Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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 : 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 : 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 : 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...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1243104 (stock #80.19bat)
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$125.00

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 : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1241858 (stock #85.13-65.17)
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Measurements: LENGTHS from 3 3/4" to 4 3/4" -

Each dirk design is a characteristic combination of agates such as bloodstone and blue lace, etc. and semi precious gemstones such as citrine and amethyst

Also, each piece is hand engraved with delicate linear designs.

The largest brooch is topped with the symbol of Scotland: the Scottish thistle.

Take a close look at photo #3 to see the marks indicating silver, date, and country of origin.

In fine condition...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1240861 (stock #291a)
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$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...

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

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

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1940 item #1229399 (stock #b2a9t)
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$52.00

Measurements: LENGTH: 5 1/4" - OWL HEAD: 1/2" x 1/2"

Beautifully three dimensional, highly detailed and double sided hatpin in the shape of an owl head. The shorter pin stem length was used for a beret or a cloche, but really works perfectly for any size hat. And if you don't wear hats? Use this wise antique charmer as a stick pin on a coat collar or sweater.

The coppery color visible is a reflection of the red shirt the photographer was wearing!! The hatpin was tested as silver and is m...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228136 (stock #291-23)
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$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 #1223616 (stock #221-121)
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Measurements: LENGTH: 7.5" - WEIGHT: 3/4 troy oz. - WIDTH: 3/4"

Clearly marked as "sterling." However, the Tiffany mark, to the left of the sterling mark is not as legible - so enlarge photo #2 and look closely.

I believe that the design of the bracelet is Scandinavian as the design echoes La Paglia and Georg Jensen. However, the "M" mark is unknown to me.

No damages or repairs.

Solid sterling; not hollow.

As always with my vintage jewelry, this bracelet has been photographed...

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

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1215272 (stock # b.at12)
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$345.00

Measurements: Length of Chain from round amethyst crystal: 7.5" - Total length of Necklace from clasp: 9.5" - Interior circumference of chain from clasp to round amethyst crystal: 15" - Round amethyst crystal: 7mm

Gorgeous true amethyst pendant necklace with sterling silver chain and sterling pendant which holds two amethyst thistles. Signed C H for Charles Horner and hallmarked - see photo #3 - Chester, England - 1905.