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Antique stickpins are miniature works of sculpture that sit atop gleaming columns of gold.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries fine stickpins were created in an almost limitless variety of designs, styles and motifs.  They are an elegant testament to the inspired imaginations, exquisite craftsmanship and artistic elegance of the past.




Brassler amethyst and diamond stickpin. (J9539)


Amethyst and Diamond  A rich amethyst is set in a finely sculpted frame of laurel leaves and angular scrolls.  Above the scrolls a small diamond sparkles like a beacon at the top of the stickpin.  This elegant jewel was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $545


Art Deco diamond in sapphire stickpin. (SP9558)


Diamond-in-Sapphire  An elegant stickpin custom created about 1920  with a lovely Old European cut diamond set in the center of a torus-cut man-made sapphire. Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum.  Cost: $725


Art Nouveau stickpin with pearl. (SP9546)



Nouveau Elegance  The elegant simplicity of a flowing Art Nouveau stickpin set with a pearl.  This jewel brings to mind the elaborate headdresses and hair ornaments featured in Alphonse Mucha's work.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost: $485


Louis Wiese chimera stickpin. (SP9560)


French Chimera  The head of a woman, the wings and legs of an eagle and the body of a serpent.  Intertwining acanthus leaves and tendrils surround the golden chimera.  Created by Louis Wiese in 18kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost: $1,225


Hans Brassler sapphire stickpin (SP9516).


Brassler Sapphire  A rippling gold circle frames a sparkling, deep blue sapphire.  The sapphire rests in a sturdy gold bezel anchored with diagonal, knife-edge wires.  A finely crafted stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $385


Atlas stickpin. (J9475)



Atlas and the Pillars of Hercules  Atlas carries the weight of the Heavens on his shoulders with a little help from the Pillars of Hercules  This finely detailed stickpin is a small work of sculpture created in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost:  $465


Hans Brassler citrine stickpin. (J9466)


Embers and Scrolls  A finely cut citrine with shades of golden honey and blood oranges smolders like a glowing ember cradled in a setting of fluid, rhythmic scrolls.  This elegant stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $485


Moonstone and claw stickpin. (SP9499)




Moonstone and Claw  A moonstone orb softly glows as if it has trapped a moonbeam inside.   The gemstone is held by a finely sculpted claw with sharp talons and realistic scales
.  This elegant stickpin was created by an unknown maker in 14kt gold in the years around 1900.  Cost: $535


Alling amethyst and enamel stickpin. (SP9229)


Amethyst and Enamel  An elongated purple amethyst set in a broad gold frame with neoclassical, white enamel accents.  This elegant stickpin weds the allure of amethyst and gold with Art Deco flair.  Created by Alling & Co. in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $465


Hans Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (SP9498)




Lapis Lazuli  Rich blue lapis lazuli glitters with flecks of fool's gold (pyrite)  like distant stars in the night sky.  A wonderful example of the dramatically sculpted jewels created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $485


Carter, Howe dolphin and pearl stickpin (SP9427)



Dolphin and Pearl  A Renaissance dolphin quickly turns as if startled by a luminous pearl.  The sea creature is finely sculpted with a sinuous, twisting body and a determined, purposeful expression.  Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold circa 1900.   Cost:  $625


Hans Brassler amazonite scarab stickpin. (SP9330)



Brassler Scarab  A shimmering amazonite set in a gold frame representing the wings and body of a scarab. The design is an imaginative blend of Egyptian Revival, Art Nouveau and early Art Deco influences. Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $465


Art Nouveau amethyst stickpin (J9430).



Art Nouveau Fantasy  A rich amethyst rests in an imaginative setting with hints of Art Nouveau and Neoclassical design.  This wonderful stickpin was created by Day, Clark & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost: $465


Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495)



Laurel Wreath and Opal  A triumphant golden laurel wreath surrounds an iridescent. sparkling opal.  The wreath is beautifully sculpted with a small diamond set in its base.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.  Cost: $585


Hans Brassler jade triangle stickpin. (J9441)


Brassler Forest Jade 
Translucent green jade glows like
a verdant forest understory illuminated by shifting autumn sunlight.  This evocative stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $465


Hans Brassler amethyst and diamond stickpin. (J9501)


Amethyst and Scrolls  An alluring amethyst rests in a finely sculpted laurel wreath framed by curling scrolls.  Beneath the amethyst a small diamond sparkles.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $545


Sea sepent and pearl stickpin. (SP9020)


Sea Serpent with Pearl A twisting sea serpent snatches a glowing pearl.  This happy denizen of the deep is finely sculpted with a twisting, scaly body, wing-link ears or gills and a wonderful surprised expression.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.  Cost: $485


Victorian pheasant reverse intaglio stickpin. (J9246)


Pheasant Under Glass A British stickpin with a reverse intaglio ("Essex crystal") of a ring-necked pheasant making its way through a miniature landscape.  Crafted in 18kt gold,  circa 1880.  Cost: $625


