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Here is such an attractive antique silver boxÂ made by AndrĂ© Delpy with a hand painted scene painted by Popet that was made in France in the late 1800â€™s and gets more and more beautiful the closer you view it. Made in sterling silver with a beautiful engraved design around the border of the painting as well as on the sides, the box measures 65.5mm by 50.4mm by 14.4mm and has a wonderful feel and heft when you hold it in your hands. Inside it has been gilded resulting in a lovely "glow" emanating from it when you open the lid. And looking from the top, that gorgeous hand painted scene on the top is just so delightful. With one cherub playing an angel harp and the other cymbals, in the centre is a very elegant and graceful lady dancing to their music. Painted on ivory which was the traditional and common material for miniature paintings on this era, it is signed on the lower right "Poppet". Whether you put small items or cards inside, or simply leave it empty there is no doubt that you will always admire this every time you look at it. Stock# U040 Maker: (Box) AndrĂ© Delpy Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a fabulous antique ruby and pearl brooch made by the early Australian jeweller Duggin Shappere & Co in the early 1900â€™s. Made in 15 carat gold, the brooch measures 42.9mm across by 14.2mm and is set with a beautiful pearl set heart surrounding a natural ruby. With pearls set at each end in a lovely floral design that along with the heart truly captures the eye. Displaying such a lovely sentiment with the heart, this is a brooch that will always be loved and admired. Stock# T873 Maker: Duggin Shappere & Co Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Here is a truly spectacular Art Deco rock crystal box set with rubies and diamonds that exemplifies the quality and craftsmanship that is associated with this wonderful era. Made in the 1920's, the box measures 87mm by 57mm by 13mm and feels amazing to hold in the palm of your hand with a wonderful weight and tactile feel to it. Rock crystal has been used for carvings for centuries, and this would have no doubt been hand carved in Idar-Oberstein in Germany. For centuries Idar-Oberstein was known as the best place in the world for cutting agate that was sourced both locally as well as from Brazil. Then in the centre is that stunning design set with forty one natural rubies and surrounded by an elegant border of diamonds. And then set amongst the engraved section are more diamonds that have been so expertly set. In total there are sixty one diamonds and set into the clasp to open the case there is a cabochon cut sapphire. Joining the two halves together and again expertly hand engraved, this is made with platinum which showcases that this is a piece of exceptional quality and is of the highest standard. Spectacular from every angle, this Art Deco box is up there with the best of the best. Stock# W1564cc Circa: 1920 $Sold.
The knot design represents has been used in jewellery for centuries and represents love and an unbreakable bond between two people, and here is a very beautiful and stylish 18 carat gold antique knot ring that was made in 1895. Made in 18 carat gold, this ring has such a smooth tactile feel to it and measures 8.1mm wide by 20.4mm from the end of the bars across to the other side that lead down to the smooth band. With such a romantic and sentimental meaning behind this design, this is a ring that would not only suit a man or a woman as well as any finger, but also make a wonderful and unique antique wedding ring. So comfortable on the finger and made in a design steeped in history, this antique knot ring has a timeless look that will always be admired. Stock# ES8551 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1895 $Sold
Here is a gorgeous antique 15 carat gold locket set with European cut diamonds that looks as beautiful today as when it was made over 100 years ago. Whereas many antique lockets were made in what is called a "back and front" locket where there is gold sandwiched onto a base metal, this one is not only solid gold, but also 15 carat gold. This carat of gold was only used from 1854 to 1931 and often has such a beautiful warm rose colour that looks even more wonderful that the very strong and often too coppery colour of pink gold today. Measuring 21.2mm in diameter, the front is set with three lovely genuine antique European cut diamonds that total 0.06 carats, that have been set with such a delicate design around each. Able to easily accommodate two photos inside, this is such a beautiful and elegant example of an antique locket that can still so easily be worn every day. Stock# ES8540 Hallmarked: Chester 1910 $Sold
Perfect for any occasion comes this very elegant amethyst and pearl pendant made in the early Art Deco period of the 1920â€™s. Handmade in 9 carat rose gold, the pendant is set with twelve natural pearls and two amethysts that match perfectly with the warm rose colour from the gold. With a further three pearls set into the bail, the pendant measures 28.5mm across by 54mm and sits perfectly on the neckline. The open work design of this pendant allows the skin to be seen which highlights the design even further and exemplifies the fine quality that was produced during this wonderful era. Suitable for any occasion or time of day or night, this pendant is simply perfect. Stock# ES8558 Circa: 1920 $Sold
