ERIE BASIN ANTIQUES
Open by Appointment
1880s Victorian Mine Cut Diamond Shell Pendant Necklace, 14K (sold)
1910-20s Edwardian Three Diamond Ring, Approx. 0.45ctw, Platinum, $1895
1890s Victorian Turquoise & Pearl Earrings (in the online shop later today)
1920s Art Deco 0.53ct Old Mine Cut Diamond (H-I SI2) Ring
14K Yellow & White Gold Filigree, $1850
1890-1900s Art Nouveau Hunter vs. Wolf Signet Ring, Sterling Silver (sold)
I’ve never been sure why hunting was a popular motif in Art Nouveau jewelry. It’s inconsistent with the more dominant feminine and organic themes. Women appear frequently in Art Nouveau design motifs, often with flowing hair and bodies intertwined in organic forms. Men, on the other hand, appear very infrequently, and are almost always depicted as hunters.
Just a reminder that we’re open regular hours this week and next, and then we’ll be open by appointment only until July 10th. For appointments during that time, just email me. I should be available lots of the time, but imminent paternity will no doubt limit things a bit.
(image: a mid 19th century coverlet at the Met)
Late 19th Century Garnet Moth Brooch, Gold Filled, $285