A bracelet and a pair of modernist sterling silver screw back earrings in a Paul Lobel design. Constructed of thick curved sterling wire.
Bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 7/8" wide and closes with a secure hook clasp. Screw backs measure 1 1/4" long and 5/8" across and hold tightly. Screw backs are marked Sterling T2, which is found on better quality artisan jewelry.
Possibly unsigned Lobel. Minor surface scratches. All pieces have a warm patina and are wonderfully crafted...
Hector Aguilar Aztec Metal Symbols Cuff bracelet c. 1940-55 in 940 silver. It is featured on page 29 of the book SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO by Morrill and Berk. Each of the five panels has a different Aztec metal symbol. The bracelet is hinged and has a pin closure. It measures 6 1/2" around in the inside and is 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 111 grams and is in beautiful original condition. Signed as shown. Not often seen and an amazing masterpiece.
Rare and magnificent 970 silver and obsidian rods bracelet by Taxco master silversmith Antonio Pineda. It is comprised of concave hinged silver links with a center rounded rod of obsidian. In certain light, the rods appear to be black, but upon closer look, in direct light, one can see the green/ brown sheen of the stone identifying it as obsidian...
A vintage Native American cuff bracelet signed ML with two oval bezel set turquoise cabochons. Two layers of silver, probably sterling.
Measures about 5 1/4" around with a 1" opening. Measures 1 1/4" wide at one end and 3/4" wide at the other end. Signed with the artisan's initials, 'ML'. Weighs 85 grams.
Better for a smaller wrist. Fine condition, deep blue color, may be Bisbee turquoise, but not sure.
High quality craftsmanship.
A beautiful pair of American antique Victorian 14k solid yellow gold hinged cuff/bangle bracelets with wonderful Taille d'Epargne inlaid enamel workmanship on both sides. One side is exquisitely enameled with acorns and oak leaves. The opposite side is a more stylized in a classic design with garlands of flowers and geometric designs. Dimensions: oval opening diameter: 2 1/8" wide x 1 3/4" high. The inside circumference is 5 3/4". Comfortable on a 5.5" wrist or smaller...
A vintage sterling hand wrought large pendulum shaped pendant with a small prong set dark red stone in the center. Looks like it may be a garnet. The pendant has smooth sterling around the rim with two zigzag rows of textured sterling across the center.
Measures 3 1/2" long and 2 1/2" across. Has a large double bale so could be worn on a thick chain or neck ring. Marked Sterling on the back. Has some tarnish and minor surface scratches.
Very striking, well crafted design.
A vintage modernist bronze heavy pendant necklace designed by Unn Tangerud for UNI David Andersen, Norway.
Measures 24" long. The pendant measures 3 1/2" long and 1 3/4" across. Signed UNI D-A Norway, Bronse and Design Unn Tangerud.
In very fine condition. Circa 1970s. Spring clasp holds securely.
Lots of movement.
Gorgeous deep red Mediterranean coral tear drop stones and center pearl in this sterling ring by Arizona Modernist H. Fred Skaggs. It is a size 6 and sits about 3/4" high from the finger when on. Weighing 10 grams, it is in fine original condition and signed as shown. His work is increasingly harder to find since it is highly collected. A spectacular ring.
This beautiful ethnic Turkomann ring is silver, and is set with a carved lapis lazuli. The lapis is surrounded by an intricate enameled border. It is 3/4" across the top, and is a size 8 1/2. The age uncertain, but it definitely predates 1980.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a good article on ethnic Turkmen jewelry. Rather than plagiarize, I'm including the link. :-)
An extraordinarily fine and rare Art Nouveau sporting brooch featuring an enameled fox head superimposed over a horseshoe, a riding crop and a whip. The horseshoe is set with old mine cut diamonds simulating the nails. The fox's eyes are set with rubies. The pin is beautifully enameled in lifelike colors. The fox's mouth is open to show fierce jagged gold teeth...
A fine vintage Tiffany & Co stylized leaf brooch worked in 18K gold and set with sapphires and diamonds. The elegant form is created from wirework that gives the brooch a light feeling despite its generous size. Tiffany employed this gold wire construction to simulate feathers, animal fur and other natural textures. The gems are prong set above the gold background for added dimension. The diamonds are G color, VS1 clarity; the sapphires have medium-dark, strongly saturated blue violet-blue color...
A classic 1960's Tiffany & Co. stylized floral brooch in 18K yellow gold set with sapphires and diamonds. The cluster of four blossoms are heavily decorated with hammered and carved details accented with clusters of round brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires. Though the brooch is bold, the spikiness of the design keeps the overall design from feeling too massive. The diamonds are I color, SI1 clarity and the sapphires are medium, vivid blue color...
Featuring a superb antique Victorian 14k solid yellow gold photo watch fob locket, pendant or charm on bracelet. Very well made with a rectangular black hard stone onyx on one side and carnelian agate on the other. The stones are set in 4 prongs and are surrounded by engraved bright cut 14k gold borders. The bail swivels. The locket opens from the opposite end of the bail. The locket opens to reveal two early photos of mother and baby and retain their original glass covers and frame...
Chinese traditional court necklace composed of rutlilated quartz, jasper, dark etched peking glass, turquoise, lapis lazuli with woven knotted silk. Beautiful and dramatic work.
From an East Bay Berkeley home.
Dates 20th Century
Size L 69"
A great, early sterling silver cuff bracelet by Francisco Rebajes with a large silver wire wrapped raw polished brown agate and a freshwater pearl.
Marked Sterling, Original Hand Wrought Design, and Rebajes on the back. Measures 5 1/4" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Could probably be adjusted slightly but meant to be snug so the central design doesn't roll around...
How very Art Nouveau with its lovely lady and sweeping tresses! This 14 k gold bar pin is 1 3/4 by 3/8 inch in size. The classic Art Nouveau lady has long, flowing tresses that blow in the wind.
It is late 19th or early 20th century and was made by the Krementz company. The round hinge and C clasp suggest the earlier date.
This unusual Art Nouveau pin features a lady in profile. Her curving, golden tresses frame her face.
The pin is 1 1/2" X 1" in size. It has a old style lever safety clasp and is marked 14k.
A beautiful antique Victorian coral cabochon stone and seed pearl brooch pin. Three shamrocks are each set with 3 button shaped salmon color genuine coral stones for a total of 9 coral buttons and 1 seed pearl in the center and 1 in the stem for a total of 6 seed pearls. Dimensions: 2" long x 1/2" high. Circa 1860. Probably Italian or English in origin. Setting may be a low grade of gold, gold shell or vermeil over sterling. Perfect condition. C clasp works well and holds tightly. Weight: 7.9 ...