Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1029073 (stock #J1201)
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$85.00
Formed as a huddled figure in a sombrero, this sterling perfume bottle by Ormex doubles as a pin. The hat screws off to reveal the original applicator attached underneath, as well as the maker’s mark around the rim. The pointed top of the sombrero is made of cobalt blue glass. The rollover clasp is in good working order. There is an impressed area on the rim of the hat (see Photo #1). The piece measures 1 1/4 inches high from the tip of the sombrero by 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches deep at the hat. Gross weight: 10.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1129847 (stock #J1950)
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$150.00
Formed as a grotesque face in the Aztec style. The pin is constructed in layers with applied elements forming facial features and other ornamentation. It is marked Doris/Silver/Mexico on the back; according to Bille Hougart’s book on Mexican silver marks, Doris is a shop in Cuernavaca. The pin measures 2 ½ inches long by 1 ¾ inches wide. Weight: 29.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1026003 (stock #J1181)
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$60.00
Based on a classic design motif, this pinwheel-shaped pendant is small but hardly unassuming. It has a substantial feel and look, and the bale is roomy enough for a variety of chains. It is marked on the bale with the initials HOB in a diagonal, as well as Mexico and 925. Photos 3 and 4 show the pendant suspended from a sterling chain and a sterling neck ring. The pendant measures 5/8 inch across, and a little over 1/4 inch thick. Including the bail, it is 1 1/4 inches long. It is a small piece, but quite substantial. Weight: 15.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1073993 (stock #J1509)
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$75.00
This sterling silver handmade ring winds gracefully around the finger for a clean, modern look (it is not adjustable). The thickened terminals narrow at the center of the band for a comfortable fit. The inside of the band is marked Taxco, with the eagle 3; there is a mark of three digits or letters that is hard to make out. The top measures about ½ inch wide. The ring is sized 4 1/2. Weight: 14.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1187125 (stock #J2367)
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$145.00
Formed as a stylized snake with incised tail and oxidized head with applied circular elements. The patina is soft and is nicely enhanced by the oxidation. The inside of the band bears the partial marks for sterling, Mexico and Los Ballesteros. It is a size 7 scant. Weight: 8.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #983494 (stock #J991)
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$85.00
These handmade, two-sided cufflinks each feature a square piece with an incised geometrical design connected by a figure-8 to a dome-shaped piece. The links are very securely soldered to each side; there is a tiny ‘ding’ to one dome. The squares measure about 5/8 inch and are marked Sterling and Taxco.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1035496 (stock #J1291)
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These whimsical dice come with a red flannel drawstring bag that bears the retailer’s name of Emi Fors and the address, Costera M. Aleman 1999, Acapulco. Each is marked with the circular mark for Taxco 925 with the initials MLM in the center; one has the Eagle 3 mark. The dice are hollow, but very sturdily made. Each measures 3/8 inch per side. Weight: 5 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #831472 (stock #J763)
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$49.00
Here is a nicely designed, solid pair of Mexican sterling silver earrings. They are decorated with balls and curls around center squares, defined by a subtle patina. They are marked sterling, but bear no maker’s mark; the clip backs are in good working order. They measure about 1 inch square.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #830792 (stock #J700)
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$125.00
This bracelet is constructed of six hinged panels designed as leaves and berries, with a fold-over hook clasp. It is marked on the back of the clasp with the Mexican maker’s mark of ETD, which is unidentified. It has a nice warm patina, and two of the berries have very minor impact marks. The bracelet measures 7 1/4 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. Weight: 34.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1316573 (stock #J2644)
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$85
Featuring a delicate, butterfly-like design, these earrings are unmarked except for a sterling mark, but definitely read Mexican. Most likely they date from the 1950s and measure 1 5/8 inches long by 1 inch wide. They are secured by kidney wires with hooks and are worn perpendicular to the ear. Weight: 5.8 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1108083 (stock #J1587)
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$59.00
An undecorated wraparound ring with a nice, warm patina. It bears the sterling marks for Mexico City, and a maker’s mark that resembles R.CH, followed by another unidentifiable letter. It measures 3 ½ inches at the terminals, and is about a size 7. Weight: 6.5
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1066357 (stock #J1447)
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$195.00
This sterling silver necklace is composed of curved panels with recessed areas that divide each panel into three sections. The middle section remains silver; the outer sections have a copper and brass plating. The necklace is nicely made, with soldered links and a secure tongue–and-groove clasp. The back of one panel is marked with two circular Taxco sterling marks. The necklace measures about 17 1/2 inches long; it is a little over 1/4 inch wide. Gross weight: 54.9 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1113842 (stock #J1825)
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$95.00
A pair of earrings with a dramatic geometrical design with heft, literally and figuratively. The square drops feature rectangular pieces of wood and black glass inset within a sterling silver framed panel, separated by strips of silver and copper. The drops suspend from small sterling silver drums with screw backs attached. There is some scratching to the glass, which is roughly cut. The silver has a warm patina. The panel backs bear an interesting set of marks: the maker’s mark for C. Lopez, with what looks like a partial eagle 3 mark, as well as marks for sterling and Mexico; and a script mark for sterling over what looks like a stylized N with a small protrusion. The screw backs are marked simply silver/Mexico. The drops measure just under 1 inch square; the entire length, including the drum at the top, is 1 ¾ inches. Gross weight: 22.7 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1316562 (stock #J2617)
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$140
Composed of a continuous narrow silver band wound around a graduated band of flexible material, this necklace is designed to hug the base of the neck and move with it. It dates from the 1950s or early 1960s, and bears a partially worn sterling mark at one end. The clasp is very secure and the necklace has retained its shape, showing hardly any signs of wear. It measures about 15 ¾ inches long; the width ranges from ½ inches to ¼ inches. Gross weight: 45.5 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1132960 (stock #J1979)
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$175.00
A cuff bracelet made of three bands of oxidized silver with seven separate brass wires wound around the bands at various points. The bands are fused together at the terminal. The cuff is unmarked. It measures a little over 6 ½ inches internal circumference, with a 1 3/8-inch gap at the terminals. Gross weight: 28.1 grams
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1319903 (stock #J2678)
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$95
This artisan-signed piece is composed of a shield-shaped copper pendant embedded with curved bands of silver in an abstract design. The surface of the copper looks to have an acrylic coating. The top of the pendant serves as an embossed silver tube through which a sterling snake chain has been run and finished with a handmade hook clasp. The back of the pendant is signed Katie Cleaver, Bennington, VT, and dated April 10, 1991. There is also a mark for copper. The pendant measures 1 7/8 inches by 1 3/4 inches; the chain is 16 1/2 inches long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1234911 (stock #J1607)
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$135
In the form of a stylized leaf the pin features a pierced and cutout design, enhanced with blue and black oxidation. The decoration also features both applied and recessed circular designs. A rollover clasp is on the back; there are no marks, but the pin gives a strong silver test. It measures about 2 ¼ inches long by 1 ¼ at its widest part. Gross weight: 12.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1108536 (stock #J1333)
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$95.00
Of an abstract form, composed of an irregular-shaped sterling silver textured panel, with a similarly shaped piece of chrysoprase secured to it by twisted wire. The surface of the stone shows a small scratch where the wire has rubbed; otherwise, it has maintained its polished finish. The pin has a rollover clasp in good working order; sterling is double-stamped on the back of the panel. It measures just under 2 5/8 inches long by 1 ¼ inches wide.