Dating antique jewelry clasp

01-Aug-2016 14:56 by 3 Comments

Dating antique jewelry clasp

The sphere, approximately 20mm in size, is attached to a chain of ridge-seamed metal beads. It does have a dark patina and tarnish as pictured. The buckle is two separate pieces which when connected measure 2 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. Item# JA-1500 Antique Chatelaine with six appendages - compact, lipstick case, notepad, pencil, coin compartment and needle case. Sky blue and Egyptian blue enamel in near perfect condition makes for a striking contrast against the gold overlay. Circa early 1900's this fine estate art nouveau period piece features baroque pearls set in sterling silver with gold highlights. From end-to-end the piece measures 5.25 inches long. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. ***Fob can be suspended from a chain and re-purposed as a necklace charm. Item# JA-0814-01 Featured in both the necklace and matching brooch are brilliant channel-set rhinestones and beautiful old Czech beads. Ribbon, lace or velvet would have been threaded through the metal bars on the back to form a belt. Screwback closures with the older European mark for silver jewelry - 835. Item# JA-301 Circa Late Victorian molded glass shell necklace. The closure is an older style spring clasp and is marked STERLING.

This is attached to an interesting and very attractive snake-scale chain. The cameo is in high relief and bezel set with a long pin and c-clasp. Only a few of the beads on the 18" multi-strand necklace have hand-knots in between.

4-piece jewelry suite consisting of a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring. Antique ball fob dating between the 1860's and 1880's. Item# JA-500 Antique lava cameo depicting Cupid with its bow at rest and a Mermaid/Sea Nymph luring hapless seafarers with her harp. The cameo is set in a plain bezel with a silver rope frame.

An elegant combination of ONYX stone and carved ABALONE shell on MOTHER-OF-PEARL. All pieces are in very good condition including clasps and fasteners.

The cameo carvings depict Athena, Greek Goddess of wisdom and military victory.

The pattern of raised beads and fine twisted wire work is Etruscan revival, a classical style of jewelry inspired by the archeological digs of the mid 19th century. Lacy gold-gilt antique belt buckle with French blue glass stones in saw tooth bezel settings. Please click on image to your left for an enlarged view. A very few dings here and there appropriate to its age. Frame is possibly sterling, however, unmarked for silver content. A slight snowy appearance more marked in the photographs than in real life. Item# JA-0815-01 Lushly romantic filigree dangle earrings. Item# JA-505 The Art Nouveau movement may have faded at the dawn of the first World War but it left behind incredibly beautiful examples of its unique emotive beauty.

There is a tiny dent to the bezel (left-hand side; can be seen on enlarged main pic) otherwise in excellent condition.

GEORGIAN PERIOD – 1714-1837The Georgian Period of jewelry design covers the reign of four English kings named George: George I, II, III, and IV.

Even though the name of the period is English derived, the English alone were not responsible for influencing jewelry motifs.

French, German, and Italian historical events influenced jewelry designs too.

Georgian Period Notables Jewelry from this period was all handcrafted with incredibly labor-intensive processes.

Gold and metal ingots had to be hand hammered into thin sheets before the artisans could even begin to fabricate jewelry.

The hallmark of Georgian jewelry is the incredibly ornate metal work that can only be achieved with hand fabrication.

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