Lily of the valley €775

Herbarium No. PF168.3 Scientific Name CONVALLARIA MAJALIS Common Name Lily of the valley, May lily Type Brooch Place France Date Ca. 1895-1905 Collected by Lozenge F.. Fres Material Coral ‘pelle d’angelo’. Rosecut diamonds, natural pearls, 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 39 x 6 mm Total Weight 4,4 grams Condition Good Price €775 A pretty barbrooch with a Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). The lily of the valley is represented in religious lore and folklore as well as in various celebrations. Also known as the muguet or May lily, it is given on May Day to bring good luck. In…

Ivy French 1900 €1150

Herbarium No. PF 128.2 Scientific Name HEDERA Common Name Ivy Type Necklace Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Marked Tête d’aigle 18 ct gold, Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 18 mm – 14,5 mm necklace 42 cm Weight 12,25 grams Condition Good Price 1150 EUR Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings; actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of faith and affection since ancient times.

Horse chestnut €990

  Herbarium No. PFA125 Scientific Name AESCULUS hippocastanum Common Name Horse chestnut or Conker tree Type Ring Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Marked Unknown maker, hallmarked with Tête d’aigle: French essay mark 18 ct gold and Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct Size 19,6 x 10,7 mm Total Weight 2,75 grams  Condition Good Price €990       This antique 18 crt gold ring depicts a realistic leaf from a Horse-chestnut or Conker tree. The ring is marked with 19th-century French hallmarks for 18 ct gold.

Poppy pin €495

Herbarium Nr. 192 Scientific Name PAPAVEROIDEAE Common Name Poppy Type Tiepin Place Made in France Date Art nouveau, 1895-1905 Marked HM flanking a turkey in lozenge, tête d’aigle Material Old single cut diamond, 750/1000 gold 18 k, platinum Size 69 x 14,5 mm Total Weight 4 grams Condition Good Price € 495 The poppy motif was used quite typically during the Art Nouveau period. Since the flower stem bleeds the second you pluck it, a poppy quickly wilt. In the Victorian Language of Flowers, this flower symbolizes extravagance. Poppies are a narcotic. They are used to make morphine and opium,…

Mistletoe € 475

Herbarium Nr 153 Scientific Name VISCUM ALBUM Common Name Mistletoe Type Brooch Place France Date Ca. 1900 Hallmark PV (wind vane) Material 750/1000 gold 18 ct, platinum, natural pearls Size 26,4 mm Total Weight 3,8 grams Condition Good Price € 475       Kissing under the mistletoe was first referred to in late 18th century England. Some claim the origins of this tradition are within Norse mythology. But, history aside, no excuse is needed to kiss a loved one under a real mistletoe, or while wearing this brooch. Source image 3: anaphylaxis.org.uk  

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Ivy French 1900 €1800

Herbarium No. 010 Scientific Name HEDERA Common Name Ivy Type Necklace/Bracelet Place Made in France Date Approximately 1890-1900 Collected by Hallmarks: maker PF, Nr 21496, Tête d’aigle 18 ct gold, Bigornes Material 750/1000 gold, natural pearls Size Bracelet 7.7 x 186 mm. Worn as a necklace the lenght is 396 Total Weight Bracelet 14,4 grams. Extra necklace links and clasp 3,6  grams Condition Good Price 1800 EUR Ivy is a climbing and creeping plant that covers and binds trees, buildings, actually everything within its reach. Because of this binding aspect of the plant, it has been a perfect symbol of…