Phyllis Mark modernist aluminum kinetic necklace
Pendant - 5 1/4" x 3 1/8"
Neck ring measures 14 3/4" round
This necklace is part of a small series of pendants that the renowned sculptor designed during the early 1970's
Marked on verso Phyllis Mark '71
Very good vintage condition with minor surface scratches
Here is a fun locket made from white metal. It is chased on the front in a stylized pattern, and plain on the back. The inside has some scratches, we don’t know why. The photo rings and celluloid are not present. It measures 1-1/4” x 7/8" and the cool paperclip chain is a bit over 22". The back has a few dark marks which might clean up. Generally a handsome Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) jewel. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully...
An unusual brass hair comb with a cut out design, small stone cabochon and long teeth in an Arts and Crafts period design. Measures 4 7/8" long, and 3 inches at the widest. The stone has a blue green cast with black striations, not sure what it is. Comb has some tarnish. There is some slight bending to the teeth. Curved for better fit. Classic Arts and Crafts period design.
A fine modernist bracelet by Maya Mexico that is in the iconic Armadillo design made famous by Hector Aguilar. This bracelet, in brass with copper accents measures 7" long and about 2 1/4" across. Unsigned. Hook closure holds securely. Has tarnish and shows wear to the finish. Will let the new owner decide how much to polish. Outstanding design. Heavy and bold.
This is an antique Victorian lion's head hinged bangle bracelet. Beautifully rendered in yellow gold plate, this ornate bangle features a large lion's head in front with applied decorations on each side. With its highly-contoured face and wild mane, the lion has lots of character. Two deep red rhinestones form the eyes and a clear, brilliant rhinestone sits in the open mouth, adding sparkle...
Filigree comb, Spanish or French, c 1880, no marks, gilt metal, possibly silver gilt. Height c "4/ 10.5 cm, width "3 ½ / 8.5 cm. Condition: partial loss to one lily ornament (cf. pics).
An amazing piece of mid century modernist hand wrought jewelry. This copper pendant measures 5 1/4" long and 1 7/8" across. The braided leather thong measures about 19" long and closes with a sterling spring clasp. The pendant is signed with an impressed fleur de lis hallmark on the back. Great hammering. There is some tarnish. Fine contrasting of textures, interesting design.
A signed Dafri copper ultramodern pin brooch and earrings set from the 1950s. This Toronto Canada company made some great looking items and this is one of them - a very Jetsons kind of anamorphic style. This set includes the 2" across pin with a safety clasp and an applied copper planchet identical to the 1-5/8 x 1" clip-on earrings. Each has some mild black patination and the pin has the DAFRY signature planchet...
Dolphins represent peace, harmony, and joy. Couple them with hearts, and you have a real winner for a romantic date. This bracelet, made from white metal, consists of 7 links, each with two dolphins leaping through a heart. 7-3/4” long, and 18.3g, it sports a toggle closure. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance free within the USA.
Paul von Ringelheim, Austrian/American artisan
1933 - 2003
This necklace is part of the Directional series of jewelry crafted by von Ringelheim in the late 1960's.
Large chrome plated pendant suspended from heavy metal chain.
Pendant - 4 1/2" x 4"
Should fit a 13" neck
Weight - 138 grams
Very good vintage condition
Brass and glass, but still a wonderful Art Nouveau costume piece, circa 1910. This pink glass and golden brass swag necklace has two pear-shaped pink glass 'stones' in the center and two spectacle-set ones in the chain.
A great example of Finland Modernist design, a necklace of bronze with a central Tiger's Eye cabochon by Pentti Sarpaneva for Kalevala Koru. Pendant measures 2" across and 4" to the top of the bale. Chain measures 28" long. Marked Made in Finland and kk in a circle. Fine condition. Nice contrasts of layers and textures.
An Arts and Crafts Brass Fob with an Acid Etched Windmill design and a central green cabochon, attributed to Forest Craft Guild. Measures 1 1/2" across and 2 1/8" high. Has the original ribbon and clasp. The edge of the ribbon has a little fraying. Very well crafted. Wonderful condition.
Here is a hand-constructed cuff bracelet made of multiple wires that are joined at the terminals and kept in place by horizontal rings. The wires look to be silverplated; the rings and soldered terminals are white metal. The cuff has a good heft (56 grams) and an impressive look. It is also well balanced, so doesn't turn on the wrist. It measures a little over 1 inch wide and 5/8 inch high with an inner circumference of about 7 ¼ inches.
For the seeker of something out of the ordinary! These vintage screw-back earrings are unmarked and are a (relatively) modern take on the ancient Green Man. For those who like the unusual. Each earring is ~1" X 1". Age unknown, most probably 1940-1950s.
These nicely carved lava stone earrings are mounted in gilded metal and date from the 1870s-1880s. The carving depicts a cherub on each drop and a flower on each top. Carved feather or leaf fronds appear behind each cherub. The earrings appear to have been hardly worn; the stone is intact with no chips or cracks, and the carving and stone surface are very well preserved. Nothing appears to have been replaced. Lava stone is quite light, so the earrings should sit comfortably without pulling...
The best feature of this dramatic ring design is the two-dimensional openwork of the silver setting, enhancing the central cabochon of light coral and white art glass. It has an interesting history, made in Warsaw, Poland, probably in the late 1960s-early 1970s. The outer band exhibits impressed marks for the country and silver content of .750; the mark of HL is most likely for the maker, who is unidentified. The ring is sized at a 5 full...
A vintage bronze modernist pendant and chain by Hans Sten and Karl Laine from Sten and Laine in Finland. Pendant reminds us of an abstract spiderweb. Pendant measures 3" long to the top of the bale and 2 5/8" at the widest. Chain is attached at the bale and measures about 28" around. Very nice condition. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.