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 to 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 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, featuring the depiction of 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|
A French Art Nouveau 18 karat gold brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and rock crystal. The brooch has 42 round demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats, 45 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats, and 10 rock crystal beads. Although unsigned, elements of the design of this piece can be found in the work of René Lalique.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: 3" length x 2-3/4" widest|
|Item #: BO-17029|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A pair of English estate 9 karat gold cuff links with carved crystals. The Essex crystal cuff links depict reverse painted fox and jumping horse with rider. Double sided.Essex crystals are clear crystal cut as a cabochon. A carving is made on the flat side, like an intaglio, and painted with a thin base layer of mother of pearl to produce a three-dimensional effect.
|Signed: British Hallmarks|
|Dimensions: Crystals: 5/8" diameter|
|Item #: CS-16714|
|Price: $1,250 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An American platinum and 14 karat ring with diamonds and rock crystal by David Webb. The ring has 47 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.35 carats. The diamonds are set in three platinum bands which overlap the fluted Bombé-shaped rock crystal.Similar pieces from the "Fluted Collection" in "David Webb", by Ruth Peltason, Assouline, 2013, page 121-123 (similar).Ring size 7-1/2; this ring can be sized.
|Artist: David Webb|
|Signed: “Webb 14K Plat”|
|Item #: R-16378|
|Price: $25,000 – 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 pair of Art Deco platinum earrings with jade, diamond, enamel and rock crystal. The earrings have foliate carved jade centers, decorated and surrounded by 126 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.60 carats. The carved centers are framed by diamond set rock crystal. The geometrically carved crystal tops are centered with 2 old European-cut diamonds surrounded by green enamel. The shepherd's hook wires are 14 karat yellow gold.
|Dimensions: 2-1/2'' length x 1-3/16'' width|
|Item #: ER-17474|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|