This extraordinary memorial ring of oval form depicting a woman in a white empire dress beside the funerary urn of her dearly departed and framed by a young weeping willow and a mature conifer. Carved from white mother of pearl, ivory and highlighted by gold on an engraved gold background emulating quilted fabric set under a crystal cover mounted in rose gold.
This is one of the most pristine and exquisite examples of this form that I have ever come across, a true collector’s item.
Dimensions: 18 x 26 mm
Ring Size: 8 1/2
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector
The bracelet is composed of six scrolling serpentine shaped links with foliate mounts completed by a rectangular clasp with a central oval rosette and opposing foliate mounts.
Stamped: Geiss A Berlin
Length: 7 inches
Provenance: Purchased from an East Coast collector
The circular domed formed ring is centered by an oval faceted sapphire weighing approximately 2.65 ct. flanked by a channel of rectangular baguette diamonds and set throughout with round single-cut diamonds. Estimated total diamond weight: 1.00 ct.
Ring size: 6
The circular top plate engraved with an elaborate crest completed by a tapered, beveled edged ring shank with stamped quatrefoil design.
Dimensions: 24 mm
Ring size: 10 1/2
Provenance: From the collection of an East Coast collector.
Available for purchase
The suite is composed of necklace earrings and a pair of bracelets. The necklace is composed of alternating gothic style openwork links joined by similarly styled circular links centered by a circular polished disc of steel set into a gold collet surmounted by a openwork black steel rosette. The earrings are composed of a circular rosette links suspending a leaf form element from which is suspended a circular openwork element centered by a circular polished disc of steel set into a gold collet surmounted by a openwork black steel rosette. The bracelets are composed of elongated hexagonal shaped gothic style openwork links centered by a circular polished disc of steel set into a gold collet surmounted by a openwork black steel rosette.
Stamped on Necklace and bracelets: Geiss A Berlin
Provenance: From a private East Coast collector
This interesting collection of 18th Century watch cogs and cover plates was a recent purchase which is going to be restored and then reconfigured back into a suite of earrings, necklace and a bracelet.
This lorgnette is of elongated serpentine design with embossed scrolling designed handle and pierced scrolling cover plate with retractable spectacles.
Dimensions: 7 inches
These cufflinks are of oval form inset with steel plaques inlaid with gold and silver in a bamboo motif. Sterling silver frame with toggle back links.
Dimensions: 25 x 18 mm
Stamped: Amita Sterling
Available for purchase
Chased and engraved steel hat badge depicting a soldier in armor surrounded by a rolled border of chased and engraved scrolls with plentiful vegetation. Verso: a brass plaque with pin stem that has been applied to the badge through the use of a cotter pin in order to maintain the integrity of the original badge.
Ca. 17th Century
Dimensions: 48 mm
Provenance: Purchased from a private East Coast collector
This ring is bezel set with a round old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.30 ct. surrounded by the chased, pierced and engraved image of a wolf’s head amidst a field of scrolling whiplash vines.
Dimensions: 12.6 mm wide
Size: 7 1/2
French Assay Marks and Hallmarks