modemodern vintage and antique jewelry accessories and decorative arts
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1980 item #1277828
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$195.00
Beautiful vintage necklace, probably Italian, in sterling silver, with very ornate and well detailed two sided charms or drops in the form of Roman or Greek coins. Marked 925. It weighs 40 grams. 37 inches wearable length. The large drops are 3/4 inch wide and the small drops are 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1262499
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$265.00
Gorgeous vintage 1930s Art Deco heavy sterling silver necklace with large brilliant cobalt blue faceted glass stones in openback bezel settings, held with prongs in the front. Marked STERLING in two places, and also marked with a maker's mark. The stones have pointed backs. The color of the stones is warmer than it appears in photos. Spring ring clasp. Wearable length is 15 1/4 inches. Stones and settings are 7/16 inch or 11mm wide. Substantial for its size at 49 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1258739
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Stunning fabulous vintage 1930s Art Deco sterling silver riviere necklace with brilliant glittering aquamarine glass stones in openback bezel settings with prongs in the front. The stones have pointed backs. The spring ring clasp is marked STERLING. 15 inches wearable length. The stones and settings are just under 3/8 inch wide, or 8mm. There are 34 stones. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1252478
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$45.00
Beautiful vintage circa 1940 or 1950 Native American screw back earrings with stunning spider web turquoise stones in sawtooth bezel settings. Not marked but test positive for sterling silver with jeweler's acid. 9/16 inch or 15mm wide and 5mm deep for the stone and setting only not including the backs. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229180
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Stunning early Art Deco sterling silver bracelet with large emerald cut prong set glass stones, openbacked and unfoiled, signed H&H Sterling, with a star hallmark. This is the mark of Hamilton & Hamilton Jr., of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from approximately 1896 to 1915. This piece is probably from 1910 - 1915. Box slide clasp with two matching smaller stones, set perpendicular to the larger stones. Just under 3/8 inch wide and 6 7/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229177
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Beautiful glittering sterling silver 1920s Art Deco bracelet with square cut openback unfoiled stones which are either lead crystal paste glass or rock crystal, prong set in frames with very soft repousse decoration on the backs. Early spring ring clasp made with a collar instead of a thumb tab. Clasp is marked STERLING. 6 3/4 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1910 item #1229130
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Beautiful antique 18th century style gold washed silver Italian drop necklace with flower basket, or giardinetti, "little garden," motif. Circa 1900, marked ITALY, and tests positive for at least 800 silver. Wearable length is 19 inches. Center drops 2 7/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1940 item #1178258
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Fabulous early Art Deco Egyptian revival necklace with five tiers of colorless round beads festooned between two sterling silver mounted incredible green glass paste scarabs, with sterling filigree slide clasp. 1930s. The clasp is marked STERLING. Probably French. The colorless beads are probably rock crystal. They don't look like glass...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1129419
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Beautiful large antique brooch in unmarked silver, with large glass paste stones with tiny black dots painted in the centers, mimicking the open culet (the flat bottom of the stone) of early diamond cuts. Circa 1800. With C catch and extended pin stem. The setting is silver with parts possibly silver plated. The center stone is very large, 13mm/1/2 inch in diameter, and the surrounding stones are 8mm in diameter...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1114482
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Fabulous and large antique drop necklace in very finely worked silver, with large blue chalcedony carved round beads on a fine chain with tiny very detailed silver flowers, and with a large blue chalcedony drop drilled and invisibly suspended from a flower form mounting. Circa 1910. Spring ring clasp. The metal is not marked but tests positive for at least 800 silver. Similar necklaces are pictured in "Warman's Jewelry" by Christie Romero...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1065216
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$165.00
Very unusual beautiful bracelet in sterling with small prong set openback stones in pink and green. Circa 1920 or earlier, and marked STERLING. The green stones look like genuine stones, with inclusions, and are probably some kind of chalcedony. The pink stones are probably glass or synthetic rubies. The stone settings are engraved to create a star effect...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063926
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Beautiful earrings in classic MATL style. By Matilde Poulat of Mexico City. Circa 1950. Marked MATL in script, 925, and MEXICO, and both earrings are marked with eagle 129, which is the correct number. The screwbacks, which are original, are marked ALPACA, which is of course a white metal alloy. With detailed baroque wirework, tiny turquoise cabochons with beautifully aged green color, and pyramidal amethysts. 1 1/2 inches long and just under 1 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063924
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Beautiful dimensional bracelet with repousse work in pre-Columbian style motifs. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO MEX and signed CP or OP. It weighs 51 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 3 3/4 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. The tips of the longest "fronds" have some very slight unevenness which is most likely from the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1063923
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Fabulous vintage necklace with thirteen glowing "dragon's breath" glass cabochons simulating fire opals, in baroque, deeply worked settings. Marked STERLING, TAXCO, EMMA, and numbered 279. This is the mark of Emma Melendez of Taxco, active 1953-1971. Slide clasp. 16 inches wearable length and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063922
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Early pre-eagle large bracelet with a lacy flower form pattern. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO. With a darkened aged finish. It weighs 59 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 4 inches wide in the front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 7 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063921
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$245.00
Beautiful unusual bracelet with inlaid abalone and large hemispheres along the edge. Marked SHG or SHC, TAXCO MEX STERLING 925, and with eagle 3. Circa 1950. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. It weighs 69 grams. 3 1/2 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. There is a very small corner loss to one end of the abalone at one hinge, probab...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063919
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Lovely brooch in the form of a winged insect. Marked 925 STERLING MADE IN MEXICO, and with a maker's mark consisting of a conjoined J and F. Unknown maker but this mark is listed in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. Circa 1940. Beautifully executed in glowing colors with the same guilloche enameling technique used by the Margot de Taxco workshop. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's e...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063918
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Chunky dimensional bracelet with hinged crescent form links with incised decoration and applied silver beads. Circa 1935, with early pre-eagle marks. Marked MEXICO SILVER. With pin closure which is attached on both ends, making a nice double chain when closed. Substantial at 81grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 7 inches wearable length, just under 7/8 inch wide, and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. No ...