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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:

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:

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…

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: