Set with a polished, trapezoidal piece of rutilated quartz in an angular setting, this ring has a strong geometrical design. The quartz is clear with sharp, brownish inclusions that give the ring a dramatic flair. It is marked 925 and Italy on the underside of the setting. It is a size 9 scant.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1263134 (stock #J2118)
These cast sterling silver cuff links feature nicely detailed scrolled edges and are set with marquis-cut faux ruby cabochons. They exhibit hardly any wear, and the cabochons are securely mounted. The bridge bars are also secure and show no repairs or metal stress. The backs bear the maker’s mark of the Howard Sterling Company, Providence, RI, 1878-1902. Each button measures 5/8 inch long by 3/8 inch wide. Gross weight: 5.9 grams
Very small studs formed as squares with beading at the top and bottom. They are unmarked but test definitively for sterling silver. Each measures ¼ inch wide by 3/8 inch long. Weight: 1.1 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1263131 (stock #J2559 )
A classic design of engine-turned engraved vertical lines and molded edges on the larger, rectangular buttons, the smaller sides ovular with a textured surface. The cuff links are lightweight but well made, and appear to have been hardly worn. The connections and bridge bars are very secure; both bars are marked 835 for silver content with double-struck crabs, apparently to indicate Paris (silver mark used 1838-1962). The maker's mark also appears in a diamond-shaped reserve...
This ring has a lacy look but is quite solid in feel. It is cast in copper and hand-finished, with an indecipherable series of marks inside the band; it is probably Scandinavian. The top measures ¾ inch long, and about the same at the shoulders. It is sized for a small finger, at about a 4. Weight: 6.8 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1263127 (stock #J2558)
Decorated with circular engraved centers and white enamel Greek key borders. The bridge bars and connecting rings are in excellent condition. There are tiny spots of tarnish, especially around the embedded enamel. Marked sterling on the reverse; each button measures about ½ inch across. Weight: 5.9 grams total
A rectangular cast panel with a scrolled top and a reserve for possible engraving. It is not marked, but tests for sterling silver. It measures about 1 ½ inches long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 3.6 grams
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1263125 (stock #J2557 )
With one side molded as lilies with fine detail, attached by a curved bridge bar to ovular anchor buttons. They are marked sterling with a script mark of L, possibly LaPierre Manufacturing Co. of Newark, NJ. Each flower measures 5/8 inch long by ½ inch wide. Weight: 5.6 grams total
Composed of 11 textured, openwork panels with a brutalist feel, each decorated with an applied cobalt blue enameled abstract element. The push clasp is secure with a design that works nicely into the panels; there is also a figure-eight safety catch. The clasp bears the maker’s mark of Uno a Erre, in Arezzo, and the Italian sterling mark indicates a date range of 1944-1968. The bracelet measures 7 ½ in. long by 5/8 in. wide. Weight: 36.5 grams
Made in the Viking style, with a bold rivet-like design on the top of the band. The bangle closes with a chain and rod clasp and is very secure. The inside bears the marks of the maker, Kalevara Koru, the sterling mark of Helsinki, and the date code of Q8 for 1993. The two marks for Finland silver are struck as well, but indecipherable...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1930 item #1259759 (stock #J2555)
Decorated with green enamel stripes and eight-sided edges embossed with fleur-de-lys. The backs of the buttons are marked sterling, and the green enamel shows no losses. The connectors and bridge bars are quite secure. Each button measures ½ inch wide. Weight: 5.9 grams total
This bold studio piece is composed of a hand-wrought half-moon shaped pendant decorated with applied wires and impressed lines arranged randomly. It is suspended horizontally by a chain of forged wire bars connected by beaded rivets. The bib-like pendant is beautifully balanced to sit comfortably at the collarbone; the front hook closure makes for ease of fastening and removal. The reverse of the pendant bears the sterling mark on one end and a maker’s mark of sp on the other...
Composed of filigreed sterling silver panels, this bracelet is reminiscent of Chinese wirework, but it is American-made. The back of one panel is marked Jordan, for the R.M. Jordan Co. of Providence, RI, which produced a line of Russian- and Chinese-inspired jewelry during World War II, called its “United Nations” line. (A short write-up on p. 53 in the Sept...
Composed of two convex half-spheres, the pendant is cast as one main piece, with applied wire edging. It is marked sterling inside the larger sphere and is easy to match with any basic cable chain. It measures about 2 ½ inches long, including the bale. Weight: 5.3 grams
This handmade ring features a marquis-shaped agate cabochon; stone’s banding forms a dramatic, kaleidoscopic design. The stone is securely mounted in a jagged-edge bezel, and the back bears the sterling mark and maker’s mark of JF, possibly Native American. The silver has a warm patina, with minor signs of wear; the highly polished stone exhibits no wear or damage. The ring is a size 7 ¾.
A bow pin with a delicate, classic look from a popular jeweler of the period, Walter Lampl. The moonstone is securely bezel-mounted and features three applied sterling beads to one side. The back bears the maker’s mark and a mark for sterling, as well as a slightly bent pin stem with a very secure rollover clasp. The stone shows very little wear, as does the sterling silver, which exhibits a nice patina from age. The pin measures 2 ½ inches wide by 2 ¼ inches high. Gross weight: 16.8 grams
A nicely designed and sturdily constructed studio piece made of cast pieces expertly joined and finished. The geometric banding and incised rays at each end suggest a Southwest origin, but the only mark is a roughly engraved signature, I-Paul, on the back of the setting. The band is composed of three strands that diverge at the shoulders. The carnelian is smooth and without flaws or damage; the entire ring appears to have been hardly worn. It tests definitively for sterling...
Of angular abstract design, with a textured surface, set with two small chrysoprase cabochons. The band is composed of two parallel strands that are connected at the terminals. The marks for Spain and 750 for silver content appear on the exterior edge of one terminal, indicating a date range of 1934 to 1988. The ring measures about 6 ½.