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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426547
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,900.00
Translated as "pierce" in French, the word pique describes a classically Victorian type of jewelry made by heating tortoiseshell and piercing it with gold and silver inlays to create beautiful geometric or floral patterns. This describes the beautiful art of pique jewelry, made from the upper shell and lower belly of the hawksbill turtle and considered the highest quality of turtle shell and used for the production of beautiful boxes, objet, hair ornaments, and in the nineteenth century, jewelry...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426543
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Attractive bracelet with 8 nicely proportioned brilliant cut rock crystals set in individual gilt metal rope bezels attached to one another with a double set of links. The bracelet fits a medium-sized wrist and hangs attractively. The clear stones and gilt metal would make a nice addition when worn with other gold bangles as the clear rock crystal stones and gilt metal compliment gold.Fits a small to medium sized wrist.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1426540
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Rarely seen George III commemorative brooch with George III in profile at the center and decorated with a border of blue and green Vauxhall glass. This historical brooch was thought to have been made to celebrate George III's recovery from porphyria in 1789. The individual pieces of Vauxhall glass are positioned flat against the metal, as is appropriate to the genre. Other details relating to the construction of the brooch are also consistent with a genuine Georgian era brooch, such as the pin e...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426536
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Our glass earrings, in the form of a Latin crosses, are made of Vauxhall glass, popular as jewelry in the 1860's and sold along the pleasure Gardens in Chelsea, where courting couples strolled on summer evenings. Made by skilled artisans who were employed by the Vauxhall Glass Company in an effort to make use of the leftover glass shards from the mirror glass they produced, the jewelry was much loved for the skillful carving of the glass into unique and creative forms. Crosses, animal, and insec...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1700 item #1426283
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$10,000.00
Late renaissance memento mori skull ring. "Memento mori" jewelry translates to "remember thou must die", a reminder to all to live life fully, as death awaits. Memento mori rings were meant to encourage the practice of reflection on one's mortality. This is a very early ring with black enamel etching along the sides and back and a perfectly shaped skull in intaglio on the front. The ring is silver gilt with black enamel carving. Circa 1620. US size 8 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1426279
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,000.00
Black enameled memorial band, divided into scrolls and with raised gold lettering, for a Mrs. Martha Greswold. This is an excellent example of and 18th-century mourning ring. The inscription on the outside of the band reads, "Martha Greswold, Obit Dec 8 1755 AE 59".Memorial bands of this period were heavily influenced by French design, and marked a departure from memento mori jewelry, with its grim portrayal of one's own death, to a focus on mourning, with emphasis on eternal love and remembranc...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1920 item #1426278
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,925.00
Fabulous chunky 18K and diamond-studded lover's knot ring hallmarked London, 1919. Unusual knot ring with three gold diamond-shaped squares superimposed along the knot band and table-cut diamonds embedded securely within the incised stars on each square. The figural knot can be seen on the underside of the ring and is almost as beautiful as the front. The ring is a US size 8 and can be sized.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1426190
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,800.00
Exquisite 2 color 18K 1940's gold and platinum ring with a singular iridescent pearl at the center and tiny diamonds set quietly in the platinum. Decorative gold and platinum leaf and flower forms envelope the entire band of the ring. The ring is as beautiful when seen in person as in the photos. Possibly Austrian or French. Size 4 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : American : Pre 1920 item #1426185
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,600.00
Colorful 14K American Art Nouveau ring with small diamond accent stones, and peridot, opal, garnet, amethyst, and aqua stones encircling the larger freshwater pearl at the center. The complimentary gemstones, graceful gold metal flourishes, and stylized marquis shape all contribute to this artfully designed ring. The gemstones are deftly set inside a gold border, another subtle detail that makes this ring appealing. The length of the ring has the effect of elongating one's hand. The ring is just...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426177
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,150.00
Delightful 18K hand over heart fede ring. - the word fede means faithful. The Victorians were fond of such romantic sentiments. The ring has a tiny diamond set on the ring finger of the gold hand, a lovely and surprising detail. The ring is a US size 8 1/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1426176
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,745.00
15K gold fede or love ring with two hands coming together to enclose a gold heart with a single rose-cut diamond embedded in a carved star at the center. The word "fede" means faith. The clasped hands motif has been used since Roman times. The ring is US size 8.25.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1426140
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Lovely 18K stone coral ring with 8 small diamonds. Five stone rings were classic Victorian forms. Our ring has smooth polished cabachon coral stones and ten small perfect flat cut diamonds at each corner. During Victorian times and earlier, coral was believed to have mystical properties and to ward off illness. The rose pink color was the most sought after. The ring is a size 8 and can be sized.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426136
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
Lovely early Victorian angel skin coral ring with 10 carved florets and one large carved coral flower at the center, set in a pleasing symmetrical pattern. This ring has a 9K gold band while the coral florets are set in a metal bed. The Victorians loved angel skin coral, which is a red-orange or light pink colored coral, and they especially loved coral cut into cameos, flowers, or fruit. This ring has a rather large head and is therefore best worn alone. This ring is a US size 7.75.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1800 item #1426134
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,800.00
our early C1790 Georgian 18K seven stone diamond half hoop ring has seven table-cut diamonds (flat on top, faceted sides). The ring is closed back and the diamonds are foiled backed, exactly the way gemstone rings were made in the Georgian period. The diamonds are mounted in silver and set in gold, as the Georgians believed silver was better suited to set off the cool white tones of diamonds. This ring would make a lovely engagement ring or gift to oneself. The ring is a size 7.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1800 item #1426129
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$9,390.00
8K eighteenth-century portrait ring under crystal of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Miniature portraits were painted on vellum or ivory and given as tokens of love to husbands and wives or parents and children. Portrait rings with diamond bezels, such as ours, reflect the importance of the subject. The paintings would be commissioned to the leading miniature portrait artists of the day. Sarah Churchill had a close friendship with Queen Anne of England. This ring was likely a love token...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1398539
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,800.00
These lovely 18K day-night floral gold cannetille earrings boast one of the finest examples of cannetille gold work we have ever seen. Popular in both England and France in the 1820's, cannetille was a type of filigree work named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic era. It lasted for a brief 2 decades, making it easy to date a piece of jewelry that is as fine an example of cannetille as these. Typical of Georgian design, the tops of the earrings can be separated from the bottoms making...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1398535 (stock #8471)
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
SOLD
Three inch long day-night earrings with a lovely rococo design that incorporates foliate and shell motifs set with Persian turquoise and enlivened by the two-color 15K gold. The earrings have a secure hook on the back of the drop part of the earring, not typically seen on Georgian day-night earrings. This enables enabling them to easily be separated and worn with just the tops (for day), or both top and bottom (at night). The mechanism attaching the two pieces can be viewed in the photos.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1398498
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,000.00
Lovely polished coral earrings with enamel bows and seed pearls ensconced in the center if each bow and dangling from each ribbon. The deep rose pink color of our earrings are the most ought after color of coral and are particularly vibrant in tone. 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 and again into Victorian times, when coral was c...