I. MICHELSON STERLING SILVER & VERMEIL CIRCLE PIN. New York: stamped on the back with the maker's mark. A circle pin with a gold-over-silver (vermeil) bow or ribbon on the upper left. The circle is studded with 26 rhinestones and there are an additional three accenting the bow. The pin measures approximately 1 3/4 inches at its widest point. The rhinestones have closed backs (see enlargement 4) which dims their lustre somewhat otherwise in fine condition. A nice example from this scarce ...click for details
A STERLING SILVER AND GENUINE GARNET CIRCLE PIN. Stamped 925 and with the maker's mark RNM. Hinged straight pin on the back with a safety clasp. The pin is formed as a circle and is prong set with eight faceted oval garnets each measuring approximately 1/4" in width. The brooch measures 1 1/8 inch in diameter. In excellent condition.
A LARGE OVAL MALACHITE AND STERLING SILVER PENDANT WITH 25" ROPE-TWIST CHAIN. Clasp is marked DAVIAN and PATENT 3427891. The pendant is bezel set with a fine polished cabochon malachite stone measuring 1 1/2 inches in height by 1 1/4 inches in width. The stone has a fine handcrafted framework featuring a blossom and feather design which overlaps the stone. The border has a circle of florets. The overall measurement of the pendant is 2 1/2 inches from top of bail to bottom by 1 3/4 inches at ...click for details
A FINE STERLING SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL "LEAF" PIN DESIGNED BY WILLY WINNAESS. Stamped on the back with the designer's initial W (within a circle) and with a balance scale (within a circle); D-A; 926 over S (within a circle); NORWAY STERLING. A fine blue guilloche enamel leaf brooch measuring 2 3/4 inches in length. In excellent condition.
A STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) ESSEX CRYSTAL STYLE "HORSE & RIDER" BROOCH. Circa 1930s. A LARGE AND FAIRLY HEAVY sterling silver brooch with a gold wash (vermeil) finish. A domed glass center features a HORSE & RIDER. The rider, wearing blue silks, is astride a galloping horse. There is slight loss to the rider's boot. Please see enlargements for details. Stamped STERLING. The brooch has a hinged straight pin at the back with a safety clasp. The pin measures 2 1/4 inches ...click for details
A GORGEOUS STERLING SILVER "EAGLE'S HEAD" PENDANT AND BOX CHAIN. The eagle is a beautifully handcrafted piece set with an inlaid design of turquoise and red stone. The detail is quite remarkable with the inlaid design ending in a scalloped finish at the base of the head. Stamped STERLING. Not original but included is a 24 inch box chain stamped ITALY and 925. The Eagle has no maker's mark but I believe it to be crafted by a Native American. The eagle head measures 1 inch by 1 1 ...click for details
A sterling silver and hardstone PIETRA DURA OVAL PENDANT or CHARM. Probably Italian but not marked. The pendant has a FLORAL PIETRA DURA DESIGN composed of malachite and other hardstone pieces all within a silver rope-twist frame. The pendant measures 1 inch (including jump ring and bail) by 1/2 inch. In excellent condition.
A small but definitely charming brooch formed as a Rooster, Hen and Two Chicks. Circa 1920. The pin has a hinged straight pin on the back with a C clasp. The birds are accented with red, orange, green, and yellow enamel. I have not attempted to clean the pin which has been constructed of three separate parts giving it a three-dimensional look.
A WONDERFUL STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) and RHINESTONE "MOVABLE" TURTLE BROOCH. Stamped 925. The brooch is formed as a turtle whose back is studded with rhinestones and who has red stones for his eyes. The body is MOVABLE. His head, arms, feet and tail ALL MOVE!. The pin measures 2 1/4 inches by 1 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Estate piece.
A FABULOUS STERLING SILVER-GILT (VERMEIL) MOVABLE BEE BROOCH. Stamped 925 on the back. The bee is studded with rhinestones and has red stones for his eyes. The piece is assembled so that the wings and body are MOVABLE. There is a great lot of detail on the antennae and legs. The brooch is quite LARGE - measuring 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. In excellent condition. Estate piece.