Saturday, March 15, 2014

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include a striking pair of carnelian cufflinks by Wm. Huger, dramatic Art Deco cufflinks with diamonds and Greek key borders, foggy white chalcedony cufflinks from Sansbury & Nellis and, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, lucky cuff buttons with horseshoes, wish bones and four-leaf clovers.

William Huger carnelian cufflinks. (J9183)

Elegant Carnelian  Alluring, sultry red carnelians set in bright yellow gold.  The pairing of carnelian and yellow gold reflects the bold colors and contrasts favored during the Art Deco era.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9165)

Greek Drama  Dramatic, bold Art Deco cufflinks with Greek key borders.  One side is set with a sparkling diamond, the other features a radiant starburst motif. Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Sansbury & Nellis white quartz cufflinks. (J9178)

Art Deco White  Translucent, foggy white chalcedonies set in rose gold.  A nice example of the striking white jewels of the late Art Deco period.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1930.    Cost:  $825

Larter Art Nouveau lucky cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (9190)

Feeling Lucky  A four-leaf clover, lucky horseshoe and wishbone assure the wearer of these Art Nouveau cufflinks the best of good fortune.  Created by Larter & Sons in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold

In the Antique Stickpin Gallery recent additions include a bemused monkey contemplating a pearl.

Hayden Wheeler monkey and pearl stickpin. (J9189)

The Philosopher  A monkey contemplates a small pearl while nonchalantly scratching his back.  The Victorians loved jewels with hidden messages and secret meanings.  This beautifully sculpted stickpin offers a lesson in humility.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.
Cost:  Sold

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

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