1950's · Boutonnière · Brooch · Carnation · Christian · Enamel · Flower · Italian · James Bond · Language of Flowers · Legend · Men's jewellery · Oscar Wilde · Pink · Symbol · Virgin Mary

Carnation 1950s €3250

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Brooch Place Made in Milano, Italy Date 1950s Collected by Hallmark 293 for Lina Lazzeri Material 750/1000 18 ct white gold, diamonds, realistic enamelled Size 58 x 33 mm Total Weight 23,3 grams Condition Good Price 3250 EUR     A Boutonnière is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day, usually a boutonnière…

Clematis 1850s €875

Herbarium No. 136 Scientific Name CLEMATIS MONTANA Common Name Clematis Type Brooch. Place Continental Europe Date Ca. 1835-1850 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size x  mm Total Weight 12,5 grams Condition Good. With original box Price 875 EUR     The clematis symbolizes ingenuity or artifice, perhaps due to its seemingly clever climbing around trellises and walls. This beautiful plant also represents a mental beauty,strength and self-esteem. Spectacular are the long, fluffy silvery-white hairs on the beak of the fruit. Especially pretty in the autumn sun, or when covered with snow or frost. Probably this appearance gave it the name…

Diamond Carnation €1650

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS Common Name Carnation Type Brooch Place Made France Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Hallmark H>Pin lozenge Material 750/1000 18 ct gold, silver, rose cut diamonds Size 58,6 x 23,4 mm Total Weight 8,8 grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     Diamond-set silver and 18ct gold, late nineteenth century, carnation brooch. A boutonnière, or buttonhole,  is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day,…

Mistletoe € 475

Herbarium Nr 153 Scientific Name VISCUM ALBUM Common Name Mistletoe Type Brooch Place France Date Ca. 1900 Hallmark PV (wind vane) Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, platinum, natural pearls Size 26,4 mm Total Weight 3,8 grams Condition Good Price € 475       Kissing under the mistletoe was first referred to in late 18th century England. Some claim the origins of this tradition are within Norse mythology. But, history aside, no excuse is needed to kiss a loved one under a real mistletoe, or while wearing this brooch. Source image 3: anaphylaxis.org.uk   Please follow and like us:

Art nouveau lotus €475

Herbarium Nr 152 Scientific Name NELUMBO NUCIFERA Common Name Lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus Type Clip Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 21 x 16,8 mm Total Weight  2,4 grams Condition Good. Price € 475     The lotus, NELUMBO NUCIFERA, is rooted in the bottom of a lake or river, while the leaves and flower float above the water surface. In ‘the language of flowers’ the lotus means the mind can only freely explore when it has a firm basis. Photo 3: Lotus Waterlily John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs Please…

Rowan coral berry €920

Herbarium No. 171 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Made by Irmgard Bures Material Precious coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 52 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,5 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a rowan, a common tree in Austria. In the 1950s, when Irmgard Bures designed this rowan brooch, coral was very fashionable and matched the exact colours of the orange-red berry. Nowadays the use of this organic material is restricted to protect the wildlife.  ROSACEAE Sorbus…

Bamboo natural pearl €3500

Herbarium No. 092 Scientific Name BAMBUSOIDEAE Common Name Bamboo Type Hatpin Place Probably Belgium Date Art nouveau, around 1900 Collected by Unknown maker Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, natural pearl, steel Size 31,9 x 15,6 x 170 mm Total Weight 7,78 grams Condition Good. Pearl with certificate Price 3500 EUR   The art nouveau was an international style, often inspired by the curved lines of plants and flowers. The ‘total art style’ embraced a wide range of decorative arts between 1890 and 1910. This art nouveau hatpin is shaped like bamboo leaves in 18 carat gold. The natural pearl comes…

Ginkgo Art nouveau hatpin

Ginkgo art nouveau €1750

Herbarium No. 093 Scientific Name GINKGO BILOBA Common Name Ginkgo leaf Type Hatpin Place Probably Belgium Date Art nouveau, around 1900 Collected by Unknown maker Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, natural pearls, steel Size 24,5 x 26,2 x 165 mm Total Weight 11,75 grams Condition Good. Price 1750 EUR     The art nouveau was an international style, often inspired by the curved lines of plants and flowers. The ‘total art style’ embraced a wide range of decorative arts between 1890 and 1910. This art nouveau hatpin is decorated with two Ginkgo leaves in 18 karat gold. Not only the unknown…

