flowers to sprinkle

Flowers to sprinkle

Herbarium Nr 94 Scientific Name BRASSICALES Common Name Set enameled 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 enameled 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…

1950's flower arrangement basket brooch

1950’s flower arrangement

Herbarium Nr 137 Scientific Name Giardinetti brooch Common Name Basket filled with flowers Type Double clip brooch Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material Platinum, 750/000 gold 18 k, old mine cut diamonds. Size 28,7 x 26,2 mm Total Weight 6,5 grams Condition Good Price 995 EUR     Photo 1: Today’s woman book of flower arranging. Loret Swift, 1954 Photo 2: Platinum & gold flower basket brooch Photo 3: 1950’s Artificial Flowers at the Fancy Goods Department at Woolworths Please follow and like us:

Basket earrings

Basket earrings

Herbarium Nr 123 Scientific Name Unidentified Common Name Baskets filled with gerbera daisies or fantasy flowers Type Basket earrings Place Probably Belgium Date 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 750/000 yellow and white gold 18 k, synthetic rubies, single cut diamonds. Size 18,8 x 27,4 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2850 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

bouquet of roses

Bouquet of roses

Herbarium Nr. 126 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Probably Italian, English import hallmarks Date 1950’s 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 symbolizes 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:

Art deco enamel watch

Art deco enamel watch

Herbarium Nr. 143 Scientific Name TEMPUS FUGIT Common Name Geometric floral pattern Type Watch Place Switzerland Date Approximately 1925 Collected by G.F  Case nr 1548764 Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, watch, silk strap Size 44,39 x 15,23 mm Total Weight 12,9 grams Condition Good. Price 1650 EUR     *   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…

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:

Harvest basket charm

Harvest basket

Herbarium Nr 109 Scientific Name (fruit/flowers, not identified) Common Name Harvest or flower basket filled with white flowers or fruit Type Charm, pendant Place France Date Late 19th century Collected by Maker unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k natural pearls, seedpearls Size 24 x 15,3 mm Total Weight 1,5 grams Condition Good, 3 pearls have cracks Price 375 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

Earrings Flowerbasket

Earrings with a flowerbasket

Herbarium Nr 067 Scientific Name (flowers not identified) Common Name Flowerbasket Type Earrings Place Belgium (French occupation) Date 1798- 1809 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 k enamel Size 83 x 22,6 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 2450 EUR     * Please follow and like us: