An Antique 15 karat gold and silver top diamond brooch. The body of the Borzoi has 230 pavé rose and Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats. The markings are created of intricately carved shades of amber.
|Dimensions: 1-3/4" length x 2" width|
|Item #: BO-16250|
|Price: $35,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique 15 karat gold and oxidized silver Maltese cross brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 130 old European-cut and old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 18.00 carats including the center old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.25 carats. Fold down bale. Antique box.The Maltese cross, in Italy also known as the Amalfi cross, is the cross symbol associated with the Knights Hospitaller (the Knights of Malta) and by extension with the island of Malta. The cross is eight-pointed and has the form of four "V"-shaped elements, each joining the others at its vertex, leaving the other two tips spread outward symmetrically. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade.The 15th Century Crusaders adopted the Cross of Malta as their insignia because its eight points represented the eight Beatitudes prescribed in the Sermon on the Mount. Those, in effect, declare (1) blessed are the poor in spirit, (2) the meek, (3) the pure, (4) the merciful, and (5) the peacemakers, (6) blessed are they that mourn, and (7) seek righteousness, and (8) blessed are they who are persecuted forrighteousness sake. The Cross of Malta had a religious origin but the Knights of St. John also made it their battle standard for the liberation of all men, women and children who suffered oppression. The ideals for which the original Crusaders fought parallel the principles of democracy today, freedom and justice.
|Dimensions: 2" height x 2-1/16" width|
|Item #: BO-16759|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
An Antique 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with demantoid garnets, diamonds and ruby. The brooch has 38 demantoid garnets with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, 34 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carat, and a ruby eye. The 3 dimensional cricket brooch is positioned in a perched position.
|Dimensions: 1/2" length x 1-3/8" width|
|Item #: BO-16847|
|Price: $19,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A set of three French Antique 18 kt gold and oxidized silver, platinum and enamel brooches with diamonds and pearls. The brooches have a combined total of 87 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carat, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a realistic feather motif. The later platinum diamond set chain connecting the three swallows is removable. Original fitted box.Swallows were highly symbolic in the 18th and 19th Centuries. They symbolized wanting your loved one to return home safely, faithfully, or to simply return home quickly.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: Brooches: 1-3/4" length x 1-7/8" width (2) and 1-3/4" length x 2-1/4" width: length with platinum chain: 8".|
|Item #: BO-17193|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Victorian silver-top 18 karat gold, diamond, emerald, ruby and pearl brooch, featuring a depiction of the penultimate scene from the fable "Jack and the Beanstalk" in which Jack lures the giant by stealing the mermaid's harp. A baroque pearl forms the tail of a sculpted 18-karat gold mermaid decorating the base of a lyre outlined with old mine-cut diamonds. The strings of the lyre are accented with emeralds, rubies, diamonds and a sapphire weighing approximately 1.75, .30, .30 and .05 carats respectively.
|Dimensions: 2" length x 1-1/4" width|
|Item #: BO-6926|
|Price: $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Austrian Antique 18 karat gold brooch with diamond, sapphires, rubies, emerald, garnet and pearl. The bloomed gold, three dimensional butterfly is set with 1 fancy cut garnet approximately 1.40 carats, 1 Old European cut diamond approximately .03 carat, 4 sapphires approximately .55 carat, 4 rubies approximately .30 carat, 2 emerald approximately .12 carat and one pearl. The brooch is designed in a open wing butterfly motif.
|Signed: Austrian control mark.|
|Dimensions: 1" height x 2" width|
|Item #: BO-16927|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique à jour brooch with diamond, amethysts and pearl by Louis Zorra. The brooch has an old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .65 carat, 21 round bezel set amethysts with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, and a hanging, enamel capped pearl. Similar pictured in Imperishable Beauty Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elyse Zorn Karlin, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, pages 8 and 68."Zorra was possibly born in Italy, working in Paris during the Art Nouveau period)...he moved to Paris from Asti, Italy, and exhibited at the Salon des artistes français, receiving an honorable mention in 1902." Markowitz and Karlin in Imperishable Beauty, pg. 151.
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: “Emily C, Minor” “V.B.K. From C.W.W”|
|Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16930|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Spanish Art Nouveau 18 karat gold pendant/brooch with diamond and pearls by Masriera. The pendant brooch has an old European-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .07 carat, and a freshwater pearl drop of approximately 6 x 5 mm. The pendant depicts a maiden emerging among flowers. Chain later. "The name Masriera is not only a synonym for artistic jewellery, but also much more: Catalan modernist jewelry, a world focussed on the symbolic trends of Art Nouveau. The name Masriera is completely inseparable from the artistic and cultural life in Barcelona in the last decades of the 19th century until the first decades of the 20th century."After being introduced to the work of René Lalique and the 1900 International Paris Exhibition, Masriera's jewels focused on the floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, but the true iconographic revolution came from the magical fusion of the Art Nouveau, the iconic fusion between woman and nature, spawning the popular fairies, nymphs, naiads and insect-women.
|Dimensions: 2 1/4 inches in height x 1 1/2 inches in width; with chain 21 inches in length.|
|Item #: PT-17169|
|Price: $27,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|