BALLOU & CO. STERLING SILVER SCOTTISH TERRIER PIN OR BROOCH. Stamped with the company's hallmark and STERLING. A small but very detailed SCOTTY DOG pin. There is a wonderful texture to the dog's fur. The pin measures only 7/8 inches in width by 3/4 inches in height but the dog's personality makes up for its size! In excellent condition.
I. MICHELSON STERLING SILVER & VERMEIL CIRCLE PIN. New York: stamped on the back with the maker's mark. A circle pin with a gold-over-silver (vermeil) bow or ribbon on the upper left. The circle is studded with 26 rhinestones and there are an additional three accenting the bow. The pin measures approximately 1 3/4 inches at its widest point. The rhinestones have closed backs (see enlargement 4) which dims their lustre somewhat otherwise in fine condition. A nice example from this scarce ...click for details
A STERLING SILVER AND GENUINE GARNET CIRCLE PIN. Stamped 925 and with the maker's mark RNM. Hinged straight pin on the back with a safety clasp. The pin is formed as a circle and is prong set with eight faceted oval garnets each measuring approximately 1/4" in width. The brooch measures 1 1/8 inch in diameter. In excellent condition.
A LARGE OVAL MALACHITE AND STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH 25" ROPE-TWIST CHAIN. Clasp is marked DAVIAN and PATENT 3427891. The pendant is bezel set with a fine polished cabochon malachite stone measuring 1 1/2 inches in height by 1 1/4 inches in width. The stone has a fine handcrafted framework featuring a blossom and feather design which overlaps the stone. The border has a circle of florets. The overall measurement of the pendant is 2 1/2 inches from top of bail to bottom by 1 3/4 inches at ...click for details
A FINE STERLING SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL "LEAF" PIN DESIGNED BY WILLY WINNAESS. Stamped on the back with the designer's initial W (within a circle) and with a balance scale (within a circle); D-A; 926 over S (within a circle); NORWAY STERLING. A fine blue guilloche enamel leaf brooch measuring 2 3/4 inches in length. In excellent condition.
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.