Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry
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12815 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87123  USA
Jane Haley Clarke, owner
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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite, and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, sterling, and accessories.
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All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information on our reference site " Jewel Chat " and gallery " Morning Glory Collects ". 
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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
 Cupid, Cherub & Fairy Jewelry

Cupid, cherub, cherubim, putto... all refer to a similar child with wings, a member of the order of angels. Illustrated in art, impishly pagan, symbolic of love and guardians of the sacred, they as common a motif in jewelry as they are in art. 
A PUTTO (plural PUTTI) is  a charming chubby nude child often depicted in art from the 15th century on, especially in Italy. Also called an amorino, a cherub or Cupid. "Eros" to the Greeks, or "Cupid" to the Romans, was the pagan god of love in all its many forms. Armed with his bows and arrows, he is always depicted with wings.  Though we now see Cupid as a symbol of Valentine's Day, in classical times he was seen as one of the most powerful of the gods... irresistible, mischievous, and often a trouble maker.
Where Cupid is, love will follow.


CUPIDS hand painted on ivory in soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal frame with hinged stand.   View   View   View   #a50473


      Edwardian 18k yellow gold open face pendant watch set with a bezel set old mine cut diamond (est. .05 ct, VS, G-1), heavily embossed with cherubs and flowers, suspended from a watch pin of enameled griffons and a crown. The pin is delicately enameled with a griffons and crown motif and is set with a ruby (2.0mm purplish-red), five 2.0mm pearls, one old mine cut diamond (est. .04 ct, VS, G-1), six old mine cut diamonds (est. weight from .01 ct to .02 ct, VS, G-1) and one central fresh water pearl (9.0mm by 7.0mm). The watch is 1" across; the watch pin is 1" by 1". The watch case is engraved on the inside from a father to his daughter on Christmas, from Father Dec. 25/1904". The case is marked "Swiss, A.W., K14, 127911" and a squirrel hallmark. There are no numbers or marks on the works.   View   View   View   View    #V24861

   CUPID hand painted on ivory in soft delicate colors set into a gold colored metal frame with hinged stand and bow motif on top.  View  View   View   View   View   #a50474



VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved brooch and earrings with painted porcelain ovals of cherubs and flowers, a rare set with wonderful detailing.    #VHM3

 VICTORIAN shell cameos set in jet bracelet. Four of the cameos are matching lovely ladies, and the center cameo is a pair of cherubs. A similar bracelet can be seen in Bell's Old Jewelry on page 55.   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View  #V28825  

  VICTORIAN cameo brooch of Nyx, winged Goddess of the Night in "Night with her Children". Hand carved pink shell is set in jet, circa 1860, 2-1/8" by 1-3/4". Beautifully hand carved to depict 'Night' after a relief done by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1815. She carries her twin children Hypnos, god of sleep, and Thanatos, god of death. Her wings spread over the earth to create the dark of night. The owl, bird of the night, is one of her attributes.  View   View   #V33163


VICTORIAN painted cherub portrait on porcelain with hair compartment on the back, 1-3/4" by 1-1/4". Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one.  View   View   #V29914
VICTORIAN jet cherub 1-7/8" by 1-1/2" locket with photo and hair on back suspended on a 20" faceted French jet glass beads chain. Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio, 1483-1520) was a great, late Renaissance Italian artist. Raphael's Cherub is part of his early 1500s Sistine Chapel murals in the Vatican. Many Victorian pieces were made with this as their inspiration, including this one. A similar piece can be seen on page 167 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".     View   View   #V29917  CHERUB hand painted painted cherub buckle, 2-1/2".  View   #i26388


 VICTORIAN double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch worn by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939). She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters and wife of the Royal Governor of Canada.     VICTORIAN hand carved ivory curly headed cherub face with wings brooch, 2-3/4". A similar brooch can be seen in a photo of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, Queen Victoria's 4th daughter. Also seen seen on page 22 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".     View   View    View  #V29475 PRINCESS Her Royal Highness, The Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne (Louise Caroline Alberta, b. 3-18-1848, d. 12-3-1939) wearing a double strand of jet beads and an ivory cherub brooch. She was the 4th of Queen Victoria's daughters and wife of the Royal Governor of Canada. View   View   View   View  #V29475


