Antique 18 karat gold, silver, diamond and natural pearl ear pendants, featuring a center natural pearl drop surrounded by 40 old-mine and rose-cut diamonds, in each. The total approximate diamond weight is 6.10 carats.
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with diamonds, pearls and peridots. The pendant features a plique-à-jour background with rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats, 3 freshwater pearls and 3 pear and round-cut peridots with enamel decoration surrounding the profile of Juliet.
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant necklace with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and pearl. The necklace features 140 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats, 25 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 4.15 carats, 5 round-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of .10 carats, and finished with a freshwater pearl drop . Main pendant detaches to be converted to brooch,
A Swiss antique enamel 18 karat gold and enamel cross pendant, featuring an intricate black and white enamel decoration adorned with small emeralds and rubies.
An English antique 15 karat gold serpent necklace with turquoise and ruby retailed by Tessier London. The necklace centers on a snake head set with cabochon turquoise and 2 cabochon ruby eyes with a turquoise heart-shaped locket pendant. With signed and fitted box, Tessier London.Serpent jewelery discussed in Triumph of Love, Geoffrey Munn, Thames & Hudson, 1993, page 94.
A unique 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds, black jade, coral and jadeite jade by Henry Dunay. The necklace is composed of 24 strands of coral beads bound by gold rings set with 212 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.32 carats. The necklace has a removable cabochon black jade pendant surrounded by diamonds hanging from a green jadeite jade circular ring. American jeweler Henry Dunay distinguished himself through the use of rare gemstones in unusual color combinations.
|Artist: Henry Dunay|
|Signed: “Dunay” “18kt 750 MM E3020”|
A pair of French 18kt gold and diamond drop ear pendants by Cartier. The earrings feature 230 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 13.00 carats, VS clarity, G/H color grade. The bezel set diamond encrusted cones are suspended by an articulated bezel set line of diamonds which extend up the ear.
|Signed: “Cartier” “750” “A2918” Cartier maker’s mark and French control mark|
An Edwardian 15 karat gold horseshoe brooch with blue sapphires and diamonds. The interior of the horseshoe features 35 cushion-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, 21 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.05 carats, and 12 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .28 carat. With a fold down pendant ring.
An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and platinum brooch/pendant with opal, diamonds and enamel by Marcus & Co. The brooch/pendant has a center cabochon black opal and 76 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats.The center opal is mounted in a scrolled setting and framed with enamel and diamonds, suspending a matched scroll set opal.Provenance: The Gould Family
|Artist: Marcus & Co.|
An English antique 18 karat gold pendant locket with diamonds. The pendant locket has 1 old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .18 carats which is surrounded by a seed pearl-set garland. The locket is suspended from an antique 18 karat chain and has a split opening with two interior compartments.
An Antique 18 karat gold and enamel pendant cross with lapis lazuli. The pendant cross is in a Renaissance Revival style, intricately enameled and backed with lapis lazuli with inlaid gold. Hair locket.
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with diamonds and plique a jour enamel. The pendant features a plique a jour enamel flower with an old European-cut diamond center with an approximate weight of .15 carats. The flower is decorated with 34 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .34 carats.
An Italian Etruscan Revival 18 karat gold pendant by Carlo Giuliano. The pendant centers on an enamel oval panel depicting a neoclassical woman and two puti surrounded by an enamel openwork scalloped frame, richly enameled in periwinkle and deep blue, deep orange and black triangles. The bale is enameled with white dots on a blue background.
|Artist: Carlo Giuliano|
|Signed: Maker’s mark (slightly obscured)|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with freshwater pearl drop and plique a jour enamel, depicting a maiden in profile against a sky with clouds and framed with pink poppy blossoms by Louis Zorra. The serpentine clouds, the woman’s abundant tresses, and the flower tendrils all follow the organic curvilinear line associated with Art Nouveau . Nature, flowers and women are themes that were often explored in tandem by fin-de-siècle artists. Here they function together to create a harmonious and picturesque scene that delights the eye.Pictured in “The French Aesthetic, Art Nouveau”, by Victor Arwas, Andreas Papadakis, page 346.French control mark
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: French control mark|
An Art Nouveau 14 karat gold and enamel pendant locket with diamonds. The pendant is decorated with 10 old mine and single-cut diamonds with the approximate total weight of .30 carat. The relief cover depicts the angel Gabriel blowing his horns. Engraved in script, “BJ June 29, 1904” on back cover. Chain is a later period addition.
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique a jour enamel pendant with pearls by G.Fouquet. The pendant features 3 freshwater pearls on two articulated stems dropping from 3 plique a jour enamel leaves. It has a custom made new detachable brooch pin back and bail. With 18kt gold chainA similar pendant is pictured in Les Fouquet, Bijoutiers & Joailliers a Paris 1860-1960, by Marie-Noel de Gary, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Flammarion, 1983, p.83.
|Artist: G. Fouquet|
pair of antique silver-topped/18 karat gold and rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The pair of earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats. (including large diamond .75 carat each). The diamonds have a SI clarity and H/I/J color grade.In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls.Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.
