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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1445165 (stock #JJ4005)
A geometric silver bracelet from Mexico with seven bezel set dome shaped stones. The stones range in color from tan to pale green, not sure what they are.

Marked Silver Mexico. Measures 7 1/4" long and 1 1/2" wide. Hook clasp holds securely. Has some minor surfaces scratches and a little tarnish.

Striking design. Great hand wrought feel. Early piece.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1920 item #1445159 (stock #RP07110)
Period Pieces
Here is a maple leave pin, consisting of plique a jour enamel in a silver setting. Antique plique a jour (translucent enamel) jewels are hard to come by these days – they are somewhat fragile and rare, and we believe that many of them are now in private collections. This lovely pin is highlighted with paste accent stones along the main leaf veins. The green plique is a very nice rich color. It seems to be missing one leaf...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1445100 (stock #JJ4008)
A vintage large sterling silver Mid Century Modernist brooch by Ed Wiener in the shape of a five pointed star.

Made from thick sterling wire. Unsigned, as were most of his star brooches. We believe this one is the larger version.

Measures 3 1/8" across and 2" high.

Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. There may be a slight bend on the long arm, may be original to the piece. Has some minor surface scratches and tarnish.

Fine craftsmanship. Great studio piece

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1445098
Handwrought in the early 1940's, this trapezoid design by Spratling measures 17" long and 1" high. The panels catch and reflect light beautifully as the wearer moves about. The necklace is in excellent condition. Spratling hallmarks are found on the slide-in clasp and on one panel.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1445020 (stock #3748)

Lapponia, Finland

Designer: Björn Weckström

Galactic Peaks necklace part of the renowned space series designed in the late 60s and featured in the movie Star Wars

Sterling silver

Links 3/4" x 3/4"

Wearable length 17"

Marked Lapponia, Weckstrom, 925, T7 [1972]

Excellent vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1444978 (stock #15479)
How big does a piece of jewelry have to be before it qualifies to be called monumental? I think at 4.25'“ tall, this Mexican Deco butterfly brooch definitely fits the bill. Fauna- and flora-themed pieces are not rare within the world of vintage Mexican silver jewelry yet examples of astounding proportions like our brooch come far and in between. The semi-translucence of the stone is here enhanced by the variegated color which progresses from lucid white to sage green...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #1444917 (stock #JJ3980)
A sterling silver brooch in the three dimensional Bird and Horse design,(Fugl og Hest) by noted silver designer, Tone Vigeland who worked with the Norway Plus Design Studio. Designed in 1959.

Measures 1 1/4" across and 2" high. Marked with the ND for Norway Designs, and conjoined TV for Tone Vigeland. Also has the Plus sign, Sterling and Norway.

Has an earlier style rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Nice weight and quality...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1444821 (stock #15474/14953)
One of the few female designers of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance that we know of, Erika Hult de Corral excelled in the creation of slick abstract and brutalist jewelry. She started creating her own work in Taxco’s “middle period” and continued being active in the post-1980 years as well. Big, bold and beautiful, the result of the artist’s few yet perfectly placed brushstrokes, the dove-shaped pendant at hand conveys that precious sense of elegant, unimpeded motion...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1444675 (stock #15482)
One of the best Taxco maestros, Gerardo Lopez must have worked for either the Los Castillo or Margot de Taxco, possibly even both, because for his jewelry he uses many of the designs that those two famous workshops also used. Lopez can be very creative at combining familiar motifs in completely new ways and when he designs his own, original jewelry, he quite often touches upon the brilliant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1444668 (stock #CM-11)
Period Pieces
This brilliant vintage squash blossom necklace is anecdotally from the 1950s but stylistically typical of the 1970s (the leaves surrounding the turquoise cabochons were popular at that period.) It is sterling silver and turquoise but unmarked. The 1/4” sterling beads are bench-made. The necklace is 27” in length, with a naja that measures 2 5/8 in width by 3 inches in length. The necklace is set with 17 turquoises...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1444655
Unusual pear shaped sterling silver necklace by Hector Aguilar. The hallmark dates it to the time between 1948 and 1962. Each link is 1 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inch at its widest. Rivets are both decorative and functional as they allow the links to swivel making it very comfortable to wear...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1444542 (stock #RP08137)
Period Pieces
Here is a highly detailed pin by Edmond-Henri Becker, one of the best-known French medalists. We really love all the details! The front shows Joan of Arc (patron saint of France and of soldiers) in profile, also a shield decorated with a sword, a crown, and 2 fleurs-de-lis. Above her head is a banner saying “Jehanne d’Arc” and “1429”. The back shows a banner with a figure which is hard to make out, and two people praying...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Period : Pre 1930 item #1444460 (stock #AP6-351)
Period Pieces
Good things come in small packages. This charming pin is small but beautiful. It is made of 800 silver, enameled on both front and back, and centered with a square-cut peridot. The pin is 3/4" in diameter. Enamel is slightly worn on the front, but is in better condition on the back. There is a small chip in the stone...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1444176 (stock #15442)
Gorgeous, full of life garnets that look as if on fire when the light hits them at the right angle are clustered together in floral-shaped silver stations in this antique Bohemian necklace. The five central flowers are made up of two layers of stones and their sculpturality adds presence to an already stunning piece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1444142 (stock #JJ3983)
An amazing modernist sterling silver ring from Finland designed by Kari Saarinen for Kaunis Koru. High vertical sterling encased faceted crystal or quartz design.

Marked on the inside KSa for the designer, Finland silver standard, 925, and U7 for 1973.

About a size 6.5, can be adjusted down if needed.

In very fine condition with minor surface scratches and a little tarnish.

A great example of Scandinavian modernist design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1444140 (stock #JJ3976)
A vintage hammered sterling silver circles bracelet from the American Studio Modernist jeweler, John Lewis.

Great hammered texture, circles are various sizes. Measures almost 7 1/2" long. Closes with a large secure spring clasp. Marked Sterling and with the crossed JL mark of the artist.

Very nice condition, has some minor scratches. Nice hand wrought feel.

Classic John Lewis.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1980 item #1444113 (stock #RM14185)
Period Pieces
Here are some fun collar tips featuring an Art Nouveau-style design of a lady in profile with flowers in her hair. She looks very serene. They are silver plated, and the mounts are made out of white metal. We believe they’re vintage, and in good used condition. 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 1950 item #1444021 (stock #15469)
It seems that I am bumping into ballerinas lately but I find these figural brooches so much fun and irresistible! So here we have her, a Mexican Deco example from Taxco, wrought in sterling silver and copper and adorned with abalone inlay. Overlay, oxidation, shimmering shell and the careful hand of the maestro come together to shape her. Yet it is her brio and the merry sounds of her tambourine that make you wonder: could this be vivacious little Kitri, just jumped off the stage in the middle ...