An English Victorian 18 karat gold reverse crystal brooch. The finely painted crystal brooch represents ducks in lift-off. The yellow and red gold frame is decorated with dimensional pussy willows intertwined with ribbon.Reverse crystal intaglios are a rock crystal cabochon with an intaglio carved into the flat back and then painted with oils, giving the image a three-dimensional appearance..The technique originated in Belgium c. 1860 and was popularized in England c. 1860's by Thomas Cook.The intaglio is then painted realistically with oils so, that when viewed from the top, the image has a three-dimensional effect. Finally, the back was sealed with mother-of-pearl which preserved the painted areas. The motifs most commonly found were sporting themes - horses, dogs, foxes and birds.
|Dimensions: 1-1/2" length x 2" width|
|Item #: BO-16621|
|Price: $5,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French bas-relief glass pâte-de-verre plaque by Henri Cros, depicting a mythical dragon or sea creature in hues of pink, against a crystal-like ground. This is an experimental plaque by the originator of the revival of the ancient pâte-de-verre process.
|Dimensions: 8'' high x 4'' wide x 1/8'' deep|
|Item #: P-1345|
|Price: $1,950 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique 15 karat gold brooch. The Victorian round Essex Crystal brooch portrays a terrier with red collar and his tongue wagging. An affectionate portrait of a beloved companion.
|Dimensions: 1" in diameter|
|Item #: BO-15505|
|Price: $2,950 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A very comprehensive set of French Mid-20 Century 18 karat gold cuff links with interchangeable hard stone bars (batons) by Cartier Paris. The cuff link's connecting mounts consist of the following: 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts #6864463, 18 karat white gold polished mounts #672759, diamond set 18 karat yellow gold mounts with 44 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.32 carats, #686073, ruby set 18 karat yellow gold mounts with 48 round rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.92 carats #641343, 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts with blue enamel #663206 and 18 karat yellow gold polished mounts with green enamel #686049. The interchangeable batons consist of hematite, 18 karat yellow gold ribbed, 18 karat white gold ribbed, green chrysoprase, coral, amber, malachite, wood, rock crystal, 18 karat yellow polished gold, 18 karat white polished gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise and onyx batons. With Original Cartier signed fitted epi leather boxes and travel boxes."Classic motifs--the button, the baton, the coin appeal to designers of every era because of their proportions, simplicity, and ease of use." Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson in Cuff Links.Discussed and similar pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1991, page 91-92. Circa 1960's.Signed, "Cartier" "016598" French control marks. Dimensions of baton: 3/4" length
|Signed: “Cartier” “750” French control marks; mounts individually numbered|
|Dimensions: 3/4" length|
|Item #: CS-17512|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Art Nouveau silver cloak clasp with opals by Georges Fouquet. The cape clasp is decorated with 14 bezel set crystal opal plaques. The clasp is designed as two intertwined peacocks with extravagant whiplash 'feathers'.Inspired by a noted collaboration with the renowned Art Nouveau innovator Alfonse Mucha, this cloak clasp in all its exquisite detail and voluptuous lines perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the period. Its peacock theme was a favorite motif of Fouquet and Mucha. A similar piece is pictured in Alastair Duncan's, The Paris Salons, 1895-1914: Volume I, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994, page 251.
|Artist: Georges Fouquet|
|Signed: Stamp: G. Fouquet (French assay and maker's marks) 3105.|
|Dimensions: 4-1/4'' length x 3-1/4'' width|
|Item #: BO-18397|
|Price: $15,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique brooch of 14kt gold and rock crystal depicting a tiger's head. The brooch, done in the traditional manner, was carved on the reverse of a cabochon rock crystal, and painted in stunning detail, to the effect of creating the illusion of three-dimensionality.
|Dimensions: 1-3/4'' high x 1-3/4'' diameter|
|Item #: BO-18886|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver pendant with diamonds. The heart pendant has 89 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. The reverse of the pendant is crystal backed to create a locket compartment which would contain a 'token of love'. "The heart-shaped jewel...emblem(s) of sacred and profane love..." Geoffrey C. Munn.Discussed in The Triumph of Love Jewelry 1530-1930, by Geoffrey C. Munn, Thames and London, 1993.
|Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches in length (with bale) x 7/8 inch in width|
|Item #: PT-17045|
|Price: $32,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American Art Deco platinum and 18 karat gold lapel watch with diamonds and emeralds by Raymond Yard. The lapel watch has 272 round-cut, baguette, and half moon diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, 9 cabochon and carved emeralds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats. The watch is designed as a diamond- encrusted basket with carved emerald leaves hanging from a pavè diamond encrusted bar with baguette and round diamond threads. Movement by Patek Philippe. The earliest Yard watches were of these pendant designs. The crystal has been replaced.Pictured in Yard The Life and Magnificent Jewelry of Raymond C. Yard, by Natasha Kuzmanovic, forward by David Rockefeller, Vendome Press, 2007, page 221, Plate 316.
|Artist: Raymond Yard|
|Dimensions: 2-3/4'' length x 1-3/4'' width|
|Item #: BO-18429|
|Price: $45,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|