|Victorian Renaissance Revival cameo, Art Deco coral ring|
by Renee Boivin & antique diamond bow brooch.
All pieces from La Galerie Parisienne
|Left: a pair of turquoise, enamel & hair Momento Mori pins, 18th c. |
Right: a selection of Stuart Crystal pins, late 17th c.
I ventured on and found a lovely booth with a great selection of Art Nouveau & Art Deco pieces. Many of the pieces by great French jewelers such as Suzanne Belperron, Rene Boivin, Fouquet, Templier & more. All making sense, as this booth belonged to La Galerie Parisienne, of Paris. Wonderful to see so many Boivin pieces!
|Beautiful Art Deco pieces from La Galerie Parisienne|
|Art Nouveau opal, diamond & emerald pendant by Fouquet|
La Galerie Parisienne
Further down the row I found my friends Julia & Roy Rover of Roy Rover Antiques & Fine Jewelry.
Always a delight to see them and and their amazing collection of jewelry from Georgian to the mid 20th century. Passionate, friendly & knowledgeable, they are a must stop at the jewelry shows!
|A selection of Victorian & Georgian jewelry at Roy Rover Antiques|
|Antique necklace of bright green scarab beetles -|
quite the rage during the popularity of all things
Egyptian after the archeological tomb digs during the
19th & early 20th century.
Roy Rover Antiques & Fine Jewelry
As I continued on, I found a delicious collection of Georgian & Victorian jewelry at Bell and Bird.
New to me, I was impressed with the caliber of their pieces and the friendliness of the proprietors, Rhianna & Cyrus Shennum, of Austin, Texas. There were so many beautiful pieces that I would love to own from here! Gorgeous bracelet sets and bangles from the 1800's, Spanish emerald and filigree earrings dating to the 1700's and lots of lovely memorial rings.
|Selection of Victorian bangles, snake necklace with turquoise|
and memorial rings - Bell and Bird
|Torpedo style drop earrings, c. 1830, one of a pair of turquoise & gold|
bracelets, c. 1830 and a pair of Spanish (Iberian Peninsula) emerald
and gold earrings - Bell and Bird
|Antique diamond Maltese cross pendant, blue & white enamel ring with|
Old Mine cut diamond center and a stunning, 18th c. chrysoberyl brooch.
Bell and Bird
Finally, I happened to see some stunning pieces in a case, just as I was about to leave the show. Hunger was setting in - but I had to take a closer look! A small collection of Stuart Crystals caught my eye on the top shelf. I asked the lovely lady behind the counter if I could see them - she was surprised that I knew what they were! A lively conversation ensued between myself and the proprietor, Lenore Dailey, of Fremont, Michigan. Once again, someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about what they do! I love it! She had some fine and early examples of Stuart Crystals, which were popular starting in the 17th century. The one pictured below (sorry bad photograph!) is a very rare one of King Charles I & his wife, Henrietta Marie. The actual piece is very small and measures app. 3/4 inch in diameter.
|Stuart Crystal slide piece of King Charles I & Henrietta Marie.|
Lenore Dailey Fine Antique Jewelry
There were many other great pieces at Lenore's booth but I didn't have time to see them all! She said she will be at the Pier Show in NYC this fall, so I will plan to see her there.
Lenore Dailey does many jewelry shows each year. Check out her website for show dates and see her gorgeous collection of jewels! AntiqueJewelryUsa.com
What a day it was! As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed myself - but really loved chatting with the dealers and sharing our common passion for jewelry, design & history!
The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is on through tomorrow, Mon. the 28th until 4pm. Click on the website for more information about the show and the dealers.