Poppy brooch €1190

Herbarium No. PF 166.2 Scientific Name PAPAVEROIDEAE Common Name Poppy Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna Date Around 1930 Collected by Marked K|K Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct Chalcedony, Onyx, Nephrite,  2 rose-cut and 3 singlecut diamonds Size 62,8 x 23,8 mm Total Weight 8 grams Condition Good Price €1190 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. November 11th is Remembrance Day, also called…

Coral cherry €1450

Herbarium No. PF 167 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 55,3 x 54 mm Total Weight 15,2 grams Condition Good Price 1450 EUR A Cherry, mon chéri?

Blue Daisy €895

Herbarium No. PF157.4 Scientific Name Felicia amelloides Common Name Blue Daisy, Marguerite Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1954-1960 Collected by Alois Jehlicka Material Chalcedony, opal, nephrite 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 45 x 27 mm Total Weight 8,8 grams Condition Good Price 895 EUR In the 1950s the Viennese goldsmith Alois Jehlicka designed this gold gemset brooch, a lapidary blue daisy with dyed chalcedony and nephrite jade. Daisies symbolize innocence and purity and blue stands traditionally for loyalty. In Norse mythology, the daisy is Freya’s sacred flower. Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, and…

Carnation €375

Herbarium No. 172 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Barbrooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date Circa 1900 Collected by Hallmark WF Material Rock crystal, mother of pearl, 585/1000 14 ct  rosegold Size 40,3 x 10,9 mm Total Weight 2,7 grams Condition Good Price 375 EUR Native to Eurasia, carnations are cultivated for thousands of years. The Greeks and Romans used the flowers in ceremonial crowns, which might explain a name similar to ‘coronation’. Others though believe the carnation earned its name from the Latin word Caro, meaning flesh, as this was the colour of the first…

Garrard retro floral set

Garrard Azalea €4750

Herbarium No. 194 Scientific Name RHODONDENDRON Common Name Azalea Type Clip brooch and earstuds Place London Date 1940-1945 Collected by Garrard Material Old single cut diamonds, Burma rubies, 750/1000 gold 18 ct, platinum Size Clip 40,3 x 49,5 mm Earstuds 17 x 22 mm Total Weight Clip 18 grams. Earstuds 6,7 grams Condition Good Price 4750 EUR This bold Retro gold, Birma ruby and diamond clip brooch, represents an azalea. The colourful gemstones shine in a setting of 18 ct gold, and the diamonds reflect the light, set in platinum.  During World War II, there was less excess to such…

1950's · Boutonnière · Brooch · Carnation · Christian · Enamel · Flower · Italian · James Bond · Language of Flowers · Legend · Men's jewellery · Oscar Wilde · Pink · Symbol · Virgin Mary

Carnation 1950s €3250

Herbarium No. 003 Scientific Name DIANTHUS caryophyllus Common Name Carnation or clove pink Type Brooch Place Made in Milano, Italy Date 1950s Collected by Hallmark 293 for Lina Lazzeri Material 750/1000 18 ct white gold, diamonds, realistic enamelled Size 58 x 33 mm Total Weight 23,3 grams Condition Good Price 3250 EUR     A Boutonnière is a floral decoration worn by men on their left lapel. Since the mid 18th century the traditional method was to push the flower’s calyx trough the lapel buttonhole. Although a fairly sturdy ruffled carnation will liven up any outfit, every day, usually a boutonnière…

Rowan coral berry €920

Herbarium No. 171 Scientific Name ROSACEAE Sorbus Aucuparia Common Name Rowan Tree Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Made by Irmgard Bures Material Precious coral, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14ct Size 52 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,5 grams Condition Good Price 920 EUR     This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a rowan, a common tree in Austria. In the 1950s, when Irmgard Bures designed this rowan brooch, coral was very fashionable and matched the exact colours of the orange-red berry. Nowadays the use of this organic material is restricted to protect the wildlife.  ROSACEAE Sorbus…

Bouquet Siess €1850

Herbarium No. 226 Scientific Name GIARDINETTO Common Name Bouquet Type Brooch Place Austria Date Circa 1910 Collected by Josef Siess Material  Reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  25 mm Total Weight 8,4 grams Condition Good Price €1850     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 it. When viewed through the front, the…

Blackberry €1700

Herbarium No. 193 Scientific Name RUBUS FRUTICOSUS Common Name Blackberry, bramble Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1950s Collected by Comes with a Carrington box Material Black and pink tourmaline, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43,6 x 45,3 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 1700 EUR This brooch is to recognise as a branch of a Bramble, or blackberry, due to the realistic carved lapidary workmanship in black and pink tourmaline.

