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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1440160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$850.00
A twentieth century Italian nautical link sterling silver link chain necklace with delicate anchor links, the anchor link is a Victorian symbol (and perhaps earlier) of strength and robustness. The name of this chain design derives from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. This chain can be worn everyday and is suitable for both men and women. Anchor link chains are not often found in silver. Our chain has an Italian hallmark with 925 as the purity mark (for sterling silver), ...
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 1910 item #1440157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
A Victorian 18K chain with classic anchor links, the anchor link chain with its nautical motif is a symbol of strength and robustness. Nautical link chains became popular during the late Victorian sporting craze, when the benefits of the outdoors and physical exercise were first popularized. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain copied this style chain. The last image shows our 3 mariner chains together, all a...
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 #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 1910 item #1439003
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$340.00
Antique 9K locket in the shape of a heart, with the original daguerreotype photos still inside. The locket has a curvaceous wreath engraved on the one side and is simply polished on the underside. Both sides of the locket are of 9K (as indicated by the prominent mark on the underside) as is the gold bale attached. There is a ring attached to the bale to hang the locket from a chain. The perfect pendant for a valentine's day gift or other special occasion.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1438706
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,700.00
15K Victorian chain with a link design consisting of two "paperclips" joined together at a perfect 90 degree angle, leading to a lovely unusual lovers knot link where the lover's knot is wrapped in a braided pattern several times about a simple oval link (see close ups). Both the paper clip and the lover's knot links are Victorian motifs used to convey love and devotion. The chain is substantial at 36.3 grams. and at 51 inches can be worn doubled or tripled. There is a nicely scaled dog clip an...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1438440
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,200.00
We love these late 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. The leaf form is espaliered to a 15K textured gold "frame". The earrings are 1.5 inches long and hang from shepherd's hooks. Please be sure and ask us about the matching brooch to these earrings.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1438439
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Elegant 15K English fob with a tapered regency style shape and an intaglio of a heraldic coat of arms. The base of the fob is chalcedony, a form of quartz that was available in several colors. The intaglio shows a proud lion in passant and a drape on either side falling from the reeded rod. The drape supports the shield with the heads of three fierce looking dragons or lions. Fantastic heraldic monsters, whether lions or dragons (we are not absolutely sure) were a symbol of courage. This family...
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 1910 item #1436976
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,850.00
Ring of diamonds and platinum, our band has 5 cushion cut diamond atop a band incised with scrolls and "V" flourishes. The ring has hallmarks for platinum and 18K as well as a maker's mark WG&S, William Greenwood and Sons. If you are looking for a diamond ring for a small finger size, this is the ring for you. US/Can. size 3 3/4.
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 : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436383
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,800.00
Our muff chain is known as "pinchbeck" and has a wonderful hand clasp with a diminutive emerald paste ring on the hand and a charming carved ruffled sleeve at the end of the hand clasp. We love “jewelry wearing jewelry” and the hand clasp with its fingernails and green paste ring can only be described as quintessentially Georgian. The links of the chain are embossed with textural dots. While our Georgian pinchbeck long chain was used in its day to hold one's muff, today one wears it for ...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Platinum : Pre 1940 item #1436142
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,365.00
Our C1930 Art Deco era diamond platinum eternity band is a slim polished band with small stones that packs a lot of punch! This sliver of a ring glimmers and sparkles on the hand. Eternity bands symbolize everlasting love and are given on special occasions to commemorate an anniversary, a wedding, the birth of a first child, or holiday gift. The ring is a size US 6.5 and is approximately 1/8 of an inch wide.
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 : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1436088
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$8,800.00
Amazing "Queen Anne" amethyst paste earrings set in gilt metal. This style of jewelry has been historically misnamed for Queen Anne, who reigned from 1695 to 1714, as so called Queen Anne jewelry dates to the mid 18th century. The vivid purple paste stones used are faceted as rose cuts. The earrings have back to front fittings and fit close to the earlobe. There is a matching necklace sold separately.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1930 item #1436083
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,200.00
The 1920's and 30's was the age of the cocktail party, and the jewelry was characterized by vivid colors and sparkling diamonds. Cuban influences helped guide art deco design toward strong rectilinear geometry. This diamond ring is classic art deco. It is almost a full inch long and .5 inches deep at its widest. The platinum band has engraving.