Lily of the valley- earclips

Lily of the valley earclips

Herbarium No. 177 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley, May lily Type Earclips, for pierced ears Place Austria Date Ca. 1950-1960 Collected by Maker RW, geschutzt Material Rock crystal, Brilliant cut and single cut diamonds, cultured pearls, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 26 x 18 mm Total Weight 5,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     A pretty pair of 1960’s white gold gem-set earrings in the shape of a bunch of Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). The leaves in these vintage earrings are nephrite; the petals are pearls featuring…

Hibiscus-earclips- earrings

Hibiscus earclips

Herbarium No. 166 Scientific Name HIBISCUS SYRIACUS Common Name Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon Type Earclips, for pierced ears Place Germany. Probably made in Idar Oberstein. Date Ca. 1960 Collected by Unknown Material Rock crystal, nephrite, ruby, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 26,47 x 16,64 mm Total Weight 8,59 grams Condition Good Price 950 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

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…

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…

Pear Blossom

Pear Blossom

Herbarium No 122 Scientific Name PYRUS Common Name Pear blossom Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1930’s Collected by Hallmark (I?).L Material Rock crystal, natural orange zircon, cultured pearls, rose cut diamonds, 585/1000 yellow and white gold 14 k partly platinum topped. Size 46,2 x 42,2 mm Total Weight 13,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruit. Already known in China in 5,000 B.C., the Greek poet Homer mentioned the pear as a “gift of the gods”, and as we all know, every presented pear starts as a delightful blossom.   Please follow…

Cherry blossom Paltscho

Cherry Blossom

Herbarium No. 125 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950s – 60s Collected by Paltscho Material Rock crystal, nephrite, rubies, cultured pearls, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 12,8 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     The Viennese jeweller Paltscho became famous far beyond the borders of Austria for their carved lapidary jewellery, in particular, high-quality flower brooches made of rock crystal, rose quartz, amethyst and agate. Link for more information about Paltscho. Link for a similar brooch. For the Japanese flowers and their meanings are…

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…

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…

Sakura Cherry Blossom by Paltscho

Sakura, Cherry Blossom

Herbarium Nr 041 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Paltscho Material Rock crystal, rose quartz, nephrite, brilliant cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 11,8 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Paltscho became famous far beyond the borders of Austria for their carved lapidary jewellery, in particular, high-quality flower brooches made of rock crystal, rose quartz, amethyst and agate. Link for more information about Paltscho. Link to a similar jewel. For the Japanese flowers and their meanings are interwoven in their way…

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: