Pansy & Rose

Herbarium No. 0163 Scientific Name VIOLA  × Wittrockiana hybrid & ROSA Common Name Pansy & Rose Type Pendant Place France Date Around 1820 Collected by Unknown Material Verre Eglomisé, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 34 x 27,54 mm Total Weight 5,3 grams Condition Good Price € 420     Please follow and like us:

Almandine violets

Almandine violets

Herbarium Nr 115 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violets Type Earstuds Place England Date Georgian Ca. 1820 Collected by Unknown. Material 375/1000 gold 9 k, foiled almandine garnets, natural pearls Size 15,4 x 14,5 mm Total Weight 3 grams Condition System altered for pierced ears, spot of solder/repair at the back Price 650 EUR     Roses are often red and violets are usually blue, but these foiled almandine violets are a lovely shade of burgundy. Their symbolic meaning is Virtue & Faithfulness. More information about violets, in various colours, can be found on the website of the American Violet Society…

violet amethyst earrings Paltscho

Violet earclips by Paltscho

Herbarium Nr 105 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Earclips Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 33 x 19,6 mm Total Weight 10,5 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:

sweet violet

A blue sweet violet

Herbarium Nr 028 Scientific Name VIOLA ODORATA Common Name Sweet violet, wood violet Type Brooch Place Austrian importmark Date 1922-1925 Collected by Unknown. As the Austrian mark is an importmark, it might be German lapidary from Idar Oberstein. Material Dyed chalcedony, nephrite, old mine cut diamonds, platinum and 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 61,8 x 20 mm Total Weight 9,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     The sweet violet is an edible flower of ancient legend, with even medicinal properties. References to violets and the desirable nature of the fragrance go back to classical sources such as Pliny. The typical scent of…

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…

Art nouveau pansy locket opened

Art nouveau Pansy locket

Herbarium Nr 080 Scientific Name Viola Common Name Pansy Type Locket, Pendant Place Made in France Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Sasportas Material Silver Size 33,3 x 25,9 mm Total Weight  4,9 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     A romantic silver pendant in the shape of a pansy, with a heart shaped petal that can be taken out. This petal functions as a locket, to which for example a small picture can be entrusted. Said element has been engraved with the text: ‘Ma pensée t’accompagne, J’y enferme mon coeur’ (My thoughts are with you, I have encased my heart…

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…

Violet

A nosegay of violets

Herbarium Nr 064 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Unknown Material Amethyst, nephrite, single cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k 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

A posy of violets

Herbarium Nr 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k 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:

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

Pansy

Herbarium Nr 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 14 ct gold Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold Size 26,7 x 28,75 mm Total Weight 4,47 grams Condition Good Price 750 EUR     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 jewellery.  The Newark group of manufacturers, which numbered 200 at its peak, was producing 90%…