A fabulously detailed, historical graphic of the California State Seal adds to the importance of this authentic, museum-quality, 1899, TEACHING LICENSE / DIPLOMA issued by the STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, DEPARTMENT of PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
Text indicates that the diploma was awarded to Josephine Downey on October 21, 1899, and certified her to teach the Grammar or Primary Grade for the subsequent 6 years. Signed by Thomas Kirsh, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary...
A beautiful silver compact with the exterior sides inlaid with natural organic material. Opening this gem reveals a mirror and a heavily filigreed lid to the interior compartment which contains powder and a puff. Superbly crafted and with no damage or restoration, the compact measures 3 1/4" by 2 7/8", and is 1/2" thick.
Antique Victorian era lady's hand fan ("opera fan"), framed shadow box style, the fan itself 16 1/2" by 10 1/2" as fully opened, the printed images on the fan of feminine, delicate young dancing ladies, floral and leaf motifs bordering, the base worked mother of pearl with floral designs, as well as a most unusual VANITY MIRROR at far right, modern typeface in the box stating "Opera Fan With Mirror/Nannie Campbell Moore 1858 New Orleans"...
Measuring 5 3/4 inches high x 4 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep, this darling salesman's sample case advertises the Wholesale Grocers, Loverin and Browne Company. This Chicago, Illinois, company established business in 1872.
This diminutive tin case is painted black with gold accenting and gold lettering present on the front of the case. The black paint shows reasonable wear given its 130+ years of age with the majority of wear evident along seam lines and at the base...
Chunky heavy necklace by Robert Goossens, who has designed extensively for decades for Chanel, YSL, and other French couturiers. Dark
wood rings are connected by solid cast rope form goldtone metal elements, with a round spring ring clasp. The clasp is marked GOOSSENS
PARIS, and MADE IN FRANCE. A stunning piece and super wearable for day or night. Perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is
the "it" accessory of the season. Wearable length is 19 1/2 inches...
Contemporary jewelry by Mark Davis combines vintage refinished Bakelite pieces with precious stones set in 18KT gold, for a very distinctive and iconic look. Mark Davis jewelry is featured frequently in editorial content in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. These bangles were originally purchased at Nieman Marcus; Mark Davis jewelry is currently also sold at Barney's New York and small jewelry specialty boutiques. All three are creamy dark ivory/pale yellow Bakelite with gold bezel-set stones...
Beautiful flower form pendant in goldtone metal with deep tranlucent enameling in rose pink and green, and Swarovski crystal stones, on a dark blue velvet ribbon.
Circa 1990. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX BIJOUX and CL in script. Christian Lacroix began his career at the house of Jean Patou and has his own
couture label since the late 1980s.
2 5/8 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. The ribbon is 30 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Beautiful clip earrings in turquoise glass with goldtone metal mountings and beads, and rhinestone accents, by the Venetian glass maker
Archimede Seguso, for Chanel. Not marked but very well documented. I am also selling two similar necklaces from the same collection. 1
inch long and 3/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Beautiful drop necklace in goldtone using classic French star and rope form motifs. Marked BALENCIAGA on the back, and also with its original hang
tag, which is marked BALENCIAGA PARIS and MADE IN FRANCE. 1990s. With large glass based faux pearl cabochons centering each star. With
a lobster claw clasp and heavy chains at each end. Very dimensional, heavy, and top quality. Nice size -- wearable length is 16 inches. 1 1/2 inches wide
at widest point...
Classic Chanel necklace in goldtone metal. The center medallion has a double headed eagle with the interlocked C Chanel logo, and 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS CHANEL. Marked CHANEL, MADE IN FRANCE, with Chanel logo, and also numbered 3903. Guaranteed authentic. With a double chain soldered together about 1/3 of the way back from the center, and heavy hook clasp. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches. The medallion is 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Stunning YSL garland style necklace in dark gray metal with brilliant dark blue Swarovski navette and round faceted stones in open settings.
Circa 1990. Marked YSL on the attached metal hang tag. Perfectly of the moment; the statement necklace is the "it" accessory of the season.
15 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Dramatic clip chandelier earrings in goldtone metal with glass drops, glass cabochons, and Swarovski crystal stones. Marked CHRISTIAN LACROIX JEWELRY
and CL in script. Circa 1990. Designed in the barbaric/medieval style first made popular by Chanel. The colors are more beautiful and richer than the photos depict.
Christian Lacroix began his career at the house of Jean Patou and has his own couture label since the late 1980s.
2 7/8 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide...
Fabulous French bib necklace in japanned (black finished) metal chainmail, with faceted black Lucite drops. Circa 1990. Marked MONETTE OF
PARIS and MADE IN FRANCE on the attached goldtone coin shaped charm. Super wearable, neutral, and very statement-making. Perfectly on trend;
chains and chainmail are key current looks.
Wearable length is 17 3/4 inches but it can be adjusted for a shorter length anywhere on the chain. The
drop in front is 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition...
Beautiful and versatile long necklace in transparent blue and green glass links with gilt metal mountings and glass based faux pearls, with a slide
clasp with wired glass beads and faux pearls. Made by the Venetian glass maker Archimede Seguso, for Chanel. Not marked but very well
documented. I am also selling a similar necklace and a pair of earrings from the same collection. Super wearable for day or night, and great to
layer with other Chanel necklaces. Wearable length is 35 inch...
Sumptuous six strand beaded necklace with graduated dark gray labradorite beads with iridescent flashes of blue and green, hammered silver beads, and
a carved horn clasp with hammered and worked silver overlay decoration. Probably Scandinavian, with the look of a Monies piece. With a complex
asymmetrical design, and can be worn several different ways. The silver tests positive for sterling using jeweler's acid. A very wearable and neutral
statement piece. Wearable length is 19 in...
Classic Chanel clip earrings in the iconic Byzantine/barbaric style, in goldtone metal, with brilliant large glass stones. Marked CHANEL, with the
interlocked double C logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. Guaranteed authentic. 1 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. Stones are brilliant and clear; any pink tones are reflection. Photos enlarged to show detail.
Showstopping statement size Yves Saint Laurent necklace in slightly matte goldtone metal sculpted in a branch form design, with amazing huge brilliant
colorless glass stones. In a very fashionable longer length which is adjustable allowing it to be worn several different ways. Marked YVES
SAINT LAURENT, RIVE GAUCHE, and MADE IN FRANCE. Circa 1990, with original storage bag. The sculpted form has the look of a
Goossens design. Weighty and solid and substantial. The hook clasp can be...
Stunning clip earrings with fabulous molten poured glass stones in chartreuse and intense aqua, in goldtone metal.
Marked DOMINIQUE AURIENTIS PARIS. Circa 1990. Dominique Aurientis is a contemporary French jewelry and accessories designer.
2 1/8 inches long
and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail.