3" x 2 1/4" with a 3/4" brass, screw top cylinder (1/8" diameter)
This is the first time I have come across a brooch/pin like this (although someone else may have seen many). The metal is pot metal or "base" metal which is (cold paint) enameled in a variety of floral colors: red, pink, blue, yellow and green with multi colored high lights. Each flower is centered with a rhinestone in a full, closed back bezel...
CLOSED: 1 1/2" to the bottom of the cards x 1 1/4" wide - OPEN: 3/4" two pronged fur clip finding - CARDS: 3/8" X 1/2" each (7 cards total)
Need a bit of extra luck? This is the clip to wear! Only aces & more aces.
The brooch/pin is worn with the cards hanging down. All of the cards are attached with jump rings so that they move freely as you move.
Four sparkly rhinestones decorate the basket...
1 1/2" x 1" with 31 brilliant cut diamonds. Total WEIGHT with stones: 6.5 grams. Total CARAT weight: 1/2 carat +
This type of brooch is also referred to as a "pearl enhancer" because of the special fitting which allows the enhancer/brooch to attach seamlessly to 5-7mm pearls (or any smooth 5-7mm bead). When not used as an enhancer, it may be worn as an elegant brooch/pin. Pin finding has a traditional safety clasp.
The diamonds are all guaranteed as genuine...
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...
Measurements: PURSE 6" x 5 1/4" x approximately 1" wide CHAIN HANDLE: 14"
Although there are no markings on either the silk lining or the brass bag frame, I believe the purse to be of French origin c.1915. However, the embroidery may be Oriental.
At first glance, the purse appears to be beaded as well as embroidered. In fact the "beading" is actually tightly curled thick pink thread...
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: 3 3/4" tall x 1 7/8" base diameter x 2 1/4" largest diameter with a 1 3/4" stopper
A lovely, diminutive perfume or cologne bottle in the hobnail pattern.
The ground glass stopper fits snugly so that the bottle is totally usable.
No chips, cracks, sick glass or other damages...
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.