Antique Silver Jewelry

Castellani grapevine necklace

Classic beauties and gems of 19th century jewelry

This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed. One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states: “The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is...

19th-century Prussian .750 silver covered punch bowl and ladle, 1848-1854, by HWL Wilm, Berlin, $7,995.
Photo courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries

Estates auction sees Prussian silver punch bowl polish off $7,995

NEW ORLEANS – On July 26-28, 2013, New Orleans Auction Galleries achieved $2.3 million during its summer estates auction, offering 1,600 lots of antique and contemporary fine art, sculpture, furniture, lighting, silver, estate jewelry, couture handbags and more. “What made this sale so exciting and outstanding was the large number of new bidders. The...