Poppy pin €485

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 € 485 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,…

novelty earrings forget me not golden sickle

Forget-me-not €1950

Herbarium No. 033 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Earrings Place London Date 1855-1873. Collected by Harry Emanuel Material Enamel, 625/1000 gold 15 ct – Hooks 585/1000 gold 14 ct Size 38,7 x 15 mm Total Weight 4,79 grams Condition Good. Hooks possibly added later Price 1950 EUR       Harry Emanuel (1825-1898) from London made this exquisite pair of enamelled Victorian novelty earrings. They depict a golden sickle combined with forget-me-not flowers. Harry Emanuel was not only a jeweller but also a politician. He took over his father’s jewellery business in 1855, working there as a goldsmith until 1873. He was mainly known…