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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1440714
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
A stunning pair of 18K Victorian drop earrings with shimmering tassels with movement and flair. The tassels create a beautiful shimmer in any kind of lighting. A small gold ball connects to the end of each braided tassel to give the tassels a bit of weight to create a sense of movement. Look closely at the details and you will see the stamped gold stars on the top links, the lovely sort of detail that the Victorians were known for. The earrings are attached to gold shepherd's hooks. At approxim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1440606
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,550.00
Bold midcentury 14K American made moonstone ring with an unadorned chunky gold band and a mesmerizing iridescent opal stone. This ring has a very solid feel. No embellishment, just a solid unadorned gold band with a large solitary mesmerizing moonstone. There are marks but it is unclear who the maker is. For the person who prefers beauty of a single semi precious stone and gold metals without distracting ornamentation, this is the ring for you. Suitable for both men and women. Size US 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440605
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,480.00
Stunning 18K Victorian padlock with a beautiful polished garnet at the center and lovely engraved 18k gold body. The gate lock is hung from a pair of gold circles that are each engraved with a lovely flower. The gold gate lock itself is faceted, a nice detail. The gate lock has its original crystal back. The gate lock opens and closes flawlessly at the touch of the clasp (shown in video). The cabochon garnet gate lock can be worn as a charm for a bracelet or hung from a necklace. A lovely roma...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440592
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, an alloy of copper and tin that was used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Our chain has alternating links and balls throughout and the pattern is consistent and uninterrupted (this is something we look for and is important because it shows the chain is in its original condition with no links removed). Besides being decorative, such watch chains were useful; people would ha...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440587
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,280.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, a material used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Gunmetal is an alloy of copper and tin. Our chain has a lovely complex knot link that is shown closeup in the images. It is hard to imagine the time it took to construct such a chain by hand, and a similar link could not be made today. Gunmetal watch chains were both decorative and functional. People would hang their key...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440586
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$650.00
This is an working compass pendant, an unusual to find and in remarkably good condition. Compasses would have been considered "necessaries" for men. In all likelihood, this was worn by the man, who, expected to take the lead in such situations, might need a compass for the purpose of navigation. The compass has a crystal face and a lovely detail of a gold carved "flower" at the apex of the compass (shown in images). There is a gold bale attached to the compass and a gold split ring attached to ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440584
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
This is a lovely Victorian Pietra Dura locket pendant with its original 15K locket back. Pietra Dura, otherwise known as Italian mosaic is an art form utilizing Inlaid hard stones such as marble, agate and turquoise to form a floral design. Additionally this exquisite pendant includes pink and blue forget me nots and white lilies of valley on an onyx base. The beveled glass locket mounted with a 15K bevel on the reverse side is original. We think the chain looks particularly beguiling on our Vi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1440175
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,100.00
Our marquis shaped 18K ring, carved in the shape of the pointed oval and emblematic of the gothic arch, has twelve old-cut rubies and a central cabochon opal accented with rose diamonds. The ring is a "marquis within a marquis" in the way the rubies form the outside border of another border of gold trim, which forms a marquis shape that encloses the cabochon opal and accent diamonds. The pointed oval suggests that this ring was styled in the manner of the gothic revival. The gold band is unus...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440165
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,500.00
18K pendant of rock crystal with a reverse intaglio of the head of an adorable Pekingese, with an inscription on the reverse side, Ed. Van den Hove & Fils, Bruxelles, C. 1880. This pendant is stylistically characteristic of the work of the Pradier family, whose speciality was painting miniature works of domestic animals. These miniature works of art were widely popular in the United States as well as on the Continent. They are often erroneously referred to as Essex Crystals.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440162
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,925.00
Stunning Shakudo necklace set on silver and inlaid with copper and gold. One side of the 2 sided locket shows a stylized scene of ornately carved leaves and chrysanthemums, a symbol of the Japanese monarchy. The other side shows two satirically carved Japanese men alongside the emperor's horse, thrilled with their presumably successful feat of saving the emperor. The headgear worn by the two men are typically worn by higher ranking aristocrats and are called Eboshi. Shakudo is a technique tha...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1440160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$850.00
A twentieth century Italian nautical link sterling silver link chain necklace with delicate anchor links, the anchor link is a Victorian symbol (and perhaps earlier) of strength and robustness. The name of this chain design derives from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. This chain can be worn everyday and is suitable for both men and women. Anchor link chains are not often found in silver. Our chain has an Italian hallmark with 925 as the purity mark (for sterling silver), ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440159
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
