Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Stickpins and Brooches


Wishing everyone the very best and good fortune in the New Year!  To help celebrate 2018 we have added several elegant jewels to the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries.

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include roses and diamonds by Larter & Sons, as well as a Japanese garden.  Striking platinum and gold cufflinks by Durand & Company, trophies for the victor by Huger and classically elegant cufflinks by Whiteside & Blank.


Larter roses and diamond cufflinks. (J9434)

Roses and Diamond  A wreath of roses and leaves surrounds a brightly polished center set with a diamond.  The slight rosy blush of the antique gold adds to the charm of the design.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  $725


Durand platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9442)

Platinum and Gold  Finely engraved cufflinks with radiant yellow gold centers that play beautifully against of the shimmering white of platinum edges. Created by Durand & Company in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $925


Antique 14kt gold flower cufflinks. (J9438)

The Japanese Garden  An alluring tangle of wild chrysanthemums, leaves and sinuous vines with untamed tendrils curling upwards like drifting wisps of smoke. Elegantly crafted in 14kt gold about 1920.
Cost:  $685


William Huger finely engraved cufflinks. (J9435)

Symbols of Victory  Art Deco cufflinks beautifully engraved with symbols of triumph and victory.   The long edges are decorated with clusters of roses and the ends with ribbon-tied laurels.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $685


Late Victorian neoclassical cufflinks. (J9424)

Classical Elegance  Late Victorian cufflinks in the neoclassical taste with wreathes or swags of laurel leaves framing the outer edges and dramatic, stylized anthemia (palmettes) at the ends.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1900. Cost:  $945



In the Antique Stickpin Gallery two fierce winged creatures by Carrington and Whiteside & Blank have come to rest.  Joining the fiery chimera are lotus blossoms by Carter, Howe and an Art Nouveau fantasy that appears to be a leaping alien.


Carrington dragon and diamond stickpin. (J9439)

Dragon and Diamond  A fierce dragon greedily clutches a sparkling diamond.  The sinuous shape of this large-sized stickpin is beautifully sculpted and richly detailed.  An elegant accessory to guard any tie or lapel.  Created by Carrington in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.   Cost:  $885


Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

The Gargoyle  A winged serpent warily clutches a small pearl.  This little fellow is richly detailed and oozes with menacing charm.  The perfect miniature gargoyle to keep demons and goblins from your tie, lapel or hat.  Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $485


Lotus Rising  A golden lotus blossom opens as it reaches towards the sun.  The blossom is finely detailed in the Art Nouveau style and accented with three small pearls.  Beautifully sculpted by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $425


Art Nouveau amethyst stickpin (J9430).

Nouveau Fantasy An elegant stickpin in the Art Nouveau taste of the early 1900s.  The center amethyst is cut en cabochon and framed by beautifully detailed goldwork.  Created by Day, Clark & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $525



New in the Antique Brooch Gallery is a Hans Brassler brooch with golden roses framing luminous pearls and a lambent golden citrine.


Hans Brassler citirne and pearl brooch. (J9445)

Citrine and Pearls  A wonderful brooch set with a lambent golden citrine and bright, luminous pearls framed by golden roses.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $675


These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include elegant Art Deco cufflinks set with sapphires and diamonds and a Carter dress set with smoky mother-of-pearl.


Art Deco sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9399)

Sapphires and Diamonds  Beautifully engraved platinum cufflinks with striking blue sapphires, sparkling white diamonds and borders decorated in the best Art Deco taste.  Created in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $625


Carter, Gough smoky mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9386)

Carter Twilight   Dark mother-of-pearl set in white gold borders engraved with intricate, swirling scrolls.  The iridescent twilight shades of the mother-of-pearl contrasts beautifully with the brightness of the white gold.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,225



In the Antique Stickpin Gallery we have added an elegant tourmaline stickpin by Hans Brassler and a striking lapis lazuli stickpin by Hayden Wheeler.


Hans Brassler tourmaline stickpin. (J9395)

Brassler Tourmaline  A verdant green tourmaline framed by a golden laurel wreath capped with inward turning scrolls.  A wonderful example of Hans Brassler's elegantly imaginative interpretation of Neoclassic design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $535


Hayden W. Wheeler lapis lazuli and pearl stickpin. (J9396)

Midnight Blue  Soaring Art Nouveau "wings" cradle a midnight blue lapis lazuli in an exotic flower or perhaps flames.  The deep blue lapis glistens with small bits of pyrite (fool's gold) that sparkle like stars in the night sky.  A small silvery pearl is set below.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $465



In the Antique Brooch Gallery we added an elegant Art Deco amethyst brooch.


