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:  $1,085


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:  $625



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:  $1,225


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:  $1,075


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


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery and the Antique Brooch Gallery include dazzling Art Deco diamond cufflinks and an elegant brooch by Hans Brassler.


Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9222)

Deco Dazzle  Elegantly engraved centers with garlands, stylized floral motifs and a small diamond surrounded by classically inspired reeded borders.  Crafted in 10kt white gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $475


Hans Brassler amethyst and roses brooch. (J9256)

Amethyst and Roses  A Hans Brassler brooch set with a rich amethyst, bright pearls and golden roses climbing a radiating trellis.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  $925


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


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks and Stickpins


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include sizzling sapphire cufflinks from Ziething, dramatic scroll Art Nouveau bean backs and elegant Art Deco diamond links.


Art Deco sapphire cufflinks. (J9265)

Sapphire Jungle  A jungle-like tangle of exotic flora and sweeping fronds engraved in white gold surround a radiant sunburst center set with a dark blue sapphire.    Crafted in 10kt gold,  circa 1925.    Cost:  $725


Art Nouveau scroll cufflinks. (J9268)

Dramatic Scrolls  Elegant cufflinks with dramatic, swirling scrolls.  The sweeping, sharp-edged curves are a striking example of Art Nouveau design.  Crafted in 10kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold


Art Deco diamond and platinum cufflinks. (J9259)

Diamond Elegance  Elegant Art Deco cufflinks with sparkling diamonds and platinum tops beautifully engraved with repeating pinstripe and wave motifs.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $625



The Antique Stickpin Gallery now includes several striking Art Deco jade stickpins. One, Brassler Jade, was added several months ago. Another striking example by Taylor and Co. was added earlier this month.


Art Deco jade stickpin. (J9269)

Deco Jade  A boldly geometric stickpin set with an elongated jade cabochon.  A wonderful example of the influence of Chinese art and architecture on Art Deco design.  Created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1930.    Cost:  $485


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


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Recent Additions - Cufflinks


While the last several weeks have been busy with the Christmas rush and year-end chores, I've added several pairs of cufflinks to the Antique Cufflink Gallery.  I hope everyone enjoyed the best of the holidays and is looking forward to a joyous New Year!


Carrington abalone button cufflinks. (J9233)

Carrington Buttons  Elegant abalone centers carved to resemble the traditional buttons on a cuff.  The iridescence of the abalone plays nicely against the reeded-and-tied white gold borders.   Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1940.    Cost:  $825


Ziething garland cufflinks. (J9202)

Golden Garlands  Elegant gold cufflinks with finely engraved centers bursting with garlands and swags.  Bold octagonal borders of diamond shapes frame the design.    Cost:  $425


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


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!



Art Deco cocktail glass cufflinks, circa 1930.

We enjoyed a very busy December at the Antique Cufflink Gallery and over the next several months will be "restocking the shelves" with elegant cufflinks and dress sets from the past. The Art Deco cocktail glass cufflinks pictured above are a striking example of coming attractions. Crafted in 14kt gold and set with coral cherries these beautifully crafted cufflinks date from the years around 1930. Bottoms up!


I hope everyone enjoys a happy and joyous New Year!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Recent Additions - Cufflinks, Stickpins and Dress Sets


Recent additions to the Antique Cufflink Gallery include dazzling Art Deco diamond cufflinks, fierce lion-eagles by Carter, Howe & Co., striking black-and-whites and intricately engraved diamond cufflinks circa 1920.


Art Deco diamond cufflinks. (J9245)

Taylor Elegance  Art Deco cufflinks that dance and sparkle with the cool elegance and geometric dazzle of a Busby Berkeley musical.  Created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $1,125


WAB fierce lion cufflinks. (J9254)

Roaring Eagles  The Victorians decorated cufflinks with a menagerie of exotic and hybrid creatures.  These striking cufflinks feature a roaring lion with wing-like ears, a feathered mane and the tightly curling tongue of a bird of prey.   Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold


Dramatic Art Deco cufflinks. (J9251)

Black and White   Elegant black enamel accents and white gold centers engraved with alternating straight and zig-zag pinstripes.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1930. Cost:  $675


Intricately engraved diamond cufflinks. (J9243)

Intricately Engraved  Intricately engraved cufflinks with a sparkling diamond.   Art Deco borders and a fine bead-like pattern along the edges add a final touch of Jazz Age elegance.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.    Cost:  $725



This month the Antique Stickpin Gallery has gone to the birds with a proud pheasant and wise owl. A French chimera and Brassler scarab round out the offerings.


