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 darling early twentieth century necklace in royal colors - gold, purple and a touch of white.
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 lovely necklace harkens from the very early 20th century and consists of a subtly enameled diamond set flower and bud with classic whiplash curves sparkling with tiny rose cut diamonds like the dew on a branch. A small natural fresh water pearl gracefully dangles completing the necklace.
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)
This exquisite and 'charming' bracelet from the early 1900's is composed
of one large, and four smaller, gold medallions each depicting different profiles of four lovely romantic ladies and one classical gent. The medallions are presented in classical frames embellished with mixed stones from th...(more)
A bold, bright and beautiful amber-colored faceted citrine is embraced by a garden of sinuous flowers in 14k yellow gold, made in the 1960s, signed 'Strell'.