Adorable 15K polished gold acorn pendant with a turquoise hat, or cup, and an 15K body on a 15K gold chain. The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree, a symbol of strength and endurance, and is an important Victorian motif. The acorn with the chain weighs 4.25 grams. The chain is 16 inches with the acorn adding about an inch, making it 17 inches long including the acorn. The acorn is a little over 1/2 inches and almost ½ inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440158
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
A classic Victorian 9K anchor link chain with nautical anchor links and a large ring from which to hang a pendant. We have attached our own pendant so you can see how well the necklace looks with a pendant as well as alone. The anchor link, with its nautical motif, is a symbol of strength. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain was copied from the original Victorian nautical link chain. This chain can be worn e...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
A Victorian 18K chain with classic anchor links, the anchor link chain with its nautical motif is a symbol of strength and robustness. Nautical link chains became popular during the late Victorian sporting craze, when the benefits of the outdoors and physical exercise were first popularized. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain copied this style chain. The last image shows our 3 mariner chains together, all a...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440156
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,700.00
Charming Victorian turquoise drop earrings set in silver, with daisy form tops and bow bottoms, circa 1880. The earrings are attached to gold shepherds hooks and are 1.4 inches long. Turquoise were considered sentimental love jewelry and the Victorians, ever the romantics, associated turquoise with happiness in life.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1439004
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Lovely early Victorian sterling silver paste pendant with a border of paste stones and royal blue enamel, most likely was a pendant given as a gift to a loved one. The beautiful blue color represented innocence and virtue and was probably given to a young woman by her suitor. Women adored their paste jewelry as much as their diamonds, so the use of paste stones indicates this was likely owned by a member of the "upper crust". The pendant is approximately 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1439003
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$340.00
Antique 9K locket in the shape of a heart, with the original daguerreotype photos still inside. The locket has a curvaceous wreath engraved on the one side and is simply polished on the underside. Both sides of the locket are of 9K (as indicated by the prominent mark on the underside) as is the gold bale attached. There is a ring attached to the bale to hang the locket from a chain. The perfect pendant for a valentine's day gift or other special occasion.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1438706
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,700.00
15K Victorian chain with a link design consisting of two "paperclips" joined together at a perfect 90 degree angle, leading to a lovely unusual lovers knot link where the lover's knot is wrapped in a braided pattern several times about a simple oval link (see close ups). Both the paper clip and the lover's knot links are Victorian motifs used to convey love and devotion. The chain is substantial at 36.3 grams. and at 51 inches can be worn doubled or tripled. There is a nicely scaled dog clip an...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1438440
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
We love these late Victorian 2 color gold coral earrings and the contrast between the yellow gold and rose gold of the three leaf arrangement. Each leaf is topped with a single coral rose. The leaf form is espaliered to a 15K textured gold "frame". The earrings are 1.5 inches long and hang from shepherd's hooks. Please be sure and ask us about the matching brooch to these earrings.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1438439
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Elegant 15K English fob with a tapered regency style shape and an intaglio of a heraldic coat of arms. The base of the fob is chalcedony, a form of quartz that was available in several colors. The intaglio shows a proud lion in passant and a drape on either side falling from the reeded rod. The drape supports the shield with the heads of three fierce looking dragons or lions. Fantastic heraldic monsters, whether lions or dragons (we are not absolutely sure) were a symbol of courage. This family...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1438438
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$490.00
Intricately carved in high relief of lava ( limestone and other rocks from the Mount Vesuvius region) our brooch offers a rare depiction of a Titan subject, the ruler of the Titans, Cronus (Greek) or Saturn (Roman). Cronus, the father of Zeus, was the harvest god and carried a sickle, a tool used in harvesting grain. Cronos is also associated with time (Chronos) and is sometimes depicted with an hourglass, a reminder of the brevity of our time on earth. More typically are cameos depicting the ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1438437
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$820.00
We love this 18K swivel fob with intricate different intaglios on all three sides of the swivel stone, of translucent smokey quartz. One side reveals a sailboat scene, with a sailboat on stormy seas and the motto "Friend" above. Another side shows the head of a bull from the top, it appears. The bull appears to be eyeing a fish hungrily. Above the bull is a strap which reads "Who-oop". The third side of the swivel quartz has a bucking horse and reads "Va Ton Train". All the carvings are wonderf...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1436976
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Ring of diamonds and platinum, our band has 5 cushion cut diamond atop a band incised with scrolls and "V" flourishes. The ring has hallmarks for platinum and 18K as well as a maker's mark WG&S, William Greenwood and Sons. If you are looking for a diamond ring for a small finger size, this is the ring for you. US/Can. size 3 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436974
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Sweet Victorian 5 stone diamond ring, hallmarked Birmingham for the year 1864 and crafted of 18K gold, has 2 "S" shaped scrolls ending in a final flourish on both sides of the band. The slim profile of the ring makes it ideal for stacking. The ring is open backed allowing the light through and enhancing the reflection of the cushion cut diamonds. The ring is a size 6.5, as shown.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436969
