This is a fantastic silver tea strainer from the Netherlands in the early 1900s (time period 1903-1928, I think). This is a relatively heavy piece (1.87 Troy ounces/58 grams) and it is profusely decorated. The reinforced cast handle has birds, scrolls, horses, a crown and a cartouche that is not monogrammed. The wide rim has foliate scrolls all over...
Three row Navajo turquoise sterling silver cuff bracelet. The turquoise cabochons are all a beautiful uniform clear blue color, slightly darkened with age. There are three rows of 12 turquoise 1/8-inch round cabochons (36 total). The ends have nice Navajo symbols stamped into the silver. The bracelet weighs about 1.12 Troy ounces. Measures 7/8-inch wide and fits a 7-inch wrist. Marked with the Bell Trading Post hallmark logo and Sterling. Excellent condition.
This is a sparkling vintage colorful Christmas tree pin/brooch. The gold tone tree is decorated with red and green crystal rhinestone ornaments and a red stone in the star topper. Not marked. The brooch measures about 2-1/8 inches tall. Excellent vintage condition. FREE SHIPPING in the USA.
This is a late Victorian belt buckle with a scrolling vine design. The piece is made of three sheets of stamped and pierced steel. The top two sheets (one of each half of the piece) are formed to the shape of faceted beads and polished. These are attached to the lower piece with 22 faceted cut steel studs. Unmarked, but probably French. Measures about 3 1/8 x 3 inches. Excellent condition, with a wonderful patina and just a tiny hint of rust.
This delicate sterling silver spoon is hand tooled with an elaborate pierced and twisted handle. The handle and bowl are two pieces. The bowl is monogrammed “Minnie.” The piece is simply marked: Sterling. Overall length is 4 7/8 inches. Excellent condition.
Miniature book that recounts the exploits of American naval heroes in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Illustrated with wood block print portraits and battle scenes. Written and published by Edward W. Miller, No. 11 George Street. George Charles stereotype; T. K. and P. G. Collins printers. Measures about 3-1/4 by 2-3/4 inches. 191 pages. Gold edges. Most pages show medium browning and foxing with age...
This is a beautiful ivory iridescent glass pendant with gold-filled findings and chain. The surface is beautifully textured. This is possibly Czech or Bohemian, from the early 1900s. The glass ball is about 3/4” in diameter, the newer Sarah Coventry chain is about 20” long. Excellent condition, with just a bit of light wear to the iridescent finish, which adds interest to the pendant.
Nice sterling silver pin with marcasites in the shape of two connected circles. About 1-1/2 inches across. Marked sterling on the back. Excellent condition.
Very nice Art Deco scent bottle. The crystal bottle is octagonal and has a glass stopper as well as a sterling silver screw-on lid. The sterling silver lid has an Art Deco shield pattern. Marked: Sterling and the Webster silver Mfg. Co. logo. Measures about 1-1/4 inches across and 3 5/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, although the lid does have a small dent.
This is a gorgeous delicate pin with a gold flower on a stem. The flower is adorned with a beautiful dark blue sapphire in the middle surrounded by four clear crystal (gem?) stones. The yellow gold is 14K and is marked 585 on the stem. The piece weighs about .065 Toz. The sapphire is about 2.5mm. Excellent condition & beautiful.
This is a late Victorian sterling silver mechanical pencil. It operates by twisting the pencil end to extend the lead for use. The pencil has a top ring for attaching the pencil to a chain or chatelaine. The square shaped barrel has nice engine turned detail. The pencil end is marked: Sterling. The tiny pencil measures about 2 inches. Excellent condition.
Beautiful bow shaped pendant in 14k gold with a substantial garnet (4.5 x 6.4 mm). The pin is not marked, but tests as14k gold. Total weight is 0.165 Troy oz (5.2 gms). Measures about 7/8 inch across. Excellent condition.
This is a lovely, delicate brooch made from seed pearl beads that are threaded individually using horsehair onto a mother-of-pearl backing which is attached to a 14K gold frame. The round brooch is about 1-1/8 inches across. The clasp is marked 14K. Excellent condition.
This is a badge for attendees of the 28th National Convention of the American Legion at San Francisco in 1946. The ribbon holder/pin at the top has the seal of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The plaque below the ribbon has the American Legion logo identifying the convention with a relief image of the War Memorial Building where the convention was held. The back is marked on both pieces with the logos of the Green Duck Co. of Chicago. The metal pieces are bronze tone metal...
This is a beautifully made hollow body pin. The back appears to be low karat gold or gold-filled. The front is 14K yellow gold, set with a nice little diamond (about 2mm) and decorated with enamel in-laid flowers of turquoise and white. The pin back has a C-clasp, which is marked with a G inside a diamond shield. Measures about 7/8 inch across. Excellent condition, although the diamond is securely set with just four of the five original prongs – one broke long ago.
WOW! This is a gorgeous, LARGE necklace. The metal appears to be silver, but is not marked, and has a wonderful lustrous patina. The amethyst and quartz colored stones are charoite, I believe. Charoite is a quartz-like mineral discovered near the River Chara in Eastern Siberia in 1978.
The eight stones are all hand set and the setting is hand chased.
The necklace is 22 inches long, with about a 14-inch drop including the pendant. The typical stone is about 1 inch by 1/2 inch in size...
Superb little sterling silver frame. Marked on the back of the foot Sterling / 141. The frame measures about 2 inches in diameter with a 3/16-inch border. The opening is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The easel back is fabric covered. Glass included. Excellent condition.
Victorian 14K Gold Brooch Hand-Painted Portrait Medallions, Turquoise and Seed Pearl Accents. Beautiful Victorian era yellow gold brooch. The central brooch is made from three connected hollow panels. Each panel has a hand-painted portrait medallion and the center one has turquoise and seed pearl accents. The brooch is from c1860s, but it was altered at a later date. It looks like it was originally longer … the outer panels or extensions have been removed … see photo...