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…

flowers to sprinkle

Flowers 1950s €4350

Herbarium No 94 Scientific Name BRASSICALES Common Name Set enamelled flower pins Type 13 pins, small brooches Place Italy Date 1950s-6os Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel Size 15,5 – 18 mm Total Weight 36,2 grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR     A bouquet of enamelled brooches; colourful flowers to sprinkle on your clothes. These pins look great on a collar, but also on a hat or bag. Some pins are identical pairs, but most of them are various flowers. They might be fantasy flowers, but others seem to be Brassicales, a family of flowering vegetables; some…

Georgian giardinetto €320

Herbarium No. 0162 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Pendant Place France Date Around 1820, Georgian Collected by Unknown Material Verre Eglomisé, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 27,7 x 21,34  mm Total Weight 3,1 grams Condition Good Price € 320     Please follow and like us:

bouquet of roses

Roses 1950s €1450

Herbarium No. 126 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably Italian, English import hallmarks Date 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, 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 symbolises 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:

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 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: