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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1127346 (stock #mop1)
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$225.00
Rare 19th century mother of pearl hand carved cameo brooch. Although one may think it is Biedermeier, my evaluation is that it is slightly later neoclassical era, circa 1865-1885, more like the style and look of the Statue of Liberty! Instead of the more common 2 color shallow water conch shell cameo, deep sea nautilus mother of pearl is used and the cameo is created from the different layers of texture in the shell pearl. A very elegant and unusual addition to any cameo collection. The austere simplicity of the plain mount makes it look great worn with modern clothing and against black. Faintly marked: STERLING on the top back rim of the mounting. Measures 1 inch by 1.25 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1045038 (stock #2010.1)
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$375.00
Rare, intact 19th Century Scottish agate war scythe brooch. I've seen Scottish pebble jewelry in many shapes before, but never a war scythe. In impeccable condition - an accomplishment considering the thinness and delicacy of this design. Note the original 19th Century extended length pin bar and C-closure. Ca. 1865. Stamped on the back: RdNo 4642. All original stone inserts. 2.5 inches long by 1 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1940 item #827146 (stock #silver71)
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SOLD
Rare and wonderful early 20th Century three dimensional silver and paste flower brooch in the shape of a Tudor Rose. In three hinged movable pieces so that a brooch of this size will drape organically on the bosom over which it is pinned. All stones intact, although a few (less than 5) are discolored from age. For those who collect vintage paste - excellent condition. Stamped on the back: SCP ENGLAND and tests for silver even though not marked as such. Almost 3 inches long by almost 1.5 inches at its widest. See photos.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #723389 (stock #silver64)
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$225.00
Vintage sterling brooch by Norway's Premier Designer, Tone Vigeland, circa 1960-63. 2 1/8 inch wide by 2 1/2 inch long. Hallmarked on the back: ND (Norway Design), TV (Tone Vigeland), + (Plus Studios) Sterling. Born in Oslo in 1938, she is still designing. Upon graduating from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Tone apprenticed at the metal workshop, PLUS in Fredrikstad, Norway from 1959 - 1961. This brooch is from that early period. Amongst her earliest accolades is having her jewelry chosen for the Norwegian exhibition at the XII Triennale in Milan 1960, and the Montreal World's Fair - Expo 67. Her work is in the collections of: The Museum of Art & Design, New York; The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1960 item #574248 (stock #silver63)
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SOLD to 2007 SSCA National Specialty
Charming vintage sterling double schnauzer pin which has a loop so it can also be worn as a pendant. This kind of accuracy and fine depiction in animal figures is found in older vintage items. Stamped STERLING on the back. Weight is a hefty 9.8 grams. Condition is excellent. See photos for dimensions and detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #462697 (stock #silver39)
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$165.00
Definitely handmade, this unique cuff is not signed and looks to be an acid resist made design of a row of fish each spewing a trail of bubbles. Cute! Early part of the the 20th Century. Excellent condition. Click on the underlined numbers to see photos.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #462691 (stock #silver38)
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SOLD
Charming hand hammered Arts and Crafts style pin signed: Lenore Doskow Handmade Sterling. It's a flying bird hand sawed out of a 1 inch square sheet of silver. Click on the underlined numbers to see photos.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #439534 (stock #silver32)
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$225.00
Signed on the back: STERLING DENMARK logo: AD for designer: A Dragsted. An outstanding modernist matte black enamel and sterling silver three dimensional pin, circa 1950 - 1960. Two black butterfly-like forms perch on a free-form artist’s palette shape. It’s condition is impeccable - no nicks, scratches or dents anywhere. See Photos for dimensions.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #439385 (stock #silver31)
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$225.00
Modernist pendant bracelet of sterling silver links and 24 polished amethyst chunks. 8” long. Mexican, circa 1940-1960. Color and quality of the stones vary, but all are of MUCH better quality than amethyst jewelry from Mexico today. See photos. Pretty as it already is, this is one of those pieces that looks even better on a wrist and is quite sensual to wear because of the sound and feel of the smooth stones as they roll around when you move. It’s fun and sexy at the same time. I love this bracelet.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1940 item #341823 (stock #silver20)
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$165.00
Unusual and unique handmade folk art sterling silver and 9 karat pink gold brooch of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Signed:TCH 1939 Charming hand cut shape of an evergreen tree with 9K gold applique map of Saskatchewan soldered onto it. It would really be freaky if those lines on the gold were actual rivers in Saskatchewan. You will never see another one like it.