Normand Hudon: Caricaturist, painter, fantasist was born in Montreal 5 June 1929 and deceased in Montreal 8 Jan 1997. In the 1950’s, Hudon was showing his paintings and drawings in galleries and was becoming one of the most biting caricaturists. On 9 July 1965 he designed a cover for Time magazine and that year also prepared a huge composition for a pavilion at Expo 67. After a more difficult period, he began working seriously again in 1972 and in a few years had completed a body of work which treated, with tender irony, certain aspects of the Québec heritage: nuns on bicycles or priests on skates, mischievous children or picturesque villages, tip-tilted houses or shops, and court scenes that could rival those of Daumier.
This stunning Opal and Tourmaline gem set ring is truly one of a kind. Hand crafted in 14k yellow gold ( 585) and set with 6 oval cabochon shaped opals ( prong set) and 4 pink tourmalines that sit in the middle of a beautifully granulated hand designed 14k gold leaves. The top and largest opal measure approx. 6.9mm x 4.5mm and the remaining 5 are slightly smaller and flatter. The 4 tourmaline are approx. 1.9mm round. The opals are natural and show a beautiful play of colour amongst a stunning gold floral bouquet. The ideal gift for any October Birthstone Lady.
Beautiful white gold Emerald ring, Beverly Hills Gem Lab certified. With an estimated retail value of $14,700.00 US, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity! A large green emerald mounted on a diamond studded 14k white gold ring. This piece will not go unnoticed when worn.
Details (All appraisal info. provided by Beverly Hills Gem Lab):
Victorian 18k gold miniature mesh coin purse stamped 750.
I purchased this purse along with 4 others from the family of an antique dealer from France.
The 18k gold Chainmaille mesh is delicately looped on a simple and elegant 18k frame. The snap closure is bezel set with two Cabochon Sapphires is in perfect condition.
The mesh links are lined in a slant and flair on the bottom so it can hold more change.
A round bail is secured on the frame so you can wear this Coin Purse as a pendant.
Metal: 18kt Gold, acid tested, stamped 750
Weight: approx. 56.8 grams
Measurements: approx. 2 1/8” Wide by 2 1/2” Long ( See Picture).
Condition: Very good antique condition
Origins: European, most likely Italian
Only one purse is for sale in this listing.
Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to see any additional photos.
18k Gold Virgin Mary / Madonna French Art Nouveau Eagle Head Hallmark Religious
Beautifully crafted with a raised bust of the Virgin Mary / Madonna in a satin finish facing. The frame around the Madonna has a has a scalloped edge and a diamond cut pattern that captures the light.
The pendant was made in France in the early 1900s and has the eagles head hallmark on the bail.
METAL: 18k yellow gold, eagle head hallmark
WEIGHT: Approx. 1.75 grams (approx)
Measurements: width 3/4″ – height with bail 1 1/10″ (approx)
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition with light surface scratches that we did our best to show in photos
If you have any questions or if you would like to see any additional photos, please don’t hesitate to ask
This $10 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a dimeter of 34 millimetres and a metal weight of 15.87 grams. The reverse design by Canadian artist Trevor Tennant features the full-colour image of a pair of harlequin ducks standing on the rocks in a fast-moving stream. The observe features the effigy of her majesty queen elizabeth II by Susanne Blunt.
Box/papers: Royal Canadian Mint box and Certificate of authenticity shown in photos
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Bubo scandiacus is known for its gorgeous white plumage and blazing yellow eyes. A study in physical adaptation, it is one of the world’s only diurnal owls, having evolved to thrive in the near-constant daylight of its Arctic breeding grounds. North America’s heaviest owl (adults weigh nearly 2 kilograms), the snowy owl carries the extra weight of thick, insulating layers of down and white feathers (even on its feet) that give it warmth and camouflage in its Arctic home. Its ears and black bill are almost entirely hidden beneath feathers to help it maintain body heat in cold temperatures.
Like all owls, the snowy owl’s eyes are fixed; it must swivel its head to shift its gaze. Its “binocular” vision allows the snowy owl to detect movement by even the smallest prey at great distances. Its eyes not only gather more light than human eyes, but have fields of vision that overlap to give it exceptional depth perception. The feathers around the sides of its head also help it to hunt by directing sound toward its ear drums.
The half-metre-tall snowy owl has few natural predators, except when it is young. It catches its prey in its claws by swooping down from the sky or from a perch. The snowy owl swallows its prey whole and later regurgitates indigestible fur and bones in pellet form. Its main food is the Arctic lemming, but it also feeds on mice, rats, hares, foxes, fish and small birds—which it can catch on the wing.
An affordable small gold coin, makes an ideal gift for someone who loves owls! Order yours today!
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18K white gold lady’s diamond studded large fancy custom made floral and ribbon design brooch. Two & four prong setting.
5 round brilliant cut diamonds measuring 3mm = approximate total carat weight: 0.50ct, clarity: VS, Color: G/H, cut: medium
22 marquise cut diamonds: approximately 3.50cts total weight, measuring 6.8mm x 3mm x 1.9mm to 4.5mm x 2mm x 1.5mm
Clarity: VS1 & SI1, color: F/G (set), cut: good
29 baguette cut diamonds approximately 1.40cts total weight, measuring 3.8mm x 2.1mm to 2mm x 1mm, (3 chipped) clarity: VS & SI1, color: F/G (set), cut: good
35 round single cut diamonds measuring 1.2mm to 1.8mm = total carat weight 0.60ct approximately, clarity: VS to SI, cut: medium to good
Total Brooch weight: 15.8 grams
Please refer to photos and description above as a reference to condition of the item. If there are any additional photos you may want to see, please do not hesitate to ask and we will add requested photos. Appraisal shown in photos done by the most strict grader in the city of Montreal.
The necklace weighs 6.7 grams and measures approx. 17″ long. It was made in the late 1800 hundreds in 10k yellow gold and seed pearls. The necklace is adorned with a flower in the centre with leaves and sprouting floral buds. Set in the middle of each new bud is a tiny white colored seed pearl. This necklace is exquisitely designed to celebrate the femininity of the Victorian Era.
METAL: 10k yellow gold stamped and tested
SEED PEARLS: total of 63
HALLMARKS: A hallmark is present but I am not familiar with it. (Please refer to photos)
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition, no pearls are missing, and it’s with its original chain.
MEASUREMENTS : Approx. 17″ long, chain is approx. 14″ and pendant is approx. 3″. ( please look at my pictures)