Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1301068 (stock #J2594)
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$295.00
Evoking a sophisticated and cosmopolitan look, this Italian silver bracelet features five textured curved rings linked by bars inlaid with strips of turquoise enamel. The secure fold-over clasp bears marks for .800 silver and the city/date mark of Arezzo, 1944-1968. The maker’s numeric mark is not fully legible. The bracelet measures 8 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide. Weight: 64.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1301067 (stock #J2598)
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$275.00
These cuff links feature nice spinach jade buttons with beveled edges. Two of them are decorated with a central pearl; both pairs feature 14kt gold bridge bars and connecting rings. The hardware is unmarked. Each button measures 3/8 inch across.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1301039 (stock #J2597)
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$135.00
Formed as a monkey-like creature, this sterling silver key ring opens by possibly by moving the head forward on its hinge. Only the mark for Mexico is legible on the ring, but the piece is similar to the work of Melesio Rodriguez. There is also an obscured mark that looks like an Eagle 3, indicating Mexican sterling silver. The key ring measures,1 1/8 inches high by 1 ¼ inches at its widest point. Weight: 18.9 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1301038 (stock #J2596)
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$90.00
A wide sterling silver band supports a rectangular piece of polished blue and orange art glass. The inner band indicates sterling and displays the partial mark of Melvin Roman, a contemporary costume jewelry designer. The ring is approximately a size 6. The mounted glass measures 1 ¼ inches long by 1 inch wide by about ¼ inch high.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1301018 (stock #J2595)
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$275.00
This unmarked sterling silver pin, formed as an abstract star, exemplifies the spare yet dynamic designs that characterize much of Ed Weiner’s early handwrought work. This one is unsigned (as most of his star pins are), and measures 3 inches long by 2 inches at its widest point. It is secured by a rollover clasp that is original to the piece and in good working order. The surface is a bit tarnished, but shows no signs of wear or damage. Weight: 10.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1301016 (stock #J2592)
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$195.00
These octagonal cuff links are decorated with white tour à guilloche enamel work on a sterling base. A silver resist floral design has darkened over the years, creating a dramatic contrast with the enamel. Each cuff link measures ½ inch across. Total weight: 4.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1301015 (stock #J2591)
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$175.00
This ring features an organic design, with an asymmetrical domed form textured with wavy narrow ridges similar to seaweed. It bears the mark of Spanish jewelry designer Joachim S’Paliu. The ring is a size 8. Weight: 11.5 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1300963 (stock #J2590)
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$295.00
A sterling silver pendant necklace set with colorful stones in an oxidized surface, similar to the style of Matilde Poulat. The pendant is decorated with a central cabochon amethyst and roughly set with small turquoise beads and, possibly, coral fragments. Applied wirework wends around the pendant as well as the four drops. The chain is composed of oxidized bow-shaped elements with tire-tread edges, applied wire filaments, and roughly set tiny turquoise beads...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1960 item #1300962 (stock #J2589)
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$175.00
These delicate-looking, lacy links are actually form quite a substantial chain necklace. The links have a clever twist, but still lie nicely when worn. A jump ring at the end bears largely illegible marks, but one appears to have a European shape. The chain tests strongly for silver, with a content of at least .800. The spring-ring clasp may have been added later. The chain measures 24 inches long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 27.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1300959 (stock #J2588)
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$225.00
A lovely design by the respected silversmith Reveriano Castillo, this necklace is composed of a chain of twisted flat links, terminating at each end in a scrolled lyre-form pendant. The necklace measures 34 inches long and bears the marks R within a C, Taxco, the design number of 36, and the Eagle 3 mark indicating sterling. The piece is substantial and well made, weighing 58.1 grams, and makes an impressive, sophisticated statement.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1300958 (stock #J2587)
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$175.00
This pair of gilded sterling cuff links depicts a Nordic scene of a whale and sunlit mountain in blue and white enamel. The bridge bars bear the mark of Ivar T. Holth, Norway, and connect the enameled sides to scrolled anchor links. The enameled sides measure ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 7.9 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1300955 (stock #J2585)
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$225.00
A sturdy bracelet composed of a half-bangle connected with a series of abstract-shape hinged links, it bears the mark 'RIC,' for Erika Hult de Corral, along with her post-1980 mark of TR-26 on the box clasp and tongue. The safety chain appears to be original to the piece. The bracelet has a 7-in. interior circumference, and the widest elements measure 5/8 in. Weight: 29 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1300953 (stock #J2586)
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$50.00
A large bangle composed of 63 thin, white metal bangles, each decorated with oxidized and impressed bisecting lines. The thin bangles are entwined so as to lie comfortably on the arm, with a Slinky-like feel despite its heft of about 150 grams. The bracelet has a bit of flexibility for getting it over the hand, but for the most part its interior circumference of about 7 ½ inches is pretty firm. The composite thickness of the bracelet is about 2 inches around. It is unmarked.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1278497 (stock #J2583)
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A colorful piece probably made for the tourist trade, the bracelet features eight small faience scarabs with hieroglyphics on the reverse, and a dangling smaller scarab. The bezel mounts are secure and have open backs to display the writing. The scarabs alternate with double lotus blossom elements that are nicely molded and bear Egyptian marks for .800 silver assay marks for Alexandria. There is no date mark; the dating is conservative...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1278495 (stock #J2573)
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$45.00
These charming earrings have a delicate look but are sturdily made; they sit vertically on the ear. The screw backs are quite secure, and are marked sterling. The center of one bow shows a small manufacturing flaw. The earrings measure 1 inch long by 5/8 inch . Weight: 6.6 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1980 item #1278491 (stock #J2550)
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$35.00
Chain not included
Composed of a continuous metal band wound around a glass cabochon, this pendant has a clever design and sophisticated look. It needs only a simple cable chain and a dark fabric to bring out the cloudy, art glass that highlights pale pink or gray, depending on the light. The pendant measures about about 2 inches long. The silver chain in the last photo is sold separately.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1277788 (stock #J2583)
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$145.00
A beautifully executed pin that features a bezel-mounted oval chrysoprase surrounded by a layer of leafy flowers and berries. This cast layer is applied to a serpentine wirework frame reminiscent of late arts and crafts design. The roughness of the back of the pin is quite a contrast to the highly detailed work of the front; there appears to be a coppery sheen possibly attributable to the solder...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1277786 (stock #J2576 )
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$125.00
This elegant link bracelet has the look and feel of a much more expensive piece, but is made of silver gilt and set with faceted pieces of glass meant to imitate amandine garnets. The seven scrolled cast panels are highly detailed and are linked with connecting rings that are seamlessly fused closed. The spring ring is original to the bracelet and in good working order, and the attached end panel bears the mark 800 for silver content as well as what appear to be the maker’s initials of H.F.W...