CAMEO of beautifully carved lovely lady with cherubs set in sterling 1-5/8" by 2" brooch with pendant loop so that it could be worn as a necklace, and fairies on 3/4" sterling screw-back earrings.   View   View   View   View   #Q29838  

 LAVA  cameo brooch depicting cherubs using early instruments of astronomy to view the stars, 2-1/3" by 1-3/4".  View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #Q25929

VICTORIAN antique ivory cherub pendant circa 1880, 2-3/4". The expression is beautiful, the detail amazing and the original delicate loop is still present. The patina is lovely and it has aged well over the past 120 years. This would have been worn on a velvet ribbon around the neck. According to Rowan in "Nineteenth Century Cameos", the French were the makers of most ivory cameos and cherubs.    View   #V33719   


VICTORIAN EPNS (Electro Plated Nickel Silver) cast belt with ornate cherubs, floral and scrolls design, 25" total length belt by 1-1/4 wide, 4-1/4" by 2-1/4" buckles.   View   View   View   #V29259~ BLACK velvet 7" by 5-1/2" purse with silver cherubs, flowers, dolphins 6" by 2" frame and 3" belt chatelaine with 3-1/2" chains, German, stamped 800 silver and dated 1880/90.  .   View   View   View   View   View   #P28879


ART NOUVEAU R&W sterling silver belt with buckle depicting the faces and wings of five cherubs with twined buds, branches and scrolls around the edge, a really lovely motif. It is hallmarked on the top front of the buckle with "R&W" for the maker and the hallmarks for Birmingham, England, sterling and the date letter for the year 1917. The belt is 30" wearable size and can be worn smaller by the width of each link, 1-1/3". The links are 1-1/3" wide, the buckle is 2-1/4" by 2-1/8".    View   View    #V37358



 VICTORIAN silver cherubs picking grapes brooch, 1-1/2" by 2".   View   #V28596   

 SILVER marked "F&B 800" winged cupid brooch circa 1910, 1-1/3". See similar piece in Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3 page 115.   View   #N28910

STERLING silver brooches and chatelaines.   View 
 ~Daniel Low & Co.,  1906 Catalogue
Jewelry & Sterling, A Catalogue of Wares in Solid Gold and Sterling Silver
Salem, Mass. Established 1867



 KERR sterling cupids belt buckle.  View   View  #i18633

Daniel Low & Co., 1901 Catalogue
Jewelry & Sterling, Gold and Silver Smiths
Salem, Mass.

CUPID and arrow brooch, NR112 Mex 925 Cc silvery cupid brooch with pendant loop on the back, 2-1/3".   View   View   #Y27720


DJER KISS  silver plated compact with fairies and flowers motif, 2" by 1-5/8" thick, with powder and rouge compartments and mirror, patent dated 1925.   View   View   View    #P28831 

    DJER KISS fairy Nouveau style silver compact ad from the 1929 Ladies Home Journal magazine.

  STERLING marked heraldic with figures brooch, 2".   View   #N28912


   ITALY silver cupids necklace, 23" with 2-3/4" front drop.  View   #X26197

   BUTTERFLY England sterling butterfly wing and fairy 1-1/3" oval pendant on silver plate 18" chain, circa 1920.  (Similar pieces seen in Christie Romero's "Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 129.)    View   View   #Q26196

  LEO GLASS cherub dangles brooch with blue cabochon, 5-1/2".   View   #X24301 





ITALY sterling necklace with cherub's head center and three pendant drops, one of which is another cherub's face. The chain has decorated links with flowers, fleur-di-lis and scrolls, and the pendant is marked "Italy sterling" on the back. The length of the necklace is 16-1/2" and center element 1-1/2" by 2-1/3". This is in excellent condition in every way.   View  View   View   View     #N39367



VICTORIAN celluloid long box with applied cupid, 4-5/8" by 1", slight 1/4" crack at back of lid .   View   View   #V31524  STERLING Henryk Winograd sterling cherubs brooch/pendant, 2-1/8". After being born in Russia, the maker studied in Poland and came to the US in 1973 He produced wonderful  repoussť jewelry in sterling silver.  View   View   View   #N28104   CHERUB sterling souvenir cupid spoon with gilt bowl etched "Los Angeles", circa 1900, 4-1/4".   View   View   View   View   View   #a29665 


