06 Sep 2022

Long Pendant Earrings

These ravishing, 18 carat gold pendant earrings were made in Northern France around 1850 and are called Milano’s. They take there name from the idea that they are...

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01 Sep 2022

A Miniature Horse and Carriage

Heading into the new season with this Horse and Carriage made in Amsterdam by Pieter van Somerwil I in 1734. The coach has two large open wheels with...

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23 Aug 2022

A Miniature Brandy Bowl

This completely smooth round brandy bowl has sturdy handles on both sides. These handles are openworked and engraved with a line along the edges. The bowl stands on...

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18 Aug 2022

Gold and Citrine Cocktailring

A gold entourage ring set with two colours of citrine and diamond, made in the 1940s.Citrine is a gemstone which was popular in retro, post-war jewellery, often being...

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18 Aug 2022

A Miniature Tobacco Jar

This antique silver miniature tobacco jar was made in Amsterdam in 1806 by Jacobus Carrenhof. The oval barge shape is typical of this period. The tobacco jar stands...

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18 Aug 2022

Gautrait Sunflower Pendant

This highly sophisticated Art Nouveau pendant was made around 1900 by the French goldsmith Léopold Gautrait in eighteen-carat gold, diamonds, plique- à-jour enamel and a natural pearl. The...

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09 Aug 2022

Man with a Boar on a Wheelbarrow

This nice miniature features an elegantly dressed man with a hat carrying a wheelbarrow. On the wheelbarrow lies a boar. Frederik van Strant made this miniature in 1738...

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04 Aug 2022

A Miniature Ewer and Basin

This silver miniature ewer and basin set was made in Delft in 1679 by Charle Serval.The oval dish has a wide rim with a chased decoration of flowers,...

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02 Aug 2022

A Miniature Dish

Silver eight-pointed presentation dishes like this one were known as puntschotels and were intended for show. This miniature one was made by Boele Rijnhout in Amsterdam around 1680.During...

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27 Jul 2022

A Miniature Wine Jug

This highly elegant wine jug stands on a scalloped rising foot. The body of the jug is also scalloped and has a high rising spout that is engraved...

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27 Jul 2022

A Silver Rooster and Hen

These naturalistically designed rooster and hen were made in Dordrecht in 1618 and 1619 by Hessel van Buren. The birds stand straight on their feet and are completely...

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15 Jun 2022

Three Silver Potpourri Holders

These little bowls were made to hold potpourri. They are unusual objects, and only thirty Dutch silver examples are now known. The majority of them were made in...

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15 Jun 2022

A Large Silver Ink Stand

This ink stand by Rudolf Sondag is one of the largest known Dutch silver examples from the eighteenth century, and they are extremely rare. It is also one...

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15 Jun 2022

A Pair of Silver Salt Cellars

There are surprisingly few remaining silver salt cellars dating from the first half of the eighteenth century, when salts were still being made entirely of silver. This nicely...

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15 Jun 2022

Three Silver Tankards

The shape of this delightful trio of small tankards is typical of the Dutch province of Groningen. Groningen silver tankards are rare. In 2011 the Groninger Museum was...

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15 Jun 2022

Mellerio Demi-Parure

This important demi-parure is set with natural pearls and diamonds. Natural pearls have always been rare, unique and precious. Many special pearls have even been given names of...

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15 Jun 2022

A Silver Water Kettle on Stand

This elegant water kettle on stand or ‘bouilloire’ is one of the earliest known Dutch silver examples. The alternating convex and concave form of this large kettle is...

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15 Jun 2022

A Kutchinsky Space Age Ring

References to Sputnik, Halley’s Comet, the moon, the stars and the planets are seen in jewelry dating from the Georgian period through present day designs. This striking cocktail...

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15 Jun 2022

A Tea Chest with Three Silver Caddies

Although this tea chest is completely symmetrical, the powerful and elaborate decoration in the silver places it firmly in line with the prevailing Louis XV or Rococo style...

