Orna Ben Ami post modernist sterling silver brooch
2" x 1 1/4"
Weight - 19.40 grams
Ben-Ami studied sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv University and
has presented numerous solo exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the United States.
Very good vintage condition
The design of this pair of wood and silver bangle bracelets beautifully combines straight lines with silver balls. They are very solidly made with the interior of silver. They are 970 silver, more pure than the sterling standard which is 925 parts silver. The interior measures 2 5/8" x 2 3/16" fitting a medium size hand. They are priced for the pair.
This sterling silver necklace is combined with a beautiful honey colored leather. It can be worn in several ways.
The silver tubes are moveable so that one can modify the design as seen in thumbnail photos. It has a beautifully made sterling clasp.
The shortest of the three leather loops is about 16 3/4 " long.
Sterling silver pendant necklace with a combination of textures. The ball has a lightly scratched surface while the elongated part is made of irregular dots. The silver ring on the cord is a nice added touch. The elongated pieces can be worn side by side or separated. It is hung on a satin cord measuring 23" long that can be adjusted to any shorter length.
Handmade cuff bracelet with sterling silver triangles alternating with ebony. It is substantially made with the wood measuring 1/4" thick. It fits a medium size wrist. The inside diameter is 2 1/4" with a 1 1/2" opening.
Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery in 2005. Beautiful pounamu niho pendant with abstract manaia guardian figure. About 2 7/8" long by 1 5/8" wide, nice piece of jade. Cord is adjustable and about 32" end to end. Excellent condition.
This is a large chisel blade carved in a traditional style and beautifully bound. Purchased from Spirit Wrestler Gallery ( I think -- can't find my info on this one ). Pendant is 4 5/8" long by about 1 3/16" wide. Has a chip to the edge and is a bit rough. Cord is 20 1/2" end to end with a jade toggle.
Please see a bio below. Suffice it to say, Mr. Gardiner is one of the best!
This fine Hei Tiki was purchased from Sirit Wrestler Gallery's 2006 Mini Masterworks show, it was on the back and inside front cover of their catalog. Beautifully carved from excellent quality pounamu jade, it is 2 3/4" tall and 1 3/4" wide. The cord is adjustable and about 30" from end to end. Excellent used condition...
Peter Bishop is a very well known artist and he has been carving in jade and bone for many years. I purchased this piece from the Bone Art Place several years ago, and only wore it a few times.
This Hei Matau is about 3 7/8" long and about 1 1/4" wide made from rare and beautiful Marsden Flower Jade from New Zealand. High gloss finish in excellent condition. Cord is 20 1/2" long with a jade toggle and very nice binding work. This item was about $700 when I bought it...
Beautiful sterling "Rio Plata"bracelet by third generation jeweler Sam Patania. The design was influenced by his love of vintage Mexican silver with his own special contemporary touch. This bracelet measures 5 1/2" end to end with an additional 1 1/4"opening and is 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 65 grams and is in fine original condition. Signed as shown. Sam continues the treasured
work of the Patania family.
Unusual long sterling silver necklace with two alternating finishes. One is a matte surface and the other is what the maker refers to as "chaotica" as it is an allover irregular pattern. The loops are deeper at one end than the other all of which contributes to its unusual look. It measures 29" long; links are 3/4" wide.
Dramatic, sinuous bracelet by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. He oxidizes the surface of the 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) to create the black surface. The bracelet measures 7 3/4" wearable length and is 2" wide. The multiple links make it surprisingly fluid and very comfortable to wear.
This extraordinary necklace was made by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. It is made of oxidized 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) and tumbaga. Tumbaga is a pre-Colombian technique used in Mesoamerica and South America to create an alloy of gold with copper.
The combination of tumbaga with the blackened silver could not be more striking. Herrera's architectural background is evident in the construction of this necklace with elaborately overlapping graduated size links...
Juhls sterling silver kinetic earrings
Marked Juhls, 925
Lisa and Scott Cylinder cast sterling silver clarinet keys "Key Wee" Brooch
American - Contemporary
1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Marked L&S Cylinder
Very good condition
Bold and unusual sterling silver and wood bracelet by Violante Ulrich and her partner, Jason. Smooth links alternate with hammered ones. The wood rectangles also vary in placement. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 1 9/16" wide. Violante learned silversmithing growing up on the Spratling ranch. The influence of Spratling's work is clear in her designs and choice of materials, giving them a contemporary twist.
An ultra-modern style studio amethyst sterling ring by C. Noir (Leeora Catalan of New York). This size 6-1/2 ring features a a flashy claw-set 1/3 carat (by gauge) natural amethyst, and it measures 3/4" x 1/2" across the top. This ring is stamped C. NOIR STERLING, it weighs 8.7 grams, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs...
Domed and textured squares make for a beautiful necklace by Agnes Seebass. Each square is 3/4" to a side. The length of the necklace is 17". It is striking and comfortable to wear.