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 pair of English Antique 18 karat gold and oval cabochon almandine garnet pendant earrings that are decorated with dimensional green enamel leaves.
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. The necklace centers on a snake head set with cabochon turquoise and 2 cabochon ruby eyes with a turquoise heart-shaped locket pendant.
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”|
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.
A French Art Nouveau platinum and 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with diamonds and pink topaz by Henri Vever. The pendant/brooch has 35 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .95 carats, 94 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats, and 1 hanging marquise-cut pink topaz with an approximate total weight of .90 carats. Original signed box, Vever, With all fittings for brooch attachment and hair ornament.Pictured in “French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century”, by Henri Vever, Thames & Hudson, T&H edition 2001, page 1275 (similar).
|Signed: “Vever Paris #2814”, French platinum control marks|
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|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with 3 heart shaped white opals accented by a freshwater pearl and diamond drop by Gaston Laffitte. The heart shaped opals represent flowers and the leaves are made of “plique-à-jour” enamel. Gaston Laffitte, was an Art Nouveau jeweler proficient with plique-à-jour enamel techniques. He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salons.
|Artist: Gaston Laffitte|
|Signed: “Gaston Laffitte” makers mark French import mark|
pair of antique silver-topped/18 karat gold and rhodium platinum-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 in a beautiful scrolling platinum-topped gold frame.