Showing posts with label antique jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label antique jewelry. Show all posts

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fabergé Friday

There are still many Fabergé egg pendants out there. So here comes another one! This one is very colorful, and was made around the year 1890!





The egg is covered in different colored enamel over a guilloché ground. The color fields are separated by gold lines.





In the center of each color field sits either a rose-cut diamond, a sapphire, a ruby, or an emerald - all framed in gold.





The height of the egg - without the suspension ring - is 0.7'' (1.7 cm). I found it on Romanov Russia's website, and this one has already been sold to some lucky person...











Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Since it's Easter, and eggs have a big part in this celebration, here is another Fabergé egg pendant! It was made by workmaster Feodor Afanasiev, around the year 1900!





The little - 1'' (2.5 cm) tall - egg is made of gold, covered in translucent green enmel over a guilloché ground. Around the middle runs a band of opaque white enamel, decorated with green leaves and red cherries. The price for the pendant is 17,000 USD, and you find it at John Atzbach Antiques!











Friday, April 11, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Here comes yet another one of Fabergé's famous egg pendants. This one was made by workmaster Mikhail Perkhin, sometime between the years 1896 and 1903!






As I love the night and the stars, I feel this one would fit perfectly on a chain around my neck! The little gold egg is covered in night-blue enamel over a guilloché ground. It is also decorated with rose-cut diamonds in a falling star pattern. It's dimensions are 0.6'' x 0.5'' (1.6 x 1.2 cm), and it was acquired by Queen Alexandra. It now has it's place in the Royal Collection.







Friday, April 04, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Today I have a Fabergé pendant for you! It was made around 1900, but there is no wormaster's mark on it to tell us who made it...




The pendant is made in Art Nouveau style, and is decorated with irises in gold, plique-à-jour enamel, and rose-cut diamonds. It's measurements are 1'' x 0.6'' x 0.1 '' (2.6 x 1.5 x 0.3 cm). Queen Alexandra was the acquirer of the pendant, and it can now be found in the Royal Collection.









Friday, March 14, 2014

Fabergé Friday

And here comes yet another one of Fabergé's egg pendants! This one was made by workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, around 1905!





This acorn-like miniature egg is made of a gold mounted cabochon moonstone. The upper part is decorated with god leaves and roundels of salmon colored enamel over a guilloché ground. Around the center of the egg sits a band of rose-cut diamonds. The height of the pendant is 7/8'' (2.2 cm), and the price you have to pay to get it is 45.000 USD. You can find it at John Atzbach Antiques.











Friday, February 21, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Today I have yet another Fabergé item that reminds us about spring - a cherry blossom brooch, made sometime before 1896!




The brooch is covered in translucent mauve enamel over a sunburst ground. It is decorated with a branch holding diamond set cherry blossoms. The rocaille border is made of yellow gold, and highlighted with diamonds. The measurement across the brooch is 1.4 '' (3.5 cm). If you want it, contact Wartski.








Friday, February 14, 2014

Fabergé Friday

For this Fabergé Friday I have a very pretty pendant for you, made in the Neo-Russian stye by assay master Ivan Lebedkin, sometime between the years 1899 and 1908!







The pendant consists of a triangular gold plaque, which resembles a kokoshnik - a traditional Russian headdress worn by girls and women. On the plaque is an openwork stork, decorated with rose-cut diamonds and a ruby eye. In it's mouth it carries a diamond, which might symbolize childbirth. The lower border is set with four appliques engraved with diagonal lines, and covered in translucent blue and golden enamel.




Underneath the triangle hangs two side drops, that imitate Old-Slavonic kolts (pendants attached to a female headdress), decorated with diamonds and aquamarine blue enamel with golden shades. Between these hangs a flexible bigger drop with bezel-set diamonds. The height of the pendant is  2.8'' (7 cm), and it is for sale at Romanov Russia for 35,000 USD.






Friday, January 24, 2014

Fabergé Friday

Of all the little egg pendants Fabergé created, some were more important than others. Like the two shown below for example, made between the years 1908 and 1917!




The difference between these and the "normal" egg pendants are that these are so called "Imperial Presentation Egg Pendants", decorated with the cipher of Empress Maria Feodorovna in gold. These eggs were given personally by the Empress to female members of the Royal family and ladies-in-waiting at Easter time. Very few of these eggs have survived, and the two in this post comes from the same family, and are said to have belonged to one of the Empress' ladies-in-waiting.




The smallest of the two eggs - 0.7'' (1.9 cm) high - is carved from a piece of golden chalcedony. 




The slightly bigger one - 0.9'' (2.2 cm) high - is made of rhodonite. Siberian Rhodonite (Orletz) was one of Carl Fabergé's favorite stones.

















Friday, November 22, 2013

Fabergé Friday

In today's Fabergé post I have something for the men - a pair of cufflinks - made by workmaster Henrik Wigström, sometime between the years 1908 - 1917!




These oval cufflinks are made of gold, and covered in lilac enamel over a guilloché ground.  




The enameled center plaques are set in ribbon-tied reeded gold frames. Each plaque is also decorated by an old cut diamond.




The width of the cufflinks is 3/4'' (1.9 cm), and the price for them is 12,500 USD. If you want them, I'm sorry to say they have already been reserved by someone...










Friday, November 08, 2013

Fabergé Friday

There are many, many Fabergé egg pendants left to go. So here comes another one - made by workmaster Henrik Wigström, sometime between 1908 and 1917!




The egg is covered in pale lilac enamel over a guilloché ground. Around the center leaps a matte gold band of finely chased acanthus leaves with white opaque enamel borders.




