Jens Christian Thejls modernist sterling silver ring with a beautiful domed rutilated quartz
Late 1960's to 1970
Size - 6 3/4
This solid and well crafted ring weighs 16 grams
Marked Thejls, 925s, Denmark
Excellent vintage condition
Jan Brunk modernist sterling silver and stone necklace
Mid 20th century
Necklace should fit a 15" neck
Weight - 38 grams
Marked BRU, 925 and Swedish hallmarks
Excellent vintage condition
I am listing another stunning Mexican Silver clamper bracelet produced by Gerardo Lopez who was renown for beautiful vintage repousse in Taxco, Mexico. Made of thick silver weighing 71 grams and having a 3 inch tall presence this bracelet fits most with a 2 3/8th inch inner diameter. Bears a deep natural patina. No dents or damage and also has a strong spring. Definitely a collectors jewel.
Signed Los Castillo and constructed with thick silver weighing 84 grams. The repousse is beautifully fashioned with flowing curls and beaded sides and a dark natural patina. This clamper bracelet is design 250 with the artist being Margot Van Voorhies before her divorce to Antonio Castillo. The presence is stunning with a height of 2.5 inches. Fits most with an inner diameter of 2 3/8th inches. No dents, strong spring and no repairs. One of the very best from the Spratling era.
William Spratling's Mexican Silver locket which is 2in. long including the loop for a chain, 1.25 in. deep and 1in. across is featured in todays listing. The stones have striations front and back as most from this era of the Mexican Silver Renaissance do. This example is much better than most found. You can see that some rise to the top but the stones are stable and none go all the way thru or across the amethyst stone. The color is dark and beautiful...
A massive sterling silver modernist bracelet with a hinged closure by Jondell, Mexico. Measures 7" around the inside. The top measures 2" across, and 2 1/4" wide. Has a snap in closure and safety clasp that holds securely. Marked Jondell, Mexico and 925. In fine condition, heavy and substantial. Really makes a statement.
A sterling silver modernist bracelet, probably from Finland, in the style of Lapponia or Matti J. Hyvarinen. Thick brushed sterling in a glacial design. Measures 7" long and 1/2" at the widest. Has a snap in clasp which is hidden and holds securely. Also has a safety catch. Marked with what looks like TSD, or ISO, and 925S on the tongue of the clasp. Could use a little cleaning, we have just lightly wiped with a polishing rag. Will leave that to the discretion of the new owner...
This rare set of five hand wrought 1930's sterling silver heart shaped buttons were designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling in the 1930's. Each button measures 3/4" X 3/4". All are in beautiful condition & each is signed on the reverse with the early WS hallmark. In our 30+ years of collecting Spratling we have never come across this design.
A hand made large silver and glass Arts and Crafts pin brooch. This fine 2-5/8" pin has a trombone clasp and a hand hammered finish evocative of Arts & Crafts jewelry. It has a large cabochon glass stone which looks like natural agate stone and we think this pin predates 1920 but we aren't positive (however glass stones were used in earlier examples). It is unsigned and it tests as silver...
A sterling silver modernist Hand Made pendant suspended from its original sterling neck ring by the Israeli jeweler, Rachel Gera. Pendant measures 2 1/8" long including the bale and 1 1/2" at the widest. Neck ring measures about 17" around and closes securely with a hook clasp. Pendant is marked with the script signature R. Gera and 925. Clean modernist lines. Well crafted.
Mexico City Folkloric style was made popular by Matilde Poulat but there were other noted Maestros also producing stunning jewels of this style. P.OCHOA is one of those artists that I look for. The silver is thick repousse with unique skilled carving to the tops. This bracelet listed shows off a green oval stone in the center of a 1 5/8ths inches high center medallion. The weight is 70 grams and with No damage. Correctly signed as shown.
A rare Antonio Pineda moon stone bracelet with a 1 inch height and a heavy weight of 86 grams of very thick silver. The hallmark is worn and reads in hands 970 Silver with eagle and also visible crown. This bracelet's hallmark is just before the letters were added and is an older bracelet. There is a 7 in. length and a 2.5in. inside diameter. The moon stones have a fine glow and lays on the wrist with balance and ease. Silver Seduction by Gobi Stromberg features this Antonio Pineda...
An elegant pendant worked in 18K yellow gold and sterling silver by DeBeers Award winning jewelry designer John Atencio. The pendant features a square cushion cut amethyst surrounded by pave-set round brilliant cut diamonds. The amethyst has strong purple coloring, and the use of concave facets creates are very lively brilliance in the stone stone. The diamonds are of good quality, averaging J color and SI clarity. The setting is finely detailed with niello accents...
Vintage sterling clip earrings with intricately carved black onyx by Brazilian jeweler Burle Marx in the "forma livre" (free form) style. Burle Marx was particularly known for his use of large gemstones, often fashioned by carving or tumbling rather than being faceted, a technique he invented in 1948. These beautiful earrings measure 1 1/4" by 1 1/8" and are in fine original condition. The stones are free of chips, cracks or scratches. Weighing 36 grams total, they are signed as shown...
This is a spectacular sterling and tiger eye ring. What makes it so special and unique is the large round gorgeous, vibrant tiger eye stone. It is a size 6 1/4 but plain in the back so could be sized. The stone measures 7/8" diameter and is free of chips, cracks or scratches.( The white dot is refection from the camera). Weighing a sturdy 16 grams, it is signed Steinmarkt Berlin. I have not been able to find any information on the maker. Smashing on the hand!
Mexican sterling silver bracelet by Patino
Mid 20th century
Heavy and well crafted this striking bracelet measures 7" long x 7/8" wide
Weight - a hefty 117 grams
Marked 925, sterling, Patino, Taxco, and eagle mark
Excellent vintage condition
Antonio Pineda is one of the most celebrated Maestro's from the Mexican Silver Renaissance. This iconic bracelet was not just designed it was engineered with high sweeps that come to a peak and an amethyst that one pushes to open. Photos show a side view of the mechanism...
Spratling chose hand carved jade frogs interspersed with silver & turquoise frogs in this rare, imaginative & captivating 1940's design. Weighing 80 grams the bracelet measures 7 inches long X 3/4 inch wide. The multi-colored jade frogs stand 1/2 inch high. All in beautiful condition with excellent patina. Original safety chain removed by a previous owner. We will supply a contemporary safety chain if you wish. Most often seen in amethyst, this design is pictured in Spratling Silver: A Field Gu...