This is a 3" figural dancer brooch with very intricate enameling. It is hallmarked "sterling" and " made in Siam". Great attention to detail. It is circa 1930-1980.
Most of these designs represent mythological character from the Tale of Ramayama.The enameling and the gilding are in excellent condition.
Valentine! This two piece construction odd shape heart pin by Charles Skiera of Austin Texas shows an organic look with the bench made reticulated surface and the bezel set natural odd shape Boulder opal stone showing deep blue and green flashes. It is 1.5" both ways and has a good working safety catch...
This early bracelet by silver designer, Hector Aguilar, dates to the 1940's. It is unusual for the Mexican silversmiths to have incorporated turquoise in their work. The bracelet measures 3/4" wide and 6 1/2" in wearable length. Condition is very good; one of the stones has fissures that may have been natural to the stone rather than cracks.
A vintage handmade necklace of sterling silver and amethyst. Measures about 18" around. Spring closure. Has a sterling silver 'ribbon' with an amethyst cabochon. Signed B T (Probably Ben Thompson- Navajo silversmith), Sterling. Some tarnish on the ribbon. Nice delicate chain. Looks great on!
Early vintage handmade sterling silver bracelet designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar(1905-86). Measures 7 inches long X 1 inch wide. Comprised of 9 repousse wave panels with applied rope trim. Penny Morrills's book SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO pictures the bracelets' hallmarks - HA STERLING MADE IN MEXICO and states that those marks were used on Aguilar designs from 1940-45. Slide in pin closure attached with safety chain are perfectly secure...
The top is composed of one strand of flattened sterling silver wire; the band is applied separately. The ring is unmarked, and is probably a studio piece. The top measures 1 5/8 inches wide by 1 ¾ inches long; it is a size 5 ¾. Weight: 8.1 grams
Press-formed as three copihues, the Chilean national flower, the pin has a reinforcing frame on the back and curling stems; it is marked ‘Plata 900’ to indicate silver content, and tests definitively for silver. It has a Scandinavian arts and crafts look. The back also exhibits the stamp ‘Chile’ as well as an older-style rollover clasp, which is very secure. The pin measures about 1 ½ inches by 1 1/8 inch. Weight: 4.3 grams
A distinctive, eclectic design of various size rings and impressed floral elements. The chain tests strongly as sterling silver and is highly patinated, resembling gunmetal. It is unmarked and does not have a clasp. Doubled, the chain measures 16 ½ inches long. Weight: 58.9 grams
A delicate art deco bracelet of carved carnelian discs and rings; the carved discs may be late 19th century. The chain is not marked but tests as silver. All carnelian pieces are in excellent condition; the bracelet appears hardly worn. It measures 7 ½ inches long; the rings, a little over ¾ inch in diameter.
A detailed sterling silver bracelet signed RS Sterling 925, Guad Mex. Has what looks like a very early eagle mark, but unable to make out the number or to photograph. Measures 7 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide. Hook closure that holds nicely. Nice warm patina, some minor scratches and a few shallow dings, (in the last picture it is not a ding, but a reflection). Great look.
An unusual pair of Mexican sterling silver screw back earrings in a flower design. Petals move and can be adjusted to be evenly spread out or bunched together. Measure 1 1/4" across. Marked on the back of one with AE in a heart shaped M and Eagle 23 on the back of the other. Screw backs work fine. Very nice condition, some minor tarnish and surface scratches. Look very cool on.
Dramatic modernist sterling silver necklace featuring a pendant centered with alexandrite crystal and cultured pearl designed and signed c.1950's by modernist Taxco, Mexico artist Antonio Pineda. The chain measures 22 inches in wearable length and is incorporated into the intricate design of the pendant. The 3/4"L alexandrite crystal changes colors with the light from rich reds to deep blues and purples. The large pearl is a luminous cream...
Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver brooch
Unique bird form with etched surface decoration and patination
2 3/8" x 1"
Stamped - Cooke sterling - in block letters
Very good vintage condition
An attractively enamelled 2-1/4 x 1-1/2" sterling silver sweetheart pin from the World War I era. This brooch features a shield with a green, brown and yellow enamel maple leaf; the rest of the pin has a fine engine turned design with green and white enamel. It is stamped STERLING on the back and it has the original c-clasp. It weighs 21.3 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
This bracelet is a very early example of the work of Los Ballesteros. It is a lovely clamper-style bracelet with a charming motif of potted plants and flowers and sun symbols. It measures 3 inches at the longest part of the front, and the hinge measures 1 1/8 inches. It has an interior circumference of just over 7 inches. It is marked with Taxco Talleres de los Ballesteros, sterling, 925, Hecho en Mexico and the double BB. It is a pre-eagle example of this well-known taller...
A wonderfully made large Mexican silver and amethyst stylized floral brooch. Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. Marked Mexico Silver. Has an oval amethyst cabochon. Has an early rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Very nice condition, some minor scratches and tarnish. Nice weight and well made. Probably pre eagle.
Lovely Scenic Cameo Bracelet with central Scenic Cameo of Mt. Vesuvias and background and a sailboat in the bay. Also 4 women's profiles, each different. Carving quality is very good. The cameos are set in 800 Silver. Hallmarked 800 on clasp. The bracelet measures about 7" in length. The cameo of Mt. Vesuvius measures 1 1/2" wide and 1" tall. The cameos of the women measure 3/4" wide and 1" tall. Condition is Very Good. Nice transparency when h
A vintage Arts and Crafts sterling silver hammered money clip with stylized initials. Measures 2" long and 1 3/4" across. Marked Sterling and 69 (for the design number). Good condition, has some minor scratches and a little tarnish. Nice bold design and well made.