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
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Pill boxes that make taking pills fun. Art Deco, ca. 1930’s. Two geometric, giraffes and a ladybug. Various auction houses.

Pill box. ca. 1935.
Pill box. ca. 1935. Art Deco in style. Gold with enameled designs in coral and black. English import marks. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/9139288_491-art-deco-an-18-kt-gold-pill-box-of-square-shape
Ladybird design etui, pill box or thimble holder. ca. 1920's.
Ladybird design etui, pill box or thimble holder. ca. 1920’s. Brass and red and black guilloché enamel. Image © Copyright 2016-2019 Kim”s Curiosity Shop. Fair use license. via https://www.kimscuriosityshop.com/art-deco-guilloche-enamel-ladybird-etui-pill-box-or-thimble-holder-178-p.asp
Pill box with a giraffe motif. Art Deco.
Pill box with a giraffe motif. Art Deco in style. Danish. Sterling silver with a gold wash interior. sterling silver. Guilloché enamel on the lid depicting stylized giraffes in pastel colors. Geometric border in purple, green, and red enamel. Signed with “J.T. and Danish sterling silver marks. Image courtesy Hill Auction Gallery, Sunrise, Florida. Image © Auction Zip 2003 – 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Danish-Deco-Enameled-Giraffe-JT-Silver-Pill-Box-2_F4C4284ACC
Pill box. 1924. Art Deco in style.
Pill box. 1924. Art Deco in style. Gold, enamel, carved jade and diamond with mirror. Engraved “1924-1929” inside. Cartier, maker. Estate of Beverly Sills. Image © 2019 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/09bs01-estate-of-beverly-sills/catalogue/420-art-deco-gold-enamel-carved-jade-and-diamond

Micromosaic jewelry. First appearing in the 18th century, bigger in the nineteenth century and still being made today. Assembled with tweezers and much of it made in workshops at the Vatican and elsewhere in Italy a hundred years ago.

Micromosaic brooch/hair locket. ca. 1880-90.
Micromosaic brooch/hair locket. ca. 1880-90. Gold. Italian. Maker not known. Image courtesy Joden World Resources. Image © 2019 National Jeweler. Fair use license. via https://www.nationaljeweler.com/fashion/antique-estate-jewelry/7038-the-history-behind-micromosaic-jewelry
Micromosaic panel. ca. 1820-40.
Micromosaic panel. ca. 1820-40. Made in Rome, Italy. Antonio Aguatti, artist. Signed Aguatti. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s. Image © 2001-2019 Lang Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.langantiques.com/university/micromosaic/
Micromosaic brooch with a dog motif. ca. 1860.
Micromosaic brooch with a dog motif and an unusual blue background. ca. 1860. Gold. Italian. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/brooches/brooches/micromosaic-antique-18-karat-gold-brooch-european-circa-1860/id-j_6607462/
Micromosaic bracelet. Mid 19th c.
Micromosaic bracelet. Mid 19th c. Italian. Hallmark of the Vatican Workshop of the Papal State. Photo courtesy Doyle & Doyle. Image ©GEM GOSSIP 2019. Fair use license. via https://gemgossip.com/doyle-doyle-debuts-rare-collection-of-antique-jewels/
Basilica di San Marco brooch with red spinels.
Basilica di San Marco brooch with red spinels. 19th c. Continental. Probably reset. Collection of Elizabeth Locke. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). Image ©2019 Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.veranda.com/luxury-lifestyle/a27134033/elizabeth-locke-micromosaic-jewelry-collection/

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

Down at the bottom of the sea with Milanese goldsmith to princes Alfredo Ravasco (1873-1958).

Octopus on malachite base. 20th c.
Octopus on malachite base. 20th c.Malachite and enamel. Image © The Moodboarders 2017. Fair use license. via https://www.themoodboarders.com/old/the-prince-of-goldsmiths/
Cigarette box with carved coral fish exhaling seed pearl bubbles with cabochon ruby eyes.
Agate cigarette box with carved coral fish exhaling seed pearl bubbles with cabochon ruby eyes. 1939. Italian. Agate, coral, seed pearl and ruby. Signed “A Ravasco” and inscribed to hinges “6 Febbraio 1939”. Italian assay and maker’s marks to hinges. Image © 2019 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/fine-jewels-l16052/lot.237.html
Agate bowl with crab-like clustered sapphire handles on a wooden plinth.
Agate bowl with crab-like clustered sapphire handles on a wooden plinth. No date. Photo © Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. Fair use license. via http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2014/03/10/29402340.html
Centerpiece with fish. ca. 1930-35.
Centerpiece with fish. ca. 1930-35. Lapis lazuli, agate and coral. Image © Copyright 2018-2020 MDB Srl. Tutti. Fair use license. via https://www.milanodabere.it/evento/alfredo-ravasco-principe-degli-orafi/
Carved agate rectangular cigarette box surmounted by three carved coral tropical fish.
Carved agate rectangular cigarette box surmounted by three carved coral tropical fish. ca. 1925. Agate, coral and pearl. Signed “A Ravasco” to box. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/important-jewels-antique-and-contemporary-l08051/lot.398.html

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

Tie pins, 19th and 20th century. All guaranteed to dress up any ensemble.

Flying insect tie pin. ca. 1950's.
Flying insect tie pin. ca. 1950’s. Gold filigree with a biwa pearl. Hallmark of an owl a French hallmark for 18 kt gold, for imported pieces. Maker not known. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://encheres.catawiki.eu/kavels/5708417-pingle-de-cravate-ancienne-en-or-insecte-volant-magnifiques-d-corations-en-filigrane-et-perle-biwa
Lucky Charm tie pin. Undated. 22 k gold.
Lucky Charm tie pin. Undated. 22 k gold. Maker not known. Image © 2019 World Savage. Fair use license. via https://www.gemgardener.com/catalog/antique-tie-pins-gold-good-luck-22k/
Vintage tie and stick pins, ca. 1885-1910.
Antique tie pins. ca. 1885-1910. From left: 1910 Fabergé gold and ruby tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1925 platinum, diamond and sapphire tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1885 Maison Robin gold stick pin, image © Wartski. Late-1800s Fabergé gold and enamel stick pin, image © Bentley & Skinner. ca. 1925 Cartier gold, platinum, diamond and sapphire tie pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1900 Tiffany & Co diamond and ruby stick pin, image © Wartski. ca. 1905 platinum, diamond, yellow diamond and pearl tie pin, image © Sandra Cronan Photo credit: George Ong. Fair use license. via https://howtospendit.ft.com/watches-jewellery/114813-tie-pins-with-vintage-verve
Rabbit tie pin with pearl. ca. 1890. Victorian. French.
Rabbit tie pin with pearl. ca. 1890. Victorian. French. 18 k yellow gold with natural oriental seed pearl and ruby eye. Eagle’s head hallmark, a French guarantee hallmark for 18 k gold and has been in use since 1838. Image © 2019 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://encheres.catawiki.eu/kavels/5770537-pingle-cravate-fran-aise-antique-en-or-lapin-de-p-ques-avec-uf-ann-es-1980
Tie pin. 19th c. Coral beads.
Tie pin. 19th c. Coral beads. Maker not known. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Epingle-a-jabot-ou-cravate-ancienne-en-pomponne-et-perles-de-corail-XIXeme/362491455530?hash=item54662ca82a:g:FWQAAOSw-FRb8-Hi