Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #1114888 (stock #100b/at)
Blackbird Antiques


Approx. 1 1/4" diameter with original clip back findings. The Miriam Haskell signature is part of the clip finding.

The design consists of a pair of black enameled flowers; each centered with bright rhinestones in prong settings, and 12 tiny white glass flowers - also centered with prong set rhinestones.

All stones appear to be original; no damages or repairs.

Lovely design suitable for any season - similar to several Hess designs created in the 1940's-1950's.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1116127 (stock #elml)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 7.5" long with 3/4 carat (twt) of full cut diamonds set into a bow shaped clasp (1" x 7/8") of 18 karat white gold.

4 strands of beautifully matched 7mm cultured pearls - 112 pearls total - recently restrung to be certain that the bracelet is strong.

No damages, repairs or replaced diamonds.

The open work clasp adds an understated elegance to the bracelet, offsetting the creamy lustre of the pearls with pinpoints of white sparkle.

Perfect for a wedding or any special oc...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1116661 (stock #241a10)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" x 1" depth of domed surface.

8 layers of lucite laminate running from brilliant red through bright orange interspersed with three black layers which help to make the colors POP.

Created in the 1960's using the best of the op art/pop art/Carnaby Street design style.

In undamaged condition, without scratches or chips.

Strung on silk cord.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1118220 (stock #172/16)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" @ 2 1/4 oz. of silver

Hallmarks indicate Dutch/Netherlands origin with 2 date marks: one is an "M" for 1845; the second is found on the tongue of the buckle and is an Old English style "D" for 1885. (The second mark is not shown in the photos.)

Undamaged and without repairs. Shown unpolished.

The design is a casting of a series of urns, women in fancy headdresses, and laurel leaves with fancy scrollwork all around.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1118317 (stock #212/13)
Blackbird Antiques

Size 7 with 1/4 carat twt of diamonds (SI) and one carat twt of rubies.

8.8 grams of 14kt gold (weight including stones.)

Top diameter: 5/8"

Dating to the mid Twentieth Century.

Original, undamaged, without repairs and, I believe, with the original high quality stones.

Great matched color and size with a lot of dazzle!

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1119128 (stock #B/at 9)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 1 3/4" diameter x 3/8" depth.

Manufactured from base metal with a florentined gold tone finish.

Bold, very three dimensional sunflower design; each flower centered with a creamy, cabochon faux pearl.

Dating to the 1960's, but in "as new" condition, without damages or repairs.

Similar in style to the Miriam Haskell faux pearl line of jewelry of similar vintage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1120520 (stock #96/2)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 6 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1" depth

Late 19th century - early 20th century. Hand painted with various patterns, centered by a branch of oranges with moriage orange blossoms.

No damages or repairs.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1121060 (stock #258a)
Blackbird Antiques


LENGTH: 1.5" - WIDTH: 1" - HEIGHT: .5"

Total WEIGHT including stones and pearls: 11.2 grams.


DIAMONDS: 40 points TWT

PEARLS: two 8 mm, two 7mm, one 6mm; each pearl is mounted on a rose gold stem. The leaves and ring are yellow gold.

Both the ring and floral spray are marked as 14 karat...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1121684 (stock #104/35)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 6" diameter x 3 1/2" base diameter x 2" deep

Showing the traditional Canton blue white glaze with cobalt blue decoration. The edge is glazed in brown and has a tiny rim "flea bite," not visible except with magnification, but there...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1121692 (stock #266a/1817)
Blackbird Antiques


WEIGHT: 9.8 grams of silver including moonstones

5 matched blue cabochon moonstones: four 12mm x 6mm and one in the center of the ring 2mm x 4mm

Top of the ring: 1 1/4" x 3/4"

Handmade ring finding with a band of three joined silver wires. The shank is connected to the top with pair of stylized buckles.

No repairs. Original stones...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1960 item #1124176 (stock #72.73.29)
Blackbird Antiques

A truly elegant hair comb of repousse sterling with faux tortoise designed by Los Castillos in the 1950's. The original comb was very damaged, so I had it replaced with a modern comb of similar design. The new comb was riveted in place as was the original. I did not, however, photograph the back of the silver ornamentation before having the comb riveted and the back of the silver is where the marks are located indicating: sterling, Taxco, Los Castillos...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Edwardian : Pre 1940 item #1125627 (stock #291-8-I)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: CAMEO: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" - SETTING: 1/8" additional surround - OVERALL DEPTH: 1/2"

Exquisitely carved and detailed shell cameo showing the "Three Graces" dancing with flowing gowns, under a circlet of flowers.

The design is taken from Greek mythology - The Three Graces were goddesses of GRACEFULNESS, the charms of BEAUTY, and JOY or cheerful amusement (the characteristics of loveliness)...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1127299 (stock #286.5)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" WEIGHT: 3.5 oz. including the 12 cultured pearls.

Artist signed sand cast pendant by the same artist as the "Silver/Amethyst Necklace" listed earlier on this site.

A spectacular size and design with beautifully matched 9 mm pearls.

Shown on a neck ring which is included, but not original to the piece.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1910 item #1128004 (stock #262a.28)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: Brooch with surrounding gold filled filigree frame: 1 7/8" x 1 5/8" PORCELAIN ONLY: 1 3/8" X 1 5/8"

The gold filled filigree framework appears to have originally been silver plated. The back of the brooch retains the silver; the front shows silver only in areas not smoothed by wear.

Under magnification, the dot matrix pattern of a lithograph shows throughout the figure...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1129540 (stock #72/29a)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 2 1/8" x 1"

Clearly marked "Mexico" and "silver" - with a tight barrette closure which will hold hair securely.

An interesting etched design cut into the center of the silver. Also, a pair of 8mm cabochon genuine amethysts.

Photographed unpolished, but the silver will polish beautifully.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1131010 (stock #b/at0365)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: TOTAL WIDTH: 3 1/2" - TOTAL LENGTH: 3 1/4" - LARGEST HANDBAG: 2 1/4" X 1 7/8" - SMALLEST HANDBAG: 7/8" X 5/8" - BAKELITE HANGER: 2 7/8" - WEIGHT: 2 oz...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #1133925 (stock #286b4)
Blackbird Antiques

Measurements: 20" tall x 4.25" depth x 7.75" wide

Guaranteed as Art Deco (1930's) vintage.

Metals: steel "arms" with solid brass ball and cast iron center support. The metals are solid; not plated, and have been lacquered to preserve surface finish.

No manufacturer's mark.

Cast iron log rest back braces are in good, usable condition.

Graceful, sculptural form in the best of Art Deco design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1134776 (stock #b/at90)
Blackbird Antiques
On Hold

Measurements: 22mm diameter with a 12mm diameter watch face - original 29" ribbon/sterling/enamel watch "chain"

No maker's name, but clearly marked "935" and "Swiss"

In working condition; no replacement stones. The marks which appear to be chips in the enamel surface are clear flakes not cutting into the black enamel...