Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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
$295.00

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 : 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.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1920 item #1136725 (stock #82-20)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 1" x 1 1/4" x 1/4" WEIGHT: 8.1 grams

This locket is a good sized heart with a tight hinged closure and a simple design of machine engraving typical of Edwardian jewelry. While the locket is gold filled, the design also holds a small 2mm square of 14kt white gold centered by a small diamond (tested as such and guaranteed).

The gold is in good condition except for a bit of wear on the back near the hinge...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1910 item #1142977 (stock #ls)
Blackbird Antiques
$185.00

Measurements: 4" tall with original silver plate top.

This is a hand blown sugar sifter (also called a muffineer?) dating to the second half of 19th century.

Beautiful opaline ribbed swirl pattern.

No damages. The top fits securely.

True cranberry glass; not ruby flashed.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1143388 (stock #125-179)
Blackbird Antiques
$85.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 2.5 oz. - LENGTH; 7.5" - 27 individual beads on silvered brass chain with a brass clasp.

I am dating this bracelet to the 1960's.

I call this a "sampler" bracelet because it features many examples of beautiful Venetian glass beads: milleflori, blown glass with mica, beads with silver foil, etc. - in colors ranging from soft reds to sparkling organge, amber, and deep cherry.

No damages.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1910 item #1144081 (stock #286d6.8)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: 3/4" DIAMETER not including the hanger - HANGER mechanism adds 1/4" height - THICKNESS of the double sided intaglio: 3/8"

This very detailed and finely carved intaglio shows the head and, I believe, riding crop of an Edwardian jockey - a most unusual subject for an intaglio watch fob.

The fob has two sides: one of carnelian and one of onyx - both carved.

The metal surround is gold filled which will polish beautifully.

The hanger mechanism is also unusual: soldered indi...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1910 item #1147265 (stock #262a23)
Blackbird Antiques
$265.00

Measurements: 2" diameter with a domed profile of 5/8" set into a silver full cup bezel with original "c" clasp. Pin stem appears to either have been replaced or re-soldered.

A gorgeous portrait of a wealthy woman of the court or a courtesan wearing an ornate kimono covered in gold moriage representing threads of gold. The hair ornaments are also golden.

Beautiful life like detail.

The only damage I see is a bit of moriage bead work missing from the frame surround.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1147899 (stock #291.6)
Blackbird Antiques
$52.00

Measurements: 2 1/2" tall x 2 1/4" body circumference x 1 1/4" base circumference

With very little wear to the copper lustre glaze, even on the handle. No chips, hairlines, or repairs.

But, the best detail about this little pitcher, is the underwater setting with plants, waves and a pair of beautifully detailed fish.

Made in England (signed Lancaster,Ltd) at the beginning of the 20th century.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1148218 (stock #257a12)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: 1 7/8" square on a 17 1/2" braided cord tipped with two 10mm silver beads

This is a beautifully crafted Mid Century design bolo tie of mixed metals (one of which is silver) with an overall acid patina added.

No signature.

Estate purchase dating to the 1960's.

Suitable for a man or woman.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1148463 (stock #043)
Blackbird Antiques
$98.00

Measurements: WEIGHT: 26 grams - 1 3/4" x 3" - 1/2" (wing elevation from the body of the brooch).

Clearly signed "Nettie Rosenstein."

No damages or repairs and the two springs which allow the trembler to function are also in good. working condition.

Great three dimensional detail using a combination of matte and bright "gold."

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1149033 (stock #270a43)
Blackbird Antiques
$65.00

Measurements:

Interior Diameter: 2 5/8" - Exterior Diameter: 3 3/8" - Width: 1" - Cabochons:10mm x 6mm.

If you like vintage clear lucite jewelry, this is a terrific bangle with its rounded hexagonal (6) exterior sides set with clear lucite cabochons and faux creamy pearl cabochons

Although one or two of the clear cabochons appear dark in the photos, this is due to the reflections from the surrounding area...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1149926 (stock #293)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: 1 5/8" diameter x 1/2" x length including handle: 2 1/2"

Weight: 1 oz.

Georg Jensen individual salt dish or salt cellar in the Acorn pattern.

The bowl of the dish is of cobalt blue enamel.

No damages or repairs. Shown UNPOLISHED.