All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #292996 (stock #50034)
This more-than-unique pendant is quite a piece of art. With a textured surface on both sides, it is a wonderfully abstract grid of connected, irregular squares/rectangles layered at various heights. Adding to its unusual beauty are the 3 amethyst cabochons, bezel set in protruding cylinders. The attractive patina is another plus. The pendant is made of 835 silver (stamped in 2 places). I am unable to find any other discernible marks...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #292123 (stock #50033)
Here is a lovely pair of double-leaf, clipback earrings. The basse-taille enamel is a vivid, seafoam green. The earrings are marked with David Andersen hallmarks: the pair of scales, D-A 925 S STERLING NORWAY, with the designer’s mark (W inside a circle). (The clipback findings are marked “METALL” on the outside of the clip.) The earrings and their curvy, shiny leaves measure 1 3/8” x 1”. The pair is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #292064 (stock #50032)
These illustrious earrings are an early example of the luminary, Norwegian silversmith’s artistry. They were made while she was at Norway Designs Plus Studio. As to the individualistic donning of them (and other information), I must defer to Christie Romero’s skillful terseness in, Warman’s Jewelry, Identification and Price Guide, 3rd Edition, Krause Publications, 2002, page 242: “…c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1950 item #288073 (stock #40029)
This classic A. Michelsen daisy pin has a diameter of 1 3/4”. The white enamel petals, like layered rays, are shiny and beautiful surrounding the detailed, sterling vermeil, textured disk. The back is marked with the “AM” beneath a crown (the Anton Michelsen maker’s mark) hallmark and “STERLING DENMARK 925 S” below that. This brooch is in excellent condition!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #286363 (stock #40027)
This fine pin, with its deep, dark yellow, palmate leaves is by Norwegian silversmith Bernard Meldah. It is sterling vermeil with basse-taille enamel and measures 1 3/4” x 1 3/4”. It has a C-catch and is marked “925 S STERLING” “MB” (superimposed, Meldah’s maker’s mark) and “MADE IN NORWAY.” This piece is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #286266
Three pairs of William Spratling sterling silver earrings from the 1940's: Upper left - Squash blossom design: 3/4" in diameter $335 Upper right - 1" in diameter SOLD Bottom - 3/4" in diameter SOLD
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #285281 (stock #40026)
These handsome cuff links are so very sleek while they keep it simple: a welcome characteristic of Pearson’s work. The heavy, solid, sterling silver is another Pearson signature. They measure 1” x 3/4” (x 1/8” at their widest). They are both signed “STERLING PEARSON” and are in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #284624 (stock #40025)
This sterling vermeil and enamel necklace has a lovely design. Each convex, navette-shaped link is a very pretty, pearly white, basse-taille enamel. The necklace measures 16 1/4” long (x 1/2”), with a T-bar clasp. The T-bar is marked “STERLING DENMARK” and “VB” (for Volmar Bahner). This piece is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #278808 (stock #30023)
Here is a beautiful, ornate, Norwegian sterling silver and enamel bracelet. It consists of 8 butterfly-shaped, linked panels of pearly white guilloche enamel. Each panel has a lovely applied wirework decoration with beaded center. The bracelet has a safety chain and a V-spring and box clasp, on which, “925 S STERLING NORWAY” is marked, along with a maker’s mark of (what looks to me like) an “E” inside a lobed oval. (I am unfamiliar with this artist’s hallmark)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #278801 (stock #30022)
These lovely sterling vermeil, enamel earrings have a unique and beautiful design. They are in the shape of a 4-leaf clover with wonderful white guilloche enamel. Each enamel clover is decorated with a flowing, applied openwork, wiretwist design, following the shape of the clover. The earrings are clipbacks and are marked, “STERLING NORWAY” beneath an “H” inside a circle (the maker’s mark for Ivar T. Holt)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #278717 (stock #30021)
Here’s a brightly colored, basse-taille enameled peacock charm: feathers fully fanned. Peacocks add to the beautiful colors of Mexico, roaming about freely. The back of the charm is marked “MEXICO 925” and eagle “15” mark...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #276858 (stock #30017)
This ring is quite lovely. The green enamel is perfect, depicting an abstract heart, or the head of a snake with large, green eyes (whichever suits your mood). The solid sterling silver band tapers from the pointed tip, as it wraps around. It is just under 1/2” at its widest. The inside is marked, “DAVID-ANDERSEN NORWAY STERLING 925S.” The basic size is a 7, but the band is slightly adjustable. This piece has good heft and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1950 item #275264 (stock #30016)
This wonderful bracelet c. mid-1940’s was made by Andersen & Scheinpflug, a David Andersen company of Oslo, Norway. Pieces by this manufacturer are hard to find. The bracelet’s links feature the traditional Scandinavian beauty of enamel and silver along with Nordic motifs (Vikings, snowy landscapes, etc). The clasp is signed “925S” and a stylized and conjoined “TYA” (Andersen & Scheinpflug’s hallmark). It measures 7” long (x 5/8”). The enamel is perfect...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #274519 (stock #20014)
This traditional, Norwegian solje pin, c. 1950’s, was made by Aksel Holmsen. It has an appealing stamped design and six dangling, concave disks. The back is signed, “NORWAY STERLING 925 S,” and has the Holmsen maker’s mark (2 overlapping silversmith tools--see pictures). The brooch has a C-catch and a diameter of 1”. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #273440 (stock #20013)
This handsome cross pin (that also has a bail to double as a pendant) is by circa 1970. It has a geometric design of copper and onyx inlaid with sterling silver and turquoise. It has 3 layers: the top is the copper, that is skillfully cut for the inlay; the next layer is the onyx and the bottom is sterling...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #272560 (stock #20011)
This wonderful 1940's, Mexican necklace consists of decorative, linked hearts that meet to form a pendant of 3 hearts with a central cone-shaped ornament. The hearts have a lovely, foliate, stamped, raised design complimented by a small, bezel set, turquoise cabochon (in different shades of blue and green). The necklace is 20” long. Each heart measures 5/8” x 5/8” (at its longest and widest). The central pendant, marked “MEXICO SILVER” on the back, measures 2” x 1 3/8”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #272487 (stock #20010)
This biomorphic pin c. 1950’s is made of mixed metals: sterling silver and copper, like many of Popowski’s pieces. It has an inlay of crushed stone (azurmalachite). The pin has the top layer (described above), sitting on a layer (of just over 1/8”) of obsidian backed by a layer of sterling...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #272357 (stock #20009)
Danish silversmith Gertrude Engel made this unique, modernist ring. Her signature is found on many Anton Michelsen pieces, along with the AM crown maker’s mark (as she designed for that firm). This ring, however, is solely signed by her (see pictures). The rounded band of heavy gauge silver is 1/2” wide. It has a cluster of 10 bezel set carnelian cabochons. It is signed “Gengel,” in script (her maker’s mark), and “925S” and is in excellent condition. It is about a size 5.