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…

Antique anemone ring

Antique anemone ring

Herbarium No. 181 Scientific Name ANEMONE CORONARI Common Name Poppy anemone, windflower Type Ring Place Dublin, Ireland Date 1856 Collected by Unknown Material Natural seed pearls, ruby, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size   16,91 x 6,6 mm Total Weight 1,4 grams Condition Good. With period box Price Sold     This antique cluster ring is stunning, in perfect condition, but it’s a tiny size. Hallmarked 1856, Dublin, Ireland. It comes with a period box. The white flower with six petals and a red heart looks like an Anemone. Typical for this flower is that its petals close up when a rainstorm approaches, so the…

Earrings Georg Jensen

Jensen earrings

Herbarium No. 166 Scientific Name PLATYSTEMON californicus Common Name Cream cups Type Earscrews Place Denmark Date Vintage Collected by Georg Jensen Material 750/1000 gold 18 k Size Flower 8,7 mm Total Weight 3,1 grams Condition Good Price 595 EUR     A pretty floral pair of earrings by Georg Jensen, with their original box. They are marked with the designer’s hallmark, as well as with the no. 765 322a. The screw back system is safe and comfortable for non-pierced ears. The earrings feature a flower with six rounded petals with a beaded centre. Platystemon is a similar looking plant in the poppy…

Rose by Tiffany & Co

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 k, 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 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…

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…

Passion flower

Passion flower

Herbarium Nr 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 k 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: