Gold, silver, and diamond brooch, set with an octagonal sapphire engraved with the arms of Johann Hugo von Orsbeck (1634-1711), appointed Archbishop Prince Elector of Trier, 13 July, and Bishop of Speyer, 16 July 1676, Abbot of Prum and Provost of Weissenburg. Now framed within a foliate border. German. Sapphire intaglio: 17th century. Setting: 19th century. Click for source and additional commentary by Diana Scarisbrick
Circa 1860 Diadem designed in a line of graduated cameos carved in various hardstones, amethyst, carnelian, and agates set within a red and blue enameled mount; matching brooch set with various hardstone cameos; via Christies.
Gold pendant enameled grey and white set with a purple sapphire guarded by twin dragons, with wide open mouths and wings displayed, surmounted by a grotesque mask, highlighted with small diamonds and terminating in a drop shaped pearl below. French, c. 1885 by Lucien Falize. (1839-97)
Gold & Enamel Bracelet c1840, hinged, multi-colored enamel w/a pattern of flowers & scrolls, center accented w/roses, pansies & forget-me-nots on a white enamel ground. Hinged central compartment for 18 karat gold pocket watch, case enameled in matching floral design, dial engraved w/flowers & scrolls, black Roman numeral chapter ring and moon-style hands, key wind movement, dust cover and case numbered 18997, the bracelet engraved “Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1846″. Together with a watch key.
Gold and silver ring, the hoop widening at the shoulders to support the elongated oval bezel centred on a seed pearl bouquet of mixed flowers and ears of barley tied with a ribbon, applied to a royal blue enamel ground, bordered with pearl, outlined in gold leaves and flowers, with in an old-cut diamond border Circa 1770
The brooch originally belonged to Victoria, Duchess of Kent, who on her death in 1861 left her jewellery to her daughter, Queen Victoria. The Queen subsequently gave the brooch to her third daughter Helena as a present on her 24th birthday in 1870. The reverse of the brooch has a simple, yet very personal engraving: "Belonged to dear Grandmamma V. From Mama V.R. to Helena 25th May 1870."
Gold archaeological style necklace, the wide strap chain edged with rosettes and small seed shaped pendants hung with chains with more rosettes terminating in amphorae and larger seed shaped pendants, fastening behind, the clasps decorated with filigree palmettes. Castellani, c.1872.