bright Cosmos

Bright Cosmos

Herbarium Nr 76 Scientific Name COSMOS SULPHUREUS ‘Cosmic’ Common Name Cosmos Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by Ferdinand Godina Söhne Material 750/1000 Gold 18 K, dyed chalcedony, nephrite Size 53,8 x 45,5 mm Total Weight 12 grams Condition Good Price 1450 Euro     This brooch with a daisy-like flower in bright orange and another one in yellow might seem a jeweller’s fantasy. Bright instant happiness; almost to good to be true. The depicted annual is the variously coloured bright Cosmos ‘Cosmic’. The firm F. Godina’s Söhne is one of the oldest goldsmith companies in Vienna. The family-owned…

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…

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 Nr 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 1450 EUR     *   Please follow and like us:

Cherry blossom Paltscho

Cherry Blossom

Herbarium Nr 125 Scientific Name PRUNUS SERRULATA Common Name Cherry Blossom, Sakura Type Brooch Place Vienna Date 1950’s – 60’s 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…

Viennese Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley

Herbarium Nr 46 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1960’s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Rock crystal, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 whitegold 14 k Size 86,2 x 37 mm Total Weight 19,21 grams Condition Good Price Sold     * Please follow and like us:

Viennese violets

Viennese violets

Herbarium Nr 107 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s-60’s Collected by I x S Material Amethyst, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 84,2 x 51,5 mm Total Weight 34,23 grams Condition Good Price 1750 Euro     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 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:

Honeysuckle berry

A coral honeysuckle berry

Herbarium Nr 048 Scientific Name Fruit of a LONICERA Common Name Honeysuckle berry Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 32,7 x 28 mm Total Weight 6,7 grams Condition Good. Price 475 EUR     This brooch features small, bright red berries, clustered along the plant stem. As these berries are made from precious coral, one could call this brooch a “coral honeysuckle”, but that’s actually a different, trumpet honeysuckle variety. The depicted species is a shrub native to Austria, where the brooch was made, mid 20th…

rosehip

A cornelian cherry, made out of coral

Herbarium Nr 050 Scientific Name Fruit of a CORNUS MAS Common Name Cornelian cherry Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s – 60’s Collected by Unknown Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 57 x 53 mm Total Weight 19,9 grams Condition Good. Price Sold     Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry, European cornel, Cornel cherry or Cornelian cherry dogwood) is a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family Cornaceae. That common name Cornelian cherry.. Hmmm, for a jeweller that sounds like a jewel already.  The fruit looks more like an olive then a cherry to me, but indeed this fruit has a color similar to cornelian. Cornelian or carnelian…

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, briljant cut diamonds, 585/1000 gold 14 k Size 46,7 x 33,9 mm Total Weight 11,8 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR     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 interwoven in…

Sunflower brooch

Sunflower

Herbarium Nr 055 Scientific Name HELIANTHUS Common Name Sunflower Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950’s Collected by I x S Material 585/1000 gold 14 k Dyed Chalcedony, briljant cut diamonds Size 55,3 x 39,2 mm Total Weight 12,9 grams Condition Good Price 1600 EUR     A striking brooch in the shape of a sunflower, made in the 1950’s in Vienna, Austria. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German speciality, very much in demand in the 1950’s and 60’s. The lapidarist or gemcutter sculpted for this brooch a bright sunflower from matte…

1930's · Austrian · Black rose · Chalcedony · Lapidary · Nephrite · Old mine cut diamond · Onyx · Rose · Vienna

Black Rose

Herbarium Nr 014 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1930’s Collected by Unknown Material Black chalcedony, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 white gold Size 74,35 x 40,5 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     An elegant brooch in the shape of a black rose, made in the 1930’s in Vienna, Austria. Whitegold was a newly used metal in those days. The naturalistic type of floral jewellery in different gemstones was an Austrian and German specialty. This black rose brooch is an example from the early period. Most flowers, fruits and nuts in…