These delicate miniature scissors are almost exact replicas of the Victorian sewing scissors popular at the time. They are formed as a bird with engraved feathers; the joint screw serves as the bird’s eye. The charm is made of a white metal with a light gilding. The scissors measure 1 ½ inches long by 5/8 inch wide at the looped handles. They are unmarked.
This impressive copper cuff features a pre-Columbian face surrounded by two levels of hand-applied copper wirework. The round plaques supporting the central design, as well as the cuff band, have crimped edges. The band exhibits a textured surface and has retained its original shape. The entire bracelet appears to have been hardly worn, though does show some minor oxidation or light coloration from the construction process. Overall, the cuff has the deep brownish color of old copper...
This aluminum cuff has repoussé work of raised pinecones on a branch, with what appear to be engraved pine needles and outlines. The outside looks like it has been lacquered to preserve the highly polished finish, although there is some oxidation to the surface. There are minor scratches that look like tool marks, and one vertical scratch just to one side of the pinecones (see Photo #3). It is marked Floricraft at the inside edge...
Wonderful 19th century vulcanite mourning cuff, featuring a large panel of a sheaf of wheat and a bouquet of flowers. Excellent condition; mild discoloration from light exposure, probably. Measures 2 1/ 2” wide and 1 7/8” deep.
Elegant late 19th century cut steel shoe buckles marked “L W Paris”. Bar back. Cut steel jewelry was meant to simulate diamonds; the “stones” were faceted polished steel. Each “stone” had a post in the back which was inserted into a metal base to form a multitude of designs. These buckles are very nicely made; with cut steel, the more facets the better, and these studs have twelve...
Very Very pretty pin Victorian painted pin on onyx, featuring two birds in a bird bath, surrounded by flowers. Lovely bright colors. Very good condition. Measures 2” by 1 5/8”. , surrounded by flowers. Lovely bright colors. Very good condition. Measures 2” by 1 5/8”.
Very cool antique penannular stick pin set with three pearls and a central pink paste stone. Measures 2 1/8”; pin head measures 7/8”.
Brass + Copper
Very Good Condition with Some Staining to the Strap
Art Smith Modernist copper and brass cuff bracelet
Entitled - Criss Cross
Interior circumference 6 1/2"
Back opening 1 1/8"
In untouched vintage condition retaining original patinas
Marked Art Smith
A beautiful modern design necklace by Finnish artist, Pentti Sarpaneva.
The pendant measures 3.51 inches in length and is made in bronze.
Swiss watch by Ilona featuring two faces. In working condition.
Leather and Metal
Excellent Original Condition
Very nice Deco period, circa 1920, intact matching brooch and earrings set. It's always to nice to find these pieces still together and this is an exceptionally deep colored set. The color is a deep red/orange and all the pieces are original and intact. The brooch measures 1 3/4 inches at the widest point and the earrings 1 1/4 inches at the widest point on the bottom and approximately 7/8 inches on the top where they touch the ear. These earrings are clips. The brooch has the original c-clasp...
Amazing antique shakudo parure, comprising a necklace, earrings and ring. Shakudo is the Japanese art of mixed metals, originally used to decorate weapons and armor. When Samurai warriors were banned in the third quarter of the 19th century, artisans turned to jewelry and other objets d’art. Shakudo motifs often depict birds and flowers and this set is a perfect design example. The ring features two birds amid blossoms under a moon half-covered with clouds...
19th century pique demi parure comprising a pendant on a woven hair chain and a pair of dainty articulated earrings. Hair chain features a floral slide. Good condition; one pique leaf missing from pendant and left vine from one earring. Pendant measures 1 1/2”; chain is 36”; earring are 1 1/4” from hook to tip.
Classic Victorian gilt cameo locket and ornate chain with floral links. The locket a cameo of a woman in classical dress and is surrounded by beaded and twisted decorative borders. It opens to reveal two glass compartments with curls of hair; the left is laid on blue fabric, the right on pink – certainly the locks of a son and a daughter! The chain is wonderful: with rose gold-colored flowers over stylized leaves and stems, alternating with circular discs. Great condition...