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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1910 item #1440714
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
A stunning pair of 18K Victorian drop earrings with shimmering tassels with movement and flair. The tassels create a beautiful shimmer in any kind of lighting. A small gold ball connects to the end of each braided tassel to give the tassels a bit of weight to create a sense of movement. Look closely at the details and you will see the stamped gold stars on the top links, the lovely sort of detail that the Victorians were known for. The earrings are attached to gold shepherd's hooks. At approxim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1440606
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,550.00
Bold midcentury 14K American made moonstone ring with an unadorned chunky gold band and a mesmerizing iridescent opal stone. This ring has a very solid feel. No embellishment, just a solid unadorned gold band with a large solitary mesmerizing moonstone. There are marks but it is unclear who the maker is. For the person who prefers beauty of a single semi precious stone and gold metals without distracting ornamentation, this is the ring for you. Suitable for both men and women. Size US 7 ½.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1440605
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,480.00
Stunning 18K Victorian padlock with a beautiful polished garnet at the center and lovely engraved 18k gold body. The gate lock is hung from a pair of gold circles that are each engraved with a lovely flower. The gold gate lock itself is faceted, a nice detail. The gate lock has its original crystal back. The gate lock opens and closes flawlessly at the touch of the clasp (shown in video). The cabochon garnet gate lock can be worn as a charm for a bracelet or hung from a necklace. A lovely roma...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440592
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,050.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, an alloy of copper and tin that was used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Our chain has alternating links and balls throughout and the pattern is consistent and uninterrupted (this is something we look for and is important because it shows the chain is in its original condition with no links removed). Besides being decorative, such watch chains were useful; people would ha...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440587
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,280.00
Unusual lightweight original watch chain of made of gunmetal, a material used to make decorative chains, purses, brooches, buckles and other items during the Victorian era. Gunmetal is an alloy of copper and tin. Our chain has a lovely complex knot link that is shown closeup in the images. It is hard to imagine the time it took to construct such a chain by hand, and a similar link could not be made today. Gunmetal watch chains were both decorative and functional. People would hang their key...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440586
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$650.00
This is an working compass pendant, an unusual to find and in remarkably good condition. Compasses would have been considered "necessaries" for men. In all likelihood, this was worn by the man, who, expected to take the lead in such situations, might need a compass for the purpose of navigation. The compass has a crystal face and a lovely detail of a gold carved "flower" at the apex of the compass (shown in images). There is a gold bale attached to the compass and a gold split ring attached to ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440584
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
This is a lovely Victorian Pietra Dura locket pendant with its original 15K locket back. Pietra Dura, otherwise known as Italian mosaic is an art form utilizing Inlaid hard stones such as marble, agate and turquoise to form a floral design. Additionally this exquisite pendant includes pink and blue forget me nots and white lilies of valley on an onyx base. The beveled glass locket mounted with a 15K bevel on the reverse side is original. We think the chain looks particularly beguiling on our Vi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : English : Pre 1900 item #1440175
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,100.00
Our marquis shaped 18K ring, carved in the shape of the pointed oval and emblematic of the gothic arch, has twelve old-cut rubies and a central cabochon opal accented with rose diamonds. The ring is a "marquis within a marquis" in the way the rubies form the outside border of another border of gold trim, which forms a marquis shape that encloses the cabochon opal and accent diamonds. The pointed oval suggests that this ring was styled in the manner of the gothic revival. The gold band is unus...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440165
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,500.00
18K pendant of rock crystal with a reverse intaglio of the head of an adorable Pekingese, with an inscription on the reverse side, Ed. Van den Hove & Fils, Bruxelles, C. 1880. This pendant is stylistically characteristic of the work of the Pradier family, whose speciality was painting miniature works of domestic animals. These miniature works of art were widely popular in the United States as well as on the Continent. They are often erroneously referred to as Essex Crystals.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1440162
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,925.00
Stunning Shakudo necklace set on silver and inlaid with copper and gold. One side of the 2 sided locket shows a stylized scene of ornately carved leaves and chrysanthemums, a symbol of the Japanese monarchy. The other side shows two satirically carved Japanese men alongside the emperor's horse, thrilled with their presumably successful feat of saving the emperor. The headgear worn by the two men are typically worn by higher ranking aristocrats and are called Eboshi. Shakudo is a technique tha...
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 #1440158
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
A classic Victorian 9K anchor link chain with nautical anchor links and a large ring from which to hang a pendant. We have attached our own pendant so you can see how well the necklace looks with a pendant as well as alone. The anchor link, with its nautical motif, is a symbol of strength. The name of this chain design stems from its resemblance to a ship’s chain holding the anchor. The modern Gucci link chain was copied from the original Victorian nautical link chain. This chain can be worn e...
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...