Intertwining golden scrolls centered with a rich blue sapphire. The flowing, interlacing curves reflect the sinuous style of the Art Nouveau, as well as the intricate Celtic Revival designs of the early 1900s. Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
The Victorians loved small jewels populated with fantastic and mythological creatures. This beautifully sculpted stickpin features a winged lion-serpent fiercely guarding a bright blue sapphire. The tail of the lion-serpent flows beneath the sapphire with elegant scrolls and acanthus leaves. Beautifully crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
Turban ornament (sarpesh). South India, probably Hyderabad, ca. 1900. Gold, set with emeralds and diamonds.