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Rare, early Victorian pink Paste Cluster Earrings designed to look like clusters of flowers. Pink paste is extremely hard to find and we think very becoming in these cluster earrings. Paste jewelry was designed to emulate real precious gems, in this case, Pink Tourmaline or Pink Topaz. Paste exploded in popularity in the 18th century and was created to emulate real gemstones. The popularity continued in Victorian times, and we know these are Victorian because of their 9K construction. Women love...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436383
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,800.00
Our muff chain is known as "pinchbeck" and has a wonderful hand clasp with a diminutive emerald paste ring on the hand and a charming carved ruffled sleeve at the end of the hand clasp. We love “jewelry wearing jewelry” and the hand clasp with its fingernails and green paste ring can only be described as quintessentially Georgian. The links of the chain are embossed with textural dots. While our Georgian pinchbeck long chain was used in its day to hold one's muff, today one wears it for ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436335
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,200.00
We love these snow white Victorian tear drop shaped seed pearl earrings with their tiny seed pearls incorporating the entire tear drop portion of the earring. They are linked to a small square emerald. We find the contrast of the white against the green especially pleasing. The earrings are 1.5 inches long and set on 15 K gold shepherd's hooks.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1436143
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
Eternity bands symbolize everlasting love and are given on special occasions to commemorate an anniversary, a wedding, the birth of a first child, or holiday gift. Our eternity band is crafted in 15K white gold with 26 blue sapphires with a carat weight of 1.15 carats. The band is a US/Canadian size 7 1/4 and NOT size-able. The width is approximately 1/16 inch. The edges of the eternity band are polished and have no engraving. Shown in the last image with our Georgian double row diamond ring an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Pre 1940 item #1436142
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,365.00
Our C1930 Art Deco era diamond platinum eternity band is a slim polished band with small stones that packs a lot of punch! This sliver of a ring glimmers and sparkles on the hand. Eternity bands symbolize everlasting love and are given on special occasions to commemorate an anniversary, a wedding, the birth of a first child, or holiday gift. The ring is a size US 6.5 and is approximately 1/8 of an inch wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1436094
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,225.00
The rediscovery of the ruins of Pompeii in the mid 18th century revived an immense classical revival with renewed interest in Roman, Greek and Egyptian archeological motifs. There were two Egyptian revivals over the course of the nineteenth century, during which Egyptian classical forms were all the rage throughout Europe and somewhat later in England. Our earrings date from the second revival later in the century. We love these earrings for their classical elements which include concentric c...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436088
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$8,800.00
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry has been historically misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as so called Queen Anne jewelry dates to 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. There is a matching necklace sold separately.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1930 item #1436083
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,200.00
The 1920's and 30's was the age of the cocktail party, and the jewelry was characterized by vivid colors and sparkling diamonds. Cuban influences helped guide art deco design toward strong rectilinear geometry. This diamond ring is classic art deco. It is almost a full inch long and .5 inches deep at its widest. The platinum band has engraving.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436082
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,846.00
We love baby rings, worn around the knuckle or worn clipped to a large split ring and worn around a chain, or simply collected in honor of a new baby. Our Victorian baby ring has rose diamonds encased in gold, spaced evenly around the band. The band has a royal blue enamel border on both top and bottom of the band. The blue enamel is itself accented by a slender border of gold. The combination of the rose diamonds set in gold with the enamel blue detail make this an exceptional baby ring. The o...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1436081
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,285.00
Our early Victorian 15K turquoise and pearl baby ring may be collected in honor of a new baby, worn around the knuckle, or clipped to a split ring and worn around a favorite chain, with or without other baby rings. Our ring has a center turquoise flanked by a pearl on each side. The open gold band is handcrafted with gold whorls and scrolls which are punctuated with little gold balls. Additional gold balls are placed along the shank. The top and bottom gold bands are reeded, another exceptional...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Vintage : Pre 1940 item #1436003
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,350.00
Classic Deco sapphire eternity band crafted in platinum with 26 blue sapphires with an approx. weight of 1.15 carats. The edge of the band is polished smooth. Eternity bands symbolize everlasting love and are given on special occasions to commemorate an anniversary, a wedding, the birth of a first child, or as a holiday gift. The band measures between US 7.5 and is NOT size-able. It measures 1/16 inch wide. Its slender band makes it perfect for stacking. The ring weighs 1.5 grams.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1940 item #1435982
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,350.00
Our Deco sapphire eternity band is crafted with a platinum lightly engraved band and features 24 blue sapphires with a total carat weight of 1.15 carats. Eternity bands make great stacking rings. Our band measures between US/Can. 6 1/4 and is NOT size-able. It measures between 1/4 and 1/8 of an inch wide.