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14 Jun 2022

Micro Mosaic Necklace

This refined eighteen-carat gold necklace with micro mosaics in archaeological style is made up of heart- and trefoil-shaped drops on a gold cord, separated by ribbed gold tubular...

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14 Jun 2022

A Silver Windmill Cup

The windmill cup owes its name to the windmill mounted on the goblet. A windmill cup is a form of a drinkuit, a silver or glass cup that...

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07 Apr 2022

A Large Tray

This large rectangular tray has a so-called gallery fence with a beaded border on top of it. The sides of the rim are open-worked with a pattern of...

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07 Apr 2022

A Miniature Watering Can

This miniature watering can was made in Amsterdam in 1744 by Daniël van Strant.Antique silver watering cans in miniature silver are extremely rare. The remarkable thing about this...

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07 Apr 2022

A Double Clip Diamond Brooch

This magnificent pair of Art Deco clips is handcrafted in platinum and containing approximately 12 carats total weight of Old-European cut and baguette-cut diamonds ranging from (VS-SI) in...

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07 Apr 2022

A Set of Four Nijmegen Candlesticks

This elegant set four candlesticks is made by Willem Schiff. The smooth, slightly curved shapes of these candlesticks, which maximize the reflective effect of the silver, are characteristic...

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07 Apr 2022

A Miniature Cannon

This miniature cannon stands on a carriage with two open wheels with spokes. The barrel of the gun is decorated with acanthus leaf motif around the profiled bands...

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07 Apr 2022

Gold and Black Enamel Cufflinks

A pair of 18 carat gold and black enamel cufflinks, made by Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Company in New York in the 1970’s.

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07 Apr 2022

A Pair of Groninger Candle Sticks

This early and elegant pair of candlesticks has a square, profiled base with beveled corners. The base has a recessed circular field on which a baluster shaped stem...

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01 Apr 2022

Maastricht Porringer

This porringer or ecuelle with cover was made by Henderick Dresens in Maastricht in 1732-34. The design is Louis XIV style; two flat cast handles are the only...

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01 Apr 2022

Coral, Diamond and Turquoise Tiffany Earclips

Spring is in the air with these coral, turquoise and diamond ear clips made by Tiffany in the 1960’s. The button shaped corals are set in an entourage...

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08 Sep 2021

Diamond Corsage Ornament

This important corsage ornament with naturalistic violets is made of gold on silver, fully set with rose-cut diamonds. The beautifully executed stem begins with a ribbon ornament and...

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08 Sep 2021

A Rare Miniature Fish Stall

This rare silver miniature fish stall is one of the only two known examples. It was made in 1763 by the very well-known miniature specialist Arnoldus van Geffen....

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08 Sep 2021

A Large and Elegant Wine Jug

This exquisite wine jug is an exceptionally fine example of the Neoclassical style. The jug stands on a plain square base with a round foot decorated with a...

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05 Sep 2021

The Gold Van Eys Snuffbox

In the eighteenth century, almost every well-to-do man would carry a snuffbox. Tobacco was smoked and chewed, but it was also ground to a fine powder and inhaled,...

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04 Sep 2021

An early Teakettle

This utterly delightful, intricately decorated style of teakettle is often regarded as typically Frisian. Thanks to this exceptionally early example, we now know that the inspiration for Frisian...

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15 Jul 2021

Miniature Tea Caddy

If you were wealthy enough to drink tea, you used to have a tea caddy made by a craftsman; and preferably from a precious material such as silver....

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09 Apr 2021

A Miniature Wine Taster

This miniature wine taster was made in Haarlem in 1789 by Jan Soutman.In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries city canals were also used as sewers, which caused serious...

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09 Apr 2021

A Miniature Pin Tray

This miniature pin tray was made in Amsterdam around 1680 by an unidentified maker. Dresses of the well-to-do were made of costly silk, trimmed with lace collars or...

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09 Apr 2021

A Small Basket

This elegant, oval basket was made in Middelburg by Hendrik Boshart around 1770. It has two curved handles and rests on four leave shaped feet. The openwork sides...

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09 Apr 2021

Two Casters From Zwolle

These impressive Louis XIV-style silver casters are not only beautiful and heavily executed, they are also historically interesting. One of the casters is very early and was made...

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09 Apr 2021

Strawberry Dish

This small and very charming silver strawberry dish is a very early example. Made in 1717 by Johannes du Vignon III, the dish is round with a curved...

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09 Apr 2021

A Melon Shaped Teapot and Milkjug

This tea service consists of a teapot and a milk jug. It is designed in the naturalistic style that came into fashion in the Netherlands after 1760. The...

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09 Apr 2021

A Miniature Lamp Lighter

This miniature lamp lighter was made in Amsterdam around 1680 and is marked with the anonymous maker’s mark ‘a bunch of grapes’. After sunset it was not always...

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09 Apr 2021

A Corkscrew with a Parrot

This curious looking parrot has beautifully engraved feathers. It sits atop a baluster-shaped shaft that conceals the iron spiral of the corkscrew. The parrot acts as a handle,...

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09 Apr 2021

A Miniature Fishmonger

This miniature Fishmonger was made in 1779 in Amsterdam by Johannes Adrianus van Geffen.Made almost exclusively in the netherlands, chiefly in Amsterdam, figurines are a separate category within...

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29 Mar 2021

Miniature Cannon

This miniature silver cannon was made in Amsterdam around 1680 by an unidentified silversmith who used a bunch of grapes as his maker’s mark. Back then, each town...

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11 Feb 2021

Miniature Skates

And… have you been ice-skating these past few days? Unfortunately the frost period already seems to be over. Did you know that our winters used to be so...

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11 Feb 2021

Heart-shaped Earclips

These eighteen carat gold heart-shaped ear clips will certainly not look out of place this Sunday. They were made by Marina B in the 1980s. The earclips are...

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11 Feb 2021

Looking for Love…

It’s always nice to find unusual pieces like this corkscrew. Dutch silver corkscrews from the 18th century are real works of art. Look at the richly executed rocaille...

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11 Feb 2021

Who is your Valentine?

This heart-shaped Edwardian brooch can also be worn as a pendant. The combination of aquamarine with white enamel, pearl and diamond makes it a beautifully refined and highly...

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28 Jan 2021

Miniature Teapot

This charming miniature teapot was made in Amsterdam at the end of the 17th Century – around 1680 and is marked with the known but unidentified makers’ mark...

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27 Jan 2021

A Miniature Spinning Wheel

Man has been spinning fibers for centuries as woven cloth cannot be made without producing yarn or thread. Yarn was wound onto a weighted stick with a twist...

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25 Jan 2021

A Miniature Birdcage

This antique silver miniature birdcage was made in Amsterdam around 1730 by Arnoldus van Geffen. Bird cages were probably a common sight in many 17th century Dutch homes....

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12 Dec 2020

A Camellia Flower Brooch by Cartier

This stunning 18-carat gold, emerald and diamond brooch by Cartier in the shape of a camellia was made in London in the nineteen-forties. The realistic flower is built...

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12 Dec 2020

A Marvellous Modernist Ring by Grima

This magnificent gold ring with a large oval cabochon-cut pink tourmaline of around 27 carats was designed by one of the greatest modernist jewellery designers, Andrew Grima. The...

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11 Dec 2020

An Early Spice Caster

This very early round caster stands on a flared convex base divided into six segments, with a chased wavy line in each. The cylindrical body is elaborately decorated...

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11 Dec 2020

The Van der Merwede Chamber Candlestick

This rare chamber candlestick was made in Amsterdam in 1746 by an unidentified maker’s mark. It consists of a large octagonal tray with a scalloped, moulded edge and...

