A sinewy, ruby-headed reptile, with an extraordinarily long diamond-studded tail, is artfully sculpted in 18 carat gold in this wonderful and whimsical Victorian-era brooch, circa 1860. 1 3/16 inches by 1 inch.
An artful blending of Art Nouveau and neo-classical aesthetics distinguish this enchanting antique bracelet, circa 1900. Eight fancifully designed sections, joined by a matching hidden clasp, highlight a bright and glowing yellow-green, square-cut peridot. A truly ravishing antique jewel.
A trio of very bright-white and sparkling European-cut diamonds radiate from the top of this deeply carved 'Gypsy' style ring, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold with a graceful leaf and flower motif combined with abstract ornamentation. A marvelous three-stone sparkler, circa 1900. Ring size 10 3/4.
A pretty pink coral cabochon is the centerpiece of this ravishing and romantic necklace, finely crafted in platinum over gold, circa 1900. The coral is enhanced all around with shimmering natural freshwater pearls embraced by graceful scrollwork which artfully creates a stylized heart. Five old mine...(more)
This unique, double-sided, antique ladies' pocket - or pendant - watch is adorned on both sides with a strikingly distinctive, deeply engraved Art Nouveau design. The textured background is continued all around the outside of this truly beautiful timepiece with a fine 15 jewel movement by Elgin. 1 5...(more)
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.
Round 18 karat rosy yellow gold Art Nouveau locket. A beautiful female repousse figure is the centerpiece with a dainty rose cut diamond set necklace. This piece is finely finished with a reeded border dotted with rubies and diamond set 'X' motifs. This locket measures 1 1/4 inch round. The Gemston...(more)
A rare and enchanting treasure from the Art Nouveau period - circa 1900. This sizable oval pendant locket - measuring 2 1/2 by 2 inches - features a graceful openwork plaque colored with a shaded enamel lily motif dotted with small, twinkling, Swiss-cut diamonds set into the stems. A tiny screw loca...(more)
A 15 carat, three-dimensional briolette-cut citrine drops from this delightful, original Art Nouveau necklace produced during the earliest decades of the twentieth century. The golden citrine is topped with a fanciful yellow gold cap and suspended from a sparkling bezel-set cushion-cut diamond. The ...(more)
This lacy and feminine, turn-of-the-century, peridot and natural pearl necklace displays both Edwardian and Art Nouveau design characteristics. This ravishing and romantic gift comes nestled in its original heart shaped box - circa 1900.