This brooch is made with a continuous chain that is wrapped and attached to a gilt brass oval and a double filigree backing. The back has a Miriam Haskell oval plaque. The oval ring is about 3/8 inches wide. The brooch measures about 2 inches by 1 1 /2 inches. Excellent condition.
These silver soldered alphabet pendants or charms are Handcrafted by Susan. They are perfect for wearing as a necklace, using as a bookmark, attached to a charm bracelet or keychain, or hanging from a handbag or backpack. Susan has crafted these into necklaces or bracelets with multiple pendants, onto earrings, and bottle tags. These are approximately 3/4" in diameter, although the glass does vary slightly in size. You choose the letter you want and it is made to order for you...
Christine Charter Moorhead makes these fantastic and whimsical altered art pins in solder framed shadow boxes. She uses found objects, fragments of paper and fabric, and a variety of doo-dads. This pin features a pair of copper cats-eye glasses and letter C. The caption says, “Change your shoes Change your life.” The box frame is copper with a light layer of silver solder. This is a contemporary artist piece. It measures about 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches x 1/4 inch.
Christine Charter Moorhead makes these fantastic and whimsical altered art pins in solder framed shadow boxes. She uses found objects, fragments of paper and fabric, and a variety of doo-dads. This pin features a couple of vintage buttons, some beads and a piece of pearl and rhinestone jewelry. The box frame is silver soldered. This is a contemporary artist piece. It measures about 2 1/8 inches x 1 3/4 inches x 1/2 inch.
Christine Charter Moorhead makes these fantastic and whimsical altered art pins in solder framed shadow boxes. She uses found objects, fragments of paper and fabric, and a variety of doo-dads. This pin features an image of a lady in cats-eye glasses. The caption says, “My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.” The box frame is silver soldered. This is a contemporary artist piece. It measures about 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches x 1/4 inch.
Beautiful red strawberry with green leaves, made entirely of glass micro mosaic set into black glass, or black jet, and set in an oval gilded brass bezel. The bezel is quite fancy, being surrounded by an attached ribbon with flowers and berries. The micro mosaic is of excellent quality, and would qualify as being called pietra dura. The pin has a C-clasp and a tubular hinge. Unfortunately the black glass is damaged, with three cracks and a couple of tiny chips. Measures approx...
This is a spectacular demi-parure, with large triangular brooch and clip-on earrings. The set is designed with a series of diamond-shaped crystals with frosted tops that are flanked by clear crystal rhinestones. The gold-toned metal setting casts a lovely soft golden glow in the stones. These pieces are not marked, but are clearly a high quality set. The brooch measures about 2 1/4 x 2 inches; the earrings about 1 x 1 1/4 inches. Gold-toned rhodium plated backs. Excellent condition.
Crystal Rhinestone Demi-Parure Necklace & Earrings Set
Gorgeous three-piece set of prong set crystal rhinestones arranged in five rows. The individually set and hinged stones hang beautifully. These pieces are not marked, but are clearly a high quality set. The necklace measures about 5/8 inch wide and 18 inches long, with an adjustable clasp. The wrap-around clip-on earrings measure about 5/8 inch wide and hang about 1 1/4 inches...
This is a beautiful piece of rose colored agate that has been carved into a seal that has caught a fish in his mouth. The seal is attached to a green agate base using bee’s wax. It is not signed. The little sculpture measures about 2 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches tall (including the plinth).
Gorgeous bright silver brooch crafted by one of the real masters of Taxco Mexican jewelry. Erika Hult de Corral, who uses the logo RIC, started her own shop in the 1960s, after working for Castillo and Sigi Pineda for some time. Her modernist jewelry pieces are quite collectible.
This brooch is made of two gently curved geometric pieces. It is marked: #3 Eagle Mark / RIC TaxcoSA / Hecho en Mexico / 925 / 58. Measures about 2 7/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches.
This is a beautiful bright mottled red glaze on this porcelain inkwell with gilt brass ormolu accents. The base rim is a filled with a band of small leaves, while the lid is decorated with acanthus leaves. The lid is topped with a nice acorn finial. Marked MP Sevres in a circle on the bottom for Paul Milet 1870-1950. This is an early 1900s piece. Excellent condition, although missing the ink well insert. Measures about 5 inches across and 3 1/2 inches to the top of the finial.
Lovely miniature hand painted portrait of a lady. Appears to be oil on ivorine and is signed (although the signature is not legible to me). The lady has beautiful blue eyes and curly brown hair. She is holding a pink rose.
The oval frame, which has a ring hanger on the back, is gold gilt brass. There is a blue and silver label on the back with a logo and C. Frederick Faude.
This is probably French or Italian from the early 1900s and was sold as a gallery piece for tourists...
Nice hand hammered and decorated patinated brass bowl with three applied feet, made in the Arts & Crafts style. Marked on the bottom: Made in Italy 853. Measures about 13 inches across and 2 3/4 inches tall. Excellent condition.
This is a Victorian Mourning Watch Fob Locket Pendant with layered onyx on one side and carnelian on the other, all set in 10K gold. The locket was sealed when I got it, but I opened it. Inside is a sealed side with something in it! The other has a picture holder with no picture in it. The “glass” appears to be rock crystal and is broken. Dates from the 1880s.
There is an example of this type of locket on page 200 of Collecting Victorian Jewelry by C. Jeanenne Bell (KP Books ©2004)...
Nice Victorian bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The pin has 15 seed pearls on the front on a slightly crescent shaped bar. Marked on the back with a logo that I do not recognize (see photo). Measures about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hollow body bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center cartouche surrounded by flowers and geometric designs on the ends. The design is all hand chased. Marked on the back FMCo. for Finberg Manufacturing Co. of Attleboro, MA. Measures about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice hand made bar pin with an old style hinge and C- clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The bar is MOP with two rose gold-filled bands. No marks. Measures about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition.
Nice repouse bar pin with an old style hinge and early safety clasp. The metal is gold-filled base metal or silver. The design has a center round seed pearl and two round turquoise beads. The various design elements are applied to the base. No marks. Measures about 2 1/8 inches long and 3/8 inch wide. Excellent condition.