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|
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|
A Portuguese Georgian style 18 karat 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 carat. The blossoms of the brooch are en tremblant, in the Georgian style of floral brooches.
|Signed: Portuguese Assay Marks|
|Dimensions: 2" height x 5" 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 designed as a curved feather. "...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" length x 7/8" width|
|Item #: BO-16681|
|Price: $38,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French Napolean III 18 karat gold and oxidized silver brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 163 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.40 carats. Designed with double festoon and floral motifs.
|Signed: French export marks|
|Dimensions: 4" length x 1-7/8" width|
|Item #: BO-16823|
|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|