Friday, January 15, 2016

New in the Gallery - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins


I hope everyone enjoyed the best of the holiday season and is looking to a prosperous and healthy new year. To get the new year off to a good start, recent additions to the  Antique Jewelry Galleries  include Art Moderne hematite cufflinks, a radiant star brooch by Hans Brassler, and a menacing lion with fiery eyes.


Art Deco hematite cufflinks. (J9334)

Hematite Moderne  Starkly elegant hematite and white gold cufflinks in the Art Moderne style of the 1930s.  A study in white and gray created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $865


Radiant Star  The pointed rays of a star accented with small white pearls and centered with a rich purple amethyst.  Between the rays are golden fleurs de lys.  A radiant pendant-brooch created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $685


Fierce lion stickpin. (J9216)

Fierce Lion  A fierce lion stares with fiery red eyes and a menacing maw.  The regal image is beautifully sculpted with a rich flowing mane, bristling whiskers and menacing teeth.  Guess who's for dinner!  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $465



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique Jewelry Galleries


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include mesmerizing Carrington moss agates, elegant golden pinstripes, radiant two-tone Art Deco cufflinks, frosty platinum-on-gold octagons and a second pair of elegant pinstripes.


Carrington moss agate cufflinks. (J9332)

Carrington Moss Agate  Mesmerizing moss agates with a swirl of green inclusions reminiscent of seaweed floating above the ocean floor.  Created by Carrington and Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold


Deco Pinstripes II  Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with engraved pinstripes alternating with bright bands of gold.  The simple elegance of the uncluttered linear designs of the Art Deco period crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $475


United Jewelers Art Deco cufflinks. (J9335)

Art Deco Radiance  Jazzy Art Deco cufflinks with beautifully engraved white gold centers surrounded by yellow gold borders embellished with an elegant scroll design.  Created by United Jewelers in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $785


Elegantly engraved platinum and gold cufflinks. (J9333)

Elegantly Engraved  Beautifully engraved platinum top cufflinks decorated with scroll and floral designs.  The octagonal shape is highlighted with elegant Art Deco borders.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $675


Art Deco pinstripe cufflinks. (J9328)

Elegant Pinstripes II  Art Deco cufflinks with rippling pinstripe centers and jazzy cross-hatched borders.  An elegant example of the intricate, geometric designs of the 1920s.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $785



These and other fine cufflinks from the past can be found in
the Antique Cufflink Gallery


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks, Brooches and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include diamonds with serpentine scrolls, elegant jades from Carrington, mesmerizing "Op Art", jazzy Art Deco sapphire cufflinks and a beautiful gold dress set with moonstones.


Elegant diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9327)

Diamonds and Scrolls  A serpentine tangle of scrolls surrounds a bright diamond.  The beautifully worked scrolls and undulating gold surfaces reflect light in an elegant golden aura.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1890.    Cost:  $925


Carrington jade cufflinks. (J9304)

Carrington Jade II  Beautiful spinach green jade cabochons set in bright yellow gold.  The verdant lustre of the jade and high polish of the gold create an alluring warm glow.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $885


Huger optical art cufflinks. (J9302)

Op Art  Finely engraved concentric circles create the illusion of either a tall mountain of stacked circular terraces or a tunnel infinitely regressing into the distance.  Created by William Huger & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $645


Art Deco sapphire cufflinks. (J9318)

Art Deco Sapphire  Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with richly engraved centers and borders.  A wonderful example of the beautifully designed, intricately detailed cufflinks of the early Art Deco period.    Cost:  $725


Moonstone and gold dress set. (J9320)

Moonstones and Gold  The silvery blue shimmer of moonstones complemented by the warm radiance of yellow gold.  This elegant dress set captures the bold simplicity of Mid Century design.    Cost:  $1,375



Recent additions to the Antique Brooch Gallery feature a diminutive Art Nouveau pin, a sapphire and pearl bar pin and a wonderful flower brooch by Whiteside & Blank.


