A very cool modernist brooch by Taxco Silversmith, Alfredo Villasana. Measures 2 1/8" by 1 1/2". Marked on the back Sterling, 925, Mexico, Taxco, Eagle #2, Villasana. In very good condition with some minor scratches to the black. Has a safety clasp.
A sterling silver and rosewood cheese knife by William Spratling. First design period. Rope handle, exaggerated curve on blade. Great balance. Marked with conjoined 'WS', Taxco and 925. Being sold 'As Is'. Blade is bent and has dings along the edge. The previous owner has inserted two rivets to keep the handle together. The rope trim is a little loose. Great design.
A set of four vintage Sterling Silver small dishes or trays by Frederick Davis. Marked with the embossed conjoined initials FD and 925. Measure about 3 1/2" across. In very nice condition, have some tarnish and minor surface scratches. Quality pieces. Will sell as a set or individually.
A striking sterling silver modernist bracelet of overlapping rectangles from Taxco, Mexico. Measures 7 1/2" long and 1" wide so great for a larger wrist. Hook closure securely fastens. Signed 925 for Sterling, Mexico and TC-85 for the Taxco artisan's registration number. Has some minor surface scratches. Heavy and well constructed. Looks and feels terrific on.
A vintage Mexican silver brooch in a classic flower design. Marked Mexico 925 on the back for Sterling. Also has the Logo for Carta Blanca Cerveza Beer on the back of one petal. Maybe a 'Thank you' gift or a premium. Measures approximately 3 1/4" long and 2" across. Older 'C' clasp. Very nice condition, some very minor surface scratches, no visible dings. Nice patina. Will leave the polishing to the new owner if they choose.
A mid century modern necklace or pendant in pewter by Eivind Hillestad, Norway. Marked EH, design number 514 and Norsk Tinn for Norway Pewter. Pendant has a black enamel 'cabochon'. Measures 2 1/4" long and 2 1/4" across. Chain is 24" long and has a spring closure. In nice condition with some minor scratches. Cool mod design!
A vintage clamper bracelet by Hilario Lopez who was a silversmith for Margot de Taxco. This is one of Margot's well known designs, vines and berries. When Margot closed her shop, she gave her molds to her silversmiths and this is likely done with one of those molds. Marked with the initials HL surrounded by Sterling and Taxco, 925. Also marked Mexico and Eagle #3. Measures 7" around the inside and 2 1/4" wide...
A vintage Mexican silver brooch in a William Spratling design. Unmarked. Measures 1 1/4" long and 1" wide. Safety clasp. Some minor surface scratches. Great classic design.
An interesting hand wrought sterling silver brooch with an oval stone in green with black swirls. Has a cut work overlay. Measures 3 1/2" long and 1 1/2" across. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Marked D? on the back, (maybe a maker's mark). Has some tarnish. Reminds us of a bat or stingray. Well made and nice weight.
An Arts and Crafts period silver hammered cuff with a reticulated 'M'. Beautiful handiwork. Looks like there's a remnant of a mark behind the 'M', but it is impossible to decipher. Measures 6 1/4" around with a 3/4" opening. 1 3/8" tall. Wonderful condition with some minor surface scratches. Circa 1920s.
An Arts and Crafts Bar Pin Brooch by Unger Brothers. Signed with their cojoined UB mark, Fine Sterling and 925. Measures 1 3/4" long and 1/4" wide. Has a rollover safety clasp. Pretty design, nice condition.
A vintage Mexican silver modernist bracelet. Wonderful geometric design. Measures 7" around and 1/2" wide. Has a box clasp that snaps tightly and a safety chain. Very well made. Weighs 42 grams. Marked with Eagle #3, and Taxco Mexico 925 around initials which are hard to make out. Minor surface scratches and tarnish. Looks great on the wrist!
A rare and early brooch by American Modernist Jeweler, Ed Levin in an exotic wood with sterling silver overlay and copper rivets. Measures 2 1/4" long and 1 1/4" across. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Pin is slightly bent. Marked LEVIN Sterling. Has a little wear to the edge of the wood on the back and some minor scratches and light tarnish to the sterling. Great mid century design.
A vintage modernist sterling silver and amethyst ring by noted Danish Silversmith, Niels Erik From. Has a conical amethyst cabochon. Marked FROM 925s on the inside. Measures about a size 6. Can be resized because there is no design on the back. Cabochon measures 3/8" across and 3/8" high. In nice condition, a tiny bit of roughness to the very tip of the stone. Amethyst has natural occlusions. A great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
A rare pair of sterling silver and pearl pierced earrings by American Studio Jeweler, Merle Boyer from Hawaii. Measure 7/8" long and 5/8" across. Marked Boyer on the back of each. Great mid century design.
A wonderfully hand made Arts and Crafts sterling silver and dog tooth or blister pearl pendant on a paperclip chain. Marked Sterling on the back of the pendant and on the spring clasp. Pendant measures about 2" long and 1" wide. Chain is 18" long. Lightly hammered. Has some minor tarnish. Very delicate work.
A wonderfully made sterling silver necklace and matching bracelet by noted sculptor and silversmith, Albino Manca. Born in Italy, Manca moved to NYC where he did sculpture and also worked in silver. He died in 1976. This necklace measures about 16 1/4" long and the bracelet is almost 8" long so it would accommodate a larger wrist. Necklace is marked A. Manca on the hook closure. Bracelet is marked A. Manca, Sterling and Hand Wrought near the hook closure. Very detailed, warm patina...
A vintage sterling silver hand wrought pendant with what looks like a moonstone cabochon. Pendant measures 2" long and 7/8" wide. Chain has a spring clasp marked sterling and measures about 19" around. Very nice condition, dark patina. A well made studio piece.