Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Recent Additions

Antique Cufflinks

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include elegant two-tone cufflinks by Wordley, Allsopp & Bliss, a striking pair of cruciform cufflinks from the firm founded by Enos Richardson, and a trilogy of gem set links featuring Tiger Eye, White Chaledony and sultry red Carnelian.

WAB two-tone Art Deco cufflinks. (J9107)

Radiant Scrolls Beautifully engraved centers with radiating waves surrounded by bold borders of twisting scrolls. A striking pair of Art Deco cufflinks. Crafted in 14kt yellow and white gold, circa 1925.

Richardson engraved cruciform cufflinks. (J9104)

Garden Maze A maze-like center of nested circles surrounded by borders of flowing scrolls and mille grain edges. The design brings to mind a maze at the center of a walled garden. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Sansbury & Nellis Tiger Eye cufflinks crafted in 14kt rose gold. (J9112)

Tiger Eyes Striking cufflinks with beautiful Tiger Eyes set in rose gold. The domed Tiger Eye cabochons are brown accented with and rich honey yellow "eyes." Created by Sansbury & Nellis in 14kt gold, circa 1920.

Keller carnelian cufflinks. (J9110)

Carnelian Red Sultry red Carnelains set in yellow gold cufflinks. Striking colors and boldly cut gemstones were hallmarks of the Art Deco era. Created by Charles Keller in 14kt gold, circa 1920.

Sansbury & Nellis white quartz cufflinks. (J9109)

Art Deco White Translucent, foggy white chalcedonies (a fine grain variety of quartz) set in bright yellow gold bezels. A nice example of the luminous white jewels of the Art Deco era. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1930.

Estate Jewelry

Additions to the Antique and Estate Jewelry Gallery include a beautiful pair of stickpins by Alling & Company and Hans Brassler.

Alling & Co. dragon and pearl stickpin. (J9081)

Alling Dragon A fantastic winged creature with the head of a lion and body of a serpent coiled around a pearl. A nice example of the Victorian fascination with mythological creatures. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1890.

Brassler moonstone stickpin. (J9105)

Brassler Moonstone A luminous moonstone set in a rich gold frame with a Greek key border. The goldwork gives the jewel a mysterious ancient feel. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910

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

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