Art Deco amethyst brooch. (J9398)

Art Deco Amethyst  A striking Art Deco brooch set with a pale lavender amethyst. The glow of the subtly textured gold beautifully offsets the color of the gemstone.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1930.     Cost:  $365


These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Thursday, April 20, 2017

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include elegant Victorian cufflinks set with sapphires, fierce Krementz lions, striking agate cufflinks by George O. Street and bright gold cufflinks with an "S" monogram.


Victorian sapphire and scroll cufflinks. (J9388)

Sapphires and Scrolls  Late Victorian cufflinks with elegant foliate scrolls surrounding deep blue sapphires set in the raised gold centers. The depth and fine details of the scroll work is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the era.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1890.
Cost:  $925


Krementz roaring lion cufflinks. (J9391)

Roaring Lions  A roaring lion proclaims his sovereignty over the windblown grasses of the savanna.  The lion is finely sculpted with a rich golden mane, sharp fangs and fierce, piercing eyes.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $885


Antique dendritic agate cufflinks. (J9393)

Tree Agate Wonderfully graphic dendritic agates set in bright yellow gold bezels.  The agates bloom with dark inclusions that soar upward like ancient trees.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $965


Elegant monogram S cufflinks. (J9389)

Elegant "S"   Resplendent cufflinks with one side featuring an elegantly engraved "S" in Old English script and the other sparkling with a small diamond set in a star.  Crafted in 10kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $625



To complement the above cufflinks we have added a Hans Brassler peridot stickpin in the Antique Stickpin Gallery and a small garnet and pearl brooch by the same maker in the Antique Brooch Gallery.


Hans Brassler peridot stickpin. (J9194)

Peridot Octagon  A wreath of festively interlaced scrolls frames a vibrant green peridot.  The peridot rests in a bezel finished with a milgrained (bead-like) edge.  An elegant stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $435


Hans Brassler garnet and pearl brooch. (J9392)

Garnet and Pearls  A petit Classical Revival pin set with a fiery red garnet and small luminous pearls.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $365



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Thursday, January 5, 2017

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


I hope everyone has enjoyed pleasant holidays and is looking forward to a bright and prosperous New Year!

We have been busy in the gallery with the usual seasonal rush, but have managed to add several new pieces to the collection. These include strikingly beautiful Mermaid and Swan cufflinks by Krementz & Co. and elegant Art Deco Onyx cufflinks by Larter & Sons. In the Antique Stickpin Gallery there is a wonderful amethyst stickpin by Hans Brassler with a sparkling small diamond and laurel wreath sides that soar upward like raised wings.

Krementz mermaid and swan cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J9382)

Mermaid and Swan  A mermaid holding a sceptre sits amid gently swaying cattails while a swan glides by over the rippling water.  The scene is beautifully sculpted and the finely worked gold glows with the light of an early sunrise.  A masterpiece of Art Nouveau design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $1,325


Larter onyx cufflinks. (J9385)

Onyx Elegance  Elegant black onyx cufflinks with finely detailed Art Deco borders.  The contrast of the black onyx with the white gold borders perfectly highlights the striking geometric elegance of Art Deco design.   Created by Larter & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $565


Hans Brassler amethyst and diamond stickpin. (J9383)

Amethyst and Diamond  A rich purple amethyst rests in a golden laurel wreath framed by rising volutes.  Beneath the laurel wreath a small diamond sparkles.  A striking example of the imaginative neoclassically inspired jewels created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $585


These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Tuxedo Sets


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include mesmerizing moss agate cufflinks from the venerable Richardson workshop, striking Art Deco cufflinks created by Jacob Hookaylo and elegant laurel wreath cufflinks from the early 1900s.


