A vintage copper and brass mixed metals necklace with a ceramic head. Signed on the back Mexico with a crown. Pendant is made from a brass backing with a copper head and ceramic face. Chain is made from alternating copper and brass links with a box clasp that snaps tightly. Pendant measures 1 3/4" long and 1 3/8 across. Chain measures 23" long. Nice condition. Very unusual design.
Copper and enameled copper jewelry were very popular in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Much of the popularity is attributed to Jerry Fels who started Renior copper jewelry, and later the Matisse line of copper. These cufflinks are abstract in design with a grey background to swirls of black, red, and white. The design is typical of the period. They measure 1-1/4” long X ¾” at the widest point...
Here is an extraordinary bracelet that is wide and shiny and commands attention. The outside has shapes like leaves cut out from the copper outside layer. Next is wire, and then the solid copper back. This bracelet is a fine piece of vintage jewelry. It is in very good vintage condition. It measures 6-1/2” circumference with a 1” opening and 2” wide.
Made of white metal, signed Napier, with quality detail in the decoration and construction. Three textured pods hang from a leaf that is well molded and highly oxidized. It has a secure rollover clasp. The pin measures almost 3 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide.
An usual design with a nod toward primitivism, this pendant bears the mark of Svenskt Tenn, a Stockholm firm still in business today. The sides feature horizontally applied incised lines and a pewter ball dangles from the center of the circular opening. A ring secures the two ends of the band. The maker’s mark is inside the band, as well as what appears to be a designer’s mark. The pendant measures 2 1/8 inches long by a little over 1 ¼ inches wide.
These are small hoop copper earrings with Thunderbird and other Native American symbols. They are small, but look larger on the mannequin. They measure 3/8” wide X 5/8” and have a dark patina.
This is an unusual brooch from about the 1960’s that has many layers of leaves stacked on top of each other. Because some are have texture and patina, they contrast with others that have smoother finishes. Each of the 9 leaves has notched edges that fall gracefully over each other. It is in good vintage condition. The pin back has been replaced, but it works perfectly. It measures about 2”X2”. This piece would be great on fall colors!
Seldom seen are interesting, attractive, and well-maintained jewelry treasures such as this one. This circa 1950’s Whiting & Davis clamper bracelet is copper with brushed silver strips and is a real find. The graphic and geometric character of the design is quite stunning and very “current”. It measures 1-1/4" wide X 8" circumference. The hinge is in perfect order and still has a strong spring. It is in very good vintage condition with no damage and no flaws are visible to the naked eye.
This is a little copper cuff that has a step-and-repeat pattern of diamond shapes and lines etched into it. It is curved in a convex shaped to give it more depth and volume when worn. Although it looks substantial, it is really very light and comfortable. My estimate is it is circa 1970’s. It is in good vintage condition with some very minimal wear shown. (You can tell the condition from the photos). It measures 7” outside circumference with a 1+” opening...
These vintage earrings are the work of Marjorie Baer, jewelry designer, who has made a name by designing unusual mixtures of metals in intriguing powerful designs. She reuses some objects to combine in ways that have an “industrial” feel. She started designing when she finished school at UC Berkley, went to New York, and sold her first pieces on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum. She is based in San Francisco and signs her work, “Baer SF”...
1950’s Copper Earrings with Movable Hearts
Shiny copper earrings from the ‘50’s had a scalloped edge and mounted in the center is a movable dangle that looks like a heart. These are quite old, but in very good condition. They even have the original lacquer finish on them that has held up well. From this era, they are, of course, screw backs. They are somewhat of an oval shape that is 1-1/4’X 1”. The dangles are about ¾” long.
Copper Giant Link Abstract Design Bracelet-1950's-'60's
This vintage bracelet is such a large scale that no one can miss it. It has three huge links with a raised abstract that looks like a “tornado” design on each one. It’s very shiny and a captivating design for someone who is not afraid to wear striking, fashionable pieces that are always noticed. It measures about 7-1/2” wearable length with each link measuring 2”X2”...
This little cowboy is such a great example of the copper art of the ‘50’s from its “tough guy” expression to the bowed legs. He is really almost a cartoon character with his expression and simple design of the figure. The details of his six guns, kerchief, six-gallon hat perched over his eyes, and details on his chaps make him a very charming figure. The pin is pressed and formed to slightly curve outward to give it a fuller dimension...
Decorated with embossed leaves that resemble lily pads, this classic 1950s aluminum belt is composed of a series of panels linked by faux-hammered rings. Oxidation brings out the details for a dramatic effect. The belt is secured by a hook clasp, and measures 29 inches long by 1 ¼ inches wide.
This bold aluminum belt is composed of panels embossed with grapes and leaves, each one connected by a double chain with a hammered look. A hook clasp secures the belt; it is 26 inches long and 2 inches at the widest portion of the panels.
An unusual large copper, brass and ceramic cuff bracelet from Casa Maya. Depicts a man reclining. His body is outlined in brass and filled in with various shades of green enamel. His head is made from some kind of pottery or ceramic and held in place with a brass headband. Measures about 6" around with an opening of 1 1/4" and 2 3/8" tall. In nice condition, a few tiny areas of missing enamel and the man has a chip on his nose...
A funky copper, brass and silver ashtray in the style of Casa Maya, Mexico. This ashtray has the three dimensional design of a face on both sides. Brass with hammered copper and brass wire overlay. Even has a silver tongue sticking out! Measures 5 1/4" across and 3 1/2" tall. Unmarked. Nice condition, remnants of a previous owner's polish and some tarnish. A very unique item!
Massive Danish modernist bronze bracelet
Exceptional statement piece
3 3/4" x 2 5/8"
Interior circumference - 6 3/4"
Rear opening - 1 1/8"
Excellent vintage condition