Antique 1900s Emile Dropsy Silver Gilt French Art Nouveau Lady's Portrait Repoussé Brooch
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This gorgeous brooch is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Art Nouveau period.
Handcrafted by master French medal maker and engraver Emile Dropsy for the well-known high end jewelry house Maison Savard, this striking brooch features a raised portrait of a lady holding a flower in exquisite detail. Unusual to similar pieces of the era, the back of this brooch also is beautifully decorated with leaves and scroll work -- a true sign of quality.
While Dropsy was relatively unknown in his time, his jewelry gained popularity in the late 19th/early 20th century, so much so that many replicas of his work have been created and sold.
This piece is signed on the front by the artist and the clasp is hallmarked Savard, which guarantees this brooch is authentic.
Weight: 2.56 g
Marked: E. Dropsy, Savard
Condition: Good This brooch has light surface scratches and a lovely vintage patina. There is a tiny hole in the side near the clasp. This may have been created in production as I have seen holes in similar Dropsy pieces. The main issue with this piece is the pin back as it has started to rust. It is still wearable with care. Dropsy pieces are highly collectable. In perfect shape, this brooch would be $200+ Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1930s M J Co. Art Deco Silver Tone Filigree Bracelet
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Dainty in design with traceries of filigree lacework, this striking bracelet will add just the right amount of artistry and pizzazz to any ensemble!
Fashioned in a silver-toned metal and then plated in a tarnish-proof coating -- usually rhodium or chromium -- this artfully created bracelet features flexible links accented with clear rhinestones.
Bracelet fastens with a double locking clasp, which affords absolute security.
Marked: M J Co
Condition: Very Good Rhinestones have an almost silvery gray tone to them and one is a touch darker than the rest. The fine filigree work on the clasp is slightly bent from years of taking the bracelet on and off. Not overly noticeable and it does not affect the integrity of the clasp. Priced accordingly.
Antique 1910s Sterling Art Nouveau Repoussé Lady's Portrait Brooch / Pendant
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Take the beauty of the Art Nouveau era with you wherever you go with this gorgeous repoussé brooch.
Fashioned in sterling silver, this striking piece features a 3-dimensional portrait of a beautiful woman's face with flowing locks. An embossed pansy flower, a symbol of love and adoration, rests to the right of her.
Brooch fastens with a safety catch and also has an attached bail so it can also be added to a chain and worn as a pendant.
Width: 1" Height: 1"
Total Weight: 4.35
Condition: Excellent Silver has a lovely aged patina. No flaws to note.
Antique 1900s Art Nouveau Heart Shaped Repoussé Lady's Portrait Brooch
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We always say, "If this jewelry could talk...." Well, this one can!
This beautiful heart-shaped brooch tells the story of a secret courtship and romance in repoussé. Fashioned in a silver colored metal and layered with a top coat of sterling silver, this striking piece features the raised profile of a gorgeous Edwardian lady coming out of the center of a pansy.
In the Victorian era, the pansy flower was used to communicate affection between two lovers who were secretly courting (since any outward display of love or passion was frowned upon in those times).
This sweet brooch would make a lovely gift for your secret or not-so-secret love.
Brooch fastens with a C clasp.
Width: 1 1/16" Height: 1 1/16"
Marked: Sterling Top
Condition: Very Good The heart is slightly misshaped and bent on the right bottom edge. (See last photo) Looking at it straight on you would not notice the bend and it lays correctly when worn. It also looks like a little bit of the detail has worn off on the edge of the right side. There is so much detail on this brooch it is hardly noticeable. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1960s 14k White Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Chip Ring
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Simple, yet elegant, this understated beauty will add just the right amount of classic sophistication to any ensemble.
Crafted in 14k white gold, this gorgeous rings showcases a single white cultured pearl accented diagonally by two petite diamond chips.
A great gift or heirloom piece.
Weight: 2.86 g
Marked: 14k, DA
Condition: Excellent Minor gold surface scratches from age. No other flaws to note.
Antique Victorian 10k Rose Gold Patterned 12 Sided Cigar Band Wedding Ring
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Whether you are saying, "I do," or you are just an admirer of fine antique jewelry, this wonderful band is one for keeps!
Fashioned in thin, rosy 10k gold in the popular Victorian cigar band style, this great ring features an intricate engraved and debossed rectangular pattern of circles and swirls. The delicate design flanks a blank centerpiece, which can be engraved with initials if so desired.
This ring is not your traditional round band. Each rectangular section is angled slightly on either side creating a 12 sided ring. The number 12 carries a lot of religious, mythological and magical symbolism. During the Victorian era (which was choc full of hidden symbolism, secret codes and superstitions), the number 12 represented perfection and completeness -- quite fitting for a wedding band.
The inside of the band is engraved with the initials M. H. Mc M
Band Width: 0.25"
Material: 10k Rose Gold, acid tested
Date: Circa 1890
Marked: Engraved with initials and four small diamonds, which could be a date hallmark.
Condition: Very Good Ring has allover light surface scratches, which comes with age and wear. It looks like there are 3 old repair spots. Two to the left of the centerpiece and one to the right. The repairs are clean, but have distorted the pattern on the front, particularly in the debossed areas. Ring is sturdy and has a lot of character and life left. Priced accordingly.
