ERIE BASIN ANTIQUES
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1880s Victorian Slide Bracelet, Enamel, 14K Gold, $2650
Probably the nicest and most pristine Victorian slide bracelet I’ve ever seen. Also it’s very heavy solid gold construction, hence the rather heavy price.
1910-20s English Flower/Cluster Ring, ~1.60ctw European Cut Diamonds
18K Gold, Platinum, $3250
Large 19th Century Pharaoh Portrait on Porcelain, Brass Brooch Mount, $695
Five Vintage/Antique Mens Wedding Bands:
1920s Art Deco Diamond Cocktail Ring, Platinum
Approx. 0.85ctw European Cut Diamonds, $2450
1920s Art Deco Turquoise Ring, 10K Yellow Gold, $350
1890s Victorian Signet Ring with Art Deco Diamond Cluster Top
10K Yellow, 14K White Gold, ~0.60ctw Single Cut Diamonds, $1950
This is a 19th century signet ring that was modified in the 1920-30s to have a cluster of diamonds on its face. It’s quite well done, and quite a lot more spectacular in person than it is in this photo. It reminds me of pyrite rings we’ve had in the past, except than instead of fool’s gold in the center, it’s a big cluster of really nice diamonds.
19th Century Large Anglo-Indian Vishnu & Kali Locket, Silver, $425
I always love the overlap of Indian and Victorian jewelry in the 19th century. This locket is something that probably came back to England as a souvenir of India. But in spite of the Hindu motifs on either side of the locket, it probably has more in common with English Victorian jewelry than with Indian jewelry. Lockets of similar construction with raised figural motifs were popular in the mid to late 19th century in England. An Indian jeweler likely modeled this one after an English example.
It’s hard to relay in a photo, but the scale and depth of relief in the design are really amazing. It’s huge.
P.S. I believe that’s Kali and Vishnu pictured, but if I’m wrong, do let me know!
P.P.S From the same estate, we also have a bracelet with similar motifs.