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11 Dec 2020

Twelve Confit Sets in its Box

This set of twelve confits is the only known complete set of this small size made in Dutch silver in the eighteenth century. The charming cutlery box is...

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11 Dec 2020

A Tobacco Jar for the Frisian Court

This extraordinarily elegant tobacco jar was made in The Hague by Leendert Brouwer in 1773. The understated and highly sophisticated basic shape is a hexagon, with tapering, rounded...

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11 Dec 2020

A Pair of Cups and Saucers

This very rare pair of silver cups and saucers was made by the Amsterdam silversmith Barend van Mekelenburg in 1780. The round saucers and the cups both stand...

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11 Dec 2020

Elegant Egyptian Revival Earrings by Cummings

These amazing Egyptian Revival earrings were made by Angela Cummings in the nineteen-seventies. They are beautifully executed in 18-carat gold and black enamel. The clip-on earrings are composed...

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11 Dec 2020

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Sapphire Ring

This highly elegant ring, which dates from 1938, is made by the famous French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels. It is made of eighteen carat gold, set...

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27 Nov 2020

Teapot and Milk Jug

Throughout the eighteenth century very strong tea was made in pots like this one. The tea was then diluted to taste with hot water from the kettle. A...

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17 Nov 2020

A Miniature Carriage

This fine open carriage was made by Arnoldus van Geffen in Amsterdam in 1760. The caleche is pulled by two horses, each with a plume on the head....

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16 Nov 2020

A Bonsai Tree Brooch by Paltscho

This elegant and delicate Art Deco brooch in the shape of a bonsai tree is made of cut nephrite, diamonds, eighteen-carat gold, white gold and enamel. The little...

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15 Nov 2020

A Neogothical Pendant by Wièse

This eighteen-carat gold necklace was made by the French goldsmith Louis Wièse in Paris, at the end of the nineteenth century. The openwork cast pendant is in the...

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12 Nov 2020

Porringer

Porringers of this type, known as écuelles d’accouchée or ecuelles, were used in well-to-do households to serve soup or gruel. They derive their name from the custom of...

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30 Oct 2020

A Groningen Coffee Urn with Two Taps

This very elegant coffee urn with two taps was made by Gerardus Klein in Groningen in 1722/23. Designed in the shape of a round garden vase, it has symmetrical...

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21 Oct 2020

A miniature Wine Jug

This very elegant, silver miniature wine jug was made in the Netherlands in the 17th century. Seventeenth century still lifes often depict a wine jug, sometimes this model...

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16 Oct 2020

A Dahlia Brooch by Boivin

This magnificent Dahlia brooch was made by the jewellers René Boivin in Paris in 1959. It was designed by Juliette Moutarde, the chief designer for the house at...

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16 Oct 2020

A Bread Basket

The design of this exceptionally heavy bread basket is very unusual. The basket has four eye-catching openwork floral motifs in the centre of the sides and two openwork...

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15 Oct 2020

A Gold, Ruby and Diamond ‘Rose’ Ring

This ring makes every day a good one. It’s made in the 1930’s of gold, ruby and diamond. The tiered petals inset with circular-cut rubies, with a star-set...

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14 Oct 2020

An Elegant Chocolate Pot

Nowadays, millions of people enjoy chocolate every day, but this was not always so. The product was completely unknown in Europe until the sixteenth century, and chocolate did...

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10 Oct 2020

A Set of Four Amsterdam Candlesticks

The four sturdy and yet highly elegant candlesticks in this set stand on a base with a moulded wavy edge, raised slightly on four cast feet. The knop,...

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11 Sep 2020

A pair of Sauce Boats

This gorgeous pair of antique silver sauce boats was made in Arnhem in 1748 by Daniel Courou. The smooth oval bowl shaped body has two profiled ears on the long...

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11 Sep 2020

A Miniature Sleigh

This charming miniature sleigh was made in Amsterdam in 1781 by Johannes Adrianus van Geffen. In de winter the carriage was often replaced by an arrenslede. The word...

