Bluboi

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I inherited the packrat gene from my mother, but have no idea where the collecting gene came from! As an Aries, I quickly embrace new interests and then move on, soI inherited the packrat gene from my mother, but have no idea where the collecting gene came from! As an Aries, I quickly embrace new interests and then move on, so my collections cover a huge range of stuff. I love the history associated with things from the past. Antique jewelry is my passion, though for a while costume jewelry ruled my life. After writing a book on Miriam Haskell, I realized how wide and deep the world of shiny little objects is, so have embraced it with a passion! (Read more)

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Enamel and Amethyst Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Georgian Planetary Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Skeletal Memento Mori Band Circa 1720 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Love Token Pendant -- mid 17th century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Ancient Gold Earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Demented Garnets -- Part 1 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Demented Garnets -- Part 2 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Nelson Memorial Pendants (Horatio Nelson -- Part 2) - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Gold and Enamel Nelson Mourning Ring (Horatio Nelson Part 1) - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Rococo Flat-Cut Garnet Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. I love it when I learn something new! Schreger's lines! Both of your pieces are lovely, Kyra and thank you for the great, detailed descriptions.
  2. I had a lizard pin just like this when I was a child (oh so long ago). I will have to go into the depths of the closet and see if I still have it! These bring back fond memories. And PCC -- I love ...
  3. People ask me how I find my stuff and I usually respond "it finds me." Great story, Paul! I have found, more and more, that auction houses do little diligence except for the obviously "important" it...
  4. Well, you know, it is just glass, no diamonds or anything.... Hah! It is well worth opening the photo on Tadema as you can see the glass and setting! Amazing! Don't you hate those sellers who pu...
  5. Interesting to see all of the unsigned pieces. At a minimum, the statement "Tiffany always signed its pieces" isn't correct (unless all of these attributions are incorrect!).
  6. Demented garnets! Gorgeous brooch!
  7. One difference is the Tiffany bracelet clasp is marked 18 ct and my necklace clasp is marked 14 ct.
  8. I have reached out to the Tiffany expert, who initially responded but then has gone silent. BTW, Tiffany bought the bracelet... The bracelet is listed as Art Deco, and it clearly has an Asian influe...
  9. Wonderful to find a matched pair! Coral is so beautiful; one of the vanishing wonders.
  10. And, strong admiration for the lovely chains! Georgian chains are works of art. Great collection, Paul!
  11. Let me see if I can synthesize the Bennett/Fahrner connection. This information is from "Theodore Fahrner Jewelry...between Avantgarde and Tradition," by Hase-Schmundt, Weber and Becker. Theodor F...
  12. There is a good write-up of the relationship between Bennett and Fahrner in a Fahrner book I have at home. I will dig out more details tonight.
  13. Jean--this is a wonderful find. I have several of the Fahrner pieces with the floral design and hammered background. MB and TF worked very closely together and every now and then you find a co-stamp...
  14. I wish I knew what the running dog stood for! Perhaps a beloved hound....
  15. Thank you all!
  16. Haha! I have to admit, I have thought about museum robbery in a number of places and times. What I really hate to think about are the storage areas of all museums, bulging with stuff which will neve...
  17. Beautiful colors and great style. It is interesting to see the differences in the enamel on the earrings -- shows these were man (hand) made. So hard to find a set!
  18. Wow, Davy! Great reference -- their bull's heads aren't smooshed, but my wiring is intact. Though, frankly, how anyone could get those twisted wires into their ears is beyond me.... Thank you!
  19. thank you all! I am so lucky to own these treasures!
  20. So unusual! Beautiful carving also!
  21. Right time, right place, had available funds.... These three don't always coincide. I was astounded the seller didn't place them with a museum, but funding may not have been available. This is a ...
  22. Nope, by the time I was born, women could vote. I am a Baby Boomer....
  23. Wonderful ring -- so stylish!
  24. This is wonderful! Seems very atypical of MB pieces, though he and Fahrner worked closely together.
  25. I couldn't see the marks on the Glasgow piece. Paul, what would they have been? This MB enameling is wonderful --reminds me of the peacock eye beads. Great find! (Glad to have helped in a small w...
