On a silver link chain measuring 27", there are 15 coins (5 kopek) on each side of a central filigree medallion, with an additional smaller coin that is too worn to determine it's identity. The coins are all from the Imperial Russian era, the earliest is 1835, and the latest is 1906, with quite a few in the 1870's to 1890's. The chain is tarnished, but the higher links are visibly shiny.
Measuring 27 3/8" x 1 1/2", and comprised of twenty four panels, 12 curved with pre-Hispanic figures and foliate designs, and 12 with bead and chain decoration, the belt is substantial, weighing 7 troy ounces. It is signed at the buckle, "Mexico, silver, 925" with a maker's mark that is heavily rubbed.
Vintage sterling and turquoise clip earrings by Matilde Poulat. These are quite impressive in size measuring 2 5/8" long ,1 3/4" wide and weighing 31 grams total. Featuring her bird motif, these are all original with no missing stones. Signed as shown. These are statement earrings!!
A big, bold, magnificent sterling and spider webbed turquoise bracelet by Frank Patania Sr. The 7 saw tooth bezel set turquoise pop as the center focus of the cuff. Measuring 5 1/2" end to end plus an additional 1 1/2" opening, it is 2" wide and weighs an impressive 110 grams. There are no chips or cracks to the stones. The bracelet is in fine original condition and signed as shown. Frank Patania Sr. came to Santa Fe, N.M. from Italy and opened The Thunderbird Shop in 1927...
A Gorgeous Antique Australian Opal and Mine Diamond Ring Wedding Vintage Victorian , 19th Century. This beautiful ring dates to the late 19th Century and is composed of Victorian silver. The center of the ring holds a stunning natural antique Australian Opal and it is joined by two antique mine diamonds on the sides. The opal measures about 3 x 4mm oval. The setting has lovely period detailing around the gems. This ring measures about 1/4 inch long by about 11/16 inch wide from side to side...
An early sterling silver brooch by Ana Nunez de Brilanti, Victoria, Taxco. Pre eagle. Measure 3 3/4" long and 2" at the widest. Marked on the back, Victoria Taxco around Mexico, Sterling and style number 422. Very well made, rollover clasp holds tightly. Very detailed design, nice and heavy.
A wonderful silver and enamel Arts and Crafts buckle by William H. Haseler. Measures 3 3/8" across and 1 3/4" wide. Marked with the initials W.H.H. for William Hair Haseler, the anchor mark for Birmingham, the lion passant for the Sterling standard, and the date mark for 1909. Beautiful colors. Very nice condition, warm patina. Classic Arts and Crafts design.
A vintage modernist sterling silver ring in a size 8 signed with the NW for Nils Westerback. Also has the Crown, 925, and U7 for 1973. Looks like a swirled shell. Top design sits above the shank on a small rod and measures 7/8" long and 1/2" across. In very nice condition, shank is slightly out of round. Very unusual.
Magnificent, antique, vermeil silver and genuine amethyst brooch, pendant. The 2 part brooch/pendant measures 4 1/8" x 1 5/8". The brooch is 1 1/2" x 1 3/8" and the cross is 2 1/2" long x 1 5/8" wide. Condition of this amazing piece of antique jewelry is very good. Weight is 28.9 grams.
Beautiful, Art Deco Era, silver and carved jadeite jade necklace, dangle earrings set. The necklace is 25" long, carved jade pendant measures 1 1/16" in diameter. The dangle, screw back style earrings are 1 1/2" long x 1" wide. The set is in very good pre-owned condition. Brass clasp works well.
A very early sterling silver pendant in the shape of a frog by Sigi Pineda. Measures 1 5/8" long and 1 1/2" across. Marked on the back Sigi on a cartouche. Also has an impressed 925 for the sterling content and something else which may say 'Mex". Large bale will accommodate a thick chain or neck ring. In very nice condition. Has a little tarnish and minor surface scratches. A very early piece of Mexican silver jewelry.
A well crafted, large sterling silver brooch by Albino Manca in an Arts and Crafts design. Measures about 2 5/8" across and 2 1/8" tall. Marked Hand Wrought, Sterling, A. Manca. Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Warm patina, nice condition.
A vintage pair of sterling silver clip earrings from Norway by Frank and Regine Juhls. Look like the surface of the moon. From the Tundra collection. Measure 1" across. Marked Juhls 925S. Clips hold securely and even have sponges for comfort. Great modernist design.
A well crafted hand wrought bracelet with five rectangular links, each with a different floral repousee. Marked B, S & G for Black, Starr & Gorham. Also marked Sterling and Hand Wrought. Measures about 6 3/4" around and 1" wide. Hook closure fastens securely. Has a safety chain. Great Arts and Crafts design. Lovely work.
A hand engraved hinged sterling silver bangle bracelet circa 1940s 1950. This vintage retro wide bangle measures 8-1/2" in circumference, 2-1/2" x 2-1/4" across the interior wall, and it is 1-1/8" wide. It has a safety chain, a box clasp and it is engraved on one half with the design extending into the undecorated half at the hinge and clasp. It has never been monogrammed, it is unsigned and it weighs 48.7 grams...
This lovely navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts era measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a leaf and berry design, centered by a pretty deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and insurance within the USA included.
A wonderful vintage brooch from Taxco by Victoria ~ Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti in her 'Shadowbox Angel' design. Measures 2"long by 1" wide. Marked on the back Victoria, Taxco, Mexico, Sterling, Style #53 and Eagle #12. In good condition, the clasp is missing the piece that swings over. The pin stays in the clasp without it. Circa 1948-53.
A Vintage Brooch made in Taxco, Mexico by well known Silversmith Artemio Navarrete. Navarrete helped William Spratling start his original workshop, Taller de Las Delicias in Taxco in 1931. Measures approximately 2 1/2" long and 1" at the widest. Marked Taxco, the Conjoined AV for Artemio Navarrete and 980 for the silver content ( better than sterling). Has and early 'C' catch. In very good condition, some light scratches and a little tarnish. Nice heavy weight and quality. Solid, not hollow...