Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1261092 (stock #100140)
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$150.00

Measurements: TOTAL LENGTH OF CHAIN: 24" - LENGTH OF TASSEL: 4" - Four Tiny PEARLS on the chain are attached at 4" intervals. The pearls on the chain are real cultured pearls.

DEFINITION: A sautoir is a French term for a long necklace that suspends a tassel or other ornament. Necklaces that would fit the criteria for a sautoir have existed throughout history...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1259603 (stock #b.at)
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$52.00

Measurements: 1 1/8" diameter x 1/8" depth

This brooch is made of copper created using the technique of repousse. I don't know if the coin is really a commemorative coin or a reproduction. However, I do know that he brooch was made during the late 1800's - early 1900's - during the reign of Edward VII. The open "c" catch is another indication of the age of the brooch.

The words surrounding the portrait of Edward read: "Edward VII Dei Gra Britt Omn...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1257556 (stock #80-19bwib)
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$95.00

Measurements: SIZE: 5.5 (easily sized) - TOP: triangular shape 1" x 1 1/8" x 7/8"

The term "marriage" in jewelry means the combination of disparate parts to create something new. In this case, a sterling, brass, and enamel fish design piece (by the Mexican silversmith E. Brito) was added seamlessly to a high quality Cellini sterling ring (Cellini is known for its high end and high quality jewelry)...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1960 item #1253902 (stock #270b103)
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$135.00

Measurements: LENGTH: 2 3/4" - WIDTH: 1 3/4" A large size with fine detail.

No company mark, but the word "Sterling" (not the later "925" mark) is clearly visible.

No damages, repairs or replaced stones.

The bouquet is a combination of 4 flowers: rose, forget-me-not, daisy?, and .. their leaves. I consider the color palette to be pastel except for the cobalt blue flowers. Even so, this is the type of brooch appropriate to all seasons, ages and occasions - from work to formal evenings...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1253742 (stock #265a6)
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$145.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 3/4 oz. - SIZE: 5 - WIDTH: 3/4" - THICKNESS: 1/8"

A unique, unisex, hand made studio ring from the 1960's featuring a design of a FAKE crack (highlighted by silver oxidation) which was then "repaired" with 14kt gold thread...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1252984
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$250.00

Measurements: Size: 6 to 8 - Designer Signed, possibly Italian and similar to Menegatti

No damages, repairs, scratches.

Dating to the 1960's.

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1252760 (stock #990s7)
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$225.00

Measurements: 1" x 1 1/4" - WEIGHT: 8.2 grams

E.I.F. & Co. - an early Attleboro, Massachusetts Jewelry Manufacturing Co.

The metal surround is of pinchbeck; pearls are cultured. The lovely golden rope surround holds the painting and its crystal cover. Open "c" catch closure.

I believe that the small loop on the back of the brooch was used to attach a chain for a lapel watch.

The finely detailed painting was done with oil paints...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1252393 (stock #98.22)
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$115.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: approx. 1 oz. of silver - LENGTH: 7 1/2" - WIDTH OF LINKS: 3/8" not including soldered jump rings.

I date this bracelet to the 1950's because it is marked only with the word "silver," not sterling or .925. All in good condition without repairs...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1252077 (stock #A4bat)
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$95.00

Measurements: DIAMETER: 1 3/8" - HEIGHT: 1/4" dome - WEIGHT: 10.4 grams

The maker's mark is mostly illegible to me, though the words "sterling" and "Hecho en Mexico" are very clear. I date these cabochon domed earrings to the 1950's because there is no eagle mark and the .925 number is not used.

The design is of two levels of silver: the oxidized flat base and the cut out dome...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1960 item #1251981 (stock #b/at0966)
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$345.00

Measurements: OVAL 20 mm x 15mm x 10mm (depth)

Top of the stone is flat with just a bit of faceting around the edge. The pavilion of the stone is beautifully faceted in the Old European style.

Lovely medium plum color.

No damages: chips, scratches.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #1251491 (stock #302-87)
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$550.00

Measurements: SIZE: 5.5 (easily sized up) - TOTAL WEIGHT: 15 grams - DIAMETER OF DOME: 7/8" - HEIGHT OF DOME: 5/8" - TWT DIAMOND WEIGHT (6 diamonds): approx. 1/2 carat

This type of domed or "step" design was called a "Princes" style...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1251375 (stock #903ba.t)
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$145.00

Measurements. Total WIDTH: 4 1/2" x Total LENGTH: 3 1/2" x HEIGHT: 3/4"

One of the larger and least common of the Elzac "Victims of Fashion" brooches created in the 1940's - 1950's.

No damages or repairs - even to the natural fibre hat!

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1250994 (stock #286.69)
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$345.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 8.5 grams of 14kt gold - LENGTH: 3 1/2" - WIDTH: 3/8" - HEIGHT OF CURVATURE: 1"

I am dating this unusual brooch to the late 1800's as that is when the type of locking catch was used.

No damages or repairs.

Calling this brooch a scarf or corsage pin is my best guess as I have never seen another of this design, but the central sharp pin under the dome would lend itself to either use.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Enamel : Pre 1960 item #1250447 (stock #308.105)
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sold Thank You.

Measurements: WEIGHT: 1 1/2 Troy Oz. of 925 sterling - TOTAL LENGTH: 18" - DIAMETER of each flower: 5/8"

Sterling vermeil, Scandinavian necklace in the style of David Anderson, but marked with the name of A. Michelsen - another of the excellent Scandinavian enamelist jewelers working in the 1940's - 1960's.

18" length created by joining 20 stylized daisies. (Matching screwback earrings available. Priced separately.)

No damages or repairs. Photographed in original, unpolished condition.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1900 item #1250319 (stock #65-17ST)
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$295.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT: 57.4 grams twt - CLASP: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" - LENGTH: 7"

The design of this bracelet is Austro Hungarian or (Edwardian vintage) "Court Jewelry" The stones are faceted colored crystals: FAUX rubies, emeralds, garnets, sapphires, diamonds, and a single central imitation pearl - all crystals are set in full bezel cups.

Intricate silver chains join the double sided clasp...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1980 item #1250258 (stock #288x5)
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$125.00

Measurements: Total Weight: 2.5 oz. - Large hollow bead: 2" diameter x 3/4" - Small hollow beads: 3/4" diameter - Full length: 20" - Opening: 24"

The larger, hollow beads are of copper with gold wire.

This simple and elegant vintage Chinese cloisonne necklace is in fine, undamaged condition. The largest bead shows a multi colored bird (rooster?) on one side and and multicolored dragon on the other...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1247769 (stock #0)
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$325.00

Measurements: LENGTH: 3 1/2" - GREATEST WIDTH: 7/8" - PIN STEM LENGTH: 2 1/2"

A photo of a very similar brooch is shown in the book "Estate Jewelry 1760-1960" by Diana Sanders Cinamon (page 16). This was the first time I had read the term "aigrette" ... a Georgian hair ornament used to enhance the very elaborate hair arrangements of Georgian society women. When this style of jewelry fell out of favor - late Victorian - it was often converted to a brooch as was the brooch listed above.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1247620 (stock #990bat)
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Measurements: overall LENGTH: 15" from clasp to bottom of bead fringe - CENTRAL MEDALLION: 2" X 2 1/2" - WEIGHT: 5 ounces

Lucien Piccard began in 1923 as a maker of fine luxury watches. In the 1950's, the company brought the same quality craftsmanship and attention to detail to a limited jewelry line. This necklace, created in a Mogul Style (also called Jewels of India), is a definite "WOW Statement" piece which would be at home on any fashion runway.

Gold tone metal with ruby crimson gl...