Jewelry from Europe dating between 1300 and 1700
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South German, probably late 16th/ 17th century PENDANT WITH A SPHINX ivory, mounted with enamelled gold and a pearl 7.9cm., 3 1/8 in. overall
RENAISSANCE GEMSTONE RING. Western Europe, 16th century, gold, tourmaline, bezel 13 x 10 x 5 mm, Octagonal box bezel set with a fine step-cut tourmaline; double crescents on the sides, the joints in the shape of claws to hold the stone; rear of the bezel engraved with rays once filled with white enamel (traces remain). carved in high relief with volutes. Traces of enamel.The tourmaline was thought to heal physical and mental disorders and prevent death.
1610s - 1620s Unknown craftsman The Netherlands Pearls, gold, diamonds, sapphires and enamel; polished, chased and engraved
the Order of the Golden Fleece badge, 1628, Austria, silver; diamond; emerald; pearl, height: 3 cm, width: 2cm
16th century gold, ruby, emerald, pearl and enameled Love Bird pendant, c. 1550. The words upon it read, 'Love is Comfort'.
Pendant Shaped as a Dog, Spain, late 16th/early 17th century (with later modifications). Gold, enamels, diamond, rubies, and pearls, 6.7 x 3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
Lot 193 A LARGE BRASS ASTROLABE MELCHIOR TAVERNIER, 1632 Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 102,240 - USD 153,360)
Ring-Seal with Coat-of-Arms Iron; engraved and gilded. Diam. 2.7 cm Britain. Gothic. Second half of the 15th century
Oval gold and enamel pendant with tiny miniatures of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI on the outside and portrait of a man on the inside, surrounded by ropework of seed pearls, late 16th century
Sixteenth-century pendant with a serpent coiled around a tree and two skull cameos. (Royal Collection)
A rare Renaissance period gold, enamel, ruby and diamond "gimmel" ring with memento mori, possibly 17th century. Designed as two connected bands decorated with relief and enamels throughout, the bezels set with two rubies and two diamonds. The bands pull apart to reveal the miniature figures of a baby and a skeleton to their interiors.
Pendant Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1540-1560 (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Enamelled gold, set with a hessonite garnet and a peridot, and hung with a sapphire Credit Line: Given by Dame Joan Evans Museum number: M.242-1975 Gallery location: Jewellery, room 91, case 52, shelf B, box 5