Monday, December 15, 2014

Recent Additions - Cufflinks, Stickpins and Dress Sets

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include dazzling Art Deco diamond cufflinks, fierce lion-eagles by Carter, Howe & Co., striking black-and-whites and intricately engraved diamond cufflinks circa 1920.

Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9245)

Taylor Elegance  Art Deco cufflinks that dance and sparkle with the cool elegance and geometric dazzle of a Busby Berkeley musical.  Created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $1,125

WAB fierce lion cufflinks. (J9254)

Roaring Eagles  The Victorians decorated cufflinks with a menagerie of exotic and hybrid creatures.  These striking cufflinks feature a roaring lion with wing-like ears, a feathered mane and the tightly curling tongue of a bird of prey.   Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold

Dramatic Art Deco cufflinks. (J9251)

Black and White   Elegant black enamel accents and white gold centers engraved with alternating straight and zig-zag pinstripes.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1930. Cost:  $675

Intricately engraved diamond cufflinks. (J9243)

Intricately Engraved  Intricately engraved cufflinks with a sparkling diamond.   Art Deco borders and a fine bead-like pattern along the edges add a final touch of Jazz Age elegance.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $725

This month the Antique Stickpin Gallery has gone to the birds with a proud pheasant and wise owl. A French chimera and Brassler scarab round out the offerings.

Victorian pheasant reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9246)

Strutting Pheasant  A Victorian reverse intaglio of a ring-necked pheasant strutting through a miniature landscape.  The scene is beautifully rendered with many finely detailed plants.  Crafted in 18kt gold,  circa 1880.    Cost:  $675

Victorian owl stickpin. (J9249)

Wise Owl  A wise owl perches on a branch and watches with inquisitive, bright green eyes.  The owl is beautifully sculpted with finely detailed feathers and sturdy talons grasping the tree branch.  The breast of the owl is engraved with the Greek letters Κ, Φ and Β - Kappa, Phi, Beta.    Cost:  Sold

French chimera stickpin. (J9247)

La Chimère II  A French chimera hungrily pursues a small golden ball.  This fierce gargoyle has the head of a an eagle and body of a serpent that morphs into a vine decorated with acanthus leaves.  Crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1900. Cost:  Sold

Hans Brassler carnelian scarab stickpin. (J9234)

Brassler Scarab A Hans Brassler stickpin with a sultry red carnelian scarab set in a stylized frame that repeats the scarab motif.  A wonderful blend of Egyptian Revival, Art Nouveau and Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold

Recent additions to the Antique Dress Set Gallery include two elegant Art Deco dress sets by Carrington & Co. - one set with shimmering moonstones the other with luminous mother of pearl.

Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Moonlight and Platinum  Shimmering moonstones and platinum reflect the romance and elegance of an earlier age.  A full dress set created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $2,850

Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9250)

Platinum and Mother of Pearl  Exuberantly engraved platinum borders surround creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  This Carrington full dress set is an elegant study in white on white.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $2,450

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