The third pendant is the kind of work I LOVE and want to see more of! There's I store I used to buy from when I used to live on the mainland and these kinds of (one of a kind) pendants were all they sold - They were breathless! Keep doing these kinds and keep up the good work! - Hanna, Tue, 21 May 2013 11:39AM
WONDERFUL JOB ! LOVE YOUR SITE. - pixilott, Tue, 21 May 2013 11:29AM
1 Berlin Iron Necklace w/ Cross Pendant Circa 1851 or 1861 (Gothic work was popular during the time of the Exhibitions)
A stunning 19th century Berlin Iron necklace with cross pendant, the necklace composed of circular links of sprung wire, suspending a Gothic revival style cross pendant. For a similar cross, see plates 40 (from the Rouen Museum) and 52 in Anne Clifford’s Cut Steel and Berlin Iron Jewellery; for similar sprung linking see the bracelet in plate 42. Berlin iron jewelry was popular throughout the 19th century and was manufactured in Germany, Austria and France. By the 1830s it was available in London. The intricate designs were fashioned from base metal finished in black lacquer; the resulting jewelry was called Berlin Iron, after the Prussian capital. During the Prussian War of Independence, 1813-15, women supported the war effort by exchanging their precious jewels and gold for delicate, ornate ironwork designs. Earlier examples were in the neo-classic style; la...
2 Late 1800s-early 1900s festoon, possible bridge between Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts. American turquoise and Mississippi pearls, gold gryphons and chains.
3 Arts and Crafts pendant with a large sliced opal backed with stone and a dangling pearl. 9 ct setting and 18 ct trim. Newer 14K chain.
4 Fringe necklace in Suffragette colors -- circa 1915, amethysts, peridots and pearls in 18K gold.
5 Elizabeth Bonte' horn and glass bead pendant necklace of a bug all strung on multiple cord strands. Bonte', Lalique and George Piere (GIP) were the primary makers of horn but it was extremely popular in the early 1900s.
6 Haskell unsigned choker
7 Lariat, c. 1930s, of pink glass beads imitating quartz and clip ends of pressed glass hot pink leaves, pale pink glass beads with a central glass "raspberry" bead. Unsigned Haskell.
8 Close-up of clip.
9 Collar and fur clip of gold metal flowers, leaves and pearls sewn to a flexible mesh backing. Note the loop for a clasp and the opposite metal end tip similar to those used on the wrap bracelets. Fur clip has typical 1930s flat metal back plate. Unsigned Haskell.
10 Festoon necklace from the 1930s with four strand of square box chain leading to 3 floral elements. The 3 turquoise art glass flowers are topped with an elaborate floral filigree piece. Layered underenath are rows of gilt metal filigree leaves. The central element also has elongated, egg-shaped art glass beads. Unsigned Haskell.
11 Pristine wood bead lariat and dress clip with Haskell tag, c. WWII. Perfect wood flowers in light and dark orange and chocolate brown are set off by emerald green seed beads, glass leaves and tiny chartreuse green wood beads. The wood beads that form the lariat are woven on thread. Unsigned Haskell.
12 Choker necklace of turquoise art glass beads and elaborate gilt metal findings. Clasp is open on the back. From the Haskell archive. Restrung by Millie Petronzio. Unsigned Haskell.
13 Collar of two rows of gilt metal chain interwoven with clear, pale yellow and green art glass beads, gilt metal filigree beads and pearlized art glass beads made to resemble baroque pearls. The chain style and the elaborate box clasp are typical of 1930s Haskell. In addition, the end caps on the beads match two Haskell dress clips I own. I believe this is an unsigned Haskell.
14 "Rope," c 1950-1955, of cobalt blue glass beads, art glass simulated turquoise, baroque pearls and smaller blue glass and turquoise-colored beads with elaborate gilt metal spacers. This piece and the next three are all 48" long. During Joseph haskell's ownership, these pieces were pushed out, using up materials in inventory. Unsigned Haskell.
15 Fabulous green melon bead collar with overlapping loops hung from a flat gold metal chain inset with roses montees. Signed on hook. See Cera pg 116 for a similar collar dating it to first half of the 1950s. Signed Haskell.
16 Collar, c. 1950s, of baroque pearls woven together and tipped with faceted, oval pale yellow crystal stones and pate de verre flowers and beads. See Cera pg. 131. Signed Haskell.
17 Haskell Egyptian Collar 1972
Amazing collar of glass beads resembling lapis, carnelian and turquoise, with gilt metal King Tut plaques and long tubular beads. From the 1st Egyptian line made by Haskell in 1972. From the Haskell archives.
18 Haskell bib of gilt metal plaques and glass beads in the Byzantine style. Signed on a flatback hangtag. Identifed as being created by Millie Petronzio, early 1980s.
19 Fahrner Pendant circa 1920s
Theodore Fahrner pendant (drop measures 3" x 1") set with amazonite and onyx stones, black enamel and marcasites. Set in sterling. Chain has faceted glass bead links. Stamped TF and Germany.
20 Fahrner matte enamel oriental style pendant with chain circa 1927. Silver, gilded, soldered with corded wires (flowers and waves), turquoise matte enamel, amethyst center stone with inset coral beads, coarse grain forming hexagonal outline of pendant. Matte enamel links with small metal squares inset with coral. Stamped Sterling Germany.
21 Convertible necklace. Splendid paste and sterling German Deco necklace. It has paste set baguettes and rounds with a central green stone. The chain is sterling links with baguettes and rounds and has several hidden spring-loaded clasps that allow the chain to be turned into a necklace and bracelet.
22 Stuart Crystal Portrait Locket necklace circa 1690s
Stuart crystals were first popularized in 1649, when Charles I, the martyred King of England, was executed under Cromwellian rule. Royalists wishing to show their sympathy for the fallen monarch would wear small slides set with the King's portrait underneath a faceted crystal, or a swatch of hair with the King's initials beneath worked in fine gold wire.
These earliest of "memento mori" jewels created a fashion among the aristocracy for memorial crystals of their own. These crystals were usually fashioned as slides to be strung through a ribbon, but were also made as pendants and earrings. Most Stuart crystals which survive today are of the slide variety.
This 300+ year old heart shaped Stuart Crystal Portrait Pendant has everything.
The front of the gold heart shaped pendant is topped by a rose diamond bow, which is set in silver, and covered by a multi-faceted rock crystal that reflects...
23 Picture of the portrait.
24 Georgian (c. 1820s) slide watch chain with swivel hand.
25 Wiener Werkstatte sautoir (according to Ginger Moro). Made of the most incredibly tiny glass beads in this intricate pattern. Clasp is hidden behind the beaded "cap." Approximately 46" long when unclasped.
26 Sterling fringe necklace
27 Superb collar.
28 Gorgeous, weighty, 3 1/2" long pendant of green stones set in gold-washed sterling. Another fabulous find from cher Roger.
29 Venetian foiled glass bead necklace with elaborate clasp