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.
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
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
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.
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
Friday, September 16, 2016
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 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
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.
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
Monday, August 15, 2016
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.
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
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
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 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 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.
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
Saturday, July 16, 2016
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 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
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
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.
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
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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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
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
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 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
Black and Gold An elegant Edwardian bar pin highlighted with black enamel and set with a small pearl. Crafted in 14kt gold. Cost: $485
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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".
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
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
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.
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
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
Friday, April 15, 2016
Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include an elegant Carrington onyx and pearl full dress set, sculptural Victorian cufflinks with dragons and turquoise, a pair of amethyst and gold cufflinks from Carrington and, last but not least, a striking tuxedo set with smoldering red carnelians.
Carrington Onyx and Pearl Elegant onyx centers with luminous white pearls surrounded by ornate platinum borders. A full dress set created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925. Cost: $2,275
Dragons and Turquoise Fierce, toothy dragons menacingly grin as they guard rich blue turquoise center stones. These striking cufflinks reflect the late Victorian interest in the arts and cultures of Asia. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890. Cost: $1,425
Purple and Gold The regal elegance of purple and gold! Rich purple amethysts set in brightly polished yellow gold. Created by Carrington and Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost: Sold
Carnelian Red An elegant dress set with smoldering, sultry red carnelians. The ruddy shades of the carnelians contrasts perfectly the yellow gold of the settings. Beautifully crafted by Day, Clark in 14kt gold, circa 1900. Cost: $1,475
New to the Antique Stickpin Gallery are a mysterious woman in a cloak set with a small diamond and a Hans Brassler concentric stickpin with a bright peridot.
Lady in Cloak A mysterious maiden stares outward from beneath a hooded cloak. This late Victorian stickpin in the Gothic Revival taste is wonderfully sculpted and richly detailed. A small diamond is suspended from a golden chain lying across the shoulders of the richly embellished cloak. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890. Cost: $385
Brassler Peridot Radiating golden circles frame a glowing green peridot held by sweeping golden bridges. An imaginative jewel wedding Gothic Revival design with Art Deco geometry. Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost: $475
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include an elegant moss agate and diamond dress set, a pair of Carrington golden pinstripes, a Carter mother-of-pearl and platinum dress set, radiant cufflinks reminiscent of a golden fan of peacock feathers and frosty Art Deco pinstripes.
Carrington Moss Agate Mesmerizing moss agates swirl with a tangle of green inclusions that bring to mind seaweed floating in filtered sunlight above the ocean floor. Diamonds set in platinum add an elegant sparkle to this dress set. Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1920. Cost: $1,675
Carrington Pinstripes Elegantly engraved pinstripes alternating with brightly polished bands of gold. The best of understated elegance and fine craftsmanship. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925. Cost: $885
Carter Whites An elegant Art Deco dress set with cross reeded platinum borders surrounding creamy white mother-of-pearl centers. Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1925. Cost: $1,275
Peacock Radiance Elegantly engraved cufflinks with a design suggestive of a radiant fan of golden peacock feathers. A pattern favored by fine watch makers that is stunning on a pair of fine cufflinks. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1940. Cost: Sold
Frosty Pinstripes Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with frosty pinstripes surrounded by radiating wave and zigzag borders. Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925. Cost: $825
In the Antique Brooch Gallery recent additions include a striking Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival brooch and a sweet bar pin set with sapphires.
Lilies and Lotus Lotus blossoms and lilies frame a fiery red garnet in this diminutive Egyptian revival brooch. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Sapphire Elegance An elegant Art Deco bar pin with two bright sapphires and delicate filigree work. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include jazzy Art Deco cufflinks, elegant Carrington sapphires and diamonds, a striking onyx and pearl dress set, frosty white snowflakes and a bold pair of geometric onyx cufflinks. In the Antique Brooch Gallery we recently added an intriguing Renaissance Revival pin from Tiffany & Company.
Elegant Jazz The elegance of richly engraved gold centers and black enamel accents heightened by jazzy zigzag platinum borders. Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925. Cost: $925
Carrington Sapphires and Diamonds Sapphires and diamonds set amid elegantly engraved platinum pinstripes. Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925. Cost: $1,275
Onyx and Pearls Sharply reeded platinum borders surround raised black onyx centers set with a small white pearl. A starkly elegant dress sets with a hint of early mid-century Modern. Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1930. Cost: $1,375
Icy Elegance Brilliant white gold cufflinks sparkling with cool elegance. The finely engraved tops shimmer with star bursts, garlands and pendant swags. Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925. Cost: $785
Onyx Geometry Late Victorian cufflinks with velvety black onyx set in antique yellow gold. One end is an onyx disk and the other an elongated rectangle. Beautifully crafted in onyx and 14kt gold, circa 1900. Cost: $625
Tiffany Renaissance A beguiling brooch depicting a woman with a spear and shield protecting a mother and child. Created by Tiffany & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1915. Cost: $625
Friday, January 15, 2016
I hope everyone enjoyed the best of the holiday season and is looking to a prosperous and healthy new year. To get the new year off to a good start, recent additions to the Antique Jewelry Galleries include Art Moderne hematite cufflinks, a radiant star brooch by Hans Brassler, and a menacing lion with fiery eyes.
Hematite Moderne Starkly elegant hematite and white gold cufflinks in the Art Moderne style of the 1930s. A study in white and gray created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1930. Cost: $865
Radiant Star The pointed rays of a star accented with small white pearls and centered with a rich purple amethyst. Between the rays are golden fleurs de lys. A radiant pendant-brooch created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost: $685
Fierce Lion A fierce lion stares with fiery red eyes and a menacing maw. The regal image is beautifully sculpted with a rich flowing mane, bristling whiskers and menacing teeth. Guess who's for dinner! Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost: $465