Art Deco lucky pig pendant in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Circular Art Deco lucky charm pendant, with a pig in profile, enamelled white with pink shades. Rare Art Deco lucky charm pendant, between 1924 and 1934, France.
Marked with an eagle’s head and Victor Legard and Henri Dufau (active between 1924 and 1934). During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the pig was a popular lucky charm in France, England and Ireland, as well as Germany and Austria, where it was – and still is – known as Glücksschwein (‘good luck pig’)
Gold Cartier compact powder case in 18 Karat Gold (750). A small box designed as a powder compact, opening to reveal two compartments: one containing face powder accompanied by an ostrich feather applicator; the other capable of holding a small lipstick. A verre églomisé mirror allows for makeup application. The box is delicately adorned with fine stripes on the lid and base. The ends of the box are enamelled in black. The push-button is made of platinum and embellished with two baguette-cut diamonds, each weighing 0.05 carats. An antique Cartier London powder compact, circa 1930, London.
Hallmarks include the owl, 18, crown, tiger’s head (London), J.C, letter T, and Cartier London mark above the mirror.
Hermes Art Deco Cigarette Case in 935 Silver and Onyx. Rectangular Art Deco cigarette case in 935 fine silver, opening to a compartment that can hold cigarettes. The ends of the box are adorned with two onyx plaques, and the push-button features a geometric faceted onyx. The case has a textured design framed by three thin gadroons running across the object. The cigarette case is signed Hermes Paris on the inside of the case, from the Art Deco period, circa 1930, France.
Hallmark 935, Hermes Paris mark, Hermes maker’s mark (active since 1922).
Dimensions: 9.8 cm x 8 cm x 0.8 cm
Note: In a non-original Hermes box. Condition: Minor usage scratches.
Antique silver enamel portrait box. Circular box entirely enameled and decorated with the portrait of Marie-Adélaïde de Bourbon. This portrait was created after a work by Vigée Lebrun. The base of the box is decorated with a landscape and a column supporting a vase. The reverse side of the lid is adorned with a swallow playing with a butterfly. The box is signed ED.L and monogrammed EJ? beneath the portrait. Antique box with Limoges enamel decoration, circa 1900, France.
Hallmarks: Boar’s head (French state hallmark for silver) and maker’s mark CJ.
Height: 3 cm Diameter: 7.5 cm
Condition: Small chip on one edge (approximately 2mm), usage scratches.
Art deco gold tortoiseshell cigarette case in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Elegant cigarette case made from translucent brown tortoiseshell with gold stripes. The hinge and push-button of the box are made of 18 karat gold. The push-button is set with a synthetic ruby cabochon. The perfect accessory for gentlemen and gentlewomen. Art Deco cigarette case, circa 1930, France.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and silversmith’s hallmark.
Cigarette case by Georg Scheid. Art Nouveau cigarette case in 900 silver, entirely covered with guilloché enamel. The box opens to reveal a compartment for cigarettes; another part opens to a smaller compartment that likely held matches. Both opening parts are adorned with two sapphire cabochons. The inside of the […]
Jugendstil Silver Cigarette Case. Antique 900 Fine Silver Cigarette Case with Flower Decoration, likely irises. The perfect accessory for gentlemen and gentlewomen. Antique cigarette case, circa 1900, Germany.
Turquoise and diamond brooch in 18 karat (750) gold and platinum. Antique brooch set with three turquoise cabochons linked by two platinum scrolls each set with 13 rose-cut diamonds (26 in total). Art Deco brooch, circa 1925, France.
Partially inscribed eagle head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and goldsmith’s hallmark.
Dimensions: 11 x 46 mm
Estimated diamond weight: 0.20 carat
Diameter of the central turquoise: 7 mm
Note: the fastening system works
Condition: scratches from use
Art Nouveau mermaid ring in solid 18-karat yellow gold (750). This Art Nouveau ring featuring a central moonstone cabochon in a closed setting. The ring is adorned with two mermaids, a bearded man and a woman, whose tail ends come together to form the ring; the two characters are joined by a winged child (probably Eros), depicted twice. Their presence simulates a sense of movement, as if they are encircling the ring to convey a message. The subject of this ring could be that of Adam and Eve, but the use of mermaid themes suggests a mythological rather than a religious subject. However, in the early 20th century, dreamlike and chimerical subjects were reappropriating classical themes. Similar jewelry was created by René Lalique, Falize, François Rupert Carabin, etc. This is an antique ring from the late 19th to early 20th century, very nice patina, Art Nouveau period.
Hallmark: owl (added later by customs for gold control).
Ring size: 48 EU or 4.5 US (resizable upon request).
Moonstone cabochon dimensions: 5.5 x 7.8 mm.
Condition: Ring cracked at the hallmark (will be repaired upon customer request), stone shows wear.
Victorian marcasite enamel earrings in 800 Silver. These earrings are of the clip-on type and consist of an openwork rosette in the upper part. The lower part features a long element with a central guilloché blue enamel medallion, edged in gold and pierced with a fleur-de-lis. The pendant is adorned with scrolls and crafted in openwork. Marcasites are set throughout the entire piece. On the reverse side, the earrings are decorated with engraving. Antique clip-on earrings, circa 1880, France, Victorian period.
Hallmarks: Boar’s head and partially illegible maker’s mark, 800/1000 mark on the closure system.
Holy Spirit pendant in 18 karat rose gold (750 thousandths). This pendant takes the shape of the dove of the Holy Spirit, beak down. The dove is cut from a thin sheet of gold and was once enameled in the hollow parts. A rose-red garnet sits in the center. Hanging from the pendant are three teardrop-shaped pendants set with pear-cut garnets. Early 19th century regional jewelry, Puy en Velay, Auvergne, France.
Large Perpignan garnet navette ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. Large marquise ring with a navette-cut garnet framed by twelve round Perpignan-cut garnets. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by clasps/rings to the head of the ring. The garnets are mounted on pearls and set in a closed setting. They have a lovely, intense raspberry-pink-red colour, typical of Perpignan jewellery, with a palette of nuances that is revealed in the sunlight. The ring is soberly decorated on the shoulders. The gold structure is finely decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, and the bezel backs are domed. Regional marquise ring from the late 19th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark and illegible goldsmith’s hallmark.