An amazing sterling silver, coral and turquoise bracelet designed by Matilde Eugenia Poulat, (MATL) and executed by her nephew Ricardo Salas who took over for her upon her death. Signed MATL in large cursive letters, Salas and 925 for sterling. Measures 7" long and the central curved piece measures 2" wide. Closure snaps tightly. Beautifully intricate scroll work, repousse birds and bezel set stones. Wonderful condition!
Mexico City artist Frederick Davis (1880-1961)designed this distinctive silver brooch in the 1920's. In beautiful vintage condition the pin is 2 1/4" X 2 1/4". Highly collectable, Fred Davis designs are included in permanent museum collections at MFA Boston, LACMA and others. DREAMING IN SILVER, MEXICAN SILVER & WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE, all authored by Penny Morrill include extensive chapters on the life and work of this talented designer.
William Spratling's River of Life embodies a classic design to be envied. Currently, the bracelet is sized to fit an average woman's wrist. However, it can be warmed to fit a man. The bracelet's coveted braided rope makes this piece the perfect holiday treasure. Dimensions entail: 2.5 inch inside diameter, 1.5 inches tall, with a one inch gap space while weighing 188 grams.
A fabulous and early vintage sterling necklace with square cut crystal stones and a huge pear shaped cut crystal drop. The clasp is marked STERLING and the other elements test positive for sterling. Circa 1920. Beautifully made and detailed. The edges of the square stone settings are engraved with delicate patterns. The stones are brilliant and glittering.
A classic collectible Art Deco piece, and currently perfectly of the moment as well...
Antonio Fallaci modernist sterling silver and ebony bracelet
Interior circumference - 7 1/4"
Front - 7/8" tall tapering back to 3/8"
Hinged rear opening
Weight - 58 grams
Marked Antonio Fallaci in script, and 925
Very good condition
A sterling silver hand wrought necklace with sixteen cascading prong set Austrian cut crystals of various sizes by the mid century modernist studio jeweler, Ruth Berridge, (1921-2004).
The necklace measures about 14 1/2" long, and the longest drop falls 3". Marked Berridge on the back of both parts of the clasp. The two hooks hold securely. An extender could be added if needed.
Fine condition. This piece is from her estate. Very delicate work from a gifted artist.
Esther Lewittes modernist jewelry sterling and pearl brooch
3 1/2" x 2"
Marked on verso
Very good vintage condition
We have a unique Los Ballesteros pectoral necklace with a drop of 2.75in.across and 2in. tall. The stone is a color changing synthetic that was widely used in the Spratling era by many tallers. The wearable length is just under 16in. Being a pectoral style the drop rests at just below the hollow of the neck and slightly tips outward making it very comfortable to wear. An extension is available if you desire to wear long instead of the pectoral length...
A vintage sterling silver brooch by American Modernist jeweler, Ronald Hayes Pearson. Three dimensional sterling silver with oxidation and a 7mm pearl. Signed Pearson Sterling. Measures about 2" long and 1" across. In very nice condition with minor surface scratches. Missing the rollover on the clasp, but works well as a 'C' clasp. Very cool mid century design.
A vintage man's sterling silver ring with an intaglio carved centurion hematite or black Alaskan diamond stone c1940s-50. This size 9 ring measures 11/16" x 1/2" across the stone, it is stamped STERLING and LLM, and it weighs 10.6 grams. Intaglio simply refers to the way the stone is carved inward, rather than outward like a cameo. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use...
This beautifully crafted sterling silver chain dates to about 1940 and is most likely Navajo made. It is unmarked but has tested as sterling silver. It measures approximately 30" long and weighs 48.9 grams. It is in excellent condition. It has a hook clasp so it is the perfect companion to any pendant.
A vintage sterling silver and pearl hand wrought choker necklace by the California Modernist, Esther Lewittes.
Measures 14 1/2" long but hard to measure exactly due to the curvature of the links. Probably closer to 15". An extender could be added to the back if necessary. Signed Lewittes Sterling. Has a hook closure that holds securely.
Fine condition, has a warm patina. Classic example of her work.
Rare, rare, rare and absolutely without equal when it comes to enamel work! This sterling silver pin measures approx 1 7/8 inches, is hallmarked on the back, attributed to either David Andersen or Ivar Holt (can't totally read the maker's mark), pin in perfect working order. Vibrant shade of turquoise enamel all in perfect condition.
A vintage silver, turquoise, and coral early brooch by Matilde 'Matl' Poulat. Made in three pieces. Measures 1 1/2" long and 1" wide. Marked Matl 0925, Hecho en Mexico. In very nice condition. Petite, and very well made. Pre Eagle.
A sterling silver buckle by the American Modernist Jeweler, Paul Lobel. Measures 2 1/8" across and 1 1/4" wide. Has a thick sterling wire design on the top. Marked LOBEL Sterling. Has some minor tarnish. Classic Lobel design. Quality piece.
Rare matching set of sterling silver and blue guilloche enamel cufflinks, 6 stud buttons, and two hinged hat pins in their original box from Birks Jewelers of Canada. The hatpins are amazing, measuring 10.75 inches long. The enamel is an ice blue with slightly off white circular band with gold wiring on each side. The enamel head on the hatpin is mounted on a rotating silver back and the pin is made from steel. Rims and backs are sterling...
A vintage sterling silver brooch by the American modernist jeweler, Ronald Hayes Pearson. Signed Pearson, Sterling and with a stylized 'P'. Heavy sterling silver in the shape of an abstract bird. Measures about 3" long and 1" across. In very nice condition with minor surface scratches. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Very cool mid century design.
A Birks sterling marcasites brooch and earrings set from around 1930. This fine, vintage set was sold by Birks, Canada's leading retailer of fine goods. The brooch measures 2-3/8" x 1-5/8", it is laden with glinting graduated marcasites (or marquisites ), it has a safety catch, and it has a superb curled design with great appeal. The screwback earrings measure 7/8" x 3/4" and they have assorted sizes of marcasites and a floral style...