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…

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…

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:

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…

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…