art-of-swords:

Saber with Scabbard

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Medium: steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
  • Measurements: overall length 39 3/4 inches (100.97 cm)
  • Provenance: Sultan Murad V

The most important ceremony in the inauguration of many Islamic rulers was the investiture with a sword, rather than a crown. This extravagantly decorated saber traditionally is said to have been refitted in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876).

He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and subsequently was deposed and kept a prisoner until his death in 1904. The sword was probably assembled by a court jeweler, using a seventeenth-century Iranian blade, an eighteenth-century Indian jade grip, and gem-studded gold and gilt-brass mounts of contemporary workmanship.

The emerald near the top of the scabbard opens to reveal a secret compartment containing a gold coin marked with the name of Süleyman the Magnificent (1494–1566), the most powerful Ottoman ruler of the sixteenth century. The underside of the emerald is inscribed with the phrase “According to God’s will.”

Source: Copyright 2014 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

renaissance-art:

Leonard Limosin c. 1553
Resurrection 

renaissance-art:

Leonard Limosin c. 1553

Resurrection 

Currently on the bench - peridot and lapis earrings. 14K gold and silver. #Commission #jewellery

Currently on the bench - peridot and lapis earrings. 14K gold and silver. #Commission #jewellery

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Inspired by 17th century rings… with modern approach and vision ;-)

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Chinoiserie no.2 earrings. 14K gold, fine & sterling silver, yellow beryl. #jewellery

Chinoiserie no.2 earrings. 14K gold, fine & sterling silver, yellow beryl. #jewellery

Work in progress. Chinoiserie no.2 #earrings.

Work in progress. Chinoiserie no.2 #earrings.

thegetty:

These dramatic masks are less than 1/2 an inch tall, but are packed with theatrical punch.
Cameo with Four Masks (Detail), Roman Gem, A.D. 1 - 100; Mount, 1800s. Sardonyx set in modern gold mount. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

These dramatic masks are less than 1/2 an inch tall, but are packed with theatrical punch.

Cameo with Four Masks (Detail), Roman Gem, A.D. 1 - 100; Mount, 1800s. Sardonyx set in modern gold mount. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Currently on the bench. Earrings with yellow beryls. #WorkInProgress

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huntingtonlibrary:

smithsonianlibraries:

My heart beats for nobody but you, dear follower.
From A system of anatomical plates of the human body by John Lizars (1840?) in our Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.

Probably the best valentine EVER.

huntingtonlibrary:

smithsonianlibraries:

My heart beats for nobody but you, dear follower.

From A system of anatomical plates of the human body by John Lizars (1840?) in our Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.

Probably the best valentine EVER.

It seems that my camera prefers recording sound than keeping focus on my work ;)

The Alhambra earrings - 14K gold, fine & sterling silver, tourmaline, pearls.

The Alhambra #earrings. Tourmalines, pearls, fine & sterling silver, 14K gold.

The Alhambra #earrings. Tourmalines, pearls, fine & sterling silver, 14K gold.