The size of the pendant is 13/16'' (2 cm), which is bigger than the usual Fabergé egg pendants - as you can see in the comparison picture above. The price for it is 18,500 USD, and it's for sale at Romanov Russia.








Friday, October 25, 2013

Fabergé Friday

It's Fabergé Friday, and today I give you a pendant locket! It was made by Andre Adler, sometime between 1908 and 1917!




The locket is made of gilded silver and gold, and covered in pale blue enamel over a guilloché ground, forming wavy lines in a sunburst pattern. 




In the middle of the lid sits an Old European cut diamond. 




The inside of the locket is fitted with two rose gold miniature picture frames.




The diameter of the pendant is 1.1'' (2,7 cm), and it's for sale at Romanov Russia for the slight sum of 6,500 USD!














Friday, October 18, 2013

Fabergé Friday

I know I showed you a Fabergé brooch last Friday, but I found another one I really like, so here it comes! It was made by workmaster August Hollming, around 1908-1927!























This brooch is made of gold, centered by an oval purple sapphire, encircled by rose-cut diamonds. At each end of the brooch sits a brilliant-cut diamond in mille-grain settings.



The length of the pice is 1.5'' (3.7 cm), and it's price is 6,625 pounds. Get it at Wartski!








Friday, October 11, 2013

Fabergé Friday

For this Friday I have another lovely Fabergé brooch tho show you! This one was made by workmaster Andrei Gorianov, sometime between 1908 - 1917!




This Garland Style brooch is made of gold, and topped with silver. In the middle sits a pink tourmaline, surrounded by diamonds. 




The width of the piece is 2'' (5,2 cm), and the price for it is 6,500 USD. It's for sale at Romanov Russia!










Friday, October 04, 2013

Fabergé Friday

Today's Fabergé object is a very royal-looking pendant, made by workmaster Erik Kollin, around the year 1900!




The center of the pendant consists of a gold coin of Empress Catherine II, dated 1779. The fromt side of the coin has been partially enameled in translucent red and flanked by four diamonds, while the back side is enameled in opaque white, and flanked by four rubies. The coin is then held inside a square openwork gold frame. The pendant's size is 3/4'' x 3/4'' (1.9 x 1.9 cm). The chain is 17 1/4 '' (43.8 cm) long, and the price for the whole thing is 18,500 USD. It can be found at John Atzbach Antiques!







Friday, September 27, 2013

Fabergé Friday

There are many Fabergé egg pendants out there, and here comes another one, made by workmaster Feodor Afanasiev, around the year 1900!




This little egg 1/2'' (1.3 cm) high, is covered in white enamel over a wavy engine turned ground. In the center on one side of the egg sits a red enameled cross. If I was a doctor or a nurse, this would certainly end up on my Christmas wish list! It is time to start writing those now you know... The price for the egg pendant is 6,500 USD, and you can get it at John Atzbach Antiques.







Friday, September 13, 2013

Fabergé Friday

I don't think I have shown you any of Fabergé's bracelets yet. But here is one, made by workmaster August Holmström, sometime between the years 1882 and 1898!



This matte finish gold bracelet is made with Greek-style delicately applied wirework with granulation. The central pearl is surrounded by nine antique cushion cut diamonds.




The inner diameter of the bracelet is 2 1/2'' (6,4 cm), and the price for it is 18,500 USD. Get it at Romanov Russia!























Friday, September 06, 2013

Fabergé Friday

It's when I write these Fabergé Friday posts I realize how fast the weeks go. Oh well, here comes another one - today showcasing a beautiful brooch, made by workmaster August Holmström, sometime before 1899!




This heart shaped gold brooch, with interlocking scrolling loops, is set with diamonds, ending in a three petal flower set with sapphires. It's size is 1'' x 1'' (2.54 x 2.54 cm), and the prize for it is 17,500 USD. For sale at John Atzbach Antiques!






Friday, August 16, 2013

Fabergé Friday

And this Friday's Fabergé object is - a hat pin! Made by workmaster August Hollming, around 1890!




As you can see, Fabergé's famous eggs were used for many different things - even as hat pins. This 6'' (15.2 cm) long pin is made of gold, with it's egg-shaped head covered in translucent mauve enamel over a hatched surface. Around the base of the egg sits a chased leaf collar, and at it's top a diamond set terminal. For 14,000 USD it can get a new home at any (rich) hat lover. Get it here!






Friday, August 09, 2013

Fabergé Friday

For some reason I really like this Friday's Fabergé egg pendant! It was made by workmaster Alfred Thielemann, sometime between the years 1908-1917!




This little gold egg is covered in opalescent, translucent cream enamel. On one sides sits a gold-framed ruby. The hight of the egg is 7/8'' (2.2 cm), and the price of it is 12,500 USD. (PS. My birthday is coming up soon. *Hint* *Hint*...).

You can buy it for me here!





Saturday, August 03, 2013

Fabergé Friday - On a Saturday...

Been away from my computer for two days, and since I forgot to schedule this Friday's Fabergé post - here it comes on a Saturday instead!

I found another lovely Fabergé brooch. So today's post will be about that one - made around the year 1900, by workmaster August Holmström!





The brooch is made of a diamond shaped cabochon garnet, set within a white gold frame. The whole frame, and the bowknot adorning it, is set with diamonds. The width of the brooch is 1 1/8'' (2.9 cm), and it's hight is 3/4'' (1.9 cm).

The price of it is 19,500 USD, and it can be bought here!







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