An elegant Kalo sterling porringer with a hand hammered finish. Marks indicate a date of manufacture of 1912 - 1916. Condition is very good with four small deflections of the metal; two shallow indentations to the side and two smaller ones to the bottom. Appropriate patina with a soft, hand hammered finish. Width is 5 1/4", height is 1 1/2", width with handle is 6 3/4". An identical piece is in the Design Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. A nice example of collectible Chicago silver.
German porcelain figural match strike with muzzled dogs and the title "According to the Rule 1875 - 76." This strike depicts the stringent muzzle law imposed in England and much of Europe in 1875 to combat a rabies outbreak. Unmuzzled dogs could be killed on sight. Condition is mint, with the slightest wear to the gilding. Size is 3 " long, 2 " wide and 2" tall. A strike for the advanced collector.
This is a striking brooch by American modernist jewelry designer Ronald Hayes Pearson. It is an abstracted leaf design, with dramatic oxidization along the vertical edges of the pin. It measures 1 1/2 inches by 2 1/16 inches and is in great condition, with surface scratches typical for its age. It dates to the mid 1960s and is marked Pearson Sterling. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
This is a very striking and bold sterling silver and turquoise ring by noted jewelry designer Erika Hult de Corral, known as Ric. It is a substantial ring, measuring 1 inch across the top at its widest point. This ring is size 11, and marked Ric (in script), Mex 925, and TR-26, and dates probably to the late 1970s. It is in lovely condition, with a nice patina and minimal surface scratches.
This is a beautiful early Los Castillo pin or brooch, bearing the old linear mark that indicates it was made around 1942 - 1948. It is a solid, substantial piece, measuring 2 1/2 by 2 inches. The design, an elegant, abstracted vegetal form, strongly suggests the influence of Margot, who was designing for Los Castillo at this time. It is marked Los Castollo, Taxco, Sterling, Made in Mexico and 595, indicating the design number. The closure is smooth and fastens securely. The pin has a lovely patina, with minor scratches appropriate to its age. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
This is a graceful and highly wearable pre Eagle Mexican cutwork bracelet by H. Santana, dating probably to the late 1930s. The workmanship on the bracelet is exceptional, and examples of old Mexican cutwork of this quality are getting increasingly scarce. The bracelet is comprised of seven hinged panels with a wearable length of 6 1/2 inches. The panels are 1 1/2 long, and the bracelet has an old pin closure, which works perfectly. It has a lovely soft patina, and is in excellent condition, with minor surface scratches appropriate to its age. It is marked H. Santana, Sterling, and Silver Mexico. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
Richly decorated Webb "Moroccan" enameled glass vase. Just the thing for your Turkish corner. There was strong interest in Orientalism at the end of the 19th century and this pretty vase embodies this. Meticulously hand decorated in enamel over hand blown glass. Height is 8.5", width is 5.5" . Condition is excellent with a small amount of wear to the gilding. Sometimes called "Alabaster Coed."
Glamorous, hand painted, hand blown art glass vase. This is likely European - French or Swedish - and very Hollywood Regency. Bright and matte gold, raised enamels and strong design give this vase character and presence. Height is 10 ", width at top is 6.5 " and condition is excellent with no damage. Glass rings nicely when tapped.