Richardson moss agate cufflinks. (J9376)

Moss Agates  Mesmerizing moss agates swirl with green inclusions reminiscent of seaweed floating in filtered sunlight along the bottom of the sea.   Elegant cufflinks created by Richardson Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  Sold


Jacob Hookaylo Art Deco cufflinks. (J9379)

Garlands and Swags  Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with golden garlands and swags surrounded by bold white gold borders decorated with geometric and palmette motifs.  Created by Jacob Hookaylo in 14kt white and yellow gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $875


Laurel wreath cufflinks. (J9380)

Laurels to the Victor!  Since ancient times laurel wreathes have been a symbol of achievement and victory.  These elegant gold cufflinks tastefully announce that the wearer is a winner!  Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $485


In the Antique Dress Set Gallery recent additions include a full dress set creature by Sansbury & Nellis with vibrant citrines set in gold.


Sansbury & Nellis citrine dress set. (J9186)

Citrine and Gold  A beautifully crafted and designed dress set with citrine cabochons set in yellow gold.  The honey-amber color of the citrine plays beautifully against the warm tones of the gold settings. Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,875



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Friday, September 16, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


I hope everybody enjoyed a pleasant summer and is looking forward to the rapidly approaching early days of autumn.  To celebrate the change in seasons I recently added to the Antique Cufflink Gallery a pair of stylish British cufflinks from the swinging 1960s and elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks from the 1920s.


British mod cufflinks. (J9373)

British Mods  A nice bit of Swinging London!  Late 1960s British cufflinks with a hint of the psychedelic.  Just right for your next stroll down Carnaby Street or 1960s jazz revival.  Crafted in 9 carat gold, circa 1969.    Cost:  $675


Elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks. (J9375)

Engraved Elegance  Elegantly engraved Art Deco cufflinks with golden garlands resting on radiant backgrounds surrounded by bright platinum borders decorated with stylized sunrise and lotus motifs.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675



To assure that our lapels are as elegantly dressed as our cuffs, I have also added a striking Art Deco stickpin of a Winged Victory to the Antique Stickpin Gallery.


Art Deco Victory with pearl stickpin. (J9168)

Winged Victory  A triumphant Victoria raises a golden pearl above her soaring wings.  This stickpin is truly a miniature work of Art Deco sculpture.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold


These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Monday, August 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Brooches


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include striking amethyst cufflinks created by Hans Brassler, a golden bit of architectural history, an elegant Carrington moonstone and platinum full dress set, an equally elegant Tiffany abalone and platinum dress set and smoldering tiger eye cufflinks by Sansbury & Nellis.


Hans Brassler amethyst cufflinks. (J9145)

Amethyst and Gold  Glowing, rich purple amethysts set in distinctive, beautifully worked gold frames.  A miniature work of sculpture created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold


Chicago Tribune 1922 Tower Contest cufflinks. (J9169)

Architectural History  Beautifully crafted cufflinks celebrating the Chicago Tribune's famous Tower Contest.  The 1922 competition was an international success drawing designs from many of the leading architects of the day.  An elegant piece of architectural history.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1922.    Cost:  Sold


Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Moonlight and Platinum  The shimmering adularescence of moonstone paired with the cool brilliance of platinum.  This elegant Carrington dress set glows with the dazzle and romance of the Art Deco era.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $2,850


Tiffany platinum and abalone dress set. (J9372)

Tiffany Abalone and Platinum   Dark aubergine abalone with iridescent flashes of red and green set in platinum.  A striking tuxedo set created for Tiffany & Co. in the late 1930s.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold.    Cost:  $1,475


Tiger eye cufflinks. (J9370)

Tiger Eye  Elegant tiger eyes set in finely crafted gold cufflinks.  The tiger eyes glow with honey-yellow "eyes" that shade to rich brown along the edges.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $785



New in the Antique Brooch Gallery is a striking amethyst and pearl brooch with radiating fleur-de-lys.


Medieval-inspired amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9369)

Elegant Amethyst  A beautiful brooch with a hint of Medieval elegance.  The lozenge-cut amethysts rest in the lobes of a golden quatrefoil while radiating fleur-de-lys are accented with small, luminous pearls.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $545



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Saturday, July 16, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include elegant Art Deco cufflinks set with diamonds, Keller golden honeycomb cufflinks and striking yellow and white gold cufflinks created by J.R. Wood.


