April 29, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 29, 2017
Of all the pieces of art nouveau treasure I have seen in the course of this Challenge, these are the ones that I truly yearn to possess!
Gold, sapphire, and plique-a-jour enamel pendant. Marcus & Co.
Enamel brooch set with diamonds, circa 1905.
Plique-a-jour diamond, gold and platinum pendant.
Jugendstil brooch. Silver, moonstone, and glass. German maker’s mark, probably Pforzheim.
Of celestial design, the half moon-shaped black opal surmounted by a star motif accented with circular-cut diamond suspending an oval black opal surmounted by similarly set stars further suspending three lines of diamonds each terminating in an opal, completed by a trace link chain, brooch detachable, the opals together weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 15ct gold.
Yes, the jellyfish earrings. How could I possibly pass these up?
Gold, diamonds, sapphires, and pearls.
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Tagged as brooch, cabinet, cross, enamel, glass, gold, moonstone, opal, pearl, pendant, platinum, sapphire, silver, technology
April 22, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 22, 2017
Gold, enamel, emerald, and diamond. French, 1900.
Art Nouveau 18kt Gold, Opal, and Demantoid Garnet Necklace, designed as writhing serpents with five bezel-set opals, the central opal with demantoid garnet accents.
Double snake belt buckle in sterling silver, set with a garnet.
By Philippe Wolfers. Belgium, 1898.
Snake hand bag. Chased silver, antelope skin, silk, and metallic thread. Rene Lalique, circa 1903.
A serpent drinking from a basin. 18k gold, platinum, emerald, and diamond.
A female profile bordered by serpents. Plique-a-jour enamel, gold, opal, and pearl. Rene Lalique, circa 1900.
Art nouveau gold and enamel ear pendants by Rene Lalique, 1900-1902.
Medusa paperweight. Rene Lalique.
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Tagged as brooch, buckle, demantoid garnet, diamond, enamel, gold, opal, pearl, pendant, platinum, ring, snake
April 21, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 21, 2017
14k pearl and large cabochon moonstone ring. 1915, Brandt and Son.
A bee/wasp ring. Plique-a-jour enamel, diamond, and peridot.
Rose quartz cabochon set in sterling silver leaves. This ring is very unusual in that rose quartz is an uncommon stone in art nouveau jewelry.
From Lang Antiques:
“A placid pale-blue elongated oval aquamarine floats inside a fanciful and feminine openwork frame accented with twinkling diamond crescents and a pair of golden flowers. This extra-lovely and highly individualistic jewel measures 1 1/16 inches long by just over 5/8 inch wide.”
Egyptian Revival subset of art nouveau. 18k yellow gold, polychrome enamel, opal and rose-cut diamonds.
Georges Fouquet. Gold, enamel, opal, and pearl.
A gold and enamel “Fuschia” ring by Rene Lalique.
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Tagged as diamond, enamel, Flower, Georges Fouquet, moonstone, opal, plique-a-jour, Rene Lalique, ring, rose quartz, Sterling silver
April 18, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 18, 2017
Owl pendant in gold, silver, and enamel, clutching a pearl. Faberge, Moscow, Russia, 1916-1917.
Green and rose enamel. The gemstone is likely amethyst.
Ladies’ evening bag. Leather with textured detailing back and front. Banded agate eyes with rubies surrounding them. Diamond-set beak and claws.
Hair comb by Paul and Henri Vever, circa 1900. Honey-colored horn embellished with jewels.
Stomacher brooch by Cartier, 1907. Platinum, diamonds, eight sapphires.
Art Nouveau owl bookends.
French art nouveau brooch by Gautrait. Enameled gold, diamond, sapphire and opal.
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Tagged as bookends, diamond, enamel, evening bag, Faberge, gold, hair comb, leather, opal, owl, sapphire
April 13, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 13, 2017
Knox’s hundreds of designs for Liberty‘s made his style widely known, (though not his name, as Liberty’s kept their designers anonymous) as did his watercolours, graphic designs and fonts. His design talent covered a wide range of objects, ornamental and utilitarian, and included silver and pewter tea sets, jewellery, inkwells, boxes, gravestones and even bank cheques, much for Liberty’s Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (precious metals) ranges. The gravestone of Liberty’s founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty, was designed by Knox.
Composed of platinum, gold, diamond, enamel, and opal. In this pendant for Liberty & Co., Knox used opal mosaic to depict a painterly scene of a boat outlined by a fiery sunset on London’s River Thames.
Collection of silver buckles. Cymric, circa 1901-1911.
White gold, platinum, fire opal, and diamond.
Gold and opal brooch by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. The oval stone within a whiplash mount.
Pendant, gold, silver, peridot, pearl, and diamond.
Art Nouveau design copper humidor by Archibald Knox.
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Tagged as Archibald Knox, brooch, buckles, copper, diamond, humidor, mosaic, opal, pendant, peridot, silver
April 11, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 11, 2017
A butterfly with a cushion-cut aquamarine and cabochon opal body, extending blue and green plique-a-jour enamel wings, enhanced by cabochon rubies and calibre-cut emeralds, accented by a collet-set diamond and gold wirework detail, mounted in gold. Boucheron, 1900.
Bentley & Skinner
A Victorian moonstone and diamond beetle brooch, the body of the beetle brooch set with cabochon-cut moonstones, the head and central streak of the body set with old brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of 0.6 carats, with cabochon-cut ruby eyes, all set to a yellow gold back and sword with pearl set to the handle. Circa 1890.
An Art Nouuveau gold, enamel, and opal scarf clip. Georges Fouquet, 1900s. Centering on an opal cicada set between open work enamel ivy leaves.
Sprigs of mistletoe set with circular and rose-cut diamonds, highlighted with pearls, to a central knife edge work web with a spider, its head a circular-cut diamond and its abdomen a similarly cut diamond of brown tint.
If you like spider jewelry (shudder!), you might enjoy this.
Brooch with stylized bees. Natural pearls, green enamel, and 18k gold.
V and A Collections
Gold and enamel brooch in the shape of a flower and a hornet, made by Georges Fouquet and designed by Charles Desrosiers. Paris, France, 1901.
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Tagged as aquamarine, bee, beetle, butterfly, diamond, Flower, hornet, music, opal, pearl, spider, sword
April 6, 2017 · 5:00 am
by Lillian Csernica on April 6, 2017
Earrings are by far my favorite form of jewelry. I like to make them and I love to wear them. It took a real effort to settle on just a few fabulous Art Nouveau sets to display here!
Yes, these are indeed jellyfish!
Plique-a-jour enamel, drop-shaped opals, set in gold. Designer Georges Fouquet
Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry
Sterling silver Celtic teardrop earrings.
Peacock blue opals, diamonds, and sapphires set in gold.
Enamel and pearl pendant earrings.
Moonstones, sapphires, and diamonds set in gold.
Handcrafted in rose and green 14k gold and set with round and drop shaped sparkling golden green Uralian chrysolites.
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Tagged as amethyst, Celtic, diamond, earrings, enamel, jellyfish, moonstone, opal, pearl, pendant, sapphire, Sterling silver