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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435527
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,375.00
Our early Victorian, circa 1860 rose cut diamond eternity band, also known as an infinity ring, dates from the early victorian era. Eternity bands symbolize undying love. Set w a continuous line of identical gemstones, eternity bands traditionally were given by one spouse to another to commemorate a special occasion such as an anniversary, birth of a child, engagement, or wedding. We have shown the band to show how it blends with other bands. Early eternity bands are increasingly difficult to f...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1435571
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,825.00
This attractive antique full length 18K watch chain has alternating carved ornamental solid gold by-pyramid link (what we call a "fancy" link) which connects to a pair of linked rings, which connects to simple solid gold by-pyramid link. The C1880 chain measures 59 inches long. It can be worn in various lengths, doubled or tripled, with a locket or pendant, or just as is, shown in the images below. A screwed in bolt clip allows you to add a pendant, if desired. The chain weighs 35 grams and feel...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1435572
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
A wonderful chain to add to your wardrobe, this Victorian, C 1890 Albert curb link chain has a nice sized bolt clip and dog tag so you can clip on your favorite gold pendant or two and change them out as frequently as you choose. Every link on this lovely chain is stamped "9 375" (9 carat gold). The T bar is stamped with the maker's Mark JES. "Albert" chains are a style of watch chain named after Prince Albert and were worn by men and women in the 19th and early 20th century. This chain is ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1435576
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$8,490.00
C1890 60 inch long original full length French watch chain features lovely handcrafted filigree elements with its traditional links and filigree circles within the links. The chain can be worn doubled or tripled and with a pendant attached. An 18K French chain is a must for every woman's jewelry wardrobe! The hallmarks consist of a French eagle head (18K), bigorne marks, and a goldsmith's mark. The hallmarks are located on the ring that attaches to the clasp. The chain weighs 50 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435614
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,300.00
This sturdy and bold 18K Victorian buckle ring, hallmarked Sheffield, for the year 1895 with one round 20 point cushion cut diamond star set securely into the band.. The clean and simple design of the ring makes is wearable for women or men. Buckle rings were popular in the Victorian era. As it was the Queen's order, Victoria wore the symbol of the garter in the form of a buckle bracelet or buckle ring on her arm, as she obviously could not show the garter on her leg. The garter symbo...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435616
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,400.00
This spectacular renaissance revival ring sports a gorgeous peridot mounted atop an 18K gold ring with its characteristic polychrome enameling and projecting shoulders. Jewelry of the Italian Renaissance acquired great popularity amongst European taste makers in the second half of the 1800's, a time of great economic expansion and a golden age for jewelers. The cushion cut peridot has great color and is clear and luminous. Peridot is a semiprecious gemstone that was especially popular in the V...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1435968
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,900.00
Lovely polished pendeloque shaped coral earrings with a minimally patterned 18K gold "cap" setting off the top of each pendeloque shaped coral, which further links to a pretty gold ball. The deep rose pink color of our earrings are the most sought after color of coral. The use of coral in jewelry started in Roman times, and where the superstitions about coral began. Coral was thought to be a talisman against evil spirits. Its popularity continued into the Middle Ages well into the Georgian and V...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #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 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 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 #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 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 : 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 : 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 #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 : 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 #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 #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 #1441402
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
Our c1890 15K link original watch chain has 19 natural pearls interspersed symmetrically along our exceptionally long chain at 67", with 18 pearls arranged around the chain in perfect symmetry and the 19th single pearl arranged symmetrical to the clasp. The chain feels incredibly light and silky smooth about the neck, almost weightless. It is so long it can be worn tripled without even removing it from your neck, simply fold it over another time around your head and it is tripled. The pearls giv...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441403
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,640.00
9K Turquoise and pearl pendant with integrated matching turquoise studded large bale and original crystal on a 9K gold back. The beauty of this locket lies in the fact that the turquoises and the natural pearls have miraculously managed to avoid the fate of so much Victorian jewelry, or stone discoloration. Another nice feature of this locket is the bale, a full 1/4 inch in diameter, large enough that one can easily slide a large link chain through the bale, as shown in the images. Each turquois...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441405
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,200.00
We love our 18K exceptional hunting fob with a working hinged locket and a jasper and agate base. " Punto di Caccia" in Italian is engraved on one lozenge, translating to "hunting point", and "Rendez vous de chasse" written on another lozenge opposite. Rendez Vous de chasse roughly translates to "appointment for the hunt". The hunting dog stands faithfully to one side along with the horn, and rifle & hunting pouch, also known as a bullet pouch, with hip flask on other side. All the essentials ne...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441408
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
Elegant slim Victorian gold drop earrings with its original 8 petaled floral top and a slim pendaloque bottom in the style of the Georgian "day/night" earrings. Petals are surrounded by a braided border. The bottom of the earrings is punctuated with a small ball that echoes the shape of the gold ball between the petals. A delicate and elegant pair of earrings that are even more attractive when worn.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1441409
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,625.00
Our star stamped chain link bracelet is made up of two strands of 9 carat gold chains set parallel to each other and soldered together in at three places along the length of the bracelet, which gives it movement. The bracelet has small round links each of which are stamped with little stars. The back of the bracelet is identical to the front, also stamped with stars on each round link. The double strands terminate at both ends in a square prism set on the angle of a diamond, with the square pris...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1443358
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,820.00
This is a big, bold signet ring with a Carnelian base and a band of 18K, the phrase "Semper Paratus" inscribed in the banner above an image of a horned animal. Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready". It is used as the official motto of the United States Coast Guard as well as the official motto of the Fire and Rescue in Australia, as well as the Infantry regiment in Canada. The image of the horned animal symbolizes power and strength, and horned gods in Greek mythology represen...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1443360
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Lovely sapphire ring with three large sapphires and four small diamonds, an unusual variation of the form of a classic five stone half hoop diamond ring (the each pair of small diamonds read as one larger diamond). Five stone rings were crafted to show emphasis on the gemstones. The ring is set with the gemstones "a jour", or "open to the day", meaning the ring can be worn for hand washing and is appropriate for everyday wear. The stones are polished and clear. The ring is hallmarked 1906 and is...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1444829
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
We love these 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 and the arrangement espaliered to a 15K textured gold "frame". The earrings are 1.5 inches long and hang from shepherd's hooks.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1445530
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
Mid Victorian 15K pearl cluster ring with 8 small pearls set with a large center square emerald. with 1 square emerald set in each shoulder flanking the center cluster. The color contrast of the pearl accents against the green of the square emerald is very pleasing. We also love the round pearls contrasted with the square emeralds. The ring is open backed so the underside of the emerald is clearly visible. There is lovely gold ornamentation on the top of the ring. Traces of antique hallmarks can...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1180234 (stock #SR8154)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00

c. 1810. 3 1/2" W x 6 1/2" L x 5" H. With two very small chips. Condition: excellent

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1180236 (stock #SR8152)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$480.00

c. 1800. Cup: 3 1/4" diameter x 2 7/8" height. Saucer: 5 1/4" diameter. Condition: excellent

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1180238 (stock #SR8150)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$580.00

c. 1810. 6 1/4" x 8". Condition: excellent