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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1398539
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,200.00
These lovely 18K day-night floral gold cannetille earrings boast one of the finest examples of cannetille gold work we have ever seen. Popular in both England and France in the 1820's, cannetille was a type of filigree work named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic era. It lasted for a brief 2 decades, making it easy to date a piece of jewelry that is as fine an example of cannetille as these. Typical of Georgian design, the tops of the earrings can be separated from the bottoms making...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1398536 (stock #8135)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,500.00
Lovely and unusual color amethyst paste 15k poissard "fishwife" hoop earrings, aptly named for the wives of fisherman who used to sell them at market while their husbands were at sea- aka- "fishwives". The amethyst forms a floral cluster with a single white paste gemstone in the center. The earrings enter from the back of the earlobe and hook securely in the front.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1398535 (stock #8471)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,200.00
Three inch long day-night earrings with a lovely rococo design that incorporates foliate and shell motifs set with Persian turquoise and enlivened by the two-color 15K gold. The earrings have a secure hook on the back of the drop part of the earring, not typically seen on Georgian day-night earrings. This enables enabling them to easily be separated and worn with just the tops (for day), or both top and bottom (at night). The mechanism attaching the two pieces can be viewed in the photos.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1398501 (stock #7924)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,800.00
Impeccable condition French Jet long earrings that make a bold statement for daytime or evening wear. French Jet is shiny black glass that was hand carved, polished to a high shine and backed in metal and set into elegant jewelry that was fashionable during Victorian times. It was acceptable as mourning jewelry, but was worn for many occasions. The contrast between the black of the jewelry against pale skin was considered a mark of beauty. The leaf form of the earring is a classic form that look...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1398500
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$8,200.00
These fabulous 18K Diamond Leaf Form Floral earrings are a wonderful form and are proper mirror images of one another. They attach to the earlobe via a secure threaded screw back to ensure you never lose these fabulous treasures. The floral cluster at the earring top is repeated in a larger scale at the bottom of each earring. The back of the earring is open to let greater light reflection and ensure they sparkle all entire night long. Flower and leaf forms in jewelry are an English tradition da...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1398498
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,000.00
Lovely polished coral earrings with enamel bows and seed pearls ensconced in the center if each bow and dangling from each ribbon. The deep rose pink color of our earrings are the most ought after color of coral and are particularly vibrant in tone. The use of coral in jewelry started in Roman times, and where the superstitions about coral began. Coral was thought to be a talisman against evil spirits. Its popularity continued into the Middle Ages and again into Victorian times, when coral was c...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1398488
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,900.00
The detail on this fabulous 18K serpent choker astounds. In forty years of buying and selling antique jewelry, we have never seen a necklace like this one, designed with incredible precision and charm. The flexible gold necklace features a serpent's head with ruby round eyes, menacing teeth and ornately carved patterns incised in the underside of the snake's head. The snake has his mouth clamped firmly downward on a finely detailed turtle with polished garnet shell, diamond studded feet and tail...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1398480
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,700.00
Unusual paste earrings with three curved lines of paste gemstones dripping from a central paste cluster. Paste earrings rose in popularity in 18th century France when improvements in domestic candlelight made the appeal of such glittering gemstones soar.Paste is a type of leaded glass which was first created in the 1600's, but only in the 1700's did it achieve a level of perfection, and it was in the Georgian era that the most beautiful paste jewelry was created. Paste was popular in France and ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1369870 (stock #20040)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,500.00
Impressive Georgian diamond cluster ring with nine full cut diamonds in a silver open back setting with an 18K gold band dating to c. 1820. The pictures speak for them selves. The ring is a size 6.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1369867 (stock #20038)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,170.00
Striking early Edwardian 18K gold ring of a man in a turban set with diamonds. The ring dates to 1900 . The ring has a French hallmark in the shape of a pineapple and a makers mark "JD". It is a size 8 and measures 3/4" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1369863 (stock #20036)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$12,500.00
Lovely Victorian aqua, pink topaz and natural pearl bracelet set in 18K gold. The bracelet measures 3/4" at its widest and 2" x 2 1/4" in its interior dimensions. Imperial topaz came from the mines in Brazil in 1735. A Parisian jeweler discovered that by heating the gemstones, some golden topaz turned a beautiful pink. However, not all imperial topaz contained the trace element chromium, which is what was needed create the pink tone, Without the chromium, the topaz would become colorless and fra...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1369861 (stock #20035)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Beautiful Portuguese marquis shaped ring set with clear black dot pastes in 18K yellow gold and silver. It is an excellent example of Portuguese jewelry of the late 18th century. The ring dates to c. 1800. It is a size 7.25 and can be resized up or down.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1369860 (stock #20034)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,600.00
The crystals are edged with gold beading that emphasizes the shape and design of the earrings. They date from 1800 and measure 2 1/8" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1369858 (stock #20033)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,720.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1369849 (stock #20031)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,260.00
Sale Pending
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1369848 (stock #20030)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,900.00
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.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1800 item #1362306 (stock #SR4624)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$14,000.00
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste necklace and earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry has been historically misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as it was made in the mid 18th century. The vivid purple paste stones used are faceted as rose cuts. The earrings have back to front fittings and fit close to the earlobe. The necklace is fastened with a ribbon.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1349087 (stock #SR4637)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,380.00
Alternating pendeloque shaped drops of 18K gold and coral hang from scalloped gold beads on a wide snake link chain in this dramatic necklace. With great attention to detail, the clasp repeats the motif of the beads.