Georgian pinchbeck quizzing glass chased with roses,shamrocks and thistles, the symbols for Great Britain. Also called quizzers, these decorative magnifiers were worn on long chains by both men and women. It is crafted of pinchbeck, an alloy named for Christopher Pinchbeck who formulated it in the early 18th century. Made of copper and zinc it looks like gold and does not tarnish. It measures 2 1/8" long and is 1 5/8" at its widest.
Lovely late Victorian rock crystal earrings set in gold. Crystal orbs are called "pools of light". In the Chinese tradition, each orb contains a bit of "chi" (good energy) within it.
Exquisite Georgian rock crystal riviere set in 12K gold and silver. Rock Crystal is a natural, transparent quartz used in fine antique jewelry. This rare necklace is wonderful for evening wear and measures 15 3/8" long and 5/16" wide. The silver chain and safety clasp is a contemporary addition.
Royal Worcester porcelain scent bottle decorated in the style of Japanese Satsuma. The design features a Geisha and a fish on one side and a lady with a fan on the other. The silver CAP is stamped with the hallmarks for Birmingham, England, 1891. The pieces measures: 2 1/4" high by 1 7/8" wide by 1/2" deep.
Blue Willow pattern scent bottle with silver gilt cap by Sampson Mordan. The silver is marked with the year mark for 1885. This scent is a large size measuring 2 1/4" in diameter. A wonderful addition to a scent collection or a collection of blue
Antique Shakudo bracelet with a dragon motif was made in Japan in the 1890's. Shakudo work was used in Japan during the Sanarau period by artisans who made ornaments to adorn swords and other weapons. It became popular in the making of jewelry in the 1890's and was characteristic of the Aesthetic movement, with its asymmetrical art forms. The bracelet is elasticized and easy to wear. The band is 1/2 inch wide, the center piece is
1 3/8 high by 5/8 wide.
Wonderful early 20th century earrings each depicting a unique geisha. Shakudo is made from mixed metals-gold and copper - and was originally used to make armaments. Easy to wear clip on earrings, perfect for work or play.
Unusual Victorian porcelain scent bottle in the shape of a clam shell. The silver lid is stamped with the hallmarks of Sanders and Shepherd and the date letter for 1889. The bottle is 2" high by 1 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" at its deepest.
Elegant gold plated snake necklace will grace your neckline with its supple beauty. Snake jewelry became popular when Queen Victoria received a snake ring for her engagement to Prince Albert
Fanciful Victorian silver collar with a silver locket embellished with two-color gold. The necklace and locket are adorned with geometric arch motifs and engravings. The necklace measures 16 1/2" long and 3/4" wide and the locket measures 1 5/8" long and is hallmarked 1881.
Red Vauxhall Glass floral motif necklace will mirror your gaiety when wearing it. Made at the Vauxhall Glass Works in London from the 18th century through the middle of the nineteenth, it was sold at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens nearby.
Early English Victorian 15K gold drop earrings in a torpedo shape will hang gracefully over a suit or gown, day or night. They measure almost 2" long. circa 1860
Wonderful Victorian 18k gold fringe earrings that will swing and sway as you walk down the street or dance the night away. Beautiful cannetille bead work, the earrings measure 2" long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom ball of the longest fringe.
Dramatic Victorian agate bead necklace is fastened with an agate clasp. The striking banded agate beads are black, brown and white and can be worn day or night. The necklace measures 17" long, circa 1870.
Bold Victorian banded agate bead necklace with a silver dog tag clasp. The 19 large banded agate beads are interspersed with small black agate beads. The necklace measures 17 1/2" long, c 1870
Bold Victorian banded agate bead necklace with three large beads tapering down to smaller ones. There are 34 beads in the necklace which has a bead clasp. Agate beads have become very collectible as many believe they have mystical qualities. The necklace is 20 1/2" long.
Bold Victorian cut steel cuff bracelet is an unusual and amazing example of the popular cut steel jewelry of the Victorian era. Cut steel was developed as a substitute for diamonds when the royalty and wealthy traveled to the seasons in Bath and London. The bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide, its interior measures 2 3/4" by 2 1/8".
Lovely, elaborate Victorian cut steel bracelet with a floral motif can be worn to fancy balls and daytime travels around town. Cut steel was popular throughout the Victorian era for is sparkling appearance in dim rooms lit by candlelight. The Bracelet measures 7" long and 1 1/2" wide, circa 1840.
Bold and beautiful Victorian 15K matt yellow gold and shiny rose gold buckle bracelet. The fantastic and unusual combination of textures and colors gives a unique feel to a classic motif. The bracelet's interior dimensions are 2 1/8" by 1 3/4" and it measures 1" wide. It has hallmarks for Birmingham 1882.
Delightful Edwardian bangle bracelet of platinum and 15K gold entwined around each other. Perhaps it was a lover's gift symbolizing the intertwining of two souls. The bracelet's interior measures 2 1/8" wide. Comfortable to wear day or night.
Striking Victorian bracelet of gutta percha and French jet. These two substances were used often in the late 1800's when dark jewelry became popular. French jet is black glass that is easily molded into beads and other shapes. Gutta percha is a latex substance from Malaysian trees used to make jewelry. The combination of the two adds shiny and matt finishes in addition to the geometric designs carved on the gutta percha pieces to make a stunning bracelet. The piece measures 7 1/4" long by 2 1/4"...
Lovely Victorian floral motif pique hinged bangle bracelet. Pique is tortoise shell inlaid with gold and silver. It was brought to England by the Huguenots at the end of the 17th century. It reached the height of its popularity in the 1870s and 80's. This wonderful example will be great to wear day or night. It measures 7/8" wide. The interior measurements are 2 1/8" by 2".
Antique silver acorn earrings are wonderful and easy to wear. The acorn is a symbol of hope and was often used in heraldry. Earrings measure 1 5/8" long and 3/4" at their widest.
Charming Victorian silver and two-color gold cuff bracelet decorated with rose gold flowers and yellow gold leaves and marked "Sterling Silver" on the clasp. Wonderful to wear alone or combine with other bangles. The bracelet measures 1" wide and its interior measurements are 2" by 2 1/4".
Lovely silver and gold bangle bracelet with a flower in vase motif. This boldly designed bracelet is engraved with an embossed background design of squares with a leaf motif. The bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide, the interior measurements are 1 7/8" by 2". An unusual and unique piece.
Exquisite Victorian silver bangle bracelet enhanced with a raised floral motif in two color gold. This unusual and striking cuff can be worn alone or joined with other gold or silver bangles. The bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide and its interior measurements are 1 15/16 by 2 1/4. It has hallmarks for Birmingham 1885.
Victorian silver and three color gold locket with a raised floral and foliate design. Wonderful to wear on a chain, either short or long as shown here. The locket measures 1 3/4" high by 1 3/8" wide.
Victorian buckle bracelet beautifully engraved with clover leaves and a geometric design. The bracelet is stamped "Sterling". Buckle bracelets became very popular when Queen Victoria wore the Order of the Garter on her arm. The bracelet measures 1 3/16" wide. The interior dimensions are 1 7/8" wide by 2 1/8" long.
Striking silver Victorian bangle with a bold buckle motif. Sure to cause admiring glances when worn day or night. The bracelet measures 1 5/8" at its widest and its interior measurements are 2" by 2 5/16". It has full hallmarks for Birmingham, England 1884.
Stunning late Victorian style cuff bracelet with an overall hand engraved ivy motif. Wonderful to wear alone or with other bracelets. The bracelet is hallmarked inside Birmingham 1913 and measures 1 1/2" wide.
Victorian cut steel bangle bracelet. Wonderful to wear with other cut steel pieces or with silver as well. The bracelet measures 3/8" wide and its interior circumference is 6 1/2".
Rare Wedgwood early Victorian blue and white jasperware bead necklace. Jasperware is a type of pottery developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Noted for its matte finish it was produced in a number of colors of which the best known is a pale blue now known as Wedgwood Blue, as in the piece. The necklace measures 18 1/4" long.
Ashworth ironstone dinner plate in an imari pattern, known as the "Rose Pattern", c1865 priced at
Condition: excellent Height: 10 inches
This is a bold, colorful "japan" pattern porcelain dinner plate made by Ashworth, circa 1880.
Condition: excellent Height: 10 inches
Mason's Ironstone "WaterLily" Platter, 15 X 18", Ca 1815
Condition: Very good Height: 15 inches Width: 15 inches, Length 18 inches
Decorative biscuit tins were a marketing tool for biscuit makers during the turn of the twentieth century. One of 3 tins decorated by Mabel Lucy Atwell. Fairy House is also a bank. It would be a charming addition to a bank collection as well as a biscuit tin collection. $1,780
First Book by Peek Frean is as the title says, the first of the many book biscuit tins. The condition is good. It dates to 1895.
Decorative biscuit tins were a marketing tool for biscuit makers during the turn of the twentieth century. A much sought after Huntley & Palmers tin and most unusual as it is the only biscuit tin with a date printed on it. Look for the date on the spine of the almanac. Page 100 in the Franklin Book.
Decorative biscuit tins were a marketing tool for biscuit makers during the turn of the twentieth century.If this tin is not part of your collection, I think you'll want it.
Decorative biscuit tins were a marketing tool for biscuit makers during the turn of the twentieth century.This red Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin could easily pass for a book in a bookcase. It's pictured on page 164 in the Franklin book on Biscuit Tins.
Decorative biscuit tins were a marketing tool for biscuit makers during the turn of the twentieth century. "Cabinette" by McVitie Price Biscuit Manufacturers was issued in 1933 and is pictured in the Franklin Biscuit Tin Book, page 172.
How rare it is to find an early soft paste porcelain platter of this size, 16" X 20". This platter in excellent condition is made by the "Bow" factory circa 1765
Condition: excellent Width: 16 inches, Length: 20 inches
This adorable brass ring box is decorated on top with a brass ring. circa 1930.
Condition: excellent Height: 1.24 inches Width: 1.75 inches
This adorable brass ring box has a ring on the top. circa 1930.
Condition: excellent Height: 1.24 inches Width: 1.75 inches
This beautiful 15K yellow gold and agate bracelet has beautifully mottled, graduated stones and dates to 1840. 7" long, $ 3125. Condition: excellent Height: 7 inches
This 15K gold and Scottish agate bracelet has a padlock with a hair locket. It dates to 1870. length is 7".
Condition: excellent Height: 7 inches
This putty colored oval lava cameo brooch is set in silver gilt. Condition: excellent
This Lava brooch, set in a 12K gold bezel is an unusual color, dark green, c. 1880, 1 3/8" x 1 5/8", $ 1465. Condition: excellent Height: 1.5 inches Width: 1.25 inches
We have a selection of Kenart enamel pins of dogs and a goat from the 30's. The enamel is on sterling. Priced each. 12 available
Jewelry depicting forms of nature were in vogue during the late Georgian and early Victorian period. Foil backed colorful paste bugs or beetles set in silver were costume jewelry of their day. This charming beetle set in silver is circa 1840.
Condition: excellent Height: 0.75 inch
Brooches are in vogue...They are the latest fashion statement. This Victorian diamond brooch is a romantic love knot. It is set in silver, typical of the period. Wear it on a hat, a dress, a lapel or on the back of a coat, circa 1850.
Condition: excellent Height: 1.6 inches
The snake is a symbol of eternal love and this well articulated lava snake holds a dangling heart, c. 1850. Condition: excellent Height: 2 inches
This beautiful miniature portrait of a young woman is painted on vellum which is calfskin treated to be used as paper. The miniature is set in a cut steel and brass frame, c1800.
Condition: excellent Width: 2 inches Length: 2.5 inches
A beautiful brooch with a well defined and colorful butterfly decoration of inlaid hardstones. Circa 1860, $ 1460, 1 1/4" x 1 5/8". Condition: excellent Height: 1.25 inches Width: 1.5 inches
Pique jewelry combines tortoise with gold and silver. This pique bird brooch dates to 1870. Brooches are in vogue, the latest fashion statement. Wear this brooch on a hat, a lapel or on the back of a coat, circa 1870.
Condition: excellent Height: 2.5 inches
Brooches are in vogue...they are the latest fashion statement. This pietra dura brooch of pansies set in 15K gold bezel dates to 1880. It measures 1 3/4" diameter. Wear it on a scarf, a hat, a lapel or on the back of a coat.
Condition: excellent Height: 1.75 inches
Pique is tortoise jewelry inlaid with gold or silver. Wear this pique brooch on a lapel or collar, night or day. All original in very good condition. Dates to around 1860 or a bit earlier.
Condition: excellent Height: 1.5 inches
In the 19th century Aluminum was more valuable than gold or silver. Occasionally it was fashioned into Jewelry in designs contemporaneous with the period. This circa 1850 aluminum brooch depicts birds in flight. It measures 1" X 1 1/2".
Condition: EXCELLENT Height: 1 inch Width: 1.5 inches
Brooches are in vogue...they are the latest fashion statement. This cut steel brooch with horseshoes symbolizing good luck dates to 1880. It measures 2" long. Wear it on a hat, a lapel or on the back of a coat.
Condition: very good Width: 2 inches
Wonderful Bohemian Garnet brooch in the form of a jockey cap set in garnet on gold (low carat) c1880. Condition: excellent