Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Art Deco cocktail glasses, striking l' Egyptien cufflinks by Wm. Huger and fiery red carnelians.

Art Deco cocktail glass cufflinks. (J9252)

Cocktails for Two   Golden cocktail glasses garnished with long-stemmed cherries.  These miniature Manhattans are elegant cufflinks from the days of speakeasies, bathtub gin and Prohibition.  Bottoms up!  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold

Art Deco pinstripe cufflinks. (J9270)

Elegant Pinstripes  Elegantly engraved pinstripes in yellow gold surrounded by white gold borders of repeated box-and-cross motifs.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920. Cost:  $1,175

William Huger Egyptian revival cufflinks. (J9280)

L' Egyptien  Art Deco cufflinks in the neo-Egyptian style of the 1920s.  Lotus blossoms, bundled papyrus reeds and striking geometric designs flourish along the richly detailed borders and a small diamond sparkles in the center.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $975

Art Deco carnelian spool cufflinks. (J9232)

Carter Carnelian  Ember-like red carnelians set in yellow gold.  The brightness of the gold and sultry luminescence of the carnelians create an elegant dance of light and color, a striking example of Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.    Cost:  $845

Krementz Art Deco cufflinks. (J9271)

Art Deco Dazzle  Dazzling Art Deco cufflinks with radiantly engraved centers and bold, geometric borders.  Intricate geometry and the sparkling interplay of light.  Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $925

Carrington mother-of-pearl and platinum cufflinks. (J9260)

Carrington Deco  Creamy white mother-of-pearl centers surrounded by bright, linearly engraved platinum borders.  Created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $925

Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)

Writhing Serpents  Art Nouveau cufflinks with writhing serpents intertwined with a foliate vine.  The fact that the serpents are rattlesnakes adds a touch of menace.   Beautifully sculpted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $885

Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature an Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin and a Hans Brassler laurel wreath and amethyst stickpin.

Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin. (J9277)

Sapphire Geometry  The intertwining, angular lines of a golden interlace cradle a bright blue sapphire and small sparking diamond.  A nice example of the elegant geometry of Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920. Cost:  $485

Hans Brassler laurel wreath stickpin. (J9281)

Laurels and Amethyst A rich purple amethyst sits between the soaring branches of a laurel wreath.  Below a small luminous pearl glows in a trefoil setting.  An elegant stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $625

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