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Antique Brooches and Pins



Antique brooches are wonderful, diminutive works of art.  These miniature masterpieces reflect the artistry, craftsmanship and elegance of the past and bring it into the present.  Below are brooches and pins that are ideal for a well appointed blazer or dinner jacket.

Edwardian guilloche enamel and pearl brooch. (J9413)


Carter dragon and crescent brooch. (J9384)






Dragon and the Moon  A magnificent chimera flies past a crescent moon.  The beautifully sculpted dragon has finely feathered wings, a twisting, intricately scaled serpent's body and a tail that morphs into unfurling acanthus leaves. Created by Carter, Howe & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $785


Edwardian gold filigree and tourmaline brooch. (BR9473)


Tourmaline and Pearls  A lovely brooch with gold filigree, a vibrant green tourmaline and six luminous pearls.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $485


Art Nouveau amethyst and enamel brooch. (J9530)


Art Nouveau Amethyst  A vibrant amethyst set amid elegant guilloche enamel work framed by a border of gold bands and interlacing Art Nouveau curves.  Created in 14kt gold circa 1900.
Cost:  $925


Amethyst and Pearl Brooch (BR9562)


Amethyst and Pearls  A dramatic brooch set with a small dark amethyst and four pearls.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $465


Art Deco sapphire and diamond brooch. (BR9556)


Sapphire and Diamonds  A sparkling bar pin set with a bright blue sapphire and sparkling diamonds. Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1925. 
Cost: $585


Hayden Wheeler citrine brooch. (BR9559)


Citrine Nouveau  An alluring orangy root-beer citrine and two accenting pearls set amid leafy tendrils and intertwining scrolls.  Created by H.W. Wheeler in 14kt gold circa 1900. Cost: $485


Brassler coral brooch. (J9274)


Brassler Coral  A softly glowing coral set in a brooch that weds elements of Art Deco and Asian design.   Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $745


Hans Brassler Egyptian Revival brooch. (J9341)


Lilies and Lotus  A wine-dark garnet rests amid lilies and lotuses in a brooch with a hint of ancient Egypt. Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910. Cost: $425


Edwardian brooch with sapphire and pearls.(J9510)


Edwardian Sparkle  A beautifully enameled bar pin set with a blue sapphire and two pearls.  Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $485


Hans Brassler citrine and roses brooch. (BR9349)


Roses and Citrine  A lemony yellow citrine sparkles between golden roses and luminous pearls in a Hans Brassler "trellis" brooch crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost:  $765


Brassler sapphire and diamond brooch. (J9324)


Sapphire and Diamonds  A vibrant sapphire and diamonds set in a "trellis" brooch created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $465


Riker Bros. oval pearl-and-emamel brooch. (BR9554)


Pearls and Enamel  A small brooch with pearls set
in recesses between finely engraved panels of rippling waves framed in white enamel.  Created in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost:  $325


Art Nouveau sapphire and pearl brooch. (J9240)


Sapphires and Pearl  An Art Nouveau brooch with dark sapphires and a small pearl set amid flowing curves and draping acanthus leaves.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost:  $485


Victorian amethyst brooch. (J9540)


Amethyst and Scrolls  A late Victorian brooch with a lozenge-shaped, lively amethyst set in a finely chased gold border of flowing scrolls.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1890.  Cost:  $475


Egyptian Revival winged scarab brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J3573)



Peacocks and Scarab  Green-eyed peacocks vigilantly guard a winged scarab.  A beautiful example of Egyptian Revival jewelry crafted in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost: $465


Art Deco sapphire circle brooch. (J9521)


Sapphires and Filigree  An elegant Art Deco circle brooch with sparkling man-made sapphires set in intricate filigree work framed by stylized leaf-and-vine borders.  Created in 14kt white and yellow gold, circa 1925.  Cost:  $365


Hans Brassler amethyst and roses brooch. (J9256)


Roses and Amethyst  An elegant brooch set with a rich amethyst, bright pearls and golden roses inside a "garden wall".  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $745


Art Deco amethyst brooch. (J9398)


Retro Modern  A striking brooch with a pastel purple amethyst set in bold oval frame.  Finely crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1940.  Cost:  $385


Edwardian guilloche enamel and pearl brooch. (J9413)


Gilded Age Splendor  Richly detailed gold and enamel work framing a finely engraved blue guilloche enamel center accented with small pearls. Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1910. Cost: $875


Art Nouveau amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9325)


Amethyst and Pearls  A vibrant purple amethyst nestled in a swirl of Art Nouveau curves accented with four small pearls.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $625


Art Nouveau pearl brooch. (J9358)


Art Nouveau Pearls  Breeze blown leaves (or are they wisps of smoke) are accented with luminous pearls.  Created 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost: $645


Hans Brassler citirne and pearl brooch. (J9445)


Citrine and Pearls  A lambent golden citrine and bright, luminous pearls framed by gold roses and trailing sprays of leaves.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $685


Art Deco sapphire and pearl brooch (J9488)


Art Deco Sapphire  A jazzy Art Deco brooch in the intricate, geometric style of the 1920s.  Crafted in 14kt white gold, circa 1925. Cost: $375


Art Deco cornucopia brooch. (J9303)


