Blog 'With My Needle': August 2013 photo taken in the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, Amsterdam (Letter case with love poem and miniature, France, 1806 The French miniature painter, Favorin Lerebours, painted this young woman's portrait. The leather and silk letter case containing her portrait and an embroidered love poem may have been presented to her husband as a remembrance for their long periods of separation.)
made in Moscow between 1899 and 1908 by a prominent jewelry firm of the period Feodor Lourie A triangular shaped antique gold locket with rounded corners i
This gold and turquoise tiara and necklace, c.1825, illustrates the stylistic transition of the 1820s, incorporating the palmettes and meanders that had remained in vogue after the French Empire, enmeshed with vine branches that announced the naturalism of the Romantic style.
Parure (necklace with pendant, bracelet, pair of earrings) made of enameled and chased-gold links an sixteen enameled miniature portraits, perhaps French, c. 1815. The inscriptions on the backs of these enamelled miniatures identify the portraits as follows. On the necklace, from left to right: Mme. de Parabere (mistress of the Regent, the duc d'Orléans), Princess de Lamballe (Marie Antoinette's closest friend), Mme. Elizabeth (sister of Louis XVI), Henriette d'Angleterre (sister of Charles…
http://rubies.work/0743-blue-sapphire-earrings/ Vever attributed - A gold, enamel and diamond Fuchsia brooch. With an accompanying Maison Vever case.
1813 Hortense Bonaparte by Jean-Baptiste Isabey
http://rubies.work/0054-clearance-sale/ The Putilov Pearl. A mid-19th century exceptional natural pearl and diamond brooch
A rare portrait ring, Paris, circa 1790, of Maximilien Robespierre [1758 - 1794], French lawyer and politician and author of the 'Reign of Terror'.