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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344370 (stock #20006)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,600.00
Stunning early 19th Century Berlin Iron earrings with a floral motif which is highlighted with polished steel. Berlin Iron was sought after by Napoleon who invaded German and captured the factory, confiscated the molds and took them back to France in 1806. Today this unique and fascinating jewelry is as prized as it was back then. The earrings measure 2 1/2" long and 3/4" at their widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344457 (stock #SR4524)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,465.00
Georgian cut steel cuff bracelet dating to c.1800. Cut steel jewelry is made of tiny steel studs mounted into a base plate. It originated in the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. The studs were faceted to reflect light and give off a brilliance like that of diamonds. This bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide by 6 1/4" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344458 (stock #SR4526)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$17,000.00
Early 19th century Berlin Iron bracelets with a floral motif and cameo clasps of Psyche and Cupid. Berlin Iron jewelry is highly prized for is intricate work and rarity. During the Napoleonic Wars wealthy Germans gave their precious jewels for the war effort and substituted them with iron jewelry. Some of the pieces were inscribed "Gold gab ich fur Eisen" meaning "I gave gold for iron". Today these pieces are as desirable as in the early 1800's. The bracelets measure 6 5/8" long and 2" at th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344461 (stock #SR4525)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$15,000.00
Fantastic Georgian 18K gold cuff bracelet with an elaborate woven band and ornate central motif. Beautiful to wear on the most elegant of occasions. Be prepared for an avalanche of compliments. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 2" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344672 (stock #SR4527)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,000.00
Stunning pair of Berlin Iron bracelets made up of cameo portrait silhouettes decorated with an openwork leaf motif. The cameos on the clasps are backed with shiny steel and measure 1 1/4" high by 1" wide. The two bracelets measure 7 3/4" long each and if put together can be worn as a necklace. A wonderful plus to add to ones jewelry collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1344687 (stock #SR4539)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,475.00
Georgian agate bracelet of various colors and patterns makes a wonderful and wearable piece of jewelry. Turn it around and have a different view to suit your attire. The agates are set in gold and the bracelet measures 6 1/4" long. Each agate measures 1" wide by 1 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1347718 (stock #SR4606)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$8,500.00
Romantic and rare Georgian 18K gold teardrop shaped lover's eye pendant with a blue left eye. The exquisitely painted eye and its surroundings float cloud like on ivory, as is appropriate for a proper early 19th century example of its genre. The hinged compartment at the back contains a lock of hair. Lover's eyes became popular when the Prince of Wales, later crowned King George IV, fell in love with Maria Fitzherbert. They were forbidden to marry but exchanged miniatures of their eyes to keep ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1347735 (stock #SR4613)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$22,525.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1347742 (stock #SR4615)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$16,800.00
Exquisite Berlin Iron cameo necklace consisting of sixteen graduated portrait cameos of classical men and women. This unusual necklace has its original clasp and measures 15 1/4" long by 1 3/8" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1347743 (stock #SR4616)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,860.00
Fabulous Georgian Pinchbeck muff chain with a hand clasp set with colored paste stones. Christopher Pinchbeck developed an alloy of copper and zinc in 1720 that had the look of real gold and did not tarnish. The jewelry made with this alloy survives today giving us the enjoyment of its beauty. A muff chain is a long chain worn around the neck fastened to ladies muffs. This chain measures 49" long by 1/4" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1349046 (stock #SR4616)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,860.00
Fabulous Georgian Pinchbeck muff chain with a hand clasp set with colored paste stones. Christopher Pinchbeck developed an alloy of copper and zinc in 1720 that had the look of real gold and did not tarnish. The jewelry made with this alloy survives today giving us the enjoyment of its beauty. A muff chain is a long chain worn around the neck fastened to ladies muffs. This chain measures 49" long by 1/4" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1349058 (stock #SR4623)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$950.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1349084 (stock #SR4639)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$18,680.00
Flat cut almandine garnets were the most popular gemstone of the Georgian period shown here in a rarely found naturalistic floral and leaf design necklace set in 18K gold. The pansy shaped flowers represent remembrance.
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 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 : 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 : 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 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.