February is National Heart Month, and here at Nelson and Nelson we'd like to draw attention to the importance of cardiovascular health through beautiful representations of the human heart across the ages. Hearts represent some of the most important things in life--love and family--so make sure you take care of yours today!
This fabulous antique American heart-shaped sterling silver hinged-top vanity box is decorated with an applied design of floral and bow swags, cornucopia vases and a circular acanthus leaf monogram plate adorned with a finial crown. A finely braided acanthus border adorns the edges of the box, polishing its style to perfection. The interior of the box has been lined in black velvet making it a terrific jewelry container. Made by Howard & Co., New York, New York, in 1896. For more information, click here.
Executed in 14K gold, this very pretty Edwardian-style pin is in the shape of a heart tied with a bow. The heart has wonderful scroll decoration while the furling ribbon bow that wraps around it has a textured matte background with delicate pale blue and white enameled flowers. Tucked in the ribbon is a gold stickpin-style piece topped with a circular, cut diamond. This lovely pin is a charming example of American jewelry design from the period around 1900. For more information, click here.
This is a charming sterling silver nut dish by the renowned silversmiths at Gorham in a gorgeous Victorian design. Made circa 1900, this heart-shaped dish stands on three ball feet and has an intricately detailed bowl with chased and repousséd scrolls, pierced quatrefoil designs and a dynamic scroll and flower border. This bowl is in excellent condition and is one of four we have available. For more information, click here.