Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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Victorian jewelry is as complex in it's symbolism, sentiment and design as was the fashion, architecture and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady's costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status and her sense of self.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday folk is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even today.


VICTORIAN Scottish silver with royal blue enameling buckle bangle, patterned all round and hinged in four places, solid heavy silver, safety chain, 7" by 3/4", buckle front 1". See a similar piece, a brooch, in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 33.  View   View   View   View   View   #V31967  VICTORIAN Scottish silver with blue enamel locket with hair insert, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" with a 5/8" loop.   View   View   ALL   #V32625
VICTORIAN Scottish silver with royal blue enameling brooch, c catch and hinge, 1-3/4". See a similar brooch in Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 33.    View   #V31968


VICTORIAN dated 1875 sterling boxed set of hinged bangle bracelet, locket, locket brooch and earrings all in a fully fitted beveled glass covered box made for this set, rare and wonderful. The bracelet has an engraved name inside as well as the date 1875. The bracelet is a smaller size, 6" around with a 1" band, with the front oval 1-1/3" by 1-1/8. The locket is 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" and it has a shallow dimple on one side. Inside are places for two photos with covers. The brooch has a window on the back that could hold a lock of hair or a photo, and it is 1-1/3" by 1-1/8", and the earrings are each 1" by 3/4" with a 3/4" hook for pierced ears. The box is 6-5/8" by 3-3/4" and it is 2-3/4" at one end and 1-3/4" at the other.    View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V37842

VICTORIAN sterling Ye Spider and Ye Flie (fly) brooch with raised insects and a scalloped edge, 1-5/8" by 1" and heavy for it's size The maker's mark on the back is "H&M", and the registration mark is for the date November 16,1880. The design is a fly on a branch facing a spider in his web with the saying engraved in the top left rectangle. This saying came from a nursery rhyme written by Mary Howatt in 1828. The Prince of Whales often gave Victoria gifts with this novelty theme, including a bracelet.  See Davidov & Dawes book "Victorian Jewelry" page 45 for a "Ye Spider and Ye Flie" brooch. This piece is also shown on page 25  of the book "Jewellery in the Age of Victoria".   View   View   View   View   #V38313

VICTORIAN boxed silver brooch and earrings with the "AEI" motif, brooch 1" earrings 5/8". Sets like this were popular and another can be seen in See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 36.  View   View   View    #V38244





      VICTORIAN sterling brooch of a sailor standing at the wheel of a boat. There is a star cut out on the back and a mark that says "sterling front", 2-1/4" by 2".   View   #V39445   

Two Victorian sterling brooches, each with an image of a woman engaged in a sport. I wonder if there were others like these showing different sports.  Both   View

    STERLING silver embossed Gibson girl with a golf club, an unusual lady's sports motif brooch, with a pierced star mark on back, 2-1/4".  View   #Q25874  


VICTORIAN silver and sea shell brooch circa 1880, souvenir of a long ago English beach holiday, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   View   #V34745 VICTORIAN ENGLISH  "Souvenir from John O Groats" seashells  2-inch oval brooch. This is a delight, with each tiny seashell pronged in place, and each in perfect condition.   View    #V18652 VICTORIAN silver brooch with tiny real prong-set seashells, dental and beaded edge, 1-3/4".   View   #V31800 


VICTORIAN silver hand brooch with decorated cuff, very nice front and a solder repair on the back which does not at all detract.   View   View   #V34766    

   CHATELAINE  with 5 pieces: the mirror is hallmarked Birmingham 1904-05, maker's mark C&N; the pencil holder is marked Chester 1902-3; the match safe is engraved with the initials "HHA"; the envelope-shaped stamp holder is hallmarked Birmingham 1977. The length from top to bottom is 9".   View   View   View    View    #V20954  

VICTORIAN antique sterling silver pin with three little ribbed pink sea shells in a setting with etched designs and a beaded edge, perhaps a souvenir of a Victorian seaside vacation or honeymoon, 2" by 1-1/16". Circa 1880s and in excellent condition.   View   #V39828  


      SILVER bird chatelaine hook with ruby eye, emerald and pearl collar, etched feathers.   View   #V24855

  STERLING Art Nouveau lady face and flowers brooch, cut star and "sterling face" marked on back, circa 1900. View #Q26616 

   TOOTH brooch with native face, 3-1/3" long.  View   View   View  #V21897 


VICTORIAN silver name brooch with "Sarah", pierced design and beaded edge with etched flowers, hallmarked "B & L" Birmingham 1882", comes with 2-1/2" by 4" carte de visite of a girl also wearing a "Sarah" brooch from Berlin Photographic Studio, 1882. See Victorian name pins in Kaplan's "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.  View   View   #V32209

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing a silver "Sara" name brooch and a long chain. "From the Berlin Photographic Studio, 61 Patrick Street, Cork, Entrance through Lee Library, R Williamson & Co., photographs enlarged to any size". Size 2-1/2" by 4".  View   View   #Vkph1

VICTORIAN silver with rose and yellow gold overlay raised flowers brooch with beaded edges, open back, 2" by 1-1/8".   View   #V32211


VICTORIAN silver "souvenir" locket with two photos inside, locket is 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" with 1/3" loop.   View   View   #V32194

VICTORIAN silver star brooch faceted to resemble cut steel, exceptionally large at 2-1/3".   View   #V32197

VICTORIAN sterling silver "souvenir" bangle hallmarked "G&W" Birmingham 1882, engraved in elegant letters on back "J.M.B", and at one hinge in tiny letters "15th November 1954", 6-1/4" by 1".   View   View   View   #V32212


VICTORIAN sterling silver star brooch with deep blue and red enameling, molded to mimic cut steel, 1-5/8". The star encloses a design made to simulate cut steel brads, quite lovely.    View   #V33523

VICTORIAN silver chain with padlock with hair compartment, 7-3/4" by 1/2" with a 3/4" heart padlock.   View   View   View   #V33557

VICTORIAN silver round ornate brooch with scrolls and flowers, beaded and dental edges, locket back, safety chain, 1-5/8".   View   #V32210


VICTORIAN sterling tested 16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge and 2" by 1-1/2" Aesthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros., Birmingham 1893.   View    #V31126 VICTORIAN sterling 2" by 1-1/2" Asthetic style locket with beaded edge on 3/4" loop, hallmarked S. Bros., Birmingham 1893.   View   View   View   View   #V31145 VICTORIAN sterling etched design links book chain with beaded edge necklace, 18" by 7/8". See Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry" page 31.   View   View   View   View   #V31128


VICTORIAN silver large heavy 1-3/8" by 2" locket engraved "TAS" on one side and "AEI" (Amity, Eternity & Infinity) on the other, 32" chain.   View   View   View   #V29247

VICTORIAN initial "A" bar brooch, 1-3/4" wide and 1" tall.   View   #V35664

VICTORIAN Aesthetic style locket and collar, silver with rose and yellow gold overlaid bird and dragonflies design, 17" by 1/2" etched links chain, locket 1-1/2" by 1-7/8".   View   View   View   View   View   #V31981 


VICTORIAN silver bird forget me not brooch with tiny locket for hair on the back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8", box 2" by 2" and 3/4" deep original box. This charming bird carries the message of unending love.   View   View   View   #V35506  VICTORIAN silver snake coil bangle, wearable length around 6-5/8", total length 7" by 1-1/4" wide at the front. The coiled double snake heads were a symbol of eternal love. There is a slight dimple at the top of one knob, as seen in picture.   View   View    #V35504 VICTORIAN French lapis and pearl brooch set in sterling, illegible touch mark on pin stem, 1-1/3", complete with the original fitted box which is 2-1/3" by 1-7/8" by 1" deep.   View   View   View   #V35505


VICTORIAN sterling with gold overlay Mizpah pin with beaded edges, etched message, hallmarked for Birmingham 1901, 1-5/8".  The engraved message reads, "MIZPAH The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from the other".  View   View   View   #V37207

ART NOUVEAU Louis Armand Rault French sterling buttons in their original box,  hallmarked Birmingham 1908, set of 6 each 1". What a great find and an example of what a beautiful woman looked like in that era.  View   View   View   View   #V37156

  VICTORIAN sterling pin hallmarked for Birmingham 1904, 1-3/4", the front cartouche is open for your own initials.   View   #V37208


VICTORIAN S Bros sterling silver and gold mizpah brooch with two enjoined hearts connected by ivy, 1-1/2" by 1". The hallmarked on the back "S.Bros" for the Suydenham Brothers, and the date 1905.   View    #V38314 EDWARDIAN 9 carat yellow gold Mizpah brooch with double hearts and ivy and the Mizpah message, 1-3/16" by 5/8". This is hallmarked on the back with the numbers 9 and 375, Birmingham, and the date letter for 1916. The maker's mark is "R.Bs" for Rolason Brothers.  View   #V38394 EDWARDIAN sterling Mizpah brooch, rectangular 1-3/4" by 1", applied word Mizpah with a raised frame, maker _AM, Birmingham, 1912.   View   #V38396


VICTORIAN sterling brooch and earrings set in original box, flowers and scallops designs, brooch with locket back, hallmarked for Birmingham 1885, maker's mark "FV", brooch 1-1/2" earrings 1-1/4" total length. The brooch has a compartment on the back for hair or a tiny photograph. Boxed sets like this are hard to find and fun to collect.   View   View   View   View   #V35661  VICTORIAN sterling silver with rose and yellow gold overlay brooch and earrings hallmarked for Birmingham 1891, maker W.C.M., brooch 1-1/2", earrings 5/8".   View   View   #V35794 VICTORIAN butterfly and flowers motif silver brooch and earrings with gold overlay and beaded edge in original box, circa 1885, brooch 1-3/4" earrings 1-3/4" top to bottom. The brooch has a compartment on the back, but the glass is cracked. Boxed sets like this are hard to find and fun to collect.  View   View   View   View   View   #V35656


