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Collect jewels circa 1900. Please do not reproduce my photos without permission. Thanks.

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Jugendstil/Nouveau enamel pendant - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Jugendstil/Nouveau plique enamel pendant - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Jugendstil/Nouveau pendant - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts earrings by Shipton & Instone - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts style rings by Shipton & Co - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts style bracelets by Shipton & Co - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts/Jugendstil lapis & silver ring - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts enamel pendant by Knox - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
3 x Arts & Crafts enamel pendants - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau horn jewellery & objects - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau

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  1. Poor Tassie.
  2. Oh yeah. Jewellery can be a cracker. But that what makes it interesting. I've always though the glass posted on CW was really impressive. I like a little bit of arts & crafts glass. Powell is m...
  3. Hi Karen, yes it can be hard to identify a maker. But if you see enough of them you can start to identify a pattern. The Americans did a similar thing with their jewellery. You should check out...
  4. Karen, you're in luck. I got out my jewels today to consider something Paul recently told me so I dug out my German ring & some pieces of Shipton which I'll post for you so keep an eye out. Also m...
  5. Ohh Kyra. That Shipton reference is a find. I think that answers the question as to why these brooches are so similar but slightly different. Looking at the new Shipton version, it is has a roll cl...
  6. HI Martika. I'm pretty sure its either lapis or sodalite. Kyra will probably know. I'm not so strong on stones. More the styles & settings.
  7. Hi Karen, the Germans were the powerhouse of art jewellery during this period. In addition to the schools & artist colonies who taught and made hand-made jewellery, they also had one of the larger je...
  8. Hi Karen, the brown stone is actually orange carnelian. Kyra will know for sure. The brooch with a single berry is german. I know because I have a lovely little ring with a domed lapis in it by t...
  9. Cool, thanks Paul. I suspect they will always remain a mystery. PS, I don't think Thew worked in enamels.
  10. You are welcome rucksczglass.
  11. Look forward to seeing your bracelets Jean. I've got a new WHH piece coming plus I got a nice Instone ring to show when I have time.
  12. Hi Paul, thanks so much for the links. It's interesting the article on Knox mentions that he may have sold designs to both Haseler & Murrle Bennet which may explain this pendant. You are right, it...
  13. Cool. That makes it easy. I can be a bit random with so many little boys zipping around my place. Let me know.
  14. Hi Paul, I was just reading that Martin article on Knox you directed me to & noticed a gold ring pictured that has a very similar leaf to your pendant. The angle of the photo of the ring is diffe...
  15. Hi Karen. The matching bracelet I have is marked Shipton & Co. Are you going to the next wentworth park markets? I might be able to bring some examples for you to have a look at.
  16. Hi Racer, these rings, brooches, bracelets etc are by Shipton & Co. They are often misattributed to Instone but those that are signed are always signed for Shipton not Instone. There appears to be a...
  17. Hi Tassie, agree with Paul, probably from the 40's. Not Wager but still very nice work. I've seen this heart shaped leaf before but don't know who made it.
  18. Hi Jean, the vietnamese have a saying, 'same same but different'. I'm pretty sure this one is Liberty too. You just need some nice some nice Liberty chains to hang them from.
  19. Hi Betty, this is defiantly an Albertina (ladies watch chain). Also I think it's English. I've seen those square spacers on gold & silver Abertinas before. It may have originally had the ball...
  20. There you go Tassie, the Aussie thinks they are kiwi & the kiwi thinks they are Aussie. I recall looking at something quite similar in Auckland a few years ago. I will be interested in anything Pa...
  21. The awesome thing about collecting arts & crafts jewellery is that you can go out with a little money in your pocket & armed with a little knowledge & enthusiasm and come home with a beautiful & uniq...
  22. Aussie Arts & Crafts for sure. No idea of maker. I see Operculum in Aussie jewellery every so often, from the 1860's to 1940's or so.
  23. Hi Tassie, Kiwi Paul might be able to help you more, but I'm pretty sure these are NZ. Also, they are not quite arts & crafts, more like tourist work. Quite like Aussie opal jewellery of the same pe...
  24. I'm thinking Jean, maybe you outbid me on this ring! I'm not sure of the maker. It's very well made though. The contrasting gold wirework & elevated mount are particularly nice.
  25. Kyra is correct. These are all English Victorian Silver brooches. The enamel one had a locket in the back for a photo or hair.
  26. Jean, these are lovely. Have you noticed how very shipton the flowers & leaves are on the top & how the leaves on the bottom are different & more like Instone. Compare them to your Shipton bracelets...
  27. Woo hoo Paul. It's a cracker. I've only ever seen one other ring with Wager's tag. I think your ring has it because its a deep setting & it fits in there. Most rings don't have the room. The re...
  28. Hi Tassie. These are Aussie. I don't know who the maker is but I've seen this work before. Have a look at these on Tadema, they have similar shaped & made flowers. http://www.tademagallery.com/j...
  29. Hi Jean, from the photos, it doesn't look like the pin screws off but I'd usually expect it to if it converted. As far as I can recall (& it's been a while since I looked at any jewels like this) all...
  30. Crescent is very popular Victorian motif. I'm wondering about the hair pain attachment. I thought the brooch backing would also screw off if it converted. Does it have a thread in hole Jean?
  31. I've never seen one of these with pearls like this. Very unusual. You know, these rings are getting very hard to find now.
  32. Yep, its quite different though. I have a lovely citrine ring with acorns on it. Would go with your drop!
  33. Sorry Jean. I didn't make myself clear. Like you it does look Instone at first glance. But I'm not sure because of the acorns & top leaves. Irrespective, I love the little acorns.
  34. They are very dapper. Reminds me of my granddad who was very dapper. He had an awesome mo.
  35. Hiya Tassie. This might have been a souvenir. You go to the peer, get your photo taken with your BFF and popped on your matchbox holder to memorialise the night.
  36. My opinion is same as yours.
  37. Hi Paul. These are lovely earrings. And you can see the AG influence very strongly. I have a AG pendant which is a very similar design with the two grape leaves at the top & grapes down the side. ...
  38. FYI ... Celiene, the cigarette case you link to is much later and not a chatelaine in the proper sense. A chatelaine was the equivalent of a victorian tool belt for women. It has all sorts of hou...
  39. There's no doubt this is a vesta case for wax matches. Vesta cases made in the UK will usually have the interior lip hallmarked and better quality ones may be gilt (gold) inside. This one is con...
  40. That it has no strike is odd, but it looks of the period. It's most likely German in the French style (Nouveau), if so, it's probably some form of silver mix. Maybe as low as 800 or as high as 935....
  41. Also worth noting is that if it were by Thew, you'd likely see her mark of a T in raised dots on it.
  42. Jean, from a distance the stones look like moss agate, but closer up they could be low grade emeralds. But I've never seen a Z&W piece with emeralds. Kyra will probably know. I think Austro Hunga...
  43. Hiya. Your necklace is German, in the historical style. It's probably Bohemian garnet in the setting, its pretty standard for this style. Rings, bracelets & necklaces are common. Circa 1900. It l...
  44. Hi, hope you are well. Been meaning to email you to let you know our new baby has arrived. Called him Ari.
  45. My moth is quite big - wide. I like their nice smooth bottoms!
  46. Hi Jean, your brooch is lovely. The stones are very pretty. I think it's later than Arts & Crafts. I'm not sure when those roll-over catches were used (maybe Kyra knows), but they are not common on...
  47. I think you are right that it's arts & crafts of the right period. Whether or not its Scottish, it's hard to tell. The Scotts were known to use a lot of abalone but they weren't the only ones. Th...
  48. Nice job Kyra. I have a moth made by the same maker. I'm not sure who they are but they have a distinctive style.
  49. Having said that, I usually associate those big drops with English jewellery. Never seen an American equivalent.
  50. Could very well be American Jean. I usually associate the use of Sterling with American jewellery. The other piece I've seen that I recall was a ring with 3 pearls. Also could have been American, h...
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