Double eights, four streams, four knots ,however you see the design, you will see the strong statement that these brooches make. They are hand crafted and deeply engraved into swirling lines that have been anodized to emphasize their curves. I tried
wearing the two together on a lapel, one just below the other. This was a handsome look. I also put one on one side of a jacket lapel and one on the other and felt rather like a decorated officer. This too was handsome. The brooches are large , 2 1/3 inches high by 2 inches wide. They are strong, indestructible and unique, just as is the
silversmith who made them.
The colors of matrix turquoise and carnelian are a warm and beautiful combination in this hand made Native American cuff from Santa Fe. The stones stand out from their anodized silver background made more dramatic by the natural sterling borders. Engravings of waves and sun and the bear paw bracelet endings remind us of the Native American connection to nature. Perfect condition. Sized for a small wrist of 5 3/4 circumference or smaller.
Wiggly waves of sterling form large sections linked by rings in this whimsical, necklace that is most definitely wearable and fun in all seasons. Made in the 1950's or 1960's, the necklace falls gracefully to the top of the chest so that it accommodates a sweater or dress or shirt. Condition is perfect
An older design Georg Jensen bracelet made by the master in 1939. Both men or women will wear it with other silver bracelets or alone, The links alternate, one open braided link with one solid rectangular links for intriguing texture. The pre-1950 bracelets are difficult to find and high priced, yet the market offers post 1950 pieces frequently. Older Jensen designs, vintage made, are more solid and strongly constructed. This example is in excellent condition, has clean lines, and has grown to have a warm patina and silver glow. Measurements 7 1/2 long, 1/2 in high
Magnificent and bold silver necklace is curvilinear throughout with typical Margot style. The central section can be interpreted as an abstract bow or butterfly. A leading authority on Mexican Silver believes this to be a piece created for a competition by Margot. The necklace changes form in unique ways. The centerpiece, or bow section, can be separated and worn as a large brooch. (Image 2) In Georgian and Victorian periods, such a piece was known as an stomacher and was fastened above the waist. This same centerpiece, if separated once again, becomes two fluid brooches to be worn as imagination sees them. (image 3) The entire necklace may be fitted for wear just below the neck or lower on the chest by adding or subtracting links provided. This is a one of a kind example of the silver art of Mexico in its time of high creativity. A memorandum by Penny Morrill about this piece is included with the sale.
Clean geometric whimsy in a complex, beautifully enameled pair of silver earrings. This is a unique design by Margot, one of the master jewelers during the silver jewelry renaissance is Mexico, she opened her studio in Taxco. She was married to Los Costillo, another master silversmith. Margot is associated with expert enameling on silver. The earrings are in perfect condition and are signed.
For the sport in you, we have purchased a pair of Sterling Silver Cufflinks enameled in miniature with a St. Bernard and a hound and a retriever. The links are double, with one elongated oval side and one rounded oval side. The canine portraits are expertly drawn, detailed and whimsical. Take notice of the tongues as the dogs pant after their run. Connecting the two ovals of the links is a ring and bar. The elongated oval side makes them easy to insert in to a button hole. Unsigned and unmarked as to nation of manufacture. The silver tests as sterling. The reverse of the links shows tarnish but is now clean and bright. The cufflinks appear to be hand wrought or sand cast. No loss of enamel. Fine condition Measurements Width long oval: 1 in. rounded oval 14/16 in. Height 1/2 in.
A harmonious bracelet design, the work for which George Jensen was honored, is crafted in warm sterling silver with strong detail and balanced flowing lines. The moonstones are gem quality with a sky blue light that makes this magical gem unique. This is an "always" bracelet, beautiful no matter the day or time. It is a treat to put on and keep wearing. The bracelet stands alone, yet adds to other jewelry as your style dictates. Excellent
condition. Length 7 in.
Sterling silver cuffs,1 1/2 inches wide, are florid enough to make a show of themselves separately though they can be purchased as a pair for the drama of wearing one on each wrist. Paisley forms made of fronds, and abstract flowers cover the entire front of each cuff. The backs are shining and clean. The engraver had fun designing artfully. The fronds are outlined in a sawtoothed line. Areas between them are tightly cross hatched. There are exclamations of brush strokes for emphasis. As you can see in the clasp photo, one presses on a ridged oval to open the bracelet which has a hearty click when locked closed. There is a slight variation in the two cuffs, not in the paisley which is exact, but in some details of the engraving. The saw toothed frond outlines are the same. The cross hatching is not. One cuff has a ribbon of engraving along the front top and bottom. If you are lost in my detailed description, I'll make it simple. The cuffs are great looking and desirable. Will fit most medium to medium plus wrists Price for each is $ 975 which if bought as a pair becomes $950 each. c.1950
A striking cuff bracelet hand made in silver that is hammered all around, dimpling the surface. The bracelet has been hand executed by the artist. It is unique in the curve and slope of the cuff. Heart shaped when seen from above, it is apparent that the cuff is broad on the back and sides and then slopes gracefully to narrower at the hinge and clasp. Both back and front are duplicates of the other, therefore, if the bracelet turns on the wrist, no matter. Both sides are equal. Only the clasp differentiates the true front from the hinged back. A narrow gold band encircles the middle and centers the eye to the details. The clasp is hardy and secure. Fits a medium wrist with room to spare for a sweater underneath in winter.
Measured on a 6 inch wrist. Can easily accomodate a 6 1/2 in. wrist. Height at broadest is 2 1/2 inches. It narrows to 1 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Made by Grosse
Two silvery colors in one bracelet are the harmony created by a warm sterling and the silvery blue of lovely gem quality moonstones. The moonstones are in closed back settings. Each oval, floral link is textured by multiple techniques of hammering and engraving. Jensen was a master of clean flowing design which makes his jewels extremely wearable. On the reverse of the oval clasp is the makers mark stating that the bracelet was made by Georg Jensen in Denmark. T
his is a treat of a bracelet, understated yet just enough to give identity of style to its owner. c.1950 Denmark. Condition Excellent, Measures: 7 in. long. 14/16 high
Sterling Silver Cufflinks are beautifully enameled with a St. Bernard and a hound. The links are double, with one elongated oval side and one rounded oval side. The canine portraits are finely drawn, detailed and whimsical. Connecting the two ovals is a ring and bar. The elongated oval side makes them easy to insert in to a button hole. Unsigned and unmarked as to nation of manufacture. The silver tests as sterling. The reverse of the links appears to be hand wrought or sand cast A spot where silver has been tested for sterling content is visible. No loss of enamel. Good condition Measurements Width long oval: 1 in. rounded oval 14/16 in. Height 1/2 in.