Clematis 1850s €875

Herbarium No. 136 Scientific Name CLEMATIS MONTANA Common Name Clematis Type Brooch. Place Continental Europe Date Ca. 1835-1850 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size x  mm Total Weight 12,5 grams Condition Good. With original box Price 875 EUR     The clematis symbolizes ingenuity or artifice, perhaps due to its seemingly clever climbing around trellises and walls. This beautiful plant also represents a mental beauty,strength and self-esteem. Spectacular are the long, fluffy silvery-white hairs on the beak of the fruit. Especially pretty in the autumn sun, or when covered with snow or frost. Probably this appearance gave it the name…

Diamond Carnation €1650

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS Common Name Carnation Type Brooch Place Made France Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Hallmark H>Pin lozenge Material 750/1000 18 ct gold, silver, rose cut diamonds Size 58,6 x 23,4 mm Total Weight 8,8 grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     Diamond-set silver and 18ct gold, late nineteenth century, carnation brooch. A boutonnière, or buttonhole,  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,…

Rowan coral berry €920

Herbarium No. 171 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Made by Irmgard Bures Material Precious coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 52 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,5 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a rowan, a common tree in Austria. In the 1950s, when Irmgard Bures designed this rowan brooch, coral was very fashionable and matched the exact colours of the orange-red berry. Nowadays the use of this organic material is restricted to protect the wildlife.  ROSACEAE Sorbus…

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…

Blackberry €1450

Herbarium No. 193 Scientific Name RUBUS FRUTICOSUS Common Name Blackberry, bramble Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Comes with a Carrington box Material Black and pink tourmaline, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43,6 x 45,3 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a Bramble, or blackberry, due to the realistic carved lapidary workmanship in black and pink tourmaline. Please follow and like us:

Roses Bernhard Instone

Roses 1960s Instone €990

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

Enamelled orchid

Orchid Cattleya €850

Herbarium No 144 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Continental Date Ca. 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 14 ct, enamel, opal Size 33 x 28 mm Total Weight 7,6 grams Condition Good Price 850 EUR     A 1950’s enamel flower brooch, formed as an orchid, enamelled in vivid colours. The Cattleya Orchid is one of the most beautiful orchids in the world. They are also known as “Jewels of the jungle” and “Queen of the orchids.” The history of the regal Cattleya, also known as the “Corsage Orchid”, dates back to the early 19th century when…

Reverse-intaglio-Gentiana

Gentian 1900 €1100

Herbarium Nr. 156 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentian Type Brooch Place Austria Date Inscription: 11. Juni 1918 Collected by Unknown Material  Reverse intaglio, enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  25,1 mm Total Weight 9,7 grams Condition Good. Price €1100     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…

Rose Tiffany & Co €4150

Herbarium Nr 132 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch/pendant Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Tiffany & Co Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel, old European cut diamond ca, 0.25 ct, set in platinum Size 34 x 35 mm Total Weight 14 grams Condition Good Price 4150 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch/pendant by Tiffany & Co, New York, ca. 1890. 18 karat yellow gold, perfectly enamelled rose in velvety purple. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond 0.25 carat, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. Hallmarked Tiffany & Co. this flower comes with an original…

flowers to sprinkle

Flowers 1950s €4350

Herbarium No 113 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…

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…

Hazelnut Vienna Tigereye Irmgard Bures

Hazelnut 1950s €1750

Herbarium No. 157 Scientific Name CORYLUS avellana Common Name Hazelnut Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Nephrite, tiger eye, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 80,3 x 46 mm Total Weight 36,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Black, Starr & Frost enameled rose

Rose signed BSF €2750

Herbarium No. 142 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Black, Starr & Frost Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, enamel, old European cut diamond set in platinum Size 31,3 x 31 mm Total Weight 12,3 grams Condition Good Price 2750 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch by Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1890. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. In the Victorian language of flowers, a white rose primarily expresses innocence, hope, peace, sympathy and resistance. Recently,…

Beech leafs

Beech 1950s set €1750

Herbarium No. 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 14ct white gold 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:

Passion flower

Passion flower €925

Herbarium No. 118 Scientific Name PASSIFLORA Common Name Passion flower, maypops Type Brooch. Place Europe Date Ca. 1835-1850 Collected by Unknown Material Chalcedony, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 11,6 grams Condition Good. With original box Price 925 EUR     The passion flower symbolizes mystical passion and religion.   Please follow and like us:

