A STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) ESSEX CRYSTAL STYLE "HORSE & RIDER" BROOCH. Circa 1930s. A LARGE AND FAIRLY HEAVY sterling silver brooch with a gold wash (vermeil) finish. A domed glass center features a HORSE & RIDER. The rider, wearing blue silks, is astride a galloping horse. There is slight loss to the rider's boot. Please see enlargements for details. Stamped STERLING. The brooch has a hinged straight pin at the back with a safety clasp. The pin measures 2 1/4 inches ...click for details
A GORGEOUS STERLING SILVER "EAGLE'S HEAD" PENDANT AND BOX CHAIN. The eagle is a beautifully handcrafted piece set with an inlaid design of turquoise and red stone. The detail is quite remarkable with the inlaid design ending in a scalloped finish at the base of the head. Stamped STERLING. Not original but included is a 24 inch box chain stamped ITALY and 925. The Eagle has no maker's mark but I believe it to be crafted by a Native American. The eagle head measures 1 inch by 1 1 ...click for details
A sterling silver and hardstone PIETRA DURA OVAL PENDANT or CHARM. Probably Italian but not marked. The pendant has a FLORAL PIETRA DURA DESIGN composed of malachite and other hardstone pieces all within a silver rope-twist frame. The pendant measures 1 inch (including jump ring and bail) by 1/2 inch. In excellent condition.
A small but definitely charming brooch formed as a Rooster, Hen and Two Chicks. Circa 1920. The pin has a hinged straight pin on the back with a C clasp. The birds are accented with red, orange, green, and yellow enamel. I have not attempted to clean the pin which has been constructed of three separate parts giving it a three-dimensional look.
A WONDERFUL STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) and RHINESTONE "MOVABLE" TURTLE BROOCH. Stamped 925. The brooch is formed as a turtle whose back is studded with rhinestones and who has red stones for his eyes. The body is MOVABLE. His head, arms, feet and tail ALL MOVE!. The pin measures 2 1/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Estate piece.
A FABULOUS STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) MOVABLE BEE BROOCH. Stamped 925 on the back. The bee is studded with rhinestones and has red stones for his eyes. The piece is assembled so that the wings and body are MOVABLE. There is a great lot of detail on the antennae and legs. The brooch is quite LARGE - measuring 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. In excellent condition. Estate piece.
A pair of STERLING SILVER "LEAF" EARRINGS. Screw-backs. Circa 1950's. Each earring is formed as a leaf fashioned in the Danish style of Georg Jensen. Each earring measures 1 inch by 3/4 inch. In excellent condition.
A sterling silver and guilloche enamel CIRCLE BROOCH by LAMODE. Stamped on the back: LAMODE STERLING. A circle pin with a pretty floral design of pink and blue flowers set against a white guilloche background. Measures 1 1/8 inches in diameter. In excellent condition.
An early, pre-1948, MEXICAN STERLING SILVER and AMETHYST BRACELET. A handsome design featuring six cabochon amethyst stones bezel-set within a rope-twist border -each on a buckle-shaped section joined by elongated double loops. Attached safety chain. The bracelet measures approximately 7 inches in length by 7/8 inches in width. In excellent condition.
A lovely sterling silver SWIRL DESIGN BROOCH by ALEJANDRO ALVARES BAHENA. TAXCO, Mexico. Stamped on the back: MEXICO and with the maker's TA-112 number. Hinged straight pin on the back with a safety clasp. The brooch has a very graceful openwork swirl design and is beautifully constructed with a smooth back. It measures an impressive 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/4 inches. In excellent condition.