1900 · Brooch · Enamel · Language of Flowers · Newark NJ USA · Pansy · Pearl

Enamelled pansy brooch

Herbarium No. 007 Scientific Name Viola × Wittrockiana hybrid Common Name Pansy Type Brooch Place Made in Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown maker. Hallmarked Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold Size 26,7 x 28,75 mm Total Weight 4,47 grams Condition Good Price Sold     In the later decades of the 19th century, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The growing wealth of the new middle-class in America created a demand for affordable and wearable items.  The Newark group of manufacturers, which numbered 200 at its peak, was producing 90% of America’s…

Garden Cosmos

Garden Cosmos

Herbarium No. 029 Scientific Name COSMOS BIPINNATUS Common Name Garden cosmos or Mexican aster  Type Brooch Place Possibly USA Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown  Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 k, steel pin Size 26,4 x 30,5 mm Total Weight 5,98 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

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 No. 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 enamelled 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…

Reverse-intaglio-Gentiana

Reverse intaglio gentiana

Herbarium Nr. 156 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentiana Type Brooch Place Austria Date Inscription: 11. Juni 1918 Collected by Unknown Material  Reverse intaglio, enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 k 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…

flowers to sprinkle

Flowers to sprinkle

Herbarium No 94 Scientific Name BRASSICALES Common Name Set enamelled flower pins Type 13 pins, small brooches Place Italy Date 1950’s-6o’s Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, 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…

reverse intaglio gentiana

A reverse intaglio gentiana

Herbarium Nr. 111 Scientific Name GENTIANA Common Name Gentiana Type Brooch Place Made in Germany Date Around 1900 Collected by Unknown Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size  22,7 x 30,9 mm Total Weight 15 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     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 the painted…

bouquet of roses

Bouquet of roses

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 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 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:

three roses

Three roses in 3D

Herbarium Nr. 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 k Size  38,2 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 7,16 grams Condition Good. Price 850 EUR     This brooch is marked with Viennese hallmarks. It 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. The roses were painted red and the crystal mounted on an opaque background  mother of pearl….

Lush basket of petunias reverse intaglio

Lush basket of petunias

Herbarium Nr. 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 k 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…

golden clover

Gold lucky clover

Herbarium Nr 090 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM REPENS variation Common Name Lucky clover or Four-leaf clover Type Brooch Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, natural pearl, metal pin Size 20,8 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 2,69 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

diamond lucky clover

What a lucky clover!

Herbarium Nr 052 Scientific Name TRIFOLIUM REPENS variation Common Name Lucky clover or Four-leaf clover Type Brooch Place Made in France Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown maker, hallmark HM in lozenge Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, silver, rosecut diamonds, pearl, sapphire Size 27,2 mm Total Weight 6,44 grams Condition Good. Price 725 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

A reverse intaglio poppy

Herbarium Nr. 062 Scientific Name PAPAVEROIDEAE Common Name Poppy Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna Date Around 1900-1910. Collected by Emanuel Schwartz Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, enamel, old brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size  34 x 27 mm Total Weight 11,5 grams Condition Good. Price 2200 EUR     Due to the sleep-inducing properties of certain types of poppies, the poppy has been the symbol of everlasting sleep since ancient times. After the Second Battle of Ypres, the flower with her blood red leaves and black heart became a symbol for the fallen soldiers. Emanuel Schwartz made…

enamelled pansy David-Andersen

Enameled pansy David-Andersen

Herbarium Nr 106 Scientific Name Viola tricolor var. hortensis Common Name Pansy Type Brooch Place Made in Norway Date 1970’s Collected by David-Andersen Material Silver gilt, enamel Size 35,1 x 43,3 mm Total Weight  10,5 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     In the language of flowers, flowers were often used for secret messages to potential romantic partners.  The pansy flower was used to express amorous thoughts like “You are always on my mind” or “I am thinking of you”. Pansy, the name of the pretty flower, indeed comes from the French word pensée; a noun derived from penser, “to think or…

Enameled pansies A.J. Hedges & Co

Enameled pansies

Herbarium Nr 070 Scientific Name Viola × Wittrockiana hybrid Common Name Pansy Type Brooch and earrings Place Made in Newark, New Jersey, USA Date Approximately 1900 Collected by A.J. Hedges & Co Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 k, old single cut diamonds, natural pearl Size Brooch 31,6 x 30 mm. Earrings 20,5 x 12,9 mm Total Weight  10,10 grams & 4,05 grams Condition Good. Hooks altered Price Sold     “You are always on my mind”,  immortalized by a poetic set of polychrome enameled golden pansy flowers. Such a sweet message spoken through the language of flowers. In Victorian England, flowers were often…

1930's · Blue poppy · Brooch · Enamel · Natural pearls · Pendant · Poppy · Royal Horticultural Society · USA · Watch

Blue ‘Poppy’

Herbarium N0 011 Scientific Name MECONOPSIS Common Name Himalayan poppy or blue poppy Type Brooch, with an extra hook for a chain or a watch. Place Made in Jamestown NY, USA Date Approximately 1934 Collected by Hallmark Charles E. Baldwin Material Enamel, natural freshwater seed pearls,  585/1000 gold 14 ct. Size 28,4 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price 1350 EUR     Meconopsis  (from Greek Mekon = poppy, opsis = alike) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae.   Fall 1924, Tibet. The renowned plant explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward comes upon ‘a stream of blue poppies, dazzling as sapphires in the pale light’….

1910 · 1920's · Austria-Hungary · Brooch · Maple seed · Old European cut diamond · Old mine cut diamond · Samara

Maple seed

Herbarium Nr 009 Scientific Name ACERACEA Common Name Maple seed Type Brooch Place Made in Austria-Hungary Date 1910-1920 Collected by Hallmarked U.C. Material Old European cut diamond, 0.2 ct 585/1000 gold Size 15,9 x 42,5 mm Total Weight 3,6 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * 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:

19th century · Brooch · Hazelnut · Natural pearls · Nut · Rosecut diamonds · Victorian

Hazelnut

Herbarium No. 006 Scientific Name CORYLUS avellana Common Name Hazelnut Type Brooch Place Unknown, Mid European Date Approximately 1880 Collected by Unknown Material Natural pearls and rose-cut diamonds Size 30 x 25 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price 5250 EUR     Natural (or ‘orient’) pearls, formed without human intervention, are rare. When a parasite enters the shell of a mollusc, the irritated mollusc covers the intruder with nacre, mother of pearl; which is the same material it uses to line its shell. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. ‘Natural pearl’ is a registered Cibjo…

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

Horse chestnut leaf

Herbarium Nr 005 Scientific Name AESCULUS hippocastanum Common Name Horse chestnut or Conker tree Type Brooch 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 rosecut diamonds, 750/1000 gold Size 26,6 x 23,5 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     lorum 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….

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

Lilac Clip by Cartier

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 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 in 1847….

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

Rowan Tree

Herbarium Nr 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 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 still 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 ivory were…