Lydia Courteille One of a Kind Vendanges Tardives Earrings, With an incessant fascination for the beautiful, the strange and the curious, these provocative earrings by Lydia Courteille feature a dropping structure embellished with hanging grape plants and contrasting skulls, finished with two hinged drop shaped sapphires.
Vintage Gilded Metal and Imitation Pearl Grape Cluster Necklace, Miriam Haskell, designed as a cluster of imitation baroque pearl grapes, prong-set strass, and gilded metal and roses montees leaf, completed by a torsade of imitation seed pearls, lg. to 15 3/4 in., signed.
Amethyst and enamelled gold grape necklace, circa 1840-1850, France. Naturalistic jewellery, decorated with clearly recognisable flowers or fruit, emerged with the Romantic movement in the early 19th century. It remained popular for many decades. This piece is notable for its particularly vivid combination of colours.
Victorian Diamond, Enamel, Seed Pearl, Silver and 18K Gold Brooch. The oval openwork frame fashioned as a snake with textured scales and tiny ruby eyes, surrounding a plaque with translucent cobalt blue enamel on a guilloché ground, embellished by seed pearl grapes and rose-cut diamond leaves, mounted in silver and 18k gold, mid 19th century.