Alpine flowers €1750

Herbarium Nr 191 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO ALPINAE Common Name Bunch of Alpineflowers Type Brooch Place Austria Date 1930s Collected by M.A? V.K? Material Rose cut and old European cut diamonds, agate, carnelian, lapis lazuli, 585/1000 white gold 14ct, platinum settings Size 50,2 x 43,5 mm Total Weight 9,6 grams Condition Good Price € 1750     * Please follow and like us:

Bouquet Siess €1850

Herbarium No. 226 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO Common Name Bouquet Type Brooch Place Austria Date Circa 1910 Collected by Josef Siess Material  Reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  25 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price €1850     This brooch is made using a specific technique, a so-called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. This image is painted and mounted on an opaque background (usually mother of pearl).  Finally, the back is sealed with gold, to preserve it. When viewed through the front, the…

Blackberry €1450

Herbarium No. 193 Scientific Name RUBUS FRUTICOSUS Common Name Blackberry, bramble Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Comes with a Carrington box Material Black and pink tourmaline, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43,6 x 45,3 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a Bramble, or blackberry, due to the realistic carved lapidary workmanship in black and pink tourmaline. Please follow and like us:

Roses Bernhard Instone

Roses 1960s Instone €990

Herbarium N0. 183 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Set; brooch and earrings Place Birmingham Date 1964-1966 Collected by Bernhard Instone Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size Brooch: 52 x 28 mm. Earrings 15 mm Total Weight 11,3 and 4,7 grams Condition Good Price 990 EUR     A pretty set of an 18 k gold brooch and matching earrings with screw system by Bernhard Instone, Birmingham, 1960s. Photo 3: Design for a similar brooch by Bernhard Instone   Please follow and like us:

Pearl and diamond floral necklace

Floral necklace 1890 €3100

Herbarium No. 145 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver, rose-cut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good  Price 3100 EUR     A diamond-set floral necklace, 1890’s Belgium Photo 1: Rijksmuseum. Bloemstudie, Charles Aubry, ca. 1875 – ca. 1895. Photo 3: While searching similar jewellery, I saw neat ladies with hats passing by. However, also a not so typical, unusual photo from around 1900 shows a necklace of this type. In Victorian times, women from the higher class have…

Enamelled orchid

Orchid Cattleya €850

Herbarium No 144 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Continental Date Ca. 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 14 ct, enamel, opal Size 33 x 28 mm Total Weight 7,6 grams Condition Good Price 850 EUR     A 1950’s enamel flower brooch, formed as an orchid, enamelled in vivid colours. The Cattleya Orchid is one of the most beautiful orchids in the world. They are also known as “Jewels of the jungle” and “Queen of the orchids.” The history of the regal Cattleya, also known as the “Corsage Orchid”, dates back to the early 19th century when…

antique diamond lilies spray brooches

Lilies 1850s €11500

Herbarium No. 117 Scientific Name LILIUM Common Name Lily, Lilies Type A pair of two diamond spray brooches, with detachable fitting Place Europe, probably the Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Gold 18ct 750/1000 with 585/1000 pins, Silver setting, old mine cut and rose-cut diamonds, natural pearls Size 66,5 x 38,5 (P) & 68,5 x 35,2 (D) mm Total Weight 12,87 (P) & 13,67 (D) grams Condition Good Price 11500 EUR     This pair of diamond set brooches, representing lilies, belongs together. We may presume, due to their detachable fittings, they once formed part of a splendorous…

Rose Tiffany & Co €4150

Herbarium Nr 132 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch/pendant Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Tiffany & Co Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel, old European cut diamond ca, 0.25 ct, set in platinum Size 34 x 35 mm Total Weight 14 grams Condition Good Price 4150 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch/pendant by Tiffany & Co, New York, ca. 1890. 18 karat yellow gold, perfectly enamelled rose in velvety purple. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond 0.25 carat, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. Hallmarked Tiffany & Co. this flower comes with an original…

