French Enamel and Diamond Banjo Brooch, circa 1860Regular price $ 5,500.00
A beautifully detailed gold French banjo brooch with a rose diamond and silver set flower, perhaps an amaryllis, blooming from the head of the banjo through a perfectly circular hole on the right side. The head of the banjo is also decorated with red and green enamel to give the impression of an amaryllis flower. The banjo also has a French gold mark on the catch.
The amaryllis was associated with love, passion, and beauty and took its name from the nymph Amaryllis who fell in unrequited love with the shepherd Alteo.
Dimensions: 2 inches long x 0.8125 inches wide
Origin: France 1860
Stylish Lapis Lazuli and 18 Karat Gold Snail Brooch by Hermes, ParisRegular price $ 7,500.00
Hermes have used a fine and luminous piece of Lapis Lazuli to create the Snail's Shell and combined with skilfully restrained Gold work for the body, they created the best possible combination of materials to make a desirable and wearable Snail Brooch. The double prong on the bottom of the body permits this brooch to be worn on the sleeve, lapel or shoulder. Signed on the base Hermes Paris and with French Gold marks on the prongs.
Dimensions: 4cm long x 2cm high
Imposing Gold Flower Brooch from the Affluent 1960s, by Hermes of ParisRegular price $ 8,800.00
A Twin Hearts Brooch of astonishing qualityRegular price $ 5,800.00
Comprising a Woman's Warm Coral Heart and a Man's Resolute Lapis Lazuli Heart, both pierced by the twin arrows of the little God of Love, Cupid, each arrowhead set with 5 Diamonds in Platinum. The yellow Gold reverse stamped with the Eagles Head and Alsatians Head, being the French marks for 18k Gold and Platinum and the atelier mark is on the reverse of the Lapis Heart.
Dimensions: 5 cm wide x 2cm high (2 x 3/4 ins)
Country of origin: France circa 1930
Rare Carved Moonstone and Rose Diamond Cupid BroochRegular price $ 14,000.00
The melting charm of this piece cannot be measured in ordinary jewellery terms. 4 little winged boys, Cupids, Putti, Amorini or whatever term you wish to use, cascade down from a small pair of whispering heads to to the largest smiling head, all with pairs of Gold Wings each with a central Rose Diamond. There is a French Gold mark for 18K on the catch and the reverse of the brooch is well constructed. There is a small unnoticed little chip on the right hand side cheek of the largest head. An utterly charming piece.
Dimensions: 4.5 cm long x 2 cm wide
Origin: French circa 1880
Sweetest Victorian Rose Diamond Chick Brooch ‘I Have Ever Seen’Regular price $ 4,400.00
Gold beak, little Gold tongue,Cabochon Ruby eye, one little Gold foot in raised posture, many Rose Diamonds Silver set on Gold and a French Gold mark on the catch. An endearing little jewel. Condition: Good
Dimensions: 14/16 inch wide x 10/16 inch high
French: circa 1870
Elegant Art Deco Parisienne Jewel of the 1920sRegular price $ 7,700.00
Pave set with Diamonds and calibre cut Black Onyx in an all Platinum mount with a Platinum security chain. The design represents a Horseshoe Nail, a very lucky symbol in France and other parts of Europe as is the Horseshoe itself. The maker,Jean Despres, also made jewellery for Cartier and this Jabot Pin looks to be of their high standard.
Stamped at the head of the pin is an Alsations Head mark which is the French Governments guarantee for Platinum and the makers mark JD.
Dimensions: 3 10/16 long x 11/16 width at the head
French: circa 1925
A luscious French Opaline Grape, Gold and Diamond BroochRegular price $ 6,500.00
The remaining four succulent grapes hang down and the stems where three have been eaten are capped with Diamonds.
A masterpiece of jewelry design.
Two well modeled Gold vine leaves complete the piece and on the reverse is the French 18kt Gold mark which is represented by an eagles head stamp.
Maker Plisson & Hartz, Paris circa 1900
1 1/2 x 1 inch