Victorian pheasant reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9246)

Strutting Pheasant  A Victorian reverse intaglio of a ring-necked pheasant strutting through a miniature landscape.  The scene is beautifully rendered with many finely detailed plants.  Crafted in 18kt gold,  circa 1880.    Cost:  $675


Victorian owl stickpin. (J9249)

Wise Owl  A wise owl perches on a branch and watches with inquisitive, bright green eyes.  The owl is beautifully sculpted with finely detailed feathers and sturdy talons grasping the tree branch.  The breast of the owl is engraved with the Greek letters Κ, Φ and Β - Kappa, Phi, Beta.    Cost:  $475


French chimera stickpin. (J9247)

La Chimère II  A French chimera hungrily pursues a small golden ball.  This fierce gargoyle has the head of a an eagle and body of a serpent that morphs into a vine decorated with acanthus leaves.  Crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1900. Cost:  $675


Hans Brassler carnelian scarab stickpin. (J9234)

Brassler Scarab A Hans Brassler stickpin with a sultry red carnelian scarab set in a stylized frame that repeats the scarab motif.  A wonderful blend of Egyptian Revival, Art Nouveau and Art Deco design.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.    Cost:  Sold



Recent additions to the Antique Dress Set Gallery include two elegant Art Deco dress sets by Carrington & Co. - one set with shimmering moonstones the other with luminous mother of pearl.


Carrington moonstone dress set. (J9244)

Moonlight and Platinum  Shimmering moonstones and platinum reflect the romance and elegance of an earlier age.  A full dress set created by Carrington & Company in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1910.    Cost:  $3,250


Carrington platinum and mother-of-pearl dress set. (J9250)

Platinum and Mother of Pearl  Exuberantly engraved platinum borders surround creamy white mother-of-pearl centers.  This Carrington full dress set is an elegant study in white on white.  Crafted in platinum and 14kt gold,  circa 1930.    Cost:  $2,450


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


Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Frosty Elegance of Art Deco Cufflinks



Frosty Art Deco diamond cufflinks, circa 1930.

Last month I celebrated the warm colors of autumn with gold and sapphire cufflinks. Since then we have had our first snow fall, the skies have turned a little greyer and the air is a little chillier. All signs that winter has come to New England. To announce the arrival of the season here is a flurry of frosty white Art Deco cufflinks.



Carter, Gough platinum snowflakes, circa 1930.


Shimmering snowflakes falling in frosty platinum skies. These cufflinks sparkle with the cool elegance and striking geometry of the late Art Deco period. Created by Carter, Gough & Co. in platinum and 14kt gold, circa 1930.



Intricately engraved diamond cufflinks, circa 1920.


Intricately engraved centers and borders of stylized flowers and abstract linear motifs help date these cufflinks to the early Art Deco period.  This style of finely engraved, richly detailed cufflink echoes the cufflinks of the earlier Edwardian period. Crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1920.



Hookaylo elegant wintry cufflinks, circa 1925.


These glimmering Art Deco cufflinks bring to mind the wintry elegance of frosty window panes glittering in the early morning sun. Created in 14kt gold by Jacob Hookaylo, a gifted jewelry designer and goldsmith based in Newark, New Jersey during the Art Deco period.



A flurry of snowflakes and sapphires, circa 1925.


Another pair of Jacob Hookaylo cufflinks. Here a flurry of snowflakes swirls around bright blue sapphires surrounded by jazzy Art Deco borders of alternating involute scrolls and linear motifs. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1925.



Pinstripes and confetti, circa 1925.


Elegant pinstripes and radiating waves in the corners give these cufflinks a festive, energetic feel. A small, repeated geometric pattern floats above the pinstripes like glittering confetti floating down from a ballroom ceiling on New Year's Eve. Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.



Mesmerizing diamond cufflinks, circa 1925.


Mesmerizing cufflinks with richly engraved centers and intricate geometric borders. Small diamonds are set in box settings with millegrain edges. A miniature masterpiece of Art Deco design created by L. Fritschze & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.


I hope the above cufflinks bring everyone a little cheer
and that you enjoy the best of the holidays
and the coming new year.


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