Measurements: Bead necklace LENGTH: 22" - Bead SIZE: 8mm each - PENDANT: 2" x 11/2" x 1/2"
This necklace was purchased from the estate of an actress who toured the world with a rep. company in the 1950's to the mid 1970's. Beside acting, her favorite activity was shopping - in every country, city and village.
Because of the metal beadwork surrounding the pendant, I am assuming that this necklace is Ethnic or Tribal...
BELT: total length 29 1/2" x 1 7/8" wide
SILVER MEDALLIONS: round: 2 1/2" diameter; rectangular: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
This belt was purchased from an estate whose owner traveled extensively in the 1950's - 1970's, during which time she purchased a number of Navajo pieces.
The 11 medallions on the belt are of sand cast silver (tested and guaranteed) centered with round cabochons of turquoise colored glass...
2.25" interior diameter x 2.75" exterior diameter x 1.25" widest points.
Purchased in the early 1950's in South Africa.
Skillfully carved with fine detail and delicate imagery. Warm ivory color which will turn more "buttery" with age.
Carved from pre ban elephant ivory, showing two 3/4 profiles of identical female figures with "corn row" style hair.
Ivory striations clearly visible.
Very fine condition - without cracks, chips, or hairlines.
Total length when uncoiled: 16" x 2.25" at the front/widest measurement x 1" at the back/narrowest measurement.
As the photographs show, the beads are strung on coiled "memory" wire. This construction allows the necklace to adjust to fit almost any size neck comfortably without pinching.
Because of the design, I have labeled the necklace as Native American...
Total length with all parts: 2.5" -
Total width of earring at the widest point: 1.25"
Backing material appears to be silver; however, the wire work is silver plated.
Cabochons of irregular shapes are amethyst and amber.
The back of the earring is signed with Chinese characters.
No damages or repairs. One owner who purchased these wonderful earrings in the 1950's. Matching necklace also available.
Measurements: 4" long x 1/2" wide
Marked "Sterling" and hand made, but without maker's mark.
In excellent condition and very usable.
I am dating the clip to the 1950's - as stated by the original owner.