Art Nouveau brooch of woman. (J9316)

Art Nouveau A wonderful diminutive Art Nouveau brooch of a strong, clear-eyed woman framed by her flowing, untamed tresses.  A dark pearl is set at the end of her golden headband.  Crafted in 10kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $425


Sapphire and pearl brooch. (J9317)

The Aviatrix  Luminous white pearls and a bright blue sapphire. The overall design of this small brooch is reminiscent of the wooden propellers of early airplanes.    Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.
Cost:  $325


Art Nouveau flower brooch. (J9326)

Fleur Nouveau An Art Nouveau golden flower set with small white pearls.  This brooch wonderfully captures the sense of a fragrant flower swaying in a gentle breeze.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $385



New to the Antique Stickpin Gallery is a striking golden scarab created by Carter, Howe.


Carter, Howe winged scarab stickpin. (J9294)

Carter Scarab  A golden scarab with soaring wings.  Among the Victorians scarabs were viewed as a symbol of rebirth and regeneration and often attributed amuletic powers.   This finely crafted example was created by Carter, Howe & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $465



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks, Stickpins and Brooches


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include a golden garden of exuberant blossoms, elegantly modern carnelian and white gold cufflinks, and a pair of sleeve links from H.A. Kirby with diamonds and frothy scrolls.


United Jewelers floral gold cufflinks. (J9322)

Golden Garden  An exuberant tangle of flowers, buds and leaves recalls the sinuous curves of Art Nouveau and the flattened perspective of Japanese prints.  A tribute to the unabashed eclecticism of early Art Deco jewelry designers.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $665


Art Deco carnelian cufflinks. (J9310)

Moderne Carnelian  Glowing ember-like carnelians set in white gold.  The cool brilliance of the gold contrasts beautifully with the warm sultry red of the carnelians .  Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $885


Art Nouveau diamond and scroll cufflinks. (J9315)

Diamonds and Scrolls  A bright, solitary diamond floats like an early morning star above a profusion of tight, feathery scrolls  A wonderful example of the Art Nouveau cufflinks created by H.A. Kirby.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $675



Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery and the Antique Brooch Gallery feature a beautiful sapphire and pearl stickpin in the Art Nouveau taste and a striking blue guilloche enamel brooch from Carter, Howe.


Frank Krementz sapphire and pearl stickpin. (J9313)

Sapphire and Pearl  Flowing Art Nouveau curves with a hint of Gothic frame a blue sapphire and luminous pearl.  The elegant angles and openness of the design are reminiscent of the stone tracery surrounding a window in a Medieval cathedral.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Cost:  $475


Carter blue guilloche enamel brooch. (J9306)

Carter Blue  Rich blue enamel framed in yellow gold and accented with numerous seed pearls.  Created by Carter, Howe & Co.,  circa 1900,  in 14kt gold.    Cost:  $675



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include jazzy Art Deco cufflinks with striking sapphires and an elegant pair of British banded onyx cufflinks.


Art Deco sapphire cufflinks. (J9311)

Sapphire Elegance  Dramatic Art Deco cufflinks with bold geometric borders surrounding yellow gold centers set with rich blue sapphires.  Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,325


British banded onyx cufflinks. (J9224)

British Onyx  The black-and-white elegance of banded onyx framed in the rosy tinge of antique gold settings.  With its striking contrasts and stark beauty,  banded onyx was a favorite among Victorian cufflink makers and wearers.  Crafted in 15kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold



Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature a beautiful sapphire set in golden scrolls by Whiteside & Blank and a Carrington reverse intaglio of the New York Yacht Club burgee and commodore's flag.


