Category: Rare Finds


Ruby, Diamond, Demantoid Garnet and Silver Topped Gold Brooch

19th December

 

This exquisite, and large brooch contains over 40.00 carats of unheated Burma rubies, highlighted by rose-cut diamonds with demantoid garnets set into the eyes of the butterfly. The brooch is ” en-tremblant”  which means it has been mounted on an armature that allows the piece to move or “tremble ” when worn.

Ca. 1950
Dimensions: 4 x 2 1/2 inches
Provenance: From a California Collector
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Ancient Roman Bulls Eye Agate and Gold Ring

4th July

  
3rd-4th Century B.C.
Centered by  circular cabochon cut bulls eye agate set into the hollow high karat yellow gold tapered ring mounting filled with pitch.Ca. 1940
Ring size: 6 3/4

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White Jade Lotus Root Pendant

13th November

The shaped pendant is carved from a single piece of white jade in the form of a cross section of a lotus root surmounted by a stylized branch of cherry blossoms.  Suspended from a red cord.

Ca. Early 20th Century
Dimension: 1 1/2 x 2 inches
Provenance: From a private collector of jade
Private Collection



Berlin Iron Ornamental Pocket Watch Holder

11th November

The watch holder is of chinoiserie design in the form of a miniature tall case clock on a shaped rectangular base with opposing stylized elephant heads supporting a seated Asian gentleman rising to the splayed support holding the hexagonal shaped scrolled and foliate decorated watch case holder with opposing watch key hooks.

Ca. 1800
Height: 8 3/4 inches
Stamped: Berlin
Provenance: Purchased from an East Coast collector
Private collection



Japanese Mixed Metal Belt Buckle

11th November

A belt buckle of rectangular cushioned shaped made of blackened steel inlaid with silver and gold depicting falling flower blossoms being carried away by the prevailing rains.

Ca. 1920
Dimensions: 52 x 34 mm
Provenance: Purchased from a collector of Japanese wares

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South Sea Pearl and Opal Necklace

10th November

The necklace is composed of forty-four round cultured South Sea pearls graduated in size from 15.4 -9.8 mm, fifteen of the pearls inlaid with gold and wedges of opal in the patented process called “Magic Pearls” by German designer Gabriele Weinmann.
The necklace has two pairs of invisible clasps that allow the configuration of the necklace to be changed or added to later added.

Ca. 2004
Length: 19 inches
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French Enamel and Eighteen Karat Yellow Gold Stickpin

10th November

This beautiful three-dimensional rendition of an Arabian rider on a galloping horse fending off the advancing forces with a pistol is enameled en-ronde-bosse in white and aqua enamel with green and orange highlights. The horse has chased mane and tail. French assay marks and hallmarks-unidentifiable, in fitted case.

Ca. 1865
Dimension: 34 mm tail to nose
Condition: Minor loss to enamel
Provenance: Private Collection



Georgian Memorial Ring

9th November

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.

Ca.1810
Dimensions: 18 x 26 mm
Ring Size: 8 1/2
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector

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Berlin Iron Linked Bracelet

9th November

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.

Ca. 1810
Stamped: Geiss A Berlin
Length: 7 inches
Provenance: Purchased from an East Coast collector

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Steel Crest Ring

9th November

The circular top plate engraved with an elaborate crest completed by a tapered, beveled edged ring shank with stamped quatrefoil design.
Ca. 1830
Dimensions: 24 mm
Ring size: 10 1/2
Provenance: From the collection of an East Coast collector.
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