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.
This gorgeous pin and/or pendant, circa 1900, shimmers with a sizable freshwater pearl (13.86 by 11.5 millimeters) closely guarded left and right by a pair of vigilant griffins (or dragons), and crowned - with a pearly crown! A superb and dramatic work of Art Nouveau. 1-inch both ways.
A sweet antique bar pin, designed in a graceful foliate motif, and shimmering with tiny rose-cut diamonds and a natural pearl. Circa 1900, 18K yellow gold with a splash of platinum, velvety gold patina, 1 and 1/2 inch long.
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)