A sinewy Griffin, holding a freshwater pearl in his beak, is poised and ready to pounce in this finely sculpted mythological pin with a warm velvety patina from fin de siecle France. 1 1/2 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
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 delightful pair of Art Nouveau-era bar pins - circa 1900 - crafted in a stylized infinity design, in acid finished gold, with a row of shimmering freshwater pearls. The mama measures 2-inches long, the baby measures 1 and 3/16 inch. Sweet.
This enchanting butterfly pin, although not as old as its Art Nouveau predecessors on which it is modeled, is beautifully crafted using the same materials and procedures as those from the turn of the century. The en tremblant wings (they vibrate on a spring) ...(more)
An enchanting Art Nouveau pansy pin featuring shimmering Plique-a-Jour (translucent) enamel petals which effectively emulates the look of frosted crystal. Superb calibre emeralds and twinkling rose-cut diamonds outline the five petals and tiny rose-cuts also dot the platinum lattice work inside. A ....(more)
A gorgeous antique opal ring from the first decade of the twentieth century is finely crafted in two-tone white and yellow gold flourished with scrolling foliate motifs primped with eight round cut diamonds. The dreamy 5.00 carat elongated oval opal cabochon displays a serene palette of many colors....(more)
An exotic Art Nouveau beauty is brilliantly captured in gold and shimmering rouge enamel in this extraordinary pin from the first decade of the twentieth century. A diamond and ruby headband, a green enamel and diamond earring and a halo of natural seed pearls completes the portrait. Engraved on rev...(more)
This late Victorian brooch is gracefully asymmetrical, is designed with the slightest hint of leaf motif and suggests the Art Nouveau movement is on its way. It highlights three old European cut diamonds weighing .90 carats and is surrounded by 1.80 carats of the same. It is constructed in silver ...(more)
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.
A graceful tapering silver Art Nouveau seal. Each side depicting a dimensional long stemmed floral spray atop a banded motif.
This is a truly magnificent master/timepiece by Sir John Bennett of London, "Makers to the late Queen Victoria" with a Swiss movement marked "Paris Grand Prix 1900". Surpassing gold repousse work exhibits Neo-Classical influences which is set off with gorgeous translucent gold and ivory enameling. A...(more)
An 18 karat yellow gold Art Nouveau round locket decorated with a soaring repousse eagle with exquisite detailing and a glittering swiss cut diamond in place of the rising sun, engraved on reverse 'Lola 1913'.