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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1431129
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$380.00
Stickpins, also known as tie pins, have been collected since the 18th century when neckwear for men came into fashion. They were made in all manner of styles well into the 20th century, with no limits to the imagination as the pursuit of novelty came into full swing. The sun moon and stars motif represents the flow of time as our world cycles through from day to night. We love the ethereal beauty of this stick pin with its combination of tiny pearls and turquoise, which we think helps to bring a...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431126
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,095.00
HM B'ham 1890 Sterling Locket with 2 Color Gold Leaves!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431125
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Wonderful 15ct double sided Victorian locket ready for your favorite photograph! This lovely chased gold locket can be worn in 2 ways, with the belt buckle motif on the one side, or the old cut diamond on the other. Both sides are beautifully chased. The buckle and buckle motif was popularized by Queen Victoria, and the belt and buckle motif represented the Order of the Garter. The Order features the garter, which is imbued with the symbol of protection, fidelity, and loyalty. Gold chain not inc...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1431093
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,940.00
Fabulous Berlin iron ring decorated what appears to be agricultural tools, including a scythe. The band has a floral motif. It is possible the ring was owned by a wealthy landowning farmer. Popular in the early 1800's, during the Napoleonic war German women gave their precious jewelry for the war effort and it was replaced with Berlin iron jewelry some with the inscription "Ich gab gelt für eisen", I gave gold for iron. The iron jewelry was made by the Royal Berlin Factory, which produced i...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431092
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,450.00
A very modern looking Niello locket with a modern design on its face and back in black enamel and silver. This most unusual locket would look wonderful hanging from your silver chain. The locket has a Weiner Workstatte (English: Vienna Workshop) graphic style. It is likely this locket design was a Victorian predecessor to this most creative and short lived Austrian movement in the Fin de Siecle. As the Victorians were never to leave a surface unfinished, note the pleasing vertical stripes ad...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431091
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
The rare fob pendant that is 3 pieces in 1; it includes a beautiful large niello dog clip which attaches to 3 niello links which further attaches to a 2 compartment round locket, .75 inches in diameter.. Long and elegant, the dog clip allows you to connect the pendant from any metal chain. The beauty of niello is that the colors work equally well with yellow gold, rose gold, silver, or even a niello chain. The locket has 2 compartments from which to hold photos. This niello technique derives...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1431090
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,725.00
This Edwardian era ring, with its interesting twisted gold shank of 18K and its beautiful red Enamel Heart with a small diamond in the center, is hard to resist. The ring is enhanced by its the twisted rope band. We love the burst of color the little red heart adds as well as the romantic sentiment attached to the heart and center diamond. The ring is a size 7.5 US.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1431088
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
This C1880large Victorian “Pools of light” glass orb with a gilt metal surround. As you can see with this locket a photo inside will be magnified!It has room for 2 photos, one in the front and one of the back, perfect for the family with 2 children, or if you just want to have 2 photo slots available to have your loved ones close to your heart at all times. We are showing the locket with our own photo so you can see how well the convex glass magnifies your tiny photo.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1430653
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,875.00
Dainty Georgian pansy pin set with amethysts and citrines in 18K gold. Pansy pins were often given as a gift from a loved as the sound of the word pansy was similar to the French "pense", meaning "think, remember me". Time to continue the tradition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1930 item #1430283
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
This antique 1/2 hoop diamond eternity band could be a wonderful addition to your ring stack. The hint of diamonds will enhance silver or gold ring by adding a bit of thickness without dominating the assortment of rings on your finger. We have it shown in photos with a gold band but it works as well with silver or platinum. The ring is a size 7.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1700 item #1430282
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,200.00
Poesy rings were popular in England and France during the 16th through the 17th centuries as lover's gifts. The quotations were often from courtship stories and are usually inscribed on the inner surface of the ring as is the case in this one. This ring amusingly reads "A virtuous Wife Preferreth Life". We imagine that in the 17th century, a woman was indeed better off being virtuous! We think this could make a more unusual and unique wedding band than a gold band. As all gold jewelry in England...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : French : Pre 1910 item #1429869
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$460.00
Sophisticated and smart double sided 18K French cufflinks with the "owl" hallmark. The cufflinks are marquis shaped with 4 X's, or "kisses". The construction of the cufflinks is extremely well thought out, as the "free" end of the cufflink toggles on a hinge so it can be pulled with ease through the back cuff. For the French cuff type of guy!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1429868
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$350.00
The perfect pair of cufflinks for any dog lover.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1429867
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$400.00
We love the pleasing niello design of the dotted squares on these substantial cufflinks. The word "niello" is a derivation of the Latin word for "niger" meaning black. Niello was an ancient of silver decorative technique revived by a German jeweler in Paris in the early part of the nineteenth century. It is done by engraving a design on the silver, and filling the recesses with an alloy of lead, copper, sulphur, and silver. The artistry of Niello-work is such that it embodies pleasing geome...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1429737
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$250.00
Perfect pair of cufflinks for any Cat lover. Add style and panache to your wardrobe with these adorable cufflinks.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1429733
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$995.00
These beautifully crafted Egyptian revival cufflinks of sterling silver scarab beetles are the creation of Herman and Eugene Unger, German immigrants who settled in Newark, NJ and were a part of the immensely creative Art Nouveau period at the turn of the nineteenth century. Herman was the silversmith while Eugene was the engraver. Similar to the Art Nouveau period itself, their popularity was brief, not the least of which was that fact that the commercial marketplace had difficulty supporting p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1429732
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$340.00
These 2 sided cufflinks have a landscape design on both sides and a silhouette of an elk standing in the pasture at sunset. They are stamped 830 SGR. They measure 1 inch long and 5/8 inches wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1429731
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
These double sided 9 karat gold Jockey Cap cufflinks are a nod to the sporting life which became ever the rage from the turn of the century onward. Tennis, golfing, cricket, and polo were all popular weekend pursuits for the upper class lifestyle. The rage continued for sporting jewelry through the twentieth century. Our jockey cap cufflinks are a real charmer and are just what is needed to finish off the cuff ..