Herbarium No. 024 Scientific Name Nut of a tree of the genus JUGLANS Common Name Walnut Type Presumably a snuffbox or pillbox Place Taxco, Mexico Date 1948-1980 Collected by Unknown Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size The actual size of a walnut: 37,1 x 31,5 x 32,1 mm Total Weight 25,52 grams Condition Good Price 220 EUR The nut opens and closes when you twist it. There is no indication as to the original content. Link to the information about the Mexican Hallmark.
Herbarium No. 023 Scientific Name PELARGONIUM Common Name Pelargonium, or ‘Geranium’ Type Micro dishes, set of 4 Place Made in Bologna, Italy Date Unknown, vintage Collected by Gianmaria Buccellati Material Sterling silver 925/1000 Size 44 x 42 mm Total Weight 58,16 grams (4 leaves together) Condition Good Price 650 EUR Four vintage silver leaf dishes with ruffled edges and a distinctive naturalistic veining. Underside hallmarked Gianmaria Buccellati, Italy, 925 Sterling. A pretty floral decoration for the table, they are just big enough to hold tiny trinkets. They are hand finished in Bologna, Italy. Buccellati produces fine jewelry and silver objects ever…
Herbarium No. 019 Scientific Name TULIPA Common Name Tulip Type Ring Place Made in Amsterdam Date 2005 Collected by Susanne Klemm (1965 Zürich -) Material Silver, paper, epoxy Size 42,2 x 44,5 mm Total Weight 29,8 grams Condition Good Price 185 EUR Link to Suzanne Klemm’s website and to a Dutch page with info about the artist. Link to an excellent article on the Rijksmuseum website, about the 17th century’s fascination and speculation, called Tulipmania.
Herbarium No. 016 Scientific Name MYOSOTIS Common Name Forget-me-not Type Necklace Place Made in England Date Around 1860/80. Collected by Unknown Material Turquoise, diamond, silver Size Necklace 41 cm long, flowers 7.2mm Total Weight 7,9 grams Condition Good Price 480 EUR Forget-me-not-not-not … necklace, with flowers in turquoise and diamond, set in silver.