  26. Wonderful ring. I went through my Koch ring books and found this one ring which is similar to your configuration, though the prong setting is not the same: http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/misc...
  27. Hi Zowie -- good going! It is hard to confirm Suffrage provenance, so normally I will call things "in the style of" or some such language. These colors (colours) were in style during this time perio...
  28. oldandsilly, thank you for your lovely comments -- a big part of my interest in collecting is the history and details, as well as the beauty and craftsmanship.
  29. Kyra, I love the cushion cut also. I dithered for a very long time over it (probably drove the gem dealer crazy). There was another one I wanted WAY more -- a ten-carat stone in the most heavenly tr...
  30. Hi Paul -- it is Russian, as it has a beautiful horsetail. Its AGL report states Russian (Ural Mountains), but doesn't specify age. Finding "great" true green ones is hard -- often they are very yel...
  31. Thanks Racer. The Russian garnets are hard to find and the most desirable, thus are expensive (fairly close in price to Alexandrite). The mines have been closed for a long time and apparently large s...
  32. Thank you all! This ring has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I was a history major in college and jewelry of this sort is so fascinating to me! Jean you are totally correct -- the b...
  33. Watch out for electrical shocks! ;-) Thank you!
  34. Krya, I only have a couple of Vauxhall glass pieces. Here is one, front and back: http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/large/Vauxhall%20glass%20quiver%20front.jpg http://photos.imageevent....
  35. Certainly possible to be Spanish, though the Iberian pieces usually showcased gems (since they were busy bringing them back from the "New World"), as per your reference of the ring with emerald. I su...
  36. Kyra, this cobalt blue glass was fairly popular for jewelry during the 1800s (I have seen a number of memorial rings with urns with a deep blue surround. I also have several portrait miniatures with ...
  37. I agree with Sammy. Definitely Roger Jean-Pierre -- the hook is also his typical style. Usually his pieces were sold with a paper tag. Here is another green one: http://photos.imageevent.com/b...
  38. I honestly don't know, Paul. Your lovely cameo clearly has a much wider and more defined band. I am wondering if mine might have been a common framing technique used in France, as you can see it app...
  39. Antique earrings are always best-sellers, as so often one is lost. Good for you in getting these lovely earrings for a great deal. Your wife is correct!
  40. Lovely pieces loaded with traditional symbolism. The lyre is unusual--great finds Paul. The snake eating its tail is referred to as an ouroboros, a Greek word meaning 'tail devourer,' and is one...
  41. Such beautiful earrings! What a lovely birthday gift for a lovely woman!
  42. Additional sadness, as their only child, Princess Charlotte, died after a tortuous two-day, 50-hour labor giving birth to a still-born son on November 5, 1817. Given that medicine was so primitive a...
  43. This is lovely, Paul! The numerals on the face are works of art in their own right. Thanks for the detailed history -- we tend to see Movements as finite times with a start and end date, yet this is...
  44. Thank you, everyone! So many great collections and interesting information being shared! I have a few other pieces connected to the royals, in a variety of items. Maybe an acrostic Caroline of Bruns...
  45. Thanks everyone! I am not usually a collector of Art Nouveau, but this piece snagged me!
  46. Absolutely lovely and so different than what I assume when seeing Native American jewelry. What a great find!
  47. A friend of mine has this huge duffle bag of oops -- we call it the body bag.... I have finally reached the point where I can forget about what I paid for the "educational experience" and let a frien...
  48. I have a huge box of "oops" stuff. It is the way I learn....
  49. Hi Katherine. My seller is on vacation but she will check with her source and get back to me. I will update when I hear from her.
  50. Thanks for the post, Kyra. I agree with what everyone has said regarding a civil discussion. No one knows it all, especially on old stuff, and there is often new information that can update the info...
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