Wednesday, August 19, 2015
It's painted in watercolor on an antique ivory piano key.
Once cut out, it will be placed in a Georgian locket.
The last photo is of an authentic Lover's Eye.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
It features two very special antique items from my collection suspended from a Victorian Revival gold plated bangle bracelet.
1. Antique Flaming Sacred Heart Ex Voto flacon reliquary, and
1. Victorian Pinchbeck mother of pearl hand that was once a brooch.
The flame of the antique flacon reliquary unscrews because it was most likely owned by a religious individual, perhaps a priest, to hold holy water. The front is beautifully engraved "A M" for Ave Maria surrounded by foliage. The reverse is engraved, "Dinan 1er 8bre 1907.
The Victorian mother of pearl hand is set in Pinchbeck, a metal invented by a clock maker Christopher Pinchbeck in the 1700s to resemble gold. The hand wears a ring set with a turquoise stone and a hand chased bracelet. It is absolutely stunning!
Check it out!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Unfortunately, Etsy deactivated them from my shop........
Here's the original Etsy listing description:
I've recently had the pleasure of finding two extremely fine and magnificent Petite French Dieppe micro carved stick pins. They most likely hail between late Georgian to early Victorian.
Note: The Cherub and Rose are sold separately. $320 each.
The cherub's head measures a petite 7mm in length.
The sash across the cherub's chest is the strap to his quiver.
The Cherub stick pin's overall measurement is approximately 2.5" total. The metal still has remnants of gold wash, but most has worn away showing the silver metal (most likely sterling) beneath.
The carving detail of this cherub's face is absolutely divine!
In very good to excellent wearable antique condition with surface wear commensurate with age.
The cherub's head measures approximately 7mm, equivalent to 0.27". Amazing!
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Trésor du Passé, French for Treasures from the Past, is my newest assemblage bracelet creation. The treasures I've included in this incredible bracelet are:
-Tiny Victorian gutta percha pocket knife in the shape of a shoe
-Victorian watch fob compass
-Antique carved bone rose
-Victorian pressed horn cameo button
-Victorian plaited hair memorial heart padlock
-Victorian braided hair memorial brooch
-Victorian brass hand
-Victorian Art Nouveau rhinestone GF locket
-and 7.5" Victorian GF textured link chain.
Newly listed to Metal Corset. Check it out!