Antique Victorian Chatelaine Perfume Scent Bottle Pendant Necklace
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This darling necklace is a wonderful homage to a time when women kept all of their tools and accessories needed for daily life attached firmly at the hip.
Fashioned in antique brass with a lovely aged patina, this sweet little decorative scent bottle features a textured embossed swirl design below a raised star centerpiece accented with a delicate seed pearl.
Bottle does not open. Chain fastens with a pin and tube clasp.
Pendant Width: 5/8" Pendant Length: 1.25" Chain Length: 18.5"
Condition: Very Good Bottle does not have any dings or dents. It does have an allover patina from age. That's how you know it's the real deal. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1930s Art Deco Stepped Brass and Molded Czech Glass Flower Necklace
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This striking 1930s necklace is like a beautiful Art Deco autumnal garden that you get to wear and cherish all year round!
Fashioned in brilliant, gold-toned stepped brass, this lovely necklace features gorgeous molded Czech glass flowers in a vibrant shade of orange with swirls of red. Three of the five flowers are accented with brass swirls and a green molded glass leaf.
Necklace fastens in the back with a spring ring clasp.
Total Length: 16"
Marked: There is a mark on the ring near the clasp, but we are unable to make out what it says.
Condition: Very Good Necklace has some light patina from age. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.
This exquisite bracelet exudes an air of simple elegance and timeless romance!
Fashioned in sterling silver, this beautiful Edwardian era piece features intricate filigree links flanking either side of a stunning piece of rectangular camphor glass set with a single pave rhinestone.
Bracelet fastens with an ornate connector clasp, which has a patent number dating to 1918.
Total Length: 7 3/8"
Marked: Sterling with Helgen "H" hallmark; Pat No. 1257158
Condition: Excellent Bracelet has a light vintage patina, which accentuates the fine details in the piece. No flaws to note.
Antique Victorian R.F. Simmons & Co Gold FIlled Ladies Slide Chain Necklace with Pearl Clover Slide
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Originally designed to hold a lady's watch, locket or lorgnette, Victorian slide chains are once again a must-have for every jewelry box!
Perfect for showcasing your favorite pendants, charms, talismans or lockets, these extra long necklaces are extremely versatile and can be wrapped and worn in a variety of ways!
Maejean Vintage has some great styling tips and ideas in her blog here.
This beautiful necklace features an extra long 14k gold filled chain adorned with a diamond shaped slide accented with 3 petite pearls in an engraved clover. It has a large safety clasp at the end to attach your own special piece.
Chain Length: 24.5"
Marked: RFS & Co 1/10 (for 1/10 14k gold filled)
Condition: Very Good Chain is in excellent condition. There are a few small tarnish spots on the slide, mainly on the sides and the back. Not overly noticeable. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.
Vintage Henryk Winograd .999 Silver Repoussé Bacchante Cameo Necklace
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This beautiful raised relief cameo is an breathtaking example of the highly skilled art of repoussé -- and is made by the master himself!
Until his death in 2008, artist and jewelry designer Henryk Winograd was regarded as one of the world's greatest masters of traditional silversmithing and America's leading practitioner of the art of repoussé.
Repoussé is a metalworking technique in which malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a raised, 3-dimensional design on the front. Definition and details are then added to the front through embossing and chasing.
Masterfully crafted in 99.9% pure silver -- Winograd's preferred metal of choice -- this sizeable piece features a high relief of a beautiful bacchante with a wreath of grapes and leaves adorning her wavy locks.
Pendant is signed with the Winograd hallmark HW999 and comes with a sterling silver chain.
The perfect gift for any art or wine lover!
Pendant Length: 2" Width: 1 3/8" Height: 5/8" Weight: 37.8g
Chain Length: 15"
Condition: Very Good There are a few dings and small dents on the back of the piece. There also are a few small dings and dents along the outside edge of the pendant, which don't visually distract from the piece. They are more noticeable by touch. Flaws do not detract. Priced accordingly.
This knockout necklace was designed to turn heads!
Clearly paying homage to the great Joseff of Hollywood, this stunning piece has 6 slinky chains on each side culminating in a colorful glass cabochon studded centerpiece.
The piece de resistance is the undulating, fringed crescent moon studded with jewel tone cabochons. The pendant has a nice weight to it, guaranteeing that it will always hang nicely.
Necklace fastens with a tongue and groove clasp.
Length: 17" Drop: 6.25"
Condition: Very Good Shows light signs of wear. Metal has a light patina in places. Some of the glass cabochons have light surface scratches. One of the chains has a slight bend to it where it connects to the finding. None of these flaws detract. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1950s 14k White Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Ring
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Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but pearls are her chic, sophisticated sister! Put them together and you've got a winning combination!
Fashioned in 14k white gold, this striking ring features two beautiful opalescent cultured pearls intersected by a band of three petite diamonds and milgrain detailing.
A great gift or heirloom piece.
Length: 3/8" Width: 5/8" Height: 1/4"
Total Weight: 10g
Condition: Very Good Shank has light surface scratches, which is normal with vintage jewelry. Does not detract.