Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pendants : Pre 1990 item #1234915 (stock #J1740)
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$85.00
A pendant of overlapping rectangular panels decorated with a stylized lion head and a small gold-plated bead in the upper left corner. The back bears the copyrighted mark of E. Pearl. This could refer to contemporary jeweler Erwin Pearl, but I have been unable to find any similar pieces in his catalogs. The pendant is very solidly made and measures 1 3/8 inches long, including the bale, by 1 inch wide. Weight: 12.4 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 2000 item #1230985 (stock #J2500)
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$95.00
A whimsical openwork pin formed as a running stylized reindeer or el The back bears the mark of Navajo silversmith Joe Delgarito, of Sedona, Arizona. It has a secure rollover clasp and measures 2 ¾ inches long by just under 3 inches high, measured at the antlers. Weight: 11.2 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1198551 (stock #J2437)
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$395.00
A substantial necklace composed of what appears to be a birdcage-style chain alternating with twisted elements. It is secured by a working box clasp. The clasp bears the Mexican marks for sterling and a post-1980 maker’s mark, the first letter of which is obscured. It measures 18 inches long, doubled. Weight: 132.7 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1190714 (stock #J2363 )
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$85.00
Composed of flattened, interwoven strips of sterling silver and set with an amber in a square bezel mount. The back has a secure rollover clasp and bears a maker’s mark of Strazdins, which could be a jeweler in Wilton, WI. The pin measures 2 1/8 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1190409 (stock #J2393)
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$325.00
Formed as a pectoral, composed of a molten and forged wire chain and a sizeable pendant with three drops. The top of the pendant is set with two cabochon amethysts. The back of the pendant shows unintelligible marks in addition to what appears to be a 925 for silver content; the pendant and chain test definitively for sterling. The necklace measures 15 ½ inches long when clasped; the pendant measures 3 1/8 inches wide by 4 ¾ inches long. Gross weight: 79.3 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1190398 (stock #J2396)
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$95.00
Hollow-cast, with an organic, seaweed-like embossed top enhanced with oxidation. The ring has a warm patina with light tarnish and is marked 925 for silver content on the outside of the band. It is a size 9 ½. Weight: 14.4 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1186795 (stock #J2383)
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$95.00
Decorated with an applied swordfish inset with cobalt blue enamel. The clip is well made and has good spring, with no metal stress and no loss to the enamel. It measures 2 1/8 inches long by 1 inch wide. It has a maker’s mark of TR-180, as well as the sterling and country mark. Weight: 20.3 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1186628 (stock #J2349)
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$59.00
Wide banded sterling silver featuring an oval rose quartz cabochon set diangonally. The ring is marked for sterling and exhibits a maker’s mark of DTP. It is a size 6.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1185053 (stock #J2323)
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$80.00
Composed of hammered copper hoops wound with silver wire. Each earring bears the applied oval plaque mark of Marjorie Baer, San Francisco. The earrings are pierced; they measure a little over 1 ½ inches across.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1184178 (stock #J2313 )
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$175.00
Composed of petal-like fans suspended from a rod. Inside one petal is the mark of designer Ingjerd Hanevold, who designed a series of pieces for David-Andersen in 1992. She still designs today under her own name. The earrings measure 2 ¼ inches long. Weight: 10.7 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pendants : Pre 2000 item #1182933 (stock #J2296)
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$195.00
Set in sterling silver with faceted amethysts and citrine, and pearls, enhanced with oxidation, all in imitation of Renaissance Revival pieces made during the early 20th century. It is most likely American-made; the maker’s mark is unidentified. The substantial bale also bears a 925 for silver content, an import mark for Birmingham, England, and the London date letter for 1992. The pendant measures 2 3/8 inches long (including the bale) and 2 inches wide.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1182552 (stock #J2320)
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$175.00
An abstract design composed of three layers of overlapping openwork squares. The cuff tests as silver, probably .800, but is not marked as such. It bears the impressed mark DEKAN, as well as an unidentifiable cypher. The cuff measures about 2 ½ inches across; it has a 1 ¼-inch opening between the terminals and a 6 ¾-inch inner circumference. Weight: 38.8 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1177539 (stock #J2258)
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$95.00
Of minimalist design, featuring a rectangular platform with a bezel mounting. It is set with a glass stone that can resemble turquoise in low light, but turns a bright green in direct light, as in the photos. The wide band (3/8 inch) bears the maker’s initials of JLW. It is a size 8 scant; the top measures ¾ inch long by 5/8 inch wide.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1176549 (stock #J2247)
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$175.00
Formed as four delicate, curled stems that fan out at the bottom, with a large central faux pearl and four smaller pearls suspended at the ends. The posts bear the English mark for 9ct gold; the maker’s mark of D&F appears on one of the curled areas. The earrings measure about 1 ¼ inches long and about 5/8 inch wide.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1171206 (stock #J2222)
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$325.00
Made in the Gucci classic ‘stirrup’ design, quite sturdy and appears hardly used. It bears the Gucci name and marks for sterling and Italy on the back. The clip measures 2 ¼ inches long by 1 inch at the widest area. Weight: 11 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1171202 (stock #J2219)
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$275.00
Composed of linked hand-forged curved pieces with an A-shaped pendant decorated with applied sterling beads. It is marked sterling on the back with an engraved initial A, probably the maker’s mark. The necklace has an internal circumference of about 15 inches; the pendant drops about 2 ¼ inches. Weight: 41.2 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Cufflinks : Pre 2000 item #1171084 (stock #J2215)
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$125.00
Formed as logs entwined with vines and flowers, these cuff links have a Victorian sensibility, but bear the Krakow assay mark for .800 silver, dated 1986-present. There is an unidentified maker’s mark of ZL. The logs are hollow. The marks have been struck on the smaller anchor bars, causing some stress to the silver, but no outright damage. The longer sides measure about 1 ¼ inches long and about ¼ inch in diameter. Weight: 6.2 grams total
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1169560 (stock #J2194)
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$85.00
These earrings are made from curled sterling silver panels of graduated width that divide into vertical bands. When worn, they curl under the ears. They are marked sterling bear an unidentified maker’s mark of G in a diamond. Each earring measures 2 inches long by ¾ inch at the widest area; the curled part measures 1 inch deep. Weight: 8.7 grams