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Eighteenth century gold poesy ring

Eighteenth century gold poesy ring with the sentiment: "Hearts united live contented" Ring size "Q" = US 8+1/4 with of the band is 5 mm. weight 5.7 gr

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Late eighteenth century gold ring with the sacred heart

High carat gold ring, ca 1790 , the bezel is set with opaline glass. Mounted onto the glass is an enameled gold sacred heart. The ring bears the inscription :John Wa...

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Ancient carnelian intaglio of Cicero in high carat gold mount

Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio with the portrait of Cicero, in a later high carat gold mount . The gold bezel has been engraved with a Latin quote from Cicero:" ni...

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Indian mutiny gold ring

22 carat gold ring, inscribed with the name of Color Sergeant Daniel Beare who fought in the British army during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and was awarded the Indian...

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Silver pomander

"Turned " decoration silver pomander, ca 1700. Probably German.This particular example was to be worn around the neck, probably on a chain. Measurements: 50 mm

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Roman intaglio of Chiron

In Greek mythology, Chiron was held to be the superlative centaur among his brethren. His personal skills tend to match those of Apollo, his foster father (sometimes...

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Sixteenth century silver vervel /hawking ring/

Silver hawking ring or vervel. The small shield is engraved with the arms of the London Company Blacksmiths & Spurriers. The side ring is engraved with " Chadwel...

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1600 rock crystal and silver box

Rock crystal box, ca 1600. Probably German or Prague.The mounts are gilt silver. Measurements:43 x 38 mm height:30 mm

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Silver pomander

"Large"circular, pierced and engraved table pomander on three "bun" feet.Probably German ca 1700. Pomanders were in use from the middle ages , and either carried sol...

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Enameled portrait and gold slide

Ca 1680 enameled portrait set into a high carat gold slide. Slides were used with a silk ribbon and were worn on the wrist or as a necklace.Probably English. Measur...

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Eighteenth century intaglio ring

A very finely carved carnelian intaglio of Emperor Galba, in a high carat gold "swivel" ring. These rings were popular in Rome and generally in Italy, during the per...

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Visigothic cloak pin

Seventh century Visigothic cloak pin. Gilt bronze, the pin is mainly missing. The Visigoths were a nomadic people who having sacked Rome settled in today's Spain in ...

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Eleventh century Umayyad silver finger ring

Ca 1050 Umayyad silver ring from Al Andalus. The bezel is engraved with Kufic script Rinsize :"O" = US "7" + 1/4 Measurements of bezel 13 x 11 mm Weight : 4.8 gr...

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Russian silver gilt beaker with niello decoration

Antique Russian silver gilt beaker with niello decoration, Moscow 1840. The niello decoration is in very good condition.Original fire gilding. Height 7 cm

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Medieval agate amulet

Small medieval agate amulet of a carved bearded male head. It could be late Saxon, or Viking. Size 13.5 mm

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Russian silver basket

Russian novelty silver basket 1893 St Petersburg Measurements : 12.5 cm in diameter of the top of the basket. weight 253 grams

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Ancient scarab in nineteenth century gold mount

Ancient aventurine scarab ca 1500 B.C. set in high carat gold with inscription inside in French “Mon sang teint les banniers de France” /my blood taints the banner o...

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Blue Chalcedony and diamonds broach by Tillander

A Fabergé workmaster is a craftsman who owned his own workshop and produced jewelry, silver or objets d’art for the House of Fabergé When Carl Fabergé took over the ...

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Green Jade and Rubies gold cufflinks

Late nineteenth century green jade , 18 ct gold and cabochon rubies cuff-links. French gold hallmarked, ca 1890-1900

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Early Posy Ring

Early gold posy ring.Ca 1680 , engraved inside ” live to love eternally ” Size “O”+1/2. Weight 1.9 gr

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Roman Gold Intaglio Ring

Roman gold and carnelian intaglio ring.The carnelian intaglio of the bearded male wearing the Phrygian cap is probably, Mithras. Mithras was a Persian deity. He was...

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Scandinavian silver heart shaped box

Scandinavian silver heart shaped box.

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Medieval sapphire ring

Ca 1400 gold ring with cabochon sapphire, and engraved shoulders. The underside of the sapphire is accommodated by the goldsmith with a dimple so as to house the who...

