Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1116661 (stock #241a10)
Blackbird Antiques
$195.00

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
$295.00

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
$595.00

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
$65.00

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
$45.00

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
$695.00

Measurements:

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

Total WEIGHT including stones and pearls: 11.2 grams.

RING SIZE: 6.5.

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
$115.00

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
$295.00

SIZE: 6

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
$115.00

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
$325.00

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
$650.00

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
$115.00

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
$55.00

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
$65.00

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
$1400.00

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 : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1135096 (stock #232a2)
Blackbird Antiques
$295.00

Measurements: EARRINGS - DROP 5/8" x 1/2" - LENGTH FROM TOP OF WIRE: 1" - LENGTH OF WIRE: 1 1/2" - TOTAL WEIGHT: 2.4 grams

The paste drops are a combination of "diamonds" and "rubies" - all original and all foil backed; set in silver vermeil.

The long kidney wires are 14kt gold - probably later replacements.

I am dating these earrings to the mid to late 1900's, although they look Georgian.

The ring is set with matching "ruby" paste stones in an early gold filled prong setting...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1135335 (stock #209a9)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: 6 3/8" x 3" x 3/8" depth

Weight: 41.1 grams

Clearly marked with the Shiebler "S" with double wings and the word "sterling" - also the number 9597.

The gold wash (vermeil) over the silver is in good condition considering the age of this pin tray. Silver shows through at some of the high spots, but disappears when the piece is polished...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Souvenirs : Pre 1910 item #1135656 (stock #274a)
Blackbird Antiques
$58.00

Measurements: 4 1/4" long with Art Nouveau design of flowers and leaves produced by the Adams Manuf. Co. in 1905.

The metal is silver plate over brass.

The name on the spoon - Eurtrophia - is the name of a horse breeding farm in Ohio. (The word, eutrophia, refers to nutrition.)

I believe the spoon is a souvenir spoon from this equestrian farm, but that is only my best guess.

Perhaps it was a souvenir of a turn of the century spa/health farm which focused on good nutrition.