Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300777 (stock #1978)
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These Aesthetic sterling silver earrings, are circa 1860. They are the ideal representation of this period of design , originating after the trade agreement with Japan in 1854. Japanese artwork gained world-wide appreciation both for its simplicity as well as for its naturalistic renderings.

This pair of earrings has the very typical designs of the period. A bird in flight, set against the rising sun in a cartouche, was a common motif...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299208 (stock #1974)
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$875.00
The bangle bracelet graced the wrists of most Victorian well dressed women. It was as popular as the lockets and suited daytime attire.

This example is a tailored, singularly beautiful strap and buckle design. The buckle is hammered and glistens as if it were cut steel. Rare to find this type of work in a bracelet, and it is quite striking...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1298630 (stock #1972)
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$1,495.00
This Victorian locket and chain were designed utilizing the art of niello. Niello, is the term used to describe the process of fusing silver,copper,gold and sulphur and then pouring them on to incised silver. The patterns created by incising the silver are then filled with the fused metals. The effect is unique , and when combined with rose gold vermeil (silver with a gold wash), it is transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

This example has a particularly pretty chain...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296882 (stock #1967)
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These are quite amazing examples of French provincial earrings. They are mid 19th century, and most likely from the Berry Region of France.

Why are these unusual? Finding examples of antique earrings in completely original condition, in a region where these are seldom found, is what makes them rare. They are beautiful in their lack of sophistication and in their artistry. Each of the three part articulating sections, is wonderful...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1296880 (stock #1966)
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$4,500.00
The last time I had a French paste reviere for sale, was about eight years ago. I just returned from Paris and was fortunate to locate some incredible paste jewelry. This necklace is all original, with bright, clear pastes set in hand crimped collets. Every paste stone is set with foil beneath the stone to maximize the reflection of light. The result is magical...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1296481 (stock #1965)
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$650.00
This sleek bracelet is circa 1890 and is designed with a buckle closure accented with rose gold vermeil (gold wash over silver). The bracelet is Continental 800 silver and is in excellent condition. It opens and closes with a secure push clasp. It has a remarkable modern aesthetic, although it is circa 1900.

The use of both silver and rose gold vermeil was popularized during the Aesthetic Movement , and the influence of Japan and their use of mixed metals are evident in this design...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1296380 (stock #1964)
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$395.00
This antique Continental silver bracelet is French, circa 1900. It is beautifully designed with smooth and alternating matte textured links. Attached is a charm in the shape of a cube with a fleur de lis on each side. The fleur de lis is finely detailed and shiny, a perfect contrast with the textured matte background. It is original to the bracelet and quite interesting in appearance.

The bracelet is smooth to the touch, and moves gracefully on the wrist...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293931 (stock #1962)
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$695.00
This beautiful,long, antique French chain is circa 1900. It is smooth to the touch and finely finished. The silver design is so feminine with ovals, bows and flowers. It measures a long 55 inches X slightly less than 1/4 inches across the oval plaques.

There are French silver marks on the spring ring denoting 800-900 silver (Continental) and weighs 25.2 grams. The original patina has a beauty that only the passage of time can create. It can be doubled or tripled around the neck...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1293047 (stock #1958)
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Follow your heart....the perfect message to give to a loved one, young or old. This Victorian sterling silver, working compass is English, dated 1896. Finding a compass in the form of a heart is very unusual.

It is in superb condition with very tiny minor dings. The back is fully hallmarked for Birmingham, 1896 as well as a hallmark on the side of the heart. The heart measures 3/4 inches long X 5/8 inches across. The sterling chain is antique, with hallmarks on the spring ring. The chain ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1290886 (stock #1956)
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$1,100.00
I have always loved the artistry of niello for its subtle beauty, and this long 800 silver niello chain is an exquisite example. 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 result is unique, and when accented with rose gold vermeil it is transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

This particular chain measure...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1290079 (stock #1955)
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$550.00
This sleek very long silver French chain is circa 1900. It has silver, finely detailed links highlighted by oblong links centered with rose gold vermeil plaques. The rose gold is rich in color and double sided.

The chain measures 56 inches long X 1/4 inches across the plaques. It has a spring ring which can be used for a charm or pendant of choice or easily adjusted to be used as a clasp. The condition is superb. It is 23.6 grams and retains French poincons ,or guarantee stamps on the end ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289557 (stock #1951)
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$750.00
This antique, French Art Nouveau Chain was just purchased in Paris. It is designed with profiles of Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and Diana, the goddess of the moon and hunting. The reverse of each plaque depicts the appropriate symbol of the arrow and the crescent moon for Diana and the olive tree for Athena. Athena, representing the goddess of wisdom. There are ten double sided plaques. Each is beautifully rendered and separated by belcher links.

The chain measures 60 inches long X 3/8...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1281852 (stock #1941)
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This iconic Hector Aguilar bracelet was designed in Taxco,in the 1940's. Hector Aguilar originally apprenticed under the renowned William Sprawling and in 1939 opened his own shop at the Taller Borda. His works are coveted by collectors around the globe and he is considered a master artisan..

This bracelet, like much of his works , is inspired by Aztec art. In this example he interpreted the agave plant with pre-Columbian motifs utilizing hand scoring and beveling to create the design. E...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275020 (stock #1933)
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$1,100.00
This unusual and rare antique silver match safe is French, circa 1890. It is in the form of a book and commemorates the death of Victor Hugo in 1885. Hugo was the acclaimed poet, novelist and dramatist. One of his most acclaimed works, was Les Miserables.

This match safe is symbolically in the form of a book and labeled Victor Hugo dated 1885. It is finely detailed and engraved. It has rose gold vermeil accents and the interior has the original gold gilding. Then interior has the silver poc...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1265136 (stock #1923)
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Simply wonderful, a pair of Georgian 18th Century sterling silver clasps in their original lined satin, velvet, red leather box. The portraits are of two woman, most likely mother and daughter. The painting is so finely detailed that every tendril and wave is clearly visible. They are rendered in Grisaille, a term used to describe the use of monochrome shades of gray or brown. It is an effective technique of light and shade, subtle and refined, drawing the viewer to the details and depth of th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1263038 (stock #1919)
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$3,200.00
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. There is a French guara...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1252683 (stock #1909)
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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. Notice too, that the backs are as beautifully finished as he front.

The use of ancient coins in jewelry is familiar to us when the firm of Bulgari, which opened in Rome...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1251669 (stock #1906)
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$1,350.00
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. The bracelet measures 7 1/2 in...