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Antique Moonstone and Diamond Dress Set

An Edwardian 18 karat gold and platinum dress set with moonstones and diamonds. The set has 7 cabochon moonstones with an approximate total weight of 4.10 carats., and 86 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .45 carat. The classically designed cluster cuff links are double sided with clasped chain connections. The 3 cluster dress studs have gold folding wing backs. Similar pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, 1991, page 50 (similar).

Signed: “2169”
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: Cuff Links: 3/8" diameter; Dress Studs: 1/4" diameter
Item #:  CS-16563
Price:   $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Antique Moonstone and Diamond Dress Set

Antique Chinese Gold and Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite

An Antique Chinese 18 karat gold earring/ brooch suite with coral. The earrings have 2 coral beads measuring 7.03-7.02 mm. and are composed of two graduated filigree and woven balls from which the articulated coral and gold fringe hangs. The matching brooch is composed of 7 filigree and woven balls. Original fitted box signed "Chienam". Provenance Documented: "This set of Chinese filigree gold earrings and brooch. Was purchased by Mr. Battles in Hong Kong China and sent to my Aunt Abby Ellen by a sea captain; coming to San Francisco Cal. then sent to Bangor. My husband purchased it from her and gave it to me about the year 1870. I wish it to remain in our family as an heirloom. Feb 9th, 1906. Ellen G. Jennings This is the same box in which it came."

Circa: 1870
Dimensions: 2-1/2'' length x 5/8'' width; brooch: 1 x 1-1/8"
Item #:  STE-17430
Price:   $13,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Antique Chinese Gold and Coral Earrings and Brooch Suite

Spanish Art Nouveau Armchairs by Joan Busquets

A pair of Spanish Art Nouveau armchairs with giltwood frames by Joan Busquets. Made for Antonio Gaudi's Palacio Güell, Barcelona, Joan Busquets crafted much of Gaudi's furniture. A member of a family that was long involved in the design and manufacture of furniture in Spain, Joan Busquests was a proponent of Art Nouveau and modernism at the turn of the 20th century Spain. Most often associated with the architect and designer Antonio Gaudi and the movement specific to the Catalan region of Barcelona, Busquets's designs encompass a broader range of European Art Nouveau, particularly those of France and Belgium. His furniture is often reduced in scale, embodies the rococo in an inventive way and uses gilding to enhance and lighten design, as well as to serve as a reflective element. This chair model looks identical to a suite of furniture designed in collaboration with Antonio Gaudi for the Güell Palace, Barcelona that is pictured in situ in a photograph from the palace. These chairs appear to be identical to those pictured. Circa 1903 From 1840 on, Joan Busquets produced furniture for numerous distinguished clients in Barcelona, and also supplied the aristocracy in Madrid, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the republics of Central and South America. The leitmotiv of Busquets's firm was the golden sunflower with sinuous stem (to which must be added other motifs based on flora and fauna, such as lilies, orchids and snails), evident in his furniture designs. Provenance: Pedro Uhart, Paris Allan Stone Gallery, New York (acquired from the above ca. 1986) Exhibited: New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Furniture by Gaudi and Busquets, September 9 - November 26, 1996. New York, Allan Stone Gallery, Nouveau to Modern: Transitions in Art and Design, January 16-March 2, 2013. Dimensions: 29'' high x 25-1/2'' wide x 26'' deep.

Artist: Joan Busquets
Circa: 1903
Dimensions: 29'' high x 25-1/2'' wide x 26'' deep
Item #:  F-18026
Price:   $49,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400
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Spanish Art Nouveau Armchairs by Joan Busquets

English Victorian silver-plated suite by Elkington & Co.

A suite of three English Victorian silver-plated objects by Elkington & Co. The suite comprises a pair of four-light candelabra and an epergne. Each candelabra is decorated with three sphinxes that sit atop a splayed paw footed platform. The stem and arms are adorned with a classic foliage decoration. The epergne is ornately decorated and accented with enamel work surrounding the "Three Graces"; daughters of Zeus who were said to represent youth, beauty, mirth and elegance. The graces presided over banquets and gatherings, to delight the guests of the gods. Elkington & Co. was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother Henry Elkington in the 1830's. The company over the years was very successful and known to be a prime producer of silver-plated objects. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments including an appointment from the emperor of Austria.

Artist: Elkington & Co.
Circa: 1870's
Dimensions: Epergne 18'' high x 14'' diameter Candelabra 23'' high x 15'' diameter
Item #:  SI-18226
Price:   $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
English Victorian silver-plated suite by Elkington & Co.

Antique Austro-Hungarian Etruscan Revival Necklace

An Austro-Hungarian Etruscan Revival 18 karat gold necklace. The necklace is composed of 20 wire and bead-work embellished amphora. Circa 1880's. In Italy, goldsmiths had been reviving the Etruscan Archeological-style jewelry unearthed at Pompeii and the Greek jewelry found in the Museo Bourbonico since the early years of the 19th century. Along with the Italian Etruscan Revival jewelry, archeological revival jewelry was also made in Vienna in the in style presented in the discovered hords unearthed in the Crimea, such as this suite. Archeological jewelry is extensively discussed in Antique and 20th Century Jewellery by Vivienne Becker and Victorian Jewelry Design by Charlotte Gere.

Signed: Austro-Hungarian Control Marks
Circa: 1880's
Dimensions: 17" long
Item #:  N-16733
Price:   $25,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400
Antique Austro-Hungarian Etruscan Revival Necklace
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