Sunday, November 20, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include striking amethyst and gold cufflinks by Carrington, a jazzy Art Deco pair of sapphire and garland cufflinks and an elegant onyx and white gold pair created by Larter & Sons.

Carrington amethyst cufflinks. (J9374)

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 1920. Cost:  Sold

Ziething sapphire and garland cufflinks. (J9381)

Sapphires and Garlands  Dramatic white gold borders with a repeated chevron pattern, elegant gold centers with garlands and swags, and one side set with a bright blue sapphire.  Such is the inescapable appeal of Art Deco design and taste.  Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675

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

As elegant complements to well dressed cuffs I have added a Hans Brassler citrine stickpin to the Antique Stickpin Gallery and a Victorian dragon brooch to the Antique Brooch Gallery. The fierce dragon is the perfect little gargoyle to keep evil from your lapel.

Hans Brassler citrine stickpin. (J9377)

Brassler Citrine  A vibrant citrine glows with rich honey and orange tones.  The gemstone is set in a distinctive, beautifully designed gold frame in the eclectic style favored by Hans Brassler.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost:  $545

Carter dragon and crescent brooch. (J9384)

Dragon and Crescent  A beautifully sculpted chimera (dragon) glides past a crescent moon.  The fantastic beast is richly detailed with finely feathered wings, an intricately scaled serpent's body and a tail that morphs into twisting acanthus leaves.  A small green gem (perhaps an emerald or tourmaline) is set as the creature's eye.  Created by Carter, Howe & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1890. Cost:  $885

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