Jewels1900

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

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Art Nouveau Horn bangle signed Bonte - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau honesty horn comb - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts/Nouveau/Jugendstil Jewellery exhibition - Maker & Muse - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts enamel brooch - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau dragonfly comb - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau dragon fly horn pendant - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau horn honesty brooch - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Nouveau horn bugs - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Nouveau horn pendants - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Luber Art Nouveau maiden tile - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau

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  1. I'm not sure but I think this may be a sash pin. I was always under the impression that they were made in the US but it could also be Czech. It think it's older though.
  2. Super, I'm currently buying one of these too.
  3. Thanks Jean. I've been about, just busy with family. I have a few treasures I'll post soon. You also had a ring I thought was from the same period, maybe a green stone?
  4. Sure Jean. Post a photo & I'll let you know my opinion. Gold is rare, if you wanted a piece in gold, you had to bring your own to the workshop. Yellow topaz was Wager's favourite stone.
  5. Hi Jean, I remember seeing these types of necklaces new & for sale when I used to buy from portabello road markets. I think it had come from eastern europe at the time. Surprisingly, not many art ...
  6. Hi Antiquerose. Your locket is likely to be vulcanite. It's pressed inside which usually means valucantie. Jet is usually plain. As a double check vulcanite usually smells a little like rubber a...
  7. http://www.925-1000.com/Ffrench_marks.html - boar & crab, french marks for silver content.
  8. Probably a boars head.
  9. Yep, the little flag is Walker & Hall. One of the best English makers/retailers, although this piece may have been imported from France, or more likely, Germany. Then assayed in the UK. If it's a G...
  10. PS, a guard chain was used for ladies watches, they would sweep down & the pocket watch would sit in a little pocket. The slide would weight the chain so it hung nicely. Or sometimes you see these...
  11. Hi. This is a slide for a long guard chain. The cork is to help it hold it's place on the chain, so it doesn't slide around. It's english, the marks are a hallmark, the crown is Sheffield, the li...
  12. I think that's OK. Not a bargain, but a reasonable price. They are very good. I'd be very happy to own them at the price.
  13. Awsome. Dorrie Nossitor. Really, really great buying. Where did you score them?
  14. I've got a few drop pendants with this type of bale. I 'll see if I can dig out a photo for you. Might be your bale is smaller. Might need one with a dog clip or large catch.
  15. This one was spied far & wide - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/140824-arts-and-crafts-abalone-pendant You need a nice period chain for it. Saindheim often used recycled circa 1900 guard c...
  16. Hi Jean, you're right MB, didn't use those prong settings. The gold work also looks a little lighter than you'd expect for MB. A very pretty thing nether the less. Also, your bracelet is great. ...
  17. No worries. The challenge is to pick the old ones from the reproduction ones. It can be tricky sometimes.
  18. Hi Jean. I'm wondering if this started life out as a bracelet?
  19. Oops, sorry, I meant I'm used to seeing the tops as a ball. Like this one -http://www.rubylane.com/item/753074-RLx23586/Victorian-Dragon-Sterling-Chatelaine-Perfume
  20. This one I'm not sure about. The body looks old, but I'm not sure about the top. I'm used to seeing these as larger round balls. I'm pretty sure it's American & if it was old I would expect it to...
  21. Classic english Victorian/Edwardian locket. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1905. You should also be able to identify the maker (the 3 initials at the bottom). The chain is not original. Hope that helps.
  22. Thanks for the link antique rose. Love those nouveau combs.
  23. Thanks very much for your suggestions paris1925. I tried carbon paper but it didn't work. However, I think I got a better photo of the signature. The first letter looks like a fancy L to me. I bor...
  24. Yes, this design is can be attributed to Instone.
  25. Cracker.
  26. Hey Dr Fluffy. I think you'll find this was originally a pendant. German, probably gold cased. Missing a small drop, a pearl would do although it was probably a little blue paste. Circa 1900.
  27. Yok, posted a photo of the amber pendant.
  28. If it was Saindheim, then it would be inter-war. She was a prolific maker in this style.
  29. Amy Saindheim for sure. I have same work on big amber pendant. Interesting the little squiggle on the back. I've not seen that on her work before.
  30. He has. She was same as usual so he wandered off. He asked if she had any Jugendstil and she told him to look - you've seen her cabinets. He said she had some lovely things but many damaged, it ma...
  31. I'd be excited t0o. It may have a gold wash on it. A gold wash over gold is not uncommon. I'd be very surprised if it was a base metal. I think it is missing the bale? If it has a bale it might b...
  32. I'm stumped bu this one. My initial thoughts was Artificers Guild, but I don't think the construction is right. It looks English, but gold coloured metal is odd. I'll be interested to see what othe...
  33. Sometimes you get lucky. My hubby is currently in Paris, then off to London. I'm expecting big things from him (especially since I'm at home looking after the bubba).
  34. Hi Jean. I saw this, forgot to bid! I think its Liberty. Nice buy.
  35. This was the same business model as Farhner. They made 3 ranges, a trinket range, a mid-range and a hand made artist range. It's why you can see so many variations of the same design. It's like a n...
  36. I love those Bretby squished pots. I have a small collection, a couple in this glaze.
  37. Ah yes. It did do very well. I'm in Sydney.
  38. BTW Paul. There was an attributed piece of Artificers Guild on Trade Me not so long ago. Interesting. Did you see it?
  39. You must have a great collection Paul. I've been collecting arts & crafts for 20 years or so. Both objects & jewellery. But been buying jewellery more often recently because it's easier to find a...
  40. BTW Paul. How long have you been collecting? Do you find many treasures in NZ?
  41. A cracker!
  42. Hi Paul. I know what you mean about the catalogues. We also miss out on all the exhibitions. Did you see the bit of Gaskin Period_Gems posted? I saw that for sale too but didn't make the Gaskin co...
  43. Hi Paul. I know the attribution by Tadema and there's no doubt their piece, yours & the piece in Barbra Morris's book are by the same designer and/or construction method and were retailed by Liberty....
  44. Hi Paul. If you can, get a hold of the Catalogue of the 1982 Birmingham Museum Gaskin exhibition of 1982, it's a great resource. It explains the links between the Gaskins & Oliver Baker and Baker & ...
  45. No, no kitty. I do have an 16 month old boy though. Things have been removed from the cabinet as he gets taller! Looks a bit naked at the moment.
  46. Lovely, lovely. I've seen this type of leaf attributed to Cuzner before but I'm not sure why. It is very different to the leaf work you see on signed Cuzner pieces. I guess it could be the differen...
  47. Hi Paul. The Gaskins did not sell their designs. They made all their own jewellery & enamels. I'm not sure about the Gaskins, but craftsmen/women & designers like Ashbee were angry at Liberty's for...
  48. Hammered, that makes sense. I did read somewhere that enamelling on both sides makes the enamel more stable. I have noticed most double sided enamel pieces are on thinner silver. The Guild of H...
  49. Yep, elks teeth. Lucky elk!
  50. Learn't something new today, I've never heard 'maretel' before. I call this style bubble when I see it. Most commonly I see 'bubble' pendants, often very cool ones with bat style wings and plain sil...
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