An antique European 18 karat gold and oxidized silver earrings with diamonds and pearls. The drop earrings have 6 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.60 carats, and 240 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and 8 freshwater pearls. These ear pendants are designed in a naturalistic articulated fashion very popular in the 1860-1870’s. Discussed in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniella Mascetti & Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pages 102-107.
An Art Nouveau platinum and 18 karat gold lorgnette with diamonds. The lorgnette has 244 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.25 carats with a scrolled platinum-topped gold frame.
An Italian Renaissance Revival 18 karat gold and enamel pendant with emerald, rubies and diamonds by Carlo Giuliano. The pendant has a square-cut emerald with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats, 5 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.35 carats, and 12 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats. In regards to this style of Giuliano jewelry, Geoffrey Munn notes, “It is Renaissance jewellery of this type that appears to have inspired Guiliano to make a series of jewels incorporating human figures.” Original fitted box. Similar pictured in Castellani and Guiliano Revivalist Jewellers of the 19th Century, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Rizzoli, 1983, page , Plate 63.
|Artist: Carlo Giuliano|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant with pink sapphire, diamonds and pearl by Lucien Gautrait. The pendant has a pear-cut pink sapphire with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, 2 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .10 carats, and a baroque pearl drop. The pendant shows an emergent woman with flowing hair and outstretched arms in a euphoric opium-induced state. (Art Nouveau chain not original to the piece.)Pictured in Masterpieces of French Jewelry, by Judith Price, Running Press, 2006, page pg. 48.
|Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark|
A pair of English antique 18 karat gold ear pendants with turquoise stones. The earrings have 4 cabochon turquoise stones embellishing coiled serpents in a concave compartment.
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique-à-jour pendant with a freshwater pearl. The pendant has a freshwater pearl drop hanging from the daisy inspired pendant. Makers mark. French control marks.
|Signed: Makers Mark|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique-a-jour pendant with diamonds and rubies. The pendant has 2 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of carats, and 2 rubies with an approximate total weight of carats. In a floral motif.
A pair of French Antique 18 karat gold ear pendants with turquoise stones and seed pearls. The earrings have 12 calibre cut turquoise stones, and 10 seed pearls. The earrings are composed of a wheel suspended from a scrolled gold yoke, topped with a disk set with the turquoise.
|Signed: French marks|
An English Victorian 15 karat gold pendant locket necklace. The double sided locket is decorated with applied bead and rope work decoration in an overlapped envelope motif. The antique chain necklace is 18 karat gold and is 19” in length.
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold plique-à-jour necklace with diamonds. The necklace features 3 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .40 carats with rose-cut diamond accents. The pendant depicts a euphoric maiden with a poppy in her hair and extravagant plique-à-jour wings. Original retail box.. Pictured in “Art Nouveau Jewelry”, by Vivienne Becker, E. P. Dutton, 1985, page , Plate 30.
A French 18 karat gold pendant in the form of a peacock feather with two peacocks forming (flanking) the left and right borders of the jewel. The gold peacocks are embellished with white enamel having blue enamel centers throughout. The peacocks are joined by a blue and white enamel peacock feather center. The lower center portion is formed by a frieze of fine filigree-like feather ends. The links of the accompanying 18 karat gold chain are sculpted in the form of peacock feathers and enhanced with green and blue plique-à-jour enamel.The pendant and chain are pictured in: “René Lalique, Schmuck und Objets d’art, 1890-1910, Monographie und Werkkatalog”, Sigrid Barten, Prestel-Verlag München, 1977, page 288, figs. 532.1, 532.2.Pictured in “French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century”, Henri Vever,Thames & Hudson, 2001, page 1216.
|Artist: René Lalique|
A Mid-20th Century 18 and 22 karat pendant necklace by Salvador Dali. The pendant, designed by Salvador Dali, portrays his wife Gala and Dali in profile. The pendant was produced by Francis Hugo, The heavy ‘Byzantine’ chain was made by Piaget. The pendant is numbered 111.Dali, inspired by Louis XIV, minted a limited number of his own gold coins in 1966. The artist called his gold coin the "Dali d'or" after the "Louis d'or" coins created for the French king. The coins were minted in four sizes and values, this pendant being the largest size. He occasionally used them to pay debts he owed to friends.Dali collaborated with Piaget to create a collection of jewelry incorporating the coins. Like the royal coins, Dali's personal coins featured his likeness along with that of his wife, Gala, on the front. Their faces are surrounded by laurel leaves, fleurs-de-lys and eggs, the last element a recurring symbol of rebirth in Dali's works. The same motifs are repeated on the back, but without the faces and in a surrealistic design. Each coin is signed and dated by Dali and is incised with its edition number, this pendant being 111.Similar ‘Dali D’Or’ pendant necklaces were exhibited at the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall,Taiwan in 2012.
|Artist: Salvador Dali|
|Signed: “Dali 1966” “HF” “Piaget” “111”|