Herbarium No. 182 Scientific Name CACTACEAE Common Name Cactus Type Bracelet Place Denmark Date Import marks for London 1952 Collected by Gundolph Albertus, for Georg Jensen Material Sterling silver Size Length: 17,5 cm Width: 12 mm Total Weight 36,9 grams Condition Good Price 575 EUR Created by long-time Jensen Silver designer Gunorph Albertus and introduced in 1930, the Georg Jensen Cactus pattern features a typical Art Deco design. Albertus joined the company in 1911 and was the assistant director from 1926 to 1958. He married the sister of Georg Jensen’s wife. His most famous design was this ‘Cactus’….
Herbarium No 68 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Possibly Belgium Date 1960s Collected by SuB Material 835/1000 silver, enamel Size 40,9 mm Total Weight 16,9 grams Condition Good Price 125 EUR In the language of flowers, the white rose primarily expresses innocence. Please follow and like us:
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…
Herbarium Nr 024 Scientific Name Nut of a tree of the genus JUGLANS Common Name Walnut Type Presumably a snuffbox or pillbox Place Taxco, Mexico Date 1948-1980 Collected by Unknown Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size The actual size of a walnut: 37,1 x 31,5 x 32,1 mm Total Weight 25,52 grams Condition Good Price 220 EUR The nut opens and closes when you twist it. There is no indication as to the original content. Link to the information about the Mexican Hallmark. Please follow and like us:
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…
Herbarium Nr 020 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Earrings Place Made in The Netherlands Date Approximately 1850 Collected by Unknown Material Silver, gold, rosecut diamonds Size 30 x 14,4 mm Total Weight 6,35 grams Condition Hooks are a later adjustment Price Sold Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania. Please follow and like us:
Herbarium Nr 019 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Ring Place Made in Amsterdam Date 2005 Collected by Susanne Klemm (1965 Zürich -) Material Silver, paper, epoxy Size 42,2 x 44,5 mm Total Weight 29,8 grams Condition Good Price 185 EUR Link to Suzanne Klemm’s website and to a Dutch page with info about the artist. Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania. Please follow and like us:
Herbarium Nr. 016 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Necklace Place Made in England Date Around 1860/80. Collected by Unknown Material Turquoise, diamond, silver Size Necklace 41 cm long, flowers 7.2mm Total Weight 7,9 grams Condition Good. Price 820 EUR Forget-me-not-not-not … Please follow and like us: