Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Ornaments : Pre 1900 item #1246682 (stock #b/at003)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

Measurements: ROUND: 10mm - 30mm - LONG OVAL: Length: 2 1/4" - 1"

More than 100 individual ornaments: blown glass miniature Christmas ornaments manufactured in Germany during the late 1800's - early 1900's...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1950 item #1246681 (stock #286-11)
Blackbird Antiques
$1015.00

Measurements: WEIGHT with stones, but without watch works: 36 grams of marked 14kt gold - INTERIOR CIRCUMFERENCE: 16.5" - WIDTH OF BAND: 1/2" - WATCH FACE: 1/2" X 1/2"

48 Cultured Pearls - 4 Emeralds - 5 Diamonds

This style of watch is referred to as a bracelet watch or a cocktail watch - a very popular style of the 1930's - into the 1950's - for very special occasions.

The back of the watch shows that the movement was made by Charles Aerni, S.A...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Furniture : French : Pre 1920 item #1246302 (stock #286x25)
Blackbird Antiques
$225.00

Measurements: HEIGHT: 20" - TOP: 20 square inches including the curving outline and puffy top

Purchased from the estate of a long time Country French dealer. She had the top reupholstered 10 years ago with vintage French style fabric. The legs are hand carved, painted and waxed...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1950 item #1245816 (stock #313-1)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 2" x 2" x 1"

In good, solid condition with working hinges and front latch.

All lithographed graphics are clear and unfaded except for the top of the trunk which shows some pitting toward the back of the top. See photo #1.

Perfect for a vintage dollhouse, or room box, or collection of miniatures arranged in an old printer's tray.

Manufactured by the Marx Toy Company.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Classic Autos : Pre 1940 item #1245713 (stock #295-14)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: TALL: 6" - BASE DIAMETER: 1 1/2" - RUFFLED TOP DIAMETER: 4 1/2"

Car vases or auto vases were used in elegant automobiles from1900 to about 1940's. The vase was mounted on the door pillar between the front and back doors - sometimes as a pair - one on either interior side...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Classic Autos : Pre 1940 item #1245712 (stock #295-14)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: TALL: 6" - BASE DIAMETER: 1 1/2" - RUFFLED TOP DIAMETER: 4 1/2"

Car vases or auto vases were used in elegant automobiles from1900 to about 1940's. The vase was mounted on the door pillar between the front and back doors - sometimes as a pair - one on either interior side...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1243427 (stock #bat991)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/2" - WEIGHT OF BOX AND CHAIN: 1 oz. - LENGTH of Chain: 22" - ADDITIONAL LENGTH of chain attachment: 1/2"

Marked only with the word "China" - before the requirement to mark imports as "made in."

The box is of light blue enamel on silver over copper. I believe that the female figure shown on the lid is Quan Yin (Kwan Yin), the Goddess of mercy and protectress of children...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1243104 (stock #80.19bat)
Blackbird Antiques
$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 : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1243103 (stock #5-jtat)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

Measurements: 1.8 grams of 10kt yellow gold with a 2 pt genuine diamond - diameter: 1/2"

Socony Vacuum was founded in 1866; then purchased by Standard Oil in 1879 when it was branded as Mobilgas. The logo of the winged Pegasus originated in 1931.

This pin/brooch is a 20 year service pin dating to the 1950's.

(I wonder if the gold pins were given just to management?)

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1242888 (stock #91-)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements: Exterior dimensions: 8" x 9.5" x 6mm - Interior opening dimensions: 8" x 6.5" - Mirror - 1/2" bevel

English Hallmarks: Birmingham, 1917. Maker's mark : C & C

Photographed unpolished except for photo #2. I took the second photo after polishing the frame because looking at the first photo, the frame appeared to have several large dents, WHICH IT DOES NOT. The only "damages" are two very tiny dimples at the top edge of the frame - right and left sides...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1242236 (stock #jtatlt)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements: Set of 6 English Sheffield Plate "Dessert" Knives - Total LENGTH: 9" - MOP Handle LENGTH: 2 3/4 - Blade WIDTH: 3/4" - Handle WIDTH: 5/8" - COLLAR: 1/2" X 3/4"

The six knives are in good, but used, condition - light surface abrasion to the blades - note photo #4 for a nick out of the plating on one blade and a tiny bit of missing plate from a second blade.

Mother of pearl handles are in undamaged condition.

A lovely addition to an elegant table setting.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1970 item #1241980 (stock #142.11)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT including stones: 19.4 grams - Necklace LENGTH: 16" - central element: 3" x 1 1/4" - EARRINGS: 1" X 3/4" (greatest width)

While this set is clearly marked "sterling" (not 925 which dates the set before the 1973 hallmarking act) with the maker's mark of LG - I have been unable to identify the full name of the maker...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1241858 (stock #85.13-65.17)
Blackbird Antiques
$395.00

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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pressed Glass : Pre 1910 item #1241719 (stock #203)
Blackbird Antiques
$14.00

Measurements: TOP DIAMETER: 1 7/8" - approx. BASE DIAMETER: 1" (base shape is actually triangular) - HEIGHT: 1"

In good condition without chips, flakes, cracks.

The size indicates that this is an individual salt dish or salt cellar. An individual salt dish was placed at each table setting; then a larger, master salt would be placed in the center of the table or at each end. Very Victorian and/or Edwardian table dressing.

EAPG stands for Early American Pattern Glass c.1900 and earlier...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1241627 (stock #284a1)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT including stone: 5.5 grams - STONE: 14mm x 12mm x 5mm (slight cabochon height) - SIZE: 10 (easily sized)

Clearly marked as 14 karat gold and "Handmade."

The design is very Deco to 1940's - strong, clean engraved lines, To my eye, the design is unisex, but you must be the judge.

The agate is a translucent, soft orange color - subtly beveled edges forming a slight dome or refined cabochon...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1241482 (stock #301ahb26)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: CUFFLINKS: 5/8" square x 1/4" - TIE CLIP: 1 1/2" x 1/8" x 5/16" - WEIGHT: Links: 13.8 grams - Tie Clip: 8.2 grams

While these cuff links and tie clip are very similar visually, they are signed differently. The cuff links are marked "AJ" Sterling, Taxco, Eagle mark #3. The tie clip is marked 925 Taxco. See photo #5 for the name on the tie clip which I had trouble deciphering.

As with all of my vintage pieces, the cuff links and tie clip were photographed unpolished.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1241267 (stock #313.32)
Blackbird Antiques
$495.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT: 4.5 oz. - Chatelaine only: .5 oz. - LENGTH from chatelaine to bottom of purse: 8.5" - WIDTH of purse: 5.5" at the base - 4.25" frame width - CHATELAINE front 1.75" x 1" - Chatelaine tongue: 2"

In fine and undamaged condition both inside and out...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1241204 (stock #290a3)
Blackbird Antiques
$38.00

Measurements: WEIGHT including the amber: 21 grams - AMBER: 3/4" square x 1/4" - SIZE: 8.5

Studio designer: initials Z X

Good condition. Large, but very comfortable because of the lightweight amber.