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GRAPHIC DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY POST PRODUCTION

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PHOTOGRAPHY

All dimensions are approximate.

Daina Geidmane

Pei – Yi Huang (Peggy)

Majid Sedaghat

Ari D. Norman reserves the right to alter the

daina.geidmane@gmail.com

cargocollective.com/peyidesign

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design of any product at any time without notice.


A fully comprehensive alphanumeric index, by product code with image can be found in the Index section.

Inspirations..................................4

Writing Instruments..........83

Heritage.......................................9

Keychains..........................89

Manufacturing & Hallmarks....19 OEM / Bespoke........................23 Baby and Children’s Gifts......29

Equestrian Whimsical Dual-function

Card Cases.......................95

Tooth fairy boxes Rattles Cutlery Cups Miscellanea Photo frames

Money Clips......................99

Pillboxes....................................43

Studs Button covers Dining Formal

Silver with emotion Traditional Snuff boxes Equestrain Belle epoque Enamel

Leisure.......................................59 Drinking Cards and dice Smoking Hunting Golf

Bookmarks...............................65 Clocks.......................................73 Desk..........................................77 Paperweights Letter openers Gift sets

Cufflinks............................103 Shirt Culture.....................115

Watches...........................121 Magnifying Glasses.......129 Jewellery..........................135 Victorian Lockets Harlequin Romance Japonais Art Nouveau Belle Epoque Art Deco Windsor Equestrian

Boxes..................................171 Trinket boxes Ring boxes Jewellery boxes Gents night box

Dining..................................177 Tea time Table accessories Toothpicks Barware VIP drink sets

Classic Vanity....................201 Dressing table set Perfume bottles Mirrors

Sewing...............................207 Photo Frames...................211 Wooden back photo frames Velvet back photo frames Miniature photo frames Photo frame boxes

After Care..........................223 Finishing Touches............227 Point of sale materials Engraving and personalisation

Bibliography......................232 Index..................................234 Past, Present & Future.....246

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designer ~ Georges Fouquet. Prague too became a favourite city, where I happily wandered around the old town, marvelling at what had been the home of Alphonse Mucha and indeed I remember spending a complete day in the Mucha Museum absorbing the story of his life and studying his creations. Jewellery creation is a very personal affair. When I look back on the design influences which have inspired me, I find that the Ari D. Norman design philosophy is composed of many elements which originate from events and experiences from my past and which in effect add up to being the story of my life.

After the completion of my formal education, I embarked on adventurous journeys around the world visiting the Far East, India, North and South America, Scandinavia and Europe. My travels awoke in me an excitement and appreciation of contrasting cultural expression. As I travelled I was excited and delighted by the varied handicrafts displayed in the different countries.

Whilst living in Belgium, at an early age, I was enthralled by the Art Nouveau decorative interiors, which could be seen in Brussels and Antwerp. In my youth I visited Paris several times and was most impressed by the beautiful station. Art Nouveau ironwork outside each and every metro stati My fascination with the past led me to seek out original antique moulds for glass objects made in Victorian times and I adorned such glass pieces with sterling silver trellis work mirroring the feel of the magnificent Belle Epoque era.

In addition I visited the Carnavalet Museum that displayed the original, stunning Art Nouveau exterior and interior of a jewellery shop designed by Alphonse Mucha when he went into partnership with a great Art Nouveau

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Whilst visiting the workshop of a master Mexican silversmith nick named “el mexicano”. I found myself inspired to modify some of his existing pieces in to my own creations; for example taking the swan neck of a salt and pepper shaker and turning it into the graceful handle of a letter opener.

In Taxco, Mexico I was drawn to the silver articles crafted by its many silversmiths who produced both bold and delicate pieces using the traditional methods passed on from father to son for many generations. In India I marvelled at the skill of the semi-precious stone cutters of Agra who still to this day cut semi-precious stones and set them in intricate patterns in white marble just as their forefathers did hundreds of years ago when decorating the Taj Mahal.


Before setting out on my travels my father always advised me to search in each country to try and find unique items that were made there. He said “Bring back a few samples son”. Being a diligent son seeking approval I took his words very seriously. Very soon my family home began to fill up with mysterious and exciting packages containing musical instruments, batik, stone ornaments, Mexican sweaters, jeans, onyx chess sets, inlaid turtle shell jewellery from Sri Lanka, semi-precious stones set in marble boxes from India, jewellery and much more. When I finally returned home my father and I carefully sifted through the many varied treasures in the sitting room which had become a true "Aladdin’s cave".

A dazzling array of international handicrafts; Hand carved tiger eye hippopotamus from Hong Kong, hand carved stone figurine from India, turtle shell boxes with silver inlay from Sri Lanka, cast statues from Thailand, wooden flute from Peru, cloth stuffed toy donkey from Ecuador, abalone encrusted lion and fish statue giftware from Mexico, hand carved onyx necklace from Mexico, hand painted papier mache lion from Mexico, hand painted tree bark picture from Mexico, onyx table from Mexico.

Seeing the Ta j Mahal bathed in the light of a full moon I was fascinated by the delicate and intricate semi-precious stone hand set mosaics set in its marble. Nearby I sought out the families of stone cutters who descended directly from those that had adorned the Ta j Mahal centuries before. Resulting in a beautifully unique collection of white and black marble boxes hand set with semi-precious stones in patterns reflecting the beauty of the Ta j Mahal.

Watch strap from the original set of 6 samples which I purchased from the Carlos Rosenberg jewellery shop located in the centre of Mexico City which put me on the "silver road".

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From this vast array the only pieces which sparked commercial interest from the many retail outlets that we approached was for silver jewellery from Mexico. Thus my journey into the world of silver began some forty years ago. Initially, I travelled to Mexico five or six times a year staying for two or three weeks at a time, returning with suitcases full of ethnic Mexican silver jewellery. After the jewellery was processed by the London Assay office we packed it into the boot of my father’s car which became a familiar sight driving up and down the vibrant King’s Road, Chelsea.

Taxco handmade identity bracelet which I presented to my father in 1974 and subsequently also presented the same model to both my sons, Lee and Adam.

Examples of ethnic Mexican silver jewellery handmade in Taxco. In fact the owl and the bird pendants became much loved pieces worn by my mother.

Shopkeepers would come running out from their establishments stopping our car and asking for more of this and more of that and demanding to examine any new arrivals. After one or two years of trading in this manner, my creative spirit became inspired. I felt the need to design a unique collection of silver jewellery and gift items, rather than simply purchasing what was already available. My inspiration was the beauty I saw in Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, these three became the basic building blocks of our design philosophy.

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A selection of the early pieces created by Ari D. Norman which convey the romance and excitement of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.


Without question, be it my first designs or the ones strewn across my desk as I write this, I built a business out of what inspired me, the adventure of the Victorian era, the romance of Art Nouveau, and the liberated spirit of Art Deco. Even now my emotions still stir when I think of the spirit and people of these eras. Imagining the life they led and the sights they saw still evokes great passion within. Combine these influences with modern taste, add the British hallmark, and I truly believe our creations are destined to be treasured antiques of tomorrow.

In homage to all that has inspired me, throughout this catalogue you will find what I like to call the ABC’s of the Ari D Norman brand and family. Each letter of the alphabet below is dedicated to the many influences that have and continue to have creative influence on Ari D Norman:

RI D. NORMAN SARAH

VERNHARDT

ARTS AND

RAFTS MOVEMENT

ART

On occasion when I visit Portobello market and the like, I still chuckle when I see the occasional sign stating “Early Ari Norman hallmarked silver” I must admit sometimes it makes me think – maybe I’m the antique of tomorrow!

ECO RTÉ

GEORGES

OUQUET

"THIS VICTOR

UY DELIVERS!" "

"SO MUCH MORE THAN RUDYARD RENEE

ORTA F YOU WILL IT, IT IS NO DREAM" UST A LOGO" IPLING ALIQUE

ALPHONSE ART

UCHA OUVEAU SCAR WILDE

WILLIAM S

RATLING

BELLE EPO

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CO POLO ILVER WITH EMOTION" HE ROAD TO CHINA STARTS WITH THE FIRST STEP"

KIYO-E Our family home since 1984 – a spiritual and creative oasis. Designed by Ernest Trobridge, with the authentic spirit of “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. Constructed using traditional English building materials.

ICTORIAN ERA DUCHESS OF "IT'S BETTER TO BE A FLE

AUBRE

INDSOR IBLE SAPPLING THAN A MIGHTY OAK"

BEARDSLEY EITGEIST

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RI D. NORMAN

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y mother gave birth to four daughters and then entered her fifth pregnancy and my father out of frustration at not having a son, chose Sarah as my name. Then December 8th, 1947 I was born and

clearly I was no Sarah. I was named Leon Daniel Norman; Leon in honour of my grandfather Leibish, and Daniel because my father wanted me to be like Daniel of “Daniel and the Lions”; wishing me to be as strong as a lion and yet able to live unharmed amongst them.

Being Jewish in London, I experienced Anti-Semitism from an early age. For example at age 13, I well remember our music teacher calling on the five Jewish boys in the class, to come to the front of the classroom to face 32 fellow pupils and try and make us sing Christmas carols! I soon felt like part of a “minority” and in turn I identified with the other “minorities” of the world. I especially connected with the Jewish people and in particular with Israel. At age 14, after reading the book Exodus, by Leon Uris but, more importantly coming to terms with being the only son of a man who lost his father in Auschwitz and whose family lost over 600 members to the Nazis, I swore to myself to never be “a good little Jewish boy" – I would be strong, stand tall and fight despite the odds. Thus I changed my name Leon to its Hebrew equivalent Ari, which translates literally to lion. It was at this time that my strong sense of justice, independence and rebellion were born. The English lion from the UK Coat of Arms

When I review the pervading symbolism of the lion in my life I detect the hand of fate. I can imagine the face of fate grinning down on me some forty years ago, at a youth bearing the name of the king of the jungle trekking through the hills of Mexico and discovering a creative passion for silver.

Lion statue presented to me by my father

I can imagine the grin of fate turning into a big smile as my passion led to the development of a vast collection of sterling silver jewellery and gifts which I passionately displayed at over eight hundred international exhibitions. Whilst rushing round the world I am greatly aided by my British passport with the English lion proudly blazoned on its cover which at all times I carry close to my heart. Then I hear faint chuckling as the big smile of fate erupts into laughter as the energetic youth strongly advocates the British hallmarking system with its definitive lion stamp symbolising British silver across the four corners of the world. Lion Head from our Family Coat of Arms

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It seems there was no escaping fate; the ethos of the lion was and still is inextricably interwoven with my destiny.

Lion Passant which is stamped on British silver


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HISTORY

1908 – 1914

1932

In 1908 searching for work, Leibish Nussbaum, my grandfather, left his hometown of Bielsko Biala, now a part of Poland. He travelled to the city of Antwerp in Belgium and sought work in the diamond workshops located there.

Leibish Nussbaum

Bielsko Bala In Antwerp he learnt the art of diamond cleaving, only returning to his wife and children in Galicia, at the outbreak of WW1 in 1914.

1940

Sigmund worked with his father painstakingly scouring the floor on hands and knees to recover any small fragments of diamonds.

Sigmund Nussbaum as a boy Aged 12, Sigmund Nussbaum, my father, only son of Leibish Nussbaum saw a movie that was to inspire him for the rest of his life, called Trader Horn.

Antwerp 1918 - 1925

Bielsko Biala became part of Poland and Leibish moved back to the Kingdom of Belgium. In Antwerp he established his own diamond cleaving workshop, allowing him to later send for his wife and children.

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Trader Horn movie poster

Galicia

This movie kindled the idea in Sigmund’s mind that it would be better to find ones own diamonds at source in Africa.

In 1940 the Germans invaded Belgium and the Nussbaum family fl ed to the south of France, known at the time as “Free France”. During the exodus Sigmund became separated from his family and whilst attempting to find them he found himself amongst British troops on the beaches of Calais. There he boarded a ship believing it was bound for the south of France, however, its destination was England. He desperately tried to get off the ship when he found out, but was held back by people he had befriended and told it was too late. Landing in Dover, Sigmund decided the fastest way to get home was to join the British Army. He joined as a signaller driver in the Royal Artillery and was instructed to change his surname to a non-Jewish sounding name in case he was captured. Sigmund became Sidney and he chose the name Norman to replace Nussbaum. He often told me that, when presented pen and paper by his Sergent to chose a new family name, that his mind dwelt on creating a positive future. He thought of two things; first was Julius Ceasar's quote "venie vidi vinci" from when he invaded Britain and second was the battle of hastings and the Norman invasion.

Sidney's kit bag showing name change


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1940

1945

Free France was far from that. Many Jewish refugees were rounded up by the French. In 1942 Leibish Nussbaum was amongst those sent first to the French holding cam of Caseneuil in Lot-et-Garonne region and then to Drancy on the outskirts of Paris.

WWII ends and the newly named, Sidney Norman travelled to the small French village of Monbaus in British uniform. Where he found his mother living together with a few other family members and learned of the fate of his beloved father.

Sidney Norman in Royal Artillery uniform

Within days he was transported to Auschwitz and murdered on arrival. Ironically Auschwitz (Oswiecim in Polish) concentration camp, was located just a few kilometres from the original family home, in Bielsko Biala, Poland.

Memorial to the Jews Deported from France 1942 – 1944 by Serge Klarsfeld. In which is published a transportation list from Drancy in France to Auschwitz in Poland that confirm the exact date that my grandfather was transported and sent to the gas chamber.

Sidney's dog tag

HISTORY

Satirical cartoon depicting the true nature of Germany’s relationship with Vichy France

Sidney at Betar camp Gradually the truth emerged that over 600 members of the Nussbaum family had been murdered. This was the story of so many Jewish and non-Jewish families. The reality hit Sidney even more when he found he was the sole survivor of his group in the Jewish Betar Youth Movement.

My father and I whilst tracing our roots in Poland by a motorway sign poignantly displaying both his place of birth in Bielsko Biala as well as Oswiecim (Auschwitz) where his father was murdered some 70 years ago.

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HISTORY

1946 – 1955

After his discharge from the army Sidney Norman opened a modern diamond cleaving workshop in Hatton Garden London and in addition a diamond tool company and a musical box company.

Sidney at trade exhibition in Olympia London promoting music boxes and diamond cutting tools. During this period, in an effort to break the then monopoly of the De Beers Diamond Group over the rough diamond market, Sidney attempted to get into the distribution side of the diamond industry. This led to numerous difficulties and obstructions both from the De Beers Group and the British authorities.

Headline from 1953 newspaper article regarding my fathers attempts to break diamond monopoly

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1956 – 1960

My father pursued his dream of finding his own diamond mine and relocated the whole family to Liberia, West Africa, and in 1956 we established a family home in Monrovia Liberia where my mother became a member of the Parents National Education Union and very ably taught my four sisters and I.

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Phyllis, my mother, returned to London with my four sisters and I so that we could enter the British educational system. My father remained behind and was finally rewarded by Liberia’s President Tubman for being the man who discovered that Liberia had its own diamonds. In recognition of this achievement he was granted an alluvial diamond mining concession along a 20 mile stretch of the Lofa river located in the jungle.

My father examining diamond bearing gravel Joining my father after 3 week sea voyage on a cargo ship on the dock of Monrovia Liberia - 1956

Family home in Monrovia situated above my father's diamond buying office

My father with his “Executive Team” in the jungles of Liberia

“Liberia’s Immortal Treasure” written by my father in praise of President Tubman and his open door policy and printed in the Liberian newspaper The Daily Listener

My father as a recognized pioneer of the Liberian diamond mining industry addressing the crowd at the celebration of President Tubman’s 74th birthday


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Me aged 16

Letter from British Consulate in Genoa

In 1965 I spent a year training for life on Kibbutz at the David Eder Farm in Sussex and then on Kibbutz Yiftach in Israel.

In 1970, for work experience as part of my civil engineering degree, I joined my father in the jungles of Liberia. This was exactly when a rich diamond deposit was discovered and a lawless boom town sprung up, aptly named Congo Hill. Workers had no salary as such. I would hand out 2 cups of rice a day and a bag of potentially diamond bearing gravel at the end of the week. If they found any rough diamonds my father and I would try and buy them back. Ari the Civil Engineer Here you can see my and diamond hunter father in fierce negotiations. on Congo Hill!

HISTORY

In 1964 at the age of 16, I left my school and home, "unannounced" and hitchhiked across Europe with my friend Yehuda, intending to travel to Israel and start a new life. Interpol intervened and arrested us handing us over to the British consulate in Genoa who then escorted us to a British Airways jet bound for London.

1970 – 1973

Returning from Liberia I qualified as a civil engineer and for lack of a better word became a hippy; from road tripping through both North and South America to back packing across India.

Picture taken in 1981 whilst living on a Canal boat in France with my friend Jake (photographer) and our girlfriends, Melba (left) and Aida (right). Strangely enough all four of us first met on the same night, July 7th 1973 in San Francisco; little did we know some 10 years later they would be the mothers of our children! Working on the David Eder Farm On guard duty at Kibbutz Yiftach On the 3rd of June 1967, I left for Israel as a volunteer to help in the Six Day War.

Newspaper headline from June 3rd 1967. Here I returned from Israel I am pictured being seen off by my friend Jake with several souvenirs as I check in for a Pan Am flight to Tel Aviv. including this pictorial I will always remember how the first 30 rows account of the events on the plane were heaped with machine guns, in the 6 day war ammunition, grenades and other weapons.

As I embarked on each journey I could hear my father, “during your travels if you see people making interesting things buy some samples and bring them back!” The family home soon filled with onyx chess sets, ethnic silver jewellery, sweaters, jeans, dresses, and a multitude of other ethnic treasures. Out of all of these, it seemed that only sterling silver jewellery from Mexico had commercial potential.

Samples quickly took over my family home; Mariachi sombreros, abalone shell lion, wooden flute from Peru

Ari the hippy modelling one of the first items I ever imported; a Starsky & Hutch Mexican wool sweater

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HISTORY

1974 – 1983

In 1974 my father and I established an importing company for Mexican sterling silver called International Jewellery and Crafts which was run from the family home in North West London.

My sales manager, Norm (right) and I (left) enjoying tequila and Mariachi music upon our return to Taxco with many orders in hand!

Early pieces fully designed and manufactured by Ari D. Norman in London.

My parents in the garden of our family home located in Aylestone Avenue North West Lonodn Mexican ethnic silver was fashionable and saleable and soon we found that we could fill the car full of stock, and drive to Kings Road and by the time we reached the other end we would be sold out. The shopkeepers would rush out in the middle of the road flagging us down, demanding to buy!

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Our first collection of ethnic Mexican silver

In 1976 we moved our manufacturing base to London and the business became Ari D. Norman. Initially we gave designs to be made in several English factories in Birmingham, Sheffield and London and then with time we centralised design and production to our own workshops, developing our own look based on Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco styles; eras which I had fallen in love with during my youth and travels.


1983 – 1988

1989

An intensive international marketing programme was initiated by the Company participating in numerous international trade shows.

Argenta House

At the beginning of 1989 we moved out of 17 Aylestone Avenue NW6 my parents house, from which we had worked out of for 15 years, and into a two storey headquarter building which we named Argenta House. Subsequently the local council agreed to us renaming the street on which our office was located from Station Approach to Argenta Way.

My father and I receiving the Queens Award from Baron Bramall the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London

As a result my proud mother achieved her dream of visiting Buckingham Palace for tea with the Queen.

HISTORY

My father was incredulous at my “atomic energy” that propelled us to numerous exhibitions around the UK and the world, and kept hand written records of our annual exhibition attendance

Towards the end of the year Ari D. Norman became the first and only British silversmith to receive the coveted Queens Award for Export.

The treasured invitation received from Buckingham Palace by my mother for the Queen’s Award reception and “tea with the Queen”

My mother delighted by an audience with Baron Bramall the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London

Two of my sales staff; Norm (left) and Cathy (right); landing in Tokyo This was the scene at many an airport during this period; my sales staff touching down in a foreign land, jet lagged, tired and slowly edging their way out the airport doors with numerous heavy suitcases filled with the ever growing Ari D. Norman collection.

The street I named!

Queens Award Certificate

My proud mother and I

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HISTORY

1992 – 1999

In recognition of services rendered to the British silver industry I received The Freedom to the City of London. Although it is a great honour to be granted the Freedom to the City of London it is slightly amusing to note some of the ancient privileges bestowed upon a Freeman since 1237, as listed below:

“the right to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge; to a silken rope, if hanged; to carry a naked sword in public; or that if the City of London Police finds a freeman drunk and incapable, they will bundle him or her into a taxi and send them home rather than throw them into a cell. “ While sheep have indeed occasionally been herded over London Bridge on special occasions, as one can imagine, many "privileges" are now primarily symbolic. With Royal recognition and global endorsement, we consolidated our international and national market with prestigious design and manufacturing projects for internationally recognised brands such as Wedgwood Jewellery, Harrods, Lane Crawford, John Lewis, House of Frasier, Liberty’s, Parker Pen and Mitsukoshi.

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2000

2001 – 2012

HISTORY

With royal approval, our family was granted the right to bear an official Coat of Arms by the Royal College of Arms. Knowing this would be passed down through the generations I took several years to complete the design.

9ct Gold Cufinks, complete with packaging, commissioned by Barcalys Capital

The Coat of Arms

My two sons, pictured here at the Presentation of the Coat of Arms, Lee (far left) and Adam (far right)

Original Coat of Arms Patent written and painted in vellum by a College of Arms artist and scribe, and then signed and sealed by the Norray and Ulster King of Arms

SilverStyles article. Issue 18, January 2008 We build on our hundred year history within the jewellery industry. Partnerships and affiliations were formed cementing our place as a luxury brand in North America, Russia and China.

In 2009 we opened a new division specialising in the design and production of low minimum order projects for private label collections , one of a kind commissions and corporate gifts.