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11 Sep 2020

Gold and diamond earclips

This devine pair of 18 carat gold, platinum and diamond earclips, made by Mellerio in Paris in the 60’s. Each naturalistically shaped earclip is set with 16 brilliant...

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01 Sep 2020

Tobacco Box

This exceptionally early tobacco box was made around 1660 from tortoise shell with silver mounts. It is one of the earliest known Dutch tobacco boxes. At the top...

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01 Sep 2020

Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Touch Wood’ Ring

This wonderful ‘Touch Wood’ ring by Van Cleef & Arpels is made of 18 carat gold and amaranth in the 1970’s. The ring is signed, dated 70 and...

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31 Aug 2020

Miniature Salt

This rare miniature salt was made around 1700. The salt is square in shape and stands on four hoof-shaped feet. The four sides of the miniature salt are...

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24 Aug 2020

Cartier clipbrooch

This marvelous 18 carat gold and diamond Retro clip just looks good on anything. It has stylized grapes cluster beneath two beautifully designed leaves. Each grape is highlighted...

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21 Aug 2020

Miniature Tea Caddy

This small and elegantly engraved caddy is extremely rare, especially because it was made in Harlingen, around 1740 by Johannes Lases Spannenburgh. Silver from Harlingen is rare and...

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17 Aug 2020

Gold Bracelet

With this stylish bracelet you are definitely good to go. The open links are made of 18 carat gold and bend slightly upwards on the side which makes...

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14 Aug 2020

Miniature Drummer

This antique silver miniature drummer was made in Amsterdam, around 1670, and has a registered but unidentified maker’s mark: a bunch of grapes. Since the 16th century, the...

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10 Aug 2020

Antique Ear Pendants

These mid 19th century pendeloque earrings are made of silver on gold and set with rose cut diamonds. Imagine how elegant it must have been when they were...

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31 Jul 2020

Gold and diamond bracelet

This fabulous bracelet was made in Italy in the 1960s. The flexible bracelet is composed of eighteen carat yellow gold links in a wavy twisted rope motif, interspersed...

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31 Jul 2020

Paloma Picasso Ring

A pair of 18 carat yellow gold rings each set with a pavé diamond sphere, made by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany around 1980. You can wear these gorgeous...

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22 Jul 2020

Miniature Cradle

This silver miniature cradle was made in Amsterdam in 1745 by one of the most famous miniature makers, Arnoldus van Geffen. In the second half of the seventeenth...

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17 Jul 2020

A Delft Wine Taster

This silver tasting bowl was made in 1707 by the Delft silversmith Adriaen Joosten Brandt. A tasting bowl is a tool for wine-tasting. In earlier times it was...

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03 Jul 2020

Miniature Schoolbag

This miniature silver ‘schoolbag’ was made in Amsterdam around 1700, and is marked with an unidentified maker’s mark. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, for each child, a...

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24 Jun 2020

Cartier Flower Cart Clipbrooch

It’s summertime! This 18-carat golden flower cart with parasol by Cartier immediately gives you a summer feeling. The flowers are made of cabochon cut corals and turquoises and...

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17 Jun 2020

Cufflinks

A man is not fully dressed without a good pair of cufflinks. There are matching ones for every occasion. Preferably the double cufflinks, so both sides of the...

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12 Jun 2020

An Elegant Kettle on Stand

This kettle on stand was made in Delft in 1761 by Dirk van de Goorberg.The elegant kettle is standing on the accompanying brazier with burner. In the kettle...

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05 Jun 2020

Daisy Brooch

This brooch may be small, but it is of an exceptional quality and sophistication that makes it instantly arresting. The boldly executed brooch is made of 14-carat gold....

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24 May 2020

A Miniature Laundry Basket

In the golden age, housekeeping was a very time-consuming activity. One of the servants’ duties was to take care of the clothes and linens. Linen had to be...

