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,
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 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.
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 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 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|
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 pair of Antique 18 karat gold drop ear pendants with diamonds. The earrings feature a classic cluster of 24 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.10 carats.
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and platinum pendant/brooch with diamonds by Vever. The pendant/brooch has 25 miligrain-set old mine cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats, gold knife wire and plique à jour mistletoe leaves. Signed Vever fitted box with pendant fitting, chain and screwdriver. Henri Vever was a third-generation jeweler who, along with his brother Paul became partners in the family business in 1874. According to their educations and talents, Paul became responsible for the commercial side of the business while Henri managed the creative side. Their collaboration was so successful that they won the Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle of 1889, the first of three such prizes to be granted to them.The Vever brothers had many sources of inspiration, from naturalistic themes of flora and fauna to classical motifs. In addition, they championed new techniques, especially in the field of enamelling. At the turn of the century, the house of Vever was known for some of the most beautiful of jewels created in the Art Nouveau style, exemplified by the outstanding pendant/brooch. In contrast to their more avant-garde contemporaries, Vever's jewels were a bit more restrained in design and they continued to favor the use of precious stones set within finely wrought mountings. In addition to being one of France's most renowned jewelers, Henri Vever (1854-1942) is remembered as a historian, a critic and a writer. His landmark study La Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle remains unequalled as a reference book on French jewelry.
A Mid-20th Century 14 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 68 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.10 carats. The heart-shaped brooch has a convertible pendant bale and deeply ribbed gallery.
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.