GlitzQueen Antique and Vintage Jewelry
Home

 

Catalogue: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Period (2)

    detailed search

Lovely Vintage Enameled Silver Swans Ring

Catalogue: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Period: Pre 1970   item# 1161534

Lovely Vintage Enameled Silver Swans Ring
 click for details

GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


Sold; thank you! 

In a season when rings with animal motifs are the trendiest bling around, what fun to find that design in a historic jewel that will hold its value beyond the present and gain value as time goes on!

This ring with its pair of graceful swans is an enchanter, built up in shades of blue enamel with silver wirework on a domed band. We know it's from a Pennsylvania estate, but chronologically, it's one of those marvelous mysteries we run across now and then.

Whereas the design first suggests the late 1960s aesthetic -- hippie neo-Romanticism to the max -- the hallmark introduces a big question mark. The ring isn't stamped "925" (as was typical after the mid-1930s) or "Sterling" (as was seen earlier). Instead, it simply reads "Silver" -- suggesting not only a somewhat less than sterling grade but an early dating. Thus, the ring may be decades older than it seems. It isn't unlike some pieces produced in the early 30s, when Disney-esque figural jewelry was popular -- and it could be even older, an Arts & Crafts piece.

Certainly it has some age -- however much -- but most importantly it's absolutely stunning and, being adjustable, it can be worn by anyone on nearly any finger. Condition is great, with only a couple of little enamel flaws that appear to be original, not damage.

There's no charge for U.S. shipping (with an equivalent discount on international delivery) and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Vintage Heavy Sterling Snake Bracelet

Catalogue: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Period: Pre 1950   item# 143634

Vintage Heavy Sterling Snake Bracelet
 click for details

GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


Sold; thank you! 

Our lovable silver serpent has flowers and tendrils for scales - an ornate pattern with an Art Nouveau feeling - but his whimsical, starry-eyed face is pure Modernism. Probable dating would be mid-20th century and provenance is a New York estate. Origin might be Mexico but, in the absence of markings, I can't be sure.

This delightful little fellow is flexible enough to fit any size wrist. Wouldn't he look great on your suntanned arm this summer?

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift wrap is also free if desired. Please e-mail erinharris@comcast.net to confirm availability, order ot request more photos. Thanks for looking!


Return To Top

PAGE: 1 


member, TROCADERO © 1998-2014 All Rights Reserved
Home Join Shops Map Terms Help