Charming sterling silver cufflinks for the male or female sailor. They cleverly convey the boats and water while reducing them to their most basic elements. The boat and water are applied on an oxidized ground.
Measurements are 15/16" square. Made of sterling silver; circa 1950.
This sterling silver bracelet was made by Erika Hult de Corral who designed under the name Ric. Erika opened a store in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1966 which may still be in existence. Prior to moving to Puerta Vallarta, she worked in Taxco with Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma whose influence is seen in her work. It is usually quite freeform and contoured with a modernist look as this bracelet has. It is very well made of heavy sterling silver. The inside diameter is 2 1/8" so it fits a sma ...click for details
Classic Lisa Jenks bracelet combining links and chain. Different designs on the links make it completely reversible for two bracelets in one. The central links are 7/16" wide. Wearable length is 7 1/2" including nice toggle clasp. Excellent condition; made 1980's.
This ring by a Native American silversmith is the largest ring I have ever seen. The central stone is a beautifully mottled agate with a forest green ground and flecks of red. The stone measures 1 1/16" x 1 7/16. With the silver rope banding around it, the front of the ring measures 1 7/16" x 1 3/4". It is size 8 3/4 but can easily be sized up or down. This dramatic ring can be worn equally well by a man or woman.
Beautiful handmade bowl by silver master, William Spratling. It is smooth on the outside and intentionally showing the hand hammer marks on the inside. Measurements are 6 3/4" long and 4 3/4" wide. It is 2 1/4" tall. Excellent condition; 1940's hallmarks.
Beautiful small silver ladle with an ebony handle by silver master, William Spratling. The inside of the bowl shows the hand hammer marks while the outside is smooth. A side view shows the elegance with which the handle is made. It is wider toward the bottom and tapers at the top.It measures 6 3/4" long; the bowl is 1 7/8" in diameter. There is a tiny indentation on the wood handle close to the bowl; everything else is in perfect condition. 1940's hallmark.
Elegant silver ladle with an ebony handle by silver master, William Spratling. The inside of the bowl shows the hand hammer marks. It measures 3 1/2" wide to the pouring lip. The handle is 10" long. Excellent condition; 1940's hallmark.
These large earrings by silver master William Spratling are most unusual. Oval obsidian discs are below the silver swirl with an obsidian ball on top. They measure 1 1/8" wide x 1 5/8" tall. 1960's hallmark. They are from the widow of silversmith Allan Adler.
This necklace beautifully combines round silver beads with slightly oval ones of what is referred to as Aztec jade. The handmade silver beads measure about 5/8" in diameter. The jade beads have a beautiful variation in color including an unusual amount of blue. They are strung on a secure silver chain with a lovely handmade box clasp. The necklace measures 17 1/2" wearable length.
This 20 strand sterling silver necklace of small oval links by Tane can be worn two different ways. The strands can be worn loose or twisted to give very different looks as seen in thumbnail photos. The necklace is 24" in length. Made by Mexico's most prestigious jeweler, Tane, in the 1970s.