If more time is needed please contact me to let me know. ITEM: RARE Antique Austrian Georgian Articulated Novelty Enamel Silver Frog Toad Charm.
DESCRIPTION: This is a truly incredible piece! I have never seen another like this before and probably never will again. It is an articulated enameled novelty frog or toad.When you pull the little chain his arms and legs move. There are reminents of green enamel on the body (both sides) and red enamel to his eyes. This piece is very very old and has beautiful dark rich patina. This piece does test positive for silver. ORIGIN: This piece came to me from a Georgian era antique charm bracelet from Austria. CONDITION: Light wear associated with age in the form of light scratches. WEIGHT IN GRAMS: 3.1. METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver stamped and or tested! Please note that I only deal in antique and vintage one of a kind items that are not mass produced. They show their age proudly and sometimes the scars that come with time.
For your reference regarding age and time periods. Vintage- The term "vintage" refers to an item that is at least 20 years old or more. Modernist- Modernism fostered a period of experimentation in the arts from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, particularly in the years following World War I. Art Deco- Is also called style moderne, movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s.Art Nouveau- Is the name for the artistic movement that started in Europe around 1890 and lasted until around 1910. Victorian era- The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. Edwardian era- Or Edwardian period of British history covers the brief reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910. Georgian Era-The Georgian era is a period in British history 1714 to 1830. I spend a tremendous amount of time collecting and acquiring some of the rarest, hardest pieces to come by.
I love what I do and I only invest in items I would personally by for myself. Much of what I sell was my late fathers, my own personal collections, and items I find along the way that are too unique and unusual to pass up. Clearly I have an affinity for skulls, the unusual and odd. I've been dealing in jewelry for 13 years.
I take my items and my customers very seriously. Do not hesitate to contact me about anything. My prices are based on rarity, intrinsic value, as well as base value.
Because I deal in one of a kind rare items there is generally nothing to compare them too. One thing I find so alluring with these items is that it's a chance to own something that no one else will have. The fact that these items have lived many lives before with different owners and again now have another shot at a new life and so on is priceless to me. The item "RARE Antique Georgian Articulated Novelty Enamel Sterling Silver Frog Toad Charm" is in sale since Friday, June 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Charms & Charm Bracelets".
The seller is "antiqueoneofakind" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.