This little cowboy is such a great example of the copper art of the ‘50’s from its “tough guy” expression to the bowed legs. He is really almost a cartoon character with his expression and simple design of the figure. The details of his six guns, kerchief, six-gallon hat perched over his eyes, and details on his chaps make him a very charming figure. The pin is pressed and formed to slightly curve outward to give it a fuller dimension. He measures 2-3/4” tall X ¾” at the widest point. Copper is one of my favorite metals and the contrast on fall fabrics looks especially nice. He is an enchanting one to collect and keep.
Ivory in color and faceted stones (that I think is chalcedony) make these earrings really unusual. They are faceted with so many planes that they sparkle when they turn. For pierced ears, they have nice patinaed closed ear hooks. Very nice and go with a lot. About 1" long and 1/2" dia. at the bottom.
This bracelet looks like one from David Yurman because of the classic ribbed design, gold and silver, and accented by a faceted black “stone”. It looks very expensive and is substantially made with a strong spring for the clamper action. It measures about 7” inside circumference and is 1-1/4” in front, tapering to ¾” in the back. It has a faceted black stone that is probably plastic. The bracelet is really classic in design and classy in presentation. It is truly striking.
This is an unusual brooch from about the 1960’s that has many layers of leaves stacked on top of each other. Because some are have texture and patina, they contrast with others that have smoother finishes. Each of the 9 leaves has notched edges that fall gracefully over each other. It is in good vintage condition. The pin back has been replaced, but it works perfectly. It measures about 2”X2”. This piece would be great on fall colors!
This bracelet is very old and made of brass with a simple design of incised lines. My estimate is it is pre-1970. It is quite large 1-3/4" across the outside curvature. Inside diameter is 2-5/8" and the inside band is 1" deep. It has some heft, weighing 95.3 grams. It is very old, although I don't know the exact age. It came from a Nomadic tribe in the Middle East and was handcrafted by an artisan and is well made and is in excellent vintage condition. It is a very striking and showy bracelet and could be worn alone or with other bangles.
Copper and enameled copper jewelry were very popular in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. Much of the popularity is attributed to Jerry Fels who started Renior copper jewelry, and later the Matisse line of copper. These cufflinks are abstract in design with a grey background to swirls of black, red, and white. The design is typical of the period. They measure 1-1/4” long X ¾” at the widest point. They are in very good vintage condition with no damage to the enamel or the cuff link finding.
This is a very stylish and unusual bracelet with thousands of different color beads and sequins. The colors are gold, brown, mauve, and copper. It sparkles and is also very comfortable because it is made on an elastic base. However, it has a lobster clasp with an adjustable chain. This is a versatile and chic bracelet with a great deal of panache.
These earrings are covered with gold sparkle with black curving lines in between - almost like a path leading to the Yellow Brick Road. The dangles are about 1-1/4” square and hang from silver half-domes. They are black enamel on the back and are a fun addition to any wardrobe. These would be perfect with jeans or a black dress. They are probably from the ‘80’s, but in good vintage condition.
These are charming dangling earrings for pierced ears with faux turquoise beads that hang from gold brass trellis-like openwork pieces. Give the impression of hand crafted work. They are approximately 2” long from ear to bottom of bead and ½” at the widest point. These are quite nicely designed and look fabulous on.
Unusual is the word that comes to mind about this necklace. It is obviously very old and has green glass beads intermixed with silver ones. I am guessing that this is probably Czechoslovakian glass and the period is 1930’s. Some of the silver is worn and you will probably want to replace, but it is so different that I think it is worth preserving. The center green glass bead is a cube and marbled colors of green, sepia, and gold. The other smaller green beads are tiny shapes that look like little bows. I am pricing this for the beads only because the silver pieces are not in good condition. It measures 24” long and has a barrel clasp.
These gold domed dangle earrings look like they are gold plated, but I cannot be sure. They have an all-over textural pattern of vines and flowers and are capped by a plain gold edge. They have nice clip-back pierced findings that make them secure and also comfortable. They measure ¾” in diameter and are about ¼” high. These are quite lovely and look like the real thing.
Tiny ivory wide hoops looks like real ivory although they are most likely Lucite from the 1940’s. The Napier stamp still is readable on one of the screw posts. These are fabulous, classic accents with a texture of engraved lines. They measure 1” diameter and are 3/4” wide with gold hinged screw backs that are easier and more comfortable to wear. They are extremely lightweight and in excellent vintage condition.
These tiny sterling earrings are screw backs and date to the 1940’s. They are the Caduceus symbol sometimes used as a symbol for the medical profession. The history of this symbol began because of a link between Hermes and his caduceus and his practice of alchemy and medicine. Alchemists were referred to as the sons of Hermes, as Hermetists. or Hermeticists, and as "practitioners of the hermetic arts". By the end of the sixteenth century, the study of alchemy included not only medicine and pharmaceuticals but chemistry, mining, and metallurgy. Despite learned opinion that it is the single snake staff of Asclepius that is the proper symbol of medicine, many medical groups have adopted the twin serpent caduceus of Hermes or Mercury as a medical symbol during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A major reason for the current popularity of the caduceus as a medical symbol was its official adoption mistakenly as the insignia for the Medical Department of the United States Army in 1902. These little earrings are marked, "sterling" (part is worn away) and measure 5/8” long x 5/8” at the widest point. They are historical treasures.
These vintage 1930-1940’s sterling silver earrings are engraved with elegant flourishes covering the entire surface. The graceful design of these dainty earrings is accented by a scalloped border. They have a shiny silver patina with some darkening. They are marked, "Sterling, WFS”. They are approximately ¾” long and 1/2” wide, and are screw backs. They weigh 3 grams. They were hand etched, formed, and then the back and screws soldered.
This little watch is as eye-catching as it is understated . It has the look of being hand crafted although it is not and is made of a silver color metal that may have some nickel in it because it does tarnish. The band is most intriguing with its basket texture and hinges half way around the band and then again at the closure. It closes with and nicely-done clasp that is strong and snaps with a “click”. The watch still works and keeps good time. I believe I bought it just prior to 1980, about 1978ish. It looks like a bracelet because of the design of the band, which makes it more a piece of jewelry rather than a utilitarian timepiece. It measure 6-1/2” wearable length and the band is ¼” wide. The watch itself is ¾” X 2-1/8”. As a bonus, it is quite comfortable to wear.
This beautiful necklace is dainty, yet expresses an old-world sensibility in the thoughtful design. It has eight strands of tiny black jet bugle beads sprinkled with smoked glass teardrop “pearls”. It measures 15” of beads with a 3” extender, and is marked, “Ali Khan New York”. The necklace can be worn high at the smallest setting for a choker, depending on your neck size, and it has a bit of a stretchiness to make it more versatile. This necklace is fashionable and chic in its understated elegance.
Blue never looked prettier than the 5 shades of stones on these graceful replicas of a style of the past. The large stone at top is a blue “opal”, while the “star sapphire” leaf perches under it. There are two or three shades of blue rhinestones on the other flowers and even on the tiny dangle at the bottom of the trailing branch. And one little flower is made of “pearls” with a turquoise blue rhinestone center. The goldtone metal is cast in fine detail and the design is captivating on these clip back earrings.. The flower branch hangs from the top round flower and another dangle is at the very bottom. They are 1-3/4” long X ¾” wide at the widest point. These are quite lovely.
These silvertone earrings are decorated with a gold coin replica that gives them an old world feel. The silver is a hammered finish and they are clip backs. They measure 1-1/9" in diameter. They are in good vintage condition with some wear showing on the gold, which you can see in the photos. A classic to go with everything.