Love-in-a-mist opal flower ring

Love in a mist €615

Herbarium Nr 173 Scientific Name NIGELLA DAMASCENA Common Name Love in a mist Type Ring Place Australia? Date Vintage Collected by Unknown Material Opal, 585/1000 rose gold 14 ct Size Flower 23,3 x 21,3 mm Total Weight 8,2 grams Condition Good Price 615 EUR     Love-in-a-Mist owns its lovely name to the airy bracts and the tangle of fennel-like foliage that forms a mist around the flowers and later around the flowerhead. The ‘mist’ around the Australian opal in this stunning rose gold cocktail ring is less ferny, to make it more wearable. Photo 1 From ‘How to Grow Love-In-A-Mist‘ BY Marie…

flowers to sprinkle

Flowers 1950s €4350

Herbarium No 113 Scientific Name BRASSICALES Common Name Set enamelled flower pins Type 13 pins, small brooches Place Italy Date 1950s-6os Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel Size 15,5 – 18 mm Total Weight 36,2 grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR     A bouquet of enamelled brooches; colourful flowers to sprinkle on your clothes. These pins look great on a collar, but also on a hat or bag. Some pins are identical pairs, but most of them are various flowers. They might be fantasy flowers, but others seem to be Brassicales, a family of flowering vegetables; some…

mum

Chrysanthemum 1890 €875

Herbarium No. 38 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Barbrooch Place USA Date Circa 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, enamel, diamond, natural pearl Size 52 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and ἄνθεμον anthemion (flower). Depicted on this brooch is indeed a golden flower, 14-carat gold, to be precise, but the goldsmith covered it entirely with white enamel. Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flower’s common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one…

Köchert antique enameled rose

Rose by Köchert €3950

Herbarium N0. 119 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1880 Collected by A.E. Köchert Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, translucent enamel, rose-cut diamonds, a natural pearl Size 36,7 x 25,4 mm Total Weight 8,56 grams Condition Good. Enamel excellent. Boxed Price 3950 EUR     An antique enamelled, natural pearl & diamond flower brooch by Köchert, ca. 1880. The very naturalistic rosebud comes with the original box.A. E. Köchert is one of the oldest jewellers in Austria, founded by Jakob Heinrich Köchert, Vienna, in 1814. The Austrian Empress Elisabeth, Sissi, adorned her hair with diamond stars made…

Hazelnut Vienna Tigereye Irmgard Bures

Hazelnut 1950s €1750

Herbarium No. 157 Scientific Name CORYLUS avellana Common Name Hazelnut Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Nephrite, tiger eye, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 80,3 x 46 mm Total Weight 36,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Dogwood necklace Precious Flora

Dogwood necklace €4350

Herbarium No. 146 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Floral elements ca 1850, new chain Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cushion cut diamond, old European cut diamond, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size  Dogwood 21,7 x 20,6 mm, Length chain 45 cm Total Weight  7,5 grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR     Dogwood is the common name for a genus of trees and shrubs since 1614. This species has been beneficial in the past as a dye and as a substitute for quinine and tea made from the bark was applied to treat pain or fever for generations.  The name dogwood comes from Dagwood, as…

Georgian giardinetto €320

Herbarium No. 0162 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Pendant Place France Date Around 1820, Georgian Collected by Unknown Material Verre Eglomisé, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 27,7 x 21,34  mm Total Weight 3,1 grams Condition Good Price € 320     Please follow and like us:

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Forget-me-not €1950

Herbarium No. 033 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Earrings Place London Date 1855-1873. Collected by Harry Emanuel Material Enamel, 625/1000 gold 15 ct – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR       Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London made this exquisite pair of enamelled Victorian novelty earrings. They depict a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. Harry Emanuel was not only a jeweller but also a politician. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known…

Victorian Ivy locket

Ivy Victorian €875

Herbarium No. 129 Scientific Name HEDERA HELIX Common Name Ivy Type Locket, pendant Place Probably English Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 625/1000 gold 15 ct Size 38,9 x  24 mm Total Weight 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     The Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times. This locket contains a dried lucky clover. Please follow and like us:

Beech leafs

Beech 1950s set €1750

Herbarium No. 121 Scientific Name FAGUS SYLVATICA Common Name European beech Type Brooch & Earrings Place Unknown Date Ca. 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 585/000 roségold 14ct white gold petiole and midrib, pavé set with single cut diamonds Size Brooch: 61,5 x 21,3 Earrings: 37 x 13,3 mm Total Weight Brooch: 9,7 Earrings: 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Chrysanthemums €380

