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.
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.
Edwardian bee tie pin in 18 karat rose gold (750) and platinum. The bug is adorned with small garnets for eyes, a square ruby and a fine pearl on its body, and two rose-cut diamonds on its platinum wings. This tie pin dates back to the early 20th century in France. Looks wonderful on a silk tie or lapel.
Hallmarks: Eagle’s head (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold) and an illegible maker’s mark.
Bee dimensions: 12.24 mm x 8 mm
Total height: 5.7 cm
Estimated ruby weight: 0.05 carats
Estimated pearl dimensions: 2.36 mm x 3.26 mm
Art Nouveau December medal in 18 karat (750) pink and green gold. Rare December pendant decorated with mistletoe leaves and set in the centre with a very dark red cabochon imitation stone. The month “December” is inscribed in openwork gold at the top of the pendant. Antique pendant from the early 20th century, Art Nouveau period.
Eagle head hallmark, illegible goldsmith’s hallmark, “registered” mark.
French cluster emerald ring. French cluster emerald ring in 18 karat pink gold and platinum. Antique cluster ring with a round-cut emerald set with eight claws. The emerald is surrounded by eight Dutch rose-cut diamonds. Each shoulder of the ring is also set with a diamond. Antique engagement ring, circa 1920, France.
Eagle’s head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and illegible silversmith hallmark.
Belle epoque diamond flower ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. Antique ring in the form of a flowering branch set with fifteen rose-cut diamonds, two of which are larger. Antique naturalist ring, circa 1880.
Owl and swan hallmarks (French State hallmarks for 18-karat gold and silver)
Belle Epoque flower ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. Delicate ring forming a flowering branch set with thirteen rose-cut diamonds. The rose gold band divides and is set with a rose-cut diamond of approx. 0.10 carat, set by eight claws. Antique ring, Belle Epoque period, circa 1900.
Eagle head hallmark and goldsmith’s hallmark. (Hallmark for French 18k gold)
Finger size: 53 EU or 6.25 US (can be changed)
Estimated total diamond weight: 0.18 carat
Design dimensions: 13 x 16 mm
Inclusions : graphite inclusions inside diamonds visible with the eyes
Condition: scratches from use, oxidation on silver parts
Antique Victorian diamond earrings in rose gold and silver. Antique earrings set in the lower part with nine flat rose-cut diamonds, including a larger central one. The lower part is mobile and is surmounted by another rose-cut diamond. Antique sleeper, Belle Epoque period, circa 1890.
Swan and owl hallmark
Size : 18 mm x 0.8 mm
Total estimated diamond weight: 0.27 carat
Note: the earrings pass through the front of the lobe and close at the back. For pierced ears.
Condition: scratches from use, old setting, oxidation.
Antique diamond sleeper earrings in rose gold (750 thousandths) and platinum (850 thousandths). These antique sleeper earrings are set with an old-cut diamond in the lower part. The diamond is movable and arranged in a star setting made of platinum. The earrings are also set with a rose-cut diamond in the upper part. They belong to the Belle Époque period, dating back to circa 1900.
Mascaron and owl hallmarks (the owl being a posteriori French hallmark, indicating a later certification).
Dimensions: 15 mm x 0.6 mm.
Total estimated diamond weight: 0.06 carats.
Note: The earrings are worn from the front of the lobe and closed at the back. Suitable for pierced ears.
Condition: shows signs of wear scratches.
Antique diamond wedding ring in 18 karat yellow gold (750) and platinum. Antique ring set with eight old-cut diamonds with a platinum setting. The ring consists of two lines whose ends meet in the centre, on which the diamonds are set. Antique ring, first half of the 20th century.
Owl and mascaron hallmark (later add), Illegible numbers inside the ring.
Saint Christopher DROPSY medal in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Art Nouveau medal depicting Saint Christopher helping the infant Jesus to cross a river. The reverse bears the initials “CE” and the inscription “11 June 1914”. Antique religious medal, circa 1910, Emile Dropsy, France.
Eagle head hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark, signed E.Dropsy.
Dimensions (with clasp): 25 mm x 19 mm
Condition : scratches from use
Weight : 2.50 gr
About Emile Dropsy (1848-1923): a French engraver and medal-maker, Emile Dropsy finished his studies at the age of thirty and began making medals under the guidance of Ferdinand Levillain. For a long time, he devoted himself to creating religious medals, which were very popular with the public.