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Victorian 14kt Essex Crystal Nautical Flag Lettering Pendant

Reverse carved crystal, was a technique created by cutting pieces of rock quartz crystal into a convex form and then polishing it into a cabochon shape. An image is carved into the flat side of the crystal and then hand painted. From the front, the image appears to be almost three dimensional. Many different images were used in reverse carved crystal jewelry and artwork, but animals were some of the most common motifs. This, reverse carved crystal, pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era is, a wonderful example of this beautiful craft! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, the large Essex crystal cabochon rests on a shimmery mother of pearl background, and is bezel set within a lovely bezel frame, encircled by twisted rope border. The image inside is incredibly artistic, depicting 2, 6 colorful sailor's flags beside their corresponding letters. In the code used for maritime flag signaling, each flag symbolizes a different letter of the alphabet, and the arrangement of flags can be used to spell out messages. The pendant hangs from a large fluted bail at the top and stamped on the back "14K" next to an "S" indicating the maker's mark. A fantastic collector's piece, it would be perfect paired with a lovely chain for the nautical or Essex crystal lover!, Measurements:, The piece measures 1 1/4" in diameter, hangs 1 5/8" long, including the bail, and is 1/4" thick. Condition:, The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, bail, or to the reverse carved crystal and hand painted imageRead more

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1 000 GBP

Victorian Petite 14kt Dog Fob & Carnelian "Forget Me Not" Intaglio Seal

A fob is an adornment or a seal that hangs from the ribbon or chain of a pocket watch. Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce and image in relief with the purpose of pressing into sealing wax, often used in signet rings and fobs. fob, intaglio, A lovely figural fob from the Victorian era (ca1880) with a charming hunting hound dog motif!, A lovely figural fob from the Victorian era (ca1880) with a charming hunting hound dog motif! Crafted in 14kt gold, the fob is very petite in size, and has a wonderful 3-dimensional design. The dog sits on its hind legs, its floppy ears hanging at either side of its head, and its tail pointed at the back. It rests above a domed platform, which is decorated with a textured respousse motif. At the base of the fob is a carnelian seal, which has a rich, deep burnt sienna color. Carved into the surface of the seal are the sentimental words "FORGET ME NOT," surrounding a delicate forget-me-not flower. A gold ring is attached to the dog's back, perfect for hanging the piece from a chain or charm bracelet. Figural fobs are very collectible, and this one is particularly wonderful due to its miniature size. It would make a perfect piece for any dog lover or antique fob collector! Measurements: The fob hangs 3/4" long, including the ring bail at the top. The fob itself stands 5/8" tall, and measures about 1/2" across at the base of the seal. Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the carnelian seal, which is intact and free of noticeable chips or scratches. The ring bail for hanging is securely attached. Measurements:, Condition:Read more

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540 GBP

Victorian Extra Large 14kt Pointer Dog Fob with Carnelian Intaglio Seal

A fob is an adornment or a seal that hangs from the ribbon or chain of a pocket watch. Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. The base of the fob would often have been used to seal the wax of a letter or note. The opposite of a cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce and image in relief with the purpose of pressing into sealing wax, often used in signet rings. fob, intaglio, A fantastic figural fob from the Victorian era (ca1880) with a charming hunting dog motif!, A fantastic figural fob from the Victorian era (ca1880) with a charming hunting dog motif! Made of vibrant 14kt yellow gold, the fob is particularly large in scale, and has a wonderful 3-dimensional design. The dog appears to be trotting in motion, with an outstretched snout and a long, pointed tail. The lovely craftsmanship includes delicate facial features, floppy ears, and textured detail to represent fur. Additionally, each eye is represented by a small garnet stone. The hunting dog is featured prominently atop a yellow gold platform and at the base of the fob is a large, smoothly polished carnelian seal. Carved into the surface of the seal is a set of initials which are framed in a wheat-like border. The fob hangs from a large gold ring which is attached to the dog's back, perfect for hanging from a chain or charm bracelet. Figural fobs are very collectible, and this one is particularly wonderful due to its exceptionally large size. The bail is stamped "14". It would make a perfect piece for any dog lover or antique fob collector! Measurements: The fob hangs a little less than 2" long, including the bail at the top. The fob stands 1 1/4" tall, measures 1 7/8" wide, and 1" deep. Condition: The overall condition of the fob is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting or to the carnelian seal, which is intact and free of chips or scratches. The bail for hanging is securely attached. Measurements:, Condition:Read more

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3 900 GBP

H. BUSSMER Vintage 18kt Reverse Carved Rock Crystal Shih Tzu Dog Pendant

Reverse carved crystal, was a technique created by cutting pieces of rock quartz crystal into a convex form and then polishing it into a cabochon shape. An image is carved into the flat side of the crystal and then hand painted. From the front, the image appears to be almost three dimensional. Many different images were used in reverse carved crystal jewelry and artwork, but animals were some of the most common motifs. This Vintage, reverse carved crystal, pendant was created by H. Bussmer and is a wonderful example of the timeless craft! From the 1990s era, the carved rock quartz crystal cabochon, which is particularly large in size, rests within a smooth 18kt gold closed-back bezel setting. The carefully hand-painted image is very detailed, portraying what appears to be a sweet Shih Tzu dog with multi-colored black, grey, reddish brown and beige hair, pursed black lips, and dark golden eyes. The charming dog has its long bangs pulled up in a traditional Shih Tzu style and a nose that has the appearance that it is wet. The image is so fine and detailed, that it almost looks like you could run your hands over the textured fur. The pendant hangs from a fluted gold bail which adorns three sparkling diamonds, completing the stunning design perfectly. The back of the bail is stamped "750." A very unique and artistic piece, it is perfect for any Shih Tzu dog lover or Essex crystal collector!, Measurements:, The pendant hangs approximately 1 1/2" long (including the bail), has a 1 1/8" diameter, and measures 3/8" thick. Condition:, The overall condition of the charm is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the reverse carved rock crystal and painted image. The bail and diamonds are intact and secureRead more

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1 400 GBP

Victorian Sterling Mixed Metals Flower Locket + Book Chain Necklace

A beautiful mixed metals necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This striking piece is comprised of a lovely mixed metals locket which hangs from a complimentary book chain. The chain and locket are both crafted in sterling silver with colorful applied gold mixed metals accents and carry a feminine floral motif. The oval-shaped locket, which is particularly large in size, displays a blooming rose gold flower at the center, finished with large green gold leaves lining its stem. Engraved details provide texture to the design, and a scalloped rose gold border surrounds the central image. Finishing the stunning design is a delicate beadwork pattern which lines the outer edge. When opened, the interior of the locket reveals two open spaces, perfect for storing special photographs inside. The piece hangs from a fluted sterling bail at the top and attaches to a large spring ring clasp at the center of the complimentary book chain. Forming the chain is a row of decorative sterling silver links, which are oval in shape and display a subtle textured surface. Each link has an alternating design with yellow and rose gold flowers at the center, framed by hand etched stems and leaves at the sides. The floral links attach to each other at sterling loop connectors and the chain fastens at the large spring clasp. A lovely example of Victorian artistry, this exceptional locket and book chain duo would make a special keepsake addition to any collection!, Measurements:, Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 2 1/4" long, including the bail. The oval locket itself measures 1 3/4" tall, 1 3/8" wide, and 1/4" thick. The book chain measures 17.5" in total length and is 5/8" wide and 1/8" thick. Condition:, Condition: The overall condition of the locket and chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or gold mixed metals details. The large spring clasp is secure and in good working order and the locket opens easily and snaps securely shut. Inside the locket are several hand etched marks, which are not noticeable when the piece is worn, or if photos are kept inside. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is a normal characteristic of antique jewelry. However, it can be polished if a brighter look is desiredRead more

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1 200 GBP

Victorian 9kt Star Motif Link Muff Chain 43"

A lovely handmade muff chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 9kt yellow gold, this slip on style necklace features a wonderful and ornate star motif throughout. The chain is comprised of hollow bead segments which alternate with a trio of ornate open wirework links. Each hollow bead features lovely cut out stars that line the center, connecting together at each end to form, a flexible design. Alternating between the beaded segments are three elongated links which display a larger cutout star motif and flowing open wirework, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship from all angles. This slip-on style chain necklace can be worn long or easily doubled and is perfect for layering, providing the wearer with plenty of options!, A lovely handmade muff chain from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 9kt yellow gold, this slip on style necklace features a wonderful and ornate star motif throughout. The chain is comprised of hollow bead segments which alternate with a trio of ornate open wirework links. Each hollow bead features lovely cut out stars that line the center, connecting together at each end to form a flexible design. Alternating between the beaded segments are three elongated links which display a larger cutout star motif and flowing open wirework, showcasing the incredible craftsmanship from all angles. This slip-on style chain necklace can be worn long or easily doubled and is perfect for layering, providing the wearer with plenty of options! A perfect everyday piece, it would make a wonderful addition to any collection!, Measurements:, The chain necklace measures 43" in total length. The larger wirework link segments measure approximately 1/8" thick, and each bead measures about 4mm. Condition:, The overall condition of the chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and all of the links are secureRead more

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690 GBP

Art Deco Sterling Black & Yellow Rose Matte Enameled Locket

A lovely enameled locket from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! Crafted in sterling silver, the surface of this wonderful piece adorns a feminine hand painted floral motif with a rich, matte enameled overlay. A large yellow rose is the focal point of the design, gracing the center of the round locket face. The floral image has a very realistic appearance and carries intricate details throughout with soft, opening petals that have pink accents and vibrant green leaves peeking from behind. The veins can be seen in the individual leaves and very fine thorns crawl along the branches. The rose and leaf design rests atop a very rich, matte black background which really gives the design a bold yet feminine look. The locket opens to reveal two round spaces inside to store special photographs behind removable frames. At the top of the locket is a simple sterling bail, perfect for hanging the piece from a silver or enameled chain. Stamped along the bail are the maker's initials (possibly "KM")" and "935S." The back of the sterling locket is left simple and smooth, while the inside retains the original gilt finish. A lovely keepsake piece, it would make a wonderful addition to any antique collection!, Measurements:, Measurements: The locket hangs 1 5/8" long (including the bail), has a 1 1/4" diameter, and is a little less than 1/4" thick. Condition:, Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting and the enameled surface is excellent condition. The locket opens easily and stays securely closed and the bail and both removable photo frames inside are intactRead more

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460 GBP

Retro Sterling & Bright Blue Guilloché Enamel Watch Fob

Guilloché, Guilloché (in English usually "Guilloche") is an engraving technique in in which a very precise, intricate pattern is mechanically etched into an underlying material with very fine detail. Most commonly, the Guilloche surface was then enameled and the repetitive, intricate design would show through the colorful enamel. A fabulous Guilloché enamel watch fob from the Retro (ca1940) era! This beautiful piece is made of sterling silver and consists of a bell-shaped watch fob that hangs from a decorative silver leaf bail. The watch fob is enameled in a gorgeous bright blue color with delicate gold accents and dots that decorate the surface. Below the enamel is an intricate textured engraving that creates a wavy and eye-catching pattern. Hugging the widest part of the bell shape are two sterling stripes, with a winder sitting in between them on the side (though the watch no longer appears to keep time). The face of the watch is white with gold numbers, and reads "BUCHERER 17 JEWELS" and "SWISS MADE". A wonderful example of fine Guilloché craftsmanship, this wonderful watch fob would look fashionable hung on a long chain and worn everyday!, Measurements:, Measurements: The fob hangs 1 1/8" long (including the bail) and has a 3/4" diameter at the base. The round watch face has a diameter of slightly more than 1/2". Condition: The overall condition of the watch fob is excellent. Besides minimal normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver setting or Guilloché enamel work. The bail is secure and the winder is intact, though the watch no longer appears to keep time. Condition:Read more

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580 GBP

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN Victorian 18kt Gold Pocket Watch

In 1755 in the city of Geneva, Jean-Marc Vacheron opened a watch-making workshop. This exceptional craftsman founded a business that has become, two and a half centuries later, one of the most renowned watch companies in the world. In 1810, Jean-Marc's grandson, Jaques-Barthelemy, became the head of the family business and initiated their first exports to France and Italy. In 1819, Jaques-Barthelemy created "Vacheron et Constantin" with Francois Constantin. Through the years, the company proceeded to revolutionize watch-making techniques was regularly recognized for outstanding achievements. Considered the oldest watchmakers in the world, Vacheron & Constantin continues to produce exceptional and complicated time pieces that are sought after by collectors worldwide. This fantastic Late Victorian watch is a wonderful example of the amazing craftsmanship of the Vacheron & Constantin watchmakers! Made of 18kt yellow gold, the watch has a white porcelain face with enameled details. The numbers are a wonderful royal blue color, and the minute marks are enameled in gold. The watch winds at the top, and the exceptional detail is even portrayed with the beautiful and ornate hands. The glass face flips open, along with two lids on the back of the watch. The first encasement reveals several hallmarks on the inside, including: "18K" "195872", and the signature Maltese cross. Engraved at the bottom is "Georges Quillet Roubaix" in fancy script, and the maker's hallmark "VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENEVE". The second encasement reveals the working watch movement, along with additional hallmarks: "AVANCE RETARD","322600" and "VACHERON & CONSTANTIN" with the Maltese cross in the center. The watch is fully functional, but must be wound on a regular basis. It's a magnificent timepiece, and a must for the antique pocket watch collector!, Vacheron et Constantin, Vacheron & Constantin, Vacheron & Constantin, Georges Quillet Roubaix, The watch is fully functional, but must be wound on a regular basis. It's a magnificent timepiece, and a must for the antique pocket watch collector!, Measurement:, Measurement: The pocket watch measures a little less than 1 3/4" tall, and has a diameter of 1 1/4", and is 1/2" thick. Condition:, Condition: The overall condition of the watch is excellent. Besides normal surface wear to the gold and a small, minor dent on the back, there is no serious damage to the watch. Watches of this era should be cleaned and oiled periodically, and at this time, the watch is in fine working order and keeping good time. **Paired with Item #29437 Victorian 14kt Long Yellow Gold Link Chain 56", Paired with Item #29437 Victorian 14kt Long Yellow Gold Link Chain 56"Read more

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2 300 GBP

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