Dogwood earrings €2350

Herbarium No. 137 Scientific Name CORNUS Common Name Dogwood Type Earrings, original screwsystem Place Newark, USA Date Approximately 1920 Collected by A. J. Hedges & Co. Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct enamel, natural pearl Size 26,2 x 21,7 mm Total Weight 12,2 grams Condition Good Price 2350 EUR In the later decades of the 19th century, Newark, New Jersey, was considered to be the USA capitol of jewellery. The growing wealth of the new middle-class in America created a demand for affordable and wearable items.  The Newark group of manufacturers, which numbered 200 at its peak, was producing 90% of…

Chrysanthemum cufflinks

Chrysanthemums €380

Herbarium No. 100 Scientific Name CHRYSANTHEMUM Common Name Mum, chrysanth Type Cufflinks Place USA Date 1920s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, 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 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), each…

1920's · Art deco · Berry · Brooch · Celtic · Coral · Scandinavian

Rowan art deco €3150

Herbarium No. 001 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Stockholm Date T7 = 1921 Collected by Made by Märta af Ekenstam (1880-1939) Material Precious coral, ivory and embossed 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 45 x 33,5 mm Total Weight 12,4 grams Condition Good Price 3150 EUR     This art deco brooch has a characteristic symmetrical shape and sharp colour contrast. The floral ornamentation is stylized, but to recognise as the branches of a rowan, a common tree in Swedish forests. In 1921, when Märtha Af Ekenstam designed this rowan brooch, coral and…