Sunday Brunch: Art Nouveau

January 10, 2021
Dear friends,

This week we are going to be taking a dive into the Art Nouveau period in jewelry design! First gaining popularity in the late 1800s, Art Nouveau style is recognizable by its organic inspiration and feeling of movement. You will see a lot of sinuous curves and gracious use of negative space in Art Nouveau designs, heavily influenced by both the anti-industrialism of the Arts and Crafts movement that came before it and the wave of Japonism that followed Japan's reopening to international trade in 1858. In jewelry, this period saw a move away from diamonds and towards semi-precious stones, enamel, and organic materials like horn, tortoise and ivory.

For our brunch menu today we recommend tea, petit fours, and thoughts of spring and things to come!
 This Week: Art Nouveau


Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Button by Robert Friederich, artfully made into a ring in 1974 $495

c. 1910 Sterling Silver Fob $450

14k Gold Brooches with Enamel and Seed Pearls
Left: $225; Right: $350
c. 1890 Sterling Silver Necklace with Green Agate Drop $550
c. 1910 Sterling Silver Watch Pin with "Emerald" Paste... also perfect for hanging your charms or lockets! $325
c. 1890 French Pliqué-a-jour Brooch in 800 Silver with "Sapphire" Paste $375
14k Green Gold Art Nouveau Woman on the Moon Cuddlinks with Old Mine Cut Diamonds
Sterling Front Buckle (Brooch)
Sash Pin $95
Top: c. 1910 Sterling Silver Nurse's Buckle $150; Bottom: c. 1870 Sterling Silver Vesta Case $265
9k Gold Banded Agate Pendant with Biwa Pearl Dangle from Birmingham England, on 10k Gold Chain $725
c. 1890 Lion Head (Brooch) Sash Pin $255

c. 1915 Sterling Silver "Cameo" Locket $495

Art Nouveau 875 Silver Cuff Bracelet with Bird Motif has Russian Hallmarks $1,600
c. 1910 14k Gold Figural Pendant (long ago converted from a stickpin) with Old Mine Cut Diamond in her hair $425
30s Brooch with "Turquoise" Glass and Cultured Pearls $295
c. 1915 Sterling Silver and Enamel Lily Brooch $325

Top left: Glass Dresser Jar with Sterling Top $125; Right: Crystal Dresser Jar with Sterling Top $125; Bottom: Unger Bros. Cut Glass Perfume Bottle with Chased Sterling Top $385

Left: c. 1880 Tortoise Barrette $325; 30s Tortoise Necklace $395
All items in our Sunday Brunch collections are available for purchase! If you are interested in a piece you've seen, please reply to this email for details on how to buy.

So far 2021 is promising to be just as crazy as 2020! Stay safe and healthy out there, and come visit us at our little haven of peace and quiet on W 70th St whenever you need a break from the madness.

Stylishly yours,

Lara and the team