Stunning statement size vintage pendant necklace and matching clip earrings. Necklace and earrings are marked STERLING and signed with initials JB.
The stone is probably an amethyst but I have not had it verified by a gemologist. 1960s, from a Pittsburgh estate. Heavy and substantial at 106 grams for
all pieces together. The necklace links are dimensional and sculpted. The necklace has a wearable length of 30 inches but can be clasped at many points
along the chain...
Chunky heavy early modernist ring with a large faceted genuine amethyst stone. With two tiny marks on the outside of the shank. One is 800 or 900 (I
can't be sure which), for silver content, and the other is a tiny hallmark or maker's mark in a cartouche. Circa 1940. Most likely European, based on the
silver content and the other mark. Very well worked, with deep parallel ridges, in a great Deco/modernist design. Heavy for its size at 20 grams.
Ring size 6...
Beautiful geometric design bracelet with a center genuine amethyst stone. Circa 1960. Marked LOS CASTILLO, TAXCO, design number 5, and
with the eagle assay mark. Slide clasp. It weighs 78 grams. The center element holds a very large oval faceted amethyst, the shape of which is echoed
by the two silver layers which frame it. The center element and the clasp are hinged and articulated. From a collection. 1 3/8 inches wide at the center
and 6 1/2 inches wearable length...
Early vintage Mexico sterling bracelet with fabulous graphic impact. Circa 1940, made before the eagle assay mark was introduced in 1948. Marked
R. RIVERA, 925 SILVER, and TAXCO in a cartouche. These marks are listed on page 56 of "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and
Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. Classic sinuous feather form design with decorative oxidized detail in the recessed areas. It weighs 51 grams. With slide
clasp and safety chain...
This lovely necklace is 17" long. It consists of sterling silver links (each 7/8" long) that meet to display a decorative bordered Eilat stone (the national stone of Israel: "The King Solomon Stone"). The colorful stone (greens and blues), set in sterling, has a diameter of 3/4". The drop itself measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/8". The back is marked 925. This piece is in excellent condition. The necklace has a single chain and hook clasp.
Handmade vintage pendant necklace in sterling with a very large smoky cabochon stone. The stone is possibly a smoky quartz; I have not had it checked by a gemologist. Circa 1960. Not marked but
tests positive for sterling silver. This piece has a great brutalist look, with oblong links, each with a turned up tip, and cut and soldered elements in the center
pendant. With a hook clasp. From a Baltimore estate. 18 inches wearable length and the pendant is 2 1/2 inches long...
Beautiful dramatic handmade modernist necklace composed of sterling elements connected with brass or bronze links, with a very large bezel set onyx
stone at the center. Not marked but the silver elements test positive for sterling silver. Circa 1960. Substantial at 162 grams. Wearable length is 21 inches. 2 inches wide in the center. Excellent condition.
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Sterling silver cuff links by Sigfrido Pineda (aka Sigi). All 1950's; excellent condition and well hallmarked.
Left - Very three dimensional with silver ball in the center. Measures 1" x 3/4".
Center - Trapezoid 1" x 5/8".
Right - 2 equal size silver balls and one slightly larger on each cuff link. 1" x 3/4".
This lovely pin is by the Norwegian designers, Frank + Regine Juhls. It is convex with a cool mod design. Its diameter is 1 1/2" and it's 1/4" deep. The back is marked JUHLS and 925 S. It is in excellent condition.
This neat Coro pendant measures 2 1/4" x 1 5/8" x 1/8". It features a cool, sterling, geometric design applied over a textured, hammered, ("dimpled"), shiny, blue background. The back is textured, sterling silver and signed Coro (in script) with the copyright symbol - raised and thick, c. 1960's. The pendant has good heft and is in excellent condition.
Featuring a fine quality sterling and 2 colors of gold 1" English circle pin. Beautiful detail with 4 sections: a sterling applied bird with engraving, 2 flowers with gold, and 2 leaves with a different color of gold. All sections have engraving around them. There is a twisted wire on the inner edge of the circle and an unusual outer edge shape...
Fabulous and early 19th century ring in silver with a center rectangular genuine pale aqua green beryl, genuine pearls, and surrounding tiny dark green
stones which are probably glass. With two tiny illegible hallmarks. It tests positive for at least 800 or 900 silver. Ring size 5 1/2. The top of the ring is 5/8 inch
by 5/8 inch. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Substantial very big and heavy antique ring by the Baltimore jeweler and decorative arts metalware maker Carl Schon. Not well known outside of
Baltimore, Schon worked in an Arts & Crafts and transitional/Art Deco style from the late 1890s until his death in 1923. Later Carl Schon pieces were
made by the firm which continued under his name. This piece is very early, circa 1920. It is marked with tiny initials. It has a very large cabochon
amethyst and two baroque pearls in a heavy ca...
Stunning and very substantial vintage Chinese bracelet with five sections connected by hinges, in gold washed silver filigree backed with solid silver
panels, each with a charming carved genuine apple jade Buddha figure. Not marked but tests positive for sterling silver. Circa 1940. It weighs 71
grams. With a slide clasp and safety chain. Great size -- just under 1 1/4 inches wide, 1/2 inch deep, and 7 3/4 inches long clasped. Excellent condition.
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Beautiful silver filigree bracelet with 8 panels each featuring a different figure in carved and painted bone. Marked CHINA, circa 1930. With a slide
clasp. It tests positive for at least 900 silver. Substantial at 49 grams and with excellent detail. Great size -- 1 1/4 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches long
clasped. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Wonderful circa 1920's to 30's Persian bracelet made of silver with mother of pearl inserts each with a miniature Persian scene including Men on Horse back. Each one of these scenes are original paintings. The bracelet is in fine condition and includes the silver smith's stamped signature. Most of the paintings are in wonderful condition but two have minor flecks. This bracelet measures about 8 1/4" long including the male and female clasps. Each painted tile measures almost 1" x 1". ...
This is a spectacular sterling and green stone necklace and bracelet by Felipe Martinez. His workshop , Piedra Y Plata, opened in 1950, was considered by his peers to be one of the best silver shops in Taxco. His stone setting skills were stellar and the stones he used were always of exceptional quality as exemplified by this set. The necklace measures 15 1/2" end to end, is 1" wide and weighs 140 grams. The bracelet measures 7" end to end, is 1" wide and weighs 71 grams. Both pieces are in fine...
This lovely charm or pendant measures 1" x 3/4". It's greenish-blue basse-taille, enamel background brings out the red Pisces fish sign beautifully. It's set in sterling vermeil. The back is marked with the David Andersen scales maker's mark, D-A, 925 S, NORWAY-STERLING. It's circa 1950's and in excellent condition.