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…

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…