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   Please follow and like us:

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…

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     * Please follow and like us:

1900 · 19th century · Bracelet · French · Garland · Ivy · Language of Flowers · Necklace · Victorian

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…