Nature jewelry

Nature jewelry is themed around nature, flowers, plants. They can be figurative or abstract: we find branches of lily of the valley, lilac, roses, pansy flowers (much used in the romantic jewelry of the 19ᵉ century) but also tree branches, pendants with vine or ivy.

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  • GIP horn necklaceCollier monnaie du pape en corne signé GIP New
    1500,00

    George Pierre Art Nouveau necklace in horn. Long Art Nouveau necklace in carved blond horn, embellished with black and ochre inks, in the shape of annual honesty plant. The pendant holds a blond horn tassel also colored black and ochre. The necklace is made of black silk ribbon decorated with two black glass beads. Art Nouveau necklace by Georges Pierre dit “GIP”, circa 1910, France.

    Signed on the reverse GIP for Georges Pierre

    Length: 72 cm
    Design dimensions: 16 x 59 mm

    Condition: paint missing, scratches from use

    Weight : 14.75 gr

    More details : Slices of horn were dipped in hydrogen peroxide to make them translucent, then bathed in chemicals to give a shimmering sheen to the wings or a rosy sheen to the petals. The pendants, sculpted and dyed with inks, were mounted on silk ribbons, cords or chains with pastel glass beads repeating the delicate hues. Elisabeth Bonté and Georges Pierre G.I.P., initially rivals, pooled their resources and talents before producing horn jewelry until 1936, when Bakelite became the preferred material for costume jewelry.

  • Pendentif effeuiller la marguerite en émail plique a jourLove un peu beaucoup medal pendant New
    1300,00

    Art Nouveau “un peu, beaucoup” love medal in 18 karat gold. Love medal from the Art Nouveau period, decorated with two daisies on a blue plique-à-jour enamel background and bearing the words “little” and “lot” in French. This refers to the game of “thinning out the daisy”, meant to reflect the love of the beloved.

    Enameled Art Nouveau medal, circa 1900, France.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Height (with clasp): 25 mm
    Width: 18 mm

    Condition: slight scratches and cracks in the enamel

    Weight : 3.31 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • Misteltoe photo locket pendant in goldMisteltoe gold pendant locket New
    780,00

    Art Nouveau mistletoe pendant in 18 karat gold. Circular medallion decorated with mistletoe branches, the reverse with curved glass. The top part, below the clasp, unscrews to open the pendant. A photo or a lock of hair can be slipped inside. Antique pendant, circa 1900, France.

    Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Height (with bezel): 34 mm
    Width: 24.5 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 3.24 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • platinum round belle epoque pendant
    1700,00

    Belle Époque pendant in platinum and 18 karat gold. Circular pendant decorated with a central fleur-de-lys, surrounded by laurel leaves and a stylized bow, adorned with two fine pearls. The whole is set in platinum with a pearl texture. The entire pendant is set with 17 small rose-cut diamonds. The decorations are entirely openwork and the back is closed by a frosted rock crystal plate. Belle Epoque pendant, circa 1900, France.

    Eagle head hallmark, R.V. goldsmith’s hallmark, numbering

    Height (with bezel): 33 mm
    Diameter: 26 mm

    Condition: light wears

    Weight : 5.03 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • Silver amethyst and quartz hair pinArt nouveau Hair double pin in silver
    560,00

    Art Nouveau double hair pin in silver. Art Nouveau pin composed of a rose quartz and a violet quartz (amethyst) in drop form, placed on either side of a silver stem. Both crystals are encircled by silver flowers. This important pin was most likely used to adorn a hairstyle, such as a chignon. Antique double pin, Art Nouveau period, circa 1900, France.

    Boar hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Length: 12 cm
    Quartz dimensions: 3 x 1.5 cm

    Note: one end screws onto the stem
    Condition: crack on one quartz

    Weight : 24.03 gr

  • French antique bridal ringDiamond turquoise french ring
    750,00

    French Georgian ring in 18 karat yellow and rose gold. The ring is adorned with a turquoise blue glass cabochon, flanked by two rose-cut diamonds. The band features rich decoration, including a pine cone, a swirl motif, and a cross pattern. French antique ring, Georgian period, circa 1820/1830.

    Hallmarked with a ram’s head (active between 1819-1838, french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Ring size: 55 EU or 7.25 US (resizing possible)

    Ring head width: 7.33 mm

    Condition: fine wear scratches

    Weight: 2.56 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • pendentif médaillon en or
    540,00

    Laurel crown photo locket pendant in 18 karat yellow gold. Sentimental pendant that opens to hold a souvenir under a curved glass. The gold circle is decorated with a laurel crown. Antique French pendant, 1900.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and goldsmith’s hallmark.

    Height with bezel: 35 mm
    Diameter: 25 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight: 4.67 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*

  • peigne de mariage ancien Digne les bainsPeigne ancien étoile en argent
    500,00

    Antique French Saint Vincent star comb. Antique bun comb with four blond horn teeth, topped by a silver frame with three pentacrine stars (star-shaped fossils) also known as St. Vincent stars. The upper part of the comb is mobile and pivots.  Early 20th century antique comb, Digne-Les-Bains, South of France.

    Height: 8 cm

    Width: 5.2 cm

    Condition : Small missing tooth

    Weight : 10.40 gr

    More details : First introduced in the first half of the 20th century, Saint-Vincent jewelry quickly became a hit in and around Digne-Les-Bains. This success, which lasted for a century, can be explained by its good-luck properties, enveloping the wearer in magical circles. They are formed from pentacrines, which are five-pointed star-shaped fossil segments from the “stems” of crinoids, commonly known as sea lilies.

  • broche ancienne jugendstil allemande
    490,00

    Jugendstil silver brooch. Brooch in silver set with light green glass cabochons. Art Nouveau brooch, Jugendstil period, circa 1900, School of Pforzheim, Germany.

    Registered hallmark and weevil hallmark.

    Dimensions: 30 x 25 mm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 7.34 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

    Learn more: The city of Pforzheim specializes in the creation of Jugendstil jewelry (Art Nouveau movement in Germany), drawing inspiration from French jewelry, most often crafted in silver and set with cabochon semi-precious stones. These jewels were more accessible than the precious material jewelry of the French Art Nouveau period. Theodor Fahrner, Georg Kleemann, and the firm Carl Hermann & Speck are the most significant creators of this movement in Germany.

  • broche céleste ancienne en or et diamantsHalley's comet moon brooch
    1250,00

    Diamond crescent moon and star brooch in 18 karat gold and silver. Celestial brooch featuring a crescent moon and a star, the whole set with 30 flat-cut foiled diamonds. The diamonds have yellow hues, some darker than others. Antique moon brooch, circa 1870.

    Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Diameter : 33 mm

    Estimated diamond weight: 0.70 carat

    Condition: slight wear scratches

    Weight : 9 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

    More information : Moon-shaped jewelry was very fashionable in the second half of the 19th century. This corresponds to the rediscovery of Greco-Roman civilization and the “lunar triad” composed of Selene, Hecate and Artemis, symbolizing respectively the full moon, the new moon (or black moon) and the crescent moon. Jewelry adorned with one or more moons is highly symbolic, oriented towards the feminine, and is sometimes complemented by a lucky star, meant to show the way.

  • Collier art nouveau diamants perle fineArt Nouveau gold diamond flower necklace
    2800,00

    French Art Nouveau iris water lilies necklace in 18 karat yellow gold. Lovely Art Nouveau necklace featuring a pendant enclosing a miniature in a frame decorated with irises and water lilies. The miniature depicts a ghostly woman near a satyr-headed fountain. The blue and green colors are partially washed out and faded, giving the whole a mossy agate appearance. The pendant is held by two chains joined by an iris decorated with a rose-cut diamond and a fine pearl. Green varnish highlights decorate the pendant. The lower part is set with rose-cut diamonds and a tassel with diamonds and natural pearls. Art Nouveau pendant, circa 1900, France.

    Eagle head and rhinoceros hallmarks (French State hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Total length of necklace: 39.5 cm
    Pendant dimensions: 8 x 3.2 cm

    Condition: partially faded miniature, clasp changed, later green varnish (can be removed with nail polish remover)

    Weight : 16.60 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • bague fiançailles poitou fleurantique gold flower ring
    480,00

    French Victorian pansy ring in 18 karat gold. Antique ring decorated with a pansy in an oval cartouche. Usually, these rings were decorated with multicolored enamels, but these have disappeared. Regional ring, Poitou region, circa 1860, France.

    Partially erased horsehead hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)

    Design size: 10 x 9 mm

    Finger circumference: 54.5 UE or 7 US (possible sizing)

    Condition: slight wear scratches, enamel decoration missing.

    Weight : 1.09 gr