Ca 1950 Signed sterling inlaid abalone earrings that are marked ADG(C?) Taxco Sterling along with a 3 within a bell. Screwbacks. 1" x 1-1/4"
This charming vintage pin was made by the legendary Taxco jewelers, Los Castillo. The pin is 3 1/2" long x 2 3/4" wide and is made from heavy handwrought copper with a sterling silver plate. The center has a bright turquoise and black ceramic cabochon measuring 20MM x 28MM. It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "M5 Ceramica Plateado Hecho en Mexico Los Castillo Taxco" on the reverse.
This lovely vintage Navajo pin measures 3 1/2" long x 1 3/4" wide and is handcrafted from sterling silver. The four wings have intricate stampwork details and the antennae are of sterling wire with ball ends. It is in excellent condition with it's original patina.
This dramatic bracelet was made by Navajo artist, Ervin Lewis. It is 2 1/2" wide and has a 5 1/2" end to end measurement with a 1 1/4" gap opening. It is hand forged from sterling silver and has an unusual turquoise stone on an oxidized panel framed in leaves and scrolls. It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "E.L." on the interior. It is 70 grams total weight.
This beautiful needlepoint bracelet was made by Lawrence Lonasee of the Zuni tribe. It is handcrafted from sterling silver and has 20 turquoise stones set in cerated bezels. Both plain and twisted wire flank each side with additional silver ball details. It is just under 1/2" wide and has an interior measurement of 5 1/4" with a 1" gap opening. It is in excellent condition and is signed "E.L. Lonasee" on the interior cuff. It can be bent to fit most average wrists.
This lovely Pacific Coast Indian pin was designed by Elsie Nelson. It is hand forged from sterling silver and has intricate chased details depicting a Haida Raven. It is 2 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide and is signed "By Elsie Nelson Haida Raven 1971" on the reverse.
This is a beautiful sterling brooch by Danish silversmith, Hans Hansen (1884 - 1940). This design by Hansen is most commonly found in all sterling - I have never seen one set with bloodstone before. It is signed with the Hans Hansen mark along with 925S, DENMARK. The pin measures about 1 5/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch and is in excellent condition. Hansen pieces are similar in style to Georg Jensen and, in fact, the companies later merged. Jewelry production began in 1906 and was popular in the 1930's.
This is a gorgeous German sterling silver and rose quartz drop brooch, c. early 20th Century. The pin consists of four collet set pillow cut rose quartz cabochons and four drops with rose quartz beads and oval drops. The pin measures 1 7/8" x 3 1/4" and is in excellent condition. The c-clasp has a safety catch which was used from about 1895 - 1920 and the pinstem is marked "Sterling Germany".
This is a really wonderful figural silver and pearl pin, c. 1960s. The pin is in the form of a peacock with tail feathers fanned out and each set with a single cultured pearl. It has lovely detail with etching on the body and feathers and is in excellent condition. The pin measures 3" x 1 5/8", is simply marked "Silver" and is probably Japanese.
Ed Wiener - rare and important sterling silver brooch
4 7/8" x 1"
Designed in 1947
An example of this brooch is pictured on page 145 in the book - Messengers of Modernism [see picture] also pictured in Jewelry By Ed Wiener Catalog that Ed Wiener and Fifty/50 Gallery put together for a show in 1988 - (Page 11).
Unmarked as is the brooch in the catalog
Fabulous Large 2 1/2 inch by 3 1/8 inch Danish Silver Skonvirke Brooch with large Chalcedony Cabachons. It has a hinged C type clasp and is hallmarked 830S S.L. Condition is Very Good.
This is a wonderful pair of sterling silver screwback earrings by Tone Vigeland, Norway, c. 1950s. They measure 1 7/8" x 5/16" and have great movement when worn. They are fully signed (see photo) and are in really excellent condition.
This is a gorgeous Victorian sterling silver bracelet with repousse twisted rope design, c. 1880. The bracelet has an inside diameter of 2 1/2", an inside circumference of 7 1/2" and a width of 3/8". It is marked "Sterling" and has a wonderful patina. Condition is excellent with a few tiny pinhead-sized dings.
This is a wonderful sterling silver modernist pin in the form of two birds in flight by Ella Cone, c. 1950s. Cone was a mid-20th Century New York silversmith who also worked and had a shop in Boston. The pin measures 3" x 1 1/4" and is signed "Ella L Cone" and "Sterling". Condition is excellent
This is a heavy sterling silver bangle bracelet, by Georg Jensen, Denmark, featuring twisted rope design. The bracelet has an inside circumference of 8", a diameter of 2 1/2" (measuring from the inside) and a width of 1/8. It is fully signed with the post-1945 Jensen mark, sterling, Denmark and design mark 17C. It is in excellent condition and has good weight (26 grams).
This charming vintage Mexican silver pin dates to the 1930's and is a great example of the early repousse work from Taxco. It is 3 1/4" long x 1 3/4" wide and is made from heavy weight sterling silver (21.8 grams). It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "Silver Mexico" on the reverse.
A Gorgeous Antique Coral Turquoise and Garnet Ring, Vintage Victorian Style with Italian Coral in Sterling Silver. The ring holds a beautiful combination of persian turquoise and Italian coral with two faceted garnets. The setting is sterling silver as tested. Overall the ring measures about 3/4 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 6 1/4 (could be resized by your jeweler or ask me about using mine before shipping). A wonderful estate piece.
Sleek, sculptural signed Uni D-A sterling and amethyst ring by Uni Andersen, daughter and atelier partner with her father David Anderson. Very good vintage condition, size 8 but some adjustment possible.