Cornucopia  An Art Deco carved carnelian brooch with two back-to-back cornucopia spilling apples, pears and cherries.  Created by Taylor & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1925.  Cost:  $345


Hans Brassler pearl brooch. (J9387)


Ancient Pearl  A hint of ancient Egypt graces this small pearl brooch created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $365


Hans Brassler star brooch. (J9329)



Radiant Star  A rich amethyst centers a shining star set with small, glistening pearls.  The rays of the star are separated by elegant fleurs-de-lys.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $625


Hans Brassler brooch set with amethyst and pearls. (J9140)


Brassler Amethyst and Pearls  A beautiful brooch set with a rich purple amethyst and small, luminous pearls.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $785


Edwardian filigree and diamond bar pin. (J9352)


Fleur de Lys  An elegant Edwardian diamond bar pin with fleurs-de-lys and quatrefoils.  Crafted in 14kt white and yellow gold circa 1920. Cost: $325



Antique Pin and Brooch Archive

Below are pins and brooches we have sold in the past.


Victorian serpent and acanthus leaf brooch. (J9069)


Serpent and Acanthus  A fierce lion-headed serpent with a tail of flame-like acanthus leaves warily guards this brooch with a jealous green eye.  A glowing pearl is set in the center.  Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1890.
Cost:  Sold


Art Nouveau amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9051)


Art Nouveau Ginkgo  A beautiful Art Nouveau brooch of intertwined ginkgo leaves surrounding a lavender pastel Amethyst.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  Sold


Art Nouveau amethyst brooch. (J9223)


Art Nouveau Amethyst  A lovely pale amethyst and glowing pearl rest between the wings of a fantastic night creature, perhaps a bat or exotic moth.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1900.
Cost:  Sold


Art Nouveau autuwm brooch crafted in 14kt gold. (J8991)


Autumn  A beautiful Art Nouveau brooch celebrating autumn.  A woman in profile is surrounded by a myriad of blossoming chrysanthemums.  Created by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  Sold


Krementz Art Nouveau brooch of serene woman and clover. (J9090)


The Dream  A woman serenely dreaming amid four-leaf clovers.  The clovers are set with sparkling dew drop-like diamonds.  Created by Krementz & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold


Riker Bros. swallow brooch. (J9097)


Fly Away!  A wonderful brooch of a swallow in flight.  Among the Victorians swallows were a symbol of a traveler returning safely home.  Created by Riker Bros. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.    Cost:  Sold


Victorian enamel four-leaf clover brooch with pearls. (J9050)


Clover and Pearls  A beautifully enameled Victorian lucky clover brooch.  The edges of the petals and stem are gold and set with small graduated pearls.  Created by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  Sold


Krementz Art Nouveau amethyst and pearl brooch. (J9052)


Amethyst and Pearls  A striking Art Nouveau brooch with pastel enamel leaves, pearl clusters and a small diamond surrounding a regal amethyst.  Created by Krementz & Company in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  Sold


Hans Brassler garnet and pearl brooch. (J9392)


Garnet and Pearls  A petit Classical Revival pin set with a fiery red garnet and small luminous pearls.  Created 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost: Sold


Wavy star brooch. (J9409)


Wavy Starfish  A wavy starfish shimmers with forty-nine small pearls.  This pearly denizen of tidal pools and rocky crevices is the perfect accoutrement for a walk along the seashore.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  Sold


Ostby & Barton grape leaf brooch. (J9077)


Grapes and Pearls  Beautifully detailed grape leaves and a cluster of fresh water pearls cascade across the oval frame of this Victorian brooch.  Created 10kt gold, circa 1890.  Cost:  Sold


Edwardian brooch set with a sparking Old European Cut diamond. (J3853)


Edwardian Elegance  An elegant Edwardian bar pin set with a sparkling Old European Cut diamond.  Lace in precious metal.  Crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1920.  Cost:  Sold


Victorian lion-serpent brooch. (J9079)


Lion-Serpent and Pearl  A Victorian chimera brooch with the head of a lion, feathered mane of an eagle and body of a serpent.  Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1890. Cost: Sold


Estate Jewelry Galleries


Krementz mermaid and swan cufflinks crafted in 14kt gold. (J9382)


Antique Cufflink Gallery   Elegant cufflinks from the Gold and Platinum Age of cufflinks (1880 to 1950).  Here you will find elegant cufflinks from the late Victorian through the jazzy Art Deco era.

Hans Brassler amethyst and diamond stickpin. (J9501)


Antique Stickpin Gallery  Antique stickpins from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.  Each stickpin is like a miniature piece of sculpture set atop shaft of gold.

Brassler coral brooch. (J9274)


Antique Brooch Gallery  A gallery of beautiful brooches and pins from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.

Leaf and vine engraved tuxedo set. (J9502)


Antique Dress and Tuxedo Set Gallery  Elegant dress and tuxedo sets from the Edwardian and Art Deco periods.  During this era fine dress and tuxedo sets wedded elegant design, fine materials and masterful craftsmanship.

Victorian serpent and acanthus leaf brooch. (J9069)


Estate Jewelry Galleries  Several galleries of beautiful jewels from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.  Everything from flowing Art Nouveau brooches to dramatic Art Deco cufflinks.


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