Brenda Benek
Art and Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1960 item #518729
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
SOLD
Silvertone metal and blue rhinestone brooch. Circa 1950. Circular pin with three dimensional ballroom dancers depicted in rhinestone studded formal attire. Gentleman in top hat and tails. Lady in formal gown and heels.

Just like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. You can be dancing with the stars.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1940 item #445672
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
SOLD
Brooch and Dress Clip Set. Circa 1935. Pave rhinestone chatons and channel set baguettes. Rhodium plated setting. Only mark is patent number for the clip mechanism, Pat 1952188, which dates its production to no earlier than 1934. Unlike other duettes popular in the 1930's, this one can be worn as a pin or as a pin and detached clips for dress, hat, or belt. Pin is approximately 3" long x 1 3/4" wide. Detached dress clips are each approximately 1 1/4" long x 1 1/4" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1950 item #444897
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$175.00
Rhinestone necklace. Circa 1940. Unmarked. Prong set clear chatons and navettes. Rhodium plated setting. Layered focal area with drop is approximately 3"w x 1 1/2"h. Overall length is 17 1/2". Excellent condition. Perfect for the holidays!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #430973
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$150.00
Pair of white glass and aurora borealis rhinestone earrings & matching brooch. Circa 1950. Signed Alice Caviness. Each earring measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/8". Pin measures approximately 2 1/2" x 1 3/4". Brilliant stones. Excellent condition.

Twice as nice with brooch!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #388983
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$75.00
American modern brooch. Circa 1950. Marked Rebajes. Copper die-cast pin. "Strawberry Leaf" design. Excellent condition. Approximate dimensions are 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".

Frank (Francisco) Rebajes (1907-1990)was a Modern artist and studio jeweler, who incorporated his artwork into a successful line of commercial jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #388924
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$135.00
American modern necklace and bracelet. 1952-1954. Marked Renoir in script. Geometric links of copper clad aluminum. Necklace in very good to excellent condition. Bracelet has minor wear to finish. Approximate length of necklace is 16 1/4". Approximate length of bracelet is 7 3/8".

These bold and beautiful Renoir pieces were made during the Korean War. Due to dwindling copper supplies, the company substituted copper clad aluminum for solid copper...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1960 item #345862
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$195.00
American modern hinged bracelet and matching earrings. Circa 1950. Unsigned. Alice Caviness style. Blue moonstone and aurora borealis rhinestones. Brilliant color. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #315914
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$95.00
Silver link bracelet. Circa 1940. Marked Heche en Mexico. Multiple bars and panels link bracelet. Hidden clasp. 7 3/4"l x 1 1/8" w. Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #315912
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$225.00
Sterling floral brooch. Circa 1950. Marked MING'S STERLING. Bamboo stalk with leaves. 2 3/4" x 2". Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1950 item #315908
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$45.00
Pair of silver and enamel clip earrings. Circa 1940. Marked with scales, D-A, 925S, STERLING, NORWAY, W in a circle. Green enamel, single leaf shape. 1 1/4" x 1/2". Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1950 item #315896
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
SOLD
Silver floral brooch. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING, 925, DENMARK, H.S. Chased and repoussed fantasy flower. 2"h x 1"w. Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #299863
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$95.00
Silver Figural Pin. Circa 1950. Depicts three men in a boat from the Finnish Kalevala, an epic tale of three foreign kings, who brought an end to civil strife in Finland. The Finnish legend was the basis for the epic novel, Lord of the Rings. Marked HGL, crown in heart (Finland), 813H, boat (), E7. Approximate dimensions: 1 1/8" wide x 1 1/2" high. C-clasp. Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #276918
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$25.00
Sterling and onyx figural earrings. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING. Pre-Columbian motif. Bezel set carved onyx face. Screwback earrings measure 7/8" high x 3/4" wide. Appropriate oxidation to recessed areas. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #276910
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$55.00
Onyx and sterling figural pin. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING, 925, MEXICO. Pre-Columbian motif. Carved onyx head with silver repousse headdress. Measures 1 3/4 high x 1 5/8" wide. Age appropriate patina to recessed areas. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1950 item #273393
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$65.00
Sterling pin. Circa 1945. Rectangle with Coro in script at an angle within another rectangle beside Pegasus with STERLING in block letters. Floral spray with ribbon design. Measures 3 3/8" x 1 1/2". Not polished. Excellent condition. Additional photos are available upon request.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #273211
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$45.00
Silver figural pin. Circa 1940. Signed SILVER, CORO, MEXICO in block letters. Die stamped, WWII era brooch of a stylized horse or burro. Measures 1 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide. Appropriate oxidation to recessed areas. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #272906
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$40.00
Pair of copper earrings. Circa 1950. Marked Matisse in script. Tropical flower design. Each measures 1 1/2" x 1/2". Excellent condition. Please inquire about other vintage Renoir/Matisse jewelry in stock.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #272901
Benek, Brenda Art and Antiques
$40.00
Pair of copper and enamel earrings. Circa 1950. Marked Matisse in script. Double v-shaped copper earrings with turquoise enamel oval. Each measures 1" x 1/2". Finish and enamel in excellent condition.

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