Jewels1900

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

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Arts & Crafts Jewels by Bernard Instone - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts enamel brooch - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts pendant by Charles & Gladys Mumford - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Jugendstil brooch - Meyle & Mayer - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Jugendstil locket by Victor Mayer - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts brooch - Gaskin - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts dress clip - Bernard Instone - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts Liberty pendant designed by Jessie M King - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau horn pendant by Bonte - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts pendant - probably by Amy Saindheim - Arts and Craftsin Arts and Crafts

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  1. Hi Jean, it's a pretty decent size. 5cms from the top of the seaweed frame to the bottom. 5.5 cms with pearl. I have no idea who made it but I'm pretty sure it's English.
  2. I have the paperback. Reads just as well!
  3. Hi Jean. Don't start me on books. I love my reference books!! The best overall book on English Arts & Crafts is Jewellery & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition by Elyse Karlin. It's American,...
  4. Hi BelleEpoque, I love JMKing as well. I have few jewels & also quite a neat collection of books. If you have a look at the peacock tile I posted, you'll see a display of tiles, on the bottom of the...
  5. Spoken like a true collector!
  6. Hi Jean, I get my restoration done by Simon Mower in London. He does a good job with enamel. http://www.simonmower.com/index.html
  7. I just bought a lovely Instone moss agate drop pendant. Just a little leaf work around the top of a big chunk of agate.
  8. Hi Jean, I'll upload some new things to my collection for you.
  9. Do you have a preference for anything?
  10. Thank you Jean. It's a shame you missed my jewellery collection. I published it here for a little while. I am a big arts & crafts fan.
  11. English. The stopper may be a replacement. Does the silver collar have a W & H makers mark? Looks like Walker & Hall.
  12. Sure. I can ditch the rest of the family & come early.
  13. I was there too. Probably later than you guys. Did pick up 2 x Dorothy Wager earrings though.
  14. Hi Jean. Murrle Bennett & Co were a German company who made mostly Nouveau style (but sometimes Edwardian style) jewellery for the English market circa 1900. Generally high quality, mass produced je...
  15. Who knows? Maybe someone? Anyone?
  16. Opps, got it. http://www.tademagallery.com/database/images/8122.jpg
  17. Hiya kyratango. The Tadema ring doesn't have an image address. Go to 'newly acquired' & go to the bottom of the page & you'll find it. It's massive with a amethyst, citrine, chalcedony & pearl.
  18. Cool. Let me know how you go. In the meantime Google murrle bennett. You'll find lots of Art Nouveau pendants with the same chain. Most of them will be silver, some yellow gold & from around 1...
  19. I have a few silver & gold rings with these same cast leaves & flower, but made by different jewellers (different work). I suspect jewellers could buy these leaves & flowers ready made & attach them ...
  20. Hi Jean. I can't tell what the mark is, but if it's unmarked for platinum, my money would be on silver. That would make it consistent with the design. Why don't you try your gold seller for an opin...
  21. Hi Jean, that's quite interesting. I've never seen this signature before. Just the BI mark. I do have a few pieces of his work which are unsigned. They are more in the Arts & Crafts style. Pl...
  22. PS, now it's clean, looks like those might be little rubies.
  23. Smart thinking Jean. What looked like wear was just dirt! That's a nice surprise.
  24. Nice carved carnelian.
  25. Thanks vertraio50. I've been collecting for a while now.
  26. Hi Cogito. Ive just posted some photos of my later Pilkingtons tile & also a period maiden tile. On my later tile, you can clearly see from the back that it's more modern. It's very clean (mind y...
  27. I see what you mean with the rubbing.
  28. Cogito, Pilkington has always made tiles. The marks depend on the period. Earlier pieces were marked with a painted designers & date marks, later bits with the rose mark. My tile has Pilkington wri...
  29. I often pick up a bit of Austro Hungarian thinking it's arts & crafts. Very pretty.
  30. Maybe Austro Hungarian?
  31. Looks completely good for Victorian pearl & garnet to me. Also, 15ct would be consistent with the period. Very nice, especially with that original bale.
  32. Edwardian style, deco materials. This style of chain is often seen on German jewellery made for the English market circa 1900. But I've only ever seen them in silver & gold. Platinum did not become...
  33. They overlay with gold to get the 3D look & feel. It's an imitation of the original Japanese mixed metal work jewellery that was available at the time. Most commonly you see silver overlaid with yel...
  34. No, this is not a mourning style. There was a very perscribed dress code for mourning during this period including jewellery. Lots of Victorian brooches had a photo or hair locket on the reverse...
  35. Hi Jean, this looks like it might have held a locket closure in the back.
  36. Good. It will be interesting to see what you come up with.
  37. Hi Jean. That makes sense. I've seen a few victorian brooches converted to pendants recently. They look good, like yours!
  38. Hi Jean, me again. You have a lovely bit of Victorian Ascetic Movement here. The heron is a common theme. It looks like some rose gold overlay on the flower & butterfly. How big is it? Most commo...
  39. Cool Jean. I'll be interested in how you go. Can you ask what, if any, relationship he had with Shiptons? They produced a range of jewellery very similar to his and which has often been misattr...
  40. Hey Jean, I've noticed that if you look at the home page of the site, you'll find a contact email address. http://www.allen-family-tree.co.uk You could ask them where the designs came from and may...
  41. Yours is not quite the same as the pearl one. You can see gold curls between the pearls in the design. The design of yours is a closed mount, more similar to the silver & marcasite ring pictured. ...
  42. Ta da - http://www.allen-family-tree.co.uk/bernard3.html Check the drawing of the 4 opal rings,, you'll find an opal & pearl version of yours.
  43. Thanks kyrantago. Hoping to be in Paris May/June next year.
  44. Hi Jean, I can tell you that your ring is quite rare. I've never seen a gold Instone ring before, or with opal & diamonds. It looks like a later piece for Instone. I'm much more familiar with his ...
  45. No worries Tony. The red & green will defiantly be blood stone. (Be careful & check these, sometimes the old glue dries up & they fall out). The 3 little stones are probably foiled glasses or small...
  46. You never know, you might get lucky. I picked up a pair of big King Blackies for $10 each at a second hand bookstore in New Zealand & a couple of King designed theatre programs with the paper covers...
  47. Hi Tony. Your brooch is late a late Victorian Scottish brooch. The crown refers to Queen Victoria. She started the Scottish jewellery trend. She spent a lot of time at Balmoral castle. They would...
  48. Some of the best Glasgow artists designed covers for Blackie including Jessie M King & Talwin Morris. They are quire good fun to find & collect.
  49. Wozer, that Pin's going to turn AnneLanders stomach. Check out that animal claw!
  50. Hi kyrantango. I'm not entirely certain but I think the Prince of Wales hair designs in your brooches is a love token. Not mourning. I've never really gotten into the 'language' of hair jewellery. ...
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