Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Carrington purple enamel cufflinks, circa 1925.

For Halloween this year Mother Nature played a trick. An unseasonable snowstorm kept us busy shoveling snow and clearing downed trees this weekend, instead of writing about antique cufflinks. As a result this month's post on the intricate cufflinks of the Art Deco era will have to wait for more clement weather.

Hopefully the above purple guilloche enamel cufflinks by Carrington & Company will be a sufficient treat.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Recent Additions

Antique Cufflinks

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include striking Carrington purple enamels, Fritschze Art Deco diamond cufflinks, a pair of Huger pintstripes and beautifully engraved gold cufflinks from about 1900.

Elegant gold cufflinks. (J7434)

Classical Elegance Elegant cufflinks intricately engraved with repeated waves reminiscent of moire silk. The beautifully engraved centers are surrounded by reeded borders. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9087)

Art Deco Diamonds Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with intricately engraved centers and dramatic geometric borders. Small diamonds sparkle in box settings with millegrain edges. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Carrington purple guilloche enamel cufflinks. (J9082)

Carrington Purple Striking purple enamel over an engine-turned pattern of radiating, scalloped circles. The purple centers are surrounded by borders of white enamel and yellow gold. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

William Huger white gold pinstripe cufflinks. (J8467)

White Pinstripes Brightly polished pinstripe centers surrounded by Art Deco borders with stylized floral elements and intricate scrolls. Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.

Estate Jewelry

Recent additions to the Antique and Estate Jewelry Gallery include several lucky talismans - a four-leaf clover and a winged scarab.

Whiteside and Blank four-leaf clover brooch. (J9088)

Four-leaf Clover A beautiful Art Nouveau brooch of a four-leaf clover set with a small diamond. A wonderful example of flowing, almost surreal Art Nouveau design. Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.

Hayden Wheeler winged scarab jade stickpin. (J9059)

Winged Scarab Soaring wings surround a scarab carved in dark spinach-green Jade. The winged beetle rests atop a stylized lotus blossom. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

The above cufflinks, stickpins and other fine jewels from the past,
can be found in the Antique Cufflink Gallery
and the Estate Jewelry Gallery