A butterfly brooch in Sterling Silver with Turquoise and Amethyst by Matilde Poulat.
Measures 1 5/8" across and 2 1/4" tall. Marked MATL, Mexico, 925 and Eagle #129. Also marked MATL Mexico 925 and Salas.
Amethyst stone is faceted. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. You can see a little bit of the impression of the mark from the back through the top of the front. Has a little tarnish.
Fine condition. Classic MATL design.
An imposing, yet very wearable Retro ring featuring a large, deeply colored honey-gold rectangular step-cut citrine flanked by lines of calibre-cut synthetic rubies (typical of the period) between lines of bead-set old European and single-cut diamonds. The color contrast of the stones is quite striking and the size is imposing without being overdone. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold and platinum.
An astonishing figural pendant necklace featuring a natural semi-baroque pearl in the shape of a pear, accented with platinum and 18K yellow gold leaves and a stem, all set with old European cut diamonds. The pearl has very fine orient, with all the colors of the rainbow skating over the creamy white surface. The diamonds are graded at an average of H/SI1...
We are offering an iconic Hector Aguilar Armadillo necklace. It has a 17in. wearable length. The center medallion is 1.5inches tall. The length of the drop displays a large presence with a span of 7.25in. long. The medallions are solid and hand forged with a curve adding dimension. The work marks on the underside are a testament to the quality and history of the making of this treasure. The weight is 80 grams heavy...
A vintage modernist sterling silver pendant by Elis Kauppi for Kupittaan Kulti Oy, Turku Finland. A three dimensional design with overlapping flowers.
Measures about 1 5/8" across and 1 7/8" high including the bale. In very nice condition with a dark patina, we did not polish it.
Marked with the Anvil, and 925S on one side of the bale and Finland on the other side. Fine example of Kauppi's work.
Simple, elegant modernist earrings of irregular-shaped panels by Frances Holmes Boothby, bezel-set with cabochons of dyed black onyx. They have very secure screw backs and are marked fhb on the reverse of one, sterling on the other, with sterling indicated on both of the screw backs. The stones are in excellent condition, with no scratches, nicks or other issues. The earrings measure approximately 3/4 in. long by 1/2 in. wide. Gross weight: 7.4 grams total
A graceful pin depicting stylized calla lilies set with a cabochon chrysoprase, made by Joseph Masaniello, a Long Island jeweler active during the 1950s. Masaniello began producing jewelry after an illness caused him to become wheelchair-bound and was a contemporary and friend of Carl Ruoppoli, also from New York. This pin is a design typical of his work, with its simple, clean lines and curled vine-like elements...
A substantial bangle bracelet decorated with impressed and oxidized geometric designs. The pattern goes all the way around the bangle and appears to be random, giving it a quirky yet sophisticated look. It is marked sterling and dates around 1970 or earlier. The piece has a nice heft and feel on the wrist. It is 1/16 in. thick and 3/8 in. wide with an internal circumference of approximately 8 in. Weight: 36.4 grams
An exceptional antique 17th- early 19th century Hungarian or Polish solid silver gold gilt and jeweled cloak clasp composed of slightly curved circular central medallion applied with plaques decorated in openwork with radiating acanthus leaves and scrolls mounted-on silver plate and inset with settings of various sizes and shape 19 faceted purple natural gemstones...
A dramatic, well-made sterling silver necklace of beveled links suspending a three-tiered pendant. The pendant is composed of three overlapping linked pieces of graduated size formed as rounded vertical elements with flattened tops and teardrop-shaped flattened ends. The entire piece is linked with securely soldered rings; the hook closure is hand worked. The necklace is not marked; it tests definitively for sterling silver...
These 1950s earrings feature polished, irregular-shaped turquoise drops attached to serpentine pieces of forged sterling silver wire, secured by curled ends. They hang from commercial screw backs that are marked (and test positively for) sterling silver and are in excellent working condition. The earrings measure approximately 2 1/4 in. long. They are otherwise unmarked.
An impressive sterling silver band ring with a textured surface and irregular, wavy edges. Three separate bands have been applied to the outside of the wide band, and move independently. Two of the outer rings are of plain rose gold and flank the third of sterling, formed as twisted rope and which shows some minor wear. The inside of the wide band indicates 925 for sterling, and two other indecipherable marks, one probably for 14 kt gold...
We are offering a 2.5in x 2.5in pre 1960 Matl brooch. Properly hallmarked with engraving and an eagle. Condition is no damage, repairs or any type of issues. The stones are a warmed turquois teal. The amethyst are clean and clear. A lovely addition to your collection.
A vintage pair of modernist bronze pierced earrings in the Spiderweb design by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland.
Pierced fish hook earrings measure 1 3/8" from the top of the fish hook to the bottom edge. The earrings have the KL mark along the side.
Fine condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
Design 5161 is a Margot de Taxco masterpiece of beads and swirls. Hallmarked correctly as shown with a 100 gram weight showing off quality repousse and a generous 18 inch wearable length. The drop is constructed with 3 links which measures an expansive 7 in. It leads up the neck without intrusion to the sides of the neck. It makes a perfect silhouette and lays in a well thought out manner...
Hector Aguilar signed bracelet that resembles the shape of bowling pin which are heavy silver and alternate with carved medallions in-between. The weight is 65 grams and the height is 1.25in. at the highest point. The length is 7 inches long. There is a warmed patina through out the bracelet. The condition is without damage. Each pin is hand made and each is different. The closure pin is tight and no rings slip off the ends.
A vintage modernist bronze pendant and chain by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland. Pendant is in the Orbital design.
It measures 2 1/2" long to the top of the bale and 1 7/8" at the widest. Chain is attached at the bale and measures about 21" around.
Has a hook clasp that holds securely. Very nice condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
A pair of hammered sterling silver buckles by Edward H. Breese, who worked in Chicago from 1921-1940.
Measure 2" across and 1 3/4" high. Each one is marked on the back with the hallmark of EHB in a triangle and style number 126. They are also marked Sterling and Hand Wrought.
They are made from thick sterling and have a dark patina. Would make wonderful brooches.
Rare example from a talented Silversmith.