In 2010 we added to our capabilities once again by launching a new brand of fashion jewellery called JewelAri. The guiding ethos of this brand is to maintain and apply the skills of silversmiths and goldsmiths to non-precious metals. Creating a classically inspired, bold and playful collection of vibrant enamel and crystal set pieces of sparkling elegance and larger than life chic.

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French stage and early film actress, notably renowned

SARAH

ERNHARDT (1844-1923)

as "the most famous actress the world has ever known“. In the words of Mark Twain, “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt”. When I first encountered the name of Sarah Bernhardt I quickly learned that her turbulent and exciting life had been a source of inspiration for and personified the Art Nouveau style that I found so fascinating. In learning more of her life I felt she was in a way a kindred cultural spirit. Not only was my name originally going to be Sarah and I was in love with the works she inspired but more

A Lalique brooch made for Sarah Bernhardt

importantly I identified with her pride in being Jewish.

Designed by Mucha for Bernhardt's role in Cleopatra and made by Fouquet in 1899

One quote struck me in particular :“If I have a foreign accent – which I much regret – it is cosmopolitan not Teutonic. I am a daughter of the great Jewish race and my somewhat uncultivated language is the outcome of our enforced wanderings.” Sarah Bernhardt was an iconic personality of the Art Nouveau era and featured in classic Art Nouveau art, the most famous being the lithograph posters created by Alphonse Mucha. Mucha produced the first Sarah Bernhardt poster in 1895 to be used as an advertisement for the play Gismonda in which Bernhardt was the lead. Bernhardt was so satisfied with the first poster that she signed a six year contract with Mucha. Through these posters Bernhardt became a living symbol of the Art Nouveau style becoming synonymous with the Belle Epoque. Bernhardt also inspired the most famous of the Art Nouveau jewellers, Renee Lalique. Her flamboyant and adventurous personality acted as a catalyst and muse for Lalique's fertile imagination at a crucial point in his career from 1891-1895. Lalique made Bernhardt's stage jewels for her roles as Iseyl, Gismonda and Theodora. The jewels like Sarah herself were larger than life

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Mucha poster depicting Bernhardt for the play Gismonda

and melodramatic.


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During the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and the 19th Century, Britain became the first country in the world to shift its economy from agriculture to manufacturing. This gave British silversmiths, whose work was already held in very high regard around the world, the opportunity to increase their output and widen their market. The British hallmark became an international symbol of trusted fineness and impeccable quality. At an early stage in the development of Ari D. Norman I realised that my creativity would be stifled if I owned the means of production since, not only would I be tied to maintaining a full workload for the machines and tools which we owned in order to recover the investment made in them, but I would also, as a result, only be able to offer products of one category. I decided therefore to contact and form partnerships with leading UK silversmiths to form partnerships in which I would supply designs and raw materials and they in turn would use their machinery, tools and craftsmanship to produce my unique pieces. These partnerships allowed me to offer a collection of pieces produced by a combination of casting, stamping, spinning and decorated with enamelling, stone setting or simply polished to perfection. Hence the Ari D. Norman collection could be design led without being constrained by the limits of any one production method.

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My pieces would use thicker silver, and would combine the skills of hand work, casting and stamping in single pieces such as pillboxes mounted with cast three dimensional moveable animals. I would not be compromised into adopting cost cutting manufacturing techniques. Today the Ari D. Norman collection offers quality, value and unique pieces produced by combining a variety of production processes which are often adorned with additional high quality materials such as vitreous enamels or Austrian crystals. The combination of design led products created with uncompromising quality, results in sought after collectable pieces destined to last the test of time and become proud heirlooms for future generations.


Ari D. Norman is a strong advocate of the British hallmarking tradition. In fact we are the London Assay Office's largest client for silver articles. As I travel the world and explain the system and what it means to our potential international clients, my words are met with respect and awe since so many of our British traditions are revered and coveted globally.

The facts: All silver articles produced by Ari D. Norman bear the full British Hallmark with the exception of some items which are either too small or too delicate and these are simply marked 925.

A British Hallmark consists of a combination of the following marks being struck on each item submitted:

British Hallmarks have acted as a safeguard to purchasers of silver articles for over seven centuries.

THE SPONSOR’S MARK

The British Hallmarking system is the oldest form of consumer protection in existence. The Assay Offices of Great Britain are incorporated by Royal Charter and are independent of any trade association.

This indicates the manufacturer of the article. The unique sponsor’s mark of Ari D. Norman consists of a heraldic shield and the initials AN.

A British Hallmarked article guarantees that the article has been independently tested by an Assay Office and that it conforms to the legal standards of purity.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARK

The Lion Passant, indicates British silver.

Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks - 2012

THE DATE LETTER MARK This indicates the year in which the article was hallmarked. Each year is allocated a letter of the alphabet, when the letter “Z” is reached, the alphabet is started again commencing with the letter “A” but in a font that has never been used before.

QUEEN’S AWARD MARK

In 1989, we became the one and only silversmith to ever receive the right to have the Queens Award mark struck on all silver articles. “The Queen's Award for export is presented to a limited number of companies every year in recognition of outstanding sales to the export market. Ari D. Norman was the first ever British Silversmith to successfully apply for this award which was granted in 1989 and have the mark applied to silver items. This award is an endorsement from the British Government that a company has a good track record for exporting efficiently.”

Bradbury's Book of Hallmarks - 2012

THE STANDARD MARK

This denotes the precious metal content of the alloy from which the article is made. Sterling silver is an alloy containing 92.5 percent pure silver.

London

THE ASSAY OFFICE MARK

There are four assay offices in The United Kingdom, Birmingham wheres articles are tested and marked. These are located in London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

Sheffield Edinburgh

Each assay offi ce has a unique mark which when applied to an article identifies the assay office at which that particular piece was tested and marked.

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ARTS AND

RAFTS MOVEMENT (1860- 1930)

s a youth I studied the history of social change and was particularly fascinated by the French and Russian revolutions. However, until I became aware of the Arts and Crafts Movement I had never connected art with revolution. I researched the movement and found myself very symphatetic to its aims. Not only did it encourage beautiful creations, but it was truly political taking a revolutionary stance against the industrial era as well as advocating economic and social reform. The Movement represented an international design philosophy that originated in England and flourished between 1860 and 1910 (especially in the second half of that period), continuing its influence until the 1930's. Inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and instigated by the artist and writer William Morris, the movement spread to Europe and North America and inspired iconic British designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Arts and Crafts style started as a search for aesthetic design and decoration, its philosophy was one that promoted traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often medieval, romantic or folk style of decoration. In addition, in my view it was the British reflection of the European Art Nouveau style to which it developed in parallel.

John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) A philanthropic Victorian art critic, patron of the arts, artisan, water colourist and a prominent social thinker of his time. In all his writings he emphasized the connections between nature, art and society. He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century up to the first World War, a period known as the Belle Epoque. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest John Ruskin's Withering Leaf

in environmentalism,sustainability and craft.

William Morris (1834 – 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Key to the evolution of Art Nouveau in Britain creating a style of decoration that was in fact the prelude to Art Nouveau. Morris believed that the artist/craftsman should be true to his material and pursue an honesty of conception, following the path of nature a rationlised and not in servile imitation. He considered the machine as an evil barrier between the craftsman and his ability to create “honest” designs.

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William Morris’s The World Beyond the World, 1894

Iconic Mackintosh Window 1902

Iconic Mackintosh Chairs

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 – 1928) born in Scotland was a sculptor, architect, water colourist and designer. He was a leading light in the movement, inspiring an iconic style of jewellery and portraying Britain's first reaction to and interpretation of Art Nouveau and in a way foreshadowing Art Deco. His creations clearly demonstrate, and in a way give voice to the struggle that many faced between what was deemed “true craftsmanship” and the impending age of industry and machine made products.


OWN E XCLUSIVE MODELS Ari D. Norman keenly undertakes design and production briefs to produce exclusive items and collections for both the corporate and luxury brand market.

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OEM . . . WE WELCOME ENQUIRES FOR SMALL VOLUME BESPOKE PIECES My father was a very wise man who always said . . . “HE WHO DOES NOT HONOUR THE SMALL DOES NOT DESERVE THE LARGE.”

It has since become a guiding philosophy of our company, every order or enquiry is treated with the same respect and care be it for 1 or 10,000 pieces. Over the last five years, we have taken this phulosophy a step further. We find that there is a great demand for speciality and branded products, BUT, in small volumes. Unlike most manufacturers who demand a large intial order we do not. On the ensuing pages, you will view a small selection of the prestigious projects wich we have been involved with.

To mark the opening of Playboy's flagship Club in London’s Mayfair a stylish paper knife with the famous bunny silhouette was created and gifted to VIP’s. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Reuters International News Agency a folding pocket magnifying glass was created. Materials: SILVER PLATE AND MAGNIFYING GLASS. Production Run: 150 pieces

Material: STERLING SILVER Production Run: 50 pieces

We were contacted by Belvedere vodka, to produce cufflinks to reflect the image of their classically beautiful bottle. The resulting cufflinks are a cool and classic reflection of the character of this fine vodka. Understandably, attempting to acheive a lower unit cost after our initial sampling phase, Belvedere attempted to move production overseas but were unable to achieve the same quality or service and then returned to us for the full production.

A unique pair of cufflinks designed exclusively for VSOE. Locomotive and carriage rendered in the Art Deco style and incorporating the exact livery and logo for Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE).

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“We chose you as our cufflinks supplier, not only because of the excellent quality of your products, but also because of your reactivity in the development phase.”

Materials: HAND APPLIED VITREOUS ENAMEL AND STERLING SILVER

Materials: BRASS RHODIUM PLATED, CURVED RESIN MAGNIFYING LENS

Production Run: 25 pairs

Production Run: 10,000 pairs

Belvedere Vodka


OEM . . . WE ARE ABLE TO WORK WITH A BROAD CROSS SECTION OF MATERIALS

Ari D. Norman is willing to accommodate the most challenging of demands in terms of design and materials. We are happy and able to work with nearly all materials and approach all design projects with an open mind and total flexibility.

Materials: STAINLESS STEEL, RHODIUM PLATED HAND APPLIED ENAMEL LOGO SET WITH CRYSTAL Production run: 100 pairs

An exquisite miniature produced for the Russian Post Office celebrating the year of the pig. Materials: CUT CRYSTAL PIG MOUNTED ON STERLING SILVER BASE Production run: 50 pieces

Materials: BONDED LEATHER, STAINLESS STEEL Production run: 250 pieces Since the Belvedere project we continue to work with MOET HENNESSY VR LTD. LTD Creating unique products in varying materials supplied complete with bespoke packaging. Illustrated above is a double hip flask and barman shirt sleeve holders.

Ari D. Norman was honoured to be commissioned to produce articles both for the Royal Air Force and The Royal Army.

Mikimoto,, the leading Japanese pearl Jewellery House internationally renowned for quality control, expert craftsmanship and customer service asked us to produce a stylish gift combining silver and their logo. The elegant clock illustrated was the result.

Materials: 9 CARAT GOLD SET WITH RUBIES Material: SILVER PLATE

Production Run: 100 pieces

Materials: STERLING SILVER, MAHOGANY BACK, MOTHER OF PEARL DIAL Production run: 100 pieces

Production Run: 12 pieces

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OEM . . . A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR UP HIGH END LUXURY BRANDED COLLECTIONS

At Ari D. Norman we have a saying that “WE ARE A BRAND BEHIND BRANDS”.

We are an internationally recognised brand in our own right and we also design and manufacture for other world class brands some examples of which are shown below. We were approached to produce clocks and frames for the internationally acclaimed retail department store Harrods. A stylish, quality, limited edition collection of frames and clocks were produced complete with the Harrods logo and incorporating the famous Harrods green in the form of a luxurious leather backing. In 1996 Parker Pen approached Ari D. Norman to produce a new limited edition 1997 Parker Snake pen. The aim was to reflect the filigree style introduced in 1905 using modern materials and technology to produce 250 pieces in 18ct gold and 5,000 pieces in sterling silver. This partnership resulted in the creation of a magnificent writing instrument incorporating the skills of traditional British silversmiths and the latest technology of Parker Pen. Pen

Often providing the skills and production capabilities to meet their more demanding products; we developed a partnership with Ralph Lauren culminating in beautiful brand defining silver accessories created for their Purple collection.

Belt design paperweight/letter opener and credit card case In 1988 Wedgwood approached us to design and manufacture a collection of jewellery with the “Ari D. Norman look”. Since then hundreds of thousands of pieces of this jewellery have been sold all around the world under the name of the Balmoral Collection.

“. . . Norman formed a happy and fruitful union with Parker” Pen World - March/April 1997 - volume 10, #4

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Periodically new collections were designed and created including on one occasion a range for which Wedgwood commissioned both Ari D. Norman and Stephen Webster to work together in creating a Bulldog theme collection for the Japanese market.


OEM . . . WE OFFER A COMPLETE CUSTOM PACKAGING SERVICE Presentation is a key aspect and important finishing touch to any exclusive project. The first impression will enhance the anticipation and will guarantee appreciation. Often we spend as much time designing the packaging as on the product itself. A complete custom packaging service is provided as part of any exclusive model project undertaken. Ari D. Norman was commissioned by Barclays Bank to produce sterling silver and 9 carat gold cufflinks to be given to promotion recipients in their Barclays Wealth, Barcalys Absa and Barclays Corporate divisions.

We developed a unique sterling silver rollerball pen complete with custom made luxury wooden box to house a limited edition of Debrett’s lifestyle diary as supplied to the British Royal Family.

Bespoke packaging was designed according to Barclays Bank specific requests in terms of ribbon and livery.

Materials: STERLING SILVER OR 9 CARAT GOLD Production Run: 500 pairs of cufflinks in sterling silver and 175 pairs in 9 carat gold

A classic sterling silver bookmark incorporating a black tassel and a sterling silver gold plated rendering of the Harry Winston logo complete with bespoke packaging, was produced to mark the opening of international Harry Winston boutiques in Paris and Tokyo. Materials: GOLD PLATED STERLING SILVER HW LOGO MOUNTED ON STERLING SILVER. Production Run: 800 pieces

Once the manufacturing partnership was formed with Wedgwood and due to our international exposure we also assisted in the marketing launch of the Balmoral Collection in Baselworld and designed a presentation case and up-sale program.

Materials: STERLING SILVER PEN AND BURR VENEER SILK LINED PRESENTATION CASE Production Run: 200 sets

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ART

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hen I think of Art Deco, the emotional image which is evoked is one of "satisfyingly simple with striking elegance" and this statement reflects my view of art and fashion of this era. Art Deco is an eclectic artistic design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally until World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design including architecture, interior design, fashion and jewellery.

Chrysler building in New York

Art Deco Fashion and Society gave rise to the liberated female of the roaring 20’s who became one of the leading icons of the age.

Charles Boyton silver Deco tea set

I first became aware of the striking Art Deco period as a teenager, I read John Steinbeck's “The Grapes of Wrath” and learned to play and sing stirring folk songs of the labour unrest on my Spanish guitar. This was the time when Jack Dempsey rode as a hobo on the railways and fought for his supper to eventually become the heavyweight champion of the world. Then I learned of prohibition, the Wall Street Crash, the FBI, flapper girls and such gangster folk heroes as Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and Arnold Rothstein, whom I could not help but glamorize and identify with. I have to be honest, their philosophy of take what you want and share with others because society is not going to give it to you, appealed to the rebel and Robin Hood in me.

Elevator in Chrysler building

Two Girls wearing iconic Flapper dresses inspired by Coco Chanel and Paul Poiret

The term Art Deco was first used widely in 1966 in commemoration of the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris

Art Deco represented elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity. The linear symmetry of Art Deco was a distinct departure from the flowing asymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style Art Nouveau. Although many design movements have political or philosophical beginnings or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative. It has to be acknowledged that the horror of the First World War was a catalyst in creating the desire of people to forget the old and move on into a completely different style of life and art.

Clement Rousseau Deco chair

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An example of Art Deco furniture

Art Deco painting by Tamara Lempicka of Prince Eristoff

Cartier's first tiger brooch 1928

Examples of Art Deco jewellery


TOOTH FAIRY BOXES RATTLES CUTLERY CUPS

MISCELLANEA PHOTO BOXES PHOTO FRAMES


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Screw top tooth fairy with 'My First Tooth' engraved in blue enamel

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Screw top tooth fairy with 'My First Tooth' engraved in pink enamel

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Screw top tooth fairy box with blue crystal pacifier

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Screw top tooth fairy box with pink crystal pacifier

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Screw top tooth fairy box with blue crystal baby shoe

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Screw top tooth box with gold plated teddy bear

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GT350

Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated teddy bear

41mm / 1 5/8''

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GT792

Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated fairy

38mm / 1 1/2''

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving teddy bear

44mm / 1 3/4''

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving rabbit

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Embossed teddy bear first tooth hinged box

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving mouse

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving elephant

44mm / 1 3/4'' x 19mm / 3/4''

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving turtle

32mm / 1 1/4'' x 19mm / 3/4''

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving scottish terrier

48mm / 1 7/8'' x 19mm / 3/4''

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Screw top tooth fairy box with gold plated moving penguin

48mm / 1 7/8'' x 19mm / 3/4''

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Victorian rattle with spinning floral patterned filigree spinning ball

130mm / 5 1/8''

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Art Deco dumbbell rattle

76mm / 3 ''

GT888

Edwardian spinning teddy bear rattle

64mm / 2 1/2''

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Child's knife, fork and spoon set

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Child's knife

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Child's fork

108mm / 4 1/4''

GT520

Child's spoon

105mm / 4 1/8''

GT575

Elegant loop baby's first spoon

83mm / 31/4''

GT576

Elegant loop baby's first fork

79mm / 31/8''

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Egg cup and spoon set

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Christening cup with gold wash interior and gold plated moving teddy bear charm

54mm / 2 1/8''

9cl / 3 fl/oz

GT822

Christening cup

73mm / 2 7/8''

9cl / 3 fl/oz

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GT113

BE398

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Adjustable, engravable Victorian baby bangle

BOX194

Rosary and rosary case set

GT6

Transparent toughened money tube with gold plated teddy bears

102mm / 4 ''

GT113

White leatherette St. James bible with embossed silver plaque

83mm / 3 / 4''

GT455

Heart design rosary beads on 14cm / 51/2'' bead and cable chain

584mm / 23''

PB439

Embossed rosary case

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...A young Ari

...A young Adam

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GT37

PHOTO SIZE GT37 GT53

Teddy bear motif mahogany finish money box with photoframe

89mm / 3 1/2'' x 89mm / 3 1/2'' x 89mm / 3 1/2''

51mm x 51mm / 2'' x 2''

Teddy bear motif mahogany finish keepsake box with photoframe lid

89mm / 3 /2'' x 89mm / 3 1/2'' x 51mm / 2 ''

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...A young Lee at home ...A young Ari in Monrovia, Liberia, holding pet chimpanzees Vashti and Delilah

FR692

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Christening photo frame with mahogany finish back and space for engraving name, date of birth, weight and time of birth

FR692

Teddy bear motif photo frame with mahogany finish back

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Adam enjoying the pool of the Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

Lee and Adam at the crocodile park in Bangkok, Thailand

Lee and Adam's ďŹ rst taste of Disney World

CHILDREN’S GIFTS

FR536

FR538

FR534

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Toys photo frame with blue velvet back and space to engrave name and date of birth

64mm x 89mm / 2 1/2'' x 3 1/2''

FR536

Hand painted silver rocking horse photo frame with blue velvet back

64mm x 89mm / 2 1/2'' x 3 1/2''

FR538

Hand painted silver teddy bear photo frame with blue velvet back

64mm x 89mm / 2 1/2'' x 3 1/2''

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...A young Lee in skeleton costume celebrating Halloween

...Adam and I sailing in Malaysia

FR664 PHOTO SIZE FR562

Vertical toys photo frame with blue velvet back

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FR664

Horizontal toys photo frame with blue velvet back

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...At home with baby Adam ...Vashti, one of my pet chimpanzees whilst in Monrovia, Liberia, dressed as a baby

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FR681

PHOTO SIZE

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FR676

Teddy bear shape photo frame with blue velvet back

FR681

Christening photo frame with blue velvet back and space for engraving name, date of birth, weight and time of birth

3 diameter 70mm / 2 /4''

130mm x mm / 5 1/8'' x 3 1/4''

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RTÉ (1892-19 9 0) omain de Tiroff was a Russian born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté which is the French pronunciation of his initials R.T. He adopted the name to avoid embarrassing his Russian father, a high ranking naval officer who wanted Romain to continue in the maritime family tradition. He was a diversely talented 20th century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, opera, and interior decor. Erté's Ocean de Lumiere

In the 70's I realised vintage fashion magazine covers were a mine of inspiration and I researched those of Harpers Bazaar and discovered Erte, thus began my first exposure to his brilliant mind. I became almost obsessed and wanted to know and discover all I could within the treasure chest which was Erté's portfolio. There seemed to be no end to his creations and to my amazement I discovered that between 1915 and 1937 Erte designed over 200 covers of Harpers Bazaar and that his illustrations also appeared in publications such as, Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal and Vogue.

Erté designed statuettes

Result of initial inspiration 1980

Whilst researching Art Deco trends I stumbled across the cover of a 1926 Vogue magazine and was inspired by a drawing of a lady walking an Afghan hound, and I knew I simply had to translate this into jewellery!

Harper’s Bazaar (from right to left) November 1933, November 1920, March 1926 Erte was perhaps best known for his elegant and fashionable designs inspired by and indeed iconic of the Art Deco era he worked in. His delicate figures and sophisticated glamorous designs are instantly recognisable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion to this day. Still today when I pick up a book of Erte's works I experience the thrill and excitement that Erté’s Sunrise

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I felt when I first discovered his creations.

