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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426543
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Attractive bracelet with 8 nicely proportioned brilliant cut rock crystals set in individual gilt metal rope bezels attached to one another with a double set of links. The bracelet fits a medium-sized wrist and hangs attractively. The clear stones and gilt metal would make a nice addition when worn with other gold bangles as the clear rock crystal stones and gilt metal sets off gold nicely.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426546
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Absolutely charming Victorian sterling cuff with 3 arrangements of flowers, each one unique, and various types of flowers, the leaves and petals of which are overlaid in rose and yellow gold "accents", each flower with its own meaning. The translation of the meanings of various flowers was a popular Victorian pastime, with published guide books to help them along the way. Each arrangement is set on a charming stylized "heart" vase in rose gold. Delicately carved leaves and floral patterns bedeck...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426547
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,900.00
Translated as "pierce" in French, the word pique describes a classically Victorian type of jewelry made by heating tortoiseshell and piercing it with gold and silver inlays to create beautiful geometric or floral patterns. This describes the beautiful art of pique jewelry, made from the upper shell and lower belly of the hawksbill turtle and considered the highest quality of turtle shell and used for the production of beautiful boxes, objet, hair ornaments, and in the nineteenth century, jewelry...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426549
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,525.00
We adore this c 1880 Shakudo brooch featuring a rare image of Mt. Fugi in the background.Shakudo is an ancient Japanese art form which developed from the Samurai tradition of sword making. The metalwork used in the Shakudo technique consists of inlays of alloys of gold and copper on a dark copper base, and most often depicts scenes from the natural world. Shakudo became popular during the aesthetic period which spanned 1880 to about 1900, when Japanese jewelry artisans were banned from sword dec...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426554
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
still need a description for this one and trocadero does not let me move on if description is not longer than title
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426555
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,930.00
Beautiful shaped sterling &gold cuff dated back to 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426592
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,925.00
This C1880 lorgnette, sometimes called a quizzing glass, makes a lovely pendant for a chain and is as useful as it is beautiful. Going from closed to open is quick and efficient. In its open form, the lorgnette provides magnification for reading or for observing from afar. The combination of gold and swirls against the black make this a striking pendant for a gold chain. The lorgnette has a lovely black and gold Florentine design with gold scrolling and ornamentation on a black background. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426594
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
This lovely chain was made from links that were made from a an ancient technique of decorating silver which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. This technique is called niello, which derives from the Latin form of niger, or black. The designs are created by engraving geometric patterns, stripes, or squares on silver and filling the recesses with a silver, copper, lead and sulphur alloy. The niello links have a polished feel and are strikingly modern looking. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426595
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
This diminutive niello buckle bracelet has a lovely niello design- "niello" is a derivation of the Latin word for black, "niger". Niello work was an ancient technique of silver decoration, revived by a German jeweler in Paris in the early part of the nineteenth century. Niello work is done by engraving a design on the silver, and filling the recesses with an alloy of lead, copper, sulphur, and silver. We think this smaller scaled niello buckle bracelet, with its pattern of trailing leaves, is di...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426596
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,000.00
This is an unusual pique necklace with pique star and circle links throughout. From each circle link dangles a larger star pendant, while a single crescent moon pendant takes center stage. The pendants and links are adorned with inlaid gold. Pique jewelry was made from the shell of the Hawksbill turtle. When heated, the gold or silver can be "pressed in". The material has the added advantage of being lightweight, smooth, and extremely durable. The tradition of Pique work began with the Fre...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426628
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,270.00
2 opals form the centerpiece of this lovely natural opal, ruby and peridot 15k gold ring, hallmarked Birmingham and dating to 1866. Curlicues, whorls and incising add interest to this sentimental Victorian ring. Opals were among Queen Victoria's favorite stones and were believed in ancient times to bring good fortune to its wearer. Peridots were believed by the ancients to symbolize rebirth and renewal, while rubies symbolize loyalty, friendship, and love. Looks beautiful and feminine on the han...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426630
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Lovely Victorian garnet cluster ring set in 18K gold. The garnets are a bright and lively color giving the ring great panache. The ring is a size 8 and measures 5/8" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426633
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,860.00
Lovely Victorian 18K cluster ring with 14 outside diamonds marking the border and 3 larger old mine cut diamonds at the center. The diamonds are set in silver, as was the custom of the day (it was felt that the cool tones of silver set off the cool tones of diamonds more attractively). The diamonds are a-jour meaning the ring is open "to the day" (open backed and accessible to the light) as shown in the photos. This ring can be worn and enjoyed everyday and is not just a "special occasion" ring....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426634
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,600.00
Wonderful 18K antique Victorian snake ring, a symbol of eternal love and friendship popularized by Queen Victoria throughout her reign in the 19th century. Set with 5 old cut diamonds in a 3 pointed carved etching, our snake ring is hallmarked Birmingham and dates to 1877. The ring is a size 11.5.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426683
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
This is a rare example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our spider, approximately 1 inch square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426688
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$600.00
This is a rare example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our tarantula, approximately 1 inch squ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426689
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,100.00
A good example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of paint. This rare painted butterfly is approximately 1 inch long and 1 1/4 inches wide. A perfect collection for the entomologist or botany professor in your life. A someone who just wants to start a collection who has only a small amount of...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426690
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$775.00
This is a good example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our pair of dachshunds, both with red c...