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 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.
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.
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 H/I/J color grade and SI clarity 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.
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 48.Pictured in Henri Vever French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Thames Hudson, 2001, page 1110
|Signed: “L Gautrait” and Makers mark French control mark|
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.. Attributed to A.BeauduinPictured 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.
An English Victorian 15 karat gold pendant locket necklace. The double sided locket is decorated with applied bead and rope work decoration with diamond accents in an overlapped envelope motif. The antique chain necklace is 18 karat gold and is 19” in length.
An English Georgian 18 karat gold and porcelain enamel Lover’s Eye pendant necklace with half pearls. The pendant necklace has 47 half pearls approximately 3 mm. in size surrounding the pendant. This unique pendant is composed of symbolic elements of memorial jewelry. In this piece, the pearl frame signifies tears, white--a traditional memorial color--is used heavily, and a bucolic garden--yet another symbol of memorials--is featured prominently. The flaming heart and the lover's eye denote a passionate love that had ended. As Ginny Dawes notes, “In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries there was a fashion in love jewelry, for Memento Mori or ‘vanitas’ pieces which meant, literally, ‘remember you must die’,” and to memorialize the love that has departed. Discussed in Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830 by Ginny Redington Dawes with Olivia Collings, Antique Collectors’ Club,2007, pages 132-168.
A pair of European Antique gold and Swiss enamel earrings. The earring are composed of fleur-de-lys caps from which hang elongated drop shaped pendants with black and white foliate and floral enamel designs.
An Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver pendant with diamonds. The heart pendant has 89 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. The reverse of the pendant is crystal backed to create a locket compartment to contain a token of love. “The heart-shaped jewel...emblem(s) of sacred and profane love...” Geoffrey C. Munn.Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and London, 1993.
An Antique 18 karat gold and silver topped pendant brooch with diamonds. The pendant brooch has 55 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 7.30 carats, which includes the center diamond weighing approximately .30 carat. The pendant brooch is composed in a dimensional diamond encrusted heart shape. The pendant bale is retractable. “The heart-shaped jewel...emblem(s) of sacred and profane love...” Geoffrey C. Munn.Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and London, 1993.