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22 May 2020

An Elegant Tobacco Jar

This silver tobacco jar was made in Rotterdam in 1745 by Bartholomeus van der Toorn.  Although made in Rotterdam, this superb tobacco jar is a splendid example of...

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09 Apr 2020

Miniature Inkstand

This miniature inkstand was made in Amsterdam, c. 1730 by the renowned miniature maker Arnoldus van Geffen. It has a rectangular tray with an ink pot and a...

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09 Apr 2020

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Earpendants

A pair of 18 carat gold doorknocker earpendants, made by Van Cleef and Arpels around 1970.Each ear pendant designed as a half hoop of textured gold suspending a...

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20 Mar 2020

Mellerio Jade Duck Brooch

This delightful brooch in the shape of a duck was made around 1980 by Mellerio of Paris, the famous, two-hundred-year-old firm of jewellers. The duck is made of...

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20 Mar 2020

A Pair of Candlesticks à la Financière

These exceptionally rare silver candlesticks were made around 1680 by the Deventer silversmith Bartholt Nickels. The chased candlesticks have a square, twelve-fold fluted stem. This column, with a...

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28 Feb 2020

The Cornelis Wittert Cup

This important cup was made by Johannes du Vignon III in The Hague in 1707. It stands on a round, moulded bell-shaped foot decorated around the base with...

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27 Feb 2020

The Claes Baardt Silver Powder flask

This exceptionally rare powder flask was made by the renowned silversmith Claes Fransen Baardt of Bolsward. The oval flask is decorated on both sides with very fine chased...

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25 Feb 2020

Miniature knotbox

In the seventeenth century, a knot box was a valuable gift from a man to the woman he wanted to marry. The model derives from wedding caskets and...

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25 Feb 2020

Miniature kettle on stand

This miniature kettle on stand is designed in the naturalistic style that came into fashion in the Netherlands after 1760. The forms are derived from melons and aubergines....

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24 Feb 2020

A Unique Pair of Groningen Tobacco Jars

This unique pair of silver tobacco jars was made by the Groningen silversmith Henricus Hubert in 1788-89. The jars have the shape and proportions of the large barrels...

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24 Feb 2020

An Exceptional Bangle

This art deco bracelet has a magnificent geometric diamond-shaped pattern. The stylized design consists of two bands that repeatedly cross one another and fold over like ribbons. The...

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20 Feb 2020

Miniature kite runner

This antique silver miniature kite runner was made in Amsterdam in 1754 by Arnoldus van Geffen. Miniature silver figures were made mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries....

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18 Feb 2020

Miniature mirror

Like the full size version, this mirror stood on a dressing table in the bedchamber, where it was then customary to receive visitors. This room was designed to...

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12 Feb 2020

Miniature folding table

The top of this silver miniature folding table hinges on its base. Like the full size table this miniature version was modelled on, it can be folded and...

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12 Feb 2020

Miniature linen room

The attic floors of the seventeenth-century merchants’ houses along Amsterdam’s canals were working spaces where many of the jobs involved in running the house were done. There were...

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11 Feb 2020

Masterpiece for the Frisian Guild

This very refined masterpiece was made around 1700 in Friesland. The artfully chased band which forms the corpus of this teacaddy was part of the proof of skill...

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11 Feb 2020

A Rare Orange Strainer

This extraordinarily rare silver strainer with two elegant handles was used for making punch. The bowl has a symmetrical openwork pattern of alternating quatrefoil and cross motifs. The...

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11 Feb 2020

An Elegant Middelburg Tureen with Stand

This elegant tureen with its accompanying stand was made by the Middelburg silversmith Philippus Prié in 1773. The oval tureen is decorated in the Neoclassical Louis XVI style,...

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11 Feb 2020

A Diamond and Gold Cocktail Ring by Hammerman

This striking ring was made in the 1960’s by Hammerman Brothers, a famous New York jeweller. The festive ring is made up of domed clusters of pavé set...

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