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Vintage Sterling Art Nouveau Stylized Shell Brooch: I fell in love with this elegant design when I first spotted it. Art Nouveau in style, but dating this later, this lovely sterling brooch features a very stylized design. The patina is wonderful on this fluid design. It's unmarked but acid tests as sterling silver. Not to large, and not too small, it measures 1 5/8 by 1 3/8". Unsigned.
Antique Art Nouveau Purple Glass Grape Vine Sash Brooch: This lovely antique art nouveau sash brooch features a classical motif of grapes and vines . Two long oval amethyst glass stones angle in each direction. These stones are securely set in split prongs. Each life like grape leaf is accented with a dark amethyst rhinestone. The gilding on the brooch is still lovely. Each amethyst glass stone has some scratching from age and us, but they still show very well. This lovely piece measures 2 3/4 by 2".
Antique Art Nouveau Buckle Style Sash Brooch Garnet Pearl: Amazing gilded brass antique Art Nouveau buckle style sash pin. I was quite surprised to find the garnets and pearl are genuine! This lovely and fluid design is quite a nice size measuring 2 7/8 by 2 1/8". The brooch is not as heavy as many of the older pieces, so quite wearable. Unsigned.
Sterling Arts & Crafts Speckled Agate Ring: This stunning Arts & Crafts ring is crafted in unmarked sterling silver and set with a large oval translucent agate with brown spots. This is a transitional piece, showing art nouveau elements in the ornate floral design in the shank and the simplicity of the setting of the agate. The top of the ring measures 1 by 3/4" and the ring is a size 7 3/4. Unmarked, acid tested sterling silver.
Antique Art Nouveau Sterling Green Mottled Czech Glass Ring: This fabulous art nouveau ring has so much going for it besides its size! The lovely unmarked sterling silver setting is detailed with ornate flowers and leaves going completely around the bezel set stone. The stone is a high dome green mottled Czech glass cabochon, often erroneously referred to as Peking glass. The glass stone is in wonderful condition and in the sun has a faint sheen. The ring is a size 5, the band is slightly out of round. It has been acid tested and is sterling silver. The ring is 1 1/8" long and the glass stone has a high dome profile, making this quite an impressive piece!
Arts & Crafts Era Sterling Blister Pearl Necklace: Lovely sterling Arts & Crafts era blister pearl necklace in sterling silver. The pendant features a scrolled border, the pearl is set securely in a bezel. The pendant is marked sterling. The sterling curb chain is a nice length at 22 1/2" and is signed "sterling" on the old style clasp.
Art Nouveau La Pierre Sterling Chatelaine Snuff/Pill Box: This art nouveau chatelaine snuff box or pill box is from La Pierre Manufactering company of New York NY, in business from 1888. The exquisite repousse' design features a motif of flowers and scrolls. The little box is in wonderful condition for its age, only a few small minor dings. The hinge is in excellent condition and it opens easily and closes securely. It measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/8" and carries the La Pierre mark, the inventory number and "sterling".
Antique William Kerr Art Nouveau Sterling Gilded Griffins and Rhodolite Garnet Pendant: This amazing art nouveau sterling silver pendant from renowned New Jersey silversmith William Kerr started life as a belt buckle. A rare design, this repousse' piece features extremely detailed gilded griffins. The ornate pendant is embellished with three sparkling raspberry rhodalite garnets. Both the gilding and gemstone accents are unusual for his pieces. This pendant started life as a buckle, but along the way was converted to a pendant. I have worn this to rare reviews. I don't believe the bale is sterling, but I feel this piece deserves a more ornate bale anyway. The pendant measures 2 by 1 3/4". It is signed with the hatchet mark of William Kerr, sterling, and the inventory number 368.
Vintage ARTS & CRAFTS Abalone Blister Pearl and Sterling Ring: This lovely sterling silver Arts & Crafts era ring is set with a high profile abalone blister pearl. The pearl is securely set in a bezel. The stone measures 1/2 by 3/8". The ring is a size 8 and the band is just just slightly out of round. There is a partial sterling strike on the ring back, it has also been acid tested.
Antique Art Nouveau Foliate Sash Brooch with Green Czech Glass: This antique art nouveau sash brooch or pin features a flowing foliate design of vines, leaves and flowers in silver tone metal. It is a layered design, the center holding a large oval mottled Czech glass cabochon ( often erroneously called Peking glass) is applied to the rectangular back. The brooch measures 3 by 2" and has an open C-clasp. As you can see from my pics, there is a bend in the pin stem, but it holds securely in the clasp. other than the bend in the pin stem, the brooch is in excellent condition.
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