Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Rings : Pre 1990 item #1128595 (stock #J1900)
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$195.00
A modified wraparound style, with the sterling band terminating in two marquise-shaped pieces of onyx ring. The inside of the band bears a mark for sterling and an unidentified maker’s mark of two mountain peaks with the initials MJ. The larger stone measures 1 ¼ inches long; the top of the ring is just under ¾ inch in width. It is a size 8.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Pins : Pre 1990 item #1114995 (stock #J1830)
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$75.00
A large feather pin with incised details along one side and applied tube quill down the center. The back is marked sterling and bears the mark of Navajo silversmith Lloyd Nelson, who apparently is no longer producing. The clasp is very secure and holds the pin neatly in place despite its large size. It measures 4 ½ inches long by 1 inch at its widest area. Gross weight: 17.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #848020 (stock #J560)
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$125.00
Weighing in at a healthy eight ounces, this necklace of reddish agate makes an attractive and bold statement. The large beads, which range from 1 7/8 inches to 2 3/8 inches in circumference, are highly polished and show shades of deep red-brown, mauve and gray. They have been restrung with wire thread, with tiny yellow metal spacer beads and a strong gold-filled spring-ring clasp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1173682 (stock #J2041 )
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$95.00
Composed of a square setting with an inset bezel mount that holds an amber cabochon. The inset area is enhanced by oxidation. The amber exhibits some wear and roughness around the edge of the mounting, but is stable. The setting measures about 5/8 inch square; the ring is a size 4 ¾. It is marked underneath for Danish maker N.E. From, 925S.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1126608 (stock #J1926)
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$145.00
Composed of alternating curved sterling silver panels depicting two historical scenes. The raised decoration shows sharp detail, and the background is highly oxidized. The panels are joined by ribbed connectors. The tongue-and-groove clasp is in good working order. The back of each panel bears the mark of Oslo jeweler N.M. Thune, as well as the back of the clasp, which is also marked for sterling. The bracelet measures 7 inches long and 1 inch wide. Weight: 39.1 grams.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1108072 (stock #J1513)
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$95.00
Decorated with classic Nordic scene of a canoer and moose in a snowy landscape, framed by a colorful aurora borealis. The enamel exposes nice guilloche work underneath, in a modified lozenge-shaped frame. The back bears the mark of Ivar T. Holth and the Norway mark for sterling silver. The silver is gilded. The pin measures 1 3/8 inches long by 7/8 inch wide. Weight: 5.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1124887 (stock #J1490)
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$75.00
Pewter band ring of graduated width, decorated with incised primitive bird design. The style of the ring is based on ancient Nordic culture, with arrow terminals and beaded edges. It is marked Tinn-Per, Made in Norway. The ring is a size 8 ½.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1045426 (stock #J1342)
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$79.00
En suite with the previously listed ring, this delicate bracelet is composed of linked small red enamel hearts. Its spring-ring clasp is original to the bracelet and in good working order. It is for a small wrist, measuring 6 inches long. It is attributed to Arne Nordlie, Oslo, as it is unmarked, and is probably .830 silver.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1045427 (stock #J1343)
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This tiny ring is sized for a very small finger. It features a center heart enameled in red, with a circular element on each side. The heart measures 1/4 inch long by 1/4 inch wide. The ring is sized at a 3 and bears the marks for .830 silver and maker Arne Nordlie, of Oslo, on the inside of the band. The band is very slightly distended.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1185055 (stock #J2319)
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$65.00
Formed as two adjoining concave ovals with applied silver beads, all set on a forged wire frame. There is a secure C-clasp on the back. The side bears the maker’s mark of Haakon Jakobsen, of Svolvaer, Norway, as well as the mark for .830 silver. The pin measures 2 inches long by ¾ inch wide. Weight: 6.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1073990 (stock #J1506)
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$165.00
This sterling silver disc pin, by Ivar T. Holth, is gilded and features an intricate wirework design. It is applied to a scalloped disc of white guilloched enamel. There is a secure rollover clasp on the back as well as the Norway, Holth and sterling marks. It measures 1 ¾ inches in diameter. Gross weight: 22.2 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1174223 (stock #J2233)
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$250.00
A reticulated sterling silver pendant of geometric elements and elongated bale, suspended from an .830 silver chain. Both bear the marks of H.C. Østrem of Drammen; it’s very unusual to find a pendant by this maker with its original chain. The script maker’s mark also is not often seen. The entire necklace measures15 inches long with the chain doubled, including the 3-inch-long pendant. Weight: 23.6 grams, total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1152517 (stock #J2095)
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$60.00
A combined classic look of contemporary and traditional, with the undecorated surface of the rectangles enhanced by scrollwork along the edges. The bridge bars are sturdy, and there are some minor surface scratches, especially to one button (see photo #4), although it’s hard to see without magnification. The bridge bars bear the mark of Nils Erik Elvik (1853-1935), of Oslo, as well as the mark for .830 silver. Each button measures ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 15.3 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1082469 (stock #J1575)
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$275.00
Inspired by the long art deco necklaces that ended in tassels, this silver chain belies its Scandinavian roots with a twisted, notched spike at each end. It is quite a versatile design; the strands can be knotted or draped, worn long or doubled. The chain itself is composed of doubled links, each with two perpendicular rings. The chain has a yet-unidentified maker’s mark, with a Norwegian silver mark of 830S...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Pre 1960 item #1039226 (stock #J1296)
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$135.00
The wirework on these silver cuff links is reminiscent of early 19th-century cannetille work, in which wires were wound and manipulated into rosettes and small peaks. These cuff links are marked 830S, and bear the name Henrik Lund, about whom apparently little is known. The sides are securely connected by soldered rings; each measures 1/2 inch in diameter and a little over 1/4 inch high. Weight: 8.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1169092 (stock #J1810)
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$115.00
A delicate abstract-form pendant is suspended from a long cable chain. The pendant is marked Norway, but the maker’s mark is hard to read, and appears to start with a D. The pendant measures 1 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide; the chain measures 12 inches long, doubled. Weight: 5.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1124904 (stock #J1909/J1833a)
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$295.00
An organic design, consisting of an uncut amethyst entwined in a sterling silver strand. The pendant is suspended by a silver wire that probably attached to a neck ring, as shown here. It bears the marks of Anna Greta Eker, and the Norway design studio she worked for. The pendant measures 3 ½ inches long by a little over an inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1091111 (stock #J1648)
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$225.00
This sterling silver and enamel bangle bracelet has a heavy, Nordic design that contrasts with its narrow, delicate shape. It bears the mark of Aksel Holmsen, an N in a square, which stands for the workshop’s ‘Norse’ line. The enamel is entirely intact, and is applied within bands of silver in the style of stained glass. The bracelet measures 3/16 inch wide, with a diameter of 2 ½ inches and an internal circumference of about 7 ¾ inches. Weight: 20.8 grams