Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1055610 (stock #J1400)
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$125.00
This whimsical, handmade modernist is in the form of a stylized banjo. It is securely prong set with a pink and brown marbled agate, and the neck is delicately formed with an Asian feel. The piece is unsigned, but marked sterling, with a rollover clasp in good working order. It measures 3 inches long by 1 3/16 inches wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1055608 (stock #J1401)
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$165.00
This modernist pin features an organic design composed of a slice of rough-edged, translucent banded carnelian secured within a biomorphic frame of thick sterling silver wire. It is unsigned and bears only a sterling mark. A rollover clasp secures the pin. It measures 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1055607 (stock #J1406)
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$125.00
This charming old Mexican sterling silver pin features a glass turquoise cabochon at the center of a vintage-style telephone. A twisted wire comprises the cord. It is conservatively dated; it could be as early as the late 1930s. It is marked ‘Silver/Made in Mexico’ on the reverse. The pin has a secure C-clasp and measures 1 3/8 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches long. Weight: 23.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1052171 (stock #J1289)
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$145.00
This sterling silver bracelet features six handmade panels constructed of four horizontal bands of sterling. The top band is plain and gilded, and is applied to the second band with a textured surface. The third band is decorated with an applied abstract line of silver with three tiny silver beads, and is attached to a fourth undecorated band. The back of each panel is signed D.K. and 925; the panels are connected by scored hinges...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1052169 (stock #J1390)
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$85.00
This sterling silver pendant features a ‘space age’ design with a center amethyst cabochon. The surface is textured and oxidized for a whitish patina; there are a few tiny spots of oxidation. The amethyst is securely prong set. The back of the pendant and the bale exhibit a 925 in a cartouche with the words ‘Industria Argentina,’ which roughly translated means Made in Argentina. The pendant, with bale, measures 2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1052166 (stock #J1391)
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$135.00
This substantial sterling silver bangle bracelet has a classic modernist design of an oblong shape with two flattened sides. The sides, however, are thicker and a little more rounded than the more common interpretation. It is marked inside with the Mexico Eagle 1 and the maker’s initials of ESM. The surface exhibits a nicely aged patina, with a hint of tarnish. Inner dimensions are 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/8 inches. Weight: 33.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1052163 (stock #J1388)
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$69.00
These late arts and crafts sterling silver earrings are formed as oak leaves with a ‘berry’ at the base. They were made by Albino Manca (1896-1976), who was an Italian sculptor and metalsmith who lived and worked in both Italy and New York. (There is a statue by him in New York’s Battery Park). The earrings have very secure clip backs, and the mark of A. Manca Sterling is found on the back of one earring. They each measure 1 inch long by 1 inch wide. Gross weight:7.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1048450 (stock #J1384)
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$250.00
Constructed in the Renaissance revival style, this necklace features grotesque masks interspersed with scrolled openwork panels. It has a hook clasp, and underneath each connecting bar there is an impressed scrolled design; one has the Peruzzi maker’s mark as well as a sterling mark. It measures 17 inches long by a little over 1/2 inch wide. Weight: 48.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1048449 (stock #J1380)
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$115.00
This charming pin is also pretty substantial, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches. The edges are ruffled to imply a woolly coat, and the mother and baby are each wearing a bell collar. Rollover clasp is in good working order. The pin is marked sterling on the back. Weight: 33.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1048447 (stock #J1379)
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$95.00
Set with round and baguette rhinestones, this well-made costume pin looks to have been lacquered to preserve the shine of its sterling silver frame. It bears the maker’s mark of WB and is marked sterling and Germany. The design is classic Art Deco, with miligrain decoration that is reminiscent of platinum jewelry of the period. All rhinestones are secure and are set with both bezels and prongs. The rollover clasp is original and in good working order...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1046834 (stock #J1377)
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$95.00
Decorated with white enameling enhanced with geometrical designs, these sterling silver gilt cuff links are marked Norne for the Sandefjord, Norway, workshop of Aksel Holmsen. A curved bridge bar securely connects each side. The enamel shows no loss or scratches; there are some stubborn areas of tarnish along the edges of the silver. The cuff links are marked on the bridge bars as well as on the back of the larger sides, which measure 7/8 inch long by a little over 1/2 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1046588 (stock #J1369)
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$450.00
This sterling silver bar pin features suspended medallions of classical profiles and other Homeric elements, an iconic design of George W. Shiebler of New York. It has a secure modified C-clasp on the back as well as the maker’s mark of a winged S, and a design number of 590. It is also marked sterling. The pin measures 3 inches wide by a little over 1 1/2 inches at its longest drop. Weight: 20.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1046584 (stock #J1375)
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$95.00
This unusual ring was made by ORNO, which, according to an Internet source, was a post-war cooperative of jewelry designers in Warsaw, Poland. It is composed of a polished agate cabochon mounted in a dome that is decorated with embossed Egyptian hieroglyphics. It bears the Polish marks for .800 silver and the assay mark for Warsaw, 1963-1986. It is a size 7 3/4.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1046580 (stock #J1362)
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$95.00
The design of these cuff links suggests a Norse influence, though the openwork gives it a delicate feel. They are marked 830S with an unidentified maker’s mark on the connecting link; they are probably Norwegian. The larger sides measure about 3/4 inch in diameter. Weight: 6.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1046575 (stock #J1372)
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$59.00
This sterling silver ring features an unusual (for Mexico) design of flowers and stems applied to an oxidized disc. The flowers are raised to form an openwork design, and the flowers are set with three faux turquoise glass cabochons. The top of the ring measures a little over 3/4 inch in diameter and exhibits a circular maker’s mark of JFR. It is a size 5 1/4.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1046561 (stock #J1368)
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$85.00
This sturdy pin is probably the work of an American maker; its Scandinavian style is reminiscent of VikingCraft or early Danecraft. It is well cast, with an original working rollover clasp; it is marked sterling on the back, but no maker’s mark. It measures 2 1/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Gross weight: 16.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1045579 (stock #J1350)
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$130.00
These sterling silver earrings have a bold modernist design and bear the mark of Niels Erik From, Denmark. The wing-like shape gracefully curves outward at the open center. Patina is warm, with only slight signs of wear; the earrings have had a light cloth polishing since the photos. They measure 2 inches long from the top bead, and 1 1/2 inches at the widest area. Weight: 13.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1045578 (stock #J1357)
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$49.00
These white and yellow metal cuff links are costume pieces but exhibit some beautiful metal work decoration. The white metal buttons have canted corners and are framed with embossed scrolls around a center of intricate engine-turned engraving over a hammered surface. The center exhibits a translucent effect. The cuff links look hardly worn. The backs and hardware are yellow metal. Each button measures 1/2 inch square; the maker’s mark of Krementz, Newark, NJ, is on the back.