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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Asia : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1450274 (stock #000026)
California Dreaming
$715.50
Listed Price $795.00
For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1950s 60s signed original pen and ink and watercolor nature scene of two birds in a wealth of blossoming flowers on a branch from Japan. A lovely naturalistic scene, and no doubt one that represents spring, fertility, and marriage and children. A vintage original from the mid-century in Japan, and beautifully framed and matted and under glass. Has not been examined outside of the framing, and the back papers are intact as shown in my photos. Measures 34-1/2" by 26...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1451598 (stock #000128)
California Dreaming
$112.50
Listed Price $125.00
For sale here is an exquisite vintage 1950s 60s signed hand painted Pine Blossom design Japanese lacquer box. Gorgeous hand painted design signed by the artist on the upper section of the box! The rest of the box has a faceted appearance from the artistry of the application of the lacquer over what I am guessing is a resin foundation. Measures 6-3/4" diameter by 3-1/4" tall at the edges. There is also an importers label at the bottom as shown in my last photo. Excellent vintage condition with ju...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1452914 (stock #000182)
California Dreaming
$175.50
Listed Price $195.00
For sale here is a lovely vintage 1950s 60s original signed Chinese watercolor painting on silk of a young woman with fan in a garden. The silk painting has been laid down on paper with silk borders as shown. Measures 18-1/2" by 16" at outer edges, and the image area measures 14-1/4" by 11-3/4". Marked at upper right as shown in Chinese characters with red stamp beneath. This painting has never been framed. It was purchased as dead stock from a Chinese curio shop that went out of business, and s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1450279 (stock #000030)
California Dreaming
$175.50
Listed Price $195.00
For sale here is a HUGE and very attractive pair of vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver and snowflake obsidian modernist cufflinks. Stylish mid-century modernist design and entirely handmade thus one of a kind! Each measures 1-3/8" by 1" at fronts, and the pair weigh a hefty 22.2 grams total. Unmarked, as is often the case with these mid century modernist beauties, but tested and guaranteed to be as described. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1960 item #1452913 (stock #000181)
California Dreaming
$355.50
Listed Price $395.00
For sale here is a TRIO of vintage 1940s 50s signed original watercolor and ink on paper Circus Clown paintings in their painted-red wood frames and under-glass. All three are signed, but only the center larger one is readable, the other two the signatures are partially obscured by the frames. Signed "M. Gustafson". I didn't take the paintings out of the frames, so I don't know if there's further information inside. The larger painting at center measures 13" by 11" by 2" deep, the other two meas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1960 item #1451148 (stock #000105)
California Dreaming
$265.50
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a RARE vintage 1950s handmade copper enamel and painted wood knick-knack/jewelry box by American artist/enamelist Gerte Hacker (1911-2000) of Cleveland Ohio. A lovely and delicate modernist abstracted floral design! Enamel on copper plaque inset at top into the painted wood box with gorgeous veneer wood interior. I've seen many plates and trays etc by this artist, but this is the only box by her I've seen in my over 40 years of buying/selling/collecting enamel artworks! Measures...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Copper : Pre 1960 item #1454578 (stock #000276)
California Dreaming
$220.50
Listed Price $245.00
For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1950s handmade Checkerboard & Stars design cuff bracelet by Francisco Rebajes of New York City. Very attractive design in an extra large format! This piece is from the end of the 1950s during the Korean War when metals were rationed, so the copper section is laminated over a white metal backing. Francisco Rebajes began making his jewelry in the 1930s from scraps of left-over metals and sold them on the streets of New York during the depths of the Great Depression....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1450491 (stock #000044)
California Dreaming
$355.50
Listed Price $395.00
For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver and genuine pearl sculptural modernist brooch pin by California modernist Esther Lewittes of Los Angeles. A gorgeous sculptural design that makes a statement when worn! Measures 3-1/8" long by 1" at widest and weighs 9.5 grams total. Marked at back as shown, "Lewittes" and "Sterling". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #1452566 (stock #000159)
California Dreaming
$265.50
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a HUGE vintage 1950s Danish modernist handmade sterling silver floral design brooch pin with matching clip earrings designed by Gertrude Engel for the firm of Anton Michelsen of Copenhagen Denmark. The brooch measures 3" by 2-3/8" wide, and the earrings measure 1-3/8" by 5/8" wide. The set weighs 27.3 grams total. Marked at back with the maker's mark for Michelsen, "Sterling Denmark" and the designer mark for Gertrude Engel. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1455525 (stock #000304)
California Dreaming
$112.50
Listed Price $125.00