Here is a truly exquisite Art Deco agate box with platinum diamond and black onyx hinges that highlights the quality and attention to detail that is the epitome of the Art Deco period of the 1920's. Carved in agate, the box measures 88mm in length by 63mm wide and 12.8mm tall, and even though the platinum diamond and onyx fittings were made in France and was no doubt where this was all assembled, the box would have more than likely have been carved in the gemstone carving centre of the world, Idar-Oberstein in Germany.Â For centuries Idar-Oberstein was known as the best place in the world for cutting agate that was sourced both locally as well as from Brazil. The hinges and clasp on this box bear French hallmarks for being made in platinum, and the clasp is set with fifty seven diamonds and each hinge forty one diamonds. With each section further highlighted with facetted black onyx, this wonderful black and white combination stands out even more to show the elegant design and shape that is so characteristic of the Art Deco period. Absolutely exquisite, this is a box for the discerning collector. Stock# W1563cc Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Angel skin coral is one of the most prized colours of coral, thanks to its lovely soft pink colour, and rarity of finding it as it has not been harvested for decades. And here in these lovely antique coral and pearl cluster earrings from the Victorian era, the angle skin coral looks so elegant and a perfect accompaniment to the natural pearls around the border. Made in 15 carat gold, the outer edge of the earrings have a lovely boat-wheel design and measure 14.5mm in diameter and are fitted on very secure shepherd hooks. From the bottom of the earrings to the top, this distance measures 24mm in length, making them so practical and comfortable to wear all the time including for the special formal occasion. The tone of the coral has such a delicate pink colour that softens the entire look of the earrings making them understated yet so elegant at the same time. Simply perfect, these antique earrings will no doubt always be admired and appreciated. Stock# ES8446 Circa: 1880 $Sold
Hand made in such an elegant design, this 18 carat white gold vintage diamond engagement ring has such a timeless and classic design that looks so good on its own and will look even better with a wedding band worn alongside. Sitting proud in the centre is a 0.38 carat round brilliant cut diamond that sparkles beautifully, and is F in colour and VVS in clarity, and then set on each side are two more round brilliant cut diamonds to add to the charm and sparkle of the ring. These diamonds total 0.06 carats and from one end diamond across to the other side, this distance measures 12.3mm across. This is such a lovely and elegant diamond engagement ring that will always be admired for its beauty and elegance. Stock# ES8443 Circa: 1950 $Sold
Here is a very rare antique illusion bangle made in 15 carat gold that will always be such a wonderful talking point and conversation starter and destined to always be loved and admired. Although it is difficult to see from the images as a camera only has of course one lens compared to our two eyes, the bangle measures 9.3mm all the way around, however when the bangle is rotated around and viewed, the bangle appears to get wider and thinner as it turns around thanks to the optical illusion created by the design. Made in the early 1900's, this is a wonderful example that shows that not all antique jewellery was staid and monotonous and the colour of the 15 carat has that wonderful warm rose tone that is so much beautiful that the strong coppery pink of rose gold today. Regardless of the design, thanks to the colour of hte gold, this bangle looks amazing on the wrist. Fitted with a safety chain for added security, this is a wonderful and fun example of antique jewellery that will always bring a smile to the faces of all who see it. Stock# ES8495 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Perfect for any time of the day or night as well as any occasion, there is no doubt that this sterling silver Art Deco guillochĂ© enamel arm bangle made in the 1920's will always be admired thanks for the beautiful enamel as well as its colour. Going back to the 18th Century, guillochĂ© is a decorative technique in which a very precise and repetitive pattern is engraved into an underlying material such as gold or silver and then the enamel applied over the top. After the firing process is completed, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface as can be seen in this bangle. The pattern is really captivating and the enamel has such a wonderful tactile feel to it, and of course this wonderful powder blue colour is just amazing. Measuring 8.7mm wide, the internal diameter measures 7cm across which will allow it to sit higher up the arm than just on the wrist and gives that reminiscent look of the fabulous Art Deco period of the 1920's. With the enamel still in wonderful condition, this is a very beautiful and attractive example of a genuine Art Deco bangle that will always be loved. Stock# ES8442 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Shakudo jewellery has become increasingly popular and sought after in recent years, and here is an extremely rare antique Japanese shakudo bangle made in the 19th Century that is unlike anything that we have ever had. To begin with, Shakudo is an alloy of gold and copper, having around 4 to 10% gold and 90 to 96% copper, and was originally designed for swords such as the katana, and after the end of the samurai class grew obsolete, the shakudo masters turned their attention to jewellery. This amazing bangle weighs a touch over an incredible 150 grams and measures 37.5mm wide, and feels truly amazing and unlike anything that you could imagine as well as being so incredibly tactile to the touch. As you roll your fingers across the bangle, it will take you to another place and time and this will certainly continue to be such a wonderful talking point every time that it is worn. The design and artwork that adorns the bangle will truly capture the eye from near or far, and the time that would have gone into making this bangle would have been immense. With scenes of warriors, temples and monks, the reverse side is hand engraved in a very old Kanji (Japanese letters) with the lower part saying "Tokyo". Although it is also engraved "1950" this bangle was made much earlier in the 1860's. With a ingenious clasp design, being hinged will allow this to sit nice and close to the wrist where it will always be admired and commented on. This bangle is truly like no other and is just amazing from every single angle. Stock# ES8502cc Circa: 1860 $Sold.