This fantastic piece is 1880’s French bronze frame, It is masterfully made and can be used on table top or wall. This period of French bronze and art was a Neoclassical period of Rodin was trying to escape from. Bronzing and art bronzes are some of my favorite pieces in the antique world.
1900 early sterling silver brown opal money clip. The art nouveau style is one of my favorite periods and designs next to art deco. The money clip is a fashion accessory for a male wearer. There is not much history to the money clip due to currency was mostly coin during the times, there is evidence dating back during China’s Han Dynasty in 118 BCE, original lightweight bank notes were made of leather.
1900 Victorian 10kt gold ruby ring with original celluloid box. Victorian era jewelry was elegant and romancing with lots of emotion. The elegance of royalty was the design of emulation of the Queens and wealthy. There was very fine jewelry and mid-level costume. All was hand crafted and was art form at its best.
A wonderful early 1900 Victorian hand carved cameo pin with 14kt gold setting and small diamond chip. It is very detailed and quality piece. History of the cameo: Cameos are works of miniature sculptured art in shell, stone, glass and other materials. Their original purpose is lost in history, with the original intent of individual pieces known only to the craftsmen who carved them. What is known is that of the countless ancient examples of the sculptor’s and carver’s craft, none offers such a unique window through which to view the cultural past. emperors have commissioned them, kings have acquired them, and at least since the fourth century B.C. collectors have cherished them. Cameos reveal the manners, customs, philosophies, historic events, and social occasions that have marked our past. The ancient cameos, like fine art and sculpture, were intended as statements. Only in the last few hundred years has the significance eroded as cameos began to depict endless profiles—of vapid females