Fullmoon maple

Acer fullmoon maple €1275

Herbarium No. 116 Scientific Name ACER SHIRASAWANUM Common Name Fullmoon maple Type Brooch Place Unknown Date 1980s Collected by Unknown Material Brilliant cut diamond, emerald, chrome tourmaline, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 31 x 42 mm Total Weight 13,8 grams Condition Good Price 1275 EUR     *   Please follow and like us:

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…

Cattleya

Cattleya orchid €1550

Herbarium No. 078 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Newark, USA Date Approximately 1920 Collected by Henry Blank & Co Material 585/1000 14 k, enamel, natural pearl Size 22 x 23,8 mm Total Weight 5,2 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     An antique American enamel & pearl flower brooch by Henry Blank & Co, formed as an orchid, enamelled in translucent fondant pastel colours. Around 1900, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The majority of pieces were made of 14k gold, embellished by skillfully applied polychrome enamels with only…

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:

Cherry

Cherry 1950s-’60s €1250

Herbarium No. 063 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s – 60s Collected by Hallmark AMU Material Cornelian, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 61,5 x 40,4 mm Total Weight 17,5 grams Condition Good Price 1250 EUR     A Cherry, mon chéri? Please follow and like us:

Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi €4250

Herbarium No. 030 Scientific Name ROSA MUNDI Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Total diamond weight ca. 4.5 carats; cushion cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver setting Size 30 x 24,2 mm Total Weight 9,05 grams Condition Good Price 4250 EUR     This diamond set brooch, depicting a Rosa Mundi, an early Rose, has a screw-fitting at the back, showing it was part of a bigger piece or set. Antique precious jewellery was often multifunctional; with detachable frames, the diamond set…

Violet

Violet nosegay €895

Herbarium No. 064 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown Material Amethyst, nephrite, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 ct 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

Violet posy €875

Herbarium No. 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct 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:

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

Rose by Chaumet €1750

Herbarium No. 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960s 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 openwork petals and leaves from the 1960s. 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, is known…

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

Black Rose €1750

Herbarium No. 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930s 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     This elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose is made in the 1930s 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 in this…

19th century · Brooch · Conker Tree · French · Horse chestnut · Leaf · Old mine cut diamond · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Horse chestnut 1880 €1550

Herbarium No. 005 Scientific Name AESCULUS hippocastanum Common Name Horse chestnut or Conker tree Type Brooch and ring Place Made in France Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown maker, hallmarked with Tête d’aigle: French essay mark 18 ct gold and Bigornes Material Old mine cut diamond 0.15 ct and rose-cut diamonds, 750/1000 gold Size 26,6 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 9,4 grams in total Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     Diamond set 18 crt gold leaf from a Horse-chestnut or Conker tree, with 19th-century French hallmarks on the detachable brooch fitting. Gold 750/1000. Old mine cut and rose-cut diamonds….

Flower Lilac Cartier 1940's Montana Sapphire Gemstones Retro preciousflora.com

Lilac by Cartier €12000

Herbarium No. 002 Scientific Name SYRINGA vulgaris Common Name Lilac Type Clip brooch Place Made in Paris Date Approximately 1945 Collected by Signed Cartier Paris – Nr 07882 –  Bte S.G.D.G. – Tête d’aigle: essay mark 18 ct gold – Tête de rhinocéros: an after 1941 tax-mark – Bigornes. Material Blue Montana sapphires,  pink sapphires, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 49 x 34 mm Total Weight 17,8 grams Condition Good Price 12000 EUR     Cartier is one of the most respected French designers of fine watches and jewellery in the world.  This brand was established in Paris by Louis-François Cartier…

1920's · Art deco · Berry · Brooch · Celtic · Coral · Scandinavian

Rowan art deco €3150

Herbarium No. 001 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Stockholm Date T7 = 1921 Collected by Made by Märta af Ekenstam (1880-1939) Material Precious coral, ivory and embossed 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 45 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 12,4 grams Condition Good Price 3150 EUR     This art deco brooch has a characteristic symmetrical shape and sharp colour contrast. The floral ornamentation is stylized, but to recognise as the branches of a rowan, a common tree in Swedish forests. In 1921, when Märtha Af Ekenstam designed this rowan brooch, coral and…