A well made vintage Modernist sterling silver link bracelet which looks like overlapping arrows. Measures 7 1/2" long and 1/2" wide. Marked with an illegible maker's mark and 925. Interesting clasp, you squeeze down and it releases the link. Holds tightly. Nice quality and weight. Some tarnish and a few minor surface scratches. Great mid century streamlined look.
A fine and intriguing painting by the well regarded Ohio artist, Emerson Burkhart (1905-69). Probably dating from the 1960's. This painting measures about 20" by 16", overall frame about 22 1/2" by 18 1/2". Interesting subject and composition. Signed on back and front as shown.
A striking pair of earrings by Winifred Mason Chenet, who is known to have signed her work chenet d'haiti. According to published reports Winifred Mason Chenet was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She reportedly worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. She believed that each piece should be unique and distinctive. These earrings are each made of a single piece of copper with one end swirled over the other...
A wonderful pair of vintage Taxco earrings by Victoria ~ Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti in her 'Shadowbox' design. Measure 1/2" by 3/4". Marked on one earring Victoria, Taxco, Mexico, Sterling and Style #53 and Eagle #12 on the other. In good condition, the back of one earring has some minor dents. Screwbacks work fine. Circa 1948-53.
A Fine Etching on wove paper "Fruhlingsabend" (Spring Evening) by the well regarded Art Nouveau artist, Heinrich Vogeler (1872-1942). Image size about 4 3/8" by 7 3/8", overall paper about 7 1/2" by 10 1/4". Pencil signed lower right and monogrammed in print. Rare and beautiful.
An unusual large copper, brass and ceramic cuff bracelet from Casa Maya. Depicts a man reclining. His body is outlined in brass and filled in with various shades of green enamel. His head is made from some kind of pottery or ceramic and held in place with a brass headband. Measures about 6" around with an opening of 1 1/4" and 2 3/8" tall. In nice condition, a few tiny areas of missing enamel and the man has a chip on his nose...
A massive vintage Navajo man's bracelet. This handmade cuff consists of three silver bands and three large stones. Stones are greenish blue turquoise with lighter and darker swirls and some natural occlusions. Bracelet weighs 136 grams. Measures approximately 6" around with a 2" opening. 2 1/2" at the widest. Has the initials JT scratched on the back. Very good condition.
An interesting sterling silver and onyx modernist brooch or pendant. Constructed similar to the works of Pal Kepenyes. This can be worn with the 'point' up as a pendant on a chain or neck wire or with it down as a brooch. Measures approximately 2" long by 1 3/4" across. Marked on the back with what looks like 925 for sterling and an unreadable maker's mark. Has a safety clasp. Onyx has a slight rubbed area. Great design. Quality work.
A striking, modernist sterling silver ring by Matti J. Hyvarinen, a Finnish jewelry designer and artist. Bold, heavy design. Top measures 1 1/4" long and 7/8" across. Sits 5/8" above the shank. Approximately size 6. Marked with the MJH, 925H, town mark for Turku and T7 for 1972. Truly unique!
A Fine Set of Four Sterling Silver Serving Pieces from Shreve in San Francisco. Signed as shown and beautifully representing the Arts & Crafts Style. Weighing about 3.7 ounces each. Measure about 6 1/4" long, 4 1/4" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Initial "S' nicely engraved on each. Would like to keep this together, but will consider selling in groups of two. This is for 4 pieces.
A wonderful hand made pendant in an abstract modernist face design signed Katila, 573, Eagle #2, Mexico, Taxco, and JLF for Jose Luis Flores. Measures 3 1/2" long including the bale and 2 1/8" across. Hangs on a hand made chain signed on the clasp JLF measuring 23" long. Chain has a hook closure. Has some light tarnish. Incredible work. Striking design.
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A vintage very large Pal Kepenyes Milagros necklace. Brass with a copper wash on some of the Milagros. Signed Pal Kepenyes in script on the back. Measures about 17" around. Hook closure. Very nice condition. Incredible design!
A Fine Arts & Crafts Hammered Copper Handel Lamp. Measures about 12" to top of socket, 6 1/2" across base. Comes with recent mica shade. Signed on base "Handel" and "5277".
A Native American sterling silver brooch in the shape of a hand. Probably Navajo. Measures 2 3/4" long and 7/8" wide. Has an early 'C' clasp. Marked 925 on the back. Great patina and condition.
A striking Brooch by Winifred Mason Chenet, who is known to have signed her work chenet d'haiti. According to published reports Winifred Mason Chenet was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She reportedly worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. She believed that each piece should be unique and distinctive. This brooch is made of a single piece of copper with one end swirled over the other...
A rare pair of vintage modernist sterling silver, copper and onyx screw back earrings by Antonio Pineda. Measure 3/4" by 3/4". Marked with the Antonio, Taxco crown, 970, Silver, Sterling, Mexico and Eagle #17. Very nice condition, with a little roughness on the edges of the onyx and some minor surface scratches and tarnish. Screw backs work fine. Hard to find design!
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 vintage Mexican Sterling Silver and amethyst necklace. Measures about 15 1/2" around. Drop measures 1". Marked 925, sterling, and the initials DSC for the artisan. Eagle # 3. Box closure holds tightly. Nice warm patina. Very interesting design.