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Victorian Novelty Signs

Fanniere Antique Renaissance-Revival Sapphire And Enamel Brooch, A rare and charming articulated brooch, in Renaissance Revival style, by the famed 19th century French jewelers Auguste and Joseph Fanniere. This brooch is from ca. 1869. Signed jewelry of this period is extremely rare.


An Archaeological Revival Micromosaic and Gold Demi-Parure, circa 1870. Each designed as an amphora, the pendant and ear pendants decorated with polychrome tesserae depicting doves and flowers against a blue ground, the pendant with glazed compartment to the reverse, mounted in 21k gold.


How to Stop Traffic with Your Makeup: 6 Tips Inspired by Top Makeup Artists

A selection of my moods, and a reflection of conversations and liaisons I have had during the period of this blog. The appreciation of art is a big part of my life and I hope I convey some my love of creative and figurative beauty (mostly of...