Sunday, May 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks and Stickpins

Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Carrington platinum and gold cufflinks set with mother of pearl, an enigmatic pair with a message of restrained love, and elegant Art Deco cufflinks with an engraved "A".

Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl cufflinks. (J9257)

Platinum and Pearl II  Platinum borders of engraved laurel wreaths surround creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  A shimmering duet of white on white.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $825

Taylor fleur-de-lys and tulip cufflinks. (J9172)

La Défi de L'amour  Stylized symbols of love are hidden behind a maze-like border in the Chinese key pattern.  Perhaps these cufflinks are a comment on the challenge of finding true love.  Crafted in 14kt yellow and white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $675

Art Deco cufflinks with 'A' monogram. (J8475)

Elegant "A"  An elegantly engraved "A" framed in a rectangular cartouche surrounded by linear and squiggling pinstripes.  Jazzy cufflinks in the best Art Deco taste crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold

New in the Antique Stickpin Gallery are two elegant examples of Hans Brassler's work - one set with carnelian the other lapis lazuli.

Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)

Brassler Carnelian  A dramatic carnelian glows luminously from within the golden folds of a flowing setting.  A wonderful contrast between the stark geometry of the carnelian and the organic curves of the setting.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485

Hans Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9193)

The Night Beetle  A deep blue lapis lazuli set as the body of an exotic scarab or moth with golden wings tightly folded along its sides.  In the lapis golden flecks of pyrite glitter like stars in the night sky.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $485

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

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