Our 21st century evolution of the design


SILVER WITH EMOTION TRADITIONAL SNUFF BOXES EQUESTRIAN BELLE EPOQUE ENAMEL


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Round hinged pillbox with pig

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PB528

Round hinged pillbox with rabbit

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PB531

Round hinged pillbox with mouse

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Round hinged pillbox with fairy

25mm / 1 ''

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Round hinged pillbox with cherub

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Round hinged pillbox with teddy bear

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Rectangular hinged pillbox with moving teddy bear

35mm / 1 3/8'' x

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PB521

Oval hinged pillbox with moving rabbit

38mm / 1 /2'' x

29mm / 1 /8'' x 32mm / 1 1/4''

PB586

Oval hinged pillbox with moving turtle

38mm / 1 1/2'' x

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PB590

Round hinged pillbox with swinging fairy on oxidised moon

51mm / 2 ''

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Round hinged pillbox with moving rocking horse

38mm / 1 /2'' x

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Oval hinged pillbox with moving penguin

38mm / 1 /2'' x

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PB619

Round hinged pillbox with spinning carousel

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PB590

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PB532

Rectangular hinged pillbox with moving elephant

35mm / 1 3/8''

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PB565

Round hinged pillbox with teddy bear on swaying hammock

25mm / 1 ''

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PB566

Round hinged pillbox with fairy on swing

48mm / 1 /8''

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32mm / 1 /4''

PB603

Rectangular hinged pillbox with moving mouse

35mm / 1 3/8''

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PB604

Rectangular hinged pillbox with moving scottish terrier

35mm / 1 3/8''

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32mm / 1 1/4''

PB617

Round hinged pillbox with stork and swinging baby

41mm / 1 5/8''

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Round hinged pillbox with dancing bears

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PB556

PB597

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Rectangular hinged pillbox with sewing machine

51mm / 2 ''

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32mm / 1 1/4'' x

Teddy bear shape oval hinged pillbox

25mm / 1

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PB556

Round hinged pillbox with royal crown pin cushion

32mm / 1 /4'' x

32mm / 1 /4''

PB581

Oval hinged pillbox with squirrel and hippo on moving seesaw on mother of pearl set lid

44mm / 1 3/4'' x

29mm / 1 1/8'' x

PB597

Round hinged pillbox with dancing squirrel and hippo

25mm / 1 ''

Oval hinged pillbox with moving scales of justice

38mm / 1 /2'' x

Round hinged pillbox with spinning globe

60mm / 2 /8''

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PB422

Medium hexagon hinged pillbox

32mm / 1 1/4''

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PB442

Medium heart hinged pillbox

29mm / 1 1/8''

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29mm / 1 1/8''

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PB462

Large plain rectangular hinged pillbox

70mm / 2 /4''

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22mm / /8''

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48mm / 1 7/8''

PB464

Large plain heart hinged pillbox

57mm / 2 1/4''

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PB466

Large plain oval hinged pillbox

76mm / 3 ''

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PB403

PB404

PB406

PB405

PILLBOXES

PB420

Medium plain oval hinged pillbox

38mm / 1 1/2''

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29mm / 1 1/8''

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PB404

Small plain oval hinged pillbox

29mm / 1 /8''

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19mm / /4''

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PB405

Small plain round hinged pillbox

10mm / 3/8''

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22mm / 7/8''

PB406

Medium plain round hinged pillbox

13mm / /2''

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32mm / 1 /4''

PB407

Small plain square hinged pillbox

19mm / 3/4''

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19mm / 3/4''

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PB408

Small plain rectangular hinged pillbox

29mm / 1 1/8''

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19mm / 3/4''

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PB420

Medium plain rectangular hinged pillbox

35mm / 1 3/8''

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25mm / 1 ''

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PB421

Medium plain square hinged pillbox

29mm / 1 1/8''

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PB407

PB421


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PB533

PB398

PB449

PB410

PB416

PB414

PB415

Oval hinged pillbox with embossed Victorian pattern

54mm / 2 1/8''

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29mm / 1 1/8''

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29mm / 1 1/8''

PB410

Small oval hinged pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

29mm / 1 /8''

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19mm / /4''

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13mm / 1/2''

PB414

Small hexagonal hinged pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

25mm / 1 ''

x

22mm / 7/8''

x

10mm / 3/8''

PB415

Medium oval hinged pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

Medium round hinged pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

13mm / /2''

x

32mm / 1 /4''

PB441

Medium heart hinged pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

29mm / 1 /8''

x

29mm / 1 /8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB449

Hexagon hinged six compartment pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

48mm / 2 ''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

10mm / 3/8''

PB533

Round hinged pillbox with embossed Victorian flower motif

19mm / 3/4''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

PB398

PB416

50

1

1

1

3

-

1 1

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PB441


PB455

PB438

PILLBOXES

PB451

PB453

PB509

-

PB438

Round hinged four compartment pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

10mm / 3/8''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

PB451

Rectangular hinged two compartment pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

22mm / 7/8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB453

Rectangular hinged plain two compartment pillbox

38mm / 1 /2''

x

22mm / /8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB455

Oval hinged two compartment pillbox with hand engraved Victorian pattern

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

10mm / 3/8''

PB509

Rectangular hinged two compartment pillbox with engine turned pattern

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

22mm / 7/8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

1

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PILLBOXES

PB452

PB508

PB432

PB432

Traditional shape hinged snuff box with hand engraved Victorian pattern

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB452

Traditional shape hinged plain snuff box

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB508

Traditional shape hinged snuff box with engine turned pattern

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

16mm / 5/8''

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PILLBOXES

PB584

PB544

PB201

GT57

-

-

Riding boot pillbox which can also be a toothpick holder

70mm / 2 3/4''

PB201

Rectangular hinged pillbox with rider on galloping horse on onyx set lid

35mm / 1 /8''

x

29mm / 1 /8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

PB544

Horseshoe shaped hinged pillbox with horse head and horse shoe motif on onyx set lid

25mm / 1 ''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

16mm / 5/8''

PB584

Rectangular dome hinged pillbox with trotting horse

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

53mm / 2 1/8''

GT57

3

1

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PILLBOXES

PB492

PB491

PB526

PB469

PB607

PB535

PB546

PB469

Oval hinged pillbox with embossed Art Nouveau fairy

51mm / 2 ''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

19mm / 3/4''

PB491

Oval hinged candy shaped pillbox with hand engraved detail

57mm / 2 1/4''

x

19mm / 3/4''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB492

Rectangular hinged pillbox with embossed comedy and tragedy motif

35mm / 1 /8''

x

22mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB520

Round sweetener dispenser

13mm / 1/2''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

-

PB526

Round hinged pillbox with embossed cat

13mm / /2''

x

35mm / 1 /8''

-

PB535

Round hinged pillbox with dragon on oxidised lid

16mm / 5/8''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

-

Round hinged pillbox with celtic pattern on oxidised lid

16mm / /8''

x

32mm / 1 /4''

-

Round hinged pillbox with working compass

19mm / /4''

x

25mm / 1 ''

Oval hinged pillbox with  eur de lys and hand engraved Victorian pattern

38mm / 1 /2''

x

29mm / 1 /8''

PB546 PB593 PB607

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1

5

3

1

3

1

1

PB520

x

16mm / 5/8''

PB593


PB511 PILLBOXES

PB235

PB222

PB583

PB218

PB516

PB218

Art Deco rectangular hinged pillbox with onyx and marcasite set lid

60mm / 2 3/8''

x

22mm / 7/8''

x

22mm / 7/8''

PB222

Art Deco oval hinged pillbox with mother of pearl and marcasite set lid

51mm / 2 ''

x

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

PB235

Art Deco rectangular two compartment pillbox with onyx, mother of pearl and marcasite set lid

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

22mm / 7/8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

PB511

Book hinged pillbox with Victorian embossed pattern

38mm / 1 /2''

x

32mm / 1 /4''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB516

Doctor's bag hinged pillbox

48mm / 1 7/8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

PB583

Rectangular hinged pillbox with black and white mother of pearl and onyx chequer pattern

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

1

1

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PILLBOXES

PB318

PB302

PB309

PB305

PB310

PB302

Rectangular hinged pillbox with hunting horse rider scene painted enamel lid

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB305

Rectangular hinged pillbox with five horse scene painted enamel lid

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB309

Rectangular hinged pillbox with two horse mates painted enamel lid

35mm / 1 /8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB310

Rectangular hinged pillbox with sailing ship painted enamel lid

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB318

Rectangular hinged pillbox with royal  ush playing cards painted enamel lid

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / 1 /2''

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PILLBOXES

PB613

PB301

PB300

PB308

PB550

-

Round hinged pillbox with two dogs on call painted enamel lid

13mm / 1/2''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

Horseshoe shaped hinged pillbox with horse stacked and ready painted enamel lid

32mm / 1 /4''

x

29mm / 1 /8''

Round hinged pillbox with two cute kittens painted enamel lid

13mm / /2''

x

25mm / 1 ''

PB550

Heart shaped hinged pillbox with cherubim painted enamel lid

29mm / 1 /8''

x

29mm / 1 /8''

x

13mm / 1/2''

PB613

Oval hinged pillbox with teddy bear painted enamel lid and teddy bear clasp

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

16mm / 5/8''

PB300 PB301 PB308

1

1

1

1

1

x

13mm / 1/2''

-

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GEORGES

Interior of the Mucha / Fouquet boutique

OUQUET (1862- 1957)

n one of my frequent trips to Paris, I visited the Carnavalet Museum and was astonished when I saw the preserved Fouquet/Mucha boutique. These two great heroes of mine actually collaborated in design, manufacture and retail. Imagining the partnership simply blew me away!

Mucha design, Fouquet craftsmanship Circa 1900

Fouquet was a brilliant French master craftsman who achieved the impossible, creating stunning works of jewellery art both in the Art Nouveau and the Art Deco styles. His father, Alphonse Fouquet, started the Fouquet jewellery company in the 1800's and his son Georges headed the company together with his son, Jean, until its closure in the 1930's. In 1900 Georges Fouquet went into partnership with Alphonse Mucha, opening a boutique designed by Mucha in which jewellery was created by both master jewellers. Although, the boutique was demolished the exterior and interior were preserved and rebuilt in the Carnavalet Museum in Paris. The brilliance of Fouquet is that in 1922 he sensed creative changes. He managed to fully adapt to what was to become the new Art Deco style and indeed not only did he adapt but in many ways he lead this new era. He modifi ed what were his earlier innovative ideas of floral and figurative rationale to produce brooches, bracelets, belt Fouquet orignal design and craftsmanship 1901

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buckles and pendants with extremely stylised abstract motifs. He replaced precious gemstones with new materials, such as onyx, jade and coral, combining these with the translucency of topaz, aquamarine, crystal and amethyst.

Mucha design, Fouquet craftsmanship Circa 1900


DRINKING CARDS & DICE SMOKING HUNTING GOLF


LEISURE

GT2276

GT2215

GT921

Hip flask with security screw top

114mm / 4 1/2''

x

95mm / 3 3/4''

18cl / 6 fl/oz

Engine turned pattern travel cork screw and bottle opener

95mm / 3 /4''

x

57mm / 2 1/4''

-

GT2256

Hip flask with security screw top

108mm / 4 /4''

x

64mm / 2 /2''

9cl / 3 fl/oz

GT2276

Funnel

29mm / 1 1/8''

GT921 GT2215

60

3

1

1

-

-

GT2256


GT8 LEISURE

GT2110

GT10 GT2281

Small toughened glass tube with 5 dice

54mm / 2 1/ 8''

x

13mm / 1/ 2''

-

Large toughened glass tube with 6 dice

95mm / 3 / 4''

x

22mm / / 8''

-

GT2110

Single deck of 23ct gold plated playing cards

89mm / 3 / 2''

x

57mm / 2 / 4''

x

19mm / 3/4''

GT2281

Single deck of 925 silver plated playing cards

89mm / 3 1/ 2''

x

57mm / 2 1/ 4''

x

19mm / 3/4''

GT8 GT10

3 1

7

1

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LEISURE

GT820

GT1091

GT747

Plain round pocket ashtray

19mm / 3/4''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

GT820

Hand engraved Victorian pattern round pocket ashtray

19mm / 3/4''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

GT1091

Engine turned refillable lighter with engraving panel

83mm / 3 1/4''

x

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GT747


GT64

LEISURE

GT2016 GT346

Golf marker and golf tee shaped pencil set

-

-

BOX38

Golf marker, golf tee and golf tee shaped pencil set

-

-

BOX40

Golf tee and golf marker set

-

BOX26

GT428

GT49 4

GT49 8

-

GT64

Dog whistle with owl motif

38mm / 1 /2''

-

GT346

Dog whistle with dog motif

51mm / 2 ''

-

GT428

Golf tee

44mm / 1 3/4''

-

GT494

Golf marker

13mm / /2''

x

44mm / 3/4''

GT498

Golf tee shaped pencil

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

13mm / 1/2''

GT2016

Fox head stirrup cup with gilded interior

127mm / 5''

1

1

9cl / 3 fl/oz

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"THIS

UY DELIVERS!!!"

any years ago I was working on my exhibition stand taking an order from an American gentleman, who was the buyer for a very large and prestigious, New York shop on 5th Avenue. Suddenly, his assistant leaned close and began whispering in his ear, the buyer pushed him aside and said in a very loud voice, "I don't care if I can buy it ten cents cheaper at another supplier, this guy delivers!" This was a man of many years experience as an international buyer and at that moment I learned a very important lesson. I understood that just obtaining an order is not enough, you must also deliver it and you must deliver it on time. More recently, we were commissioned by a very well known brand and we diligently went through months of development work, going back and forth with prototypes to achieve the final model. Then just as we expected to receive confirmation of a large order they thanked us for our work and said they would have to move production to China. A month later we received a confirmed order for many thousands of pieces together with an e-mail conveying that they simply could not get the delivery time or quality they wanted in China and they hoped we could work a miracle – two months later

the order was delivered on time and they are now a regular corporate client! Letting your customer down should never be an option - working hard to obtain an order and then not to deliver on time is an unacceptable failure. This lesson was well learned and we soon developed a loyal client base that knew they could rely on us to deliver quickly, sometimes the next day. The result was that we became the first ever British silversmith to receive the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1989. Queen's Award Certificate signed by both Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher

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BOOKMARK COLLECTIONS


BOOK MARKS

GT186

GT87

GT86

Owl motif spine bookmark

160mm / 6 ''

GT87

Cat motif spine bookmark

137mm / 5 3/8''

GT186

Plain spine bookmark with engravable disc

162mm / 6 3/8''

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GT86


BOOKMARKS

GT307

GT743

GT85

GT85

Chain clip spine bookmark with book charm

327mm / 12 7/8''

GT307

Page bookmark with black tassel

76mm / 3 ''

GT743

Page bookmark with black tassel

102mm / 4 ''

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BOOK MARKS

GT641

GT122

GT686

GT591 GT123

GT587

Hand engraved Victorian pattern heart bookmark

41mm / 1 5/8''

GT123

Owl motif bookmark

57mm / 2 /4''

GT185

Trowel bookmark set with black onyx

76mm / 3 ''

GT239

Trowel bookmark set with cornelian

76mm / 3 ''

GT587

Treble clef motif bookmark

44mm / 1 3/4''

GT591

Trowel bookmark set with mother of pearl

76mm / 3 ''

GT641

Engraved Victorian pattern hand shape bookmark

70mm / 2 3/4'

GT686

Trowel bookmark with embossed Victorian pattern

76mm / 3 ''

GT122

GT239

1

GT185

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GT215

GT216

GT231 BOOKMARKS

GT2045

GT2061

GT308

GT309

GT215

Antique finish marcasite and garnet set bird motif bookmark

57mm / 2 1/4''

GT216

Antique finish marcasite set flower motif bookmark

54mm / 2 1/8''

GT231

Antique finish marcasite set butterfly motif bookmark

54mm / 2 1/8''

GT308

Mother of pearl, marcasite and emerald set panther motif bookmark

83mm / 3 1/4''

GT309

Black onyx, marcasite and emerald set panther motif bookmark

83mm / 3 1/4''

GT2045

Red enamel, marcasite and black onyx set ladybird motif bookmark

76mm / 3 ''

GT2061

Red enamel and marcasite set heart motif bookmark

79mm / 3 1/8''

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BOOK MARKS

GT846

GT22

GT2006

GT22

Painted enamel horse bookmark

70mm / 2 3/4''

GT659

Comedy and tragedy motif bookmark

64mm / 2 1/2''

GT846

Antique finished owl motif bookmark

83mm / 3 1/4''

GT847

Antique finished dog motif bookmark

79mm / 3 1/8''

GT848

Antique finished horse motif bookmark

79mm / 3 1/8''

GT2006

Mayflower sailing ship motif bookmark

73mm / 2 7/8''

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GT848

GT847

GT659


BOOKMARKS

GT875

GT874 GT1021

GT872

GT1022

GT1023

GT872

Owl motif bookmark

86mm / 3 3/8''

GT874

Heart motif bookmark

67mm / 2 5/8''

GT875

Elephant motif bookmark

76mm / 3 ''

GT1021

Moving teddy bear motif bookmark

76mm / 3 ''

GT1022

Moving rabbit motif bookmark

76mm / 3 ''

GT1023

Moving elephant motif bookmark

73mm / 2 7/8''

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VICTOR

ORTA (1861 – 1947)

orta was a Belgian architect and designer and has been described as “undoubtedly the key European Art Nouveau architect”. After the second World War part of my close family returned to Belgium and settled in Antwerp and Brussels. At the age of seven, I spent a year in Belgium and attended a school just outside of Antwerp. So not only did I have ample opportunities to visit the visually confounding and aspirational Horta sites but indeed they were part of the backdrop of my life. With the construction of his Hotel Tassel in Brussels in 1893 Horta is credited as the first to introduce Art Nouveau’s decorative arts in architecture. By rejecting historical styles and embracing new materials, he laid the foundations for modern architecture as can clearly be seen from the distinctive interiors illustrated on this page. In 1932 King Albert I of Belgium conferred on Horta the title of Baron for his services to architecture. Four of the buildings he designed have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Interior views of The Victor Horta Museum

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Interior views of The Victor Horta Museum


CLASSIC TIMEPIECES


CLOCKS

...Tracing roots in Poland 2009 with my long term friend Yehuda (in the middle) with whom I ran away with in 1964 CLK412

PHOTO SIZE CLK412

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Victorian pattern clock and frame with mahogany finish back

57mm x 86mm / 2 1/4'' x 3 3/8''


CLOCKS

CLK100 CLK100

Carriage clock - 11 jewel, 8 day movement and key winder

76mm / 3 ''

x

60mm / 2 3/8'' x

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127mm / 5 ''

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Se desoderi qualcosa, non e piu un sogno

OUR FAMILY MOTTO IS,

意志只要堅定 夢想即可成真

“ F YOU WILL IT, IT IS NO DREAM"

first came across Theodor Herzl (1860 - 1904) as a teenager when I read his book Old New Land (published 1902). The spirit of his writing is summed up by the quote "If you will it, it is no dream", I found the spirit of these words to be very encouraging and inspirational and I absorbed them into my psyche; repeating this phrase to myself whenever I was faced with a seemingly impossible challenge.

yiw ;apko ;pne spne pr ivØvas ho, qo yh spna nhIM rhega.

Nothing can give a better insight into our company, not only of our products but also of our spirit and philosophy than our family motto which is now incorporated in our Family Coat of Arms. One may be sure that Ari D Norman is a company that welcomes new challenges, never gives up on a project and will never let its clients down.

Si on le veut, ce n'est plus un rêve

意思があれば夢は実現する。

The Latin equivalent is incorporated into our family Coat of Arms My late father Sidney, with his usual wisdom had a maxim which I call, "If it was easy", he would say “if it was easy, everyone would do it” whenever we encountered setbacks and challenges.

Wenn ihr wollt, ist es kein Märchen "‫"مالحألا ققحتت ــ ةدارإلا ةوقب‬

Both my parents had humble beginnings in their youth; my mother worked in a newsagents dreaming of being able to meet the Queen and my father worked on bended knees sweeping up tiny scrapings of rough diamonds in his father's workshop dreaming of owning his own diamond mine. Their dreams and my dreams became interwoven and with our joint efforts they were realised. My father and I discovered a rich deposit of diamonds in the Jungles of Liberia and my mother and I were invited to Buckingham Palace to have tea with the Queen, to celebrate the granting of The Queen’s Award for Export. In 1992 I was granted The Freedom To The City Of London and in 2000 I recieved the right to an official Family Coat of Arms. I must be honest the fi rst thought that comes to mind after recounting this list of dreams fullfilled is that it is not a bad list at all for a first generation family of Jewish refugees, even if I do say so myself!

Si lo quieres, no es un sueño Querer é poder

Now my thoughts turn to the dreams of my two sons and to the recognition of their future achievements... I feel confident that many more proud moments lie ahead. In summary, the conclusion to draw is that discipline and determination can carry one very far indeed.

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"‫"مالحألا ققحتت ــ ةدارإلا ةوقب‬

Если вы этого желаете… это не мечта!


