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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1429101
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$300.00
Sigi is short for Sigfredo Pineda, who set up his own workshop in the 1950's and is still producing modernist jewelry. He apprenticed under Castillo, not William Spratling as he was born somewhat later, in 1929. He is the sole surviving member of the Taxco silversmith artist colony startedby William Spratling in the 30's and 40's. We love the clean and modern design of these wonderful coiled cufflinks. Bullet-back closures mean these can turn 360 degrees on their hinge and fit through any...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1429099
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
Bold and avant-garde, these silver cufflinks were set by hand with onyx and silver and with their classic rectangle on rectangle design, look like they might have been made today, and not 7 decades ago. Perfect for the office or a any occasion, our cufflinks are hallmarked and attributed to Antonio Pineda, an internationally renowned Mexican silversmith and jewelry artist who plied his trade in Taxco, Mexico. Apprenticed to the renown William Spratling in the early 1930s, Antonio emerged from t...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : 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 : English : 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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1950 item #1428964
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1295.00
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
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
SOLD
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 : 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 : 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 #1428096
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
On Hold
Sale Pending
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
Historic patriotic signet ring of iron, given by the Austro Hungarian military to the soldiers who fought on behalf of the Austro-Hungarian empire during WWI. The crest on the coat of arms is a crown signifying the monarchy (soon to collapse, following WWI). Below the crest is an inscribed "E" (not certain what the E signifies). Three carved leaves "reach" 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. A wonder...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1428087
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$755.00
Antique French Silver Buckle Bracelet with gold buckles and gold balls accenting the black and silver bangle. The front surface of the bangle is decorated with niello, a mixture of sulphur, copper, silver, and lead, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, especially silver, and popular during the Victorian period. The bracelet fits a 6 ½ inch wrist.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1428049
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Exquisite Georgian rock crystal riviere set in silver with a 15k gold mount and an open back. Rock Crystal is transparent quartz often seen in fine antique jewelry. It is extremely hard and was thought to transmit positive energy and to have healing properties. This rare necklace is wonderful for evening wear. With its mass of crystals gems mounted perfectly next to its neighbor, with little to no metal clasps visible in between, this necklace creates a lovely composition on one's neck. The neck...