Cluster earrings €990

  Herbarium No. PFA 138.1 Scientific Name BELLIS PERENNIS Common Name Daisy, Marguarite Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 rosegold 18 ct, rose cut diamonds Size 22,5 x 11 mm Total Weight 3,42 grams Condition Good Price 990 EUR     Daisies are the symbol of innocence in the Language of Flowers. The daisy owes its name to a corruption of “day’s eye”, which refers the flower opening itself at dawn, and closing at dusk. “The Legend of Good Women”, written by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of a.o. the…

Art nouveau lotus €475

Herbarium Nr 152 Scientific Name NELUMBO NUCIFERA Common Name Lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus Type Clip Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1900 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18ct Size 21 x 16,8 mm Total Weight  2,4 grams Condition Good. Price € 475     The lotus, NELUMBO NUCIFERA, is rooted in the bottom of a lake or river, while the leaves and flower float above the water surface. In ‘the language of flowers’ the lotus means the mind can only freely explore when it has a firm basis. Photo 3: Lotus Waterlily John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs Please…

Bamboo natural pearl €3500

Herbarium No. 092 Scientific Name BAMBUSOIDEAE Common Name Bamboo Type Hatpin Place Probably Belgium Date Art nouveau, around 1900 Collected by Unknown maker Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, natural pearl, steel Size 31,9 x 15,6 x 170 mm Total Weight 7,78 grams Condition Good. Pearl with certificate Price 3500 EUR   The art nouveau was an international style, often inspired by the curved lines of plants and flowers. The ‘total art style’ embraced a wide range of decorative arts between 1890 and 1910. This art nouveau hatpin is shaped like bamboo leaves in 18 carat gold. The natural pearl comes…

Pearl and diamond floral necklace

Floral necklace 1890 €3100

Herbarium No. 145 Scientific Name FLORA Common Name Bouquet Type Necklace Place Belgium Date Ca. 1890 Collected by Unknown Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, silver, rose-cut diamonds, mauve and pink naturals pearls Size  mm Total Weight  grams Condition Good  Price 3100 EUR     A diamond-set floral necklace, 1890’s Belgium Photo 1: Rijksmuseum. Bloemstudie, Charles Aubry, ca. 1875 – ca. 1895. Photo 3: While searching similar jewellery, I saw neat ladies with hats passing by. However, also a not so typical, unusual photo from around 1900 shows a necklace of this type. In Victorian times, women from the higher class have…

Daisy earrings

Daisy earrings €1150

Herbarium No. 082 Scientific Name BELLIS PERENNIS Common Name Daisy, Marguarite Type Earrings Place Made in Belgium Date Approximately 1890 Collected by Unknown Material  750/1000 gold 18 ct, rose cut diamonds, silver setting, natural pearls Size 20,8 x 8,3 mm Total Weight 3,23 grams Condition Good Price 1150 EUR     Daisies are the symbol of innocence in the Language of Flowers. The daisy owes its name to a corruption of “day’s eye”, which refers the flower opening itself at dawn, and closing at dusk. “The Legend of Good Women”, written by no less than Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of…