Exquisitely made and having acquired a fantastic patina over the years the vintage Deco Chinese brass necklace offered here boasts a multitude of floral charms in graduated sizes.
Framed by perfect brass circles the charms are covered in sky blue, cobalt and iron red enamels - even the clasp is embellished with a floral and geometric motif!
Beautiful, old Chinese craftsmanship that is very difficult to emulate today...
Measuring 18 1/4" long by 3/4" wide (width of the circular links)...
Beautiful star shaped red garnet broach. This pin is from circa 1910 and is in fine condition. There are no missing stones and the garnets show very little wear. It measures just under 2" across.
An unusual pair of vintage Copper cuff links depicting what look like African tribal heads. Measure about 2" long and 7/8" across. Unmarked. In nice condition, toggles work fine.
A vintage modernist necklace of eight hammered brass shields with copper overlay. Signed Lillo who was an Israeli modernist jewelry designer 1960-70s. Measures 20" long and 2" wide. Hook closure. Some tarnish and surface scratches. Great, bold design.
This lovely mesh handbag features painted flowers in pinks and greens on a whitish background. The yellow metal frame exhibits embossed scrolling and two decorative rings to which the chain is attached. The chain is composed of alternating oblong and figure-eight links. The silk lining is intact, but is wrinkled and shows two stained areas. There are no gaps in the meshwork, and all links appear to be intact. There is no wear to the decorative painting...
Unique 19th century sautoir, comprising a chain of alternating links of white and dyed red horsehair. Light and strong, this is very wearable. Accompanying note reads: “This necklace is very old made out of horse hair”. Excellent condition. Measures 45 1/2”.
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”.
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
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.