A great example of Finland Modernist design, a necklace of bronze with a central Tiger's Eye cabochon by Pentti Sarpaneva for Kalevala Koru. Pendant measures 2" across and 4" to the top of the bale. Chain measures 28" long. Marked Made in Finland and kk in a circle. Fine condition. Nice contrasts of layers and textures.
A great, fun and dramatic piece from the 1940's/
The pendant measures 5 inches X 3 inches!
The chain is composed of copper links with brass connecters.
The "pre-Colombian " face is carved wood.
The beads on the bottom appear to be clay.
A really unusual piece!
An Arts and Crafts Brass Fob with an Acid Etched Windmill design and a central green cabochon, attributed to Forest Craft Guild. Measures 1 1/2" across and 2 1/8" high. Has the original ribbon and clasp. The edge of the ribbon has a little fraying. Very well crafted. Wonderful condition.
This German bracelet features four curved yellow metal panels decorated with matte enamel in the manner of cloisonne. The panels alternate with abstract images of birds and fish in warm colors of brown, teal green, tan and white. The bracelet was likely made by jeweler Karl Schibensky, whose mark of an S in a circle is barely visible in the light brown glossy enamel back. The enamel is in lovely condition, as is the original tongue and groove clasp...
Here is a hand-constructed cuff bracelet made of multiple wires that are joined at the terminals and kept in place by horizontal rings. The wires look to be silverplated; the rings and soldered terminals are white metal. The cuff has a good heft (56 grams) and an impressive look. It is also well balanced, so doesn't turn on the wrist. It measures a little over 1 inch wide and 5/8 inch high with an inner circumference of about 7 ¼ inches.
Here is an interesting pair of identical pins from the Art Nouveau era. They feature a woman’s face flanked by flowers; their hair is greenish! I have been unable to determine what the metal is, so assume base metal. They measure 1-1/4” x 1/2”. The pin stem assemblies are old, but they may be replacements. Circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
Here is an attractive locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) jewel. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully...
For the seeker of something out of the ordinary! These vintage screw-back earrings are unmarked and are a (relatively) modern take on the ancient Green Man. For those who like the unusual. Each earring is ~1" X 1". Age unknown, most probably 1940-1950s.
These nicely carved lava stone earrings are mounted in gilded metal and date from the 1870s-1880s. The carving depicts a cherub on each drop and a flower on each top. Carved feather or leaf fronds appear behind each cherub. The earrings appear to have been hardly worn; the stone is intact with no chips or cracks, and the carving and stone surface are very well preserved. Nothing appears to have been replaced. Lava stone is quite light, so the earrings should sit comfortably without pulling...
The best feature of this dramatic ring design is the two-dimensional openwork of the silver setting, enhancing the central cabochon of light coral and white art glass. It has an interesting history, made in Warsaw, Poland, probably in the late 1960s-early 1970s. The outer band exhibits impressed marks for the country and silver content of .750; the mark of HL is most likely for the maker, who is unidentified. The ring is sized at a 5 full...
A vintage bronze modernist pendant and chain by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland. Pendant reminds us of an abstract spiderweb. Pendant measures 3" long to the top of the bale and 2 5/8" at the widest. Chain is attached at the bale and measures about 28" around. Very nice condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
An Arts and Crafts Brooch by George Frost with an acid etched design and a hammered edge. 'C' Clasp holds securely. Measures 2" long and 3/8" high. Marked Frost in a triangle. Nice condition with a few minor surface scratches. Fine example.
Vintage 1970s Brutalist modernist heavy statement size necklace by Danish designer Jacob Hull for the Buch & Deichmann company. The metal is heavily silver plated and the center stone is a genuine amethyst with dense inclusions. Marked JACOB HULL, B+D, and DENMARK. Great asymmetric very dimensional design. The pendant is attached to a heavy matching chain with hook clasp. Nice size -- the pendant is 2 7/8 inches long and the chain is 16 inches long. Excellent condition...
A vintage modernist necklace by Lillo of Israel, with a large pendant. The pendant features a prong set orange speckled stone. Made of nickle silver, this necklace measures about 20" long and closes with a hook closure. Pendant is about 3" in diameter. Signed Lillo. Has some tarnish. Very interesting layered design. Great modernist look!
Jacob Hull silver plate necklace for Buch en Deichmann
Late 1960's to 1970's
Neck ring should fit a 14" neck
Center element measures 3 1/2" long
Weight - a substantial 92 grams
Marked on verso
Excellent vintage condition
A large copper and brass bracelet with alternating hammered and smooth panels from Casa Maya in Mexico. Measures about 7 1/2" long and 2 3/4" at the widest. In very nice condition, has some minor tarnish. Has a box clasp that snaps tightly. Signed Maya Mexico, and style # 237. Looks striking on! Very substantial.
Chunky hematite stones are wrapped in steel wires in these artisan made cufflinks. The stones measure approximately 1 inch long and 3/4 "tall. There is a small indentation on one of the stones that seems to be a natural flaw rather than a chip.
This extra-large Victorian locket is a real attention getter. The gold-filled locket hangs on an extra-long, 50" chain. The locket is 2" in diameter. It has both original picture rings and one picture.