Gold Jewellery 16Th Century
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THE FETTERCAIRN JEWEL: Probably Scottish, circa 1570-1580. The emergence onto the art market of this virtuoso enameled gold and garnet pendant represents an important rediscovery for the history of Scottish Renaissance jewellery. The superb reverse panel of the god Mercury in émail base-taille, finds a direct comparison in the celebrated Darnley or Lennox Jewel in the Royal Collection. The closeness to the Darnley Jewel is such that the two should be ascribed to the same enameler.
Imperial Ottoman archer's ring (zihgir), from India and Turkey, 16th century.The zighir, which was worn on the thumb of the right hand of the archer to provide protection as well as to smooth the way for the bow, was an important functional item of jewellery. This ring is made of pale grey jade , with emeralds and diamonds set into gold mounts on the jade ; it belongs to a rare group of high quality Ottoman hardstone carvings made for the hazine, the Treasury of the Sultans.
Pendant of the Order of the Golden Fleece First half of the 16th century – Gold, baroque pearls, emeralds and enamel. This highly refined pendant marvelously illustrates the taste for baroque pearls in Renaissance jewelry. http://bijouterieduspectacle.blogspot.jp/2008/08/trsors-de-la-collection-spada.html #GoldJewellery16ThCentury
Marriage Rings - Jewish marriage ring 16th century Gold Jewish marriage ring, the hoop stamped with groups of four trefoils punched with chevron borders; the rectangular edicule with sixteen pierced windows, steep gabled roof and six pinnacles (one lost). One side pierced with Hedrew inscription, Mazal tov (good luck). - Marriage rings are the jewel in common between him and you, it is the alliance of a long future and an age-old custom. Think about it, this ring will age along with yo...
This splendid pendant made of enamelled gold, emeralds and pearls, takes the form of a hippocamp, a mythological sea-horse. It was probably made in Paris in the early 19th century, but it is modelled on jewels made in the 16th century. The name hippocamp comes from the Greek ἵππος (horse) and κάμπος (monster) and it’s commonly shown with a horse’s front and fish-like hindquarters. The hippocampus in the brain takes its name from this mythical creature, due to its similar shape.
Two and one-half inches long and exceptionally lovely. Exquisitely carved shell coral earrings depicting the mythological god and goddess Hermes (Greek) /Mercury (Roman) on top, and Athena/Minerva below. Their divine profiles are elegantly framed in rich 18K yellow gold delicately adorned in classic Etruscan Revival style. Circa 1885, they come in a black leather box from Liberty of London, England. #GoldJewellery16ThCentury
Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry. The necklace consists of 56 natural pearls, 4 cultured pearls and diamond and ruby stations made of platinum and gold. Elizabeth had Cartier make the necklace in 1972. Personally I prefer the seed pearl and platinum chain that accompanied the pearl drop when Richard Burton purchased it in 1969. #joias #engagementrings #jewelry #chocker #opal #GoldJewellery16ThCentury