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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 : 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 : Pre 1910 item #1426657
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,000.00
Substantial 9k double headed snake ring with unusual demantoid (green garnet) eyes, hallmarked "Chester" and dating to 1909. The intertwined serpents symbolize two lovers woven together for eternity and are symbols of fertility and rebirth. Demantoid garnet is considered the most rare of all garnet varieties and is a beautiful brilliant green color. The ring is a size 6.5 US. This ring would be a wonderful choice for an engagement ring or wedding band.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426634
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,600.00
Wonderful 18K antique Victorian snake ring, a symbol of eternal love and friendship popularized by Queen Victoria throughout her reign in the 19th century. Set with 5 old cut diamonds in a 3 pointed carved etching, our snake ring is hallmarked Birmingham and dates to 1877. The ring is a size 11.5.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426633
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,860.00
Lovely Victorian 18K cluster ring with 14 outside diamonds marking the border and 3 larger old mine cut diamonds at the center. The diamonds are set in silver, as was the custom of the day (it was felt that the cool tones of silver set off the cool tones of diamonds more attractively). The diamonds are a-jour meaning the ring is open "to the day" (open backed and accessible to the light) as shown in the photos. This ring can be worn and enjoyed everyday and is not just a "special occasion" ring....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426632
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
Circa 1810, this wonderful 18K half hoop closed back ring has a double row of brilliant-cut diamonds and a delightful diagonal crimping detail along each side of the band. This ring marries well with others or looks wonderful alone with its substantial double row of diamonds. The diagonal crimping along both sides is visible from the model photo as well as the back view photo. A great addition to your jewelry wardrobe. The ring is US size 6 3/4.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426630
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,400.00
Lovely Victorian 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 #1426628
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,270.00
2 opals form the centerpiece of this lovely natural opal, ruby and peridot 15k gold ring, hallmarked Birmingham and dating to 1866. Curlicues, whorls and incising add interest to this sentimental Victorian ring. Opals were among Queen Victoria's favorite stones and were believed in ancient times to bring good fortune to its wearer. Peridots were believed by the ancients to symbolize rebirth and renewal, while rubies symbolize loyalty, friendship, and love. Looks beautiful and feminine on the han...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426596
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$6,000.00
This is an unusual pique necklace with pique star and circle links throughout. From each circle link dangles a larger star pendant, while a single crescent moon pendant takes center stage. The pendants and links are adorned with inlaid gold. Pique jewelry was made from the shell of the Hawksbill turtle. When heated, the gold or silver can be "pressed in". The material has the added advantage of being lightweight, smooth, and extremely durable. The tradition of Pique work began with the Fre...