Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1082466 (stock #J1569)
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$95.00
This sterling silver necklace of faces and fleur-de-lys has a European feel. It does not bear a maker’s mark, but the spring-ring clasp is marked Sterling, and the various elements test definitively for silver. There is a roughness to the casting, but the lobed beads in between are nicely detailed. It has a twisted multi-link chain. The necklace measures a little over 16 inches long. Weight: 16.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1980 item #1082463 (stock #J1562)
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$60.00
This Peruvian hand-wrought sterling ring features overall hammering and impressed marks on the side. It bears a sterling mark and the name Elias or Elios. The ring measures 3/16 inch wide and is sized at about a 6 ¼. Weight: 6.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1080110 (stock #J1556)
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$155.00
This sterling silver link bracelet is composed of openwork oval panels with stylized scrolls and swirls reminiscent of mid-century Scandinavian styles. It has a secure hidden hook closure that bears the maker’s and sterling marks. The bracelet measures 7 ¼ inches long by a little over ¾ inch wide. Weight: 38.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1080106 (stock #J1470 )
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$135.00
Mounted in a round, beaded silver gilt setting, the amber cabochons in these cuff links exhibit with a vivid honey color and some cloudiness. The cuff links bear the Soviet marks for .875 silver, as well as the town mark for Riga and an unidentified maker’s mark accompanied by the mark for 1957. They are securely hinged at one end of the bridge bar. The button portions measure 5/8 inch in diameter.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1080093 (stock #J1555 )
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$225.00
This Mexican sterling bracelet has a European influence, with its shield-like openwork panels. The domed centers are set with small black glass cabochons. The tongue-and-groove clasp is very secure, and the connectors between the panels exhibit are well soldered. The bracelet bears the unidentified mark of VGV as well as a sterling mark surrounded by a circular Hecho en Mexico. It measures 7 inches long by a little over 1 inch wide. Gross weight: 25.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1080092 (stock #J1558)
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$95.00
This exotic die-struck copper pin by Francisco Rebajes represents the Tragedy mask. It is pictured in Burkholz and Kaplan’s 1992 book on copper jewelry with its companion Comedy mask pin (p. 59). The pin has a secure rollover clasp and pin stem that may have been re-soldered. It measures 1 ¾ inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1080086 (stock #J1538)
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$59.00
Set with a polished black and white stone, this small tie bar is sturdily made and works nicely as a money clip. The stone is secured by zig-zagged wires. The bar is marked sterling, and measures 1 ¼ inches long, including the stone; the bar is 3/16 inch wide. Gross weight: 4.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1078810 (stock #J1553)
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$495.00
This dramatic pendant is composed of applied molten sterling silver on a trapezoidal frame. It is set with a small cabochons of jade and onyx, as well as a moonstone bead. It is suspended from a handmade sterling neckring with a hook and button clasp. The pendant and neckring are marked sterling; there is no maker’s mark. The pendant measures 2 ¼ inches by 1 3/8 inches; the neckring measures about 18 inches around. Gross weight: approximately 52.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1078808 (stock #J1551)
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$175.00
This sterling silver ring features a curved disc with applied molten strands of silver forming an organic dome. The inside of the disc exhibits a volcanic finish. The band is sturdy, and bears possibly a Norwegian mark of 925S, as well as an unidentified maker’s mark. The ring is a size 7. It measures 1 inch long, 1 inch wide, and about 1 1/8 inches high. Weight: 14.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1078806 (stock #J1549)
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$295.00
The decorative links on this long chain feature tiny ridged or beaded edges, as well as intricate rings within ovular elements. The links are strong and well soldered; there are three links that are missing an inner ring (see close-ups). Oval polished pieces of amber provide an unusual finished look to the piece; all show hardly any signs of wear. There is a spring-ring clasp on one end and a swivel clasp on the other; one bears an .800 silver mark, the other what appears to be a European silver mark. The chain, when unclasped, measures about 65 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1078803 (stock #J1542)
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$135.00
This sterling silver pendant has an arts and crafts feel. It features a central polished turquoise marbled with matrix that appears to be quite stable. It has an angular starburst design with a wide bale that bears a 925 mark as well as Hebrew markings. The .835 silver chain is not original to the piece, but is of the period. It is probably Austrian or Polish and measures 18 inches long unclasped. The pendant measures 1 ½ inches by 1 1/8 inches. Gross weight of pendant: 7.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1078802 (stock #J1552)
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$135.00
This sterling silver ring features a ‘taco’-like folded design with a zigzag band inside sitting on its edge. The inside of the folded piece has been deeply oxidized with a translucent finish. The ring exhibits various kinds of tool marks. The ring is possibly Norwegian, with a mark of 925S inside the band; there are also maker’s initials of JPC. Weight: 9.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1078798 (stock #J1541)
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$65.00
This sterling silver bracelet is made of two layers of S-shaped flat links, the top layer squared, and the bottom layer curved. The underside of the bracelet displays a textured side that looks as wearable as the top. The box clasp has a safety catch, and is marked sterling, with what looks like a partial maker’s mark. The tongue bears a patent number for 1967. The bracelet measures 7 ½ inches long by ¼ inch wide. Weight: 15.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1078794 (stock #J1546)
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$155.00
With their centers of crossed silver wire, these cuff links have the look of stitched buttons. They feature mother-of-pearl discs with black enamel dotted borders. They bear European silver marks on the back, and though they are hard to make out, they likely indicate .800 silver. Each button measures ½ inch in diameter; they have sturdy bridge chains. Gross weight: 6.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1910 item #1078792 (stock #J1545)
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$195.00
This unusual chain forms a long, Y-shaped necklace decorated with pierced balls. There is a swivel clasp at the end. The brass is coated in a dark patination, to produce a look similar to gunmetal. It is unmarked, but the openwork balls read European. The chain drops 29 inches, from the neck to the clasp.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1078788 (stock #J1530)
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$195.00
Reminiscent of the Scandinavian style, this intricately decorated sterling silver ring features what looks like a blue, bezel-mounted moonstone (it’s definitely not glass). The ring is in a wraparound style, with the top of the ring ending in a widened flap that overlaps the next finger. The top is decorated with highly detailed molded lily pads, leaves and tiny flowers that cascade down one side of the ring. The ring is unmarked, and exhibits what may have been an engraved inscription, now worn down, inside the band. The ring is sized at just under an 8. Gross weight: 15.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1077573 (stock #J1535)
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$135.00
Composed of geometrical open panels, this sterling silver bracelet is studded all over with tiny pieces of marcasite. It features a secure tongue and groove clasp and a sterling safety chain. There are seven marcasites missing, but it’s hard to tell without magnification because they are so small. The back of the clasp is marked sterling; there is also a sterling mark on the back of one panel along with a partial, unidentified maker’s mark. The bracelet opens to 3 1/2 inches across with the safety chain attached; it measures 8 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. Dating is conservative; the bracelet could be older. Gross weight: 38 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1077572 (stock #J1488)
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$95.00
This bold ring is set with a rectangular piece of polished carnelian-colored glass with a rounded top. It is secured by strap-like bands that span the length of the back and curve around the top to form two prong-like elements. The glass is secured to the mounting with adhesive. There is a 925 mark inside the band. The faux carnelian measures a little over an inch long by ¾ inch wide by a little under ¼ inch high. It is sized about 9 ¼.