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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426836
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,060.00
Lovely 18K five stone opal ring with five perfect blue-tinged translucent Australian opals set in an embellished gold setting. Eight tiny diamonds nest between the opals. The ring is hallmarked Sheffield and dates to 1870. This is the opal ring you have been looking for. It is a size 8 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426835
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,200.00
Wonderfully painted enamel ring depicting the love between Cupid and Psyche, the universal symbol of everlasting love. The ancient Greeks viewed the butterfly as a symbol of the immortality of the soul. The painting on the enamel ring shows the goddess Psyche, which means "soul" or "spirit", in the form of the butterfly, being chased by Cupid. The ring is 18K, circa 1910, size 6.5 and can be sized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Continental : Pre 1837 VR item #1426822
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,940.00
Fabulous Berlin iron ring decorated with symbols associated with faith (dove) love (heart) and loyalty (dog). The heart is surrounded by a leafy wreath and surmounted by the dog and the dove. The band has a floral motif, probably laurel leaves. The band has a floral motif. Berlin Iron jewelry was 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 fu...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426794
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
The sporting craze in Victorian jewelry started in the 1890's and continued into the 20th century up until WWI. Encouraged by women's more active participation in sports, such jewelry was particularly fashionable for country wear. Our bangle is a slightly more modern version of the Victorian silver bangle, with a silver ball in the center of the tennis racket as the main motif, and stylized leaves to the left. A very subtle silver rope carving detail runs along the border of the tennis racket se...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426702
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,160.00
Our silver bangle is decorated with a five bands of repeating patterns of arabesques and scrolls. The center band is the focal point while the surrounding bands are each repeated once. The Victorians loved geometric patterns, and silver bangles, brooches and the like were affordable to the middle class and could appeal to a broader segment of the jewelry market and thus achieved great popularity around this time. The bracelet is assayed to Birmingham in the year 1884. Our bangle is 1.5 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426701
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,600.00
The symbolism and motifs behind the Victorian bangle bracelets, with their quaint floral bouquets and plants and trails of leaves well known. Our Sterling silver bangle has two carved stylized vases of flowers on either side, a vertical array of flowers next to each and at center, what appears to be two vertical daisies and leaf tendrils. This bracelets are quintessentially Victorian; sentimental jewelry always had associated meanings behind different flowers. Flowers were known as "messengers o...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426700
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Substantial silver bangle bracelet with an elliptical border of open cutwork featuring delicate daisies and swirl designs. The delicate openwork border surrounds smaller raised ellipse at center which with a delicate carved composition of a bird and a bee together in flight. An arabesque design flanks each side of the elipse to complete the symmetrical arrangement. These were Western interpretations copied from the Japanese aesthetic movement, but were made by Birmingham manufacturers for mass c...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1426699
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
Sentimental sterling bangle bracelet bearing the biblical Mizpah inscription, signifying an emotional bond between two people physically separated due to acts of war or other calamities. It would typically be given by a lover about to be parted from his beloved. The word "Mizpah" is in raised lettering while the engraved inscription "The Lord When Between We are Me & Absent One Thee From Another" is inscribed beneath. The inscription is flanked by a carved shield and a single flower with attache...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426691
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$600.00
A good example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines, made in the late nineteenth century. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several and secretive colors of enamel paints, known as "dust" paints. This resulted in very fine and realistic studies of the different models. This adorable miniature sculpture of a husband and wife Inuit couple with ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426690
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$775.00
This is a good example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our pair of dachshunds, both with red c...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426689
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,100.00
A good example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of paint. This rare painted butterfly is approximately 1 inch long and 1 1/4 inches wide. A perfect collection for the entomologist or botany professor in your life. A someone who just wants to start a collection who has only a small amount of...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426688
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$600.00
This is a rare example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our tarantula, approximately 1 inch squ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426687
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,350.00
C1900 18K figural dog fob depicting a greyhound, or possibly a whippet, with adorable blue collar, perched atop a bed of lapis. He or she would look wonderful as a pendant threaded through a gold split ring and attached to an antique gold chain, or dispense with the split ring all together and wear alone. We have attached an image of a dog fob suspended form an antique gold chain below, as an example (the chain not included) of how it looks. Images show what the figural whippet fob looks like fr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1426684
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,900.00
With a Latin inscription translated as "Under a clear sky France suffers", this 18K Carnelian fob seal depicts an African slave in profile, carved atop a family crest, all shown above a ribbon banner reading "PURUM PATIENTIA FRANCE". Notwithstanding the word "France" in the inscription, our wax seal fob is English. The seal harkens back to the British abolitionist movement in France, during which time the British people actively sought to pressure the French to abolish slavery. This fob seal sho...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1426683
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
This is a rare example of the remarkable talent behind the wonderful Austrian Bronze handmade, hand painted bronze miniature figurines which were made around the turn of the 20th century in foundries in Austria and Vienna. Austrian bronzes are individually cast from sand molds used only once, then sculpted and cold painted by hand with several coats of a special and secretive type of enamel paint, resulting in very detailed and life like miniature figures. Our spider, approximately 1 inch square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426630
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Lovely Georgian garnet cluster ring set in 18K gold. The garnets are a bright and lively color giving the ring great panache. The ring is a size 8 and measures 5/8" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426594
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
This pattern on our watch chain comes from an ancient technique of decorating silver, known as niello. Niello which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. The word niello which derives from the Latin form of niger, or black. The surprisingly modern looking designs are created by engraving geometric patterns on silver and filling the recesses with a silver, copper, lead and sulphur alloy to create a contrasting pattern. The niello links on our chain have a poli...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426554
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
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