Measurements: 1 1/4" wide. (Cuff opening may be made a bit larger or smaller without damage to the enamel.)
This is an amazing design consisting of repeated trios of stylized African warriors...
This tiny jewel of a compact is in excellent condition except for the aging of the interior mirror. It contains a puff with ivory ring and cap - made of feathers and silk! The puff is consistent with the 1915 age of the piece, but I do not know if it is original. I purchased the compact with the puff. The guilloche enamel is perfect...
The metal work of this charming small figure is undamaged and well defined in the details of facial expression and fur.
The paint, as shown in the photo, is chipped (and priced accordingly), but bright and unfaded.
This finely detailed box and/or compact, is deeply engraved with the design details picked out by black and cobalt blue enamel. The sterling body is undamaged, with a very tight closure. The enamel is also undamaged except for slight wear abrasion consistent with the age of the piece.
The thumb latch is clearly hallmarked with a fleur d' lis as is the bottom of the interior.
This necklace probably was made in the 1950's and is in perfect condition. It is signed: "Van Dell Sterling."
Van Dell was a quality costume jewelry manufacturer located in Providence, RI. Opened in 1939; purchased by Hallmark in 1970. Comparable, though less well known, to Trifari jewelry of the same vintage...
Measurements: SIZE: 6.5-7; WEIGHT: 1/2 oz sterling silver; WIDTH:5/8"
Elegant free form design.
This band is marked "sterling 925." Also marked with the letters SA - possibly the initials of the South African modernist designer: Ilana Saka Abramovich, however I am unable to guarantee attribution it to a specific studio.
I do believe that the ring dates to the 1970's.
CHAIN: 24" (copper and brass); BAIL : 1" (brass); PENDANT: 2 1/4" diameter (copper, silver, brass)
This is a beautifully designed and patinated necklace with matching pendant - possibly by Casa Maya of Mexico City. It is signed with most of the word: Mexico. I believe that the script name on the back is the name of the former owner.
The piece is in fine, undamaged condition with good patina.
I have not polished it at all.
This pin is unmarked, but as with all of my pieces, I guarantee its authenticity. This is a silver and copper pin (note the "c" catch), early 20th century, dating from the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
The design is an abstract representation of a sailing ship under full sail in heavy seas.
Measurements: 2" tall x 1 1/4" wide with fur clip prongs.
These clips are so adorable; beautifully detailed and colorful - probably from the 1940's. Set in chromed base metal with hand enameled detail on hats and boots.
All stones are in place.
Figural cowboy and cowgirl.
The clips may be used as dress and/or shoe clips.
In excellent condition and signed on both earrings: Joseff/Sterling. So much of the Joseff jewelry was made in brass, that the sterling pieces are those which have become the most desirable.