Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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 : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1263976 (stock #105-6-17)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: WEIGHT including stone: 6 grams - ORANGE TOPAZ: 12mm x 10mm

Clearly marked 14kt at the side of the band interior which indicates that the ring is not a modern reproduction.

The design of the ring is abstract: a pair of gold ribbons holding the oval citrine in place.

In very good condition with only a tiny surface scratch.

Easily sized without damage to the setting or the stone. November birthstone.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Bottles : Perfume : Pre 1960 item #1263814 (stock #b/at007)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements: BOX: 8" x 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" BOTTLES: 5/8 fl. oz cologne parfumee - 5/8 fl. oz. perfume creme sachet - 1 dram perfume

Unopened bottles in unopened full view box - even the original pink and gold ribbon.

I believe that the set is from the 1950's, though the gold confetti caps look 1960's.

If you didn't buy this (now vintage) set when it was at the old Bergdorfs, now is your second chance!

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1261092 (stock #100140)
Blackbird Antiques
$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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1260491 (stock #276a7)
Blackbird Antiques
$295.00

Measurements: 2 1/2" x 4 1/8" x 3/4" (with replaceable notepad paper in place)

Estate purchase dating to the 1960's. The silver shows some surface abrasion due to age and long use. A jeweler could easily polish the abrasions out. p>Signed "Cartier Sterling 925 Italy" - totally elegant and so much nicer than hunting for a scrap of paper or a Post It.

The wooden base is of fine rosewood.

As noted in the title, the notepad is meant to be used and replaced...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1259723 (stock #333a12)
Blackbird Antiques
$850.00

Measurements: TALL: 7" - WIDE: 20" - DEPTH: 1 1/8"

These hand painted doors came from the attic of a Maine estate. The late owner was a devoted traveler and shopper. The doors (and matching painted wall panel listed last week) were stored in the attic since the late 1930's.

The country of origin is France, though the panel and doors were shipped to America - possibly never installed into any of the homes which were part of the estate...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1259603 (stock #b.at)
Blackbird Antiques
$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 : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1920 item #1259482 (stock #333a12)
Blackbird Antiques
$1,400.00

Measurements: HEIGHT: 27 1/2" - WIDTH: 17" - DEPTH: 16"

More than one hundred years have passed since this miniature 5 drawer stand was created using the tartan plaid of Clan Murray. Though there is some evidence of wear, consistent with age and usage, the stand is as useable today as it once was. The drawers move smoothly, the body of the stand is solid.

The age wear seen on the stand is a bit of separation of the paper at its seams. (see photo #4)...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1960 item #1258841 (stock #261-46)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

Measurements: 9" x 5" x 1" - BASE: 2 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Although the owner displayed this Irish Waterford crystal crucifix since receiving it as a wedding gift in the 1950's, she did keep the original box (partially shown in photo #3) "just in case." It is included with your purchase. The design in the Waterford catalog is referred to as CLASSIC STANDING CRYSTAL CROSS.

A quote from the Waterford Co...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Metal : Pre 1980 item #1258838 (stock #286.22)
Blackbird Antiques
$135.00

Measurements: 12" x 8" x 3/8"

An amazing Mid Century Modernism design showing the Cross with an abstract design of the Last Supper on the transept, outlined with black enamel work. The #3 photo shows the cross wall mounted indoors.

I believe the metal is a casting of polished aluminum as it has not tarnished in 50 years!

Beautifully detailed and designed - but not artist signed. Could this be a "one of" piece of 1960's studio art? ??

Probably Scandinavian.

No damages or repairs.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1930 item #1258565 (stock #302.99)
Blackbird Antiques
$850.00

Measurements: HEIGHT: 7' - WIDTH: 34" - DEPTH 1"

This hand painted panel came from the attic of a Maine estate. The late owner was a devoted traveler and shopper...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1258558 (stock #311.7)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements: Saucer: 2 5/8" diameter x 1/2" depth - Cup: 1 1/2" diameter x 1" depth

No damages - even the gilt edges are not worn

Definitely Meissen and from the 1930's

Other antique miniature cups and saucers will be listed in the coming months.

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 : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1960 item #1257483 (stock #303.45)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements: 6 buttons: 7/8" diameter - 4 buttons: 5/8" diameter

Marked Woodbury Companies Inc.

The Golden Fleece image (also called the Standing Fleece) is a heraldic design dating back to the 1400's. It appears in jewelry, paintings, and architecture through out the world - I believe, beginning in the Low Countries and closely associated with Charles V.

This set of buttons is in perfect condition. Use them as a blazer set or on any high fashion clothing...

All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1980 item #1253968 (stock #279.66)
Blackbird Antiques
$46.00

Measurements: SETTING: 3/8" square - STONE: 1/4" square x 1/4" deep - WEIGHT: 1.6 grams each

The amethysts are genuine; the bezel is marked "sterling" at the base of each post.

A perfect February birthday gift or as part of the bride's jewelry for a February wedding.

Undamaged. Original stones with fully faceted domed shape. Suitable for all ages and occasions.

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 #1253742 (stock #265a6)
Blackbird Antiques
$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. If the crack and repair were real, this would be what is called a "make do." As it is, the design is referred to as GOTH or BRUTALISM - a true STATEMENT ring.

Unsigned and unmarked, but tested and guaranteed as described.

Though unisex and suita...