VICTORIAN round pin with marcasites in silver and gold tone, 1". This may have once been a button but it now has a safety pin back catch on the back.    View   #V36087 VICTORIAN large silver tone metal skirt or train lifter with padded ends, 7" total length. The pierced floral and scroll top slides up and down to open and close the pincers. This actually works and can hold a fairly thick piece of fabric.    View   View   #V34601 VICTORIAN twigs motif two piece belt buckle, entire buckle is 2" by 1-1/8".  View   #V37401 


VICTORIAN lead crystal faceted double collar pin set in silver and comes with it's own fitted box, 3-1/4" total width and each crystal is 5/8" wide.   View   View   View   #V37402 VICTORIAN or late Georgian portraits necklace, total length 14-1/2" with the larger ovals 1-1/4" by 3/4" and the smaller 1/3" by 1/2". The portraits are enamel on silver metal with hand painted faces. Two of the portraits have been re-worked so they look a bit different and while I don't find it very distracting, I did price this "as-is" because of that. An unusual and amazing piece and each portrait is a little different.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V38767 FILIGREE long single strand necklace of alternating sterling silver filigree balls and exotic seed round beads, 25-3/4" length with 5/8" beads. The seller said this is English circa 1905 and it has an illegible hallmark inside the hand made s-shaped catch hook. A warning though, the edges of the filigree balls are easy to catch on an open weave fabric, like a sweater.  View    View   #Q38758


VICTORIAN sterling oval brooch with gold overlay, tulips and leaves motif with etched fern design, locket back with fittings for a photo, circa 1880s, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".   View  #V36620

VICTORIAN silver pin and earrings in original box, brooch 1-1/4", pierced earrings 1-1/4" total length top to bottom. The design is delicate and symmetrical, really beautifully done.  View   View   View   #V36270

 VICTORIAN faux cut steel earrings with a star motif, total length 1" and the round portion 3/4".  View    #V38285   


VICTORIAN sterling rectangular brooch with gold overlay, dragon fly and bird motif with etched bamboo design, open back for photo but no fittings, 1-1/2" by 1-1/8".  View   #V36619 VICTORIAN sterling round brooch with gold overlay, tulips and leaves motif with scalloped edge, fittings for a photo on the back, 1-1/3" by 1-1/8".    View   #V36621 VICTORIAN sterling oval brooch with gold overlay, rose and leaves motif with etched ferns, hallmarked for Birmingham 1888, open back for photo but no fittings, 1-7/8" by 1-1/8" .  View   View   #V36622


VICTORIAN sterling silver brooch with enameled flowers, hallmarked Chester 1887, vintage replacement hinge for stability on the back, 2". The flowers are a pink wild rose and forget-me-nots with green leaves.    View   #V33524

VICTORIAN sterling silver with yellow and rose gold overlay horseshoe pin with arrow, flowers and leaves, hallmarked 1886, 1-1/3" by 1-1/4".   View   #V32616

VICTORIAN sterling with gold overlay Mabel name brooch with ivy leaves, hallmarked Birmingham 1892 and maker "S.B.", 1-3/4". The ivy leaf stood for memories and eternal love in Victorian times.   View   #V33522


VICTORIAN silver brooch with gold overlay basket in both rose and yellow gold, hallmarked for Birmingham 1885 sterling and a maker's mark "WCM", 1-3/4" by 1-1/4".  View   #V37671

VICTORIAN silver bow brooch with rose gold overlay birds, flowers and scrolls, hallmarked maker "WCM", Birmingham sterling, 1901, 1-1/2" by 3/4".  View   #V37672



VICTORIAN sterling sweetheart brooch with yellow and rose gold overlay flowers and leaves, 1-1/8". These are fun to wear alone or in groups, and they were often worn at the neck, as this jpg of a vintage photo shows HERE View   #V38312 VICTORIAN CDV showing a lady wearing her sweetheart pin at the neck of her dress.   View   View

VICTORIAN dainty sterling brooch and earrings, ovals with a rose and leaves design and beaded edge, brooch 1-1/3" by1", pierced earrings 3/4" by 5/8" not including hoops.  View   View   #V38395


   VICTORIAN lady wearing a locket and chain, watch chain with a matching set of brooch and earrings. Photographer "Barnes & Sons, 422 Mile End Road E., London. This portrait may be enlarged to life size & painted in oil, water color or crayon".  View   View   View       VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver collar and locket with watch chains at her waist. Photo by R.T. Watson, Anlaby Road, Hull.  View   View        VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver collar and locket. Just under her left hand you can see a double swag of carved jet beads. Photo by Turner & Drinkwater, Elm Tree House, Anlaby Road, Hull.  View   View   View


