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. A dangling dewdrop, represented by an old European cut diamond, set in platinum, adds a sparkle. The brooch is hallmarked BSF for Black, Starr & Frost. Founded in 1810 by Isaac Marquand –…

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Herbarium Nr 100 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Cufflinks Place USA Date 1920’s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 k, enamel Size 13,5 mm Total Weight 7,5 grams Condition Good Price 380 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and  ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on these cufflinks are indeed golden flowers; stylized chrysanthemums Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flowers common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one of the ‘Four Gentlemen‘ (the other ‘Noble Ones’ being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo),…

Cattleya

Orchid, “to do a Cattleya”

Herbarium Nr 078 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Newark, USA Date Approximately 1920 Collected by Henry Blank & Co Material 585/1000 14 k, enamel, natural pearl Size 22 x 23,8 mm Total Weight 5,2 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     An antique American enamel & pearl flower brooch by Henry Blank & Co, formed as an orchid, enameled in translucent fondant pastel colours. Around 1900, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The majority of pieces were made in 14k gold, embellished by skillfully applied polychrome enamels with only…

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…

mum

A mum for mom

Herbarium Nr 38 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Barbrooch Place USA Date Circa 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 k, enamel, diamond, natural pearl Size 52 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 5,9 grams Condition Enamel has some tiny chips Price 875 EUR     The name “chrysanthemum” refers to the Ancient Greek: χρυσός chrysos (gold) and  ἄνθεμον anthemon (flower). Depicted on this brooch is indeed a golden flower, but it’s completely covered with white enamel. Most species of chrysanth or ‘mum’, the flowers common name, originate from East Asia. The chrysanth is, according to Confucius, one…

Garden Cosmos

Garden Cosmos

Herbarium Nr 029 Scientific Name COSMOS BIPINNATUS Common Name Garden cosmos or Mexican aster Type Brooch Place Possibly USA Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material Enamel, 585/1000 gold 14 k, steel pin Size 26,4 x 30,5 mm Total Weight 5,98 grams Condition Good Price 1550 EUR     * Please follow and like us:

1930's · Blue poppy · Brooch · Enamel · Natural pearls · Pendant · Poppy · Royal Horticultural Society · USA · Watch

Blue ‘Poppy’

Herbarium Nr 011 Scientific Name MECONOPSIS Common Name Himalayan poppy or blue poppy Type Brooch, with an extra hook for a chain or a watch. Place Made in Jamestown NY, USA Date Approximately 1934 Collected by Hallmark Charles E. Baldwin Material Enamel, natural freshwater seedpearls, 585/1000 gold Size 28,4 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price 1350 EUR     Meconopsis  (from Greek mekon = poppy, opsis = alike) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae.   Fall 1924, Tibet. The renowned plant explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward comes upon ‘a stream of blue poppies, dazzling as sapphires in the pale light’. His expedition is…