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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1429729
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$995.00
Classic 14 Karat double sided knot shaped gold cufflinks. The symbolism of the love knot dates to antiquity and symbolizes love, friendship and affection. That the knot has no beginning, middle or end, evokes the eternal connection and unbreakable bond between two people. Each of the knots are soldered to a firm split ring, with a chain of 3 links connected the 2 sides together. The lack of ornamentation and the simple knot form make them look like they might have been crafted in modern times. A...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1429727
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$300.00
Enrique Ledesma was a silversmith who trained in the famous artist's colony in Taxco under William Spratling, the well known jewelry designer in the early 20th century. He opened his own workshop in 1950 and is known for his beautiful and blending of stone with silver. These cufflinks have a stylized dove carved from silver and set on obsidian using the "overlay" technique. The cufflinks are proper mirror images. Bullet back closures, which rotate 360 degrees on their hinge, ensure the cufflink...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1429101
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$300.00
Sigi is short for Sigfredo Pineda, who set up his own workshop in the 1950's and is still producing modernist jewelry. He apprenticed under Castillo, not William Spratling as he was born somewhat later, in 1929. He is the sole surviving member of the Taxco silversmith artist colony startedby William Spratling in the 30's and 40's. We love the clean and modern design of these wonderful coiled cufflinks. Bullet-back closures mean these can turn 360 degrees on their hinge and fit through any...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1429099
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
Bold and avant-garde, these silver cufflinks were set by hand with onyx and silver and with their classic rectangle on rectangle design, look like they might have been made today, and not 7 decades ago. Perfect for the office or a any occasion, our cufflinks are hallmarked and attributed to Antonio Pineda, an internationally renowned Mexican silversmith and jewelry artist who plied his trade in Taxco, Mexico. Apprenticed to the renown William Spratling in the early 1930s, Antonio emerged from t...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428973
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
We love these 15K Victorian open set citrine and diamond cluster earrings with the rectangular cut center citrine is surrounded by a border of smaller diamonds, in turn surrounded by a border of larger diamonds. Measuring just over ½ inch, these are the perfect earrings when a little sparkle and flash is the order of the day. Note the artistic hand molded gold flowers on the earring backs. The lever back mechanism is very sturdy and locks the earrings in place. You will enjoy these classic earr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428969
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
We love these royal blue mirror glass earrings which shine a brighter Bristol blue with the slightest head movement. the beveled hand carved edge is a lovely detail which was clearly time consuming for the maker. The plate glass factory at Vauxhall was known for its production of mirror glass, but in addition, the company employed skillful artisans to produce jewelry out of the remaining shards. Thus was created Vauxhall glass jewelry, much loved then and by collectors today. The earrings are 1 ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428968
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
Lovely pair of Vauxhall glass aqua colored glass earrings set on metal. The Vauxhall glass Company manufactured mirror glass in the 19th century and in a burst of innovation one can only behold with astonishment today, they employed jewelry artisans to craft mirror glass jewelry with the shards. Vauxhall Glass jewelry proved immensely popular and was offered for sale to courting couples in the London pleasure gardens. The jewelry came in different styles and forms, but it the beautiful aqua co...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428966
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
Lovely pair of Victorian Vauxhall glass teal mirror glass earrings set in metal. The Vauxhall glass Company manufactured mirror glass in the 19th century and in a burst of innovation one can only behold with astonishment today, they employed jewelry artisans to make mirror glass jewelry with the shards. Vauxhall Glass jewelry proved immensely popular and was offered for sale to courting couples in the London pleasure gardens. The jewelry came in different styles and forms, but it the teal colo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428965
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,980.00
he heron is a majestic bird known for wisdom. In flight, herons are extremely powerful and they are known for their hunting prowess. The bird symbolizes stillness and serenity, which allows for opportunity- in this case, to deftly ensnare a long coiled snake in its beak. This intaglio carving where the motif is carved into the stone, is an ancient art. These were meant to be hung on a chain and were considered useful men's jewelry. Today, the art of cutting a seal by hand is generally lost, maki...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1950 item #1428964
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1295.00
Cute pair of open backed peridot and pearl earrings, with 6 pearls (incluidng one at the center) and 5 peridots in a radial design, creating the look of a forget me not. We love the unusual green of the peridot and the way the white pearls create an accent color. Perfect pair of earrings for daytime wear, for work or play. A bit more than ½ inch in diameter in size.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428935
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$450.00
Jewelers produced tie pins in the 19th century to meet the increasing demand for novelty jewelry. The spiral ridge near the top of the pin helps to hold the item of clothing, whether it be a tie or a scarf, securely in place. The increasingly liberated and activism of women toward the later half of the 19th century gave rise to a new class of sporting jewelry. Many an equestrienne was wearing horseshoe pins to the lapel of her riding clothes by the 1880's. We love the detail of the riding belt...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1910 item #1428930
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$200.00
C.1900 Metal Turtle Tape Measure - Turtles were among many whimsical sewing notions in the Victorian period. In addition, the simple tape measure was a valuable tool for needlework and often used by the women of the house to check the measurement of materials. Our adorable turtle is, interestingly enough, inscribed "Baltimore, Md", and possible harkens back to Baltimore's small but might sewing trade. The "needle trades" in Baltimore,from the Civil War to early 30's, specialized in turning out ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1428929
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$225.00
C.1800 Straw Hat Tape Measure - the tape measure was a valuable tool for needlework and often used by the lady of the house to double check the measurement of materials.This tape measure is made from early plastics and is wound into the circle by a handle, with the measure made of a silk ribbon (indicating its age- the earliest ones were made from silk ribbon.) A must for the sewing or tape measure collector.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #1428899
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Our Silver Collectible Bear has hallmarks for Birmingham for the year 1909. Made of sterling silver, this adorable bear can hang from a pendant or join your collection of hand wrought adorable miniature bears. Realistically and beautifully carved, this miniature bear is not to be feared, but loved and enjoyed.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1428897
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$125.00
C. 1880 Hand carved Wood Box Engraved mother of pearl box measures just over 2 inches square. The top slides cleanly off the base to uncover beautiul mother of pearl "puzzle pieces", probably intended as a game whereby one must get the pieces back in the same order. A lovely Victorian box for the discerning box collector.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428896
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$425.00
C1840 Sterling silver early hand brooch with strawberry leaves & fruits. Our silver hand brooch is a full 2 inches long, with delicate and finely detailed carving. Notice the lovely sleeve carved at the wrist of this lovely hand as well as the delicate fingernails. The hinge, pin and catch are well set on the underside. Overall, a wonderful silver hand brooch for the discerning hand collector.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1428895
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Circa 1830 18K pearl cluster ring with its five perfectly matched pearls in a forget-me-not arrangement with a center ruby, is awash in sentiment. We love this delicate sentimental ring with its lovely band distinctively carved at the shoulders and beautifully engraved and carved band, so that when you look at the ring head on, you see the band has been hand carved in "steps", unlike your typical polished and plain round band. This ring is a good example of the of exceptional Georgian craftsmans...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
Victorian stickpin of a dog in Essex crystal set in an 18K gold frame with a large 9K gold pin that measures 4 1/2" long. Keep your lovely furry companion with you all day. Crystal carvers began with a rock crystal which was then carved and painted in reverse so that the objects appear to float inside the crystal when viewed from the front. The image is then painted in realistic detail. This is known as egliomese. This specialized minor art form is believed to have started in Europe and was ...