Early 20th

An early 20th century amethyst and diamond flower brooch, by Plisson & Hartz. The carved amethyst flowerhead, with a single-cut diamond stamen and rose-cut diamond leaves, maker's mark, French assay mark.

An early 20th century amethyst and diamond flower brooch, by Plisson & Hartz. The carved amethyst flowerhead, with a single-cut diamond stamen and rose-cut diamond leaves, maker's mark, French assay mark.

Ceremonial court dress, Ivanov workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th centuries. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress, Ivanov workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th centuries. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

An early 20th century pair of sapphire and diamond pendent earrings.  Of openwork inverted lotus shape, millegrain-set throughout with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires, to an articulated line surmount of old brilliant-cut diamonds and square-cut sapphires, diamonds approx. 1.00ct total, later fitting, length #afs 9/5/13

An early 20th century pair of sapphire and diamond pendent earrings. Of openwork inverted lotus shape, millegrain-set throughout with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires, to an articulated line surmount of old brilliant-cut diamonds and square-cut sapphires, diamonds approx. 1.00ct total, later fitting, length #afs 9/5/13

I wish I could better place the year on this. Figure it's early 20th century, 1895-1915

I wish I could better place the year on this. Figure it's early 20th century, 1895-1915

Cotton strip weaving Woven in 10 strips from the ewe people  Ghana early 20th century

Cotton strip weaving Woven in 10 strips from the ewe people Ghana early 20th century

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