An Antique 15 karat gold and silver topped diamond dog brooch. The body of this "Borzoi" has 230 pavé rose and Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats. The markings are intricately carved shades of amber.
|Dimensions: 1¾ inches in height x 2 inches wide|
|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. 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 inches in height x 2 1/16 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16759|
|Price: Price on Request. 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 carats, 4 bezel set old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carats, and 3 hanging freshwater pearls. The brooches depict 3 swallows in flight. The brooches are finely engraved on the underside in a feather motif. Platinum diamond set chain connects the three swallows is removable. 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 inches in length x 1 7/8 inches in width (2) and 1 3/4 inches in length x 2 1/4 inches in width; Complete length with chain: 8 inches.|
|Item #: BO-17193|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Victorian silver-topped 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 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" x 1 1/4"|
|Item #: BO-6926|
|Price: $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Portuguese Georgian-Style 18 kt gold and oxidized silver brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 250 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.50 carats, and 23 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .50 carats. The blossoms of the brooch are en tramblant, in the Georgian style of floral brooches.
|Signed: Portugese Control Marks|
|Dimensions: 2 inches in height x 5 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16837|
|Price: $12,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Late Georgian silver top/gold brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 140 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.00 carats. The dimensional brooch is in a curved leaf design. "...Brooches, which could be larger and asymmetrical, assumed a greater variety of figural designs, such as feathers, leaves, daisies..." Ginny Dawes in Georgian Jewellery, pg. 82.
|Dimensions: 3 3/4 in length x 7/8 inch in width|
|Item #: BO-16681|
|Price: $38,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique silver top 15 karat gold brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 45 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.45 carats. With detachable brooch fitting. Stars were the most popular jewelry motif during the Grand Victorian Era of the 1860's to the 1880's. They were carved into the tops of amethysts and carbuncles, centered on brooches, bracelets and lockets, and pavèd with pearls, turquoise, opals and diamonds. Early stars were relatively flat, later in the 19th century a more dimensional form of the motif would emerge, as this jewel shows.
|Dimensions: 1'' diameter|
|Item #: BO-17941|
|Price: $5,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|