     VICTORIAN silver locket with double and ivy buckle design, 1-3/4".   View   View  #V28797 VICTORIAN silver chain for a locket, 18" by 5/8".  View   View   #V29646 VICTORIAN round sterling silver locket, hallmarked , 1-1/3".   View   View   View   #V27907  


VICTORIAN sterling tested 16" by 3/4" etched links book chain with beaded edge.    View   View   View    #V31126 VICTORIAN silver oval locket with engraved initials "RI" on one side and leaf design on the other, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" with 1/2" loop.   View   View   #V31127  VICTORIAN sterling silver locket with lily-of-the-valley and butterfly etched design, hallmarked maker "S.T." and Birmingham 1893-4, 1-3/4" locket with 5/8" loop.   View   View   View   #V29843


VICTORIAN lady named Johana Frank Hartman, born July 16th, 1856, so this picture was probably circa 1880s. She is the grandmother of Bobye Syverson, expert in Eisenberg jewelry. Bobye still owns the locket her grandmother wears in this picture, which is similar to several on this page.   View
Melendy & Packard, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Says Bobye, "The store with the flags and the false front belonged to my grandparents and they are standing in front of it.  It is dated on the back July 1886 but the writing is very faint.  This was in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Notice the ladies looking out the second floor windows." 

VICTORIAN silver locket and chain, locket has an etched flower bouquet design on one side and a tropical bird on the other, 1-7/8" by 1-1/2, chain is 15" by 7-16".   View   View   View   View   View   #V29881


VICTORIAN silver locket with etched ivy design, fitting and cover on one side inside, 1-7/8" by 1-1/3".   View   #V32208

VICTORIAN silver etched ivy with beaded edge pierced earrings, total length 7/8" by 3/4" wide.   View   #V32206

VICTORIAN thin silver bangle with etched leaves design on front, slight ding on back, 6-1/2" by 1/2".   View   View   #V32214


VICTORIAN sterling silver Aesthetic style birds, butterflies, leaves and geometrics engraved bangle, hallmarked "J.A." Birmingham 1882, slight dings on back, 6-7/8" by 1-1/8".   View   View   #V32213

VICTORIAN silver locket with etched bird, bamboo, flowers, geometrics and leaves Aesthetic design, fittings but no covers inside, 1-7/8" by 1-5/8" locket with 5/8" loop on a 29" chain silver.   View   View   View    #V32207

VICTORIAN Scottish small silver/malachite pin, 1-1/4", same in D & D book.   View   #V32205


VICTORIAN silver locket with lily-of-the-valley on one side and shield on the other, marked on top of loop "S.S. 9", 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" with 1/2" loop.   View   View    #V31554

VICTORIAN silver locket with entwined initials "BS" or "SB", fitting intact inside, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4" locket on 1/2" loop.   View   View   #V29877

   VICTORIAN silver locket with unusual pierced, dental and beaded design on front, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3" with 1/2" loop.   View   View   #V31555


VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver locket on a chain and an unusual brooch. "From the Studio of Sheppard & Co. Photographers, North Street & Monmouth Street, Bridgewater".   View   View

VICTORIAN silver "zipper" 2" by 1-5/8" locket with one fitted frame inside for a photo on a 15" by 5/8" collar chain.   View   View   View   View   View   #V31327

VICTORIAN lady wearing a silver locket and collar. "Photographie Parisienne, 18 Rue Fosse aux Loups 18, Bruxelles" on back, and penciled date 1877.   View


VICTORIAN sterling collar chain bracelet with 3 beaded edges, engraved foliate clasp, 8" by 1".  View   View   #V36956




GRANDELN 800 silver elk's tooth, oak leaf and acorns parure with necklace, bracelet, ring and brooch, hallmarked "TS 800" on the bracelet closure, "800" on the pin back, and "835" on the ring. The pendant is 1-3/4" by 1-1/8" including the decorative loop, the chain is 20", the bar brooch is 2" and has it's safety chain, and the ring is a size 10 and 1/2" wide along the finger. The box is the one in which it came to me, a vintage box that displays it nicely. I have been told that this is called "Grandeln" in German:, or the canine teeth of a deer. They are considered as hunting trophies and were (and still are) commonly used in folkloristic jewelry in Bavaria, Austria etc. The acorn motive is another key element of this type of jewelry.     View   View   View   View   View   #V36632

VICTORIAN sterling silver photo locket brooch, a rectangle with a beaded edge and a photo compartment on the back and a glass cover, 1-3/4" by 1". The faux cut steel rectangle in the center adds wonderful texture and the beaded edge is  a lovely finish. The yellow and rose gold applied flowers are accented by engraved leaf designs. The pin stem extends beyond the pin itself, typical of this era, and the c-catch and hinge are as well. And finally the entire brooch is made of sterling that is a bit heavier than this style of brooch usually is. Circa 1890, it is in excellent condition on the front and very good condition on the back as the photos show.  View   View   #V38115


VICTORIAN silver 1-1/2" wide bow pin with oval 2" pendant with aqua stone, total length 2-1/2".   View   #V31769

VICTORIAN silver snake earrings in silver with black and white banded agate cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires, 2-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V31982

VICTORIAN Alpaca silver locket with relief roses on one side and engraved initials "SA" on the other, fitted for one photo inside, 2-1/2" by 1-7/8".   View   View   #V31767


VICTORIAN silver fern pin with beaded edge, circa 1880, 1-5/8".   View   #V32624 VICTORIAN sterling snake wrap bracelet circa 1880, total length 21-3/4" by 5/16", spreads about 3" wide on wrist.    View   #V32410 VICTORIAN sterling silver etched bird design drop earrings with beaded edge, hallmarked Birmingham 1880, maker's mark "GFW", 1" total length.   View   #V32922 


VICTORIAN silver coil bangle made to resemble cut steel brads, very unusual and dated June 21, 1883, marked 800 silver, 7-1/2" and adjustable in size and 1/3" wide, one dimple on back as can be seen in the picture.  View   View   View   #V33547 VICTORIAN silver earrings with etched ivy leaf design and beaded edge, a tiny 1/2" size so very easy to wear. Ivy symbolizes eternal love.  #V33529 VICTORIAN sterling Albert watch chain with lovely links, marked "O.O.Co, with 1887 coin fob, chain 12" total length.      View   #V35660 


VICTORIAN silver earrings with etched swallow design and beaded edge, earrings 1", total length 1-1/4".   View   #V32613

VICTORIAN Japonesque bamboo etched design sterling fan brooch, 2" by 1-1/4".   View   #V32074

VICTORIAN round silver patterned earrings with a beaded edge, 3/4" total 1-1/8".   View   #V32614


VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings, hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo. See similar set on page 36 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".    View   View   View   View   View   #V31205    VICTORIAN silver ornate collar with beaded edge, links decorated with tiny etched open flowers, 18" by 3/4".   View   View   View   #V31204  VICTORIAN silver pierced and etched Aesthetic scenic design 1-1/4" by 7/8" brooch and 1/2" pierced earrings.  View   View   #V29648


VICTORIAN silver brooch and earrings set with "AIE" (Amity, Infinity, Eternity) initials as a love token, pierced and etched design. The brooch is 1-1/4" and the earrings total length 1-1/8".   View   View   View   #V32083

VICTORIAN silver bluebells brooch with glass enclosed back for hair or photo, 1-1/2".   View   #V31873

VICTORIAN sterling silver Mizpah brooch with beaded edge,  hallmarked Birmingham 1885 and maker's mark "R&M", 1-1/2" by 1". Engraved " May the Lord watch between me & thee when we are absent one from another".   View   View   #V33301


VICTORIAN malachite Scottish silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings, 1-3/4", circa 1870.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View    View   View   #V31766

VICTORIAN malachite Scottish silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings, 1-3/4", circa 1870.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View    View   View   #V31766

VICTORIAN malachite Scottish silver knot bracelet, 7" by 1-1/2", brooch 2" & earrings, 1-3/4", circa 1870.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View    View   View   #V31766


  VICTORIAN sterling silver and gilt double buckles pin hallmarked Birmingham 1890, 1-7/8".   View   #V28801 VICTORIAN Scottish silver kilt pin with jasper stone at top, unusually heavy piece, scratched on back, 3".   View   View   View    View   #V29645  VICTORIAN sterling with rose and yellow gold flowers oval brooch with beaded edge, hallmarked "AJS" on the back, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V28599


   VICTORIAN sterling with yellow- and rose-gold gilt leaves surrounding a 3-dimensional bird, ivy, leaves and flowers on horseshoe brooch, hallmarked and "AJ", 1-1/3".   View   #V28799   VICTORIAN silver arrow brooch with agate shaft, etched design on head and feathers, 2-7/8".   View   #V28795     VICTORIAN silver round pierced and etched bird design brooch with beaded edge, 1-3/4".    View   #V29130



      VICTORIAN sterling silver hallmarked 1894 bird brooch with floral and leaf design, 1-7/8".  View   View  #V29132

VICTORIAN silver brooches can look terrific worn in groups, these are circa 1880-1890. Brooches  like this can be seen in Benjamin's "Antique Jewellery" on page 140. Similar pieces can also be seen in the book, "Warman's Jewelry" 2nd Edition by Christie Romero on page 64.

