A diamond and amethyst pendant the reliquary cross centering a square-cut amethyst in a transitional and old European-cut diamond surround, the terminals set with circular-cut amethysts; with hinged cover; inscription on reverse dated 1911; estimated total diamond weight: 1.40 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 4 1/8in.
Fabergé (jeweller) Creation Date: c.1900 Nephrite, gold, rose diamonds, cabochon rubies Dimensions: 2.3 x 4.6 x 2.9 cm Description: Egg-shaped box of nephrite, with forward opening gold hinge formed of a stylised fleur-de-lys clasp set with cabochon rubies and rose diamonds The Royal Collection.
Pomander shaped as an apple, of silver, silver gilt, and niello. The sections of the body of the pomander are held in place by a pin with a screw section at the top, the whole attached to an octagonal gadrooned head to which is hinged a quatrefoil handle. Inscriptions run around the edge of each section relating to the Judgement of Paris, the interior and exterior decoration of scrolling foliage and geometric patterns. Place of Origin: Italy (made) Date: ca. 1350 (made)
An important miniature of Queen Victoria, in a lace-bordered black dress, collet necklace and earrings, small crown and lace veil, wearing the blue sash of the Order of the Garter and medal of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert and Imperial Order of the Crown of India. Signed and dated in pencil 'Painted by H. Char. Heath London 1890'. Oval, high, gold frame set with 10 carat circular brilliant cut diamonds, the hinged reverse engraved 'PRESENTED TO M. H.M.S. Stanley, BY Victoria R.I…
Green glass ink well with art nouveau design in a copper alloy band around the rim. It has a hinged copper alloy lid. (I was told that the lily blossom motif around the bottom is really made of steel) | JV
The roof at the back is almost exactly like this. Not the prettiest way to do it, and the way the window hinges at the pivot point looks like a recipe for disaster, but maybe a mini balcony would be a good idea?
A novelty bustle made to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebrations contained a less useful device. It was fitted with a musical box that played 'God Save the Queen' each time the wearer sat down.;