A gilt and green paste hair ornament, circa 1815-1830 The band designed as a highly stylised series of stamped floral motifs, issuing a spray of cushion-shaped green pastes in foiled closed-back settings, mounted in gilt metal
Bonhams : A gilt and green paste hair ornament,
Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post once owned this 1880s French hummingbird-in-flight brooch paved with rubies and diamonds; a cabochon emerald is used for the eye. The detachable fitting allows the charming jewel to be worn as a hair ornament.
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Lalique 'Poppy' hair pin. It was exhibited at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français in 1897. Gold, silver, polished diamonds, open-work, cloisonné, matte translucent, glossy opaque enamel. Musée dOrsay.
Victorian diamond pendant/brooch/hair ornament with central diamond, weighing approximately 2.5 cts. Findings for brooch and hair ornament conversion in original fitted box. 19th century. Interesting to see the spring on the hair comb that would ensure the ornament is set en tremblant when worn.
Hair Ornament (Raggiera), Mark of Carlo Pirotta Hair Ornament (Raggiera) Mark of Carlo Pirotta Milan, Italy About 1860 Silver headdress, consisting of forty five pins with flat openwork heads resting on a pair of interlocking pins with large hollow egg-shaped ends Museum no. 388:1 to 46-1868 Castellani Collection © Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Hair Ornament (Raggiera) Mark of Carlo Pirotta Milan, Italy About 1860 Silver headdress, consisting of forty five pins with flat openwork heads resting on a pair of interlocking pins with large hollow egg-shaped ends Museum no. 388:1 to 46-1868 Castellani Collection © Victoria & Albert Museum, London
GEM-SET, SEED PEARL AND JADEITE HAIR ORNAMENT Designed as a floral garland cluster set with seed pearls, centring sixteen semi-translucent carved jadeite plaques of mottled apple green colour, pink and yellow tourmalines of various shapes, and accentuated with red spinels, circa 1910.
Countess Cis gilt metal crystal & pearl hair ornaments. Created cufflinks & buttons for Pierre Balmain & Jacques Fath & moved on to jewelry in the mid 1950s. Worked for Balenciaga for 14 years, creating jewelry for his couture collections. Jewelry was also sold through Lord & Taylor (Cis of Paris) & Bonwit Teller (Countess Zoltowska). Known for signature "crackled" glass cabochons & stones marbled & sprayed with gold. Very few of her pieces signed