Elegant Jazz  Elegant cufflinks from the Jazz Age.  Intricate yellow gold centers exploding like fireworks are surrounded by dramatic white gold borders decorated in the best Art Deco style.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $985


Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9162)

Art Deco Dazzle II  Art Deco cufflinks with tiered-step-and-dragon-fly borders, finely engraved centers and a small diamond set on one side.  Elegant cufflinks that sparkle with the pizzazz of the 1920s.  Crafted in 10kt white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $475


Art Deco honeycomb cufflinks. (J9366)

Busy as a Bee!  Art Deco cufflinks engraved with a mesmerizing repeated hexagon (or honeycomb) pattern.  The honeycomb design is both visually striking and symbolic of industriousness and thrift.  Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $465


JR Wood elegantly engraved platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9367)

Elegantly Engraved  Beautifully engraved yellow gold centers framed by bright platinum borders with scroll designs.  An elegant juxtaposition of the warm yellow gold and cool platinum.  Created by J.R. Wood,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $485



New in the Antique Stickpin Gallery are two zoomorphic, gem-set stickpins created by Hans Brassler.


Hans Brassler sapphire stickpin. (J9359)

Brassler Sapphire  A vibrant sapphire set in a free-flowing, imaginative stickpin created by Hans Brassler.  Brassler was an innovative jeweler who in the early 1900s created a wonderful collection of whimsical stickpins.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $425


Brassler amethyst moth stickpin. (J9365)

Amethyst Moth  An exotic moth or other winged night creature accented with a vibrant purple amethyst and a small, sparkling diamond.  This elegant stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $525



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Brooches


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include beautifully engraved Carrington platinum and gold cufflinks with blue enamel borders, inescapably elegant two-tone cufflinks from Lebolt & Company, and striking midcentury Garrigus cufflinks set with sapphire cabochons.


Platinum Blues  Intricately engraved platinum and gold cufflinks accented with a striking course of blue enamel.  Created by Carrington & Company,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,225


Art Deco platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9364)

Inescapably Elegant  Early Art Deco cufflinks with finely-engraved, frosty platinum centers surrounded by yellow gold borders with a rippling, never-ending wave.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $785


L.E. Garrigus sapphire cufflinks. (J9363)

Sapphire Moderne  Sapphire cabochons set in beautifully engraved platinum tops.  A testament to the elegance of mid-century design.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1950.    Cost:  $1,325



New in the Antique Brooch and Pin Gallery are a dramatic Art Nouveau brooch set with three pearls and an elegant black and gold bar pin from Carter, Howe.


Art Nouveau pearl brooch. (J9358)

Art Nouveau Pearls  An Art Nouveau brooch with flowing leaves and vines,  or are they wisps of smoke,  accented with three creamy pearls.  Crafted 14kt gold, circa 1900.     Cost:  $685


Edwardian bar pin in black and gold. (J9361)

Black and Gold  An elegant Edwardian bar pin highlighted with black enamel and set with a small pearl.  Crafted in 14kt gold.    Cost:  $485



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Sunday, May 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Carrington platinum and gold cufflinks set with mother of pearl, an enigmatic pair with a message of restrained love, and elegant Art Deco cufflinks with an engraved "A".


Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9257)

Platinum and Pearl II  Platinum borders of engraved laurel wreaths surround creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  A shimmering duet of white on white.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $825


Taylor fleur-de-lys and tulip cufflinks. (J9172)

La Défi de L'amour  Stylized symbols of love are hidden behind a maze-like border in the Chinese key pattern.  Perhaps these cufflinks are a comment on the challenge of finding true love.  Crafted in 14kt yellow and white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675


Art Deco cufflinks with 'A' monogram. (J8475)

Elegant "A"  An elegantly engraved "A" framed in a rectangular cartouche surrounded by linear and squiggling pinstripes.  Jazzy cufflinks in the best Art Deco taste crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold



New in the Antique Stickpin Gallery are two elegant examples of Hans Brassler's work - one set with carnelian the other lapis lazuli.


Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)

Brassler Carnelian  A dramatic carnelian glows luminously from within the golden folds of a flowing setting.  A wonderful contrast between the stark geometry of the carnelian and the organic curves of the setting.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485


Hans Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9193)

The Night Beetle  A deep blue lapis lazuli set as the body of an exotic scarab or moth with golden wings tightly folded along its sides.  In the lapis golden flecks of pyrite glitter like stars in the night sky.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries