A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch and earrings by noted silversmith, Maxwell Chayat. Brooch measures 1 3/4" long and 1 1/2" wide. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Marked Chayat Sterling. Earrings are screw backs and measure about 3/4". Marked Sterling on the screw back. Screw backs hold tightly. Sterling 'pearls' against oxidized darker sterling background. The set is in nice condition, with some tarnish...
Silverman's Selected Antiques
A vintage modernist sterling silver and pearl ring by Ed Wiener. Has a pearl suspended on a wire between the two ends of the shank above a concave oval sterling disk. Pearl moves between the two ends as it was meant to. Signed Ed Wiener Sterling. Measures about a size 4. Looks like the previous owner may have resized it. Looks great on!
A vintage necklace made of sterling silver and green stone in a modernist design. Measures 18" long and the dangles hang down 1 1/2" each. Marked with Israel 925 on the back of one dangle, very hard to read. Nice condition, has some minor tarnish. Lays nicely on the neck.
A substantial sterling silver cuff bracelet by the American Modernist, Henry Steig. Measures about 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1 1/2". Also measures 1 1/2" wide. Marked Sterling on one end and Henry Steig on the other end. Has some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. Great mid century design.
A very cool silver, (believed to be sterling) hand made necklace with a pendant that resembles a mobile. Has two prong set purple art glass stones. Necklace measures 15" around. Pendant drops down 2 1/2" and is 2" across. Hook closure. Has some tarnish. Great mid century design!
A pair of vintage modernist sterling silver earring clips. Measure 1 1/8" across and 1 1/4" high. Marked Sterling T2 on the back of the clips which hold tightly. Oxidation behind the orbs makes them pop! In very nice condition.
A wonderful vintage modernist sterling silver brooch signed Aniello. In an organic Arts and Crafts free flowing design. Has a blue swirled cabochon stone. Signed Aniello, Sterling. Has a roll over safety clasp that holds tightly. Measures 2 1/8" long and 1 7/8" across. Very nice light hammering. Looks handmade. Great condition.
A vintage sterling silver and possibly coral pendant in an abstract organic design. Lightly hammered background contrasts nicely with the polished layer of silver and the rough stone. Measures 2 1/4" long and 7/8" across. Marked on the back with an embossed Sterling, incised J. Powell and a scratched 'DK'. Has some minor surface scratches. Very nice work. Would look great on a chain or neck ring.
A vintage modernist neck ring with a twist in the front that holds a pearlized drop. Signed by the artist, looks like HG and Sterling. Could possibly be by Hans Gehrig, 1929-1989, Montreal, Canada Modernist Studio Jeweler. Looks hand made. Measures approximately 12" around with an opening of 1 ". Does not need to close behind your neck. Drop hangs 2" down and is 7/8" at the widest. Lays really nicely on the neck.
An vintage modernist artist signed sterling silver and stone, (agate?) brooch. Marked VF, Sterling and Hand Made. Measures about 3 1/4" long and about 1 5/8" wide. Has a roll over safety clasp which holds tightly. In very nice condition, a little roughness to one small part of the stone, but may be original. Looks hand made. Some minor scratches and tarnish. Looks great worn horizontally or vertically.
A very well made pair of sterling silver ear cuffs. Very similar to the Elsa Peretti for Tiffany ear cuffs. One end goes in your ear and the other end wraps around so there is no need for pierced ears. Measure 1 1/2" across and 1 3/4" tall. Measure 1/2" at the widest. Marked with either a capital E, M or W inside a rectangle, 925, and other marks that are difficult to read. Have some minor scratches. Quality pieces.
A vintage modernist silver hand made necklace and pendant signed ORNO, which was an artist cooperative in Warsaw, Poland in the 1960s. Chain is made up of circles and links and is stamped ORNO and with a lady's face looking right and the number 3 for 800 silver. Three dimensional pendant has the same markings on the bale. Pendant has a purplish brown speckled agate cabochon. Pendant measures 1 1/4" long and 7/8" across. Chain measures 15 1/2" long. Great mid century design.
A sterling silver, heavy key chain and fob by noted American Modernist Jeweler, Paul Voltaire. Features a heavy hammered disk attached to a thick curb chain with a hammered squeeze closure key ring at the other end. Measures 6 1/4" long. Marked Paul Voltaire Sterling. Inscribed Breezy, Xmas 1950 on the back of the disk. Very well made. Fine design.
An vintage modernist sterling silver ring. Marked St 925. Measures about a size 8. About 1/2" tall above the finger. In very nice condition, great patina. Looks hand made. Some minor scratches and tarnish. You can see through the top. Makes a statement!
A great pair of screw back sterling silver Mask earrings by listed artist and sculptor, Charles Val Clear. Signed Charles Val and Sterling. Screw backs are also marked sterling. Measure 1 1/2" long and 1/2" across. Have a nice contrasting patina for a cool effect. Screw backs hold tightly. Very Mid Century.
A vintage modernist brooch by noted silversmith Emily A. Day depicting a whimsical fish. Has a cutout shape of a fish with a thick sterling wire overlay. Measures 3" long and 2" across. Signed EA DAY, Sterling. Closes with a rolling safety clasp. Warm patina, well crafted.
A vintage modernist silver brooch in a classic mid century design. Measures 1 7/8" across and 1 3/4" down. Early 'c' clasp. Looks hand made. Very nice condition, we will let the new owner decide how much to polish. Unmarked.
An interesting sterling silver and pearl neckring in a minimalist style. Consisting of a silver cable with a five sided sterling silver pendant and pearl. Closes with the end wire inserted into a curved tube. Holds tightly. Signed on the bottom of the pendant with a mark we don't recognize and 925. Measures 17 1/2" long. Very nice condition. Looks great on.