bright Cosmos

Bright Cosmos

Herbarium Nr 76 Scientific Name COSMOS SULPHUREUS ‘Cosmic’ Common Name Cosmos Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Ferdinand Godina Söhne Material 750/1000 Gold 18 K, dyed chalcedony, nephrite Size 53,8 x 45,5 mm Total Weight 12 grams Condition Good Price 1450 Euro     This brooch with a daisy-like flower in bright orange and another one in yellow might seem a jeweller’s fantasy. Bright instant happiness; almost to good to be true. The depicted annual is the variously coloured bright Cosmos ‘Cosmic’. The firm F. Godina’s Söhne is one of the oldest goldsmith companies in Vienna. The family-owned…

Beech leafs

Beech leafs brooch & earrings

Herbarium Nr 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 14 k whitegold 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:

Carrington Beech set

Beech brooch & earrings

Herbarium Nr 120 Scientific Name FAGUS SYLVATICA Common Name European beech Type Brooch & Earrings Place London Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Carrington & Co Material Jaspis, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k, silver, pavé set with single cut diamonds Size Brooch: 67,1 x 44,6 Earrings: 25,8 x 22,1 Total Weight Brooch: 34,8 Earrings: 14,07 Condition Good, later screwfitting. Boxed Price Sold     Court jewellers Carrington & Company, founded in 1780, was first established in London’s Regent Street. With Royal Warrants from Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, George V, as well as Nicholas I and II and Queen Alexandra of Russia,…

1950's flower arrangement basket brooch

1950’s flower arrangement

Herbarium Nr 137 Scientific Name Giardinetti brooch Common Name Basket filled with flowers Type Double clip brooch Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material Platinum, 750/000 gold 18 k, old mine cut diamonds. Size 28,7 x 26,2 mm Total Weight 6,5 grams Condition Good Price 995 EUR     Photo 1: Today’s woman book of flower arranging. Loret Swift, 1954 Photo 2: Platinum & gold flower basket brooch Photo 3: 1950’s Artificial Flowers at the Fancy Goods Department at Woolworths Please follow and like us:

Basket earrings

Basket earrings

Herbarium Nr 123 Scientific Name Unidentified Common Name Baskets filled with gerbera daisies or fantasy flowers Type Basket earrings Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 750/000 yellow and white gold 18 k, 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:

bouquet of roses

Bouquet of roses

Herbarium Nr. 126 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably Italian, English import hallmarks Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown. Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, single cut diamonds Size  41,5 x 38,5 mm Total Weight 20,4 grams Condition Good. Price 1450 EUR     Roses are probably the most popular flowers and they are often depicted in jewellery. A bouquet of roses symbolizes gratitude. Peach roses convey modesty, sociability and friendship. The three roses on the third photo are by the impressionist Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919).     Please follow and like us:

Cherry blossom Paltscho

Cherry Blossom

Herbarium Nr 125 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Rock crystal, nephrite, rubies, cultured pearls, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 12,8 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     The Viennese jeweller Paltscho became famous far beyond the borders of Austria for their carved lapidary jewellery, in particular high quality flower brooches made of rock crystal, rose quartz, amethyst and agate. Link for more information about Paltscho. Link for a similar brooch. For the Japanese flowers and their meanings…

Viennese Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley

Herbarium Nr 46 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1960’s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Rock crystal, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 whitegold 14 k Size 86,2 x 37 mm Total Weight 19,21 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Viennese violets

Viennese violets

Herbarium Nr 107 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by I x S Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 84,2 x 51,5 mm Total Weight 34,23 grams Condition Good Price 1750 Euro     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 amethyst earrings Paltscho

Violet earclips by Paltscho

Herbarium Nr 105 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Earclips Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 33 x 19,6 mm Total Weight 10,5 grams Condition Good Price Sold     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:

Honeysuckle berry

A coral honeysuckle berry

Herbarium Nr 048 Scientific Name Fruit of a LONICERA Common Name Honeysuckle berry Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 32,7 x 28 mm Total Weight 6,7 grams Condition Good. Price 475 EUR     This brooch features small, bright red berries, clustered along the plant stem. As these berries are made from precious coral, one could call this brooch a “coral honeysuckle”, but that’s actually a different, trumpet honeysuckle variety. The depicted species is a shrub native to Austria, where the brooch was made, mid 20th…

rosehip

A cornelian cherry, made out of coral

Herbarium Nr 050 Scientific Name Fruit of a CORNUS MAS Common Name Cornelian cherry Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Unknown Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 57 x 53 mm Total Weight 19,9 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry, European cornel, Cornel cherry or Cornelian cherry dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family Cornaceae. That common name Cornelian cherry.. Hmmm, for a jeweller that sounds like a jewel already.  The fruit looks more like an olive then a cherry to me, but indeed this fruit has a color similar to cornelian. Cornelian or carnelian…

Sakura Cherry Blossom by Paltscho

Sakura, Cherry Blossom

Herbarium Nr 041 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Rock crystal, rose quartz, nephrite, briljant cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 11,8 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     Paltscho became famous far beyond the borders of Austria for their carved lapidary jewellery, in particular high quality flower brooches made of rock crystal, rose quartz, amethyst and agate. Link for more information about Paltscho. Link for a similar brooch. For the Japanese flowers and their meanings are interwoven in…

Cherry

A Cherry, mon chéri?

Herbarium Nr 063 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Hallmark AMU Material Cornelian, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 61,5 x 40,4 mm Total Weight 17,5 grams Condition Good Price 1250 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Sunflower brooch

Sunflower

Herbarium Nr 055 Scientific Name HELIANTHUS Common Name Sunflower Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s Collected by I x S Material 585/1000 gold 14 k Dyed Chalcedony, briljant cut diamonds Size 55,3 x 39,2 mm Total Weight 12,9 grams Condition Good Price Sold     A striking brooch in the shape of a sunflower, made in the 1950’s in Vienna, Austria. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality, very much in demand in the 1950’s and 60’s. The lapidarist or gemcutter sculpted for this brooch a bright sunflower from matte dyed…

Violet

A nosegay of violets

Herbarium Nr 064 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Unknown Material Amethyst, nephrite, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k 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

A posy of violets

Herbarium Nr 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k 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:

1950's · Brooch · Germany · Leaf · Maple leaf · Rock crystal · Rosecut diamonds · White gold

Maple leaf

Herbarium Nr 008 Scientific Name ACERACEA Common Name Maple leaf Type Brooch Place Made in Germany. Presumably in Idar Oberstein Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown maker Material Rock crystal and rosecut diamonds, 585/1000 whitegold Size 42,8 x 50 mm Total Weight 11,1 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

1950's · Brilliant cut diamonds · Brooch · Camellia · Flower · Italian · Retro

Camellia

Herbarium Nr 004 Scientific Name CAMELLIA japonica Common Name CAMELLIA Type Brooch Place Made in Genoa, Italy Date 1950’s Collected by Attributed Antoniazzi Chiappe Material 750/1000 gold, the diamondset flower in whitegold Size 53,8 x  42,2 mm Total Weight 20,1 grams Condition Good Price Sold     La Dame aux Camélias, commonly known in English as Camille, is a 19th century novel and play written by Alexandre Dumas fils. With the 1853 opera La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi put the story to music. The female star in the novel/play had the flowery name Marguerite. In the opera this courtesan was renamed Violetta….

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 Boutonnière

Herbarium Nr 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Brooch Place Made in Milano, Italy Date 1950’s Collected by Hallmark 293 for Lina Lazzeri Material 750/1000 white gold, diamonds, realistic enameled 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 is worn…