Imperial era Russian silver enameled up and ready to grace anyone’s dacha. Mid 19th century, made by goldworker Pavel Ovchinnikov of Moscow.

Beaker. 1895. Made in Moscow.
Beaker. 1895. Made in Moscow. Silver and cloisonné enamel. Image © Shapiro Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.shapiroauctions.com/auctions/russian-international-art-auction-2013-11-16/413-a-silver-gilt-and-cloisonne-enamel-beaker-pavel-ovchinnikov-moscow-1895/
Tea caddy. 1908-1917.
Tea caddy. 1908-1917. Silver and cloisonné enamel. Image © MutualArt. Fair use license. via https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Russian-Silver-and-Cloisonne-Enamel-Tea-/041A34C7B2403E71
Box with cockerel handles. 1908-1917.
Box with cockerel handles. 1908-1917. Made in Moscow. Silver-gilt with cloisonné enamel. Mark of Pavel Ovchinnikov beneath the imperial warrant. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/12079053-imperial-russian-84-silver-gilt-cloisonn-enamel-box-with-cockerel-handles-mark-of-pavel-ovchinnikov-1830-1888-beneath-the-imperial-warrant-moscow-russia-1908-1917
Octagonal tankard. Made for Tsar Alexander III in 1889-90.
Octagonal tankard. Made in Moscow for Tsar Alexander III in 1889-90. Gilded silver, multicolor cloisonné and plique-à-jour enamel tankard. Decorated with a design of scrolling foliage with a plique-à-jour enamel scene of an eagle fighting a serpent. Design taken from a Turkish-made enamel tankard with a coiled-serpent handle that had been a gift to Tsar of Muscovy and was preserved in the Kremlin Armory that was included in Solntsev’s Antiquities of the Russian State, published in the mid 19th century. Image © 2019 John Atzbach Antiques. Fair use license. via http://atzbach.com/product/pavel-ovchinnikov-tankard-for-alexander-iii/
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Jugendstil jewelry for your best girl. Pforzheim, Germany. Made by Levinger & Bissinger around 1900.

Brooch. ca. 1900.
Brooch. ca. 1900. Gilded silver with enamel and garnet. Marked ‘HL’ monogram’‘depose’ & ‘900’. Photo © David Newell-Smith. Image © Tadema Gallery. via http://www.tademagallery.com/jewellery/d/jugendstil-brooch/206237
Brooch. 1900.
Brooch. early 20th c. Marked “JEPOSE” on back. Image courtesy Västerviks Auktionsbyrå, Västervik. © 2011-2019 Auctionet.com. Fair use license. via https://auctionet.com/en/886662-brosch-jepose-levinger-bissinger-heinrich-levinger-1900-talets-borjan/images
Brooch. Early 20th c. Egyptian Revival. Enamel and pearl.
Brooch. Early 20th c. Egyptian Revival. Silver, plique-a-jour enamel and pearl. Maker’s mark for Henrick Levinger. Image © 2007–2019 Auctions Online USA Ltd. Fair use license. via

New post in my public (free) series on patreon now live. This one being Tudor Revival. Into being after 1850 but it just keeps circling back. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/29432306

Half jewelry, half other fun things. Many items, not just this one. Enough for another Sunday, too. May/probably will end up inching into the fall at the rate I keep finding/getting sent more all too good to leave there.

The revivals series being entirely free complete with its’ own archive going back to, I think, last February to be looked through if you’d like.

The other posts on patreon living behind a patron only firewall but you can see some of it for only $5. USD/month. They accept currency from all over the world, however as patreon is an international thing. Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what’s available at the various levels. Thanks! Sarah.

Tudor rose brooch/pendant. ca. 1875.
Tudor rose brooch/pendant. ca. 1875. Victorian English. Gold and enamel with an old mine cut diamond in the center. Opaque white enamel with guilloche red and green enamel. Image courtesy Aesthetic Engineering Fine Jewels and Antiques, Decatur, Georgia. Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/286086-3223/ULTIMATE-Victorian-Enameled-OMC-Diamond-18kt?search=1

Renaissance Revival odds and ends. Arriving around 1860 it’s looped back a few times. Public (free) series post from my summer revival series for August 11, 2019, over on my patreon.com page. Link below.

 

https://www.patreon.com/posts/29080297

These are turning up way more items than I had thought they would which is wonderful but which also means that there’s more coming. . . .
If you are interested in supporting my work and can do so, please check out what is available at the various subscription levels. And enjoy! Seven images all great not just the one shown here.

