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?

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

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…

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.

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…