The Antique Cufflink Gallery, your Art Nouveau stickpin experts. (J9085) Antique and Estate Jewelry Gallery Antique Stickpin Gallery Purhasing an estate jewel.

Art Nouveau Stickpin

Art Nouveau stickpin of lady with diamond. (J9085)

Woman with Diamond

A woman watches resolutely from within a swirling pile of flowing tresses.  A sparkling diamond is cradled beneath her chin in one of the curling locks.  This Art Nouveau stickpin was created by H.A. Kirby & Co. in 14kt gold,  circa 1900.

Henry A. Kirby was a jeweler based in Providence, Rhode Island who created fine gold jewelry and kindred items from the late 1800s until his death in 1920.  In the years around 1900 the firm offered a collection of whimsical and exotic jewels in the Art Nouveau taste.  Some were figurative like this stickpin, others were vaguely evocative of fantastic plants and organic forms, and still others were just simply fascinatingly weird.  These jewels, although influenced by the Art Nouveau style, largely drew upon the idiosyncratic imaginations of one or more gifted jewelry designers.

The stickpin is well crafted and securely held on a lapel with a sturdy pin stem (see picture below).  The upper pin is stamped "14K" with the maker's mark of H.A. Kirby (a small Maltese cross).

Cost:  $425

Measurements:  This 14kt gold stickpin is  2 5/16" long and weighs 2.1 grams.  The top is just under 5/8" by  7/16".

Art Nouveau stickpin of lady with diamond. (J9085)

Art Nouveau stickpin of lady with diamond. (J9085)

Here are a few more elegant jewels from the past ...

Whiteside and Blank wreath and opal stickpin. (J9495) Brassler stickpin with glowing angle skin coral. (J9130) Whiteside and Blank gargoyle stickpin. (J9446)

Estate Jewelry      Stickpin Gallery     Facebook Page

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments,
I can be reached at
603 674-8678  or

Or, if you prefer snail mail, my postal address is:

Arthur Anderson
PO Box 1448
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

"The Jewelry Experts" and "The Jewelry Expert"
are Trade Marks of
Bijoux Extraordinaire, Ltd.

© Copyright Arthur Anderson
2018  -  2020 All Rights Reserved