PAPERWEIGHTS LETTER OPENERS GIFT SETS


DESK

GT9 62

GT45

GT46

GT45

Feature hallmark dog motif paper weight

60mm / 2 3/10''

x

76mm / 3 ''

GT46

Feature hallmark fox motif paper weight

50mm / 2 ''

x

76mm / 3 ''

GT962

Feature hallmark paper weight and magnifying glass. With a magnification of x 10

44mm / 1 /4''

x

89mm / 3 1/2''

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DESK

LO402

LO420

LO402

Feature hallmark with engine turned handle letter opener

165mm / 6 1/2''

LO420

Propeller shaped letter opener

197mm / 7 3/4''

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DESK

LO413

LO629

LO410

Antique finished garnet set owl magnifying glass letter opener and bookmark. Magnification of x 6

165mm / 6 1/2''

LO413

Victorian pattern handle with steel blade letter opener

203mm / 8"

LO629

Antique finished feather handle letter opener

229mm / 9"

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LO410


...Master of Arms reads aloud the patent at the formal presentation of the Coat of Arms in the College of Arms

DESK

BOX50

GT164

GT165

CLK401

FR540

BOX50

Victorian pen and inkwell set

-

BOX114

Elegant miniature beaded pattern clock and frame set

-

CLK401

Beaded pattern quartz clock with blue velvet back

67mm / 2 /8''

FR540

Miniature beaded pattern photo frame with blue velvet back

photo size

GT164

Victorian dip pen

159mm / 6 1/4''

GT165

Victorian inkwell with original antique glass

54mm / 2 1/8''

5

x

-

-

-

-

51mm / 2 '' 38mm x 51cm / 1 1/2'' x 2 ''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

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“SO MUCH MORE THAN

UST A LOGO”

ur family crest symbolises my family's history and character and also the spirit and philosophy of Ari D. Norman. Indeed we have adopted the family crest as the company logo and are very proud that it is so much more than just a logo.

Nut Tree In the early 19th century in order to facilitate taxation the Polish government allocated family names to its Jewish population, which until that time simply operated a system based on the name of the father. For example, Lee ben Ari which literally means Lee the son of Ari. My family was allocated the name Nussbaum (nut tree). Scales On the tree is shown a weighing scale, both signifying the importance of justice to the family and the four generation family link to the diamond industry in which your word is your bond and binding deals are concluded with a mere hand shake and the word mazal or simply with the word mazal over the telephone.

Motto The family motto si id vis non somnium est when translated from the Latin states: if you will it, it is no dream.

Having won the right to a family coat of arms I spent two years meticulously designing a family crest that would stand the test of time. The objective was to relate family history through symbolism to my descendants, and inspire them with fortitude and the courage to succeed and survive in the face of adversity; never forgetting to behave in a humble, dignified and just m a n n e r.

Hippo and Diamond The hippopotamus with his foot on a diamond, represents my father’s adventurous quest for diamonds. He lived in West Africa for many years and kept a pygmy hippopotamus as his favourite pet. Heraldic Shield The heraldic shield is part of our official registered name mark used by the British Hallmarking Offices and forms part of the hallmark struck on our products.

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Heraldic Lion These create a link with British sterling silver which has always been stamped with a lion for the past 700 years as part of the British hallmark.

Barbed Wire On the inside border of the shield there is barbed wire symbolising the holocaust and in particular Auschwitz where my grandfather perished, at the same time it defies the holocaust denial movement. In addition the barbed wire serves as a warning not to threaten the independence of thought, actions or safety of the Norman family.

Squirrel Within the shield the squirrels holding a menorah symbolise my mother who was devoted to keeping a true family home. She also used to put very important things away somewhere safe and then often forget where they were, hence she was given the nickname squirrel.

Lion Head The modern lion head symbolises me since the name Ari in Hebrew means lion.


BALLPOINT PENS ROLLERBALL FOUNTAIN PENS


WRITING INST RUMEN TS

GT1089

GT386

GT386

Brown leather and linear pattern ballpoint pen with engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT387

Brown leather and linear pattern fountain pen with engravable panel

137mm / 5 3/8''

GT1089

Black leather and linear pattern rollerball pen with 5pt diamond set clip and engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

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GT387


WRITING INSTRUMENTS

GT1064 GT1063

GT1072 GT1071

Rollerball pen version available as GT2284

Rollerball pen version available as GT2287

GT1063

Engine turned ballpoint pen with engravable panel

137mm / 5 3/8''

GT1064

Engine turned fountain pen with engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT1071

Black acrylic and engine turned ballpoint pen with engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT1072

Black acrylic and engine turned fountain pen with engravable panel

146mm / 5 3/4''

GT2284

Engine turned rollerball pen with engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT2287

Black acrylic and engine turned rollerball pen with engravable panel

146mm / 5 3/4''

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WRITING INST RUMEN TS

GT1068 GT1067

Rollerball pen version available as GT2285

GT1067

Rings pattern ballpoint pen

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT1068

Rings pattern fountain pen

146mm / 5 3/4''

GT1069

Engine turned wave design ballpoint pen

140mm / 5 1/2''

GT1070

Engine turned wave design fountain pen

146mm / 5 3/4''

GT2285

Rings pattern rollerball pen

146mm / 5 3/4''

GT2286

Engine turned wave design rollerball pen

146mm / 5 3/4''

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GT1070 GT1069

Rollerball pen version available as GT2286


WRITING INSTRUMENTS

GT1065

GT1066

GT109 9

GT1065

Black acrylic and engine turned slim ballpoint pen with engravable panel

137mm / 5 ''

GT1066

Navy blue acrylic and engine turned slim ballpoint pen with engravable panel

137mm / 5 ''

GT1099

Burgundy acrylic and engine turned ballpoint pen with engravable panel

140mm / 5 1/2''

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RUDYARD

IPLING (1865 – 1936)

‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you

n English poet, short story writer and novelist.

I was first made aware of the works of Rudyard Kipling in

Remembered mostly as an English Imperialist and for

1960 at the age of 13 when my sister, Jackie, made a speech

his writings about British soldiers in India and stories for

at my Bar Mitzvah and quoted from the poem If which

children, the most notable of which were Gunga Din (1890),

I found inspirational, motivational and providing a set of rules for

The Jungle Book (1894) and If (1910).

responsible and ethical living. This poem contains mottos and maxims for life and the poem is also a blueprint for personal integrity, behaviour and self development. Sometime after the excitement of my Bar Mitzvah had died down, I went to the library and studied the poem, which helped me learn not to panic when under pressure, and also provided me with a code of personal conduct to which I could aspire. The poem is reproduced here in full – take a moment, read, be inspired and enjoy!

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same:

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

Depicted above is the Code of Conduct book presented to me, when granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1989. It is notable that both in 1960 and 1989 the message I received regarding personal behaviour and integrity was the same.

If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, My four sisters celebrating my Bar Mitzvah

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Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


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K402

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K402

Horse key ring

51mm / 2 ''

K405

Dog key ring

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Lucky horseshoe keychain

32mm / 1 1/4''

*KPT411

Antique finish golf bag keychain

38mm / 1 1/2''

*KPT455

Riding boot keychain

32mm / 1 1/4'' 3

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KPT455

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KPT410 KPT433

KPT403

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Elephant keychain

25mm / 1 ''

*KPT410

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25mm / 1 ''

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K E YCH A INS

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K2000

K415

K394

Panther key ring with steel key ring fitting

60mm / 2 3/8''

K415

Spring loaded key shape key ring

79mm / 3 1/8''

K2000

Feature hallmark interlocking circles key ring with steel key ring ďŹ ttings

32mm / 1 1/4''

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KE YCHAINS

K429

GT2246

GT1084

GT1084

Push button torch key ring with steel ďŹ tting and engraveable panel

86mm / 3 3/8''

GT2246

Feature hallmark 8GB USB key ring with steel fitting

64mm / 2 1/2''

K429

Working compass keychain

38mm / 1 1/2''

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RENÉ

ALIQUE (1860 – 1945)

great deal of my working life has been spent at trade exhibitions where my creative interest was stimulated by the array of books on offer at such places as the Basel Watch & Jewellery show. One day by chance I picked up a book of Lalique jewellery designs and it was love at first sight. I distinctly remember that as I explored the world of

Lalique’s Serpent Hand Bag Circa 1902

Lalique more, that when I discovered he actually studied in South London and was influenced by his time at Sydenham College during the Arts and Crafts Movement, that for some reason not only did my confidence as a designer grow but so did my view of Pendant necklace made by Lalique depicting Sarah Bernhardt in the play La Princesse Lointaine

the heriatge and future of British design and inspiration.

Lalique's Peacocks on prunus pendant Circa 1902

Lalique was the genius of Art Nouveau jewellery and the greatest artist jeweller ever. He overturned the traditions of 19th Century French jewellery design and manufacture. Lalique created a new vocabulary of materials moving away from the traditional diamond, to the opal with its mysterious flashes of colour, horn, glass and enamel. For Lalique the principle sources of inspiration were

Lalique’s Pine Cones Pocket Watch Circa 1899

mother nature with its insects, plants and seasonal cycles and Japanese works of art especially, Ukiyo-e prints and paintings which made their way to Europe in the 1860’s after Japan reopened trade with the West, following several centuries of isolation. Lalique’s designs managed to capture the nostalgia for the dying century

Lalique's Venus pendant Circa 1897

and mixed it with the fear and hope for the new age that prevailed in the Fin De Siecle atmosphere. The most Lalique’s Bronze Winged Female F igure Circa 1899

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important and haunting feature of Lalique’s Art Nouveau jewellery, is the bewitching theme of turbulent change, constant movement and transformation.

Lalique’s Wisteria Lorgnette and chain Circa 1900


VISITING CARD CASES CREDIT CARD CASES


CA RD CASES

GT343

GT471

GT343

Plain business / credit card case

98mm / 3 7/8''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

GT471

Engine turned business / credit card case

98mm / 3 /8''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

GT954

Linear design business / credit card case

98mm / 3 7/8''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

7

GT954

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GT782 GT2127

GT2025

GT782

Engine turned business / credit card case

89mm / 3 1/2''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

GT2025

Ribbed business / credit card case

95mm / 3 3/4''

x

62mm / 2 3/8''

GT2127

Engine turned push button business /credit card case

89mm / 3 1/2''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

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ALPHONSE

UCHA (1860 – 1939)

hilst on a holiday weekend in Praque in the late 70’s I purchased a collection of antique Jewish clocks, the likes of which I had never seen. The clock face had Hebrew letters instead of Arabic numerals, and the hands moved anti-clockwise! One of the clocks had a motif of a lady's head fi xed to it. After enquiring with the seller about the motif, I was told that she was Mucha style and that just a few minutes walk from where I stood

10 Crown banknote of the Republic of Czechoslovakia designed by Mucha 1920

was a museum dedicated to the works of Mucha. My subsequent visit to this museum opened up the world of Art Nouveau to me. Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau and decorative artist known best for his distinctive style which frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely neoclassical looking robes, often surrounded by large flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colours.

The Mucha style clock which I purchased in Praque

His style was first catapulted to fame when he started to design posters and jewellery for famed actress Sarah Bernhardt. He declared that art existed to communicate a spiritual

Designed by Mucha and produced by Fouquet 1900

message, and nothing more; I have always felt sympathy for his deep frustration at what is the irony of life since he gained fame from his commercial art, when he most wanted to concentrate on more artistic projects. Mucha’s work has continued to experience periodic revival of interest for illustrators and artists and even the acclaimed Japanese Manga artists have mimicked Mucha’s style which is an interesting cultural reversal since Mucha himself was originally influenced by the The Times Of The Day, by Mucha 1899

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Japanese art form Ukiyo-e some hundred years ago.

Metal tin with lid and handle designed by Mucha for the company Biscuits Lefevre-Utile 1899

Mucha decorative design drawings 1902


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M O NE Y CLIPS

GT1020

GT117 GT1020

100

GT117

Feature hallmark money clip

51mm / 2 ''

x

19mm / 3/4''

Double sided ribbed money clip

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

25mm / 1 ''


MONE Y CLIPS

GT823

GT2009

-

GT823

Engine turned money clip

51mm / 2 ''

x

19mm / 3/4''

GT2009

Double sided engine turned money clip

67mm / 2 5/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

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ART

OUVEAU (1880 – 1914)

ttracted by the free flowing curves and romance of Mucha, I decided to create a few silver pieces of jewellery in his style. The reaction was extremely positive and I immediately widened the collection and integrated the styles of other designers from this period – clearly the Art Nouveau style could be appreciated in modern times and I was determined to play my part in the rebirth of this style around the world.

Nouveau Iron Work, Grand Palais Paris

The name Art Nouveau is French for new art and was derived from the Maison de l’ Art Nouveau which was the name of the gallery opened in Paris in 1895 by the German art dealer, Samuel Bing, which exclusively featured modern art. This style is also known as Jugendstil which is the

Louis Aucoc brooch Circa 1900

German for 'youth style' so named after the magazine Jugend which promoted the Art Nouveau look. Meanwhile in Britain, Art Nouveau had a close affiliation or kinship to the Arts and Crafts movement, which had begun some time before the Parisienne inspired Art Nouveau movement.

Maison De L’Art Nouveau

In Italy it is called Stile Liberty named after the famous

Gaston Lafitte brooch, 1904

department store, Liberty and Co, of Regent Street which opened shortly after the 1862 International Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum where the British public were first exposed to Japanese works of art. Under the management of Arthur Liberty this store became the leading outlet and promotional centre for English Art Nouveau whose clients included J. Whistler and Oscar Wilde.

Louis Aucoc brooch Circa 1900

Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only by flowers and plants but also by curved lines. Art Nouveau theorists challenged the belief that art could only manifest itself through painting, drawing or sculpture and advocated that the design of everyday objects, for example, a teapot, a chair or light fitting could also exude

Cover of the visitor guide book for The International Exhibition 1862

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artistic appreciation.

Nouveau Easel Mirror

Nouveau Claret Jug


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CU386

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CU388

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CU389

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CU460

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...Young Lee and Adam

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CU467

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CU417

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CU411

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CU421

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CU544

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Yin and Yang enamel fixed post cufflinks

CU483

Enamel hot and cold tap swivel cufflinks

CU510

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CU513

Enamel and marcasite set ladybird swivel cufflinks

CU516

Enamel British bulldog and union jack chain link cufflinks

CU544

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CU564

Pink enamel swivel cufflinks

CU565

Treble clef on black enamel swivel cufflinks

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CU458

CU391

CU384

CU393

CU459

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CU392

CU465

CU384

Painted enamel racing chain link cufflinks

CU391

Painted enamel fishing chain link cufflinks

CU392

Painted enamel hunting chain link cufinks

CU393

Painted enamel golf chain link cufflinks

CU441

Painted enamel pheasant chain link cufinks

CU458

Painted enamel horse chain link cufflinks

CU459

Painted enamel dogs chain link cufflinks

CU465

Painted enamel sailing chain link cufflinks

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CUFFLINKS

CU497

CU538

CU462

Plain rectangular locket swivel cufflinks

CU481

Lucky horseshoe swivel cufflinks

CU492

Horses head swivel cufflinks with gold plating

CU497

Horses head swivel cufflinks

CU537

Sailing boat swivel cufflinks

CU538

Ships wheel swivel cufflinks

CU541

Polo player swivel cufflinks

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CU492

CU537

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CU462


CU469

CU470

CU379

CU504

CU487

CU475

CUFFLINKS

CU597

CU495

CU379

Garnet set frog swivel cufflinks

CU469

Moving teddy bear swivel cufflinks

CU470

Champagne bottle swivel cufinks with gold plating

CU475

Scooter swivel cufflinks with gold plating

CU487

Lion swivel cufflinks

CU495

Fox head swivel cufflinks

CU504

Frog and crown chain link cufflinks

CU597

Front and back of pig swivel cufflinks

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CU545

CU582

CU585

CU464

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CU464

Black onyx, ruby and marcasite set panther swivel cufflinks

CU545

Black onyx fleur de lys swivel cufflinks

CU582

Plain rectangular fixed post cufflinks

CU585

Emerald set tigers head swivel cufflinks

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CU450

CU580

CU453

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CU584

CU380

CU485

CU438

CU380

Mother of pearl and black onyx hexagonal swivel cufflinks

CU438

Black and white enamel chequer design fixed cufflinks

CU450

Sapphire set wrap around cufflinks

CU453

Garnet set wrap around cufflinks

CU485

Enamel playing card suit chain link cufflinks

CU580

Mother of pearl button swivel cufflinks

CU584

Mother of pearl striped rectangular swivel cufflinks

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SCAR WILDE (1854 – 1900) ilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880’s, he became London’s most popular playwright in the early 1890’s. He became known for his involvement in the writing philosophy of aestheticism which he

In my boyhood, there was a period where I suffered from

studied and developed at Oxford under his

anti-Semitism and I got into many fights at school. I still

tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. Pater

remember coming home one day, after giving a black eye

gave Wilde his sense of almost flippant devotion

to a classmate who had tried to measure my nose with

to art, though it was John Ruskin who gave him

a ruler; my father could sense my anger and he repeated

a purpose for it.

what he had said on many previous occasions but this time

He became a spokesman for aestheticism and

something resonated – “Sometimes you can achieve your

carried out lecture tours in the United States

goals with words rather than with violence or aggression.

and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in

Remember the pen is mightier than the sword!”.

Art". Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one

Wilde personifi ed this maxim and I have always been

of the most well known personalities of his day.

a great admirer of his sharp tongue and quick wit.

Two of his most successful works are the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, published in 1890 and the play, The Importance of Being Earnest,

Some examples of his quotations are shown below:

first performed in 1895. In 1891 he also wrote

"Fashion is like a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"

a play called Salome in French to be performed in Paris with Sarah Bernhardt in the leading role. Unfortunately, the play was

"Morality, like art, means drawing a line some place"

refused a licence to perform, due to its erotic and biblical content. It was finally performed in 1896 as society's views on the subject became more tolerant.In the early 1890's Wilde had befriended Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and this small

Photograph of Wilde by Napoleon Sarony 1882

in stature yet larger than life flamboyant figure became a very vocal supporter of the popular movement to free Wilde when in 1895 he was put on trial for homosexuality and sentenced to two years hard labour.

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Programme designed by Aubrey Beardsley advertising Salome

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative" "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much" "Genius is borrowed-not paid" "One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards"


STUDS BUTTON COVERS DINING FORMAL


SHIRT CULT URE

BOX152

GT2277

BOX154 BOX153

BOX152

Black onyx cufflinks and studs dress shirt set

BOX153

Mother of pearl cufflinks and studs dress shirt set

BOX154

Set of 4 black onyx studs

BOX155

Set of 4 mother of pearl studs

GT2277

Single onyx stud

GT2278

Single mother of pearl stud

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BOX155

GT2278


SHIRT CULT URE

BOX192

GT2280 BOX193 BOX156

GT2279

BOX165

BOX156

Plain silver cufflinks and studs dress shirt set

BOX165

Set of 4 plain silver studs

BOX192

Mother of pearl button design cufinks and studs dress shirt set

BOX19 3

Set of 4 mother of pearl button design studs

GT2279

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GT2280

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GT2100

GT2099

GT2060

GT2059

GT2059

Pair of enamel shamrock button covers

GT2060

Pair of black onyx and silver eur de lys button covers

GT2099

Pair of mother of pearl button covers

GT2100

Pair of black onyx button covers

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SHIRT CULT URE

GT691

GT2248

GT636

GT1061

GT636 GT691

Pair of feature hallmark collar stiffener

57mm / 2 1/4''x 2

Tie knot napkin clip

44mm / 1 3/4''

GT1061

Lapel flower holder

54mm / 2 1/8''

GT2248

Plain napkin clip holder with chain

479mm / 18 7/8''

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WILLIAM S

RATLING (1900 - 1967)

n artistic, creative and skilled designer, best known for his work in Mexican jewellery, silver, holloware, tin, copper and furniture. A man who not only commercially appreciated the manufacturing and skills of Mexico but was also understanding and sympathetic to early Mexican culture.

Spratling moved to Taxco in 1929 and created silver design workshops which exported

Following the interest shown in a few samples of sterling silver jewellery which I purchased

most of their products to the United States. He established a model for the artistic

from a shop in Mexico City on my first trip there in 1972, I returned to Mexico in 1974 and

development and growth of the silver industry in Taxco and well deserved the title, Father

started trading in Mexican silver jewellery. Initially, I dealt with wholesalers in the city but

of Contemporary Mexican Silver.

slowly I started tracking down the workshops where the pieces were made and found that

Taxco was a traditional site for silver mines, but had no native silver working industry.

they were all located in Taxco, so I filled the secret compartments in my boots up with cash,

Spratling began designing works in silver based primarily on pre-Colombian and traditional

rented a car and drove south.

motifs and hired local goldsmiths to produce those designs in Taxco. As his designs grew

Over a period of several years, I built up a loyal circle of small workshops producing

in popularity he expanded his operation and began an apprenticeship programme for others

various designs regularly for me. It was during this period that I can say I carried out my

interested in designing silver, many of whom continued to work in the Taxco area once the

apprenticeship in handmade silver jewellery. At the same time I learnt how to work and

apprenticeship was over. Many of Spratling’s apprentices have passed on the skills they

get results from a relaxed culture that believes in delivering tomorrow rather than today

learned from him down through the generations and now Taxco is home to numerous family

whilst having the occasional sip of tequila at the same time! I would always push and coax

workshops dotted up and down the hills surrounding Taxco. Today Taxco produces some

with humour and drink the occasional tequila, and yet most importantly never take no for

of the best, most imaginative, original and unusual hand-made silver jewellery in the world.

an answer; I became affectionately known as el pinche ingelsito making many friends and surviving a multitude of adventures which only the silver screen could recreate.

In many ways without Spratling and Mexico there would be no Ari D. Norman.

