Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1950 item #1357586
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$195
Highly stylized Modernist sterling silver cufflinks depicting three dimensional faces. The cufflinks measure 5/16" x 9/16". They are in excellent condition. Marked 925 for sterling silver; made in Mexico.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1357168
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$350
This charming tabletop toad would amuse any frog collector. It is nicely textured and has a happy look. The frog measures 1 15/16" to the top of its eye and 3 inches in length. It is marked 925 for sterling silver and has an illegible maker's mark. It weighs 50 grams; condition is excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1356998
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$295
Double wood ball cufflinks by Tiffany, Mexico's answer to Tiffany. The balls are of different sizes with the larger measuring approximately 12 mm. The cufflinks are 1 3/8 inches in diameter.The wood is probably ebony. Silver half domes emerge from both balls. Double bands of silver are on the inside of each ball. Made circa 1980's. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1356104
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$295
Two sterling silver shot glasses by silver master, William Spratling. The cup on the left has the streamlined hand motif that he used on some of his jewelry designs. It weighs 43 grams and is 1 3/4" tall. The cup on the left is adorned with a band around the bottom. it weighs 56 grams and is 1 13/16" in height. Both are in excellent condition and have his 1940's hallmark. They are priced at $295. each.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1355839
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$675
This sterling silver letter opener by William Spratling is the ultimate in elegance and simplicity. It is 5 1/2 inches in length and the blade is 7/8" tall. It weighs a substantial 61 grams. Condition is excellent. Hallmark dates to 1940 - 1946.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1355708
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$225
This Man in the Moon baby rattle was one of Tiffany's iconic designs. They are no longer making rattles. The circle measures 2 3/8" in outside diameter. It is in excellent condition. Probably made in the 1970's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1355250
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$225
Chunky hematite stones are wrapped in steel wires in these artisan made cufflinks. The stones measure approximately 1 inch long and 3/4 "tall. There is a small indentation on one of the stones that seems to be a natural flaw rather than a chip.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1354175
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$885
This impressive Cross by Matilde Poulat (who designed under the name Matl) is unusually large and heavy. It is 3 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. It weighs 55 grams. The silver is adorned with amethyst; turquoise and coral as is typical of Matl's work. The cross has two loops on the top from which to hang it. It would look equally good on a silver chain or fabric cord or ribbon. The hallmark dates it to the 1950's; condition is excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1353855
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$2,700
This Armadillo necklace by Hector Aguilar was one of his most popular, rarely seen designs. Eleven oval silver discs overlap and are connected with rivets that are both decorative and functional in that they allow the discs to move freely. The discs are strung on a velvet ribbon with a silver box clasp that repeats the rivet theme. The necklace is 16 1/2 inches long; the center disc is 1 1/4 inches in height...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1353657
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$675
This unusual ring by Angela Cummings is like wearing a small sculpture. Three undulating bands of silver are combined to create a large, very graceful form. The ring is size six. It can easily be sized up or down. Signed Cummings and dated 1980; excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1352644
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$950
Crinkled circles make wonderful links in this early necklace by Angela Cummings. It is dated 1980.The links are held together with rivets that allow each circle to pivot and move comfortably when worn. The necklace measures 16 inches in length. Each link is 13/16" in diameter. The clasp is well integrated into the necklace as a hook of the same wavy silver as the links.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1990 item #1351501
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$435
Sterling silver necklace and earrings set by J. Gabriel. The set consists of undulating, irregular circles with a satin finish and high glass rims. The necklace measures 17 inches in length. Clip back earrings can be converted to posts or can be added to lengthen the necklace.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1990 item #1350157
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$595
Streamlined and bold sterling and hematite ring by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany. The hematite is gray/black in color with slight iridescence. The matching earrings are dated 1985 so I assume these are of the same period. They are available as item #1350123. The ring is size 6 1/2 but can easily be sized up or down. It can be worn equally well by a man or woman. Condition is excellent.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1990 item #1350123
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$675.00
Bold and striking silver earrings with hematite by Pablo Picasso's youngest daughter, Paloma. They are signed Paloma Picasso and dated 1985. The earrings measure 1 inch in length and 3/4 inch in width. Clip backs can be converted to posts; excellent condition. Light spots are reflections - not dings.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1349319
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,075
This stunning silver ring is like a painting to wear on a finger. Inlaid stones of a variety of turquoise; lapis lazuli; coral and ironwood make a beautiful composition. The ring is 2 1/8" long and 1 7/16" at its widest. Condition is excellent. The ring can be worn equally well by a man or woman. It is size 7 3/4 but can be sized up or down. It appears to be signed CP.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1344904
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$350
Oxidized recangles of varying sizes give these sterling silver Modernist ear clips a very three dimensional look. Clip backs can easily be changed to posts. The earrings measure 1 inch in diameter at their widest across the bottom. They are 1 inch in height. Made circa 1970; excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1344429
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,850
Stunning and dramatic Navajo necklace of branch coral alternating with handmade round discs of natural turquoise. Two strands of coral and turquoise are joined at the end by cones of sterling silver. The silver chain attaching to the clasp allows the length to be adjusted from 28 1/2" to 31" (including coral drop).
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1344270
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$785
This Native American (most likely Navajo) ring is the largest I have seen. It measures 2 3/16" tall and 1 5/8" wide. It is interesting to note that because of its large size, the maker had to solder two pieces of silver together to create the backing. It is set with round and pear shaped natural turquoise stones. The ring is size 7 1/2 but can easily be sized up or down. Made circa 1950; found in Arizona.