Hans Brassler peridot stickpin. (J9194)


Brassler Peridot  A wreath of interlaced scrolls frames a vibrant green peridot.  The peridot is set in a bezel finished with a milgrained (bead-like) edge.  An elegant stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $435


Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)



The Gargoyle  A menacing chimera with the head of a lion, a dragon's wings with the body of a serpent covetously grasps a small pearl.  This finely detailed gargoyle in miniature is perfect for keeping demons and malefactors away.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost:  $465 


Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9519)


Medieval Elegance  A rich blue lapis lazuli framed in an elegant setting reflecting the late Victorian interest in the arts and designs of the Middle Ages.  Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.   Cost: $465


Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin. (J9277)


Sapphire Geometry  A maze of interlacing squares cradles a bright blue sapphire and small sparkling diamond.  A striking example of Art Deco design created by Whiteside in 14kt gold, circa 1925.  Cost: $435


Carrington dragon stickpin. (J9505)


Carrington Dragon  A finely sculpted dragon fiercely crouches, as if readying to breath fire.  A finely sculpted stickpin created by Carrington & Co. in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost:  $725


Sea devil stickpin with sapphire and pearls. (J9491)


Sea Devil  A fierce demon with a distinctly amphibious look snarls with sharp, menacing fangs.  A small sea-blue sapphire is set as the creature's eye and pearls decorate the fin-like protrusions on the top and back of its head.  Crafted in 14kt gold circa 1900.   Cost:  $545


Hans Brassler scarab and bloodstone stickpin. (J9127)


Heliotrope Scarab  Hans Brassler's imaginative interpretation of a winged scarab with a heliotrope (bloodstone) body and backward sweeping wings finely sculpted in gold.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.
Cost:  $625


Equestrian stickpin of horse head in profile. (J9056)


Tally Ho!  The finely sculpted profile of a watchful horse with alert ears and a small red gem set as the eye.  Finely crafted in 14kt gold circa 1925.  Cost:  $385


Art Deco coral and platinum stickpin. (J9464)


Cool Elegance  A stunning coral cabochon set in a sculpted platinum frame with two Art Deco swirls.  The cool brilliance of the platinum plays beautifully against the warm, pinkish tones of the coral.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1930.  Cost:  $465


Hans Brassler medieval amethyst stickpin. (SP9421)


Medieval Amethyst  A faceted amethyst set in a distinctive gold frame embellished with medieval and heraldic elements.  This regal stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost: $465


Hans Brassler jade stickpin. (J9191)


Brassler Jade  Dramatic Art Nouveau curves and classical laurel wreath borders frame a luminous coffin-shaped jade.  A beautifully crafted example of the elegant jewels created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $645


Egyptian Revival stickpin set with a luminous pearl. (J9033)


Egyptian Revival  A stylized lotus blossom or, perhaps, a palm frond rises above a luminous pearl framed by exotic, intertwining scrolls.  This elegant stickpin was created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1915.  Cost:  $385


French Art Nouveau dragon stickpin. (J9485)


Art Nouveau Dragon  A fiery dragon rears back as if readying to strike while in its claws grasping a leafy branch.  An elegant French Art Nouveau stickpin crafted in 18kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $485


Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)


Carnelian Curves  A smoldering carnelian glows within an undulating, setting.  There is a wonderful contrast between the crisp geometry of the carnelian and the flowing lines of the gold.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $435


Antique serpent and wings stickpin. (J9003)


Wings of Mercury  Mercury, messenger of the gods, carried a staff with fleet wings and entwined snakes.  This stickpin features finely detailed wings framing a single snake twisting downward from a small luminous pearl.   Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.   Cost:  $385


Brassler stickpin with glowing angle skin coral. (J9130)


Oceanus Fluvius  A luminous reddish-orange coral rests in a beautifully sculpted gold frame reminiscent of the river-sea the ancient Greeks believed encircled the earth. Created by Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost: $565


Art Nouveau stickpin of lady with diamond. (J9085)


Woman with Diamond  A woman watches with an intriguing half-smile from within a swirling cascade of untamed tresses set with a small diamond.  This enigmatic stickpin was created by H.A. Kirby & Co. in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost:  $425


Hans Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9193)


The Night Beetle  A Hans Brassler "insectomorphic" stickpin set with a deep blue lapis lazuli
glittering with flecks of pyrite.  The oval lapis suggests the body of an exotic beetle or moth while the gold setting forms tightly folded wings hugging the sides of the creature.  Finely crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $425


Art Deco Egyptain Revival Stickpin (J9517).