Herbarium No. 100 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Cufflinks Place USA Date 1920s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, enamel Size 13,5 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 380 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on these cufflinks are indeed golden flowers; stylized chrysanthemums Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one of the ‘Four Gentlemen‘ (the other ‘Noble Ones’ being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo), each…

Basket earrings

Flower baskets €2850

Herbarium No. 123 Scientific Name Unidentified Common Name Baskets filled with gerbera daisies or fantasy flowers Type Basket earrings Place Probably Belgium Date 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 750/000 yellow and white gold 18 ct, synthetic rubies, single cut diamonds. Size 18,8 x 27,4 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2850 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Passion flower

Passion flower €925

Herbarium No. 118 Scientific Name PASSIFLORA Common Name Passion flower, maypops Type Brooch. Place Europe Date Ca. 1835-1850 Collected by Unknown Material Chalcedony, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 11,6 grams Condition Good. With original box Price 925 EUR     The passion flower symbolizes mystical passion and religion.   Please follow and like us:

Fullmoon maple

Acer fullmoon maple €1275

Herbarium No. 116 Scientific Name ACER SHIRASAWANUM Common Name Fullmoon maple Type Brooch Place Unknown Date 1980s Collected by Unknown Material Brilliant cut diamond, emerald, chrome tourmaline, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 31 x 42 mm Total Weight 13,8 grams Condition Good Price 1275 EUR     *   Please follow and like us:

Antique mirror cut diamond earrings buttercup earrings

Buttercups €1650

Herbarium No. 042 Scientific Name RANUNCULUS REPENS Common Name Buttercup, creeping crowfoot Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Total diamond weight ca. 2.2 carats; Mirror cut or table-cut diamonds, 750/1000 pink gold 18 ct Size 20,4 x 14,9 mm Total Weight 5,39 grams Condition Good. One of the diamonds is damaged in the corner, probably while the stone was originally set, around 1850 Price 1650 EUR         These antique mirror cut diamond earrings were made in Belgium around 1850, set with table cut diamonds in 18 karat gold. The so-called spread table or mirror-cut…

three roses

Roses Vienna €850

Herbarium No. 039 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown hallmark: Ant 9? G? Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  38,2 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 7,16 grams Condition Good Price 850 EUR     This brooch is marked with Viennese hallmarks. This specific technique is called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. The roses were then realistically painted, and the stone mounted on an opaque background mother of pearl.  Finally, the back was sealed…

Lush basket of petunias reverse intaglio

Petunia basket €1650

Herbarium No. 032 Scientific Name PETUNIA Common Name Petunia Type Brooch Place Dutch hallmark Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, Natural pearls 3 mm. 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  35,9 x 20,6 mm Total Weight 9,9 grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     This brooch is marked with a Dutch hallmark, used 1906-1953. The colourful brooch is made in a specific technique, a so-called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. This image is painted and mounted on an opaque background (usually…

Cattleya

Cattleya orchid €1550

Herbarium No. 078 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Newark, USA Date Approximately 1920 Collected by Henry Blank & Co Material 585/1000 14 k, enamel, natural pearl Size 22 x 23,8 mm Total Weight 5,2 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     An antique American enamel & pearl flower brooch by Henry Blank & Co, formed as an orchid, enamelled in translucent fondant pastel colours. Around 1900, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The majority of pieces were made of 14k gold, embellished by skillfully applied polychrome enamels with only…

Blooming apple tree

Apple blossom 1900 €1850

Herbarium No. 51 Scientific Name MALUS PUMILA Common Name Apple blossom Type Brooch Place Possibly Scandinavia Date Circa 1900 Collected by Maker unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, Natural pearls 1,5-1,8 mm, enamel Size 30,3 x 19,2 mm Total Weight 3 grams Condition Good, 3 pearls have cracks Price 1850 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Daisy earrings

