Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1194559 (stock #J2407)
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$135.00
An unusual and large necklace by Finnish maker Aarikaa, composed of wooden beads dyed in shades of iridescent brown and green. The drop features large, 23mm beads with decorated with 8mm beads; the necklace portion is composed of 15mm beads. They are connected by wires with ring terminals. There is a hook clasp and metal tag with the mark of Aarikka/Made in Finland. The necklace measures 17 1/4 inches long when clasped, including the drop.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1193983 (stock #J2406)
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$145.00
Composed of wood beads that are dyed red, wire-mounted on a pewter bar and from chain swags. Unfortunately, the photos show the red as a fire-engine red; the beads actually are darker, more of a maroon. Photo 3 is the closest to the actual color. It is a sizeable brooch, but lightweight, and secured on the back by a modified C-clasp. It is signed Aarikka Finland on the back of the pewter bar, which has been highly oxidized. The chains appear to be made of darkened brass...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1131801 (stock #J1971)
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$35.00
Teardrop-shaped copper earrings with a recessed area of anodized copper. This is a rendition of Renoir’s ‘Honey Bear’ design (see matching necklace at J602). The clip backs are in good working order and quite secure. The copper finish is bright, with minor scratches. Each earring measures ¾ inch wide by 1 ¼ inches long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #1091117 (stock #J1650)
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$45.00
This interesting piece of Coro costume jewelry is made of sturdy white metal, featuring pre-Columbian motifs. The double chain exhibits a scored design and a secure spring-ring clasp. The pendant measures 2 3/8 inches long by 2 1/8 inches at the widest area. The entire necklace drops 14 ¼ inches.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #973290 (stock #J982)
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$125.00
Here is a stunning example of California maker Francisco Rebajes’ jewelry designs. The necklace is constructed of stylized leaves linked by folding the top of one over the next, to produce a sinuous movement. The silver-plated finish is brushed to soften the patina, and shows some tarnish. The tongue-and-groove clasp is in good working order, and bears the Rebajes mark. The necklace measures just under 16 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #941001 (stock #PJ164)
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$60.00
This necklace is a nice example of Renoir’s early enameled copper line known as Matisse. The mottled red and white enamel is opaque, as opposed to the translucent, glassy work that characterized the firm’s later enameled jewelry. The overall design is reminiscent of the abstract expressionist art of the 1950s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #911752 (stock #PJ155)
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$175.00
This copper pin is hand-constructed with architectural elements and securely set with a copper disc enameled in turquoise. It features a cone at each corner set on intersecting bands that are curled at each end. The square panel supporting all the pieces has a hammered look with slightly curved corners. There is a deep reddish patina to the copper, and some white areas of oxidation...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #845585 (stock #J718a)
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$50.00
This graceful necklace was made by the California firm of Renoir, which specialized in copper jewelry. It has a secure hook clasp, with the Renoir signature on the hook. It measures 18 3/4 inches long, including the chain.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #840158 (stock #J915)
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$115.00
This necklace has a classic form and, in certain light, looks to be plated in two colors of gold. The beautiful surface condition is a result of a rolled gold-plating process used by the Newark, NJ, firm of Krementz & Company. The exotic design is reminiscent of primitive jewelry, composed of graduated pointed vertical drops alternating with ovular beads. A braided chain with spike and drum closure completes the retro design. The Krementz signature in block letters is on the back of one drop...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #840114 (stock #J916)
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$115.00
Composed of delicate vertical leaves, this necklace looks to be of fine gold, but is really made of gold-plated metal. The bright surface shows very little wear, due to Krementz & Company’s rolled gold-plating process used on the Newark, NJ, firm’s best lines of costume jewelry. The leaves are textured with detailed lines produced by careful engine-turned engraving. The chain is composed of tiny cylindrical pieces secured to a fine wire so that they are stabilized...