rock crystal Gentiana diamondset

A white gentiana

Herbarium No. 081 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Import mark for Austria-Hungary Date Before 1922 Collected by In the authentic box by Oscar Trenner Material Matted rock crystal, old mine cut & rosecut diamonds, gold, platinum topped Size 49 x 28,3 mm Total Weight 6,9 grams Condition Good Price 1280     An elegant brooch in the shape of a gentian, a flower normally to be found in alpine habitats in temperate regions. The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of the tonic properties of gentians. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are most often of…

Köchert antique enameled rose

An enameled rose by Köchert

Herbarium Nr 119 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1880 Collected by A.E. Köchert Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, 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 enamel, 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…

Austrian flowerbasket

Austrian flowerbasket

Herbarium Nr 165 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO Common Name Flowerbasket Type Double clip brooch Place Salzburg, Austria Date 1960’s Collected by H.F Material Brilliant cut diamond, cultured pearl, carnelian, agate, lapis lazuli, garnet, amethyst, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 43,5 x 44,5 mm Total Weight 21,55 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Pear Blossom

Pear Blossom

Herbarium No 122 Scientific Name PYRUS Common Name Pear blossom Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1930’s Collected by Hallmark (I?).L Material Rock crystal, natural orange zircon, cultured pearls, rose cut diamonds, 585/1000 yellow and white gold 14 k partly platinum topped. Size 46,2 x 42,2 mm Total Weight 13,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruit. Already known in China in 5,000 B.C., the Greek poet Homer mentioned the pear as a “gift of the gods”, and as we all know, every presented pear starts as a delightful blossom.   Please follow…

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…

Gentian 300

Lapis lazuli gentian

Herbarium Nr 081 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Importmark for Austria-Hungary Date Before 1922 Collected by Unknown hallmark, overstruck. O.Q? Material Lapis lazuli, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 whitegold 14 k, platinum topped Size 58,3 x 18,2 mm Total Weight 9,65 grams Condition Good Price Sold     An elegant brooch in the shape of a gentian, a flower normally to be found in alpine habitats in temperate regions. The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of the tonic properties of gentians. The large, trumpet-shaped flowers are most often of an…

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…

1930's · Austrian · Black rose · Chalcedony · Lapidary · Nephrite · Old mine cut diamond · Onyx · Rose · Vienna

Black Rose

Herbarium Nr 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930’s Collected by Unknown Material Black chalcedony, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 white gold Size 74,35 x 40,5 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     An elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose, made in the 1930’s in Vienna, Austria. White gold was a newly used metal in those days. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality. This black rose brooch is an example from the early period. Most flowers, fruits and nuts…