My first real collection of Mexican silver

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One of the first 6 samples I purchased and received orders, for, that catapulted me into the world of silver

Designs representative of the Spratling style

Taxco, Tequila, Mariachi's, my sales representative Norm and myself


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235mm / 9 /4''

32mm / 1 1/4''

WTCH4

Vermeil Watch with round dial, brown leather strap with vermeil buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, sapphire set winder

235mm / 91/4''

35mm / 1 3/8''

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WTCH17

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WTCH16

Men's Vermeil watch, curved champagne dial, brown leather strap with vermeil buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, sapphire set winder

229mm / 9 ''

29mm / 1 1/8''

WTCH17

Ladies' Vermeil watch, curved champagne dial, brown leather strap with vermeil buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, sapphire set winder

216mm / 8 1/2''

25mm / 1 ''

25mm / 1 '' x 19mm / 3/4''

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Men's watch, curved white enamel dial, black leather strap, swiss movement, water resistant case, onyx set winder

229mm / 9 ''

29mm / 1 ''

WTCH11

Ladies' watch, curved white enamel dial, black leather strap, swiss movement, water resistant case, onyx set winder

216mm / 8 1/4''

25mm / 3/4'' x 19mm / 1 ''

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x 25mm / 1 1/8''


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WTCH5

EXTENDED LENGTH

WTCH5

Watch with solid silver strap, mother of pearl dial, swiss movement, water resistant case, sapphire set winder, adjustable strap

232mm / 9 /8'' 1

WATCH FACE 29mm / 1 1/8'' x

32mm / 1 1/4''

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WTCH7

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Mother of pearl square dial with 42 black diamonds, 0.37 carats, black leather strap with silver buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, black diamond set winder

235mm / 9 /4''

WTCH7

Mother of pearl round dial with 34 black diamonds, 0.31 carats, black leather strap with silver buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, black diamond set winder

229mm / 9 ''

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WATCH FACE 25mm / 1 ''

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19mm / 3/4''

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WTCH1

WTCH2

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WTCH1

Vermeil Watch with square dial, 53 black and white diamonds, 0.44 carats, brown leather strap with vermeil buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, diamond set winder

216mm / 8 1/2''

22mm / 7/8'' x 19mm / 3/4''

WTCH2

Vermeil Watch with round dial, 45 black and white diamonds, 0.38 carats, brown leather strap with vermeil buckle, swiss movement, water resistant case, diamond set winder

225mm / 8 7/8''

29mm / 1 1/8''

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BELLE ÉPO

UE (189 0-1914)

view the Belle Epoque era as representing the culmination of the creative energy of the Art Nouveau movement. It was truly a golden era of flamboyant freedom, with women finally taking more and more

The Lusitania cruise liner

control of their lives and very little was taboo, even sex. This period of rebellion is one I strongly identifi ed with; the break away from convention, coupled with the socially unacceptable challenging of the status quo. This has always been my nature, put me in a room with three people and I will always find the contrarian view - in life you have to push and always be thinking and moving forward. There is nothing more dangerous than inertia! Belle Époque is the French for beautiful era and it refers to a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. The Belle Epoque was characterised by optimism and new technology and medical discoveries. The name Belle Epoque was applied in retrospect as people began to realise that it had been a golden age when compared to the horrors

VSOE poster "The Madonna"

of World War I. This was a peaceful period and for many Europeans transnational, class based affiliations were as important as national identities. A middle or upper class gentleman could travel to much of Europe without a passport and even reside abroad with minimal bureaucratic regulations. At the same time,

Queen Victoria's saloon, built in 1869

the international workers movement reorganised and reinforced pan European class based identities among the classes whose labour was exploited by the Belle Epoque. Great scientific and technological advancement occurred in Europe and in the world in general during this period. The first mass produced automobile arrived bolstering the middle class. Travelling in style became a more achievable pastime both on land and on sea with the emergence of the Orient Express (VSOE) and cruise liners such as the Lusitania and the Titanic. Rapid communication was achieved, first with the telegraph and then with the telephone. Electric lights began to supercede gas

The first mass produced automobile

lighting. Record players provided music and entertainment could be enjoyed by visiting cinemas. Theatres hosted plays that shocked the audiences with realism and cabaret theatre also became popular. Exotic feathers and furs were prominently featured in fashion, as haute couture was invented in Paris and fashion began to move in biannual cycles. Importantly, art was no longer confined to paintings and sculptures. In this epoch, jewellery became a focus of artistic expression and it became fashionable for even the most mundane objects such as door handles, light fittings and teapots to be created with exotic beauty of their own.

128 Henri Toulouse-Lautrec poster

Ari D Norman creations inspired by and reflecting this great era.


DESK MAGNIFIERS POCKET MAGNIFIERS PENDANT MAGNIFIERS


MAGNIF YING GL ASSES

GT2264

GT66

GT66

Desk magnifying glass. Magnification x 2

GT962 GT2264

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GT962

146mm / 5 3/4''

x

73mm / 2 7/8''

Feature hallmark paper weight magnifying glass. Magnification x 10

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

89mm / 3 1/2''

Feature hallmark paper weight magnifying glass. Magnification x 10

40mm / 1 5/8''

x

65mm / 2 1/2''


MAGNIFYING GL ASSES

GT963

GT1025

GT887

GT88

GT88

Celtic filigree pattern pocket magnifying glass with black tassel. Magnification x 6

57mm / 2 1/4''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

10mm / 3/8''

GT887

Feature hallmark and engine turned diamond loupe in leather case. Magnification x 10

29mm / 1 /8''

x

22mm / /8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

GT963

High polished pocket magnifying glass. Magnification x 2.5

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

51mm / 2 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

GT1025

Wallet magnifying glass. Magification x 3

83mm / 3 1/4''

x

54mm / 2 1/8''

1

7

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MAGNIF YING GL ASSES

PT205 PT208

PT423

PT221

PT205

Ruby and marcasite set panther magnifying glass pendant on chain 813mm / 32" long. Magnification x 7.5

51mm / 2 ''

PT208

Owl pendant magnifying glass with garnets on chain 813mm / 32" long. Magnification x 6

70mm / 2 3/4''

PT221

Floral magnifying glass pendant on chain 660mm / 26" long. Magnification x 5

57mm / 2 1/4''

PT423

Sand blasted cherub magnifying glass pendant on chain 813mm / 32" long. Magnification x 2.5

70mm / 2 3/4''

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MAGNIFYING GL ASSES

PT282

GT31

GT798

PT422

GT31

Antique finished marcasite and garnet set magnifying glass pendant. Magnification x 6

89mm / 3 1/2''

GT798

Victorian pattern magnifying glass pendant. Magnification x 6

83mm / 3 1/4''

PT282

Fleur-de-lys filigree magnifying glass pendant on chain 660mm / 26" long. Magnification x 6

32mm / 1 1/4''

PT422

Plain magnifying glass pendant on chain 813mm / 32" long. Magnification x 2.5

38mm / 1 1/2''

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I still remember my dad recounting one of his favourite passages

MAR

CO POLO

which I summarise below:

(1254-1324)

arco Polo was born into a wealthy Venetian family of jewel merchants. Together with his father and uncle Marco travelled to China where they lived from 1275-1292 acting as advisors to the Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. When the trio eventually returned to Venice Marco Polo was captured by the Genoese with whom the Venetians were at war and they were imprisoned for one year. Whilst in captivity he wrote an account of his adventures called, "The Million" which is also known as the Travels of Marco Polo which became exceptionally popular. It is thought that the Genoese Christopher Columbus may have discovered America in 1492 as a direct result of having read The Million. At school my father read The Million and was most fascinated and inspired by this adventurous trader, so much so, that when I first began to travel to exotic destinations, he nickednamed me Marco Polo. It would seem that my father had an unerring intuition, and sensed within me a true affinity with the spirit of Marco Polo.

They had been away so long and were so changed in appearance when the three adventurers finally returned to Venice, dressed in Tartar costume and interspersing their Italian with Chinese, no one recognized them or accepted them as members of the Polo family. To convince their family who they were, the three held a big dinner to which all their family were invited. The trio served the first course wearing bright red Tartar costumes and ended by serving desert wearing traditional Venetian garb. As a grand finale to this theatrical dinner, Marco Polo brought into the dining room the rough Tartar coats that the three had worn on their return and ripped open the linings and many packets filled with rubies, emeralds and diamonds fell to the ground. Not only was this the finest collection of jewels ever seen in Venice but it also served to finally persuade their guests, that their hosts were indeed who they claimed to be.

Like Marco Polo I too thirsted to travel the world to see and experience other cultures whilst at the same time seeking exotic treasures.

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Leaving home for foreign ports...again!

In the summer of 1963 at age 16, I set out with my close friend Yehuda, without parental permission to hitch hike to Israel, with the intention of going to live on a Kibbutz in the Negev desert. Fate however, had determined that - like Marco Polo some 450 years earlier - we would be arrested by Interpol in Genoa and put on a flight home to our anxious parents.


VICTORIAN LOCKETS HARLEQUIN ROMANCE JAPONAIS

ART NOUVEAU BELLE EPOQUE ART DECO WINDSOR EQUESTRIAN


JE WELLERY

BT512

EA509

BT512

Red enamel, opal and marcasite set bracelet with safety chain

187mm / 7 3/8''

EA509

Red enamel, opal and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

NK520

Red enamel, opal and marcasite set necklace

457mm / 18 ''

NK520

136


EA595

JE WEL L ERY

GT462

NK565

NK569 PT693

EA620 EA591

PT262 Cultured pearl and marcasite set post drop earrings

38mm / 1 1/2''

-

EA595

Jade and marcasite set post earrings

16mm / /8''

-

EA620

Two tone gold plated antique polish filigree post earrings

25mm / 1 ''

GT462

Hand engraved Victorian pattern opening bag pendant on 56cm / 26" flat curb chain

NK565

Cultured pearl and marcasite set necklace on 41cm / 16" antique finish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

NK569

EA591

-

29mm / 1 /8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

35mm / 1 3/8''

x

400mm / 16 ''

Jade and marcasite set necklace on 41cm / 16" antique finish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

400mm / 16 ''

Purple enamel and marcasite set opening bag pendant on 56cm / 26" fl at curb chain

32mm / 1 /4''

x

25mm / 1 ''

PT270

Shell and marcasite set opening bag pendant on 56cm / 26" flat curb chain

22mm / /8''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

PT693

Two tone gold plated antique polish filigree pendant on antique finish Prince of Wales 51cm / 20" chain

48mm / 1 7/8''

PT262

PT270

5

1

1

7

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JE WELLERY

EA200

B341

EA267

NK201

B351

B274

B275

Amethyst and marcasite set dragonfly brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

22mm / 7/8''

-

Amethyst and marcasite set beetle brooch

13mm / /2''

x

25mm / 1 ''

-

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style bow brooch

57mm / 2 /4''

x

38mm / 1 /2''

-

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style brooch

54mm / 2 /8''

x

38mm / 1 /2''

-

B351

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style bow brooch

54mm / 2 /8''

x

35mm / 1 /8''

-

EA200

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style post drop earrings

25mm / 1 ''

-

-

EA267

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style post drop earrings

41mm / 1 /8''

-

-

NK201

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style necklace on an antique ďŹ nish Panza chain

25mm / 1 ''

-

B274 B275 B337 B341

138

1

1 1 1

5

1 1 3

380mm / 15 ''

B337


JE WEL L ERY

EA276

NK207

B285 BT207

EA621

B210

Black enamel, pearl and crystal brooch

19mm / 3/4''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

B285

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style brooch

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

60mm / 2 3/8''

BT207

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style bracelet with safety catch

191mm / 7 /2''

-

EA276

Amethyst and marcasite set Victorian style clip earrings

25mm / 1 ''

-

EA621

Black enamel, pearl and crystal post earrings

25mm / 1 ''

-

Black enamel, pearl and crystal necklace on 46cm / 18" fox tail chain

35mm / 1 /8''

-

NK207

1

3

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JE WELLERY

PT276

PT277 PT201

PT202

PT201

Small marcasite set oval locket on 51cm / 20" antique finish Prince of Wales chain

29mm / 1 1/8''

PT202

Marcasite set round locket on 51cm / 20" antique finish Prince of Wales chain

29mm / 1 1/8''

PT276

Marcasite and garnet set oval locket on 41cm / 16" antique ďŹ nish belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

38mm / 1 1/2''

PT277

Marcasite and garnet set heart locket on 46cm / 18" antique ďŹ nish belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

35mm / 1 3/8''

PT476

Mother of pearl set filigree heart pendant on 51cm / 20" flat curb chain

19mm / 3/4''

140

PT476


JE WEL L ERY

PT465

PT464

PT414

PT466

PT463

PT414

Plain heart locket on 51cm / 20" flat curb chain

38mm / 1 1/2''

PT463

Victorian 4 part oval locket on 56cm / 22" flat curb chain closed

44mm / 1 3/4''

open

124mm / 5 ''

PT464

Small plain oval locket on 51cm / 20" flat curb chain

32mm / 1 1/4''

PT465

Plain round locket on 51cm / 20" flat curb chain

32mm / 1 1/4''

PT466

Medium plain oval locket on 56cm / 22" flat curb chain

32mm / 1 1/4''

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JE WELLERY

PT420

PT419

PT478 PT462

PT419

Duo heart locket on 56cm / 22" flat curb chain

29mm / 1 1/8''

PT420

Duo oval locket on 56cm / 22" flat curb chain

35mm / 1 3/8''

PT462

Victorian 4 part heart locket on 56cm / 22" flat curb chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

PT478

4 part marcasite and garnet set heart locket on 56cm / 22" antique ďŹ nish Prince of Wales chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

142


JE WEL L ERY

EA508

NK514

NK512

EA507

NK513 EA506 EA506

Red enamel and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

EA507

Blue enamel and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

EA508

Green enamel and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

NK512

Green enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish Prince of Wales chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

25mm / 1 ''

NK513

Blue enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish Prince of Wales chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

25mm / 1 ''

NK514

Red enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish Prince of Wales chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

25mm / 1 ''

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JE WELLERY

BE426

EA570

BE424

EA568

EA568

Black enamel and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

EA570

White enamel and marcasite set post earrings with safety clip

19mm / 3/4''

BE424

Black enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

70mm / 2 3/4''

BE426

White enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

70mm / 2 3/4''

144


JE WEL L ERY

NK552

BE410

BE412

BE411

NK551

NK570

BE410

Red enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

70mm / 2 3/4''

BE411

Green enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

70mm / 2 3/4''

BE412

Blue enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

70mm / 2 3/4''

NK551

Green enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

76mm / 3 ''

NK552

Red enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

76mm / 3 ''

NK570

Blue enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique fi nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

76mm / 3 ''

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JE WELLERY

EA514

EA515 NK524

NK526

NK525

EA513 EA513

Red enamel and marcasite set post earrings

18mm / 1/2''

EA514

Green enamel and marcasite set post earrings

18mm / 1/2''

EA515

Blue enamel and marcasite set post earrings

18mm / 1/2''

NK524

Green enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique finish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

NK525

Red enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique finish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

NK526

Blue enamel and marcasite set pendant on 41cm / 16" antique finish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

146


JE WEL L ERY

NK505

NK504

NK503

BE416

BE418

BE417

BE416

Red enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

67mm / 2 5/8''

BE417

Green enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

67mm / 2 5/8''

BE418

Blue enamel and marcasite set hinged bangle

67mm / 2 5/8''

NK503

Red enamel and marcasite set pendant on antique fi nish mesh chain

51mm / 2 ''

NK504

Green enamel and marcasite set pendant on antique fi nish mesh chain

51mm / 2 ''

NK505

Blue enamel and marcasite set pendant on antique fi nish mesh chain

51mm / 2 ''

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JE WELLERY

NK510

NK509

NK511

NK509

Blue enamel and marcasite set hinged keepsake egg with sapphire set clasp on antique finish mesh chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

NK510

Red enamel and marcasite set hinged keepsake egg with garnet set clasp on antique finish mesh chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

NK511

Green enamel and marcasite set hinged keepsake egg with emerald set clasp on antique finish mesh chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

148


JE WEL L ERY

B395

PT49 6

NK542

PT690

NK515

EA563

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

B395

Mother of pearl, onyx and crystal set striped heart brooch and pendant

EA563

Red enamel and marcasite set floating heart drop earrings

-

32mm / 1 1/4''

NK515

Red enamel and marcasite set floating heart pendant on 41c,m / 16" antique finish Prince of Wales chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

-

25mm / 1 ''

NK542

Marcasite and garnet set heart pendant on 41c,m / 16" antique finish belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

-

38mm / 1 1/2''

PT49 6

Red crystal heart pendant

-

32mm / 1 1/4''

PT690

Mother of pearl and marcasite set heart in heart pendant on 41c,m / 16" antique finish Prince of Wales chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

-

41mm / 1 5/8''

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JE WELLERY

EA552

BT525

NK535

EA596

BT525

Black enamel and marcasite set bamboo style bracelet with safety catch

197mm / 73/4''

EA552

Black enamel and marcasite set bamboo style half hoop post earrings

19mm / 3 /4''

EA596

Black enamel and marcasite set bamboo style drop earrings

44mm / 1 3/4''

NK535

Black enamel and marcasite set bamboo style pendant on 41cm / 16" antique ďŹ nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

38mm / 1 1/2''

150


JE WEL L ERY

NK539

NK539

Black enamel and marcasite set bamboo style necklace with safety catch

457mm / 18 ''

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JE WELLERY

EA551

EA566

NK540

NK536

BT526

BT526

Green enamel and marcasite set bamboo style bracelet with safety catch

197mm / 73/4''

EA551

Green enamel and marcasite set bamboo style half hoop post earrings

19mm / 3/4''

EA566

Green enamel and marcasite set bamboo style drop earrings

44mm / 1 3/4''

NK536

Green enamel and marcasite bamboo style pendant on 41cm / 16" antique ďŹ nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

38mm / 1 1/2''

NK540

Green enamel and marcasite set bamboo style necklace with safety catch

457mm / 18''

152


EA553 JE WEL L ERY

EA565

BT513

NK541

NK527

BT513

Red enamel and marcasite set bamboo style bracelet with safety catch

197mm / 73/4''

EA553

Red enamel and marcasite set bamboo style half hoop post earrings

19mm / 3/ 4''

EA565

Red enamel and marcasite set bamboo style drop earrings

44mm / 1 3/ 4''

NK541

Red enamel and marcasite set bamboo style pendant on 41cm / 16" antique ďŹ nish trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

38mm / 1 1/ 2''

NK527

Red enamel and marcasite set bamboo style necklace with safety catch

457mm / 18''

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JE WELLERY

EA290

B343

EA289

B345

B347

B343

Onyx, marcasite, garnet, cultured pearl and emerald set Art Nouveau dragonfly brooch

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

B345

Mother of pearl, marcasite, amethyst, cultured pearl and emerald set Art Nouveau cockerel brooch

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

73mm / 2 7/8''

B347

Onyx, marcasite, cultured pearl and emerald set Art Nouveau scarab brooch

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

51mm / 2 ''

EA289

Onyx, marcasite, cultured pearl and emerald set Art Nouveau scarab post drop earrings

38mm / 1 /2''

-

EA290

Onyx, marcasite, cultured pearl and emerald set Art Nouveau dragony post drop earrings

57mm / 2 1/4''

-

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1


B635

JE WEL L ERY

B469

B603

BE428 BE420

B321

B321

Art Nouveau lady set with crystals on black enamel semi-circle brooch

51mm / 2 '' 3

x

89mm / 3 1/2''

x

67mm / 2 5/8''

B469

Dragonfly brooch

44mm / 1 /4''

B603

Sandblasted and antique polished Art Nouveau lady with sun hat brooch and pendant

41mm / 1 5/8''

-

B635

Blue enamel and marcasite set lady on onyx brooch and pendant

30mm / 1 /8''

-

BE420

Dragonfly bangle

64mm / 2 / 2''

BE428

"You and me" bead hook clasp bangle

67mm / 2 5/8''

3

1

x

60mm / 2 3/8''

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JE WELLERY

EA526

B372

B375

B399

NK531 Green enamel, opal and marcasite set flower brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

44mm / 1 3/4 ''

B375

Purple enamel, amethyst, pearl and marcasite set floral brooch

32mm / 1 /4''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

B399

Marcasite set tulip brooch

70mm / 2 3/4''

-

EA526

Pearl and marcasite set floral post drop earrings

32mm / 1 /4''

-

NK531

Pearl and marcasite set oral necklace on 41cm / 16" antique ďŹ nish belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

248mm / 93/4''

-

B372

156

1

1


B388

EA594 JE WEL L ERY

B553

B221

B219 B213

Green enamel and marcasite set lizard brooch

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

76mm / 3 ''

B219

Pink enamel, amethyst and marcasite set butterfly brooch

38mm / 1 /2''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

B221

Green enamel and marcasite set frog brooch

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

B222

Pale yellow and blue enamel and marcasite set dragonfly brooch

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

67mm / 2 5/8''

B388

Mother of pearl, blue topaz and marcasite set dragonfly brooch

35mm / 1 /8''

x

57mm / 2 1/4''

B552

Red, black, yellow and green enamel and marcasite set ladybird on leaf brooch and pendant

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

51mm / 2 ''

B553

Green and yellow enamel and marcasite set butterfly brooch and pendant

38mm / 1 /2''

x

41mm / 1 5/8''

EA594

Red, black, yellow and green enamel and marcasite set ladybird on leaf drop earrings

29mm / 1 1/8''

B213

B222

B552

1

3

1

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JE WELLERY

B368

B382

EA300 B524

B225

B390 B393

B225

Blue and green enamel and marcasite set butterfly brooch

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

54mm / 2 1/8''

B382

Red enamel and marcasite set ladybird brooch

13mm / 1/2''

x

19mm / 3/4''

B368

Red and green enamel with onyx and yellow topaz bee brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

57mm / 2 1/4''

B390

Pale yellow and blue enamel and marcasite set dragonfly brooch

64mm / 2 /2''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

B393

Navy blue enamel, opal, pearl and marcasite set dragonfly brooch

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

B524

Blue enamel, clear and red crystal and marcasite set spider brooch

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

B639

Crystal butterfly brooch

48mm / 1 7/8''

x

54mm / 2 1/8''

Red enamel and marcasite set ladybird drop earrings

32mm / 1 /4''

EA300

158

1

1

-

B639


B509

B507

JE WEL L ERY

B332

B641

B642

B465

B598

B332

Marcasite and red crystal set flamingo brooch

60mm / 2 3/8''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

B465

Abalone shell and marcasite set owl brooch

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

B507

Black and white enamel, red crystal and marcasite set penguin brooch

38mm / 1 /2''

x

19mm / 3/4''

