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
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...
Ornate 19th century vulcanite mourning cross, featuring a profusion of roses and other blossoms. Brass chatelaine hook riveted to reverse. Good condition; a few chips to edges of flora at bottom right. Measures 3 5/8” including hook.
Cut steel earrings in their original form and in excellent condition, are so difficult to find. These are designed with a top cut steel cluster, attached to a faceted steel bale, which connects to a very detailed, beautiful flower. The central flower is surrounded by a circle of cut steel, which not only frames it, but adds an illusion of movement. Each faceted piece of steel is connected to a metal backplate with a rivet. This is very time consuming work done entirely by hand...
This exotic die-struck copper pin by Francisco Rebajes represents the Tragedy mask. It is pictured in Burkholz and Kaplan’s 1992 book on copper jewelry with its companion Comedy mask pin (p. 59). The pin has a secure rollover clasp and pin stem that may have been re-soldered. It measures 1 ¾ inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide.
This unusual chain forms a long, Y-shaped necklace decorated with pierced balls. There is a swivel clasp at the end. The brass is coated in a dark patination, to produce a look similar to gunmetal. It is unmarked, but the openwork balls read European. The chain drops 29 inches, from the neck to the clasp.
Pectoral cross with crucifix in wood and plated brass on hide thong with horn beads. Measures 5 3/8" tall by 2 1/2" wide. Circa 1920's.
Most likely a souvenir piece, this Scandinavian bracelet features enameled panels with the same Nordic icons as its sterling counterparts. Each of eight rectangular panels features a different raised design: a moose, a skier, a fisherman, Northern Sea iceberg, cart and horse hauling firewood, country cabin, Viking ship and polar bear. All of the black and orange enamel is intact save for a tiny corner that exhibits a bit of roughness. The clasp is in good working order; the bracelet is unmarked...
Dramatic late 18th century fob seal by Josiah Wedgwood, after a Tassie design, of Achilles holding Nike, in Wedgwood's black basalt. Very good condition. Measures 1 1/8” tall; face measures 1 3/16” by 1”.
Nice matched pair of Victorian gold filled mesh slide bracelets, the clasps set with pearls, with foxtail tassel terminals. Very good condition; pearls on one side are replaced, others are a bit worn.
This impressive, light-weight (for its size) chain of aluminum links is molded to appear hand-hammered. Each link measures 3/8 inch wide and most are securely closed, though not soldered. There is no clasp; the chain drops about 31 inches and can be easily doubled. Weight: 102.9 grams
Chunky and heavy bronze cocktail ring with an offset pearl. Size 8. Measures approx: 1" across with the sides of the ring measuring 3/4". Weighs 23 grams. Unmarked. Excellent vintage condition.
Great 19th century cut steel floral motif bracelet, comprising nine linked panels. Each faceted steel piece is riveted onto the brass backing. Very good condition; some rust as pictured; several of the tiny links have been replaced. Measures 7 1/2”.
Carl Tasha brass crab pendant
2" x 2 1/4"
Excellent vintage condition
A Wonderful Modernist Brooch by Eivind Hillestad with Tigers Eye in Pewter. This beautifully designed piece was made by Modernist designer Eivind Hillestad. The center of the brooch holds a tigers eye gemstone and the piece is composed of pewter. The piece is signed in the back 803, Pewter, Norway, EH. Overall it measures about 2 x 2 inches.
Carl Tasha modernist brass buckle
2 1/2" x 2 3/8"
Very good vintage condition