Roses Bernhard Instone

Roses Bernhard Instone

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 k 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, 1960’s. Photo 3: Design for a similar brooch by Bernhard Instone   Please follow and like us:

Lily of the valley- earclips

Lily of the valley earclips

Herbarium No. 177 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley, May lily Type Earclips, for pierced ears Place Austria Date Ca. 1950-1960 Collected by Maker RW, geschutzt Material Rock crystal, Brilliant cut and single cut diamonds, cultured pearls, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 26 x 18 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     A pretty pair of 1960’s white gold gem-set earrings in the shape of a bunch of Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). The leaves in these vintage earrings are nephrite; the petals are pearls featuring…

Hibiscus-earclips- earrings

Hibiscus earclips

Herbarium No. 166 Scientific Name HIBISCUS SYRIACUS Common Name Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon Type Earclips, for pierced ears Place Germany. Probably made in Idar Oberstein. Date Ca. 1960 Collected by Unknown Material Rock crystal, nephrite, ruby, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 26,47 x 16,64 mm Total Weight 8,59 grams Condition Good Price 950 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

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 Sold     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 firm,…

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,…

Cherry blossom Paltscho

Cherry Blossom

Herbarium No. 125 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950s – 60s 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 are…

Honeysuckle berry

A coral honeysuckle berry

Herbarium No 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 Sold     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 century,…

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…

Basket with Chrysanthemums

Basket with chrysanthemums

Herbarium Nr 88 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum or chrysanth Type Basket brooch Place Germany Date 1960’s Collected by K.P Material Carnelian, nephrite, single cut diamonds 585/1000 14 k Size 37,7 x 28,8 mm Total Weight 8,7 grams Condition Good Price Sold     *The 3rd picture is a detail of Flora by Sir Edward Burne Jones and William Morris. Flora seems to be a bit sad, after losing her basket.. The 1960’s gold flower basket brooch with Chrysanthemums was added- an attempt to cheer her up. Please follow and like us:

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, brilliant cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 11,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     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 to a similar jewel. For the Japanese flowers and their meanings are interwoven in their way…

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:

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

Rose by Chaumet

Herbarium Nr 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960’s 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 open work petals and leaves from the 1960’s. 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,…