Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1261092 (stock #100140)
Blackbird Antiques
$150

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Sewing : Buttons : Pre 1950 item #1253459 (stock #305.46)
Blackbird Antiques
$145

Measurements: BOX: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1" - BUTTON DIAMETERS: 7/8" and 5/8"

This configuration of matched buttons is commonly referred to as a "blazer set" although the set can be used as decoration on any number of unisex items of clothing.

The repousse design appears to be a very stylized representation of the Kent & Curwen logo.

This company began in 1926 and has remained one of the top luxury brands in England. Since 1926, Kent & Curwen has been renowned for producing gentleman’s at...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1252984
Blackbird Antiques
$250

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 : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1252760 (stock #990s7)
Blackbird Antiques
$225

Measurements: 1" x 1 1/4" - WEIGHT: 8.2 grams

E.I.F. & Co. - an early Attleboro, Massachusetts Jewelry Manufacturing Co.

The metal surround is of pinchbeck; pearls are cultured. The lovely golden rope surround holds the painting and its crystal cover. Open "c" catch closure.

I believe that the small loop on the back of the brooch was used to attach a chain for a lapel watch.

The finely detailed painting was done with oil paints. Without taking the painting out of its bezel, I was un...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1252393 (stock #98.22)
Blackbird Antiques
$115

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. Beside the 13 charms presently attached, there are 16 empty jump rings for more charms of your choice.

As I mentioned in the title, there does not appear to me to be any specific theme for the group of 13 charms, but you may s...