B509

Yellow and green enamel and marcasite set hummingbird brooch

51mm / 2 ''

x

70mm / 2 3/4''

B598

Black and white enamel and marcasite set cat brooch

38mm / 1 1/2''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

B641

Crystal bat brooch

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

79mm / 3 1/8''

B642

Purple enamel and marcasite set cat brooch

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

1

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JE WELLERY

B389

B366

PT433

B224

B525

B333

B224

Marcasite and garnet set pink enamel and  amingo brooch

98mm / 3 7/8''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

B309

Crystal set elephant head brooch

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

B333

Marcasite and emerald set daschund dog brooch

22mm / 7/8''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

B334

Marcasite and emerald set frog brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

35mm / 1 3/8''

B366

Marcasite and garnet set red, blue and green enamel parrot brooch

41mm / 1 /8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

B389

Green enamel and marcasite set swallow brooch

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

76mm / 3 ''

B525

Black enamel, red and clear crystal and marcasite set cat brooch

44mm / 1 /4''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

PT433

Moving teddy bear pendant on 51cm / 20" flat curb chain

38mm / 1 1/2''

160

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B334

B309


B211

EA210

B638

Crystal and cultured pearl star brooch

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

B638

Crystal and cultured pearl starburst brooch

38mm / 1 /2''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

BT205

Crystal greek key design bangle with safety chain

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

13mm / 1/2''

EA210

Crystal greek key design clip earrings

19mm / 3/4''

-

Crystal and cultured pearl star post earrings

19mm / /4''

-

B211

BT205

JE WEL L ERY

EA212

EA212

1

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NK574

NK580 NK581

EA616

NK582

EA617

Two tone gold plated and silver floral design mother of pearl set drop earrings

38mm / 1 1/2''

-

Floral design mother of pearl set drop earrings

38mm / 1 /2''

-

EA618

Mackintosh style french drop earrings

38mm / 1 /2''

-

EA619

Mackintosh style french drop earrings

19mm / 3/4''

-

NK574

Floral design red and green enamel mother of pearl set pendant on 46cm / 18" trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

35mm / 1 /8''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

NK580

Two tone gold plated and silver oral design mother of pearl set pendant on 46cm / 18" trace chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

25mm / 1 ''

NK581

Mackintosh style pendant on 46cm / 18" flat curb chain

38mm / 1 /2''

-

NK582

Mackintosh style pendant on 46cm / 18" flat curb chain

19mm / 3/4''

-

EA616 EA617

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EA618

1 1

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1

EA619


JE WEL L ERY

BT563

NK576

NK577

NK575 EA612

EA611

EA614

BT563

Bracelet with swirl design set with cubic zirconia

184mm / 71/4''

EA611

Citrine and cubic zirconia set swirl design drop earrings

32mm / 1 1/4''

EA612

Two tone gold plated and silver set with cubic zirconia spiral design post drop earrings

32mm / 1 1/4''

EA614

Two tone gold plated and silver set with cubic zirconia droplet design post drop earrings

32mm / 1 1/4''

NK575

Citrine and cubic zirconia set swirl design pendant on 46cm / 18" flat curb chain

38mm / 1 1/2''

NK576

Two tone gold plated and silver set with cubic zirconia spiral design pendant on 46cm / 18" trace chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

NK577

Two tone gold plated and silver set with cubic zirconia droplet design pendant on chain 46cm / 18" trace chain

41mm / 1 5/8''

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JE WELLERY

EA597

B323

PT49 3

EA104

BE423

B307

Black enamel and crystal Art Deco semi-circles brooch and pendant

32mm / 11/4''

x

35mm / 13/8''

B323

Black enamel and crystal Art Deco triangular brooch and pendant

51mm / 2''

x

25mm / 1''

BE423

Woven hatch design cuff bangle

64mm / 2 /2''

x

48mm / 1 7/8''

EA104

Crystal and onyx set black enamel Art Deco post drop earrings

48mm / 17/8''

-

EA597

Woven hatch design teardrop earrings

60mm / 2 /8''

-

PT49 3

Woven hatch design pendant on 56cm / 22" antique ďŹ nish Prince of Wales chain

51mm / 2''

-

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B307


EA221

EA607 BT206 JE WEL L ERY

B508

EA208

B319

B625

B308

B320

B308

Art Deco lady walking a Scottie dog set with crystals brooch

48mm / 1 7/8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

B319

Onyx, green agate and marcasite set oval brooch

41mm / 1 5/8''

x

57mm / 2 1/4''

B320

Onyx, green agate and marcasite set brooch

64mm / 2 1/2''

x

22mm / 7/8''

B508

Red and black enamel marcasite set Art Deco lady walking dog brooch

51mm / 2 ''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

B625

Pink, blue and black enamel marcasite set lady walking dog brooch

44mm / 1 /4''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

BT206

Onyx, green agate and marcasite set bracelet with safety catch

200mm / 8''

-

EA208

Onyx, green agate and marcasite set drop post earrings

76mm / 3 ''

-

EA221

Black spinel, green agate and marcasite set drop post earrings

44mm / 1 /4''

-

EA607

Marcasite set snake on hoop post earring

29mm / 11/8''

-

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B326 EA606

NK224

B325

EA286

B325

Mother of pearl, amethyst, emerald, marcasite and crystal set panther brooch

76mm / 3 ''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

B326

Mother of pearl, marcasite and emerald set panther brooch

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

51mm / 2 ''

Mother of pearl, marcasite and emerald set panther post earrings with safety clip

29mm / 1 /8''

-

EA606

Marcasite set panther head hoop post earring

29mm / 1 /8''

-

NK224

Mother of pearl, marcasite and emerald set panther pendant on 41cm / 16" antique belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

-

EA286

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EA296

B361

B353

NK225

B330

B327

Onyx, marcasite, pearl and emerald set panther brooch with clear natural rock mineral crystal drop

92mm / 3 5/8''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

B330

Onyx, marcasite and emerald set twin headed panther brooch with clear natural rock mineral crystal drop

67mm / 2 5/8''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

B353

Green agate, marcasite and emerald set panther brooch with cultured pearl drop

76mm / 3 ''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

B361

Onyx, marcasite and emerald set panther brooch

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

51mm / 2 ''

Onyx, marcasite and emerald set panther post earrings with safety clip

29mm / 1 /8''

-

EA296

Green agate, marcasite and emerald set panther post earrings with safety clip

29mm / 1 /8''

-

NK225

Onyx, marcasite and emerald set panther pendant on 41cm / 16" antique belcher chain with 5cm / 2" adjuster

29mm / 1 1/8''

-

EA295

B327

EA295

1 1

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B439

B640

B404

B436

B440

B415

PT404

B404

Riding crop brooch

60mm / 23/8''

Trotting horse brooch

-

19mm / /4''

x

25mm / 1 ''

Jockey on horse brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

41mm / 1 5/8''

B439

Riding crop and horse head brooch

38mm / 1 /2''

B440

Galloping horse brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

B640

Galloping horses brooch

22mm / 7/8''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

BE431

Galloping horses bangle

19mm / 3/4''

x

64mm / 2 1/2''

PT404

Lucky horseshoe pendant on 46cm / 18"  at curb chain

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

B415 B436

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1

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BE431


JE WEL L ERY

B623

B620

B619

PT279

PT280

Crystal and amethyst set stirrup and crop brooch

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

38mm / 11/2''

B620

Crystal set horse head brooch

32mm / 1 /4''

x

25mm / 1 ''

B623

Crystal and amethyst set horse and carriage brooch

25mm / 1 ''

x

51mm / 2 ''

B624

Crystal and amethyst set riding boot and crop brooch

19mm / /4''

x

38mm / 11/2''

PT279

Crystal set riding saddle pendant on 46cm / 18" antique ďŹ nish Prince of Wales chain

19mm / 3/4''

-

Crystal and amethyst set riding boot and crop pendant on 51cm / 20" antique ďŹ nish Prince of Wales chain

38mm / 1 /2''

-

B619

B624

PT280

1

3

1

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"

ILVER WITH EMOTION"

In addition to making classical and traditional pieces of silver, we enjoy designing products that evoke emotion.

he Ari D. Norman philosophy is that all challenges can be faced successfully with the magic of smiles and laughter and we create items which do just that. One such piece is a pillbox which has become known to many of our clients as the Mamma and Papa pillbox which features a squirrel symbolising my mother and a hippo symbolising my father sitting on a seesaw - there is even a story attached to this creation...

“The Hippo and Squirrel happily sit on opposite ends of a seesaw and near them is a large freshly baked cake. The hungry Hippo eyes the delicious cake, wondering how he can be allowed to have a piece. He looks across at his wife the Squirrel, sitting happily at the other end of the seesaw and an expression of cunning briefly crosses his face. "Here darling, have a piece, you know you like it". The smiling Squirrel eagerly takes a slice of

cake offered by her husband, which she eats very quickly. Suddenly she finds her end of the seesaw has come down with a bump! Naturally being a polite and sensitive animal the Squirrel immediately offers her husband the Hippo a large slice of cake in return, which he accepts with a smile on his face. He eats the cake joyously and then his end of the seesaw hits the ground with a bump! The happy Hippo immediately starts to think of how to get some more cake. Have another piece darling, it really is good!". The Squirrel is once again tempted and finds herself hitting the ground with a bump! Needless to say, pieces of cake are exchanged throughout the night with accompanying bumps! When the sun rises, the seesaw is at rest, only the crumbs remain and the happy Hippo and the smiling Squirrel are contentedly asleep in each other's arms’.”

The Mama and Papa Pillbox

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TRINKET BOX RING BOXES JEWELLERY BOX GENTS NIGHT BOX


BOX ES

GT2262

GT2262

172

Mahogany finish trinket keepsake box with plain silver top and blue velvet interior

152mm / 6 "

x

114mm / 4 1/2''

x

51mm / 2 ''


BOX ES

PB398

PB523

PB536

Oval hinged single ring box with embossed Victorian pattern and velvet interior

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

PB523

High polished hinged single ring box with blue velvet interior

48mm / 1 /8''

x

38mm / 1 /2''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

PB536

Victorian engraved heart shaped hinged double ring box with blue velvet interior

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

54mm / 2 1/8''

x

25mm / 1 ''

PB398

7

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BOX ES

GT2101

GT2101

174

Mahogany jewellery box with lift out trays

270mm / 10 5/8''

x

200mm / 8 ''

x

146mm / 5 3/4''


BOX ES

GT2102

GT2102

Karelian gents accessory box with lift out trays

302mm / 11 7/8''

x

232mm / 91/8''

x

95mm / 3 3/4''

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" HE ROAD TO CHINA STARTS WITH THE FIRST STEP" hen my Father noticed my youthful impatience,

at night in their hotel rooms. Whilst in Frankfurt,

combined with my bursting energy, he used to

we could not afford hotels and we slept in the car

caution me with this proverb:

"The road to china starts with the first step"

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near the main train station, which had washroom facilities open all night. Nor could we afford the price of the costly daily entrance ticket to the

Now in heaven, he must be smiling as our brand is

exhibition. Every day, we went to a different

embraced globally with the wealthiest and most

entrance and with many gesticulations and

influential citizens of Hong Kong and mainland

waving of our British Passports, we claimed to

China not only buying our brand but collecting it!

be British VIP Delegates, until we gained access

Our first step to securing an export market was

without any payment.

to pack a bag of samples, take the ferry from Dover

Today, some 35 years later, we take a private suite

and drive to the mighty Frankfurt Exhibition where

in the luxury hotel connected to the Frankfurt

my father and I would walk up and down the aisles,

Exhibition and exhibit on a “By Invitation Only” basis.

trying to find suitable exhibitors as potential clients.

My father was right, the road to any goal is long

Believe it or not, these Herculean efforts were fruitful

and made up of many steps and one important

and we did actually write orders during the exhibition

thing I have learned, is that one should enjoy the

hours on other people’s stands and in some cases

journey and not only focus on the destination.

Working hard and playing hard with my sales assistant Pina and good friends Jeff and Yorky of the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, my home away from home for the last 25 years!

Article in Mandarin promoting our brand in Hong Kong and mainland China


TEA TIME TABLE ACCESSORIES TOOTHPICKS BARWARE VIP DRINK SETS


DINING

GT338

GT338

Victorian style bonbon dish

149mm / 5 7/8''

GT532

Victorian sugar or treacle spoon

127mm / 5 ''

GT992

Jockey cap tea caddy spoon

57mm / 2 1/4''

178

x

95mm / 3 3/4''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

-

GT532

GT992


DINING

BOX181

BOX181

Queen Anne style 3 piece teaset

teapot

298mm / 113/4''

x

175mm / 67/8''

milk jug

130mm / 5 1/8''

x

89mm / 3 1/ 2''

sugar bowl

149mm / 5 7/8''

x

70mm / 2 3/4''

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DINING

GT507

GT479

GT477

GT522

GT191

BOX103

BOX103

Set of 5 different Victorian salt or mustard spoons

-

-

Victorian salt or mustard spoon with Art Nouveau design

64mm / 2 /2''

-

Victorian salt or mustard spoon with Art Nouveau design

48mm / 1 /8''

-

GT479

Victorian salt or mustard spoon with Art Nouveau design

54mm / 2 /8''

-

GT507

Victorian salt or mustard spoon with Victorian design

51mm / 2 ''

-

GT522

Victorian salt or mustard spoon with Victorian design

51mm / 2 ''

GT191 GT477

1

7

1

-

GT2267

Silver covered acrylic peugeot salt grinder

102mm / 4''

x

GT2268

Silver covered acrylic peugeot with gold plated top pepper grinder

102mm / 4''

x

54mm / 2 1/8'' 54mm / 2 1/8''

GT2267

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GT2268


DINING

GT763

BOX91

GT764

GT2265

-

-

BOX91

Boxed set comprising of 2 pairs of chopsticks and 2 chopstick rests

GT763

Pair of silver and wooden chopsticks

251mm / 9 /8''

GT764

Silver chopstick rest

51mm / 2 ''

x

13mm / 1/2''

GT2265

Acrylic peugeot salt grinder with silver band around base

102mm / 4 ''

x

54mm / 21/8''

GT2266

Acrylic peugeot pepper grinder with gold plated top and silver band around base

102mm / 4 ''

x

54mm / 21/8''

-

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DINING

GT1056 GT757

GT148

-

-

-

BOX11

Set of 2 plain round napkin rings (GT473 x 2)

-

-

-

BOX54

Set of 4 plain oval napkin rings (GT172 x 4)

-

-

-

BOX67

Set of 4 round oval napkin rings (GT473 x 4)

-

-

-

51mm / 2 ''

GT172

Plain large oval napkin ring

57mm / 21/4''

x

41mm / 1 5/8''

76mm / 3 ''

GT473

Plain large round napkin ring

19mm / /4''

x

44mm / 1 /4''

closed

48mm / 1 7/8''

GT678

Plain toothpick holder

25mm / 1 ''

x

13mm / /2''

open

73mm / 2 7/8''

GT757

Embossed napkin clip holder

432mm / 17''

closed

64mm / 2 1/2''

GT2269

Plain oval medium napkin ring

open

83mm / 3 /4''

GT2270

Plain round medium napkin ring

closed open

GT439 GT1056

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Retractable engine turned toothpick with silver pick

Drop action engine turned toothpick with silver pick

smaller version available as GT2269

Set of 2 plain oval napkin rings (GT172 x 2)

GT678

Retractable engine turned toothpick with bone pick

GT172

BOX10

GT439

GT148

GT473 smaller version available as GT2270

1

3

x

1

-

19mm / 3/4''

-

3

x

70mm / 2 3/4''

-

48mm / 1 /8''

x

13mm / /2''

-

16mm / 5/8''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

-

7

1


DINING

GT816

GT605 BOX166 BOX29

GT2029

Set of 6 place card holders

-

-

-

BOX166

Pair of lovers crystal candlesticks with silver mounts

98mm / 3 /8''

x

98mm / 3 /8''

GT605

Plain round place card holder

25mm / 1 ''

x

32mm / 1 1/4''

-

GT816

Large mahogany wood and silver candle snuffer

292mm / 11 /2''

-

-

GT2029

Rose table setting gift, ideal for enrgaving guest and event details

64mm / 2 1/2''

-

-

7

1

7

x

248mm / 93/4''

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DINING

GT634

GT633 GT633

Small gallery coaster with mahogany wood

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

92mm / 3 5/8''

GT634

Large gallery coaster with mahogany wood

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

121mm / 4 3/4''

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DINING

GT829

GT828 GT828

Small plain coaster with mahogany wood

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

98mm / 3 7/8''

GT829

Large plain coaster with mahogany wood

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

130mm / 51/8''

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DINING

GT815

GT710

GT710

Wine bottle drip collar with red felt lining

16mm / 5/8''

x

44mm / 1 3/4''

GT815

Wine bottle cork and pourer with beaded edging

57mm / 21/4''

x

38mm / 1 1/2''

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DINING

GT2239

GT2236

GT2126

GT2126

Beer glass with mounted silver base

140mm / 5 1/2''

48cl / 16 fl/oz

GT2236

Glass jug with mounted silver base

254mm / 10''

102cl / 34  /oz

Juice glass with mounted silver base

156mm / 6 /8''

36cl / 12 fl/oz

GT2239

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DINING

GT2245

GT2113

GT2112 GT2113 GT2114 GT2245

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GT2112

Glass tumbler with mounted silver base

102mm / 4 ''

27cl / 9 fl/oz

Small shot glass with mounted silver base

70mm / 2 /4''

3.6cl / 1.2 fl/oz

Double drinks measure with gold plated interior

108mm / 4 /4''

Tall shot glass with mounted silver base

3

1

108mm / 4 1/4''

single measure

2.4cl / 0.8 fl/oz

double measure

4.8cl / 1.6 fl/oz 5.4cl / 1.8 fl/oz

GT2114


DINING

GT1046

GT2257

GT1046

Plain silver Mint Julep cup, gilded inside

95mm / 3 3/4''

31cl / 10 /oz

GT2257

Small silver embossed drinking cup, gilded inside

73mm / 2 7/8''

15cl / 5 fl/oz

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DINING

DEC18 DEC17

Plain crystal ships decanter with silver mounted collar

279mm / 11 ''

75cl / 25 fl/oz

DEC17

Round decanter with silver mounted collar

267mm / 10 /2''

66cl / 22 fl/oz

DEC18

Plain crystal decanter with silver mounted collar

222mm / 8 3/4''

75cl / 25 fl/oz

DEC2

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DEC2


DINING

BOX167

BOX167

Pair of lovers crystal decanters with silver mounted collar

267mm / 101/2''

60cl / 20 /oz each

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DINING

DEC10

DEC20

DEC4 DEC10 DEC20

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Linear cut crystal wine decanter with mounted silver collar

318mm / 121/2''

75cl / 25 /oz

Cut crystal small spirit decanter with mounted silver collar

191mm / 7 /2''

24cl / 8 fl/oz

Plain small crystal decanter with mounted silver collar

140mm / 5 /2''

15cl / 5 fl/oz

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DEC4


DINING

DEC3 DEC16

DEC12

DEC3

Plain crystal spirit decanter with mounted collar

267mm / 10 1/2'' 66cl / 22 fl/oz

DEC12

Large crystal pyramid decanter with mounted collar and stopper

311mm / 12 1/4'' 75cl / 25 fl/oz

DEC16

Small crystal pyramid decanter with mounted collar and stopper

248mm / 93/4''

33cl / 11 fl/oz

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DINING

GT2044

GT942

Mahogany tantalus with silver mounts and plain decanter

203mm / 8 ''

x

152mm / 6 ''

GT2044

Plain decanter label with ribbon and reed edging

44mm / 1 3/4''

x

29mm / 1 1/8''

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x

381mm / 15 ''

-

GT942


DINING

GT1074

GT1057

BOX27 GT1057

BOX27

GT1074

Pair of sterling silver champagne  utes, gilded inside

298mm / 113/4''

15cl / 5 fl/oz

Champagne bottle shape swizzle stick

closed

60mm / 2 /8''

-

open

7

124mm / 4 /8''

-

76mm / 3 ''

-

105mm / 4 /8''

-

Slide action swizzle stick with clip

closed open

3

1

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DINING

GT2081

GT2081

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VIP drinks set housed in a Burr wood lockable drinks cabinet comprising of:

GT2113

Small shot glass x 6

GT2114

Double drinks measure

273mm / 10 3/4''

x

184mm / 7 1/4''

x

95mm / 3 3/4''


DINING

GT2230

GT2230

VIP drinks set housed in a Maple Leaf wood lockable drinks cabinet comprising of:

DEC20

222mm / 8 3/4''

x 162mm / 6 3/8''

x

162mm / 6 3/8''

Plain crystal decanter with mounted silver collar x 2

GT2113 Small shot glass x 2

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DINING

GT2122

GT2122

VIP drinks set housed in a Maple Leaf wood lockable drinks cabinet comprising of:

DEC16

Small crystal pyramid decanter

GT2112 Glass tumbler x 2 GT2245 Tall shot glass x 2

198

343mm / 13 1/2'' x

200mm / 8 ''

x

298mm / 11 3/4''


DINING

GT2080

GT2080

VIP drinks set housed in a Burr wood lockable drinks cabinet comprising of:

DEC3

Plain crystal spirit decanter

GT2114

Double drinks measure

GT2112

Glass tumbler x 4

371mm / 14 5/8''

x

251mm / 97/8''

x

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292mm / 11 1/2''

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KIYO-E kiyo-e is a Japanese term which literally translates as “pictures of the floating world”. This term refers to a genre of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings produced between the 17th and 20th centuries. The contemporary novelist Asai Ryoi defines the concept of the floating world in his book “Tales of the Floating World” thus: “… Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking

Original Ukiyo-e - The great wave at Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai circa 1830

wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; …refusing to be disheartened like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we called the floating world…” Japan was isolated from the West from 1624 to the 1860’s after which a sustained period of trading began and Japanese art for the first time in centuries became available to the outside world. Having made numerous trips to Japan visiting Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima, I have always been profoundly struck by the courtesy and correctness of behaviour of the Japanese, their stoicism in the face of adversity and their

A cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Sleeping Beauty by Erte illustrating the influence of Ukiyo-e

haunting peacefulness, which we in the West can rarely achieve, appreciate or understand. I became fascinated with Japanese art and in particular Ukiyo-e prints and paintings

A chatelaine by Alexis Falize, very much in the style of Ukiyo-e. Circa 1869

which indeed do seem to take one to another tranquil world. Therefore, when I started researching in more depth the catalysts at work on western jewellery design in the 19th century, I was not surprised to learn that indeed Ukiyo-e was a strong direct influence on the great designers of the Art Nouveau movement.