Brooch/Pendant. ca. 1875. Italian.
Brooch/Pendant. ca. 1875. Italian. Renaissance Revival in style. Gold with a central ruby cameo, diamond an pearl. Augusto Castellani, goldsmith (1829-1914). Many thanks to my good friend Christian De Bor who sent me the link. In the public domain. via pinterest.com and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1437557276387094&set=a.170724886403679&type=3&eid=ARA-u4e3j5f0FSWctYMRXPqQCbur0WmLmCYxOYambxk5BytbGplCvXAVozrKiaVnoNw0maF0cJXj-3oE

Glammed up necessities straight out of the Jazz Age to clutter up your handbag. All manufactured by Strauss, Allard & Meyer of Paris, a leading creator of life’s little pick me ups in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

"Imperial Door" vanity case. ca. 1924.
“Imperial Door” vanity case. ca. 1924. Gold with red and black enamel, carved jade and platinum and diamond details. Eagle’s head touchmark for 18k gold and another for the maker. Made by Strauss, Allard & Meyer, probably for Lacloche Frères.Image © historicaldesign.com, New York. Fair use license. via http://historicaldesign.com/product/lacloche-paris-strauss-allard-meyer-paris-imperial-door-vanity-case-18k-gold-with-red-and-black-enamel-carved-jade-and-diamond-and-platinum-details-made-by-strauss-allard/

"Rose" design compact and lipstick baton. ca. 1928.
“Rose” design compact and lipstick baton. ca. 1928. Platinum, gold, pearl, diamond, carved and cabochon coral, carved amber and red and black enamel with mirrored plate glass. Strauss, Allard & Meyer, maker for Lacloche Frères. French assay marks and mark for Strauss, Allard & Meyer. Lent by a private collection. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2018/05/04/36377636.html
Box. 1928.
Box. 1928. White gold, jadeite, frosted rock crystal, diamond and lapis lazuli. Strauss, Allard & Meyer, manufacturer. Produced by Van Cleef & Arpels. Part of the exhibition “Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection.” Photo credit: Doug Rosa. Image © vogue.com. Fair use license. via https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/art-exhibitions-jazz-age-twenties#9

Cloisonné enamel with a whiff of something else. Chinese opium boxes all from a while back.

Opium boxes. 18th and 19th c.
Opium boxes. 18th and 19th c. Chinese. Cloisonné enamel. Enameled inside and out with floral and other motifs. Image © Lauritz Auctions, Stockholm. Fair use license. via https://www.lauritz.com/en/auction/a-collection-of-opium-boxes-cloisonne-china-4/i4762118/#
Octangular opium box and furnace holder. Antique.
Octangular opium box and furnace holder. Antique. Cloisonné enamel. Image © 2016 / GALERIE LAMY ORIENTAL FINE ARTS BRUSSELS. Fair use license. via https://www.galerielamy.com/octangular-cloisonne-enamel-opium-box-furnace-holder.html
Opium boxes. Late Qing dynasty.
Opium boxes. Late Qing dynasty. Cloisonné enamel. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/asian/chinese/three-chinese-cloisonne-and-enameled-opium-boxes-late-qing-dynasty3-1-8-h-x-3-w-x-1-5-8-d-inches-79-x-76-x-41-cm-la-total-3/a/5334-78161.s
Opium drost container. 19th c.
Opium drost container. 19th c. Cloisonné enamel. Image © 2016 / GALERIE LAMY ORIENTAL FINE ARTS BRUSSELS. Fair use license. via https://www.galerielamy.com/cloisonne-opium-drost-container.html

Pretty things to make the house smell nice even if its winter and you can’t open the windows. Not used at Versailles but pretty enough that the Queen of France would have liked them too.

Pot pourri bowls.
Pot pourri bowls. Porcelain ca. 1660-1680. Mounts ca. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain, celadon ground color and polychrome enamel. Gilt-bronze mounts. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Fair use license. via https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/froth-and-folly-nobility-and-perfumery-at-the-court-of-versailles/
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in  Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent.
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent. Jean-Claude Duplessis and Claude le Boitteux, goldsmiths. Image © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/119334
"Royal Bleu" Louis Philippe pot pourri urn. 1846.
“Royal Bleu” Louis Philippe pot pourri urn with pierced ormolu mounts and feet. 1846. French. Sèvres, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/antique-sevres-royal-bleu-porcelain-pot-pourri-urn-stamped-1846-19th-century/id-f_12459063/