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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426595
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,650.00
This diminutive niello buckle bracelet has a lovely niello design- "niello" is a derivation of the Latin word for black, "niger". Niello work was an ancient technique of silver decoration, revived by a German jeweler in Paris in the early part of the nineteenth century. Niello work is done by engraving a design on the silver, and filling the recesses with an alloy of lead, copper, sulphur, and silver. We think this smaller scaled niello buckle bracelet, with its pattern of trailing leaves, is di...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426594
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,900.00
This lovely chain was made from links that were made from a an ancient technique of decorating silver which was revived in the 19th century and adopted by English jewelry artisans. This technique is called niello, which derives from the Latin form of niger, or black. The designs are created by engraving geometric patterns, stripes, or squares on silver and filling the recesses with a silver, copper, lead and sulphur alloy. The niello links have a polished feel and are strikingly modern looking. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426592
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,925.00
This C1880 lorgnette, sometimes called a quizzing glass, makes a lovely pendant for a chain and is as useful as it is beautiful. Going from closed to open is quick and efficient. In its open form, the lorgnette provides magnification for reading or for observing from afar. The combination of gold and swirls against the black make this a striking pendant for a gold chain. The lorgnette has a lovely black and gold Florentine design with gold scrolling and ornamentation on a black background. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Russian : Pre 1837 VR item #1426563
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$910.00
C1815 Silesian wire brooch/pendant Silesian wire was originally made in the medieval town of Gleiwitz in Silesia, (formerly Poland) and was believed to have been made by gunsmiths and armour workers. The Silesian wire craft is very old, dating the late 1700's - early 1800's. There is little remaining of this type of jewelry. The delicate Silesian wire craft evolved from mirror frames, purses and other ornamentation where iron was used instead of precious metal. We love the texture of the wire...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426555
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,930.00
Beautiful shaped sterling &gold cuff dated back to 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426554
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$800.00
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1426550
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$910.00
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426549
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,525.00
We adore this c 1880 Shakudo brooch featuring a rare image of Mt. Fugi in the background.Shakudo is an ancient Japanese art form which developed from the Samurai tradition of sword making. The metalwork used in the Shakudo technique consists of inlays of alloys of gold and copper on a dark copper base, and most often depicts scenes from the natural world. Shakudo became popular during the aesthetic period which spanned 1880 to about 1900, when Japanese jewelry artisans were banned from sword dec...
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 #1426546
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,800.00
Absolutely charming Victorian sterling cuff with 3 arrangements of flowers, each one unique, and various types of flowers, the leaves and petals of which are overlaid in rose and yellow gold "accents", each flower with its own meaning. The translation of the meanings of various flowers was a popular Victorian pastime, with published guide books to help them along the way. Each arrangement is set on a charming stylized "heart" vase in rose gold. Delicately carved leaves and floral patterns bedeck...
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 sets off gold nicely.
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 : Pre 1900 item #1426539
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 circ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426538
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,250.00
C1880 9K Victorian Lava Cameo earrings depicting Flora, the goddess of flowering plants. Both top and bottom cameos are proper mirror images. Cameo earrings were inspired by the ruins of Pompeii in Italy and were made from the lava of Mt. Vesuvius as souvenir jewelry fro travelers on the Grand Tour. Flora's profile is displayed in beautiful three-dimensional carving on both tops and bottoms. They are light brown in color and encased in 9K bezels and hang from simple shepherd's hooks. Each ear...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1426537
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,250.00
Wonderfully modern form geometric concentric circle earrings with three concentric circles inlaid within a larger circle. The earrings are mounted on shepherds hooks for uncomplicated administration and removal. Jet was a form of fossilized coal that was mined from the mines of Whitby, England. Whitby jet jewelry experienced it's heyday in the nineteenth century, as it was thought the contrast of the dark black of the jet was attractive against pale skin, considered a mark of beauty. It was addi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : 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 : Pre 1900 item #1426534
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$11,900.00
The detail on this fabulous 18K serpent choker astounds. In forty years of buying and selling antique jewelry, we have never seen a necklace like this one, designed with incredible precision and charm. The necklace features a serpent's head with ruby round eyes, menacing teeth and ornately carved patterns incised in the underside of the snake's head. The snake has his mouth clamped firmly on a finely detailed turtle with polished garnet shell, diamond studded feet and tail. The glass belly of th...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1930 item #1426533
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$750.00
Antique fun paste "ruby" necklace with festooned with fringe adorned with paste "rubies". Paste is a type of leaded glass that was meant to copy previous gems, such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds. The fringes fall in a circular pattern to form a pleasing composition around the neck. The necklace is approximately 14 1/4 inches long. Great to wear on a casual evening out or during the day at work. Exceptionally lightweight, sturdy, indestructible, and clasps easily.