonderful accessory for the over-forty crowd - much classier than those drugstore reading glasses! This one is detailed throughout with hand engraving, and the spring-loaded clasp works just fine.
This showy early 20th Century Continental cigarette case is heavily hand engraved with a floral arabesque motif. Though this slim-profile case was originally intended to hold cigarettes, the case would also accommodate custom-made business cards. Measures approximately: 3.25 X 2.5 inches.
A rare and collectible accessory from Cartier, London in its original fitted box. Engraved on the inside "June 1935" along with the original owner's illegible initials, this pocket-size notepad still has its original paper with gilt edges. The pencil has suffered a few dents through the years but th...(more)
A truly delightful powder necessaire with gorgeous repousse work and machine engraving. Quintessential Edwardian design abounds on this spectacular seed pearl tasseled keepsake with a delicate mesh wrist band.
Delightful and in superb condition. The compact measures 3 1/4 inches long by 1 3/4 inch w...(more)
Fully engraved 3" square box. The lid is pierced and engraved with a foliate pattern bezel set with thirteen oval orangy citrines and twelve bezel set round amethysts. The back is engraved with a central urn exploding with foliate/floral engraving.
At 15 inches in length, this classic Victorian pocket watch chain, comprised of novel, pretzel-like links, makes for a lovely 14K rosy-yellow gold necklace culminating in a 1 3/5 inch T-bar. A pair of typical swivel-claps seal the deal.
This is a very unusual, Victorian handcarved intaglio Ceylon sapphire fob, depicting the profile of a classic warrior. The ornate fob was designed in silver over gold and contains four old mine-cut diamonds and thirty-six rose-cut diamonds.
18 karat yellow gold, late 19th century belt buckle, depicting a snake coiled around the upper portion of the buckle. The head of the serpent is set with an oval cabochon sapphire, flanked on either side with a single-cut diamond. Each of the snakes eyes are set with a rose-cut diamond. French hall...(more)
Victorian 14K yellow gold match safe with beautiful scrolling foliate motif border and engraved initials set with one old mine cut diamond (.45 carat, H-I color, SI2 clarity). lovely bloomed acid finish patina with an elaborate Victorian (thus illegible) monogram on the reverse. This match safe meas...(more)
Circa 1880s fanciful and exquisite 18 karat yellow gold parasol handle covered in a floral motif artfully set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The base of the handle has a hidden compartment with a tiny round mirror that was probably originally a powder compact. Absolutely divine! Parasol not inc...(more)
A unique and delightful miniature change purse in the shape of a horseshoe. One side is bordered with bright and lively calibre cut sapphires punctuated with groupings of rose-cut diamonds, and the reverse and top are engraved with elegant fan shape designs. This exceptional collectible includes a h...(more)
An enchanting, double-sided covered lorgnette displaying a sensuous pansy flower and stem with a single twinkling diamond on one side. A charming vintage 26 inch vintage chain (with a two inch bottom extension) is included. The lorgnette measures 5 inches by 1 1/4 inch. Pristine condition, Circa 190...(more)
Early 20th century fabulous Tiffany & Co. yellow and black guilloche enameled round compact and lipstick case in 14K yellow gold. The compact is set with a round cut diamond (.05 carat, G-H color, VS clarity) in the center with a platinum foliate motif surrounding and the attached lipstick case also...(more)