Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1229181 (stock #J2501)
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$175.00
A handmade studio piece with petals formed from forged pieces of silver soldered together. The center of the flower features graceful stamen with applied yellow metal bead tops; the back of the piece exhibits their points of attachment. A bezel-mounted carved topaz scarab completes the design. The pin has a secure rollover clasp and bears the maker’s initials of an impressed JA on the back, as well as a sterling mark. It measures about 2 1/8 inches across, and about ½ inch deep...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1960 item #1222800 (stock #J2495)
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$175.00
A handmade piece reminiscent of the arts and crafts movement, this ring features applied leaves and vines around a squared bezel mount. The cabochon carnelian exhibits hardly any wear; the ring’s band shows a slight line that could indicate it has been sized. The ring is a size 5. It is unmarked.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1206389 (stock #J2463)
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$55.00
his handmade pin is set with two sugarloaf cabochons of lapis lazuli, one that still exhibits some polish, the other quite worn. Both stones are intact and securely mounted in notched settings. The pin has a homemade look to it, especially the back of one setting that appears to have partial markings possibly relating to a different origin. Both settings and the connecting bar test strongly for silver. The C-clasp is very secure. The pin measures 1 5/8 inches long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1200788 (stock #J2447)
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$45.00
Nicely ridged with a dark patina, a particularly graceful piece in this series by North Carolina silversmith Stuart Nye. The Nye and sterling marks on the back are partially worn off, as is a patent number. The rollover clasp is secure and is of a vintage design original to the piece, which is highly tarnished. The pin measures 2 1/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches. Weight: 6.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1185037 (stock #J2346)
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$95.00
Handwrought, with three applied half-spheres in the middle and upturned petal points. The pin has a secure rollover clasp and exhibits the mark for sterling and the maker’s mark of J. Leslie. It measures 2 ½ inches wide. Weight: 15.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1180675 (stock #J2266)
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$65.00
Composed of a sterling wirework frame decorated with applied silver beads, set with a baroque pearl. The pin has a modified C-clasp of brass, as is the pin stem. It is marked sterling on the back. The pin measures 2 inches long by ¼ inch wide at the middle.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1152092 (stock #J2105)
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$140.00
A late Arts and Crafts bracelet composed of applied leaves, berries and curled stems on sterling wire frames, reminiscent of the contemporary Danish style. The large foldover clasp is also handmade and in excellent condition; it is stamped sterling. There is no maker’s mark. All connecting links are securely soldered, and the silver shows no signs of stress or serious wear. The bracelet has been lightly polished, but still shows much oxidation. It measures 7 3/8 inches long by 1 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1147508 (stock #J2070)
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$325.00
The design of this pin is very similar to a Georg Jensen design, and exhibits the same quality of workmanship and hand-wrought elements. It is signed only Sterling on the back, with what appears to be a partial number or other mark. It has a very secure rollover clasp. It measures 2 ½ inches long by 1 inch at the widest area. It is a lookalike to Jensen’s no. 73 (see Georg Jensen Jewelry, David A. Taylor, Ed., p. 174 ). Weight: 20 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1141636 (stock #J2021)
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$225.00
Composed of a diamond-shaped sterling silver pendant suspended from a chain of curled and flattened sterling wire and amethyst glass beads. The pendant is constructed of separate triangular pieces attached to a central frame of curled wires. The back of the pendant is marked sterling. The entire necklace measures 13 ½ inches long (chain is doubled); the pendant alone measures 4 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1141635 (stock #J2032)
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$75.00
This pin appears to be a late arts and crafts piece. The acorn is solid cast and soldered to the oak leaf and stem; the leaf is hand cut. There is a rollover clasp that appears to be mid-century and manufactured; it is in excellent condition and very secure. The back is marked Hand Wrought Sterling, partially obscured by the acorn stem; there is an unidentified maker’s mark of what looks like an angular DG within a fish. The pin measures 3 ¼ inches long by 1 ½ inches wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1140728 (stock #J2010)
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$145.00
Formed as four oak leaves and three acorns, with a curled stem, it bears the mark of New York jewelry designer Nino Bisso. There is little information on Nino Bisso (1906-1988); internet sources peg his company’s production from the 1920s through the 1940s. The back of the pin bears two applied plaques with Bisso’s marks. It also bears the original rollover clasp. It measures 3 inches long by 2 1/8 inches wide. Weight: 20.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1940 item #1132951 (stock #J1988)
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$350.00
One of Mary Gage’s iconic forms, modeled as of hanging leaves, vines and berries. The work is both solid and serpentine, and bears the artist’s signature roughness in its construction. The pin exhibits its original rollover clasp in good working order. It measures 2 3/8 inches long x 2 1/8 inches wide. Gross weight: 18.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1970 item #1131799 (stock #J1968)
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$135.00
Handcrafted and decorated with a curling vine, the peas made of graduated malachite beads strung on a wire. The rollover clasp is secure, and the pin is well balanced when worn. It measures 2 ½ inches long by ¾ inches wide. It is conservatively dated, and could be older. The pin is marked sterling.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1960 item #1120963 (stock #J1888)
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$49.00
Press-formed as three copihues, the Chilean national flower, the pin has a reinforcing frame on the back and curling stems; it is marked ‘Plata 900’ to indicate silver content, and tests definitively for silver. It has a Scandinavian arts and crafts look. The back also exhibits the stamp ‘Chile’ as well as an older-style rollover clasp, which is very secure. The pin measures about 1 ½ inches by 1 1/8 inch. Weight: 4.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1960 item #1117989 (stock #J1859)
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$50.00
Set with chrysoprase cabochons of different heights. The screw backs look to have been added later, the solder obscuring marks on the back of the earrings, one of which may be sterling. The other looks like a maker’s mark. They have a Scandinavian feel, though they also could be American. The screw backs are marked sterling. The earrings could have started out life as something else, such as buttons or cuff links. Gross weight: 4 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1116788 (stock #J1844)
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$65.00
A nice late arts and crafts piece, consisting of an oval turquoise cabochon, heavily embedded with matrix, set in a sterling silver bezel mount. It is surrounded by an inset frame, with a closed back. The back is marked ‘Handwrought Sterling’; the ‘H’ is partially obscured by the vintage latched clasp, which is probably a replacement for the original C-clasp. It measures 1 inch long by ¾ inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1116777 (stock #J1842)
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$135.00
The trapezoidal, hammered panel is decorated with applied silver wire and beads. A faceted smoky quartz sits securely within a modified bezel mounting. The stone shows no wear or scratching; the C-clasp on the back is well soldered and secure, as is the pin stem. An 800 is impressed into the back to indicate .800 silver. There are no other marks. The pin measures 2 ¾ inches long by 1 1/8 inches at its widest part. Gross weight: 19.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1114992 (stock #J1829)
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$65.00
Comprised of sterling discs decorated with various hammered and molded fruits, applied to a thicker disc. The screw backs are in good working order and marked sterling; the backs are marked sterling and with a maker’s mark of ATK. One of the center rounded fruits bears a small impact mark or dent; there is no other evidence of damage. The earrings measure ¾ inch in diameter. Weight: 11.7 grams