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Rock crystal and silver reliquary

ca 1600 probably Italian reliquary with rock crystal and silver. The relics are housed in nine small hollowed out dome of a large octagonal crystal. To give the back...

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Order of Christ ca 1800

Ca 1790-1800 "large" Portuguese order of Christ, in silver, garnets, and paste. The order's origins lie in the Knights Templar, founded circa 1118. The knights s...

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Ca 1600 Red jasper bowl with French gold mounts

Yellow and red jasper bowl , ca 1600 probably Italian or French in gold mounts. The mounts have French marks. The marks are difficult to read but appear to be ca 170...

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Late medieval silver ring

Ca 1450-1500 gilt silver ring, the design of the shape might be a throwback to the middle east and perhaps brought back by the crusaders. The top is fire gilt and th...

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Sixteenth century gilt silver cup

Hungarian , makers mark of Simon Tonsch 1554-1585, of Nagyszeben in Transylvania / today in Romania / was part of Hungary at the time./ After Genghis Khan hordes de...

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Late medieval silver ring

Ca 1450-1500 silver ring with a shield and reverse monogram of " L b ". Around the shield seem in black lettering "laul 'eus " All in deep seal engraving as to use ...

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Portuguese paste brooch

Silver brooch ca 1760-70 , Portuguese, with blue paste.These colors are the more exotic versions of the very popular white paste jewelry produced in the second half ...

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Byzantine gold ring

Ca 8 th century Byzantine gold ring with engraved cipher . These ciphers appear in Byzantine architecture on the capitals of the supporting columns in churches, to d...

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Enameled Russian tea glass holder

Enameled Russian tea glass holder. Moscow 1898 Height: 9 cm

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Greek gold ring

Oval bezel engraved with Nike. Greek ca 400 B.C. The engraving is not for use as a seal. These forms of Greek rings are frequent and well known. Size of bezel:17 m...

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Pair of Byzantine gold earrings

Pair of large late Byzantine ca 1300 high carat ear loops. Diameter of ear loop:50 mm weight : 27 grams

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Visigothic gold bead

Ancient gold and glass bead, ca 500 A.D. Probably Visigothic. After the Sack of Rome in 410 A.D. the Visigoths settled in the southern part of France and Northern Sp...

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Roman intaglio ring

Ancient Roman intaglio ring in "modern" high carat gold setting. The banded agate intaglio is ca second century A.D. and depicts the legend of Romulus and Remus bein...

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Roman gold ring

Small ancient Roman ring , the oval bezel is engraved with the image of Eros. The size indicates that it was a child's ring. Internal diameter of ring is 15 mm

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Russian cheroot case

Russian silver and niello cheroot case. Moscow 1829.The niello is in very good condition. Measurements:10.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 3 cm

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Milton intaglio ring

Late seventeenth century silver ring with blue chalcedony intaglio image of John Milton. Since the publishing of Paradise Lost, john Milton entered the hall of great...

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Agate pomander

Pear shaped agate pomander with silver mounts.German ca 1690. The pomander opens up on both sides. Measurement:40 mm

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Belt buckle

Silver and faceted cut paste buckle. English ca 1720. The belt part must have been made of velvet or silk. For very little money these items of such exceptional qual...

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Enameled gold brooch

Enameled brooch depicting cupid . English ca 1820-30. His iconography is the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is sho...

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Emerald cameo ring

"Large" carved emerald cameo in later 14 carat ring. The emerald cameo is carved from Indian material and could be from ca 1800-1830. The 14 carat gold mount is from...

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Gold Posy Ring

Gold posy ring with the engraved posy: " All that I desire of thee is to fear god and love" Ca 1680-1700 Makers mark: "IN" in shaped shield Width of band : 5 mm ...

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Roman intaglio ring

Ca 300 A.D. silver and carnelian intaglio ring . The intaglio is of the roman eagle symbolizing the military power of Rome. The intaglio has a chip at the edge . ...

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Roman cameo pendant

"Large" ancient cameo ca 350 A.D. in later gold setting. The cameo is of Athene. Typical of Eastern Roman Empire work. For other examples see " The Content cameos " ...

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Pair of cut glass bottles with silver gilt tops

Pair of glass bottles with silver tops. Probably from a traveling case. Unmarked probably German ca 1710. The silver gilt tops unscrew. These bottles are probabl...

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Eighteen century paste ring

Eighteen century paste ring.