A whimsical openwork pin formed as a running stylized reindeer or el The back bears the mark of Navajo silversmith Joe Delgarito, of Sedona, Arizona. It has a secure rollover clasp and measures 2 ¾ inches long by just under 3 inches high, measured at the antlers. Weight: 11.2 grams
This wonderful vintage pin was made by the French costume jeweler, Philippe Ferrandis. It is 3" long x 2 3/4" wide and is made from stamped brass with a rich Russian gilt finish. It has a pink rhinestone embellished butterfly on the front with 2 unusual shaped rhinestone stars. It is in very good condition and is hallmarked "Philippe Ferrandis Paris" on the reverse.
The artist and designer jeweler, Andrew Spingarn, has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years. His company is based in Providence, RI, the center of jewelry manufacturing in the US. What sets Andrew apart from his contemporaries is his attention to detail and old world techniques. Many of his pieces incorporate lamp work art glass pieces which are made in the traditional method used by French costume jewelers, Maison Gripoix...
This is a fairly large (2 1/2" x 1 1/2")Christmas tree pin. The metal is gold colored and the ornaments are aurora coated rhinestones. It is in excellent condition and not marked,
Ignacio ”Nacho” Gomez is the son of Don Filiberto Gomez who was one of the top silversmiths for Antonio Pineda. Don Filiberto taught his son the art of working with silver. Nacho also apprenticed in many workshops around Taxco learning his art. He taught, along with his father, at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas...Today, he is an awarding winning designer for not only his work in silver jewelry but in silver sculpture as well...
WOW,WOW,WOW!!!! I can see why Ezequiel Tapia has won the "Presidential Medal",the highest honor that can be given to a master silversmith,15 times!!!Ezequiel was commissioned by William Spratling for his carving of stone for Spratling's pieces.Beginning silversmithing in '61,he entered his 1st.national competition in'66 where Spratling was one of the judges who made sure Tapia got 1st.place...
I think this little guy is really cute. For those who may not know the name, Ron and Ester Schultz scour the country for old unused bakelite rods, and then hand cut, carve, polish, and laminate unusual and beautiful pins, bracelets, etc., so although the piece is not very old, the bakelite material is. The penguin has some yellow trim and his eye is black. He is 2 1/2" tall and about 1 1/4" wide. The pin is in good condition and is marked Schultzx, as shown.
This wonderful vintage pin was made for the couture house of Coco Chanel. It is 4 1/2" long x 2" wide and is cast from 24k gold plated metal with four burgundy gripoix glass cabochons. It has a double C logo front and the reverse has an attached cartouche with the season numbering for Autumn 1994. It is in excellent condition. The burgundy glass translates as black in the photographs.
This wonderful statement pin was made by Dallas designer jeweler, Rebecca Collins. The pin measures 4 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide and is hand crafted from sterling silver. The front has bezel set carved bone panels, quartz stone, and a vegetable ivory cabochon. The reverse side is hallmarked "Rebecca Collins Dallas, TX Sterling" There is a small fissure in the vegetable ivory cabochon which is is original to the piece. It is in excellent condition.
This unique pin was made by contemporary Nashville jeweler, Margaret Ellis. The pin is 5 3/4" long x 3/8" wide and is hand wrought from brass sheeting. The end has a faceted rock crystal accent and the reverse is signed "Margaret Ellis 1987". It is in excellent condition and has a great patina.
This wonderful modernist pin is a classic design by Francisco Rebajes and executed by his protege' Otto Bade. It is 2 1/4" long x 1 5/8" wide and is hand wrought from sterling silver and copper. It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "Rebajes Sterling" on the reverse.
This is a brand new Alexis Bittar carved lucite flower brooch. These came in two sizes, and this is the larger one. It is 3" in diameter and there is a large cluster of prong set clear rhinstones sparkling in the middle. The brooch is 3 dimensional sort of layered real flower petals would be. The piece is in perfect condition, has never been worn, and comes with an Alexis Bittar storage bag.
Composed of flattened, interwoven strips of sterling silver and set with an amber in a square bezel mount. The back has a secure rollover clasp and bears a maker’s mark of Strazdins, which could be a jeweler in Wilton, WI. The pin measures 2 1/8 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide.
This is a brand new, never used Alexis Birtar carved lucite flower brooch. The center is a cluster of sparkling prong set clear rhinestone. The lucite is a beautiful plum color and the pin is about 2 1/4" in each direction. This pin was in the Bittar fall winter collection and sold new in the stores for $295. It sold out and is now difficult to find. Because it has never been worn, it is in new condion, and a striking color. It comes with the usual Alexis Bittar Storage Bag.
Beppe Caturegli brooch for Acme Studio
Enamel and chromed metal
2 " x 1 1/8"
Very good condition