Daisy earrings €1150

Herbarium No. 082 Scientific Name BELLIS PERENNIS Common Name Daisy, Marguarite Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Unknown Material  750/1000 gold 18 ct, rose cut diamonds, silver setting, natural pearls Size 20,8 x 8,3 mm Total Weight 3,23 grams Condition Good Price 1150 EUR     Daisies are the symbol of innocence in the Language of Flowers. The daisy owes its name to a corruption of “day’s eye”, which refers the flower opening itself at dawn, and closing at dusk. “The Legend of Good Women”, written by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of…

silver walnut box

Walnut silver box €220

Herbarium No. 024 Scientific Name Nut of a tree of the genus JUGLANS Common Name Walnut Type Presumably a snuffbox or pillbox Place Taxco, Mexico Date 1948-1980 Collected by Unknown Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size The actual size of a walnut: 37,1 x 31,5 x 32,1 mm Total Weight 25,52 grams Condition Good Price 220 EUR     The nut opens and closes when you twist it. There is no indication as to the original content. Link to the information about the Mexican Hallmark. Please follow and like us:

Cherry

Cherry 1950s-’60s €1250

Herbarium No. 063 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s – 60s Collected by Hallmark AMU Material Cornelian, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 61,5 x 40,4 mm Total Weight 17,5 grams Condition Good Price 1250 EUR     A Cherry, mon chéri? Please follow and like us:

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi €4250

Herbarium No. 030 Scientific Name ROSA MUNDI Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Total diamond weight ca. 4.5 carats; cushion cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver setting Size 30 x 24,2 mm Total Weight 9,05 grams Condition Good Price 4250 EUR     This diamond set brooch, depicting a Rosa Mundi, an early Rose, has a screw-fitting at the back, showing it was part of a bigger piece or set. Antique precious jewellery was often multifunctional; with detachable frames, the diamond set…

Violet

Violet nosegay €895

Herbarium No. 064 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown Material Amethyst, nephrite, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 50 x 32 mm Total Weight 11,85 grams Condition Good Price 895 EUR     All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society Please follow and like us:

Violet

Violet posy €875

Herbarium No. 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 59,3 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,73 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society Please follow and like us:

flowering bamboo

Bamboo bracelet €950

Herbarium No. 027 Scientific Name BAMBUSOIDEAE Common Name Bamboo Type Bracelet Place Unknown, Dutch hallmark Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 Rose gold 18 ct, seedpearls Size 64 x 59 mm Total Weight 13,06 grams Condition Good Price 950 EUR     The bracelet depicts the rare phenomenon of a flowering bamboo. Please follow and like us:

Belle epoque · Cushion cut diamond · Dogwood · Edwardian · Old mine cut diamond · Old singlecut diamonds · Platinum · Ring · Symbol of Christianity

Dogwood ring €5200

Herbarium No. 026 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Ring Place Belgium Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown Material Old mine cushion cut diamond circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow, Old single cut diamonds, Platinum Size 20 x 19,7 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good Price 5200 EUR     In the Edwardian period, when this ring was made, platinum was the new black. Platinum is the ultimate metal to create an intricate but strong lacework around the diamonds. In the centre of this ring an old mine cushion cut diamond is set, circa 0.75 ct, Clarity VVS, light yellow,…

Bowl · Buccellati · Dishes · Geranium · Italian · Leaves · Micro Dish · Pelargonium · Signed · Silver · Sterling · Table Silverware · vide-poche

Pelargonium Buccellati €650

Herbarium No. 023 Scientific Name PELARGONIUM  Common Name Pelargonium, or ‘Geranium’ Type Micro dishes, set of 4 Place Made in Bologna, Italy Date Unknown, vintage Collected by Gianmaria Buccellati Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size 44 x 42 mm Total Weight 58,16 grams (4 leaves together) Condition Good Price 650 EUR     Four vintage silver leaf dishes with ruffled edges and a distinctive naturalistic veining. Underside hallmarked Gianmaria Buccellati, Italy, 925 Sterling. A pretty floral decoration for the table, they are just big enough to hold tiny trinkets. They are hand finished in Bologna, Italy. Buccellati produces fine jewelry and silver objects ever…

1960's · Chaumet · France · Paris · Pink gold · Red gold · Rose · Rose bud · Signed

Rose by Chaumet €1750

Herbarium No. 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960s Collected by Chaumet Material 750/1000 pinkish gold Size 48,4 x  25 mm Total Weight 8,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     A pinkish gold flower brooch in the shape of a stylized rose with openwork petals and leaves from the 1960s. A very wearable, charming vintage piece of jewellery by Chaumet. Signed ‘Chaumet Paris’, with the French hallmark for 750/1000 gold and the lozenge-shaped mark JC. The House of Chaumet, founded in 1780 but still very much in touch with Parisian Fashion, is known…

