Measurements: 7 1/4" x 5/8" with three, prong set carved jade plaques measuring 1/2" x 3/4"
Produced by the Providence Rhode Island Stock Company in the 1940's (possibly the mid 1930's).
Providence Stock Company was first listed in the Providence directories in 1890. The last listing was found in 1950. I find their jewelry to be of top quality and holds up well over the years.
Beautifully detailed metalwork.
The jade ovals are carved in a floral pattern...
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...
Measurements: 5" long x 1/8" at the widest point of the needle x 1 1/2" long chains x 3/4" diameter "love token."
Pin back marked "sterling" with a very blurry mark which appears to be a lion rampant.
The brooch components are a needle with a silver love token showing the symbol of the English Broderers (Embroidery) Guild and initials on the reverse.
The disc referred to as a "love token" was traditionally created from a silver coin, polished smooth and decorated with personal designs....
Measurements: 1" x 3/4" x 1/2" (front to back)
Tested bakelite heart shaped perfume bottle with a chain to allow the heart to be worn as a pendant.
Cap is easily opened and closed on a threaded stem.
The round central decoration on the front of the heart appears to be mother of pearl, but may be plastic. I am not sure. The back of the heart is undecorated and flat.
Dating to the 1940's-1950's.
No damages or repairs
Measurements: 3.5" x 1.5" with 1/4" dome
In very good condition with no loss to paint or surface scratches.
Pin finding is original two part with safety closure.
Rich honey color "butterscotch" bakelite. Deeply carved "apple juice" center.
Dating to the 1940's.
1.75" from the gold post to the bottom of the earring.
All hand carved (front and back are identical) in a pattern of stylized long leaves.
Lovely brown/black color.
Lightweight even though long. Comfortable to wear all day.
English c.1880's. Very Victorian.
Bog oak is one of the more unusual substances used to create the black and brown Victorian "mourning" jewelry. Other Victorian jewelry was made from jet, gutta percha, coal, black glass and so on.
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.
Measurements: Approximately size 6 with interior ring guard.
Dimensions of the top: 1.5" x 1"
Weight: 1.5 oz. including stone and pearl.
Please view description for matching collar/necklace - which applies to this ring as well.
Without damages or repairs.
Sold separately from the necklace, or as a pair
3" x 3"
The patent for this particular face mask was issued to the owner of Elzac, Elliot Handler, in 1943.
The brooch is in very good condition - no chips or cracks to the lucite "bonnet," and the copper with original age patina. The mark seen to the left of the copper mask is a bit of tape residue which I neglected to remove. I guarantee that the brooch will arrive in perfect condition - minus the tape residue.
20" long silver chain with 7 stone charms: 3 cubes of undyed lapis, 4 carved bloodstone "apple" shapes - dark green with dark red spots. The apples each have a hole near the top of the charm which probably was for a "stem" be added. One lapis cube has a corner flake - not noticeable because of the color variation of the lapis.
I purchased this necklace at an estate sale 20 years ago...
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...
Measurements: 3 3/8" wide x 1 1/2"
Very good original condition without repairs. The front of the brooch has mellowed to a soft, almost yellow green with faint marbling. The back shows the bright green original color - 75 years ago.
Note that the mother of pearl disc and bakelite button are anchored with a screw and that the pin stem and clasp are also anchored with screws. This is consistent with the earlier pieces of well made bakelite jewelry.