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Silver Heron-Motif Japanese Cigarette Case

This early-twentieth century silver Japanese cigarette case features a heron swooping above a rushing river. The naturalistic scene is beautifully engraved and embellished with inlaid gold and copper. Though originally intended to hold cigarettes, the case would also accommodate custom-made business...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1315

Pair of Antique Hair Combs

A rare pair of late-19th/early-20th century hair combs carved from animal horn and minimally adorned with plain 14K yellow gold tops. The dumbbell maker’s mark stamp indicates Day, Clark & Company, Newark N.J. - since 1873 until 1935. 4 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-6163

Antique Agate Fob

This petite fob, crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, features a carved banded agate in the shape of an Irish shillelagh, or Irish walking stick. The antique fob also features a small bloodstone seal.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1483

Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Barrette

Ladies, take a page out of the flappers' book of elan and tuck a stunning sapphire and diamond barrette into your bob or updo! This sleek and stylish barrette alternates 1.15 carats of bright and glittering antique cushion diamonds with 3/4 of a carat of rich, royal blue square sapphires in a crisp ...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-4449

Shakudo Locket and Chain

An exquisite Japanese Shakudo locket ornamented with birds and flowers with a matching mixed metal fob locket and chain. Some minor dings, otherwise 'sugoi'! (That's Japanese for great!). The chain measures 14 inches.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1221

English Art Deco Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case

Hallmarks tell us this original Art Deco cigarette case was crafted in sterling silver in Birmingham, England in 1931. Featuring the loveliest, bright creamy mint green guilloche enamel, shimmering atop gorgeous engine-turned engraving. This divine case epitomizes suave Art Deco elegance and style! ...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-6153

18K Gold Enameled Perfumer Pendant from Germany

A charming, highly stylized miniature amphora adorned with textured machine engraving and white and blue enamel serves as a wearable perfumer (or kept in your purse) with a decorative cabochon sapphire cap. 1920s-30s. Marked 'Aleman' (Germany) on loop. 1 and 3/4 inches not including the chain.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-4427

Victorian 800 Silver Cigarette Case

A very interesting and quite unusual cigarette case, presciently and appropriately designed in the shape of a tombstone. Both sides are imbued with a wonderful leaf-like texture, the top is dotted with a single cabochon sapphire. Possibly of German origin. 3 1/2 inches by 1 7/8 inches.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-4447

Art Deco Enameled Compact with Carved Jade

Breathtaking Art Deco black enamel compact with a gilded interior, featuring a carved and pierced Burmese jade, riveted to the top of the compact. The enamel and gild is over white metal.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-951

Art Deco Black Onyx Shirt Studs and Buttons

In case you already own a dressy pair of cuff links, here's an infrequently found set of three shirt studs and three vest buttons (or larger shirt studs), featuring black onyx discs encircled in textured white gold over yellow gold backs and fittings. The buttons measure 7/16 inch, the studs measure...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-4451

Tiffany & Co. Silver Acorn Pill Box

Squirrel away your little helpers in this beautifully made and wonderfully whimsical sterling silver and gilt acorn pill box by the illustrious Tiffany and Company. 1 3/4 inches high by 7/8 inch diameter, signed STERLING TIFFANY & CO. on the inside of the cap.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-4416

Silver Gilt Guilloche Box

Beautiful example of guilloche enamel with hand painted spray of delicate flowers. The hinged box opens to reveal a lovely gilt interior. Circa 1915.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1389