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Original Ukiyo-e - Mount Fuji in Clear Weather. Often also known as Red Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai circa 1830


DRESSING TABLE SET PERFUME BOTTLES MIRRORS


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GT2015

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GT2024

BOX157 BOX157

3 piece vanity set in a mahogany presentation box

283mm / 111/8''

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283mm / 111/8''

GT2014

Plain silver brush

229mm / 9 ''

x

76mm / 3"

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Silver mounted comb

171mm / 6 /4''

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29mm / 1 /8''

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Plain silver mirror

238mm / 9 /8''

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235mm / 5 ''

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3

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PT438

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GT404

GT558

Silver lace design perfume spray atomiser supplied with funnel (GT404)

76mm / 3 ''

0.6cl / 0.2fl/oz

Perfume bottle funnel

32mm / 1 /4''

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GT436

Silver lace design perfume bottle supplied with funnel (GT404)

41mm / 1 /8''

0.3cl / 0.1fl/oz

GT452

Shell design perfume bottle supplied with funnel (GT404)

44mm / 13 /4''

0.3cl / 0.1fl/oz

Silver lace design pump atomiser supplied with funnel (GT404)

86mm / 3 /8''

7.5cl / 2.5fl/oz

Silver lace design perfume bottle supplied with funnel (GT404)

48mm / 1 /8''

0.6cl / 0.2fl/oz

Heart shape perfume bottle on 66cm / 26" chain supplied with funnel (GT404)

38mm / 1 /2''

0.3cl / 0.1fl/oz

Rope design perfume bottle on 66cm / 26" chain supplied with funnel (GT404)

44mm / 1 /4''

0.3cl / 0.1fl/oz

GT141 GT404

GT558 GT486 PT412

GT452

GT436

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GT159

MIR409

MIR408

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GT159

Miniature mirror pendant with embossed Victorian pattern

32mm / 1 1/4''

x

76mm / 3 ''

GT456

Embossed Victorian pattern compact mirror

13mm / /2''

x

48mm / 17/8''

MIR408

Embossed Victorian table mirror with velvet back

mirror size

152mm / 6 ''

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203mm / 8 ''

mirror size

89mm / 3 /2''

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Embossed Victorian table mirror with velvet back

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MIR411

MIR410

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Art Deco pattern table mirror with wood back. Stands vertically or horizontally

mirror size

203mm / 8 ''

x

254mm / 10 ''

MIR411

Egg and bead pattern table mirror with velvet back. Stands vertically or horizontally

mirror size

152mm / 6 ''

x

203mm / 8 ''

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ICTORIAN ERA (1837 – 1901) Victorian lorgnette late 1800’s

Lorgnette by Ari D Norman 1979

was first introduced to the Victorian era through my childhood stamp collecting and one of the "must have" stamps, of the time was the Penny Black postage stamp which in fact was the first adhesive stamp. In searching for his illusive prize I would freuquent markets with my mother and during my search I kept coming across these curious Victorian trinkets made of silver. Many of them I could not imagine their purpose so I kept asking and learning. The more I learnt the more involved I became with the wonderful world of audacious functionality that is Victoriana with a special interest in the care in detail to so many of these era's pieces. In truth I developed a fascination with pillboxes, perfume bottles and lorgnettes and it still surprises my sons when they see how excited I get when I handle such pieces!

Real tiger claw brooch. Tifanny & Co. Circa 1885

The Victorian decorative art period reflects the eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles combining the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the Middle East and Asia in furniture, fittings, interior, personal accessories and jewellery. The Victorian era marked the period of expansionist imperialism during which Britain established an enormous empire spanning the four corners of the earth from which a wealth of cultural influences permeated British society. Victorian design indulged in excess of ornamentation from which the romantic Art Nouveau style emerged. As Britain moved into the early Victorian period fine silver jewellery became popular. At the time most pieces of jewellery were handmade and silver was the ideal precious metal for setting stones because of its malleability and bright white colour. During this period many gemstones including round rose cut diamonds were set in silver together with popular coloured gemstones including deeper shades of amethyst, golden topaz, garnet and shell cameos.

1840 Penny Black The first adhesive postage stamp

Victorian sapphire and diamond earrings Circa 1850

Victorian style earrings by Ari D Norman, 1978

By the middle of the Victorian era the industrial revolution was developing rapidly and the fine handcrafted designs of silver jewellery changed to include manufactured pieces and by 1852 a method for cutting and stamping out silver settings was developed allowing jewellery to be made rapidly and inexpensively.

Examples of reproduction Ari D. Norman Victoriana

Mourning charm worn by Queen Victoria 1862

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When King Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria went into mourning for her beloved husband and wore only black until her death in 1901. As a figurehead for the nation, Queen Victoria greatly influenced fashion and a new style of jewellery emerged using blackened oxidised silver set with dark stones such as black onyx & amethyst, this style became known as silver mourning jewellery. As a direct result of mourning jewellery, designs with an air of sentimentality became popular and wearing silver lockets and engraved or monogramed jewellery commemorating those lost but not forgotten became common in the jewellery world. By the late Victorian period this trend evolved into silver charm bracelets which became popular, bringing with them a more playful side to jewellery with styles, flowers, hearts and anchor shapes becoming particularly in demand.

During this era silver photo frames became very popular and were seen as part of the interior design revolution Victorian cufflinks for decorating the dining rooms and lounges in the houses of the middle and upper class families. Small personal circa 1880 accessories made of silver also became extremely popular as class status symbols including pillboxes, perfume bottle, pincushions, cufflinks, bookmarks and much more.


SEWING ACCESSORIES


SE WING

GT104

GT913

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GT491

BOX 44

BOX 44

Victorian 3 piece sewing set with needle case, timble and scissors

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Victorian style sewing scissors

114mm / 4 /2''

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Victorian pattern sewing set with needle case and thread wheel

44mm / 1 /4''

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22mm / /8''

Push button tape measure in cm and inches

13mm / /2''

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51mm / 2 ''

51mm / 2 ''

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32mm / 1 /4''

Victorian thimble

22mm / /8''

GT135

Victorian needle case

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Rectangular hinged sewing machine needlecase

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GT403

GT213

GT465

GT438

SE WING

GT854

GT2273

GT2263

GT104

Victorian thimble

22mm / 7/8''

x

16mm / 5/8''

GT173

Turtle pincushion

32mm / 1 1/4'' x

19mm / 3/4''

GT212

Marcasite and garnet set bird thimble

22mm / 7/8''

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19mm / 3/4''

GT213

Marcasite set fleur de lys thimble

19mm / /4''

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19mm / 3/4''

GT265

Onyx and crystal set ďŹ ligree thimble

22mm / 7/8''

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16mm / 5/8''

GT403

Chick pincushion

22mm / 7/8''

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25mm / 1 ''

GT438

Pig pincushion

32mm / 1 /4''

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22mm / 7/8''

GT465

Plain thimble

22mm / 7/8''

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16mm / 5/8''

GT487

Butterfly thimble

22mm / /8''

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16mm / 5/8''

GT488

Owl thimble

25mm / 1 ''

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16mm / 5/8''

GT489

Cat thimble

22mm / 7/8''

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16mm / 5/8''

GT854

Rabbit pincushion

29mm / 11/8''

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25mm / 1 ''

GT2259

Pheasant pincushion

48mm / 1 /8''

x

19mm / 3/4''

GT2263

Meerkat pincushion

42mm / 15/8''

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42mm / 15/8''

GT2273

Marcasite and garnet set snake pincushion

44mm / 13/4''

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25mm / 1 ''

GT2274

Marcasite and garnet set alligator pincushion

44mm / 1 /4''

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25mm / 1 ''

GT2275

Marcasite set ladies' shoe pincushion

32mm / 11/4''

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22mm / 7/8''

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DUCHESS OF

INDSOR (1869-1986)

n American woman, divorced twice who became a part of the establishment and took British society by storm, rising straight to the top by marrying the King of England, causing a constitutional crisis ultimately resulting in his abdication. To me this was no ordinary woman! I recognized her strong will and ability to say the right thing at the right time to the right person. She was indeed a kindred independent spirit bucking trends and making waves; and then there was her exquisite and fashionable taste in jewellery!

Magnifying glass pendant made from silver set with marcasite with ruby set eye. Part of the Ari D. Norman Windsor collection circa 1982

Part of the Duchess of Windsor collection designed by Jeanne Toussaint in the 1950’s

F irst cat design made for the Duchess in 1949 by Jeanne Toussaint

The exquisite 1940 Cartier Flamingo brooch

Bookmark made from silver set with marcasite with emerald set eye. Part of the Ari D. Norman Windsor collection circa 1982

Upon her death in 1986, there were various articles written celebrating both her life and her collection of fine jewellery. Since the Duchess was a leading socialite, the major jewellery design houses such as Cartier strived to create outstanding original jewels for her. So in truth my interest in her collection became more focused as I saw a commercial opportunity and decided to emulate her jewellery collection. Instead of diamonds, gold and platinum I wanted to design a collection using silver and semi-precious stones so that it was not just limited to the most affluent members of society. I embarked on my research and I discovered just how incredible her collection truly was! One such piece is the 1940 Cartier Flamingo Brooch made from silver set with amethyst, marcasite, quartz crystal, mother of pearl with emerald set eye. Part of the Ari D. Norman Windsor collection circa 1982

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brooch, which is one of the most celebrated bird ornaments in the history of jewellery design. Another outstanding piece which has gained great fame is a brooch with a panther perched on a cabochon sapphire ball also made by Cartier, which was indeed the first cat made for the Duchess in 1949 designed by Jeanne Toussaint.My admiration for the Duchess of Windsor jewellery collection inspired the creation of the Ari D Norman Duchess of Windsor Collection, which reflects the original elegance and richness but at the same time is affordable.

Brooch made from silver set with marcasite, and mother of pearl with emerald set eye. Part of the Ari D. Norman Windsor collection circa 1982


WOODEN BACK PHOTO FRAMES VELVET BACK PHOTO FRAMES MINIATURE PHOTO FRAMES PHOTO BOXES


PH OTO F R A M ES

...Reunion of friends from Habonim Youth Movement (Left to right) Yehuda, Jeff, Cyril, Ari, Jake,Beryl, StefďŹ , Bonnie, Steve, Judy, Ron, Zena

...Arriving at the docks of Monrovia 1956 Liberia

Beaded pattern wooden back photo frame PHOTO SIZE

FR703

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR704

89mm x 127mm / 31/2'' x 5''

FR653

102mm x 152mm / 4'' x 6''

FR705

127mm x 178mm / 5'' x 7''

FR654

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically

FR729

...Sidney with daughter Sylvie ...My parents at my sister Sylvie’s wedding Plain wooden back photo frame PHOTO SIZE

FR682 PHOTO SIZE

FR682

Square plain wooden back photo frame

127mm x 127mm / 5 '' x 5 ''

FR729

Panoramic plain wooden back photo frame

254mm x 102mm / 10'' x 4''

FR700

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR701

89mm x 127mm / 31/2'' x 5''

FR651

102mm x 152mm / 4 '' x 6 ''

FR702

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR652

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically

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PH OTO F R A M ES

... My parents in Trafalgar Square Heavy ribbon and reed pattern wooden back photo frame

21 st birthday

... Sylvie and my brother-in-law Yurek Katz

Ribbon and reed pattern wooden back photo frame

Shell and bead pattern wooden back photo frame

... My sister Ruth celebrating her

PHOTO SIZE

PHOTO SIZE

PHOTO SIZE

FR172

102mm x 152mm / 4 '' x 6 ''

FR706

64mm x 89mm / 2 /2'' x 3 /2''

FR709

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR173

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR707

89mm x 127mm / 3 1/2'' x 5 ''

FR710

89mm x 127mm / 3 1/2'' x 5 ''

FR714

102mm x 152mm / 4 '' x 6 ''

FR712

102mm x 152mm / 4 '' x 6 ''

FR708

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR711

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR715

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

FR713

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically

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All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically

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...The 3 boys and Delilah at Lee’s Bar Mitzvah

...My sister Diane Abbe receiving her long term service award from Aylestone secondary school Plain velvet back photo frame PHOTO SIZE

FR545

38mm x 51mm / 1 1/2'' x 2''

FR546

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR547

89mm x 127mm / 31/2'' x 5''

FR648

102mm x 152mm / 4'' x 6''

FR548

127mm x 178mm / 5'' x 7''

FR685

152mm x 203mm / 6'' x 8 ''

FR549

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically

...Outside my sister Jackie’s shop "Stars" in Aberystwyth with my father, mother, sister Sylvie and brother-in-law Yurek Beaded pattern velvet back photo frame Egg and bead pattern velvet back photo frame PHOTO SIZE

FR540

38mm x 51mm / 1 1/2'' x 2''

FR550

64mm x 89mm / 2 /2'' x 3 /2''

FR541

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR551

89mm x 127mm / 3 1/2'' x 5 ''

FR542

89mm x 127mm / 31/2'' x 5''

FR650

102mm x 152mm / 4 '' x 6 ''

FR649

102mm x 152mm / 4'' x 6''

FR552

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR543

127mm x 178mm / 5'' x 7''

FR559

152mm x 203mm / 6 '' x 8 ''

FR686

152mm x 203mm / 6'' x 8 ''

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

FR544

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10''

FR553

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PHOTO SIZE

All frames can be stood horizontally or vertically


...Exhibitions should be fun!

PH OTO F R A M ES

FR655

...Queen’s Award for export celebrations

FR657

PHOTO SIZE

FR655

Victorian velvet back double photo frame

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR657

Victorian velvet back photo frame

127mm x 127mm / 5'' x 5''

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PH OTO F R A M ES

FR616

...Sister Sylvie’s wedding day

FR753

...Queen’s Award kiss for my mum

FR622

...Enjoying the Camelot show in Las Vegas with my two sons

PHOTO SIZE

FR616

Victorian velvet back photo frame

178mm x 127mm / 7'' x 5''

FR622

Victorian velvet back photo frame

diameter 89mm / 3 1/2''

FR753

Victorian velvet back photo frame

76mm x 127mm / 3 '' x 5 ''

FR754

Victorian velvet back photo frame

89mm x 114mm / 31/2'' x 41/2''

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FR754

...Our faithful Labrador, Delilah


Victorian velvet back photo frame

PHOTO SIZE

FR609

64mm x 89mm / 21/2'' x 31/2''

FR617

89mm x 127mm / 31/2'' x 5''

FR610

127mm x 178mm / 5 '' x 7 ''

FR618

203mm x 254mm / 8'' x 10'' PH OTO F R A M ES

FR755

...Our Italian team - Andrea and Marcello

FR609

...Lucky trunk up in Thailand FR637

...Exhibiting in Tokyo with our good friend and Japanese distributor Matt Matsumura-San PHOTO SIZE

FR614

...Exhibiting in Atlanta with our good friend and US distributor at the time “Sir David Law�

FR614

Victorian velvet back photo frame

89mm x 140mm / 31/2'' x 51/2''

FR637

Victorian velvet back photo frame

127mm x 89mm / 5'' x 3 1/2''

FR755

Victorian velvet back double photo frame

64mm x 76mm / 21/2'' x 3 ''

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PH OTO F R A M ES

Lieb

Sidney

Ari

GT257

...Exhibitingat the British Embassy in Vienna with Alice Salusek, our Austrian distributor FR623

Presentation of Queens Award at Argenta House; police guard with my “fairy godmother� Esther from Canada

Lee

Adam

GT49

PHOTO SIZE

FR623

Miniature Victorian velvet back photo frame

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-

38mm x 51mm / 11/2'' x 2''

FR628

Miniature Victorian velvet back photo frame

-

-

38mm x 51mm / 11/2'' x 2''

GT49

Victorian family photo tree

GT257

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Black enamel and crystal set Art Deco photo frame

89mm / 3 1/2''

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x

159mm / 6 1/4''

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diameter 25mm / 1 ''

38mm x 51mm / 11/2'' x 2''

FR628

...Canoeing in the Orkney Isles


GT142

GT485

Apres Exhibition in Frankfurt

My father’s favourite pet, the pigmy hippopotamus

GT354

My parents and I with sisters Sylvie and Jackie

My mum and dad enjoying life!

GT355

Sister Sylvie with chimpanzees Vashti and Delilah

My mum, four sisters and myself

...My mum with lifelong family friend "Aunty Lil"

Sampson my Great Dane

PH OTO F R A M ES

Saying goodbye to mum...again

GT352

Four generations at the Queen’s My father and I celebrate the receipt of export award award celebrations 1989 for smaller businesses, 1990

PHOTO SIZE

FR627

...Touring the west of Ireland gypsy style GT144

diameter 38mm / 1 1/2''

FR627

Miniature Victorian velvet back photo frame

GT144

Miniature Art Nouveau lady photo frame

38mm x 38mm / 11/2'' x 11/2''

GT142

Triple oval folding travel photo frame

38mm x 38mm / 11/2'' x 11/2''

GT352

Double rectangular folding travel photo frame

25mm x 38mm / 1 '' x 1 1/2''

GT354

Single heart folding travel photo frame

25mm x 38mm / 11/2'' x 11/2''

GT355

Double heart folding photo frame

38mm x 38mm / 11/2'' x 11/2''

GT485

Double oval folding travel photo frame

38mm x 38mm / 11/2'' x 11/2''

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PH OTO F R A M ES

...Sake and chopsticks with my sales assistant Cathy

...Enjoying the wonders of the sea in the Orkney Isles

GT52

GT2004

PHOTO SIZE

GT52

Mahogany finish keepsake box with photo frame lid

114mm / 4 /2''

x

89mm / 3 /2''

x

64mm / 2 /2''

57mm x 83mm / 21/4'' x 31/4''

GT2004

Mahogany finish keepsake box with photo frame lid

121mm / 43 /4''

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121mm / 43 /4''

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60mm / 23 /8''

51mm x 51mm / 2'' x 2''

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PH OTO F R A M ES

...Lee, Adam, Ari, Esther, Jackie and Lin in Jerusalem

GT98

PHOTO SIZE

GT98

Mahogany finish keepsake box with photo frame lid

213mm / 8 3/8'' x

170mm / 6 3/8'' x

73mm / 2 7/8''

121mm x 171mm / 43/4'' x 6 3/4''

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"IT IS BETTER TO BE A FLE

IBLE SAPLING THAN A MIGHTY OAK"

strong wind blew. The sapling was blowing every which way in the wind, backwards, forwards and sideways. The oak just stood there and after some time there was a mighty crack and the oak crashed to the ground. The storm went away and the sun shone on the field and there was the sapling, with its face happily smiling towards the sun and on the ground lay the destroyed mighty oak. Learn to be flexible my father counselled, do not be so rigid, be flexible among men and you will survive.

y father often referred to his take on Aesop’s fable “The Oak and The Reed” and over the course of my life, I have witnessed and experienced the wisdom contained in the moral of this story. My father recounted this tale thus:

There was a young sapling growing in the shade of a mighty oak. The oak didn’ t let the sapling have any sunlight and also deprived it of water. The sapling beseeched the oak, let me have some sunshine and drink some water, to which the oak replied in a deep gruff voice, I came to this field first, I am bigger than you and the answer is no. Then one day a mighty storm, lasting several hours, came to the field. The rain was pouring down, the sky was filled with thunder, lightning was flashing and a

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In the early days of Ari D. Norman, we were not accepted to exhibit in the prestigious Royal Lancaster Hotel jewellery exhibition, but we wanted to show our collection somehow. Bravely we rented two rooms in a dubious boarding house facing the Royal Lancaster Hotel.   We put together a 25 foot long x 3 foot wide sign proudly proclaiming “Mexican Silver” and hung it outside, right across the front of the boarding house. Despite complaints from the manager of the Royal Lancaster exhibition, we did not remove our banner. Not many people visited us, even though my father valiantly tried to convince visitors from across the road to come and see what we had to offer. One morning a very tall young man came in and started looking at our products and asking

questions. For some ten minutes, whilst he was towered over by the young man, my father simply and politely responded. Suddenly, my father looked up and said I know who you are and he named a director of a very successful company that specialised in marketing Mexican Silver who did have a stand at the Royal Lancaster. With a blushing face the tall man rapidly withdrew whilst muttering excuses. Subsequently this company aggressively tried to put me out of business by visting the workshops I worked with in Taxco and tried unsuccessfully to convince them to stop supplying me; three years later this company failed and we were allocated a booth in the Royal Lancaster - the tall oak failed and the sapling survived!


CLEANING MATERIALS


A F T ER CA RE

With the passage of time sterling silver articles which are worn or handled frequently develop a warm look with a friendly feel. This is called the patina which is produced by oxidation of the metal. The beauty of sterling silver is that it can be considered as a living material which matures with age as the tactile patina develops. The patina is created by the natural property of silver to tarnish and get darker as a coating of oxidation covers the meta surface when exposed to light and moisture. Tarnishing can be prevented by cleaning the article regularly with a silver polishing cloth made of soft material impregnated with chemicals. If a silver product has been left for a long time and deep tarnishing has occurred then this can be removed by using either silver dip liquid or silver polish wadding.

