An Arts and Crafts hand hammered, acid etched brooch in brass signed Forest Craft Guild. Measures 2 1/4" across and 2 5/8" tall. Has a 'C' clasp that holds well. Has a nice patina. Wonderful organic design.
A vintage modernist copper fish buckle with a large green agate cabochon eye. We paired it with a copper neck ring so it could be worn as a necklace. All of the pieces are included so could be used as a buckle if desired. Marked Mexico on the back. Fish measures 4" long and 2 1/4" across. Has raised copper curvy lines for texture. Well made great, fun design.
Measurements: LENGTH: 2 1/4" - WIDTH: 1/8" tapering in to 1/16" - WEIGHT including stones: 1.5 grams each
A dramatic design: long, gracefully curling "ribbons" with just the right amount of sparkle. Lightweight enough to be worn comfortably all day and evening.
Silver vermeil ribbons centered by white sapphires. (Posts tested as 14kt gold.)
A classic example of bold 1960's design.
Xavier Gonzalez (1898-1993)
Spanish American Painter and sculptor
Whitney Museum of American Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gonzalez crafted this necklace for his wife and fellow artist, Ethel Edwards
This necklace was part of a collection of Gonzalez's jewelry that was donated by the artist and his wife to the Art Student's League, NY, where he taught sculpture for many years
This interesting openwork bronze pin is formed as a stylized horse and is based on ancient Nordic design. It has a lacquered finish to preserve the surface color of the bronze. The back has a secure curled C-clasped and the mark of Finnish maker Koravala Koru. The name of Suomussalmi, a region in Finland, is inscribed on the back as well. The pin measures 2 inches long by about 1 ¾ inches high at the ear.
This roughly-made pewter pendant has a hammered-look surface and the look of an ancient Nordic medallion. It has its original chain, which is secured with a spring-ring clasp. The pendant bears the mark of Norwegian workshop Troll-Tinn, of Åndalsnes, and has its original chain. The pendant measures 5 ½ inches long, including the bale, and 2 3/8 inches wide; clasped, the entire necklace measures just under 14 ¾ inches long.
A Wonderful Antique Large Australian Opal Ring, Victorian Vintage. This beautiful estate ring holds a large genuine Australian opal gemstone at center measuring about 10 x 14mm oval. The stone is set in a Victorian style gold gilt setting with lovely detailing. Overall the ring measures about 11/16 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 8. This ring was acquired through an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.
A heavy, dramatic necklace composed of three rows of interlocking links soldered together. The outer rows are copper, and the middle row is brass; both metals have retained their luster. The brass clasp is very secure and is marked on the back Mexico with a partial Tlaquepaque’s, and the maker’s initials FCS underneath. The necklace measures 7/8 inch wide and about 18 inches long; it is slightly curved. Weight: 81.5 grams
Measurements: LENGTH: 3 3/8" x 1/2" at the greatest WIDTH - tapering top and bottom
Beautiful, three dimensional construction. Careful craftsmanship and finishing. No damages or repairs.
Sparkling bright kelly green stones, mixed with multi colored faux agates.
Large enough to wear alone or to group with other Miracle pins for a true fashion statement.
“Miracle” is the trade name of A. Hill & Company LTD...
This is a French Art Deco brooch by Francois Thenot. It features a Faun with a antelope. Excellent antique condition, heavily silver plated, working trombone clasp.
Size: 2 inches
Weight: 33.7 g
Signed Fr. Thenot
So-called "Berlin Iron" jewelry, which was also produced elsewhere, is now rare and highly prized. It's best known for its association wiwth the Prussian War of Liberation against Napoleon (1813-1815), during which iron jewels were crafted for those who donated valuables to the cause. People wore them with pride as tokens of patriotism. In a lamentable number of instances, they served also as mourning jewels...
A Wonderful Vintage Baroque Pearl Ring Mid Century Modernist Retro, circa 1950 - 60's. This beautiful estate ring holds two baroque pearls, one 8mm and the other 9mm. They are set in a Modernist setting with a gold gilt. Overall the ring measures about 3/4 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 7 1/4. This ring was acquired through an estate collection and is in lovely vintage condition.
A Gorgeous Antique Victorian Amethyst Paste Necklace, Vintage Art Deco Lavaliere with Mother of Pearl, circa 1900. This fantastic antique necklace holds faceted amethyst paste stones and a mother of pearl cabochon in the center of the drop. The setting has filigree detailed as is composed of gold gilt with an aged patina acquired after decades of existence. The necklace measures about 18 inches long and closes with original antique clasp...
Here is a set composed of cufflinks made from 2 large oval (¾” x ½”) peacock glass cabs set in circles of textured circles of gold-toned metal measuring just under 1” across, and a tie tac made from a smaller cab (3/8” x ¼”), also set in gold-toned metal. The set was probably made in the 1950s or ‘60s, although the peacock glass itself is probably from the early 20th C. Unmarked and in excellent condition...
A Gorgeous Antique Ruby Ring, Victorian Art Deco Filigree Set c.1920. This ring holds a faceted verneuil ruby at its center measuring about 13 x 18 mm oval. The setting is beautiful antique filigree openwork in white and yellow metals. Overall the ring measures about 7/8 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 5. This ring is estimated to date circa 1910-1920's Era.