A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch with a pearl in the shape of an abstract conch shell. Signed Parker Sterling. Measures 1 7/8" long and 1" wide. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Interesting flattened surface. Looks like a slice of sterling. Well made, good weight.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1236860 (stock #JJ1245)
An Arts and Crafts bar pin in acid etched brass finish. Measures 2 7/8" across and 1/2" high. 'C' clasp holds tightly. In the style of Forest Craft Guild. Shows a little wear to the finish. Good looking period piece.
A Fine Arts & Crafts Copper Silent Butler from the workshops of Dirk Van Erp in San Francisco. Applied decorative initials "E G W". Measures about 7 1/4" across, about 10 1/2" to end of handle. Very good condition, with some verdigris near the loop handle. Signed on bottom as shown. Nice example.
A vintage sterling silver abstract modernist ring by Walter Wright, a Los Angeles jeweler. A five sided central design with three dimensional circles and bars coming off a blackened background. Approximately a size 10. Marked Walter Wright Sterling. Has some tarnish, a few scratches on the back of the band and a little wear to the black. Very hard to find studio artist.
A vintage hand made sterling silver pendant with a raw quartz pillar in the center. Almost looks like a window with a candle on the ledge. The stone's texture looks like drip marks on the side of the 'candle'. Measures 1 3/4" tall, 3/4" wide and 1/4" deep. Has some tarnish. Suspended from a 19" chain. Chain has a spring closure marked sterling. A well made studio piece.
A vintage modernist sterling silver pendant by Elis Kauppi for Kupittaan Kulti Oy, Turku Finland. A sleek simple design with a long bale and green art glass cabochon. Measures about 1 1/2" long and 3/4" across. In very nice condition with minor tarnish. Marked with the Anvil, Finland and 925S. Great example of Scandinavian modernist jewelry.
Rare Art Pottery from Ralph Radcliffe-Whitehead and Jane Byrd Whitehead at their White Pines Pottery, Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, New York. Measures about 3" tall, 3 1/4" across. Signed as shown with WP, winged arrow and code number. Nice example.
A vintage Mexican Sterling Silver Brooch with six dangling charms depicting various aspects of Mexico's history. Signed Myers, Sterling Mexico. Has the eagle symbol from the Mexican flag at the top and charms for an agave, the Aztec calendar, and Indian women. The last charm is marked Hernan. C. for Hernando Cortez. Very unusual and well made. Great movement! Probably pre eagle.
A well crafted sterling silver brooch by Albino Manca in an Arts and Crafts design. Measures about 2 1/2" across and 2" tall. Marked Hand Wrought, Sterling, A. Manca. Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Warm patina, nice condition.
A very cool vintage modernist Mexican sterling silver bracelet with two orange bezel set stones. These dark orange stones have great natural marbling. Measures approximately 7" around and the center is 1" wide. The part that goes around the wrist is 1/8" wide. Has a squeeze closure which holds tightly. In very good condition with some minor surface scratches. Marked EMM, TaxMex, 925, and Eagle#3. Great modernist design
A vintage Bookmark by William Spratling made of Sterling Silver depicting a Feathered Serpent. Measures 2" long and 5/8" across. Marked with the Cursive 'WS' used from 1951-56 and an Eagle mark . In nice condition, minor scratches and some light tarnish. Great addition to your collection.
A brooch made out of one long piece of sterling silver in a floral or amoeba design. Signed sterling and with the maker's mark (conjoined letters either REP or PEP?) Measures 1 1/2" across and 1 1/2" tall. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Has some minor surface scratches. Well made, cool 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.
A cool vintage brooch with a stylized Longhorn design. Made from Sterling Silver with a background of abalone. Signed on the clasp, Taxco, 925, Sterling, and what looks like Dominguez, There are some other marks which can't be deciphered. Measures 2 5/8" across and 2 1/2" long. Minor surface scratches. Safety clasp. Great funky design!
A vintage Art Deco style sterling silver and marcasite lapel watch brooch by Gotham. Has a wind up mechanism which runs fine. Marked Sterling and the number 1. Has some numbers scratched on the back of the brooch part. Crystal is in nice condition. Missing one marcasite near the top of the brooch. Rollover clasp holds tightly. Blue enameled hands. Very pretty watch.
An unusual pair of sterling silver clip on earrings signed Old Cuzco, 925. Old Cuzco made jewelry in Peru and is equal to the quality of Graziella Laffi. Features a silver stylized bird overlay on hammered silver background. Clips hold tightly. Measure 1 5/8" tall and 1" across. Striking design and well made. Nice dark patina. Great condition.
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A pair of Sterling Silver Modernist Cuff Links by noted Mid Century New York City jeweler, Sam Kramer. Each is marked with his mushroom hallmark. Measure 1" across. Have some minor scratches. Great for the modernist jewelry collector.
A detailed pair of Mexican silver earrings by the well regarded Taxco silver artisan, Alfredo Villasana. Marked with the conjoined AV, Villasana, Taxco, and Hecho en Mexico. Measure approximately 1 1/2" tall and 3/4" across. Very nice vintage condition, some tarnish, warm patina. Screw backs work fine. Pre Eagle. Great organic design. Look wonderful on.