Köchert antique enameled rose

A white 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, rosecut 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 rose bud 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…

Black, Starr & Frost enameled rose

Roses are a girl’s best friend

Herbarium Nr 142 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place New York Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Black, Starr & Frost Material 750/1000 gold 18 k, enamel, old European cut diamond set in platinum Size 31,3 x 31 mm Total Weight 12,3 grams Condition Good Price 2750 EUR     An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch by Black, Starr & Frost, New York, circa 1890. In the language of flowers, the white rose primarily expresses innocence. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. The brooch is hallmarked BSF for…

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:

Tiffany purple rose

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 enameled 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…

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…

Ginkgo leaf by Angela Cummings for Tiffany

Ginkgo leaf by Angela Cummings

Herbarium Nr 099 Scientific Name GINKGO BILOBA Common Name Ginkgo leaf Type Brooch Place New York Date 1980’s Collected by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co Material Brilliant cut diamond, 750/1000 gold 18 k Size 36,5 x 18,3 mm Total Weight 4,19 grams Condition Good Price Sold     Sleek design of a Ginkgo leaf in 18 karat gold, signed CUMMINGS by Angela Cummings for Tiffany, NY. Not only the creator of this particular jewel found it to be a beautiful plant, Evolution also appreciated its design, as fossils closely related to the Ginkgo have been unearthed, dating as far back…

Bowl · Buccellati · Dishes · Geranium · Italian · Leaves · Micro Dish · Pelargonium · Signed · Silver · Sterling · Table Silverware · vide-poche

Pelargonium by Buccellati

Herbarium Nr 023 Scientific Name PELARGONIUM  Common Name Pelargonium, or ‘Geranium’ Type Micro dishes, set of 4 Place Made in Bologna, Italy Date Unknown, vintage Collected by Gianmaria Buccellati Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size 44 x 42 mm Total Weight 58,16 grams (4 leaves together) Condition Good Price 650 EUR     Four vintage silver leaf dishes with ruffled edges and a distinctive naturalistic veining. Underside hallmarked Gianmaria Buccellati, Italy, 925 Sterling. A pretty floral decoration for the table, they are just big enough to hold tiny trinkets. They are hand finished in Bologna, Italy. Buccellati produces fine jewelry and silver objects ever…

1960's · Chaumet · France · Paris · Pink gold · Red gold · Rose · Rose bud · Signed

Rose by Chaumet

Herbarium Nr 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960’s Collected by Chaumet Material 750/1000 pinkish gold Size 48,4 x  25 mm Total Weight 8,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     A pinkish gold flower brooch in the shape of a stylized rose with open work petals and leaves from the 1960’s. A very wearable, charming vintage piece of jewellery by Chaumet. Signed ‘Chaumet Paris’, with the French hallmark for 750/1000 gold and the lozenge shaped mark JC. The House of Chaumet, founded in 1780 but still very much in touch with Parisian Fashion,…

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

Lilac Clip by Cartier

Herbarium Nr 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….