All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1427744
A gorgeous vintage set of earrings by Hobe in the Austro-Hungarian style with large dark set cabochon glass saw tooth set stones and red enameled details. The each one has wired in glass seed pearls around the edge. Hobe was known for making high end costume jewelry of quality materials...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Clips : Pre 1950 item #1427743
Harder to find vintage French Countess Cissy Zoltowska paste jewelry fur clip sex with large foil back paste stones in an oxidized black metal, pie crust crumped back, claw set stones. It is stamped DEPOSE on the back top of the two-pronged clip and exactly what we already know is her design, even though it is only signed DEPOSE (for France) which would be correct for her earlier jewels. The stones are layered in a flower type design and it measures about 2” across and ¾” in height...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Clips : Pre 1950 item #1427742
This very rare avant-garde dress clip is attributed to Countess CIS, aka Countess Cissy Zoltowska. It is one of her earlier pieces constructed with the tentacle arms reaching out on either side of the three rows of very French curved invisible set emerald cut red glass stones in the center, the middle row being placed higher than the ones of either side. Each of the gold plated wired ‘arms’ terminate in white paste jewel each set with four tiny prongs...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1427736
An elegant Belle Epoque 18K yellow gold negligee pendant necklace, the old mine cut diamond drops formed as pansies. Pendant necklaces of this type, called negligees (from the French word for "careless"), were so called because of their assymetry. The subtle pansy design is achieved by combining three larger diamonds at the top of each cluster to represent larger petals, and two smaller petals at the bottoms...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427725
A lovely 14K gold pendant necklace featuring a colorfully enameled violet blossom centered with a seed pearl and suspending a freshwater pearl. The flower petals and leaves are enhanced with translucent enamels in shades of purple, green, yellow and burgundy. In Victorian flower symbology, the violet represented "modesty." The pendant is suspended from its original chain, marked 14K on the clasp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1427695
A fabulous pair of mid-century 18K yellow gold and platinum earclips by Cartier set with brilliant round cut diamonds. The gold surfaces are cast in a rough texture that contrasts beautifully with the bright diamonds set in platinum. The diamonds, as expected of Cartier, are extremely fine quality (E color/VVS2 clarity). French jewelry became more flamboyant in the 1960s, as wartime restrictions eased...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1427690
An elegant pair of 18K gold earrings featuring large cultured mabe pearls surrounded by borders of brilliant round cut diamonds (E/F color; VVS2 clarity) and square cut blue sapphires of similar fine quality. The pearls have fine creamy body color with rose overtones and a high luster. Jewels by Spark were retailed by Neiman Marcus and other luxury purveyors. The original posts were removed for wear only with the omega clips, but could easily be replaced...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1427677
A very fine 18K gold watch pin depicting a mythological griffin grasping a pearl in its mouth. The back-swept wings are bordered with rose cut diamonds set in silver. The detailing for the feathers and scales is superb, and even the reverse is realistically engraved. The design is deeply three-dimensional. Mythological subjects were particularly popular in at the beginning of the Art Nouveau period. The reverse is stamped with an 18K hallmark...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1427660 (stock #1178)
Modern 14k yellow gold and diamond pendant on rope chain. Pendant is open arrow inset with diamonds on 14K white gold mount: A .35 carat center pear surrounded by smaller marquise and brilliant-cut diamonds. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Pendant: H 1 3/4 x W 1 1/8 in. Chain: L 19 in. Total weight: 15.5 dwt. Approximate diamond total: 1.07 carats. #1178

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427656
An unusually large Art Nouveau enameled violet pin /pendant worked in opaque white and purple shades over 18K gold. The petals are arranged around an old mine cut diamond (I/J; SI1). In Victorian flower symbology, purple violets conveyed the sentiment "modesty" and white violets conveyed "innocence." Perhaps the colors chosen for this piece were intended to represent a mix of meanings. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, as well as a bail so the flower can be worn as a pendant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1427650
An elegant Art Nouveau 14K gold enameled honeymoon pin featuring a diamond-set blossom enameled in delicate shades of iridescent translucent rose, yellow and white enamel set against a gold crescent moon. Delicate floral pins of this sort were popular gifts for new brides. In Victorian symbology, flowers could represent honey and crescents, the moon. Thus, honey + moon = honeymoon...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #1427642
A delightful Retro period 14K gold charm or pendant depicting "Thursday's Child" by William Ruser. The charm is finely detailed. According to the poem, Thursday's Child has "far to go" so Ruser depicted the naked child walking along a natural freshwater pearl carrying a traveling sack of belongings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1427637 (stock #1180)
English Egyptian-Revival 18K gold brooch with scarab, ca 1870. Winged sun with fluted and stepped form. Entwined and scaly serpent forms round and open center, inset with rotating double-sided carnelian scarab: On front is a carved beetle; on back the Roman God Mercury. Fine condition with beautifully toned patina.

Overall dimensions: H 7/8 x W 2 5/8 x D 3/8 in. Gross weight: 9.5 dwt. #1180

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1427534 (stock #JJ3839)
A vintage hand wrought modernist sterling pendant strung on a green silk cord by noted mid century jeweler, Mary Schimpff Webb, (1922-2019).

The central pendant set with a large green stone has light hammering. The pendant measures 1 7/8" long and 1 1/4" across. The four links and the hook clasp are also hand wrought sterling silver. Marked Schimpff sterling on the back. Measures about 22" long in total.

Hook closure holds securely. Has some tarnish, we did not polish it. There is some m...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1940 item #1427496 (stock #JJ3828)
A well crafted sterling silver cuff bracelet in the Chicago tradition of Arts and Crafts jewelry.

Lightly hammered. Measures 6" around with an opening of 3/4". Measures 1 1/8" at the widest. Marked Sterling and Handwrought. Has an intricate floral design around a central dog tooth pearl.

Warm patina, fine condition. Wonderful example of Arts and Crafts silver work.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1427495 (stock #JJ3826)
A vintage modernist pair of sterling silver screw back earrings by Hector Aguilar from Taxco, Mexico.

Measure 5/8" long and 5/8" wide. Marked with the early conjoined HA mark circa 1940-45.

Thick silver, high quality. Screw backs hold securely. Have some tarnish.

Classic design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1427448 (stock #JJ3832)
A modernist sterling silver necklace by noted artisan, Johannan Peter from the Israeli artist colony, Ein-Hod.

Two layers of sterling, the bottom has a lightly hammered texture. The top wires serve as embellishment and also as the link connectors.

Marked Made in Israel, ST, 925, 'PH'. Has a hook clasp which holds securely. Dark, warm patina. There is a minor repair to one of the connectors on the back that can't be seen from the front. Measures 16" long and 1 1/8" at the widest.

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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1970 item #1427430
Black Dog Antiques
Ca 1960 A 14k gold beaded bracelet with knight's helmet charm. The charm is accented by cabochon beads that show minor wear. The bracelet is marked 14k, the charm 585 on the jump ring ( tested and guaranteed). 7-1/2" x 3/8" ~ 21.5grams.