Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1263717 (stock #1920)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
Sale Pending
This is a remarkable example of the art of niello. Niello is the term to describe the process where alloys such as copper, silver and lead sulfides are fused and then inlaid into incised metals form designs and patterns.

In this example the locket is decorated in a check board pattern on the front,back as well as the bail. What makes this unique, is the strap and garter motif, which is the oldest British order of Chivalry...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1263038 (stock #1919)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,200
This of a kind silver, garnet bracelet is French, circa 1860. It is meticulously designed with lozenge shaped plaques centered with cabochon garnets, alternating with finely detailed cherubs. Vermeil (gold wash on silver) is used for contrast, enhancing the unique design. It is Renaissance Revival, with a sophistication on the scale of Jules Wiese and Froment Meurice.

It measures 7 5/8ths inches long X 1 3/8ths wide. It opens and closes with an integral push clasp...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1254667 (stock #1912)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$995
This exemplary long French silver chain is circa 1900. It has a beautiful,elegant design of a Louis XV1 interlaced ribbon border with an X motif. The scale is perfect as it allows the chain to be tripled, doubled or worn long. It has French silver guarantee stamps and maker's marks on the end ring and dog clip. The silver is Continental, 800 fineness and the pale rose gold is vermeil, a gold wash over silver.

It measures a long 59 inches X 1/5 inches and has a glorious ,original patina...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1253257 (stock #1911)
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This antique French silver bangle was purchased in Paris. It has a classical motif and is rendered in Continental(800) silver and rose gold vermeil.

The bangle has a classical flower basket and cornucopia motif. The rose gold is applied to the silver and is hand engraved. The craftsmanship and design are superior, as would be expected of French jewelry. The gold and silver retains the beautiful, original patina. it measures 7 1/2 inches X 7/8 width and will fit an average wrist...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1252683 (stock #1909)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,295
These silver and 18 karat gold earrings are Italian, circa 1880 and are designed with authentic ancient coins. They have fine silver detailing incorporating fine twisted silver wire as a bezel for the coin, as well as an accent in the central element. It is a three section earring with the bottom element freely articulating...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1251669 (stock #1906)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,350
This French silver,vermeil Gothic Revival bracelet was just purchased in Paris. It is unique in design and has very fine pierced engraved, silver work. It is as lovely on the reverse, as it is on the front, typical of fine French jewelry. Each section has cylinder, hinges of rose gold vermeil(gold wash over silver), that beautifully complements the silver.

It graduates in size from 1 /2 inches wide to the central panel that measures a bold 1 1/4 inches wide...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1250078 (stock #1902)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,100
This is a distinguished, antique English sterling bracelet in a class of its own. It is an amazing feat of silver work and dates circa 1860. The design of multi-colored gold and silver is executed by a master craftsman. The bracelet is a classic of the Aesthetic Movement. This design period began when Admiral Perry negotiated a trade agreement in 1854 with Japan and opened the West to Asian design...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1250019 (stock #1901)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
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I offer this wonderful Continental silver chain just having returned from a European buying trip. It is French, circa 1900, with unusually fine silver work. The silver is 800, which is Continental. The links are finely finished and the silver smooth as would be expected of French jewelry. It bears a French guarantee stamp for silver on the spring ring...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1245218 (stock #1900)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$950
This ring is Japanese Shakudo circa 1880. Shakudo is the art of utilizing mixed metals such as copper,silver and gold and creating works of art. It is an alloy of approximately 96 percent copper and 4 percent gold and when patinated turns a fine gray/black.

Highly trained Japanese artisans used their skills in the art of Shakudo, to adorn the swords of the Samurai warriors...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1238132 (stock #1889)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$895
This finely detailed sterling silver bangle bracelet is English, circa 1860. The design is was influenced by the Aesthetic Movement following the trade agreement with Japan in 1854 by Commodore Perry. This agreement opened the world to the art of utilizing mixed metals, known as Shakudo and Shibuichi,

This lovely example, has a branch of leaves resembling the Guilder Rose, rendered in yellow gold vermeil. The leaves are applied to a hand hammered backdrop, adding a soft texture to the ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1233162 (stock #1882)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$695
This Art Deco rock crystal striking pendant is circa 1920. It has a silver plaque depicting a biblical story, perhaps of Jonah and the Whale. The bail is malachite with a detailed twisted, rope edge surround. The rock crystal is around the perimeter and on the entire back giving this pendant beautiful reflection of light.

It measures 2 inches long with the bail or 1 1/4 inch long without the bail X 1 5/8 inches across. It is especially pretty worn on a long black cord which I will provide...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1232582 (stock #1879)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$875
This bangle bracelet is Victorian, circa 1890. It is has a strap and buckle motif with an overall foliate pattern encircling the bracelet. It retains an original, beautiful, patina and opens and closes with a concealed push clasp. The silver is Continental, or 800 silver. The interesting texture is created by repousse, a technique of hammering, or embossing from the reverse side. It measures 1 1/2 inches wide X 7 inches circumference and would fit an average wrist. It is in excellent ,original c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1230659 (stock #1973)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,295
Most early pieces of jewelry have changed hands and through the centuries been altered or sadly lost. When I met a charming dealer in Paris and told her that my true passion was early historical jewelry these earrings were taken from her purse. She explained that they have been in her family and sadly not only did she not have pierced ears, she did not have a daughter. She had brought them to sell and although her specialty is porcelain, she hoped these tiny treasures would find their way into ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1229102 (stock #1968)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,995
This pendant found in Vienna is exceptionally lovely. It is early 18th century and has three freely articulating sections each with a bow motif. It is designed with table cut diamonds and rubies set in rub over mounts. The silver work is fine with sculptured work around the central elements of each section. The first that I have offered that has the lovely enameled flowers as accents, visible in the second section.

The reverse has the original ribbon attachments and remnants of a gold was...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1228309 (stock #1964)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$675
Having just returned from London I was pleased to find this fine antique Victorian silver locket. It is from the Aesthetic Period of design brought about by a trade agreement in 1854 between the United States and Japan by Commodore Perry. The world was now introduced to Japanese artistry, including the mixed metal arts of shakudo and shibuichi.

In this example the desirable rectangular shape lends itself to the intricacy of design. The cartouche, the mixed metals created by rose gold vermeil...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1222545 (stock #1957)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$550
These are lovely, classical, 19th century Scottish agate earrings, They are set in sterling, engraved and inlaid with jasper and bloodstone. They are completely original, and in excellent condition. They measure 1 1/2 inches long from the top of the wire X 5/8 across. The bottom ring is attached to the top to allow for gentle movement when worn. The size and scale are perfect to complement any Victorian jewelry. SImple, charming, Scotland, circa 1880
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1219495 (stock #1953)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,395
This Victorian locket and chain were both designed with niello work. Niello is the term used to define the process of fusing silver,copper,lead and sulphur and then pouring the melted metals on to incised silver. The patterns created in the silver are then filled with the fused metals. The effect is unique and when it is accented with rose gold vermeil, it is transformed into a very beautiful piece of jewelry.

This particular chain, originally a watch chain has been joined with a lovely nie...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1216494 (stock #1949)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$150
This is an Enrique Ledesma abstract, modernist pin depicting fish skeletons floating in the water. The patinated background enhances the design as well as the dimension.

Ledesma, is well recognized as a mid 20th century modernist designer working in Taxco. This pin was made in the 1950's and measures 1 1/2 inches across X 1 3/8 inches down. It is fully marked with and eagle,3, H echo in Mexico 925, Taxco. Completely original and in excellent condition.

Mexico, circa 1950