This very rare necklace was manufactured by the WMF factory in Germany. WMF , or Wuttembergisches Metallwarenfabriek,was and still is known for its fine metalwork. The beautiful iridescent glass items were produced during the years 1926-1938.
The glass designer Karl Wiedmann perfected the technique of iridized surfaces used by the famed Tiffany, Loetz and Steuben factories, and began producing the "MYRA" Kr ...click for details
This necklace is representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Termed a Movement, it was a move towards handcrafted works and individual artistic expression.
This necklace is very much like the work and style of Muhrle Bennett. It has a mark of 800 for silver and a touchmark which I cannot decipher. Each link has an amethyst set in bold prongs and set in hand hammered sections. The amethyst too are unusual in ...click for details
This Arts and Crafts pin and earring set is circa,1940. it is attributed to the artisan Mary Gage, who had a shop in Greenwich Village NY in the 40's and later in Portland Maine. She traveled to the Orient and it is reflected in her jewelry. Her work is distinctive, and lily pads are one of her recurrent designs. The twisted wire work, accented by tiny silver balls is her trademark. Rare to find a complete set and rarer in this motif. Clear blue cabachon moonstones are the central focus in b ...click for details
This beautiful moonstone ring is part of the
Arts and Crafts Movement, circa 1910. It is designed with a clear blue cabachon moonstone that is surrounded by faceted Bohemian garnets. The sheen seen on the moonstone is called adularescence and is found in quality stones.
The use of semi-precious stones was commonly used during this period, as importance was given to craftsmanship and design. Moonstones of t ...click for details
This rock crystal pendant is English,circa 1900. It was created during the Arts and Crafts Period and is a fine example. Typical of this period of design , the work was done by hand and each piece had a stamp of originality. This pendant is designed as a silver flower
pot, finely engraved and filled with flowers of chrysoprase and chalcedony. The back has fine silver work and engraving, but is void of the jewels. The flower pot was then placed in a "pool of light", a beautifully face ...click for details
This ring is English, circa 1900. It is silver, designed with a floral motif surrounding a natural central cabachon star sapphire. The floral motif is hand rendered using gold and silver. The bezel set cabachon rubies provide a rich color contrast with the star sapphire. Typical of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the stones have a beautiful color play and the use of mixed metals add visual interest. The purple/blue sapphire shows the natural star at certain angles, and when the light passes thro ...click for details
This silver,and carnelian Danish Skonvirke brooch is circa 1910. Brooches such as this were designed during the same period as Georg Jensen's early period. The term Skonvirke means beautiful work and has been used to describe this period of design. The style is naturalistic with leaves that are all hand hammered and gracefully formed. The center of the flower is a bezel set cabachon carnelian. The interesting detail of the chain of silver balls terminating with an oval carnelian is a beautif ...click for details
This Arts and crafts period brooch is circa 1900. It has beautiful bezel set black opals with flashes of green, lavender,turquoise and blue. The alternating stones are deep blue faceted sapphires. The silver design with whip lashes,flowers and tiny silver balls are typical of the period. The reverse has interesting detailed silver work as well. It is unsigned like many of the same period. It measures 1 5/8 inches across x 1 1/4 inches long. It is completely original, beautiful and in excellent c ...click for details
This English necklace circa 1900, is finely worked in silver, gold and enamel. There is a very large central cabachon moonstone surrounded with leaves of gold and enamel. A teardrop shaped moonstone with a gold bezel finishes the bottom of the pendant. There are six faceted garnets, the larger of which are set in beautiful galleries and articulate freely. The central moonstone is closed back and is very large, measuring 1 1/4 inches long x 1/2 inches wide. It is foiled back to reflect light and ...click for details
This rare pendant is signed TF Fahrner 935 Germany. It has all the characteristics of the Arts and Crafts Movement in its use of materials and its artistry. This pendant was designed with a frame of wood, polished to a smooth matte finish. Mother of pearl ovals were then bezel set in this geometric border. The inner section which is perfectly framed by the wood, is made of vermeil swirls accented with leaves of dark blue enamel. Surrounding the central black opal are three marcasites. The centr ...click for details