Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1278497 (stock #J2583)
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$225.00
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 : Silver : Retro : Pre 1970 item #1278492 (stock #J2571)
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$125.00
This chain is unmarked, but tests strongly for silver and features Peruzzi-like, Renaissance-revival elements. Two charms, one with a lion rampant and the other a feathered scepter, exhibit heft in look and feel; masklike elements and various silver beads are interspersed with aventurine beads and faceted crystals. The lion rampant element reads “Firenze,” suggesting an Italian origin. The chain is continuous and measures approximately 16 ½ inches long when doubled.
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1277785 (stock #J2577)
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$125.00
Translucent, brownish agates alternate with rectangular, openwork floral elements, producing a bracelet that is delicate with a bit of heft. The stones are securely bezel-mounted and nicely polished, showing hardly any wear; the links are intact and exhibit no metal stress. The tongue of the clasp bears the sterling mark and securely inserts into a cabochon mounting. The bracelet measures 6 7/8 inches long; the agates measure about 3/8 inch.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1960 item #1277783 (stock #J2579 )
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$145.00
A very delicate and colorful bracelet, featuring gilded silver filigreed panels enhanced with blue and green and blue enamel. The enamel is in lovely condition, with only tiny areas of loss. The tongue-and-groove clasp is very secure and shows some loss of an outer layer of metal (the clasp is silverplated). There is also a gold-filled safety chain. The tongue is marked 800 for silver content, and the Italian silver mark indicates either CE for Caserta or GE for Genoa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1930 item #1277781 (stock #J2580)
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$65.00
Composed of white metal in the shape of a pagoda-like structure. A piece of scalloped jade celluloid represents a drum or gong; the structure is decorated further with amber-colored celluloid pieces and a red-glazed ceramic bead. The pin is unmarked and measures 2 ½ inches high by 1 ¾ inches wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1277780 (stock #J2581)
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$125.00
Features a piece of amber carved and polished in the shape of a blossom, surmounting a sterling silver stem with vines and leaves. A small bud is represented by an amber bead. The pin stem is marked 925; the pin is probably European. The rollover clasp is in good working order. The pin measures 2 ¾ inches long by 5/8 inch wide at the blossom.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1980 item #1277739 (stock #J2582)
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$265.00
Composed of 8-mm carnelian beads alternating with rough wirework beads of a slightly larger size and low-content silver. There appears to be a mark struck on one link (see photo 5). The chain measures approx. 32 inches long, unclasped. A modern spring-ring clasp has been added.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #1277737 (stock #J2574)
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$65.00
Features a scrolled border surrounding a goatherd tableau, this pin features a strong C-clasp and a nice aged patina. It bears both the silver mark of 830S and the partially worn maker’s mark of Niels Erik Elvin (1853-1935), a conjoined NE in a horseshoe. The additional mark of mønsterb. on the back signifies a copyright. The oval pin measures 2 inches long by1 5/8 inches high. Weight: 14.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1277736 (stock #J2569)
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$45.00
These double-sided, oval cuff links are undecorated and in very nice shape. The sides are joined by removable figure-8 bridge bars that are marked sterling. They are probably American-made. Each button measures 5/8 inch by 3/8 inch. Weight: 4.1 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1277735 (stock #J2562)
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$45.00
Set with a lovely blue faceted marquise-cut topaz, the ring features a sleek, two-tiered sterling band. The stone is secured by a four-prong mount, and the band exhibits a warm patina from age. The ring is a size eight, and bears an unidentified maker’s mark of what appears to be an initial within the outline of a cut stone.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1277734 (stock # J2561)
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$20.00
This sterling bar pin has a sturdy, molded floral frame and features a cabochon amethyst. It is reminiscent of early 20th-century design, but is probably a nice quality mid-century imitation. The C-clasp is quite secure, and there is a barely legible mark of 925 on the back of the pin. It tests definitively for sterling silver. The pin measures 2 1/8 inches long by 5/8 inch wide.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1277733 (stock #J2560)
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$15.00
This pin is unmarked, but is definitely of Scandinavian origin. It is stamped and tests definitively for silver; it is probably a souvenir from a trip to Norway. The disc features a Viking ship in the middle, with an angular openwork design around the edge, in the ancient Nordic tradition. It is light but sturdy, with a secure C-clasp and measures 1 ¾ inches across. Gross weight: 6.4 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1277732 (stock #J2570)
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$45.00
These cuff links feature a delicate geometrical design in pink and blue, hand painted under the glaze on a white ceramic ground. The buttons are framed by sterling embossed rims and are joined by removable sterling figure-eight bridge bars. The glazing leaves tiny gaps in some areas around the edge. They bear the mark of Coddington Bros. and Heilborn, of Attleboro, Mass., and measure ½ inch long by ¼ inch wide. Gross weight: 4.1 grams total
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1277731 (stock #J2568)
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$65.00
This triangular pin features a cabochon pink quartz set in a recessed bezel mount. It bears the mark of Danish maker N.E. From and the sterling mark. Deep patination on the front enhances the stone. The rollover clasp is very secure. The pin has a small nick to the edge on the back, shown in the detail photo; it is not viewable from the front. Each side of the pin measures 1 ½ inches long.