    CARNEGIE enameled cast metal angel child brooch, 4". This is a large and heavy piece with lustrous enameling, and unlike any Carnegie I have seen before.   View   #C23043

    JOSEFF cherub 3" pendant on 16" chain, accented with topaz-colored rhinestones.  View   View   #X23074

    EISENBERG ORIGINAL gold tone fur clip with clear rhinestone wings, circa 1940, 2-7/8".   View   #E20932      


  KREISLER unsigned cupid double pronged fur clip with red heart-shaped cabochons and an aqua center stone, date 1945, patented in 1946 by Kreisler patent #143959.  View    View    #Y21153

  Jacques KREISLER 1945 ad showing their cupid and hearts brooch.

   CORO Duette crowned cupid heads pin, red, green and clear rhinestones, 2-1/2", marked "patn 1798867".   View   #C20937


   MB Boucher cupids gold  tone pave pin with red faceted  crystal hearts, 3" wide, and 1-1/2" earrings marked "patn 1649187" (back clip patented 1926) .  View  View   View   View   #M20921 &  #M20934  

BOUCHER cupid earrings.  View     #M20934

CIRO cherub or cupid blowing horn brooch in gold tone with clear rhinestone wings, marked on back "Ciro" with the numbers "7384", 1-3/4".  View   #M24208


JOSEFF gold tone and clear rhinestone cupid and heart 2-1/4" pendant on a 28" chain.  View   #X28299

   JOSEFF gold tone cupid and heart earrings with hearts and arrows, 2-1/4" .  View  #X28298

   JOSEFF gold tone cupid and heart brooch with heart and arrow, 2-1/2".  View   #X28297 



  CUPID gold tone buckle, heavy with glued-on clear marquis rhinestones, 4-1/2".  
View  #Y20930   

   BARCLAY gold and silver tone wings brooch, a big 4-3/4" wide, designed by McClelland Barclay circa 1941. Shown in Brunialti's "American Costume Jewelry" on page 230 and in Brunialti's "Tribute to America" on page 63.       View   #X27637    

  JEWELED wings fur clip, gold tone and rhinestones 2-7/8", unsigned but possibly DeRosa.   View   #Y21209  


   CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday Duette, December with aqua heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.   View   View   #C20926 

  CORO  unsigned cupid earrings, 1-1/8". 
View   #C20925

CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday Duette, January with red heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.  View   View    #C20927  


CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday Duette, July with pink heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.  View   View    #C20928  

  CORO Spring and Summer 1956 advertisement showing the cupid Duette at the lower right of the ad.   CORO cupids Duettes

   CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday Duette, May with green heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.  View   #C20929


   DeROSA 2" cupid of the sea brooch in gold tone and faux pearl.
View  #d20931

  CAMEO glass cherub cameo set in gold tone leaves and flowers with coral glass bead accents, 2-1/4", pendant loop.   View   #Y26123

CARNEGIE cupid on pave heart pin, 1-1/3". 
View  #C20922 


 FLORENZA  cupid with pink rhinestone heart, clear rhinestone accents, 1-3/4".  
View  #F20933   

    CORO wings pot metal and clear rhinestone wing clips, 2-1/8" each.   View   #Y27558  

   FRANCOISE cupid and heart pin/pendant 1-1/3" with 1-3/4" dangling chains. 
View   #X20936  


   CARNEGIE white enamel and gold tone 2-7/8" pin with aqua cabochons and clear rhinestones.
View  #C20923

   JOSEFF style but unsigned cherub bracelet, 2-1/3" across front. View View #X24974

   CASTLECLIFF sterling angel pin with green cabochons, 1-3/8".  
View   #X20924  


REBECCA Collins earlier unsigned silver cherub brooch, heavy and well made, 2-5/8".    View   #X63485

    TORTALINI 1-1/3" winged cupid pin.  View  #X20935 

REBECCA COLLINS silver cast angel brooch marked "1© 92", 2-1/2". This active angel holds a heart in his hands.    View   #X63709       


Cupid at Wikipedia
Cherubs at Wikipedia
Putto at Wikipedia
Daniel Low Catalogue, 1906
Raphael's Sistine Madonna
Madonna del Baldacchino , 1507
Cherub Posters & Prints



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