Amsterdam · Bunch of flowers · Modern art · Modern jewellery · Silver · Suzanne Klemm · Tulip · Tulipmania

Tulip ring €185

Herbarium No. 019 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Ring Place Made in Amsterdam Date 2005 Collected by Susanne Klemm (1965 Zürich -) Material Silver, paper, epoxy Size 42,2 x 44,5 mm Total Weight 29,8 grams Condition Good Price 185 EUR     Link to Suzanne Klemm’s website and to a Dutch page with info about the artist. Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania. Please follow and like us:

19th century · Bachelor's button · Cornflower · Detachable · Dutch · Language of Flowers · Old mine cut diamond · Pendant · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Cornflower pendant €1550

Herbarium No. 13 Scientific Name CENTAUREA cyanus Common Name Cornflower or bachelor’s button Type Pendant Place Made in the Netherlands Date Approximately 1870 Collected by Unknown maker (AR?), Dutch hallmarks Material Rose-cut diamonds, old mine cut diamond, silver and 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 58,3 x 23,4 mm Total Weight 9,8 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     The great interest in botany and gardening in the early nineteenth century was reflected in the naturalistic style of the jewels. Sparkling flowers were also worn in the hair. This 19th-century diamond set cornflower pendant has a screw-fitting at the back, showing…

1930's · Austrian · Black rose · Chalcedony · Lapidary · Nephrite · Old mine cut diamond · Onyx · Rose · Vienna

Black Rose €1750

Herbarium No. 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930s Collected by Unknown Material Black chalcedony, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 white gold Size 74,35 x 40,5 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     This elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose is made in the 1930s in Vienna, Austria. White gold was a newly used metal in those days. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality. This black rose brooch is an example from the early period. Most flowers, fruits and nuts in this…

1900 · 19th century · Bracelet · French · Garland · Ivy · Language of Flowers · Necklace · Victorian

Ivy French 1900 €1650

Herbarium No. 010 Scientific Name HEDERA Common Name Ivy Type Necklace/Bracelet Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Collected by Hallmarks: maker PF, Nr 21496, Tête d’aigle 18 ct gold, Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold, natural pearls Size Bracelet 7.7 x 186 mm. Worn as a necklace the lenght is 396 Total Weight Bracelet 14,4 grams. Extra necklace links and clasp 3,6  grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect…

Flower Lilac Cartier 1940's Montana Sapphire Gemstones Retro preciousflora.com

Lilac by Cartier €12000

Herbarium No. 002 Scientific Name SYRINGA vulgaris Common Name Lilac Type Clip brooch Place Made in Paris Date Approximately 1945 Collected by Signed Cartier Paris – Nr 07882 –  Bte S.G.D.G. – Tête d’aigle: essay mark 18 ct gold – Tête de rhinocéros: an after 1941 tax-mark – Bigornes. Material Blue Montana sapphires,  pink sapphires, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 49 x 34 mm Total Weight 17,8 grams Condition Good Price 12000 EUR     Cartier is one of the most respected French designers of fine watches and jewellery in the world.  This brand was established in Paris by Louis-François Cartier…

1920's · Art deco · Berry · Brooch · Celtic · Coral · Scandinavian

Rowan art deco €3150

Herbarium No. 001 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Stockholm Date T7 = 1921 Collected by Made by Märta af Ekenstam (1880-1939) Material Precious coral, ivory and embossed 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 45 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 12,4 grams Condition Good Price 3150 EUR     This art deco brooch has a characteristic symmetrical shape and sharp colour contrast. The floral ornamentation is stylized, but to recognise as the branches of a rowan, a common tree in Swedish forests. In 1921, when Märtha Af Ekenstam designed this rowan brooch, coral and…

1900 · Chain · Choker · Forget-me-not · Garland · Language of Flowers · Necklace · Rosecut diamonds · Silver · Turquoise · Victorian

Forget-me-not-not-not … €820

Herbarium No. 016 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Necklace Place Made in England Date Around 1860/80. Collected by Unknown Material Turquoise, diamond, silver Size  Necklace 41 cm long, flowers 7.2mm Total Weight 7,9 grams Condition Good Price 820 EUR     Forget-me-not-not-not … Please follow and like us: