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? Please follow and like us:

Holly drupes €685

Herbarium No. PF 164.2 Scientific Name Ilex Aquifolium Common Name Holly drupes Type Brooch Place Idar Oberstein, Germany Date 1950s-1960s Collected by Unknown. Marked ‘Gesetzlich Geschutzt’, a German patent Material Coral, nephrite,  585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 36 x 25 mm Total Weight 6,2 grams Condition Good Price €685 *The small fruits of Ilex, although often referred to as berries, are technically drupes. Please follow and like us:

Scilla ring €550

Herbarium No 164.3 Scientific Name SCILLA Common Name Scilla Type Ring Place Riga, Latvia Date Vintage 1958-1991 Collected by Halmarked SP Material Carved turquoise, 583/1000 rose gold 14 ct Size Flower 17,75 x 10,5 mm Total Weight 3,6 grams Condition Good Price 550 EUR * Hallmarks: Star with hammer and sickle emblem and number of fineness in shovel-shaped outline. Please follow and like us:

Violet earrings €1200

Herbarium Nr PF152 Scientific Name VIOLA Common Name Violet Type Earclips Place Vienna, Austria Date 1950s-60s Collected by Hallmarked unknown maker Material Amethyst, nephrite, diamond, 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 30,5 x 18,7 mm Total Weight 10,3 grams Condition Good Price €1200 These earrings are designed with an omega clipsystem and studs. 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:

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…

Lapidary Rose €995

Herbarium No. PF157.5 Scientific Name Rosa rubiginosa Common Name Rose Type Brooch Place Made in Vienna, Austria Date 1954-1960 Collected by Irmgard Bures Material Rose quartz, nephrite, brilliant cut diamond,  585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 43,6 x 45,3 mm Total Weight 18 grams Condition Good Price 995 EUR This brooch is easily recogniseble as a rose, due to the realistic carved lapidary workmanship in an unusual lavender rose quartz variety and nephrite jade. Roses are probably the most popular flowers, and they are often depicted in jewellery. A bouquet of roses symbolises gratitude. A light or pale pink rose conveys…

Riemer camomile €1650

Herbarium No PF 131 Scientific Name Chamaemelum nobile Common Name Camomile Type Brooch Place Prague, Czech Republic Date 1929-1940 Collected by Hallmarked O.D Retailed by Eduard Riemer Material Rockcrystal, chalcedony, diamond, 585/1000 white gold 14ct Size 65 x 26,2 mm Total Weight 8,2 grams Condition Good Price € 1650 * Please follow and like us:

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. Please follow and like us:

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…

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? Please follow and like us:

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 Please follow and like us: