Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Frosty Elegance of Art Deco Cufflinks

Frosty Art Deco diamond cufflinks, circa 1930.

Last month I celebrated the warm colors of autumn with gold and sapphire cufflinks. Since then we have had our first snow fall, the skies have turned a little greyer and the air is a little chillier. All signs that winter has come to New England. To announce the arrival of the season here is a flurry of frosty white Art Deco cufflinks.

Carter, Gough platinum snowflakes, circa 1930.

Shimmering snowflakes falling in frosty platinum skies. These cufflinks sparkle with the cool elegance and striking geometry of the late Art Deco period. Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1930.

Intricately engraved diamond cufflinks, circa 1920.

Intricately engraved centers and borders of stylized flowers and abstract linear motifs help date these cufflinks to the early Art Deco period.  This style of finely engraved, richly detailed cufflink echoes the cufflinks of the earlier Edwardian period. Crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1920.

Hookaylo elegant wintry cufflinks, circa 1925.

These glimmering Art Deco cufflinks bring to mind the wintry elegance of frosty window panes glittering in the early morning sun. Created in 14kt gold by Jacob Hookaylo, a gifted jewelry designer and goldsmith based in Newark, New Jersey during the Art Deco period.

A flurry of snowflakes and sapphires, circa 1925.

Another pair of Jacob Hookaylo cufflinks. Here a flurry of snowflakes swirls around bright blue sapphires surrounded by jazzy Art Deco borders of alternating involute scrolls and linear motifs. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

Pinstripes and confetti, circa 1925.

Elegant pinstripes and radiating waves in the corners give these cufflinks a festive, energetic feel. A small, repeated geometric pattern floats above the pinstripes like glittering confetti floating down from a ballroom ceiling on New Year's Eve. Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.

Mesmerizing diamond cufflinks, circa 1925.

Mesmerizing cufflinks with richly engraved centers and intricate geometric borders. Small diamonds are set in box settings with millegrain edges. A miniature masterpiece of Art Deco design created by L. Fritschze & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.

I hope the above cufflinks bring everyone a little cheer
and that you enjoy the best of the holidays
and the coming new year.

These and other fine cufflinks can be found
in the Antique Cufflink Gallery.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include several pairs of Art Deco cufflinks set with bright blue sapphires, an elegant Carrington dress set, striking guilloche enamel cufflinks by Krementz and a number of other richly engraved cufflinks from the early 20th century.

Keller Egyptian Revival cufflinks. (J9238)

Egyptian Revival  Stylized lotus blossoms and splayed papyrus fronds surround bright blue sapphires and radiant sun bursts adding Pharaonic splendor to these Art Deco cufflinks.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Ehrlich & Sinnock sapphire and gold cufflinks. (J9226)

Sapphire and Gold  Rich blue sapphires set amid bright gold centers of concentric circles, stylized acanthus leaves and finely milgrained edges.  The Art Deco jeweler let no chance escape to embellish this richly detailed design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

Krementz lavender guilloche enamel cufflinks. (J9242)

Lavender and Gold  Arresting Art Deco cufflinks with lavender and black enamel centers accented with yellow gold pinstripes and borders.  Created by Krementz & Company in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $975

Carrington diamond and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9240)

Carrington Elegance  Sparkling diamonds in platinum set amid radiant waves etched in mother-of-pearl all surrounded by jazzy platinum borders  A jazzy example of the Carrington sense of understated elegance.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,625

Jazzy Art Deco cufflinks. (J9236)

Winter Jazz  Radiant checkerboard centers surrounded by bold Jazz Age borders.  These Art Deco cufflinks glimmer with the frosty elegance of icicles glittering in the early morning sun.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $875

Bippart, Griscom Egyptian Revival cufflinks. (J9228)

Pharaoh's Pool  Waving papyrus reeds and elegant anthemia surround a rippling pool of golden water or, perhaps, it is a hidden garden maze.  Art Deco cufflinks with the mysteries of ancient Egypt.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $875

Elegantly engraved platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9231)

Pizzazz  Bright Art Deco cufflinks with intricately engraved platinum centers surrounded by yellow gold borders with stylized palmette corners.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $485

In the Antique Stickpin Gallery recent additions include a fierce dragon, a golden bug and a lapis lazuli scarab.

Link & Angell regal dragon stickpin (J9235)

Regal Dragon  A fierce dragon watches menacingly while maintaining a certain regal composure.  The dragon is beautifully rendered - note the fine details of the wings, the scales along the neck and body and the expressive features of the head.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.
Cost:  $425

Art Nouveau insect stickpin. (J9237)

The Gold Bug The diamond-set head, elongated shield-shape body and golden forelegs of this abstractly rendered insect are framed by dramatically outward sweeping wings.  A wonderful example of American Art Nouveau design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.
Cost:  $475

Hans Brassler scarab and serpent stickpin. (J9185)

Scarab and Serpents  The mysteries of ancient Egypt ... two serpents with entwined tails surround a scarab carved in lapis lazuli.  A stylized lotus blossom rest atop the serpents and scarab.  This stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $725

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