Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1275813
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: 3/4" x 1/2" - WEIGHT: 3.2 grams of sterling silver

This unusual little brooch was used either to hold a handkerchief pinned to a dress bodice or to lift a light dress train, securing the train away from the floor. Very Victorian.

Signed Unger Brothers and lightly monogramed: "G B." The edges are decorated with Nouveau style repousse work.

The pin stem is original, extending beyond the body of the brooch - also indicating the age of the brooch...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1273097 (stock #babsb)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: 6 1/2" long (small size) x 1/4" wide - WEIGHT: 1/2 oz. sterling - THICKNESS: 4mm

This simple, elegant design is characteristic of Margot de Taxco c.1950's - combining sterling silver with black enamel and created with her solid craftsmanship. No damages or repairs. Photographed unpolished as always with my vintage jewelry.

Unlike Margot's multi colored enamel work, this bracelet is an understated "goes with everything" piece, suitable for work and/or more formal wear...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1270171 (stock #181.12)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 1" x 1" x 1/4" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 1/2 oz. of silver - unmarked but tested and guaranteed as described.

I love these earrings! They are a great example of the understated elegance Mid Century jewelry - a deceptively simple, abstract linear design - arrows? snakes? directionals? other? The dark lines are either black enamel of decorative oxidation.

Photographed in original, unpolished condition.

In very fine condition except for one dimple at the end of one arm...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1269301 (stock #0299b/at)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 16.8 grams of sterling silver - RING SIZE: 7.8 - TOP OF RING: approx. 1" x 1" 1/4"

This is an amazing Mid Century Modern ring - VERY labor intensive to create as each moving bead is individually anchored via a wire "stem" to a mesh screen set into the top of the ring - probably as many as 100 kinetic beads. The movement of the beads is subtle - not frenetic or jangly.

In fine and undamaged condition. Easily able to be sized...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1267605 (stock #264a114)
Blackbird Antiques
$145.00

Measurements: TOTAL LENGTH: 28" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 1.5oz - Graduated sizes from approximately 3/8" to 1"

This necklace is a combination of 18 carefully chosen charms (mostly heart shapes) attached to a sterling silver chain...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1264423 (stock #279.52)
Blackbird Antiques
$65.00

Measurements: Size 6 (can be sized without damage to the setting)

February birthstone - perfect Valentine gift for a February birthday.

The even-tempered amethyst, said to prevent drunkenness, also helps keep those born in February on an even keel. It brings peace of mind and drives away enflamed passions and worries.

Wear alone or stack with other similar rings. Suitable for all ages!

Strong setting: channel style prong set stones. No damages or repairs.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1264304 (stock #50.15)
Blackbird Antiques
$154.00

Measurements: LARGEST: 2 1/2" x 1" x 3/16" (height) - SMALLER: 1 5/8" x 1/2" x 1/8" - WEIGHT: 14 grams total

Lizard figures were very popular with the Edwardians and Victorians, often appearing on desk blotters, encircling vases, painted on china, etc. - and on jewelry. These two brooches date to the 1920's - 1930's or they could be pre 1900. The open "c" style catch suggests the age...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1257556 (stock #80-19bwib)
Blackbird Antiques
$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)
Blackbird Antiques
$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 #1252984
Blackbird Antiques
$250.00

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

No damages, repairs, scratches.

Dating to the 1960's.

***I ship WORLDWIDE. Please email me for the exact shipping cost to your country BEFORE making your payment as the listed international shipping cost is only an estimate. Thank you...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1252393 (stock #98.22)
Blackbird Antiques
$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 : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1247769 (stock #0)
Blackbird Antiques
$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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1243104 (stock #80.19bat)
Blackbird Antiques
$85.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 11.1 grams of sterling - FRONT: 1 1/4" X 1" - BACK: 1 1/4" X 3/8"

In fine, unpolished condition; clearly marked "Sterling" - without maker's mark.

The pattern of water lilies is characteristic of the Art Nouveau style of design - 1890-1910 - when designs were taken from the curving lines occurring in Nature.

No spring mechanism; rather the "teeth" part of the back closure clips over a suspender or garter button, holding the cover securely in place...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1240861 (stock #291a)
Blackbird Antiques
$595.00
MEASUREMENTS: TOTAL WEIGHT including stones: 43.4 grams - LENGTH: 6.5" (note small size) - WIDTH: 1" - SAFETY CHAIN: 3" - EACH CAB: 22mm x 18mm x 7mm

This must be a souvenir of the Grand Tour. The design is Art Nouveau - 1890 - WWI - with lovely swirling wire shapes and the grape cluster design.

Clearly marked as "sterling" - not 925, which also helps date the bracelet.

There was a reappearance of the scarab design bracelet, brooch, watch band, necklace in the late 1940's - 1950's. Thi...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1236260 (stock #286-104)
Blackbird Antiques
$155.00

Measurements: 1" x 3/4" x 4mm depth - set into full crescent shaped silver bezels which totally protects each shell.

Each half crescent moon shaped earring is covered with highly detailed silver pique (hand inlaid, very thin silver wire) in a design of stylized flowers, leaves and swirls - a very Middle Eastern influenced design style which is one reason I date these earrings to the very early 1900's - the heyday of the Grand World Tours .

Please look closely at the enlargements of the e...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1940 item #1230840 (stock #185.13)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: HEART pendant: 1 1/8" x 1 1/8" - THICKNESS of heart and chain: 3mm - WEIGHT: 4 grams - LENGTH OF CHAIN: 22"

Highly polished shell links and pendant - probably from a warm weather destination as indicated by the sterling palm tree (with hand etching) set into the center of the heart pendant.

Hand made "S" links which are also of silver. No catch closure. No damages or repairs.

Lovely warm, golden honey brown color.

FYI: Shell is an organic substance which will eventuall...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228136 (stock #291-23)
Blackbird Antiques
$945.00

Measurements: SIZE: 5.5 - WEIGHT including amethyst: 9.7 grams

This listing is for a rare and beautiful William Spratling ring made pre1946 according to the hallmarks on the inside of the band.

A large amethyst cabochon is set in 980 silver (tested and guaranteed) with a wide band. Silver beads trim both sides of the stone and a small opening on the back allows light through the amethyst. Please note...there is a lighter colored circular occlusion within the stone; this is natural for th...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1215947 (stock #11)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

Measurements: 7 1/2" long x 7/8" wide - including 7 enameled triangular elements: 7/8" each side - WEIGHT: 1 troy oz. of sterling silver (each plaque is marked as "sterling")

In excellent, undamaged condition with unfaded, bright cobalt enamel backgrounds and VERY DETAILED, hand engraved citiscapes.

Vintage: dating to the 1950's - a souvenir of a visit to India at that time.

Estate purchase.