Antique Victorian Gold Filled Slide Chain with Mother of Pearl LocketRegular price $ 328.00 Save $ -328.00
One look at this beautiful, celestial locket and you would swear it was plucked out of the night sky!
Set with two luminescent mother of pearl cabochons, this eye-catching hinged locket practically glows when it moves. It really is quite striking.
Locket is gold plated and is attached by Albert clasp to a lovely 12k gold filled rope chain necklace with a delicate fleur de lis adjustable slide.
Such a sweet, romantic piece!
Chain Length: 30"
Locket Size: 1" x 1"
Marked: 1/20th 12k
Condition: Very Good
Necklace and locket have light surface scratches and patina consistent with age and use. Some of the plating is starting to come off the locket and it looks like a new catch was soldered on at some point as it is a little messy. These flaws are only noticeable under close, magnified inspection. Does not detract. Priced accordingly.
Antique Victorian French Jet Grapes Mourning BroochRegular price $ 58.00 Save $ -58.00
A symbol of rebirth, victory over death, the joys of heaven, and happiness, images of grapes are often utilized in Christian funeral rites.
Fashioned in shiny black molded French jet -- which is neither French, nor jet but just a fancy European-made black glass -- this beautiful brooch features three dimensional grapes and leaves shaped into a pseudo heart shape.
Brooch fastens with a C catch.
Width: 1 1/16"
Length: 1 1/2"
There are numerous small chips around the edge of the piece. The most notable being at the top of of the right side grape leaf. Most chips are on the back and not overly noticeable from the front. Does not overly detract. Priced accordingly.
Antique 1900s Art Nouveau Repoussé Gibson Girl and 3-D Tulip BroochRegular price $ 42.00 Save $ -42.00
Take the beauty of the Art Nouveau era with you wherever you go with this gorgeous repoussé brooch.
Fashioned in a silver plated brass, this unusual brooch features a beautiful repoussé Gibson Girl with her trademark contemporary bouffant and waterfall of curls. She is framed by raised flowers to her right and a sizeable 3-dimensional tulip stem to her left.
Brooch fastens with a C catch.
Height: 1 1/8"
The silver plating is starting to come off and the brass is showing through. Priced accordingly.
Antique 1900s Emile Dropsy Silver Gilt French Art Nouveau Lady's Portrait Repoussé BroochRegular price $ 98.00 Save $ -98.00
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
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 Henryk Winograd .999 Silver Repoussé Bacchante Cameo NecklaceRegular price $ 398.00 Save $ -398.00
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"
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.