CLN102

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CLN101

100% cotton gloves (one size fits all)

CLN102

Tarnish remover

75 gms

Silver dip

26.5cl / 9 fl/oz

CLN105

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CLN101 CLN105


A F T ER CA RE

CLN104

CLN103

CLN103

Silver polishing cloth

Made of 100% pure cotton, treated with a cleaner and anti-tarnishing agent. To be used on lightly tarnished sterling silver

CLN104

Cleaning kit

Conatins two sachets of silver polishing tissue and a 100% pure cotton treated silver polishing cloth.

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AUBRE

BEARDSLEY (1872-1898)

Artwork for "The Black Cat" a short novel by Edgar Allen Poe

Beardsley’s The Platonic Lament from his programme for Salome

he more I researched the Belle Epoque era of Art Nouveau the more intriguing it became. I discovered that many of the key designers of the era, collaborated with one another and very often Sarah Bernhardt’s name cropped up linking them all together. Beardsley was one of the most controversial authors and illustrators that England had to offer at that time. His drawings in black, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts known as Ukiyo-e, depicted the erotic, decadent and grotesque, which became the main attributes of his later work. A leading figure in the Aesthestic Movement, which included such luminaries as Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler. Beardsley collaborated with and provided drawings for Oscar Wilde’s play Salome, which premiered in Paris in 1896, starring the famed Sarah Bernhardt. Beardsley was a significant contributor to the devleopment of the Art Nouveau style and the Poster Movement prior to his early demise at the age of 26 from tuberculosis.

The Savoy, No 1, London, 1896. Front cover design by Aubrey Beardsley

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Beardsley’s cover from the programme for Salome

Beardsley's Isolde

Beardsley’s The Peacock Skirt from his programme for Salome


POINT OF SALE MATERIALS ENGRAVING AND PERSONALISATION


FINISHING TOUCH

To support the sales of the Ari D. Norman brand, in addition to the standard provision of gift boxes and certiďŹ cate cards, we also offer gift wrapping materials, display aids, and other point of sale items to approved stockists.

For full details of the terms of conditions and benefits of becoming an authorized stockist please call +44 (0) 208 900 0700 or e-mail sales@aridnorman.co.uk.

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Ari D. Norman offers a comprehensive engraving service including hand engraved monograms, machine engraved personal messages and laser engraved company logos. Block

Hand Engraving

Machine Engraving The introduction of a manual engraving machine called a pantograph allowed anyone to be quickly trained and be able to engrave without years of training required to become a skilled hand engraver. With the advent of the computer more sophisticated machines became available culminating in Computer Numeric Control (CNC) engraving which uses graphic software to transform designs into engraving indentations.

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Sloping Roman An exquisite miniature produced in sterling silver and mounted with a Swarovski crystal pig figurine for the Russian Post Office celebrating the year of the pig. Exemplifying Machine engraving.

Laser Engraving Computer technology updates the ancient art of engraving. Signatures, logos and serial numbers can be laser engraved by transferring scanned images and employing computer graphics. There are no limitations to the style of lettering available and the most intricate of designs or logos can be replicated.

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Engraving by hand is an ancient art and until the twentieth century was the only form of personalising or producing a design on a metal surface. Hand engraving is time consuming and can only be carried out by skilled craftsmen.

A classic sterling silver bookmark incorporating a black tassel and a sterling silver gold plated rendering of the Harry Winston logo. Demonstrating detailed logo/ emblem rendering and skilled hand engraving.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Reuters International News Agency we produced a folding pocket magnifying glass in silver plate. Employing laser engraving as the finishing touch.

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Script (Kuenstler) ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Old English ABCDEFGHIJKLM N O P Q R S T U V WX Y Z ab cdefg h ij k lmn op qr st u vwxy z 0123456789

*Engraving charges, terms & conditions available, upon request

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EITGEIST n my A to Z of sometimes factual and sometimes anecdotal influences on the

any Italian exhibition this shift in Italian manufacturing trend is ever present and even

design philosophy of Ari D. Norman I have tried to incorporate as many relevant

stronger – the Italian silver market was changed forever!

defining aspects of my life as possible. This alphabet is intended to capture the spirit of the life and times of Ari Daniel Norman and reflect ideas and beliefs which are the essence of Ari D. Norman; it is therefore what my grandmother would have called in Yiddish "Neshomo Hazman" which can best be translated as Zeitgeist! Whilst I do not aspire to the greatness of Marco Polo - his was a name that my father prophetically bestowed upon me as an endearment. Marco Polo blazed a trail for others and opened up all manner of trade and travel through his adventures to “far off lands” so too with my vast travelling and over 800 international exhibitions did I change the landscape of silver gifts and jewellery with my love and emulation of the bygone eras of Victoriana, Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the 1980’s I launched a collection of pillboxes, bookmarks, sewing items and other

That same year I travelled to Thailand for a family holiday before the Hong Kong exhibition. Being ever inquisitive, I visited the Bangkok jewellery fair for the second time and I truly felt sick to my heart as I walked the aisles, the exhibition was full of Thai manufacturers who were now making the same pieces which the Italian manufacturers had copied from us and a few other designs in the same style, in particular pillboxes. Thailand had never made pillboxes until I created a market for them! Similarly the following year, when I participated at an exhibition in Portugal I had great success with Victorian perfume bottles and thimbles since Portugal had never seen anything like this before; the following year half of the manufacturers in Portugal began making Perfume bottles and thimbles including other items in the Victorian and Art Nouveau style. This was just the small personal accessories and gifts part of our collection. When I think back to how Wedgwood came to me in 1991 and asked me to design

small personal accessories all of which were inspired by the aforementioned eras

a collection of jewellery with the Ari D. Norman look ; I am reminded of a fifteen

and the reception was overwhelming. We first launched in several trade exhibitions in

year trading partnership which ensued, selling tens of thousands of pieces and

Italy and we were literally writing orders all day with 8 pairs of hands and queues of

launching several collections through their vast international exposure and outlets

people lining the aisles. Of course this aroused much interest from our Italian silver

- I am humbled to know that I breathed life into the Art Nouveau and Victorian style

manufacturing neighbours and competitors who at the time were only making very

which is present to this day.

large and heavy pieces of silver for the home in a modern and neo-classical styles with the exception of a few light in weight very low quality small "bonbonierie" type products. We then took the collection to over 20 different countries including Hong Kong, each time receiving many orders and new clients. We continued in this manner, trading very successfully for three or four years all the time developing and adding to the collection. It was at a Vicenza exhibition as I was walking the exhibition aisles that

I would be a liar if I said that this copying did not somewhat upset and disillusion me, but as I matured I realised that in its own way “imitation” is truly “the sincerest form of flattery” – the main thing is to be one step ahead of the game and be the copied not the copier! Marco Polo was indeed an iconic trader of his day, but first he was a traveller and adventurer, who wanted to share his experiences, fascinate and endear people by talking of the places and things that he experienced to those

I came across not one, but at least half dozen different Italian stands who had

who never experienced them – this is what keeps me going too. However, I am not

copied a multitude of our designs and where their very large and often garish silver

ashamed to admit that as I travel the airports and lands of the world and see the

pieces used to be, they had been replaced by small accessories and the modern style

multitude of items which I inspired, that I take heart in the fact that people all over

photo frames were replaced with Victorian style photo frames. Now when one walks

the world are enjoying the beauty of the world as seen through my eyes.

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I would like to gratefully acknowledge the publications listed, which have not

only been valuable research sources, but also inspirational to our design philosophy. » Alun-Jones, Deborah and John Ayton, Charming. The Magic of Charm Jewelry, London 2005. » Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1988. » Arwas, Victor, Art Deco, New York, 1980 » Banister, Judith, English Silver, London 1965. » Becker, Vivienne, Antique and Twentieth-Century Jewellery. A Guide for Collectors (2nd edition), Colchester, Essex, 1987. » Art Nouveau Jewelry, New York, 1985. » The Jewellery of Rene Lalique (a Goldsmiths’ Company Exhibition, London, May 28–July 24 1987. » Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994.

» Bizot, Chantal and Evelyne Possémé, Marie-Noël de Gary, Olivier Brandily, Un Diamant dans la Ville. Jean Schlumberger 1907-1987 Bijoux-Objets (exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, October 19, 1995–February 25, 1996). » Bradburys Book of Hallmarks, Sheffield 1927, 2009 edition » Brunhammer, Yvonne, ed., The Jewels of Lalique (catalogue of an exhibition at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, February 3 – April 12, 1998; International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., May 15–August 16, 1998; and Dallas Museum of Art, September 13, 1998–January 10, 1999). » Brunhammer, Yvonne, et al., Rene Lalique. Jewelry, Glass (catalogue of an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, October 22, 1991–March 8, 1992). » Designs by Erté. Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from ‘Harper’s Bazar’, New York 1976 » Duncan, Alistair, ed., The Encyclopedia of Art Deco. An Illustrated Guide to a Decorative Style from 1920 to 1939, New York 1988. » Erté at Ninety Five. The Complete New Graphics, New York 1987. » Erté’s Fashion Designs: 218 Illustrations from Harper’s Bazar, New York 1981. » Ferreira, Maria Teresa Gomes, Lalique Jóias, Lisbon 1997. » Gabardi, Melissa, Art Deco Jewellery 1920–1949, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1989. » Garside, Anne, ed., Jewelry Ancient to Modern, New York 1979.


» Hinks, Peter, Nineteenth-Century Jewellery, London 1975. » Hornung, Clarence P., A Source Book of Antiques and Jewelry Designs, New York 1968 » Twentieth-Century British Jewellery 1900-1980, London 1983. » Koch, Michael, Evelyne Possémé, Judy Rudoe, Geoffrey Munn, Marie-Noël de Gary, Barbara Furrer, Catherine Arminjon and Alexander Herzog von Württemberg, The Belle Epoque of French Jewellery 1850-1910, London 1991. » Mucha, Sarah, with contributions by Ronald F. Lipp, Victor Arwas, Anna Dvo�ák, Jan Ml�och and Petr Wittlich, Alphonse Mucha, Czech Republic, 2000. » Munn, Geoffrey, Castellani and Giuliano. Revivalist Jewellers of the 19th Century, New York 1984. » The Triumph of Love. Jewelry 1530-1930, London and New York 1993. » Phillips, Clare, Jewels and Jewellery, London 2000. » Polo, Marco The Travels of Marco Polo, New York, 2006 » Proddow, Penny and Marion Fasel, Diamonds. A Century of Spectacular Jewels, New York 1996. » Purcell, Katherine, Falize: A Dynasty of Jewelers, London and New York 1999. » Henri Vever’s French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, London and New York 2001 » Raulet, Sylvie, Art Deco Jewelry, New York 1985. » Rudoe, Judy, Cartier 1900-1939, New York 1997. » Sataloff, Joseph, Art Nouveau Jewelry, Bryn Mawr, 1984 » Satoh, Yoshiko, The Silver Road, Japan 2006 » Snowman, A. Kenneth, ed., The Master Jewelers, New York 1990. » Tait, Hugh, ed., Jewelry 7000 Years. An International History and Illustrated Survey from the Collections of the British Museum, New York 1986. » Tennenbaum, Suzanne and Janet Zapata, The Jeweled Menagerie. The World of Animals in Gems, London 2001 » Traina, John, Extraordinary Jewels, New York 1994. » Warren, Geoffrey, All Colour Book of Art Nouveau, London 1974. » Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden, Greek Gold Jewelry of the Classical World, New York 1994. » Zapata, Janet, The Art of Zadora, America’s Fabergé, New York 1999. » The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany, London and New York 1993.

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P209

GT 2266

P181

GT 2275

P209

GT 2284

P85

GTS 113

P30

GT 2248

GT 2256

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P92

KPT 404

P90

LO 410

P80

MIR 411

P205

NK 505

P147

NK 515

P149

NK 535

P150

NK 552

P145

NK 577

P163

K 402

P90

KPT 410

P91

LO 413

P80

NK 201

P138

NK 509

P148

NK 520

P136

NK 536

P152

NK 565

P137

NK 580

P162

K 405

P90

KPT 411

P90

LO 420

P79

NK 207

P139

NK 510

P148

NK 524

P146

NK 539

P151

NK 569

P137

NK 581

P162

K 415

P92

KPT 418

P91

LO 629

P80

NK 224

P166

NK 511

P148

NK 525

P146

NK 540

P152

NK 570

P145

NK 582

P162

K 429

P93

KPT 433

P91

MIR 408

P204

NK 225

P167

NK 512

P143

NK 526

P146

NK 541

P153

NK 574

P162

PB 201

P53

K 2000

P92

KPT 455

P90

MIR 409

P204

NK 503

P147

NK 513

P143

NK 527

P153

NK 542

P149

NK 575

P163

PB 218

P55

KPT 403

P91

LO 402

P79

MIR 410

P205

NK 504

P147

NK 514

P143

NK 531

P156

NK 551

P145

NK 576

P163

PB 222

P55

INDE X

K 394

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PB 235

P55

PB 310

P56

PB 406

P49

PB 420

P49

PB 438

P51

PB 453

P51

PB 492

P54

PB 300

P57

PB 318

P56

PB 407

P49

PB 421

P49

PB 439

P36

PB 455

P51

PB 508

P52

PB 301

P57

PB 398

P50

PB 408

P49

PB 422

P48

PB 441

P50

PB 462

P48

PB 509

P51

PB 526

P54

PB 302

P56

P173

PB 410

P50

PB 432

P52

PB 442

P48

PB 464

P48

PB 511

P55

PB 527

P44

PB 542

P47

PB 305

P56

PB 403

P49

PB 414

P50

PB 434

P47

PB 449

P51

PB 466

P48

PB 516

P55

PB 528

P44

PB 544

P53

PB 308

P57

PB 404

P49

PB 415

P50

P208

PB 451

P51

PB 469

P54

PB 517

P45

PB 531

P44

PB 546

P54

PB 309

P56

PB 405

P49

PB 416

P50

P44

PB 452

P52

PB 491

P54

PB 520

P54

PB 532

P46

PB 549

P31

PB 398

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PB 434

PB 436

PB 521

PB 523

P45

PB 533

P50

P173

PB 535

P54

PB 536

P173

BOX=gift set BT=bracelet CLK=clock CLN=cleaning product CU=cufflinks DEC=decanter EA=earring FR=frame GT=general gift


P57

PB 586

P45

PB 605

P44

PB 618

P47

PT 208

P132

PT 280

P169

PT 422

P133

PT 465

P141

PT 693

P137

WTCH 7

P126

PB 556

P47

PB 590

P45

PB 606

P45

PB 619

P45

PT 221

P132

PT 282

P133

PT 423

P132

PT 466

P141

WTCH 1

P127

WTCH 10

P124

PB 565

P46

PB 591

P45

PB 607

P54

PB 620

P47

PT 262

P137

PT 404

P168

PT 433

P160

PT 476

P140

WTCH 2

P127

WTCH 11

P124

PB 566

P46

PB 593

P54

PB 609

P44

P46

PT 270

P137

PT 412

P203

PT 438

P203

PT 478

P142

WTCH 3

P122

WTCH 16

P123

PB 581

P47

PB 597

P47

PB 613

P57

PT 201

P140

PT 276

P140

PT 412

P141

PT 462

P142

PT 493

P164

WTCH 4

P122

WTCH 17

P123

PB 583

P55

PB 603

P46

PB 616

P44

PT 202

P140

PT 277

P140

PT 419

P142

PT 463

P141

PT 496

P149

WTCH 5

P125

PB 584

P53

PB 604

P46

PB 617

P46

PT 205

P132

PT 279

P169

PT 420

P142

PT 464

P141

PT 690

P149

WTCH 6

P126

INDE X

PB 550

PB 621

GTS=gift with crystal K&KPT=keychain LO=letter opener MIR=mirror NK=necklace PB=pillbox POS=point of sale materials PT=pendant WTCH=watch

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Looking back over the text of this catalogue I am amazed to see how the elements of the A.D.N alphabet and events in my adventurous and full life intertwine to create the rich tapestry that is the Ari D. Norman brand today. Now that much has been committed to paper, a pattern emerges and I feel that by sharing part of my life with the reader, I myself have better understood the development of the company and brand, moreover giving me true meaning to my life so far. My path in life has been winding and exciting; from wild rebel to school dropout; from being an idealistic Kibbutznik to a car mechanic; a University student protesting the Vietnam war to decorator and mini cab driver; a pyjama clad hippy in India to cool dude with his foot on the accelerator pedal racing my friends across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge; to reluctant businessman climbing the hills of Taxco to being received in Buckingham Palace and recognized by the British establishment. My family gathered round me and together we had the energy of the sun and went to bed only when the birds started to sing as dawn broke. We worked not out of love of money but rather in search of fulfilment and recognition. My adventurous spirit drove me to search out fresh challenges, cultures and excitement and in the business world this is called “developing an export market”! Some 30 years later 80% of our clients are based overseas covering the four continents of the world; behind each and every client there is a journey and behind each journey there is always a great story to be told!

Engraved acrylic desk pen holder presented to me by my father to mark the occasion of winning the Queen's Award for Export, 1989

I am reminded of a speech I recently gave.......

“For a small company to export, it is very daunting, with a minefield of additional challenges including foreign languages, diverse cultural business and social expectations, payment risks, custom regulations and shipping methods. For the small business, exporting for the first time, is like entering a totally alien world. I well recall , our now legendary firs attempt at export, which was to far flung Southern Ireland ~ how do we get the parcel to our client? Accompanied by my later father, we took the parcel to the Main Post Office in Central London. There, we were faced with a barrage of questions and different options of how to ship the parcel. We were asked, do you want to use the tie on system, or do you want to use the green label system? We studied the Post Office manuals which were handed to us. It seemed that each clerk advised us differently. F inally, after 2 ½ hours my father and I emerged from the Post Office, totally mystified and still clutching the parcel!!” Extract from 2008 speech by Ari D. Norman to ALL PARTY PARLIMENTARY EXORT GROUP


The only drawback to all this adventurous energy was that we neglected the potential Ari D. Norman audience right here in England! However, in life they say “it’s never too late” and we shall now be turning much more attention to home whilst still having a few international adventures here and there. The defining spirit of the Reich/Nussbaum (Norman) dynasty has always been to strive to be ethically successful and charitable. The essence of family solidarity is exemplified by the contract drawn up by our forefathers in 1932 in which all family members pledged to help anyone in the family, no matter how far removed, as and when needed.

Leibisch Reich

My grandfather, father and myself have over the course of the last hundred years laid the foundations for what can be best described as a true brand complete with a proud family coat of arms which symbolises and represents "far more than just a logo". What of the future? Time will tell; the fourth generation comprising of my two wonderful sons Lee and Adam form an unbeatable team and will without doubt take Ari D. Norman in many new and exciting directions. At this time, as their father, I tempt to crystallise words of wisdom based on my experience for my sons. In my own Kiplingesque way, I council them first and foremost to remember, that business should be dignified and yet fun at the same time. Often you may feel that you want an easy life but grit your teeth and be determined and remember if it was easy everyone would do it.Be happy, healthy and enjoy business and life, always remain humble and if you can help and respect other people as well as make a little money to share with others less fortunate along the way, then yours are good lives my sons!

My trusty Daniel and the lion walking stick

Association of the LEIBISCH REICH FAMILY OF Rozwadów Rozwadów, May 1932 Account PKO [Polish Guardian Bank] Cracow Dear Family Member(s) The passing away on 2/5 1932 of our father and grandfather Reb (Mr) Leibisch Reich, may his name be for a blessing, has torn from us a part of our entire (and ‘may no evil eye cast upon it’) numerous family which is, unfortunately, dispersed and spread to all parts of the world, and there looms a threat that in a short time none of us will know which of us is his relative and where such a person is, above all in today’s difficult circumstances, when each of us must, above all, consider the severe crisis which we are experiencing and the great effort which is required to sustain our own families. It was always the wish of our father and grandfather, may his name be for a blessing, that the fruit of his loins shall remain together, supporting one another, whether in joy or, God forbid, in sorrow. And, in following the will of our father and grandfather, may his name be for a blessing, and in realising it, with mature consideration, his children have resolved TO ESTABLISH AN ASSOCIATION WITH ITS SEAT IN ROZWADÓW, which was the birthplace of our parents, and with the name of “THE FAMILY OF LEIBISCH REICH”, to whom should belong as members only those persons who are descended from the family of Leibisch and Dvoreh Reich as well as their respective husbands or wives. The Association shall have the aim: 1. Of providing reliable information about all our relatives throughout the world. 2. That every single [family] member be obliged to inform the Association’s Committee of details of events within his close family (joyful or, God forbid, sad), so that the Committee will from time to time be able to inform the members of all events and details of the family. 3. That in case of need, the Association shall help poor relatives from its own funds – should they discover this to be the case – with the appropriate monetary resources, and thereby obviating the shame that would follow, should our needy relatives, God forbid, turn to outsiders for help. The funds of the Association shall consist of: 1) a one-off payment, dependent on the level of wealth, but no less than 2 zlotys from each member. 2) Monthly contributions, also according to the level of wealth, but no less than 50 groszny [groschen] from each member. 3) Voluntary donations, to which any member might wish to commit himself, written bequests and any other donation given freely. By virtue of the honour that we have to consider you as (a) relative(s), we invite you to join this established association and we are completely certain that you will recognise the significance, usefulness and purpose of the association, and that you will not exclude yourselves from the activity which we have undertaken and that you will declare your entry into it. Berl Reich – Sabina Schabse Reich – Marjem Alter Adwokat - Etel Reblum Leser – Rickel

Holländer Juer – Scheindel Maizner Salomon – Amalja Jósef Reich - Toni Halberstam Ch. Jósef – Erna

Pinkas Reich – Klara Nathan Reich - Bronia

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