Art Nouveau sapphire stickpin. (J9309)

Sapphire Scrolls  Intertwining golden scrolls centered with a rich blue sapphire.  The flowing, interlacing design reflects the Art Nouveau style, as well as the Celtic Revival, of the early 1900s.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $625


NY Yacht Club burgee stickpin. (J9301)

Burgees Aloft  An elegant nautical stickpin featuring the burgee of the New York Yacht Club and the commodore's flag in a beautifully carved reverse intaglio.  Created by Carrington & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $675



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include winged lions, striking platinum and blue enamel Art Moderne cufflinks and an elegant dress set of carved onyx with pearls.


Regal winged lion cufflinks  with sapphires. (J9147)

Winged Lions and Sapphires  Victorian gentlemen delighted in jewels decorated with exotic and fantastic creatures.  Here a winged lion-serpent fiercely guards a bright blue sapphire.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.     Cost:  $1,275


Carrington platinum and blue enamel cufflinks. (J9300)

Platinum and Blue  The elegant contrast between frosty platinum pinstripes and regal blue enamel in the Art Moderne taste of the 1930s.  Created by Carrington & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1935.    Cost:  Sold


Etched onyx and pearl dress set. (J9292)

Engraved Onyx  Elegant dress set with beautifully engraved black onyx tops accented with small pearls and white gold borders.  The elegance of Jazz Age black tie attire.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,825



Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature a striking Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin and a Victorian golden scarb.


Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9297)

Lapis Lazuli  Brilliant blue lapis lazuli with small, golden accents is set beneath flowing Art Nouveau curves and Classical laurel wreath borders.  A wonderful example of the imaginative jewels created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $685


Egyptian Revival scarab stickpin. (J9241)

Golden Scarab  Victorian stickpin with a shimmering golden scarab set in a small shadow box.  The frame is decorated with fine wire scrollwork and small golden orbs.  A tour de force of Victorian jewelry making.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1875.    Cost:  $675



Recent additions to the Antique Brooch Gallery include a wonderful sapphire and pearl brooch created by United Jewelers.


Sapphire and pearls brooch. (J9248)

Sapphire and Pearls  A golden brooch with a richly engraved frame of floral and geometric motifs and small, luminous pearls accenting the corners.  A light blue sapphire rests in the center.    Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.    Cost:  $475



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Monday, June 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks


I was away from the Antique Cufflink Gallery for several weeks, so recent additions are not as numerous as usual. But the pieces added make up in exceptional craftsmanship and design what they lack in numbers. Recent additions include a pair of Carrington cufflinks set with jade, striking golden cufflinks by Durand & Co., and a white coral dress set from Sansbury & Nellis.


Carrington jade cufflinks. (J9288)

Carrington Jade  Dark, spinach green jade in finely engraved gold bezels.  Sunlight passes through the translucent jades like miniature stained glass windows.  Hand crafted by Carrington in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $975


Durand gold cufflinks. (J9261)

Radiant Suns  Swirling golden pinwheels beautifully sculpted in 14kt gold.  Created by Durand & Company, circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold


White coral dress set. (J9275)

Sansbury Coral  White coral cabochons set in rose gold.  The creamy white of the coral contrasts beautifully with the warmer tones of the rose gold.   Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,275



These cufflinks and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Friday, May 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Krementz Lions with amethysts, Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond cufflinks and elegant Carrington Onyx and Platinum cufflinks.


Krementz roaring lion with amethyst cufflinks. (J9290)

Lions and Amethysts  A roaring lion grasps a deep purple amethyst in his mouth as he announces his authority over the windblown grasses of the savanna.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold


Elegant sapphire and diamond cufflinks. (J9289)

Sapphires and Diamonds  Bright blue sapphires and sparkling diamonds set amid finely engraved, intertwining foliage.  Elegant scroll-and-volute borders in the early Art Deco taste decorate the edges.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  Sold


Hexagonal gold cufflinks with black enamel tracery. (J9282)

Black and Gold  Dramatic cufflinks with intricate scroll and geometric designs highlighted with black enamel accents.  The interplay of the rich designs, hexagonal shape and black enamel tracery give these cufflinks a regal, jazzy elegance.  Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $575


