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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427212
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,150.00
Wonderful silver cuff depicting a classical arch design including rose gold flowers and yellow gold arches with etched tendrils growing in between. There is a Vaughton's Patent trademark inscription on the inside. Vaughton's was an English manufacturer in Birmingham, still in existence, which made silver jewelry to appeal to all classes of society, including the "working" girl. The small silver balls gracing the bottom and the larger ball placed atop where each arch meets are a nice touch. Brac...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427163
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$7,200.00
Antique 19th century Berlin Iron necklace with a Berlin Iron heart and cross. Berlin Iron jewelry is highly prized for its intricate work and rarity. During the Napoleonic Wars wealthy Germans gave their precious jewels for the war effort and substituted them with iron jewelry. Some of the pieces were inscribed, "Gold gab ich fur Eisen"; meaning "I gave gold for iron". Today these pieces are as desirable as in the early 1800's. The chain measures 22"long and the drop with the cross measures 6 1/...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427162
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
Victorian gilt metal collar is beautiful, flattering and wearable for any occasion
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427161
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$900.00
Smart and tailored gutta percha necklace or collar, tie it on and walk away. Gutta percha is a black or brown hard rubber like material made from the sap of a Malayan tree. In the late Victorian period it was molded in various forms to make jewelry. This necklace measures 13" long by 1 1/4" at its widest
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427160
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$12,500.00
Uncommon color, "Queen Anne" turquoise paste necklace set in silver. Though dating to the mid 18th century, this style of jewelry was named for Queen Anne, who reigned from during an earlier time, 1695 to 1714. The vivid foiled paste stones are faceted as cushion cuts. The necklace with its original fittings fastens with a black velvet ribbon. Exquisite.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427159
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,100.00
This romantic amethyst 18k necklace has a smooth and sultry snake chain that feels as good as it looks. The glittering large five amethysts fall symmetrically about the chain and always fall perfectly on the neck, with the central largest amethyst positioned exactly at the center. The clasp is hidden in the chain and remarkably easy to attach as it slides right in and holds firmly and securely. The necklace can easily be clasped by the wearer. Amethysts were very popular in Georgian times becaus...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427158
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,000.00
Napolean III amethyst necklace individually claw set in 18k yellow gold with gold spacers in the archeological taste. An extra amethyst gem link is available to lengthen the chain should this be desired. There is a safety chain for additional security. The necklace is 15.5 inches in length.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427157
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,890.00
Lovely paste cluster necklace set in silver and backed in 15k gold. Paste jewelry refers to jewelry made from a type of leaded glass invented in the late 1600's and was used to simulate precious gemstones. Paste achieved its greatest prominence in the 18th century, when several discoveries, including that of English flint glass as well as improvements in candlelight, the perfect illumination for paste jewelry, helped usher in antique paste jewelry. Jewelry artisans carved leaded glass into "gems...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427156
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
Our elegant 18K Georgian muff chain dates to the turn of the 19th century. A muff chain was considered an essential part of the Georgian woman's wardrobe, certainly those considered among the upper crust of society. Women would string the chains through the muff of fur to keep their hands warm. The chains would hang at a comfortable level about the woman's waist. Today the muff chain would be worn as a single chain, doubled or tripled. Our chain is in pristine condition and has a classic compone...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426907
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,880.00
Stunning 18K gold and diamond cufflinks, c1900, depicting eagles, a great gift for that special French Cuff Guy.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1426905
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,290.00
Antique Art Nouveau 18K Gold and Diamond Cufflinks c1900, a great gift for that special French Cuff Guy.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1426904
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,265.00
Magnificent Georgian brooch of coque de perles surrounded by iron pyrites. Coque de perle comes from the oval section of the pearly mollusk, the nautillus, found in the East Indies. This large brooch measures 3" high by 2 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426903
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,250.00
Essex crystal carving of a horse and jockey surrounded by rose diamonds. Perhaps they are symbolic of the winners wreath. The crystals are carved in reverse or intaglio into the flat back to create a three-dimension trompe l'oeil effect. The image is then painted in realistic detail. The pin measures 15/16 in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426902
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$275.00
Victorian Scottish agate arrow pin set in silver is a striking example of the agate jewelry that became fashionable due to Queen Victoria's love for Scotland. Agate jewelry was made in Scotland from the late 18th century but when the Queen began to summer at Balmoral Castle in the mid 1800's, the enthusiasm for all things Scottish swept England. This dramatic pin measures 3 1/2" long by 1 3/4" at its widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426901
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,600.00
Lovely early Victorian bow pin of white woven hair set with turquoise in 15K gold. Hair jewelry was primarily of a romantic or loving nature. Queen Victoria was given a brooch made from her mother's hair for her 16th birthday. This pin measures 1 3/4" wide by 1 3/4" high by 1/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426900
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$4,500.00
Swiss enameled jewelry was sold as souvenirs to the tourist trade in the 19th century. The base metal was painted in a neutral color and a detailed scene would be painted overtop. The painted scene would be re-fired and reglazed with a clear finish. Our "Night of Sky" brooch is 18K gold with black and gold enamel detailing and a delightful cherub gazing down from a starry "Night of Sky". The reverse side of the brooch holds a lock each of brunette and blond hair. Was likely a mourning piece f...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426899
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$7,800.00
Lovely drop rose cut diamond earrings in the pendeloque or pear shape. The pendeloque earring shape is a pear-shaped design used for diamonds and was a popular shape for both 17th and 18th-century French earrings. The earrings are day/night, meaning the tops and bottoms can be separated and the tops worn for conservative day time wear, and top and bottom together for special occasion wear. These lovely earrings, which glittered so beautifully in candlelight, are as beautiful today as they were ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426862
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,800.00
This wonderful lava ring was sold in Naples to travelers on the Grand Tour as souvenir jewelry in the 1820’s to 40's after the discovery of the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the 18th century. Made by Pompeian stone cutters, each of the seven round heads of the ring is distinctly carved and is of a different hue as well as a different mythological figure and comes from a different organic material sourced from Vesuvius. The cameos represent the days of the week, The grey cameo represents ...