Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1019036 (stock #J1118)
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$55.00
Here is a handmade ring of two types of wood mounted in a sterling silver frame. The wood is scored into small squares. The rectangular top is soldered to a sterling band and sits so that it rises about 1/2 inch from the finger. The ring is unmarked, but tests for sterling. The top of the ring measures 3/4 inch long by 5/8 inch wide. The ring is sized to a 7.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1117996 (stock #J1855)
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Composed of a single band of sterling silver, split into two pieces lengthwise. The undecorated, thinner piece overlaps the wider, textured piece. The piece is nicely design and lays nicely on the wrist. It is marked only sterling on the inside. It measures ½ inch wide at the top and ¾ inch wide at the wider terminal. It has a 7 ¼-inch inner circumference and a 1 1/8-inch opening at the terminals. Weight: 31.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1190707 (stock #J2390)
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$65.00
Rectangular, decorated with applied geometric abstract motifs, enhanced by oxidation. The rectangular panels swivel on hinges, as do the anchor bars. The anchor bars are marked sterling and bear a patent number for a 1948 hinge design; there is no maker’s mark. The panels measure a little over 1 inch by ½ inch. Weight: 17.5 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1014436 (stock #J1095)
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$185.00
Henry Steig was a self-taught New York metalsmith who worked from 1949 to 1972, primarily in sterling silver. Steig was considered a constructivist, using negative space as a design element, as seen in these handmade sterling silver earrings. The drops are formed from flattened wires curled into triangular pinwheels and are attached to a standard screw-back attachment with a convex top. They are secure and in good working order...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1091132 (stock #J1660)
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$125.00
This sterling silver pin has an abstract design that features a disc of bright chartreuse enamel. It has a leaf-like shape with a single silver wire wound around the length of the pin. On the edge of the wire sits the maker’s mark of John Bryan. The pin measures 2 inches long by a little over 1 inch at the widest area. Gross weight: 8.3 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1244168 (stock #J2527)
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$95.00
Formed as fish skeletons, they are nicely made, with working screw backs that are marked sterling. The backs of the fish are also marked sterling, along with a partial mark that ends with the word ‘Silversmith.’ Please note that some of the pictures show the surface with a yellow cast; the truest color of the silver is in the last two photos. Each earring measures 1 1/8 inches long. Weight: 6.6 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #831428 (stock #J853)
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$45.00
Here is an interesting handmade sterling silver hairpin with an abstract design at the top. There is no maker’s mark, but it is marked sterling on one of the prongs. It is 4 inches long, and 3/4 inch wide at the top.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1108035 (stock #J1606)
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$125.00
This pin features an applied abstract motif of molten silver mounted on a rosewood panel. The wood has a backing of silver and a secure rollover clasp. It has a handsome design and is expertly constructed. It is unmarked, but all the silver has been tested, and is most likely sterling. The back bears a secure rollover clasp.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1039223 (stock #J1310)
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$69.00
Although unmarked, this bracelet is composed of a series of strong, V-shaped sterling silver links; the panels between them test for a lower grade of silver (as does the fold-over clasp). The panels are decorated on the front with coral-red and violet enamel enhanced by iridescent swirls; the back of the panels reveal a wood-like texture from incised designs. The bracelet measures 7 1/4 inches long by 1 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1038902 (stock #J1298)
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$75.00
Probably Czech, this necklace features three lapis-blue glass panels molded with embossed Asian designs, attached to a yellow metal flexible, snake-like chain. It has a secure spring-ring clasp and features ornate openwork caps attached to both ends of each piece of glass. The necklace measures around 16 inches long; the center glass panel measures 1 1/8 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1970 item #1177543 (stock #J2261)
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$95.00
Composed of molded layers of white and black stripes, the white top shows some tiny imperfections from the molding process and slight scratching that is hard to see. The ring platform rises a little over ½ inch from the finger; it measures 1 ¼ inches long by 1 inch wide and is sized a 6 1/4 scant.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1970 item #1177545 (stock #J2262)
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$95.00
Featuring a bisected design of white and black with a curvilinear top. The ring shows very few signs of wear save for some faint surface scratches. The top measures 1 ¼ inches long by 1 inch wide. The ring is a size 6 ½ scant.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1098420 (stock #J1695)
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$59.00
Made of white metal, signed Napier, with quality detail in the decoration and construction. Three textured pods hang from a leaf that is well molded and highly oxidized. It has a secure rollover clasp. The pin measures almost 3 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide.
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1277009 (stock #J2567)
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$60.00
Rectangular panels decorated with molded stylized images of musicians, enhanced with a textured, oxidated background. The back of one earring bears the mark of Atkinson Trading Co., Chandler, Arizona, the other earring, the words ‘Navajo’ and ‘sterling.’ Each measures 1 inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 9.5 g total
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.