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Antique Diamond Barrette

We’ve converted this 2 and 1/4 inch long and slender bar pin into a much more useful and fashionable hair barrette to add a dash of flash of glitter to your glistening locks. Elegantly crafted in platinum over 14 karat gold, circa 1900, it scintillates with eighteen bright-white European-cut diamo...(more)

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Moonstone Medusa Scarf Ring

Turn your friends and onlookers into stone with this enchanting, late-Victorian scarf pin featuring the Greek goddess Medusa in all her fury with a stern look on her masterfully hand carved moonstone face, messy serpent riddled hair and a double snake-like tie under her chin set with fine natural Bu...(more)

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Five Piece Gold Antique Accessory Set (Chatelaine)

More fun than a Swiss Army knife - all the accoutrements needed to run the household of your manor or chateau - circa 1860. Suspended from an ornate rose gold fleur-de-lys pin are: an ornately covered lorgnette, a gold-topped perfumer, a gold button hook, a gold-covered pocket knife and a very rare ...(more)

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Pair of Antique Gold and Turquoise Barrettes

We've converted this pretty pair of late-19th century lingerie pins into a charming pair of hair barrettes. Handcrafted in lovely rosy-yellow 9 karat gold and dreamy robin's egg blue turquoise with spider’s web matrix, one navette shape is ever so slightly larger than the other. Measurement: 1 5/1...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-6178

Damascene Japanese Cigarette Case

This lovely damascene cigarette case depicts a rustic piece of Japanese landscape. A Shinto shrine, marked by a characteristic gate, sits in the foreground; a mountain rises behind it. The piece, which dates to the early twentieth century, was most likely purchased as a souvenir during a holy pilgr...(more)

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1329

Fine French Gold Box with Mirror

Exceptional decorative hand and machine engraving decorate this exquisite 18 karat yellow gold antique box outfitted with a beveled vanity mirror on the inside lid. 19th century French with French hallmarks. 3 5/16 by 1 7/8 inches.

This item has been sold - View Item    #100-1-1372

Antique Ouroboros Serpent Magnifying Glass

A slithery, sinuous golden serpent is coiled around a magnifying glass and devouring its own tail (ouroboros - an ancient Greek symbol for eternal recurrence) in this very unusual and exotic magnifier and adornment. Hand fabricated and engraved in 14 karat gold - circa 1900. 1 3/8 by 2 1/2 in...(more)

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Diamond and Enamel Masonic Fob

This 10k yellow gold, antique, Knights Templar Fob was designed for American Masons, c. 1900. It reads "In Hoc Signo Vinces” ("In this sign you will conquer”), with a three dimensional gold helmet over a black onyx Maltese cross. The tablet features an applied enameled red cross, piercing a dia...(more)

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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)

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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.

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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