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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427239
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,380.00
Rare Georgian coque de perle and pyrite earrings set in low carat gold. The style of the earrings is called "Queen Anne", a misnomer as this jewelry was made in the mid-eighteenth century. The coque de perle comes from the oval section of the pearly mollusk or nautilus. Traditionally, as In this pair of earrings, coque de pearl is embellished with pyrites. The earrings measure 1" high by 7/8" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427237
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,530.00
Striking Victorian Whitby jet earrings with a floral design. Jet jewelry became popular after the death of Prince Albert in 1861 when the court went into official mourning. These striking earrings measure 2 1/2" long and 3/4" at their widest.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1800 item #1427235
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,300.00
Amazing George lll long, "back dot" paste earrings set in silver. The earrings measure 3 1/4" long (wow!) and 3/4" at their widest. As hairstyles grew higher, earrings grew longer! When the lucky owner of these earrings wore them the earrings would swing and catch the candlelight at its best. Really fantastic, unusual and rare. They date to 1780 and are in excellent condition. Fit for a queen!!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427233
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
Delightful Victorian dog head earrings of pinchbeck set with black glass eyes. Pinchbeck is an alloy named for Christopher Pinchbeck who was a watchmaker and developed the alloy for his watch cases. It has no gold in it but does not tarnish and always stays bright and shiny. The earrings measure 1 3/4" long by 3/4" at their widest. Wonderful to wear to cheer up the day.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427231
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,600.00
Startling Victorian red Vauxhall glass fly earrings. Vauxhall glass is a mirrored glass that was made into jewelry from the 1770's to the late Victorian age. These sparking earrings measure 3/4" wide by 1 3/16 in length and date to c. 1860.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427229
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$5,750.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427227
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,400.00
A stunning pair of 18K Victorian drop earrings with shimmering tassels with great movement and flair. The tassels create a beautiful shimmer in any kind of lighting. A small gold ball connects to the end of each tassel to give the tassels a bit of weight to create a sense of movement. At approximately 1.5 inches long, these earrings are the perfect scale for daytime or for evening wear.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427225
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,220.00
Wonderful pair of long pair of Victorian onyx earrings with French jet flowers at the top. French jet is a type of polished black glass that was popular during the Victorian era as a form of mourning jewelry. Onyx was also a favored mourning gemstone during the Victorian era and is seen time and time again as a fashionable jewel fashion throughout the 19th century. These earrings have 15k detailing at the top and 15k ear wires...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427224
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,380.00
C1860 sterling silver pendeloque earrings, over three inches long, make a statement no matter the occasion. The silver earrings have a thin fluted silver band wrapped round and round culminating in a small finial at the bottom. The thin silver fluted band is repeated on the top of the earring in 3 offset curves. These earrings are surprisingly light. The butterfly backs help the earrings fit securely on the ear (hopefully) never to be lost!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427223
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$2,180.00
The term "pique" comes from the French word "piquer" (to prick) and describes a method of inlaying gold or silver onto tortoiseshell. The craft was discovered and perfected in the 17th century by the French Huguenots. The Huguenots later taught the craft to English jewelry artisans. These classical pique earrings with their Greek key design, are a perfect example of the sophistication, polish, depth and natural beauty of pique jewelry...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427222
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,500.00
Elegant 9K Victorian rose gold colored earrings with a gold ball dangling from the central part of the earring. The ball is repeated in the tops of the earrings, middle, and the very bottom. The original shepherds hook attachment allows for the earrings to slip on and off easily. The gold on the earrings is so reflective you can see the photographer's camera in the large gold ball that hangs from the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1837 VR item #1427221
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,550.00
Our Berlin iron gothic revival earrings were made in the early part of the nineteenth century and are a wonderful example of historic jewelry. Berlin Iron was first made between 1806-1812, around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, when wealthy Germans were asked to surrender their gold and precious gems for the war effort, in exchange for the delicate and beautifully crafted Berlin iron jewelry. Some of the larger pieces even bore the inscription "Gold gab Ich fur eisen"- "Gold I gave for iron"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427220
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,950.00
This wonderful sterling lion fob seal is a replica in miniature of the Medici lion sculptures which guarded the steps to the Villa Medici in Rome. The lions were moved to Florence in 1789 but continue to be a symbol of Florence and the Medici family. Lions have long been a symbol that the Medici liked to use and were prominent in Florentine Society. The base of our fob is a Carnelian Intaglio heraldic coat of arms...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427219
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$3,950.00
Fabulous Scottish carnelian signet ring with a fierce looking Scottish wildcat in mid growl or hiss standing on his or her hind legs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427218
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$815.00
Charming 18K mid Victorian gypsy ring with 3 natural pearls and 4 rubies in a diamond setting and hallmarked Birmingham 1875. Gypsy rings were made with the gemstones set flush with the gold band and is one of the most secure ways to set a ring. Worn by both men and women, the secure setting of the stones made the rings well suited for people with active lifestyles. The ring looks great stacked with others or alone. The ring is engraved "MM &GW" on the inside of the band and is US size 8.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427217
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$550.00
Unusual 15k gypsy ring with natural pearls, turquoise and coral stones set flush within the gold setting. Coral and turquoise create a pleasing contrast along with the pearl accents. Incised ribbons, dashes and dots along the face and upper shank add interest. Worn by both men and women, gypsy rings provide one of the most secure ways to house a gemstone, making the rings adaptable to active lifestyles then, as now. Hallmarked Chester 1895, the ring is US size 7 1/2.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1427215
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
$1,250.00
18K gold buckle ring with an etched pointed star which houses a diamond and an ornate border, hallmarked 1899 Chester. Victorian Diamond Buckle Ring. Buckle imagery was used in the Victorian and Edwardian eras to symbolize fidelity, and eternal love. This buckle ring is perfect for a man or woman. The buckle ring is a US size 8.
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...