Art Deco zigzag cufflinks. (J9286)

Radiant Zigzags  Finely engraved zigzags radiate in cascading waves toward white gold borders embellished with geometric and stylized floral motifs.  The shimmering centers and bold borders contrast with perfect Art Deco elegance.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $1,125


Huger Art Deco sapphire cufflinks. (J9278)

Sapphire Jazz  Bright blue sapphires sparkle amid a cascade of finely engraved lines.  The mesmerizing centers are surrounded by borders of alternating scroll and floral (or dragonfly) motifs.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.   Cost:  $925


Carrington onyx and platinum cufflinks. (J9287)

Carrington Onyx  The elegant contrast of brilliant, white platinum with the dark reflections of polished onyx.   Finely engraved zigzags on the platinum borders add a final touch of elegance.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $885



Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature a Winged Lion and pearl stickpin and a Hans Brassler radiant triangle stickpin.


Winged lion and pearl stickpin. (J9291)

Winged Lion  A fantastic creature with the head of a lion, wings of an eagle and sinuous body of a serpent.  A striking example of the Victorian fascination with mythological creatures.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1890.   Cost:  $375


Hans Brassler pearl stickpin. (J9285)

Pearl Triangle  A rounded triangle set with a luminous pearl.  Golden bridges rise from the corners to cradle the pearl at their apex.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $475



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include Art Deco cocktail glasses, striking l' Egyptien cufflinks by Wm. Huger and fiery red carnelians.


Art Deco cocktail glass cufflinks. (J9252)

Cocktails for Two   Golden cocktail glasses garnished with long-stemmed cherries.  These miniature Manhattans are elegant cufflinks from the days of speakeasies, bathtub gin and Prohibition.  Bottoms up!  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1930.    Cost:  Sold


Art Deco pinstripe cufflinks. (J9270)

Elegant Pinstripes  Elegantly engraved pinstripes in yellow gold surrounded by white gold borders of repeated box-and-cross motifs.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920. Cost:  $1,175


William Huger Egyptian revival cufflinks. (J9280)

L' Egyptien  Art Deco cufflinks in the neo-Egyptian style of the 1920s.  Lotus blossoms, bundled papyrus reeds and striking geometric designs flourish along the richly detailed borders and a small diamond sparkles in the center.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $975


Art Deco carnelian spool cufflinks. (J9232)

Carter Carnelian  Ember-like red carnelians set in yellow gold.  The brightness of the gold and sultry luminescence of the carnelians create an elegant dance of light and color, a striking example of Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1920.    Cost:  $845


Krementz Art Deco cufflinks. (J9271)

Art Deco Dazzle  Dazzling Art Deco cufflinks with radiantly engraved centers and bold, geometric borders.  Intricate geometry and the sparkling interplay of light.  Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.    Cost:  $925


Carrington mother-of-pearl and platinum cufflinks. (J9260)

Carrington Deco  Creamy white mother-of-pearl centers surrounded by bright, linearly engraved platinum borders.  Created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $925


Krementz writhing serpent cufflinks. (J9284)

Writhing Serpents  Art Nouveau cufflinks with writhing serpents intertwined with a foliate vine.  The fact that the serpents are rattlesnakes adds a touch of menace.   Beautifully sculpted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  $885



Recent additions to the Antique Stickpin Gallery feature an Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin and a Hans Brassler laurel wreath and amethyst stickpin.


Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin. (J9277)

Sapphire Geometry  The intertwining, angular lines of a golden interlace cradle a bright blue sapphire and small sparking diamond.  A nice example of the elegant geometry of Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920. Cost:  $485


Hans Brassler laurel wreath stickpin. (J9281)

Laurels and Amethyst A rich purple amethyst sits between the soaring branches of a laurel wreath.  Below a small luminous pearl glows in a trefoil setting.  An elegant stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $625



These and other fine jewels from the past can be found in
the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries