Rare Victorian Holbeinesque Gem Set Enamel Gold Pendant Locket Necklace. This rare antique Victorian necklace with a highly ornate locket pendant is of European provenance, crafted in solid 18K yellow gold. Inspired by the 1870's Halbeinesque style (The German designer Hans Halbein who created the most valuable locket pendants for royal families in Europe) this immaculately decorated pendant exhibits artistic gold relief profiles of naturalistic design on an artfully enameled surface. UK, c…
Antique Etruscan Taste Enamel Dangle Earrings
Antique Archaeological Revival Etruscan Taste Enamel Dangle Earrings in sky blue, champlevé enamel applied over 14k yellow gold.
Pendant with a Lion, 1600-1650 - A.lain R. T.ruong. Pendant with a Lion, 1600-1650, pearl, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby. This pendant was designed around the voluptuous but irregular shape of a baroque pearl which forms part of the body of the lion. This kind of light, amusing, showy pendant was meant to be worn at events such as weddings. Its charm depends on its design. This type of design is associated with the 16th-century designer Hans Collaert. The Art Walters Museum.
Násfa - the depiction of mythological figures (Venus Marina triumph?), around 1600 (probably), Prague, Czech, gold, diamond, pearl, ruby, enamel, height: 9.5 cm, width: 7.5 cm
Broche Art Nouveau - Georges Fouquet
An enamel, ruby and diamond Holbeinesque locket pendant, circa 1870 The oval locket decorated with white, green, blue and red enamel and set with old brilliant-cut diamonds and circular-cut rubies, suspending a tapering terminal of similar design, the back engraved with floral decoration, the inside engraved "Victoria R 1852", diamonds approx. 0.60ct. total, length 5.9cm.
Disc brooch: gold; enamelled; central domed disc decorated with floriate cross: quatrefoil at crossing; surrounding band of filigreed bosses alternating with roundels with enamelled crosses; coloured enamel: translucent emerald green; opaque dark blue; opaque dull yellow and red; set with small pearls in collets. Ottonian or Byzantine - circa 975-1025.
Gold and gem set bracelet, Giacinto Melillo, late 19th century. The seven square and two semi-circular hinged plaques applied with gold filigree and granulation work, decorated with floral and foliate motifs in polychrome enamel, a seed pearl and stone beads, length approximately 190mm, signed GM for Giacinto Melillo. It is believed that the original inspiration for these plaques came from the discovery of fragments of Etruscan 'baule' earrings, popular between 700-500 BC.
North India | Locket pendant; gold, inlaid with rubies and emeralds | Probably 17th century | The Al-Thani Collection