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Graceful Large Art Deco Brooch of Carved Ivory

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Far Eastern: Pre 1940   item# 1037984

Graceful Large Art Deco Brooch of Carved Ivory
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505.205.1404


$95 SALE. Was $125.
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Carved from beautifully grained ivory, this elegant brooch is a highly sculptural form suggesting a feather fan or palm frond. The stylized design is pure Art Deco -- so, by American 75-year standards, the brooch is already antique, not merely vintage.

Based on its immaculate condition and the modern fastener that's obviously a recent addition, I expect the carving spent decades as a display piece before becoming a jewel. Of impressive size, it measures about 2.5 inches long and 1.75 inches wide. Provenance is a Florida estate and origin is most likely Asian.

As you know, ivory is becoming rarer by the day, due to entirely appropriate regulations in place since 1972. Prices are rising accordingly, so this item represents an extraordinary value.

There's no charge for insured 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!



Antique Silver Dangle Earrings Exotic Asian Tribal

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Far Eastern: Pre 1930   item# 611878

Antique Silver Dangle Earrings Exotic Asian Tribal
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GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
505.205.1404


$80 SALE (Reduced from $95)

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If you enjoy exotic jewelry, you'll love these hand-made silver earrings. Two inches long, they're highly decorative -- combining stamped, cast, hammered, soldered & wire wrap details. Even the ear wires are hand-drawn.

Exact metal content is uncertain. Several small spots seem to reveal another metal, but may simply reflect the vagaries of coin silver, which was always an alloy. Provenance is an estate in New Mexico, where unusual jewelry has always been an element of high style. Condition is quite good, relative to age. These are definitely very old. I don't know enough about Asian jewelry to date them with precision (or identify the ethnic origin) so, if you help with that, please let me know. I'm calling them pre-1930, but they may well be 19th century.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!


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