Russian Gold Scarab Brooch
In 14 karat rose gold set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and enamel
The beetle with forty eight single-cut melee diamond set in silver, with an approximate total weight of 1 carat
Two round cabochon emeralds for the eyes
The body set with diamonds and four rubies
The wings with guilloche work on coloured dark green enamel
Marked on the pin with the Imperial Russian gold standard two digits «56» (zolotnik = 583 , 14k)
Length 6.2 cm
Width 4 cm
29.4 grams total weight.
The pink color of rose gold was first worn in 19th century Russia and was coined «Russian Gold».
Jay Strongwater enamel faux bamboo picture frame
Golden transparent enamels
Set with sparkling Swarovski crystals
Reticulated hinged easel back with two-tone color stones
The back with hand signature «Jay Strongwater 2003» in a gold marker and « Jay Strongwater » stamp
19 cm x 14.3 cm (7" 1/2 x 5" 5/8)
A French enamel & bronze mounts jewelry box, by Tahan
Stamped on the lockplate «Tahan à Paris»
Napoleon III period
Kiln-fired enamel on convex copper panels
Deep convex enamelled lid panel
Floral central ornmentation
surrounded by deep emerald green with little raised dots of enamel.
Original satin lining and key
Height 8.2 cm (3" 1/4)
Lenght 11.6 x 8.3 cm (4" 9/16 x 3" 1/4)
A Napoleon III period table mirror with it's original beveled looking glass Bronze mounted made of enamel champleve Richly ornate with colourful acanthus leaves and flowers At the base two winged mythical animals with lion head 49.5 cm (19" 1/2) x 33.5 cm (13" 3/16)
Russian silver and enamel cigarette case of rectangular cushioned form
Periwinkle, cobalt blue, turquoise, white and red enamel ground
White pellets border
Silver gilt interior.
Push-button lock/release mechanism with gilt silver cabochon thumb piece
Stamped silver hallmarks kokoshnik & 84 (875/1000 purity degree);
silversmith Konstantin Illarionovich Skvortsov
and assayer Anatolià¬ Apollonovich Artsibashev
11.2 x 7.5 cm (4" 7/16 x 2" 15/16)
A pair of tiles, slightly concave.
Enamel and copper.
One tile representing a hunter with his greyhound and a rabbit hanged from his stick.
The other with a man a sea monster in his arm on a stormy night by the sea.
Limoges, 19th century.
15 x 12 cm (5" 15/16 x 4" 3/4)
Russian silver and enamel cigarette case Of rectangular cushioned form. Turquoise, red, purple, periwinkle, cobalt blue, white and green enamel ground. The top and bottom with swirl borders. Silver gilt interior. Perfectly working push-button lock/release mechanism with blue stone cabochon thumb piece Stamped silver hallmarks kokoshnik & 84 (875/1000 purity degree) and master initials CK in a cartouche. 1900-1917. 10.5 x 7.8 cm (4" 1/8 x 3" 1/16)
Russian silver and enamel cigarette case Of rectangular cushioned form. Turquoise, maroon, periwinkle, cobalt blue, white and green enamels composing the carpet-like motif. Gold wash interior with an engraved dedicace dated 1928 in Moscow. Perfectly working release mechanism with green stone cabochon thumb piece. Stamped silver hallmarks 875 and the woman's profile wearing a diadem kokoshnik facing right; undecipherable master initials. 1927-1928 11.3 x 8.2 x 1.9 cm (4" 7/16 x 3" 1/4 x 3/4")
An Impressive Pair of Imperial Yellow Ground Cloisonné and Champlevé Enamel Vases.
Mid 20th Century
Each of bottle form with a tall cylindrical neck decorated overall in relief with a fruiting and flowering peach tree (9 peaches) curling around the body of the neck of the vase, the shoulder with two blue bats in flight on a yellow key fret ground , the necks with pendant ruyi-shaped lappets
Some minor restoration
Height: 63.5 cm (25")