All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1486533 (stock #RP07110)
Period Pieces
This maple leave pin consists of plique a jour enamel in a sterling silver setting. This lovely pin is highlighted with paste accent stones along the main leaf veins. The green plique is a very nice rich color. The pin seems to be missing one leaf, however, someone filled in the space with a pretty drop made of green agate, so the loss is hardly noticeable. It is centered by a faux pearl. The enamel itself is in good shape, with only a few hairline cracks - normal in all but the very best pieces...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1486519 (stock #JJ4826)
A modernist sterling silver brooch with a black orb by Sigi Pineda. The orb may be onyx.

Measures 2 7/8" long and almost 1/2" at the widest. Marked on the back Sigi Tasco, Hecho en Mexico, Sterling, 81, and Eagle #3. Also marked with what looks like design number 304.

Safety rollover clasp holds securely. In very nice condition. Has a little tarnish and minor surface scratches.

A rare example.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1970 item #1486476
Global Ceramics
Modernist cufflinks made up of eight little geometrically arranged cylinders. Made by Isaac Cohen, Stockholm and marked ICO, S:t Erik’s head (the hallmark for Stockholm), R9 = year mark for 1967, three crowns and S indicating the Swedish silver standard of the time = 830/1000. Width "1 / 2.8 cm. Condition: fine.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1486444 (stock #JJ4843)
A vintage modernist sterling silver textured pendant with a contrasting polished surface by the well known Danish silversmith Jane Wiberg.

The pendant measures almost 2" across and 1 7/8" high. Marked Sterling, 353 and Jane Wiberg. Marked Jane and Finn on the large bale which is hidden behind the pendant. The brooch is 3 dimensional and is almost half of a sphere. The two textured areas curve in for contrast...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1486418 (stock #15413)
Classic and classy this fab Los Castillo necklace that will astonish you with the way it feels and looks once you have it on. An iconic Taxco piece with its cascading festoon links and its playful teardrop repousse dangles the design draws from Mexico's long Spanish Colonial tradition. Much heavier than the unsigned imitations that surface from time to time, it wears like a dream and has a very strong visual effect...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1486321 (stock #15834)
Matching the impressive pendant necklace by the same maker that is also available in my store, the "warrior" bracelet presented here was wrought by maestro Anton in the "mozaico Azteca" style that the Los Castillo workshop revived in Taxco's "golden Deco" years. The profile of the warrior, carefully cut out of sterling silver sheet, and the eagle that accompanies it, is set in a sea of azur-malachite...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1486204 (stock #J1065)
A vintage sterling silver heavy brooch by Artemio Navarrete. Navarrete helped William Spratling open his Taller de Las Delicias in 1931. He opened his own workshop in 1936.

This example is signed with the conjoined AN, Taxco and 940 for better than sterling silver. Pre Eagle, (pre 1949).

Measures 1 7/8" across and 2" high. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. The brooch has some minor tarnish and surface scratches...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1486160
An exceptional vintage sterling and turquoise full body Kachina bolo. There is a hallmark on the reverse but I have not been able to identify it so unclear if this bolo is Hopi or Navajo. The bolo hangs 20" long when on the neck. The slide is 4" long and the tips are 2 1/2" long. Total weight is 60 grams. Beautiful stones free of chips or cracks. The cord has minor wear. Hallmarked as shown. Do let me know if you identify the makers mark. A marvelous example of a kachina bolo.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1486140 (stock #15761)
Wrought in .900 silver which Matilde Poulat used in the early period of her career this stunning silver repousse brooch develops around a carved black onyx “mask”. Matl’s work is always impressive - no one could ever blame her creations for timidity - but it seems to me that the repoussage of her first years is even bolder...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1486131 (stock #JJ4860)
A vintage sterling silver geometric bracelet designed by Gine Sommerfelt for J. Tostrup, Norway. Made up of eleven curved links. Sommerfelt worked at Tostrup until 1964 when she started her own workshop.

Measures 7 3/4" long and just under an 2 inches wide. Signed with the Tostrup logo, 925S, and the stylized GS for Gine Sommerfelt on the back. Hook clasp holds securely.

In very nice condition, has some minor surface scratches.

Fine, bold design...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1486110
Spratling designed this bracelet shortly after his Alaska Project c. 1949-50. The bracelet has a 7" wearable length & is 1/2" wide & weighs 33 grams. The dart shaped silver links are inlaid with eye-catching "sheen" obsidian stone. Each of the links are designed with a gentle curve for a comfortable fit around the wrist. Hallmarked script WS 925. The piece is in excellent condition with a beautifully aged patina...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1980 item #1486086 (stock #RM14185)
Period Pieces
These fun collar tips feature an Art Nouveau-style design of a lady (or possibly a fairy?) in profile with flowers in her hair. She looks very serene. They are silver plated, and the mounts are made out of white metal. They are in good used condition, and we believe they’re vintage. Measuring 1-3/8” x 1-1/8”, they weigh 18.5g. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1486066 (stock #JJ4817)
A large vintage cross pendant in Sterling Silver with Coral, Amethyst and Turquoise designed by Matilde Poulat and executed by her nephew, Ricardo Salas...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1486058 (stock #RP06086)
This beautiful old miniature depicts a lovely lady, hand painted, in an asymmetrical frame set with seed pearls. It is a watch pin, meaning that there is a hook on the back (invisible from the front) for hanging a dainty watch or some other dangle – or not, if you don’t wish it. It measures 1-3/8 x 1-1/4”. It is unmarked, but has a French/Art Nouveau flavor, and tests 90-100% silver. I have done a little bit of gentle cleaning of the seed pearls and the silver, but the new owner might choo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1486046
Navajo silversmith Kenneth Begay (1913-1977) was an early innovator and leader in Navajo modern jewelry design. He is known for his clean, bold, modern designs while still influenced by his traditional background. This pair of sterling cuff bracelets are a perfect example. One of the bracelets measures 5 1/8" around in the inside with a 1 1/2" opening and the other measures 5" around in the inside with a 1 1/2" opening. They are both 1/4" wide and weigh 78 grams total. They are in fine original ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1940 item #1486035
A very fine, large vintage silver knifewing pin with multi stone inlay of spiny oyster, turquoise, jet and mother of pearl, circa 1940. Knifewing represents the Zuni god of war. This symbol was worn by warriors to protect them in battle, but also represents courage, honor, wisdom and strength. The pin measures 3 1/8" by 2 3/4" and weighs 35 grams. It is in fine original condition. The stones are free of chips or cracks. A beautiful example of vintage Zuni lapidary work.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1485991 (stock #15110)
Based on one of Spratling's early designs, this "ring with three cascabeles" was also made in Taxco and wrought in high purity, .980 silver. I believe the motif is the same here as that in the renowned maestro’s tortoise shell and silver "snake" box - the more I look at it, the more I think of writhing serpents with spotted skins. And having sold Spratling’s original in the past, I can assure you the ring at hand is a worthy, very well made alternative. Measuring a snug sz 6 US (difficult to...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1950 item #1485915 (stock #JJ4822)
A vintage floral Arts and Crafts sterling silver bracelet by Peter Traphagen from Pasadena, California.

This hand wrought bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 7/8" wide. Has a secure hook clasp.

Signed with a partial Traphagen on the back of each flower.

Fine condition, warm patina.

Classic design. Circa 1950s.