Orchid Cattleya €850

Herbarium No 144 Scientific Name CATTLEYA (ORCHIDACEAE) Common Name Orchid Type Brooch Place Continental Date Ca. 1950s Collected by Unknown Material 585/1000 14 ct, enamel, opal Size 33 x 28 mm Total Weight 7,6 grams Condition Good Price 850 EUR     A 1950’s enamel flower brooch, formed as an orchid, enamelled in vivid colours. The Cattleya Orchid is one of the most beautiful orchids in the world. They are also known as “Jewels of the jungle” and “Queen of the orchids.” The history of the regal Cattleya, also known as the “Corsage Orchid”, dates back to the early 19th century when…

Rose Tiffany & Co €4350

Herbarium No 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 ct, enamel, old European cut diamond ca, 0.25 ct, set in platinum Size 34 x 35 mm Total Weight 14 grams Condition Good Price 4350 EUR An antique American enamel & diamond flower brooch/pendant by Tiffany & Co, New York, ca. 1890. 18 karat yellow gold, perfectly enamelled 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 an original period box…

Beech leafs

Beech 1950s set €1750

Herbarium No. 121 Scientific Name FAGUS SYLVATICA Common Name European beech Type Brooch & Earrings Place Unknown Date Ca. 1950’s Collected by Unknown Material 585/000 roségold 14ct white gold petiole and midrib, pavé set with single cut diamonds Size Brooch: 61,5 x 21,3 Earrings: 37 x 13,3 mm Total Weight Brooch: 9,7 Earrings: 9,5 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     *

three roses

Roses Vienna €850

Herbarium No. 039 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Vienna Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown hallmark: Ant 9? G? Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  38,2 x 13,4 mm Total Weight 7,16 grams Condition Good Price 850 EUR     This brooch is marked with Viennese hallmarks. This specific technique is called ‘reverse intaglio’. A reverse crystal intaglio is a cabochon cut natural crystal with an intaglio carved into the flat underside. The roses were then realistically painted, and the stone mounted on an opaque background mother of pearl.  Finally, the back was sealed…

Lush basket of petunias reverse intaglio

Petunia basket €1650

Herbarium No. 032 Scientific Name PETUNIA Common Name Petunia Type Brooch Place Dutch hallmark Date Approximately 1910 Collected by Unknown Material Rock crystal reverse intaglio, Natural pearls 3 mm. 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size  35,9 x 20,6 mm Total Weight 9,9 grams Condition Good Price 1650 EUR     This brooch is marked with a Dutch hallmark, used 1906-1953. The colourful brooch is made in 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…

Blooming apple tree

Blossom 1900 €1850

Herbarium No. 51 Scientific Name MALUS PUMILA Common Name Apple blossom Type Brooch Place Possibly Scandinavia Date Circa 1900 Collected by Maker unknown Material 585/1000 gold 14 ct, Natural pearls 1,5-1,8 mm, enamel Size 30,3 x 19,2 mm Total Weight 3 grams Condition Good, 3 pearls have cracks Price 1850 EUR     *

Cherry

Cherry 1950s-’60s €1250

Herbarium No. 063 Scientific Name Fruit of a tree of the genus PRUNUS Common Name Cherry, Cherries Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s – 60s Collected by Hallmark AMU Material Cornelian, nephrite, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 61,5 x 40,4 mm Total Weight 17,5 grams Condition Good Price 1250 EUR     A Cherry, mon chéri?

Violet

Violet posy €875

Herbarium No. 028 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Brooch Place Germany Date 1950s-60s Collected by Unknown. The flowershaped mark Gesetzlich Geschutzt is the German equivalent of a patent. Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 59,3 x 34 mm Total Weight 11,73 grams Condition Good Price 875 EUR     All information, or at least a lot, about violets can be found on the website of the American Violet Society

1960's · Chaumet · France · Paris · Pink gold · Red gold · Rose · Rose bud · Signed

Rose by Chaumet €1750

Herbarium No. 021 Scientific Name ROSA Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Paris, France Date 1960s Collected by Chaumet Material 750/1000 pinkish gold Size 48,4 x  25 mm Total Weight 8,9 grams Condition Good Price 1750 EUR     A pinkish gold flower brooch in the shape of a stylized rose with openwork petals and leaves from the 1960s. A very wearable, charming vintage piece of jewellery by Chaumet. Signed ‘Chaumet Paris’, with the French hallmark for 750/1000 gold and the lozenge-shaped mark JC. The House of Chaumet, founded in 1780 but still very much in touch with Parisian Fashion, is known…

Flower Lilac Cartier 1940's Montana Sapphire Gemstones Retro preciousflora.com

Lilac by Cartier €12800

Herbarium No. 002 Scientific Name SYRINGA vulgaris Common Name Lilac Type Clip brooch Place Made in Paris Date Approximately 1945 Collected by Signed Cartier Paris – Nr 07882 –  Bte S.G.D.G. – Tête d’aigle: essay mark 18 ct gold – Tête de rhinocéros: an after 1941 tax-mark – Bigornes. Material Blue Montana sapphires,  pink sapphires, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 49 x 34 mm Total Weight 17,8 grams Condition Good Price 12800 EUR Cartier is one of the most respected French designers of fine watches and jewellery in the world.  This brand was established in Paris by Louis-François Cartier in 1847….

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…