Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include winged lions, striking platinum and blue enamel Art Moderne cufflinks and an elegant dress set of carved onyx with pearls.

Regal winged lion cufflinks  with sapphires. (J9147)

Winged Lions and Sapphires  Victorian gentlemen delighted in jewels decorated with exotic and fantastic creatures.  Here a winged lion-serpent fiercely guards a bright blue sapphire.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.     Cost:  $1,275

Carrington platinum and blue enamel cufflinks. (J9300)

Platinum and Blue  The elegant contrast between frosty platinum pinstripes and regal blue enamel in the Art Moderne taste of the 1930s.  Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1935.    Cost:  Sold

Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Engraved Onyx  Elegant dress set with beautifully engraved black onyx tops accented with small pearls and white gold borders.  The elegance of Jazz Age black tie attire.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,825

Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature a striking Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin and a Victorian golden scarb.

Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9297)

Lapis Lazuli  Brilliant blue lapis lazuli with small, golden accents is set beneath flowing Art Nouveau curves and Classical laurel wreath borders.  A wonderful example of the imaginative jewels created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $685

Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)

Golden Scarab  Victorian stickpin with a shimmering golden scarab set in a small shadow box.  The frame is decorated with fine wire scrollwork and small golden orbs.  A tour de force of Victorian jewelry making.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1875.    Cost:  $675

Recent additions to the Antique Brooch Gallery include a wonderful sapphire and pearl brooch created by United Jewelers.

Sapphire and pearls brooch. (J9248)

Sapphire and Pearls  A golden brooch with a richly engraved frame of floral and geometric motifs and small, luminous pearls accenting the corners.  A light blue sapphire rests in the center.    Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.    Cost:  $475

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

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