    VICTORIAN silver pierced and beaded edge round name brooch "Jane", circa 1880, 1-1/3" . See Victorian name pins in Kaplan's "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363 and Benette & Mascetti's "Understanding Jewellery" page 229. A nice collection can also be seen in "Sentimental Jewelry" by Ann Louise Luthi page32.  View   #V29129


VICTORIAN Aesthetic silver oval etched bird in flight pin with dental and beaded edge, extended pin stem, 1-5/8" by 1-1/3".   View   #V30083 EDWARDIAN sterling silver "Jane" name brooch, hallmarked "WL, Birmingham, 1907", 1-3/4" by 5/8". See Victorian name pins in Kaplan's "Antique Jewelry" page 362-363.    View   View   #V30084    VICTORIAN silver oval brooch with open back for hair or photo, etched foliate center and embossed stars and fluted edge, 1-1/2".   View   #V27654


  VICTORIAN sterling silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27908 

   VICTORIAN silver tone fan brooch with Aesthetic etched bird and bamboo leaves design, 1-1/2".   View   #V28798

  VICTORIAN sterling bird bar brooch hallmarked Chester 1892, 1-7/8".   View   #V28800


VICTORIAN sterling "Agnes" brooch, hallmarked, 1-3/4" by 5/8". This is hallmarked for sterling, W.H.L. maker's initials, Chester, England, and the date letter for 1899.  View   #V38300  VICTORIAN silver Agnes name brooch, 1-1/2", tests sterling but has no hallmarks.  View   #V38311 VICTORIAN sterling locket brooch with a basket of flowers and leaves, stars and scrolls designs applied in both rose and yellow gold, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4". It is hallmarked for English sterling Birmingham,1882, and the maker "WCM". On the back is a glass covered compartment for a curl of hair or a photo.   View     #N39262


        VICTORIAN sterling bird, flowers and acorns brooch, beaded edge, hallmarked "S. Bros." Birmingham 1890, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V27656

 VICTORIAN  round brooch etched with a bird design, marked "standard silver" on the back, 1-3/8".  View   #V24972

   VICTORIAN sterling silver stork brooch with star and beaded edge, open back, 1-5/8".   View   #V28592


VICTORIAN sterling Victoria Regina Jubilee brooch 1837-1887 with a profile of Queen Victorian against a medallion with the initials "VR" beside it, also has a hair compartment on the back, .   View    #V35683 VICTORIAN sterling silver oval earrings with leaf motif and beaded edge, total wearable length 1-1/2" .   View   View   #V35682 VICTORIAN silver hinged bangle bracelet with oak leaf, acorn and stag's teeth, circa 1900. Teeth were used in a sentimental way in jewelry during the Victorian era, too. Queen Victorian's earrings, made of her children's baby teeth, can be seen on page 38 of the book "Queen Victoria: a Life in Jewellery" by Gere and Rudoe. And on page 42 her circa 1851 holly, tartan and stag's teeth brooch can be seen   View   View   View   #V18689


   VICTORIAN silver etched stork and grasses round pin, 1-1/4".  View   #V30092

  VICTORIAN coin silver charm engraved, "Mungo Collins Ayr Harbor, Scotland 1886", 1-1/3".   View   #V28908

   VICTORIAN sterling hand pin and clip with tiny Persian turquoise stones, 925/100 mark on back, 1-1/2".   View   #V29842       


 VICTORIAN silver heavy brooch with embossed children at the well design, beaded edge, 1-1/2".   View   #V29153 VICTORIAN hallmarked PP&Co sterling silver double horseshoe brooch with leaves and gold overlay, 1-1/8".   View   View   #V29951 VICTORIAN S&G silver bow and leaves brooch, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V29950


      VICTORIAN round silver brooch with beaded edge, applied surface layer of rose and yellow gold rose and leaf design, deep open hair compartment in the back with glass cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-1/3".    View   #V26458

VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling horseshoe pin with yellow and rose gold roses and leaves overlay, beaded edge, 1-1/2".   View   View   View   #V29641

 VICTORIAN hallmarked sterling WCM oval beaded brooch with yellow and rose gold roses and leaves design, beaded edge, 1-1/2.  View   View   #V29642   


VICTORIAN silver round brooch with etched leaves design and beaded edge, 1-1/2".   View   #V29649   VICTORIAN silver oval brooch with beaded edge and leaves and flowers motif, open hair compartment on back with no cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-5/8".   View   #V26456 VICTORIAN round silver brooch with beaded edge, applied surface layer of rose and leaf design, deep open hair compartment in the back with no cover, c-catch and tube hinge, circa 1880, 1-1/3". See similar pieces in Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3" on page 79.   View   #V26410


    VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked 1-5/8" beaded edge scalloped round brooch with engraved design, marked "D&LS" as the maker.  This reminds me of a stylized mum, with petals all around.   View   View   #V18647

    VICTORIAN oval silver pin with etched flowers and beaded edge, 1-1/4" .   View   #V28203 

    VICTORIAN small round silver pin with etched butterfly and grasses and beaded edge, 7/8".   View   #V28206   


VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Jane" with beaded edge and etched design, hallmarked for Chester England, 1899 maker H&N, 1-3/4".  View   View   #V36934 VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Mary" with gold overlaid letters, etched design, hallmarked for maker P&T, date and city almost illegible but could be Birmingham 1904, 1-3/4".  View   View   #V36935   ALL VICTORIAN sterling name brooch "Sarah" with overlaid gold and etched design, hallmarked for Chester 1900 maker W.Bs, 1-3/4".  View   View   #V36936 


VICTORIAN Silesian wirework brooch with grapes center, tiny holes on one side, circa 1840, 2-5/8" by 1-5/8".   View   View   View   #V34323 

VICTORIAN cabinet card of a lady wearing a star-shaped beaded edge round silver brooch, 4-1/4" by 6-1/2". Photographer W.H. Hemingway, 56 Bradford Road, Dewsbury.  View   View

VICTORIAN silver vinaigrette perfume locket with gilt and pierced inside, marked inside "JR?" and "13-1/2", 1-1/2" with 1/2" loop, a few small dimples on each side.   View   View   View   #V35636


   VICTORIAN sterling brooch with engraved and embossed leaves and scrolls and beaded edge, 1-1/2".   View   #V27851   VICTORIAN etched silver bird brooch with scalloped edge, 1-1/3".   View   #V27260 VICTORIAN sterling brooch with star and faux cut steel and starburst motif, 1-1/8".    View   #V27850


         VICTORIAN Mizpah double heart brooch with beaded edge pin, 1-5/8". MIZPAH "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent, one from the other." See Luthi's Sentimental Jewelry page 32.   View   #V28792    VICTORIAN sterling Mizpah brooch with two hearts, lock and key, bird and flowers, gold overlay, tiny etched saying, hallmarks "SRRO?, lion, anchor, p", 1-1/2".  View   View   #V29875 VICTORIAN Mizpah pin with ivy leaves, hallmarked, 1-1/3".   View   #V28793  


   STERLING silver pin with flowers and leaf design, 2".   View   #V26455  

EDWARDIAN Mizpah sterling silver with gold overlay pin with hearts, bow and ivy, hallmarked "E, Birmingham, 1908", 1-1/2" by 1/2".   View   View   View   #V30087

VICTORIAN silver compass charm with etched leaves back, 3/4".   View   #V29876


VICTORIAN sterling silver dangly earrings in a teardrop shape with lovely details, total length 1-1/4".  View   #V37866 VICTORIAN sterling silver "Baby" pin, hallmarked for Chester England 1909 and maker A.J.C. Alfred James Chester, 1-5/8" by 1/2" .  View  #V37957  VICTORIAN silver tone metal sash pin in buckle motif with a roaring lion, 2-7/8" by 1-7/8", circa 1900. This is a brooch and not a buckle, even though it was made to look like one.  View   View   #V37838 


VICTORIAN sterling buckle tiny brooch with pull-up pin on a chain, 1".   View   #V33749 VICTORIAN baby pin marked "silver", etched and pierced, circa 1890, 1-1/2" 12.   View   #V32407 VICTORIAN LSA sterling silver fleur-de-lis pin, 1-1/3".    View   View   #V33748


 VICTORIAN Scottish silver and agate pin, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4".   View   #V29948 

    VICTORIAN Scottish sterling and agate garter brooch, hallmarked.  View   #V29147

VICTORIAN sterling silver "regards" brooch, hallmarked back, 2".   View   #V28593   



    VICTORIAN sterling silver rectangular brooch with etched floral center, framed and beaded border, open back, 1-1/2" by 1-1/4".   View   #V28594

  VICTORIAN silver over brass stickpin with etched flowers design and a scalloped and beaded edge, 2-3/4" by 5/8".   View   View   #V28597

VICTORIAN silver brooch with stork, pond and house design, hair compartment back, 1-1/2".  View   #V28598


  VICTORIAN baby pin with green enamel, marked "silver" on the back, 1-1/8".   View   #V29479    VICTORIAN silver buckle brooch with hallmark, hair or photo compartment on back, 1-1/4".   View   #V29229     VICTORIAN sterling bar pin with forget-me-nots motif, 1-5/8".  View   #V29240


SILVER marked "F&B 800" winged cupid brooch, 1-1/3".   View   #N28910

 BLACK velvet 7" by 5-1/2" purse with silver cherubs, flowers, dolphins 6" by 2" frame and 3" belt chatelaine with 3-1/2" chains, German, stamped 800 silver and dated 1880/90.  .   View   View   View   View   View   #P28879

STERLING marked heraldic with figures brooch, 2".   View   #N28912


    VICTORIAN sterling kilt or dirk pin with purple and yellow stones, circa 1900, hallmarked, 2-7/8".   View   #V7108 

