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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


Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9453)



The Gargoyle  A fierce chimera with the head of a lion, wings of a dragon and body of a serpent perches menacingly atop this finely crafted stickpin.  In his claws he greedily grasps a small pearl.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost: $485


Art Deco diamond and filigree stickpin.



Diamonds and Filigree  An Art Deco stickpin sparkling with six Old European-cut diamonds set in an intricate filigree with finely milgrained edges.  Created in 14kt white and yellow gold circa 1920.  Cost: $675


Hans Brassler jade stickpin. (J9191)



Brassler Jade  Sinuous Art Nouveau curves and a classical laurel wreath border frame a luminous green, giraffe-head jade.  A striking early Art Deco stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910. 
Cost: $645


Art Nouveau stickpin with pearl. (SP9546)



Art Nouveau Elegance  The engaging simplicity of an elegant Art Nouveau stickpin set with a pearl.  This jewel brings to mind the elaborate headdresses imagined in the artwork of Alphonse Mucha.  Created by Whiteside & Blank in 14kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $435


Hans Brassler carnelian stickpin. (J9360)


Carnelian Curves  A carnelian glows like a fiery ember cradled in an undulating setting of golden curves.  A unique, imaginative stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $485


Victorian reverse intaglio terrier stickpin. (SP9607)



Fox Terrier  An elegant Victorian stickpin with a reverse intaglio ("Essex crystal") of an alert fox terrier.  The finely sculpted intaglio beautifully captures the terrier's expression of focused determination.  Crafted in 14kt gold, circa 1880.  Cost:  $775


Moonstone and claw stickpin. (SP9499)




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


Hans Brassler Art Nouveau jade stickpin. (SP9588)



Art Nouveau Jade  Sinuous Art Nouveau curves cradle a triangle of rich,verdant jade.  An artistically striking stickpin created by Hans Brassler in 14kt gold circa 1910.  Cost: $625


French Art Nouveau dragon stickpin. (J9485)



French Chimera  A fierce dragon readies to lunge forward and breath fire from within a leafy tangle of vines.  An elegant French stickpin in the Art Nouveau taste created in 18kt gold, circa 1900.  Cost:  $525


Art Deco Egyptain Revival Stickpin (J9517).



Art Deco Pharaoh  A pharaoh or priest peers intently to the left framed by the Art Deco geometry of his striking headdress.  Created by Bippart, Griscom & Osborn in 14kt gold circa 1925.  Cost:  $435


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


Hans Brassler pearl stickpin. (J9285)



Pearl in Pond  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:  $425

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


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).



Leaping Alien  A rich amethyst set in an imaginative, fantasy-inspired setting with hints of Art Nouveau and Classical design.   This wonderful stickpin was created in 14kt gold circa 1900.  Cost: $465


Equestrian stickpin of horse head in profile. (J9056)


Tally Ho!  An alert horse finely rendered in profile with listening ears and a small red garnet set as its eye. Created in 14kt gold circa 1925.  Cost: $425


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


Art Nouveau insect stickpin. (J9237)



The Gold Bug  A beautifully rendered insect in the Art Nouveau idiom.  The creature's head is a small sparkling diamond set above an elongated shield-shape body.  Created in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.  Cost:  $465


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Brassler amethyst moth stickpin. (J9365)


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


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


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


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


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


Louis Wiese chimera stickpin. (SP9560)



Wiese 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: Sold


French chimera stickpin. (J9214)



La Chimère 
A fierce chimera raises its wings and cries from atop this elegant French stickpin.  He is sure to scare off any evil spirits and ill-wishers who come too close.  Created in 18kt gold circa 1900.  Cost: Sold


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: Sold


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: Sold


Art Deco diamond in sapphire stickpin. (SP9558)


Diamond-in-Sapphire  An elegant stickpin custom created with a bright Old European-cut diamond set in the center of a torus-cut, man-made sapphire.  Crafted in 14kt gold and platinum, circa 1910.  Cost: Sold


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, Howe dolphin and pearl stickpin (SP9427)



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


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:  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


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 early 20th century are among the finest ever made.  In this gallery you will find sets in a variety of elegant designs and fine materials.


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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