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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 : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1910 item #1428930
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$200.00
C.1900 Metal Turtle Tape Measure - Turtles were among many whimsical sewing notions in the Victorian period. In addition, the simple tape measure was a valuable tool for needlework and often used by the women of the house to check the measurement of materials. Our adorable turtle is, interestingly enough, inscribed "Baltimore, Md", and possible harkens back to Baltimore's small but might sewing trade. The "needle trades" in Baltimore,from the Civil War to early 30's, specialized in turning out ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1428929
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$225.00
C.1800 Straw Hat Tape Measure - the tape measure was a valuable tool for needlework and often used by the lady of the house to double check the measurement of materials.This tape measure is made from early plastics and is wound into the circle by a handle, with the measure made of a silk ribbon (indicating its age- the earliest ones were made from silk ribbon.) A must for the sewing or tape measure collector.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #1428899
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Our Silver Collectible Bear has hallmarks for Birmingham for the year 1909. Made of sterling silver, this adorable bear can hang from a pendant or join your collection of hand wrought adorable miniature bears. Realistically and beautifully carved, this miniature bear is not to be feared, but loved and enjoyed.
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428896
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$425.00
C1840 Sterling silver early hand brooch with strawberry leaves & fruits. Our silver hand brooch is a full 2 inches long, with delicate and finely detailed carving. Notice the lovely sleeve carved at the wrist of this lovely hand as well as the delicate fingernails. The hinge, pin and catch are well set on the underside. Overall, a wonderful silver hand brooch for the discerning hand collector.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1428895
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1365.00
Circa 1830 18K pearl cluster ring with its five perfectly matched pearls in a forget-me-not arrangement with a center ruby, is awash in sentiment. We love this delicate sentimental ring with its lovely band distinctively carved at the shoulders and beautifully engraved and carved band, so that when you look at the ring head on, you see the band has been hand carved in "steps", unlike your typical polished and plain round band. This ring is a good example of the of exceptional Georgian craftsmans...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
Victorian stickpin of a dog in Essex crystal set in an 18K gold frame with a large 9K gold pin that measures 4 1/2" long. Keep your lovely furry companion with you all day. Crystal carvers began with a rock crystal which was then carved and painted in reverse so that the objects appear to float inside the crystal when viewed from the front. The image is then painted in realistic detail. This is known as egliomese. This specialized minor art form is believed to have started in Europe and was ...
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 1900 item #1428118
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,300.00
These agate earrings are so modern looking and terrific one would have thought they were designed today, and not in 1880. Agate is a variety of quartz and takes many forms, and in this case, it is a particularly lovely form of banded, or striped agate. AGate has been carved, cut and polished into seals, beads, brooches, and earrings since ancient times.This particular brand of banded agate is carnelian, a red agate which in the Victorian era was mined in Scotland. It is especially hard, with ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428099
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
C1860 this lovely 15ct ring in the shape of what we call a classic Victorian five stone ring, has three citrines and four emeralds. The double emeralds flanking the central citrine are an unusual design, and the combination of the yellow and green stones is electric. The stones are housed in an ornate claw setting and the ring has elegant scrolled shoulders. Citrine is a type of clear yellow quartz, often a treated amethyst, which changes to a yellow color when heated. It appears the ring has be...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428097
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
Multi-stone Victorian 15K ring with 4 natural pearls accenting the 3 rubies and 6 emeralds. This ring could have been worn as part of the Suffragist movement, as the white, violet, and green stones convey the message Green for give, White for women, and Violet for votes. The ring is hallmarked assayed in Birmingham in 1868. It was in 1867 the first Women's Suffrage Committee was formed, developing into a national movement in the 1870s. This ring likely was not manufactured for the Suffragist mov...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428096
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
Multi-stone Victorian 15K ring with 4 natural pearls accenting the 3 rubies and 6 emeralds. This ring could have been worn as part of the Suffragist movement, as the white, violet, and green stones convey the message Green for give, White for women, and Violet for votes. The ring is hallmarked assayed in Birmingham in 1868. It was in 1867 the first Women's Suffrage Committee was formed, developing into a national movement in the 1870s. This ring likely was not manufactured for the Suffragist mov...
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
Bold and masculine Edwardian signet ring of steel. This is the unusual signet ring in that it is a band and is the same width all around. The crest on the coat of arms is a crown implying nobility. Below the crest is a fancy inscribed letter "E". A set of 3 beautifully carved leaves "reaches" around each side pointing up the center crest. The ring is boldly engraved 1915, a size 9 1/2 and measures 9/16 at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1428090
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Hallmarked Birmingham for 1904, crafted in 18K yellow gold, and adorned with a distinctive braided head which looks equally beautiful when viewed from inside. A keeper ring is a snug fitting ring worn on the finger to preventing the loss of a more valuable ring by keeping the other ring from sliding off. We love the way the ring looks solo, as shown here and we think you will agree it needs nothing else. The ring is a size 7 1/2.