This brass cuff is incised with a design that is colored with dark blue and copper color. I don't know the origin of this bracelet, but it appears to be east Indian and is probably from the 1960's or '70's. The design is a step and repeat pattern that is very graphic. It measures 9-1/4" around and is 2" wide and 2-3/4" in diameter. This is a very strong and eye-catching piece with a tribal influence.
From one of the most famous silver studios in Mexico comes this little Bumble Bee pin. He is just so cute, but crafted to perfection. He is a mixture of brass, silver, and copper with niello on parts. Miguel Cisneros (TC-10) is the well-known silversmith associated with Far Fetched. This little pin is probably about 1960’s and is in good vintage condition. It measures 1-1/8” long X 1” at the widest point. It is marked, “Far Fetched” with a heart-shaped stamp and copyright stamp. Very charming piece.
A small, but elegant pendant of sterling silver, lapis lazuli, and tiny turquoise stones on each side. The silver is ornately engraved with flowers all over and yet it is a simple piece. It comes with a beautiful new 18” silver snake chain. The pendant itself is about 1-1/2” long and tapers to a rounded lapis stone, so it is hard to measure the bottom.
Seldom seen are interesting, attractive, and well-maintained jewelry treasures such as this one. This circa 1950’s Whiting & Davis clamper bracelet is copper with brushed silver strips and is a real find. The graphic and geometric character of the design is quite stunning and very “current”. It measures 1-1/4" wide X 8" circumference. The hinge is in perfect order and still has a strong spring. It is in very good vintage condition with no damage and no flaws are visible to the naked eye.
Triad is a Canadian jewelry manufacturer that made these lovely luminescent earrings that are so captivating. They are set in copper, which is used to resemble rose gold. The setting is very intricate with leaves and a regular pattern of prongs around the edge of the large, dark stone. This one large cut stone is mounted in the metal base with an Aurora Borealis white stone at the bottom of the earring. These are very unusual and fancy enough for after 5 wear. These clip-ons are marked, “TRIAD”, and measure about 1” tall and 5/8” wide. They are circa 1970’s and are in very good vintage condition.
These exquisite earrings are very old, probably 1930’s or even earlier. They are very sculptural, reminiscent of flowers or gathered satin. They remind me of some of the designs I have seen of Gerardo Lopez. The earrings are marked, “Sterling”, with no maker’s mark or Eagle assay, which dates them prior to 1948. They are approximately 1” wide x ¾” tall and are screw backs. They weigh 7.1 grams. They were cast. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. These truly are classic and beautiful.
These vintage Taxco Mexican sterling silver earrings are very old, probably 1930’s-‘40’s because of the lack of the Eagle assay mark. The design is very simple and clean like much of the sculpture of the time period. The design is graceful and deeply incised with a dark patina. They are marked, "STERLING 925 TAXCO" with the maker's mark "EGC". This artist is documented in Billie Hougart’s, “The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks”. The backs are marked "ALPACA" and are not sterling like the main part of the earrings. They are approximately 5/8" wide and 7/8" long and are screw backs. They weigh 10 grams. These were fabricated by hand by cutting and shaping from silver sheet, and then soldering the screw backs. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. They are an exquisite design.
This lavish copper bracelet is covered with gorgeous floral engraving. It is made up of five large links with three cabochon faux amber stones in the center of three links. In between the links are hinges with a ladder texture on each one. It is 8” inside diameter and each link is 2” tall. It is absolutely stunning and in great vintage condition, and the clasp works well. It is circa 1950’s.
This cuff is handmade in Tibet and is lavishly decorated. Around the circumference are tiny animals that look like those of the Chinese Zodiac. It is about 7” inside circumference, ¾” wide with a 1” gap. It is made of Tibetan silver, which is not sterling and has some silver content, but is a mixture with other metals. It is a very intriguing style and can be worn by a man or a woman.
This Mexican silver brooch is designed with the Los Ballesteros influence and inlaid with abalone. It can either be worn as a pendant or a brooch, but either way, this magnificent piece was crafted with great ability and precision. The abalone is inlaid as a large background to another inlay of a silver symbol and another circle of abalone. The entire pendant is edged with a wide silver border. It is marked, "Eagle 3, MEXICO", and the maker's mark, "GVE". The rest of the markings are worn, but it looks like it did say, "Taxco, Gto." GVE is referred to in Bille Hougart’s, The Little Book Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks”. The Eagle stamp is an old style, so I'm dating it to the late '40's or '50's. It measures 2-1/4" diameter and has a slight convex curve to it. This piece was fabricated by cutting the base from silver sheet and shaping that by heating and forming with chasing tools. The abalone was set after the silver inlay and clasp and bail were soldered to make a very fascinating and premier piece of jewelry. It is a fine example of Mexican silver artistry and craftsmanship. It has tiny fissures in the abalone from age, but it is all intact. This lovely piece is in excellent vintage condition.
The combination of copper and silver provide an electrifying backdrop for the blue stones in this demi-parure. The brooch is very ornate with decoration around the edge and covering the back. The center is silver reminiscent of lace with the blue square-cut stone in the middle. The earrings compliment the brooch although they are not exactly the same patterns, they look very much like it and are also decorated on the backs.These are from my own collection. The earrings are clips. The brooch measures 2”X5/8” with a rolling clasp. The earrings are 1” tall X ¾” wide at the widest point. The three pieces are in excellent condition and look stunning together.
This is a very old piece of Mexican jewelry craftsmanship that can either be worn as a brooch or pendant. It is made of alpaca silver and has abalone and black inlay and measures 1-7/8" diameter. It shows a man and a woman either dancing or he is curtseying to her. It is marked, "Alpaca Hecho en Mexico". This is a very well-crafted piece and shows very little wear from age. The clasp works well and the bail is also in good shape. This is a very graphic, classic style and quite collectible. William Spratling was responsible for inaugurating the concept of the silver taller where many Mexican craftsmen designed and crafted exquisite silver pieces for sale. Spratling began by employing a few craftsmen in his home, which grew to later become Taller de Las Delicias. He eventually had 100 artisans working for him, and spawned an entire cottage industry in the little town that spread to several cities in Mexico during the '30s-'70's.
This unusual and elegant copper brooch and matching earrings have a stylized Celtic design. Each piece is comprised of swirled and abstract copper designs that are bordered by twisted and flattened thick copper wire circles. The back of the pin has black enamel as is common with copper jewelry. Copper jewelry was very popular especially in the 1950’s-1960’s, and this set is probably circa 1950’s. The brooch measures 2-1/4” diameter and the earrings are about 1” diameter. These are in excellent vintage condition and are a very handsome set to wear on darker shades.
This is a very unusual watch from the late 1970's. It looks like silver, but I believe it is nickel silver. The band is made up of 3 curved links on each side with scrolls in between. Then there are 4 other links on each end. There are also some extra links that come with it. The face looks like mother of pearl and it has a quartz movement. It works well and has a second hand. The brand is Forever. It measures about 7" long and each of the two extra links add about 1/4" each. The face is 1" in diameter.The watch is definitely a fashion piece.
Bracelets have always been in fashion and have a great history of symbolism, as well. Originally made of found objects such as wood, stone, bones and plant materials, bracelets have evolved in both materials and design. Many historic bracelets were created to serve religious and decorative purposes, as well as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Today, they take on some of these same characteristics. One of the earliest styles of bracelets was the bangle. This extraordinary bangle bracelet is simple in its geometric provenance and stunning simplicity. The square measures 1” wide and each of the four sides is about 2” long. I believe it was 22K gold plated, but I cannot remember the designer. I have had it since about 1978-’79. It is in good vintage condition with scratches for wear and some discoloration on the inside. Without closely examining, it still looks amazing on and I always got compliments when I wore it. This would look perfect with an Erwin Pearl necklace I also have for sale.
Elaborate with repoussed flowers, this brass cuff hails from the 1920'-'30's and is popular style of that era. It is brass and opens with a friction clasp that works well. It is in good vintage condition and is a piece that looks great with long sleeves. It measures 1" wide and 7-1/2" inside circumference. It's an old piece of jewelry so you have to be aware when you wear it not to treat it as new costume.
Jewelry like this necklace is authentic from the Banjaras of India and Afghanistan. Banjaras are a nomadic tribe that is known for their jewelry and fancy fabric handiwork. This necklace is is made of old Indian Banjara coins, old bone beads, and silver hanging beads. There is a sophisticated yet primitive nature of this piece gives it an eclectic sensibility that can take it from jeans to a simple dress and look equally stunning. The length is approximately 19.5 inches.
This abalone and green stone sterling silver ring is old and is marked, “JFG, 925”. This is attributed to an artist from Guadalajara in Bille Hougart's book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. The green stone may be agate or jade and has some beautiful darker green and brown matrix in it. It is designed with the stones bezel-set with silver rope around each bezel and two small granulated silver balls in between. It is very old and since it is pre-Eagle, it is older than 1948. It measures a size 4-1/2, and measures approximately 1-1/2" long x 5/8" at the widest point. It is in very good vintage condition and is a beautiful little ring.