  VICTORIAN silver cherubs picking grapes brooch, 1-1/2" by 2".   View   #V28596  

VICTORIAN silver picture locket, 4 bows edge, 1-1/3". #V29128


  VICTORIAN sterling 1-1/4" Queen Victoria coin brooch dated 1837-1887.  View   #V17401 

 VICTORIAN EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) cast belt with scrolls and cherubs, 25".   View   View   View   #V29259

        STERLING 1-7/8" buckle and shields brooch, marked "sterling" and a maker's mark of a letter "C" with a number "3" inside it.  View   View   23378


  VICTORIAN sterling 2" ornate bows and ivy leaves bar pin hallmarked Chester, England, 1900-1.   View   View   #V13432 VICTORIAN skeleton key made into a brooch, 1-7/8".   View   View   #V32497   VICTORIAN 1-7/8" ornate bows and ivy leaves brooch.     View   #V13421


   STERLING Lady Racine sterling pocket watch, 935, 1-1/3".    View   #w25838

 MEXICAN 12k yellow gold and turquoise birds motif necklace and earrings, Mexican made.  View   View   View   #VWinw   View   #V24822

  STERLING Lady Racine sterling open face pocket watch, 935, "Bertha", 1-1/3".  View  View   View      #w25839


 VICTORIAN sterling hallmarked and maker's mark double hearts bar pin with rhinestones, 1-7/8". The brooch is typical of Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebration jewelry as it has the crowns and the royal standard comprising of the symbols for England (lions) Ireland (harp), circa 1897.  View   #V29154 VICTORIAN silver and enamel bow and charm brooch with orange and green enameled flower, 1-1/4".   View   #V29152    VICTORIAN sterling, black enamel and seed pearl bar pin, hallmarked, 1-1/2".  View   View  #V28865


      VICTORIAN earrings, silver and diamond 2" screw back, probably originally pierced earrings, circa 1840.  View   View   #V23442

    VICTORIAN clear rhinestone fish pin set in filigree.  View   #V27732

VICTORIAN cut steel pierced earrings, 1-1/2".   View   #V26605     


  VICTORIAN cut steel bracelet, 7" by 1-1/3".  View   View   View   #V25842



   VICTORIAN cut steel daisy motif set: the necklace is 18" by 1-1/3", the bracelet 7" by 1-1/3", early to mid-1800's. Polished steel faceted studs were riveted to a steel backing to fashion this type of jewelry. This set is particularly pristine and especially brilliant as each tiny stud has 12 facets. See Clifford's Cut-Steel & Berlin Iron Jewellery, plate II (possible attribution to Frichot); Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 page 33; Benette & Mascetti's Understanding Jewellery page 62; Becker's Antique & Twentieth Century Jewelry on page 78, and Bell's Collecting Victorian Jewelry page 41.   View   View   View   View   #V25841

   LACY cut steel necklace with silver chain, cut steel dangles, 15-1/2" by 1". This is an unusual use of cut steel.  View   View   View   View   View   View   #V29871  




Woodstock was a small town outside Oxford, England, site of the most famous cut steel workshops circa 1761.  A jeweler during that time to have been selling cut steel jewelry a price higher than gold. Steel jewellery became fashionable in France and its enormous cost made it popular to the nobility.  Napoleon, on his second marriage to Marie-Louise of Austria commissioned a whole parure of cut steel for his new bride.  By 1775, Mathew Boulton was the most famous steel worker Matthew Boulton, first in London and then in Birmingham. By the 1790s the industry was producing its finest work although the French Revolution robbed the British workshops of their best customer.  Though many shops in England closed, the French cut steel industry survived to the turn of the 19th century.

Since cut steel will rust if it gets wet or damp, and is difficult to polish or clean, much of it has been discarded and few good pieces remain today.   I would date the piece at left between 1775-1800 as the individual pieces are quite small. The smaller the pieces of cut steel used in the jewelry the earlier the item was, while later pieces had larger cut steel pieces


GEORGIAN cut steel and artificial half-pearl necklace, circa 1775-1800, 14 facets on each stud, half artificial pearls set in steel, 17-1/2" chain with 2-1/2" front drop. Most studs have 12-15 facets. "Fabulous" is a considerable understatement when describing this necklace. See Dawes & Collings "Georgian Jewellery, 1714-1830" page 18.  View   View   View   View   View   #V31374



VICTORIAN puffy hollow circle brooch with etched roses and leaves circa 1880s, 1-3/16".  View   #V37958 VICTORIAN tiny oval Blue John (deep purple natural stone) pin set in silver tone, 1".  View   #V37299 SCOTTISH Luckenbooth sterling pin, a traditional Scottish love token, 1-5/8" by 1-1/4". The Luckenbooth has the typical entwined hearts and crown motif, and the name comes from the locked stalls where brooches like these were sold, but  it symbolizes devotion and love. Much more of the interesting history of this type can be seen HERE on WIKI.  View  #V38460



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