This dramatic necklace is composed of linked panels of various shapes, decorated with applied brass wirework and pink stone beads, possibly untreated tourmaline. The modified figure-eight chain is brass. It dates around 1960, and the design is often attributed to the Mexican jeweler Maya, although there is only a partial mark for Mexico on the back. The necklace measures approximately 18 ½ inches long; the pendant measures 6 ½ inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide.
I have just returned from a buying trip in Paris where I found these wonderful cut steel earrings. Unusual in form and design, they are circa 1800. They have faceted, decorative, steel elements riveted to a steel plate. The steel plate is shaped and well detailed.
They measure a long 3 1/4 inches X slightly less than 1 inch across the bottom...
Pentti Sarpaneva bronze organic ring
Size - 9 1/2" with adjustable band
Marked Made in Finland on band
Very good vintage condition
Pentti Sarpaneva modernist bronze and agate necklace
Striking golden sliced agate set in patinated bronze matrix
Pendant measures 6" long
Neck chain measures 19" long
Marked P. Sarpaneva on verso
Excellent vintage condition
Measuring 4 3/4" by 2 7/8", this dramatic belt buckle is by the workshop of Casa Maya of Mexico City. Dating to the 1950's, this taller created quality jewelry, often in copper and brass, with added stones or enamel, and was known for utilizing the designs of Hubert Harmon, whose works were fairly rare, and often in silver. This belt is dramatic and has a typical precolumbian motif, with a central ceramic face with a copper and brass head adornment...
Early Twentieth Century French Floral Cufflinks by Fix, Paris. They developed an alloy that looks like gold but is at a lower cost. This item is unique and once sold cannot be replaced. Excellent condition. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
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 jewel. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as we are not responsible for buyer remorse...
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 ½”. The pin stem assemblies are old, but they may be replacements. Circa 1900. Please read this description and look at the photos very carefully, as I am not responsible for buyer remorse. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
Born in Cuba to Jamaican parents, Art Smith was one of the first African American jewelry designers. His mentor was Winifred Mason who owned a small jewelry studio and shop in Greenwich Village. She employed him, sparking his interest in design. In the early 1950's his work became so desirable that he was given pictorial coverage in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and the"On the Avenue," segment in the New Yorker. Additionally, he landed many important commissions for well known celebrities...
Percz Janos bronze modernist brooch
Mid 20th century
2 1/8" x 2 1/8"
Weight - 17.22 grams
Marked on verso
Very good vintage condition
A Wonderful and Rare Antique Camphor Glass Brooch Sweetheart Art Deco Navy WWII Retro circa 1940s. This beautiful vintage pin is estimated to date around the WWII Era. It has the U.S. Navy emblem in the center and etched champhor glass behind it. The setting is characteristic late Retro Art Deco period with geometric and floral detailing. The setting is both yellow and white tone, exact metal content unknown. Overall this piece measures about 2 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches long...
Impressive hand crafted modernist brass necklace
Origin - Argentina
Pendant - 7 1/2" long
Should fit a 16" neck
Very nice vintage condition
This twisted enamel bangle of silver-plated pewter is the work of Canadian jeweler (Gilles) Guy Vidal, who is known for his Brutalist jewelry designs during the late 1960s and 1970s. This unusual bracelet features a highly textured surface on both sides, with alternating pockets of burnt orange and dark maroon enamels, with one pocket left undecorated — possibly for stamping Vidal’s mark on the reverse...
A Wonderful Antique Paste Ring Victorian Art Deco c.1920, Wedding Engagement Promise Ring with Floral Detail. This lovely antique ring has tons of vintage appeal. The ring dates to the late Victorian to the Art Deco Era and holds a faceted paste stone at center with an aged aurora borealis finish measuring about 8mm. The setting has beautiful period floral details and has a silver finish with some of the base showing through...
A Wonderful Antique Wedding Band Ring, Vintage Art Deco - Victorian Floral and Heart Pattern in Antique Rhodium Finish, circa 1920. This beautiful floral eternity band has a lovely floral design that goes all the way around the band. It is composed of a rhodium finished setting. Overall the ring measures about 5/16 inch long by about 3/4 inch wide from side to side. Ring Size: about 7. This ring is estimated to date circa 1920.
An interesting hand made ring in either brass or bronze reminiscent of the work of Pal Kepenyes. Measures a size 8. Looks like fingers folded over. Front measures 7/8" square. Looks very nice on. Very organic design.
A vintage hand made brass pendant necklace signed Los Picacobres in an abstract modernist design. Pendant measures 3" long and 2 3/8" across. Chain measures 28" long. Pendant has a texture on the outer piece and is smooth on the circular dangling piece for an interesting contrast. Some tarnish and wild wear to the finish. Wonderful ethnic design.
A vintage modernist hand made bracelet made of hammered brass. Adorned with beads of various materials, sizes, shapes and textures. Look like wood, bone, ceramic and possibly seeds. Reminds us of the work of Ramona Solberg, a modernist jeweler whose items were made with 'Found Objects'. Measures about 8" around. Measures about 2" at the widest. Very interesting piece.