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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428973
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
We love these 15K Victorian open set citrine and diamond cluster earrings with the rectangular cut center citrine is surrounded by a border of smaller diamonds, in turn surrounded by a border of larger diamonds. Measuring just over ½ inch, these are the perfect earrings when a little sparkle and flash is the order of the day. Note the artistic hand molded gold flowers on the earring backs. The lever back mechanism is very sturdy and locks the earrings in place. You will enjoy these classic earr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428972
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
In the mid eighteenth century, following the development of Darwinism, the insect world became the latest novelty as a subject for women's jewelry. The jewelry came in different styles and forms, such as flies, beetles, dragonflies, and grasshoppers. the subject matter was further amplified in jewelry during the aesthetic movement. This pair of bug earrings is made from rock crystal, further enhancing their value. Notice the precise hand polishing and carving that was needed to set the earring...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428970
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
A lovely pair of white paste earrings close set in silver gilt. Approximately 18 MM or .7 inches in width, these well scaled earrings can be dressed up or down. Made of "paste", these earrings are made of a special glass and lead formula originating from George Ravenscroft, a London glassmaker, during the 17th century and perfected by a French jeweler Georges Strass in the 18th century. Each "paste" was handcarved to fit the setting. Paste has become very collectible and desirable and can no lon...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428969
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
We love these royal blue mirror glass earrings which shine a brighter Bristol blue with the slightest head movement. the beveled hand carved edge is a lovely detail which was clearly time consuming for the maker. The plate glass factory at Vauxhall was known for its production of mirror glass, but in addition, the company employed skillful artisans to produce jewelry out of the remaining shards. Thus was created Vauxhall glass jewelry, much loved then and by collectors today. The earrings are 1 ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428968
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
Lovely pair of Vauxhall glass aqua colored glass earrings set on metal. The Vauxhall glass Company manufactured mirror glass in the 19th century and in a burst of innovation one can only behold with astonishment today, they employed jewelry artisans to craft mirror glass jewelry with the shards. Vauxhall Glass jewelry proved immensely popular and was offered for sale to courting couples in the London pleasure gardens. The jewelry came in different styles and forms, but it the beautiful aqua co...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428966
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
Lovely pair of Victorian Vauxhall glass teal mirror glass earrings set in metal. The Vauxhall glass Company manufactured mirror glass in the 19th century and in a burst of innovation one can only behold with astonishment today, they employed jewelry artisans to make mirror glass jewelry with the shards. Vauxhall Glass jewelry proved immensely popular and was offered for sale to courting couples in the London pleasure gardens. The jewelry came in different styles and forms, but it the teal colo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428965
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,980.00
he heron is a majestic bird known for wisdom. In flight, herons are extremely powerful and they are known for their hunting prowess. The bird symbolizes stillness and serenity, which allows for opportunity- in this case, to deftly ensnare a long coiled snake in its beak. This intaglio carving where the motif is carved into the stone, is an ancient art. These were meant to be hung on a chain and were considered useful men's jewelry. Today, the art of cutting a seal by hand is generally lost, maki...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1428964
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,850.00
Cute pair of open backed peridot and pearl earrings, with 6 pearls (incluidng one at the center) and 5 peridots in a radial design, creating the look of a forget me not. We love the unusual green of the peridot and the way the white pearls create an accent color. Perfect pair of earrings for daytime wear, for work or play. A bit more than ½ inch in diameter in size.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428935
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$450.00
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.
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 : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428920
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
A symbol of strength and masculinity, this C1890 15K Bloodstone Lion Fob is in the form of a sleek, gorgeous lion atop a cornelian base. Fobs and signet rings have existed since ancient times, when the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks all wore them and used them to stamp their official seals on formal documents. Fob seals continued in popularity as a more masculine form of jewelry which men would wear hung from a chain about their necks. This particular fob has a clean smooth bloodstone base with no...
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
$1,950.00
Circa 1860 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 incised with volutes and flourishes. The dichroic ruby (meaning it shows 2 shades or red, unique to rubies) at the center of the petals is the crowning touch for this romantic and sentimental love ring. The reverse of the ring has a glazed compartment...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428894
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
An Antique Yellow gold ring with a 5/8 inch diameter round, beautifully colored smooth cabochon coral at the center and millegrain detail in the gold border. A classic, simple pretty Victorian coral ring from the 1880's. The ring is a size 7.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1428893
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,995.00
Pretty antique 15K pendeloque shaped earrings with a lovely angel's skin polished and smooth carved cabochon coral stone at the center enclosed in ornate gold tops adorned with tiny balls. Angel's skin coral is a pale pink coral and in its polished form, was much beloved by the Victorians. Most coral from the Victorian era came from Italy as the coral industry was based there. Angel skin, as well as salmon red, were the favored colors. Classic and simple, these Victorian earrings from the ...