Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques
Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques, established in 1972, specializes in Georgian and Victorian jewelry in mint condition, ranging from parures, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and chains to memorial jewelry, chatelaines, watches and other esoteric small jewelry collectibles. Many items are in their original fitted cases.
Arthur Guy Kaplan has been actively involved in the antique jewelry field for more than 35 years. In addition to participating in the most prestigious antiques shows in the United States and England, he lectures on antique jewelry throughout the United States and is the author of several identification and price guides to antique jewelry.
Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques is very pleased to be exhibiting for the first time at the west coast's premier antiques show and highlights the following pieces:
Shell cameo of an angel in high relief
“Our favorite piece is this angel cameo; it is remarkable in that it is carved out of one piece of conch shell. It is extreme in its high relief. In all our years of selling antique jewelry we have seen maybe two other cameos carved in such high relief. We are also very fond of the attitude the angel expresses.”
Banded onyx suite in original presentation box
“Another favorite piece is the onyx suite. This is just so representative of what everyone thinks of as Victorian jewelry. It is over-the-top size wise. The use of black onyx plays into the theme of Queen Victoria's perpetual mourning, which set the craze for memorial and black jewelry.”
Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques will be at booth #49.