A sterling necklace with a stylized Pre Columbian bird motif in the style of Graziella Laffi. Measures 16" long and 1 1/4" wide. Marked 925, JCHM(?), and Industria Peruana. Has a spring closure which holds tightly. Has a warm patina and some tarnish. Fun modernist Peruvian piece.
A whimsical brooch by noted Peruvian silversmith, Graziella Laffi. Depicts a Pre Columbian Inca God or Man wearing some kind of ceremonial hat. Sterling silver with greenish blue and tan enamel. Measures 1 3/8" across and 1 5/8" tall. Signed G. Laffi Peru, 925. Very good condition, some minor surface scratches. Rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. New owner may choose to polish. Interesting design!
A pair of stylized bird earrings in sterling silver and enamel by Graziella Laffi. These dangling earrings, in a Pre Columbian bird design, hang 1 1/2" from the hook and measure 1 1/8" across. Marked Peru, G. Laffi 925 on the back of one and the same thing plus Welsch for the store they were purchased at on the other. In nice vintage condition, has a tiny fleck to the enamel on one eye. Great design!
A vintage sterling silver brooch by noted Ecuadorian modernist, Joaquin Tinta. This brooch, in the shape of a dove, has a light blue cabochon for an eye and a layered wing. Measures 2 1/8" across and 1 5/8" high. Marked Sterling, Tinta and Ecuador. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Has some minor scratches and a little tarnish. Well constructed, nice weight and great design.
A wonderful vintage modernist bracelet by Graziella Laffi with her classic birds in sterling silver and blue enamel. Marked Peru, G. Laffi, 925. Measures 7" long and 1 1/8" wide. Has a box clasp that snaps tightly and a safety chain. Has some tarnish. Great whimsical design.
A sterling silver and 18K gold brooch or pendant in a bold, hand made design. Depicts an Incan god in 18K gold on a layered hammered sterling silver shield. Has a 'snake' shaped overlay on one side and a mirror image cut out on the other. Measures approximately 2 7/8" long and 1 7/8" across. Signed with Peru, 925, the initials AMD and 18K. Has a safety rollover clasp that holds tightly. Also has a large triangular bale so can be worn on a neck ring or chain...
A stylized bird in sterling silver and enamel by Graziella Laffi. Has a tongue! Also has cut outs on the body. Measures 1 5/8" across and 1 1/4" tall. Marked Peru, Laffi 925 on the back. Rollover clasp holds tightly. In nice vintage condition, has some very minor surface scratches and a bit of tarnish. Green enamel eye. Great unique design!
An unusual, heavy silver bracelet made up of three panels depicting a figure holding a rough cut green stone. Has Four connecting sections of 6 links between each panel. Measures 7 3/4" long so good for a wrist 7 1/2". Has a fold over clasp that snaps tightly. Marked 0850 or 0950 on the clasp. Very hard to read. In very nice condition, new owner may choose to polish. Feels great on!
A vintage sterling silver figural necklace with turquoise and coral inlay. Marked 925 for sterling on the back of the pendant and on the hook closure. Pendant measures 1 5/8" long and 1 1/4" across. Detailed chain measures about 16" total. Nice condition, fine work. Fun design.
A sterling silver and enamel brooch in the style of Graziella Laffi. Depicts a stylized pelican in shades of blue, green, yellow and brown enamel. Marked Peru, 925 on the back. Measures 1" across and 2 1/8" tall. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Well made and in very nice condition. Fun, modernist design!
A vintage hand made sterling silver necklace in a Pre Columbian design. Measures 17 1/2" long with the pendant dropping down 1 1/4". Hook closure. Unmarked. Looks great on.
An interesting sterling silver brooch. The three dimensional head of a woman wearing a headdress surrounded by a hammered silver concave disk. Could be Mexican or Latin American. Not sure. Measures 2" across. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Marked Sterling. Very cool design!
A classic large Pre Columbian sterling silver bird brooch by Graziella Laffi. Measures 2 1/2" across and 2 1/8" tall Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Wonderful condition. Signed Peru, G. Laffi, 925. Really stands out!
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A vintage heavy sterling silver brooch by noted Peruvian silversmith, Graziella Laffi depicting a scene with a stylized pelican. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" across. Signed Peru, G. Laffi, 925. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Enamel is in very nice condition. Haven't seen a Laffi brooch in this style before. Pretty colors. Quality piece.
A cool brooch by noted silversmith, Graziella Laffi in the shape of a stylized fish. Measures 1 1/2" long and 1 1/2" tall. In hammered sterling silver with an enamel eye. Marked Peru, G. Laffi, 925 on the back. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. In nice condition, has some minor surface scratches and light tarnish. Love the geometric lines!
A vintage pendant or brooch with a silver Pre Columbian design over an orange carved lacquered wood or resin base. Measures 1 1/2" long, 1 1/2" across and 3/8" thick. Marked Peru X on the back. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly or a bale so can be worn on a chain. Very nice condition. Would look great on a neck ring or a chain.
A vintage hammered sterling silver brooch by Graziella Laffi. Has sterling overlay which depicts a Pre Columbian Incan Tumi God. Measures 1 1/2 " across and 1 5/8" tall. Marked with G Laffi 925 and Peru. Has a rollover safety clasp which holds well. In very nice condition, may need some cleaning, but will leave that to the new owner. Nice work, interesting design.
A pair of vintage sterling silver cufflinks by Graziella Laffi depicting a Pre Columbian creature on a contrasting darker hammered background. Measure about 1" across. Marked Peru, G. Laffi, 925. Very nice condition. Lots of detail.