For sale here is a whimsical vintage 1950s 60s carved Japanese wood Speak No Evil monkey sculpture from Japan. Cute little guy has his hands over his mouth from the classic Japanese tale. An utterly charming little sculpture that would be appropriate for either home or office! Measures 4" tall by 3-1/4" wide by 3" deep, and weighs 190 grams or about 6 ounces. Unmarked, but I'm fairly certain of Japanese origin. Most likely originally had a tag or paper label which was long-ago removed by a prior...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1450853 (stock #000073)
California Dreaming
$355.50
Listed Price $395.00
For sale here is a HUGE and RARE vintage 1950s 60s handmade sterling silver brutalist modernist Cross pendant on chain necklace by California modernist Arnold Frew. His jewelry is extremely rare, and this is a large and impressive example! Likely to be a custom-made one of a kind item! Measures 3-1/2" by 2-1/2" wide on an 18-1/2" sterling chain. Marked as shown, "Frew" on the cross and "Sterling" on the chain, and both sections tested and guaranteed solid sterling silver. Excellent vintage condi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450475 (stock #000032)
California Dreaming
$355.50
Listed Price $395.00
For sale here is a HUGE and heavy vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver and carved carnelian Face design pendant by Los Ballesteros of Taxco. The openwork sterling silver frame centers a large carved and prong-set carnelian Face - entirely handmade and extra large format that makes a statement when worn! Measures 3-1/4" including the bail by 2-5/8" wide and weighs a super-hefty 68.3 grams total. Marked on the bail as shown with the Los Ballesteros maker mark, also "Taxco" and Eagle 42. Also, te...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1452618 (stock #000167)
California Dreaming
$265.50
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a HUGE pair of vintage 1950s 1960s handmade sterling silver metales casados (married metals) and stone inlay Mexican modernist abstracted Bird design cufflinks by maestro Enrique Ledesma of Taxco. A mid-century Mexican modernist masterpiece in married metals and stone inlay by maestro Ledesma of Taxco! Please notice that in one of the cufflinks the bird has a copper 'eye, and in the other it has a black stone inlay 'eye'. A subtle yet distinctive difference that is no doubt inte...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Copper : Pre 1960 item #1453818 (stock #000228)
California Dreaming
$175.50
Listed Price $195.00
For sale here is a HUGE set of vintage 1950s handmade copper Seahorse design cuff bracelet with a pair of similar earrings. I found the bracelet and earrings together, but I'm guessing that the set is assembled not original. In any case, they look great together! The bracelet measures 1-3/4" wide, and will presently fit up to 7" wrist, but is easily adjusted up or down a few sizes if needed. The earrings measure 1-1/4" diameter. The set weighs 67 grams total. The earrings are marked "Solid Coppe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1453652 (stock #000218)
California Dreaming
$265.50
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a HUGE and quite rare vintage 1950s Michael and Frances Higgins handmade glass geometric modernist pendant. An early piece, most likely designed by Michael, and quite rare! Comes as shown, but would look great on a neckring, a chain, or a fabric cord! The pendant measures 3-1/2" long by 1-7/8" wide, and weighs a hefty 31.6 grams total. Hand signed at back as shown, "Higgins". There is one very small chip to the edge at back where the metal bail inserts into the glass, and it may...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1960 item #1453549 (stock #000208)
California Dreaming
$265.50
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a HUGE rare and early vintage 1950s Renoir California handmade copper Art Deco to modernist design cuff bracelet. A great design on the cusp of Art Deco becoming modernist design, and really makes a statement on the wrist! Measures 1-5/8" wide and fits up to 6-3/4" wrist presently but easily adjusted up or down a couple sizes if needed. Weighs a super hefty 73.5 grams total. This bracelet was made during the Korean War (1950-53) when copper was rationed, and thus it's a sandwich...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1453845 (stock #000232)
California Dreaming
$85.50
Listed Price $95.00
For sale here is a HUGE and whimsical vintage 1940s hand carved and painted wood Bird design brooch pin. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time you wear it! Measures 3" by 2" wide. Unmarked as expected. Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1950 item #1450277 (stock #000028)
California Dreaming
$895.50
Listed Price $995.00
For sale here is a fine pair of vintage 1940s 50s hand-painted ceramic Chinoiserie Chinese lamps with a lovely country scene. The scene includes men and women in the country with trees and flowers with a dragon and a phoenix which implies the harmony of marriage and the fertility of nature. Each lamp stands 37-3/4" tall including the harp and finial by 8" diameter at the middle and 8-1/2" diameter at the base. There are no markings that I can see, and I am not sure if these were made in China o...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450152 (stock #000023)
California Dreaming
$355.50
Listed Price $395.00
For sale here is a RARE and incredible pair vintage 1950s sterling silver and hand-carved amethyst 'face' earrings by Felipe Martinez of Piedra Y Plata in Taxco Mexico. Exceptional carving of the amethyst 'face' combined with sleek modernist silver-work make this a very desirable pair! ( I also have the matching bracelet for sale here in my store.) The carved amethyst in each earring measure about 7/8" by 5/8" by 1/2" at thickest, and I'm estimating each are about 25-30 carats total weight of ve...