Egyptian Deco  A golden pharaoh with an elaborate layered headdress peers from above a small pearl cradled in a torc or "C" scroll.  This classic example of Art Deco sculpture was created by Bippart, Griscom in 14kt gold,  circa 1925.  Cost:  $385


Brassler amethyst moth stickpin. (J9365)


Brassler Amethyst Moth  A jeweled moth or other exotic winged creature sparkles with a vibrant purple amethyst and a small  diamond.  This whimsical stickpin was created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $475


French chimera stickpin. (J9214)


La Chimere 
A fierce chimera raises its wings and cries menacingly from atop this elegant French stickpin.  He (or she) is sure to scare off off any evil spirits and other malefactors.  Created in 18kt gold circa 1900. Cost: $625


Alling amethyst and arch stickpin. (J9455)



Amethyst and Arch   A rich purple amethyst set beneath a broad arch with neoclassical embellishments.  At the apex of the arch rests a stylized anthemion, while below is a small heart.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  
Cost:  $435


Whiteside & Blank Classic Revival stickpin with peridot. (J9001)


Swags and Peridot  Three blossoming roses and bell flower swags frame a sultry yellow-green peridot.  The verdant gemstone rests atop a column of stylized leaves with curling ends.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold,  circa 1910.  Cost:  $415


Art Noveau fiery chimera stickpin. (J9474)


Fiery Dragon  A fierce dragon with a fiery red eye and a curling tail of flame-like acanthus leaves perches atop a finely sculpted Art Nouveau stickpin. Created by Carter, Howe in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  $425


Art Deco sapphire and diamond stickpin. (J9452)



Sapphire and Diamond  An Art Deco study in blue and white - a rich blue sapphire is set with a sparkling diamond in white gold.  The bright setting is finely engraved with scrolls and geometric motifs.  Created in 14kt gold, circa 1920.   Cost:  $465


Alling sapphire and laurels stickpin. (J9482)


Laurels and Sapphire  A sparkling sapphire rests in a finely crafted network of golden interlocking scrolls and geometric shapes.  Beneath the sapphire are three pendant laurel leaves.  Created by Alling & Co. in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $465


Fierce lion with diamond stickpin. (J9467)


Fierce Lion  A lion fiercely grasps a diamond in his snarling maw while staring menacingly with fiery red eyes.  The lion is beautifully sculpted with a finely detailed mane and an intensely watchful gaze.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1920.  Cost:  $475


Brassler lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9297)


Lapis Lazuli  Intensely blue lapis lazuli sparkles with golden accents beneath flowing Art Nouveau curves and classically inspired laurel wreath borders.  A wonderful example of the elegant, finely sculpted jewels created by Hans Brassler.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.
Cost:  $665


Winged lion and pearl stickpin. (J9291)


Winged Lion  With the head of a lion, wings of an eagle and sinuous, twisting body of a serpent this fantastic creature curls around a small luminous pearl. A Victorian stickpin created in 14kt gold, circa 1890.   Cost:  $375


Hans Brassler pearl stickpin. (J9285)


Pearl Geometry  A luminous pearl floats above radiating concentric triangles.  A geometrically striking stickpin created by Hans Brassler in the early Art Deco taste.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.  Cost:  $475


Antique lapis lazuli stickpin. (J9415)


Lapis Lazuli II 
Twisting golden scrolls surround a mysterious, dark lapis lazuli like the unfolding petals and tendrils of an exotic flower.  A dramatic example of the curvaceous, organic forms of the Art Nouveau style.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  $385


Art Nouveau insect stickpin. (J9237)


The Gold Bug The diamond-set head, elongated shield-shape body and golden forelegs of this abstractly rendered insect are framed by dramatically outward sweeping wings.  A wonderful example of American Art Nouveau design.  Crafted in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.    Cost:  $475


Hans Brassler sapphire stickpin. (J9359)


Winged Sapphire  A glowing sapphire set between stylized wings in a free-flowing stickpin evocative of a bizarre creature or insect soaring upwards.  This whimsical stickpin was created by Hans Brassler,  an imaginative jeweler who in the early 1900s created a wonderful menagerie of fantastic, golden jewels.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1910.   Cost:  $425


Riker Bros. griffin stickpin.

Basilisk  Basilisks,  griffins,  sea serpents and chimera were all part of the menagerie of fantastic creatures that graced late Victorian jewels.  This 14kt gold stickpin from Riker Bros. features a fiery basilisk grasping a red stone.  Circa 1890.   Cost:  $385


Brassler pharaohs and scarab stickpin. (SP9514)



Pharaohs and Scarab  An Egyptian Revival stickpin with regal pharaohs flanking a scarab carved in varicolored jasper. 
Created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold, circa 1910. Cost:  Sold


Carter, Gough scarab stickpin. (SP9492)


Carter Scarab  A beautifully modeled winged scarab with small pink eyes (likely pink sapphires) set atop a finely crafted stickpin created by Carter, Gough in 14kt gold  circa 1910.  Cost:  Sold


French chimera and pearl stickpin (SP9536)


Chimera and Pearl  A fierce dragon clutches a luminous pearl in its maw.  This golden chimera is a wonderful example of the dramatic and at times terrifying work of French fin de siecle jewelers.  Crafted  in 18kt gold, circa 1900.   Cost:  Sold


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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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