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.
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.
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.
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.
This trio consists of a sterling silver lion and his two lionesses. The male measures 3 1/2" from head to tail and 2 1/8" tall. The females are 3 1/2" from head to tail and 1 1/4" tall. The group weighs 67 grams. All are marked 925 for sterling silver and have an additional mark that appears to be ZU. Priced as a group. Other animals are available.Made circa 1960.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This Hopi silver bracelet with natural turquoise is wonderfully three dimensional. The four irregularly shaped turquoise stones are set below the surface to create a shadowbox. The surface on which the stones are set is oxidized with the black giving the appearance of additional depth. The bracelet is stamped with an abstract design of circles and continuous curved lines on the top and bottom. It weighs a very substantial 123 grams. The inner diameter is 2 1/8" across with an opening of 1"...
Handmade Navajo silver and natural turquoise dating to the late 1940's. The cluster ring on the left measures 15/16" in diameter. It is size 8 3/4. $295 The large triangular ring on the right measures 1 3/8" wide x 1 1/2" tall. It is size 8 1/2. Both rings can be sized up or down. Arizona origin.$275