2011/06/19

Broadcasting our antique jewelry passion

Broadcasting our antique jewelry passion

The complete antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium



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2011/06/12

Do you know this man? (because we don't)

Do you know this man?
(because we don't)


Victorian gold stickpin representing a Bonapartic general from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium

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Another antique jewelry riddle we have here. We think that this man could be a French or English general from the Bonapartic era. But we have no clue which general it could be. We have been looking in the direction of Auguste de Marmont and Guy-Victor_Duperré but couldn't find any resemblance with our stickpin general. The cross our general is wearing here has four arms while the normal French order has five. Also the sash and epaulets could be of important indication.

Or does the haircut style indicates a British officer instead of a French one? Visitors of our site have already suggested this could be Lord Horatio Nelson or the Duke of Wellington. Something we don't support after comparing the the face of this pin with paintings of the two dignitaries.

Any help or information you might have that helps us in determining this person, is much appreciated.


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2011/06/05

Dutch 18th Century Amsterdam necklace, a so-called "bootjesketting"

Dutch 18th Century Amsterdam necklace
a so-called "bootjesketting"


Dutch 18th Century Amsterdam so-called bootjesketting gold necklace with garnets from the antique jewelry collection of Adin Antique Jewelry, Antwerp, Belgium


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We have no clue why a bootjesketting is called a bootjesketting. Bootjesketting is Dutch and translated to English it would be something like "chain of little boats".

One thing is sure and that is that the bootjesketting is part of the typical Dutch jewelry heritage. Some descriptions in museums describe this as typical for the northern Dutch provinces Groningen and Friesland. We have strong doubts that this is the case because, besides this example made in Amsterdam in the Eighteenth Century, there is also a known similar example, also 18th Century but made in Rotterdam (to be found in the collection of Museum Rotterdam).

Today most of the Bootjeskettings found are made in 19th Century or even 20th Century. It is extremely rare to find one of the 18th Century.




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