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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1430653
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,875.00
Dainty Georgian pansy pin set with amethysts and citrines in 18K gold. Pansy pins were often given as a gift from a loved as the sound of the word pansy was similar to the French "pense", meaning "think, remember me". Time to continue the tradition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1700 item #1430282
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,200.00
Poesy rings were popular in England and France during the 16th through the 17th centuries as lover's gifts. The quotations were often from courtship stories and are usually inscribed on the inner surface of the ring as is the case in this one. This ring amusingly reads "A virtuous Wife Preferreth Life". We imagine that in the 17th century, a woman was indeed better off being virtuous! We think this could make a more unusual and unique wedding band than a gold band. As all gold jewelry in England...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1910 item #1429869
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$460.00
Sophisticated and smart double sided 18K French cufflinks with the "owl" hallmark. The cufflinks are marquis shaped with 4 X's, or "kisses". The construction of the cufflinks is extremely well thought out, as the "free" end of the cufflink toggles on a hinge so it can be pulled with ease through the back cuff. For the French cuff type of guy!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1429867
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$400.00
We love the pleasing niello design of the dotted squares on these substantial cufflinks. The word "niello" is a derivation of the Latin word for "niger" meaning black. Niello was an ancient of silver decorative technique revived by a German jeweler in Paris in the early part of the nineteenth century. It is done by engraving a design on the silver, and filling the recesses with an alloy of lead, copper, sulphur, and silver. The artistry of Niello-work is such that it embodies pleasing geome...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1429733
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$995.00
These beautifully crafted Egyptian revival cufflinks of sterling silver scarab beetles are the creation of Herman and Eugene Unger, German immigrants who settled in Newark, NJ and were a part of the immensely creative Art Nouveau period at the turn of the nineteenth century. Herman was the silversmith while Eugene was the engraver. Similar to the Art Nouveau period itself, their popularity was brief, not the least of which was that fact that the commercial marketplace had difficulty supporting p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1429732
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$340.00
These 2 sided cufflinks have a landscape design on both sides and a silhouette of an elk standing in the pasture at sunset. They are stamped 830 SGR. They measure 1 inch long and 5/8 inches wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1429731
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
These double sided 9 karat gold Jockey Cap cufflinks are a nod to the sporting life which became ever the rage from the turn of the century onward. Tennis, golfing, cricket, and polo were all popular weekend pursuits for the upper class lifestyle. The rage continued for sporting jewelry through the twentieth century. Our jockey cap cufflinks are a real charmer and are just what is needed to finish off the cuff ..
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 #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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1930 item #1428157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,580.00
C.1930 15k Bracelet with Lovers Knot and Balls ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428154
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
Beautiful White and Yellow Gold Circle Drop Earrings C. 1900. We love these charming 15K diamond and yellow and white gold earrings. Old mine cut diamonds wrapped inside a gold cylinder dance inside a concentric gold circle and shimmer in the light. Two smaller mine cuts encased in a gold cylinder are at the top. Mille-graining, which is a minuscule bead that finishes an edge on gold or silver in jewelry, can be seen along bordering the gold cylinders, a nice detail. The earrings are 1 1/4 inche...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1920 item #1428094
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,150.00
We love this Antique 15k diamond, sapphire, ruby & pearl ring, circa 1910, for its strong combination of shapes and colors as well as its dynamic symmetry. The ring sits on the diagonal, in contrast to the more common linear arrangement. Studded with old mine cut diamonds, a sapphire and a ruby, the pearl provides balance to the strong color and rough texture of the gemstones. Historians of the United States will appreciate the patriotic red white and blue color combination corresponding to that...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1428092
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,960.00
Fabulous emerald lizard form brooch! Comprised of of emerald green pastes and set in silver, this is a perfectly proportioned lizard with distinctive silver hands and toes. The lizard's red paste eyes are a perfect compliment to the green paste. Paste was a type of leaded glass formulated in the 18th century. Once it was discovered that glass could provide an inexpensive substitute for the color and brilliance of precious gemstones, its popularity surged and its use continued until the early 20t...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1428091
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
Historic patriotic signet ring of iron, given by the Austro Hungarian military to the soldiers who fought on behalf of the Austro-Hungarian empire during WWI. The crest on the coat of arms is a crown signifying the monarchy (soon to collapse, following WWI). Below the crest is an inscribed "E" (not certain what the E signifies). Three carved leaves "reach" around each side pointing up the center crest. The ring is boldly engraved 1915, a size 9 1/2. A wonderful historic patriotic iron ring...