Outstanding quality best describes this 1960's sterling silver gold gilt with fire enamels on guilloche table pill box. Handmade by Italian silversmith Renato Salimbeni, even the bottom is intricately engraved. Fully hallmarked. Measures 2.5" long, 1.75" wide, and 0.75" high. Salimbeni Renato was active between 1963 and 1971
A vintage 14K gold and sterling silver Mid Century Modernist bracelet by Betty Cooke. Has gold and silver disks connected by a curved wire. Measures about 7 1/4" around and probably can be adjusted because of the open design. Signed Cooke and 14K on the back of the gold disk and sterling on the back of the silver one. Has some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. Well made with a stunning design. Great studio piece.
Wow! This goes to the top of the list of my favorite pieces of jewelry. It is a beautiful pink Guilloche enamel over Sterling Silver Locket with matching chain w/enamel links. Accented w/marcasite work on face. The condition is excellent. The locket measures 1 3/8" diameter excluding bale and the chain is appx 24". Hallmarked Sterl Germany on loop on chain. Enamel is excellent, no damage to report on locket, front or back or chain links. The interior has original vintage fabric lining and bevele...
Artisan crafted sterling choker necklace. The necklace is constructed of thick, solid sterling silver, terminating in dramatic long spikes.
The opening is 5", and the necklace weighs 47 grams, 1.66oz. Unmarked but tests as sterling silver or higher.
Extremely rare. Solid Sterling Silver Case (Not plate!). ART DECO CARTIER by Jaeger-LeCoultre MANTEL CLOCK, 8 Days, 15 Jewels, Swiss by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The clock frame and end designs are all framed in solid .935 Sterling Silver. Belgium Green Marble original base platform with a beveled edge. All Circa: 1928. The Blue, Ivory, and Black enameled design is Art Deco seen on many Art Deco buildings from this period. Superb, original condition and extremely collectible in th...
Elegant silver vermeil necklace by Michigan silversmith John Pagacz, circa 1950s. In sterling silver with a real gold wash. 9 dangling bars each hold an abalone shell triangle. The workmanship in Pagacz's work is truly amazing. The necklace measures 25.5" from end to end, and hangs below collar level. Unsigned. Very good vintage condition with some tarnishing.
A Georg Jensen sterling silver double tulip pin and earrings set in a red Georg Jensen New York box. The brooch measures 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" and has a safety catch and it matches the 7/8" x 5/8" clip-on earrings. The red box with the white satin and black velvet interior has the stamp for the Georg Jensen shop at 667 Fifth Avenue New York, and the brooch has the Jensen mark along with STERLING DENMARK 100 C (the pattern mark) and the earrings have just the 100 after the Jensen Denmark and sterling m...
Early vintage handmade sterling silver bracelet designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar(1905-86). Measures 7 inches long X 1 inch wide. Comprised of 9 repousse wave panels with applied rope trim. Penny Morrills's book SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO pictures the bracelets' hallmarks - HA STERLING MADE IN MEXICO and states that those marks were used on Aguilar designs from 1940-45. Slide in pin closure attached with safety chain are perfectly secure. Beautiful vintage condition and pa...
Fantastic 6 piece set of miniature gold vermeil parlor furniture with pale yellow and pale reddish brown guilloche enameling. Each cushion features enameled flowers consisting of a central rose surrounded by blue flowers, green leaves, gold tendrils and gold accents. This set includes 4 chairs (2 are arm chairs), a sofa, and a writing desk or accent table with a drawer. Dates circa 1920-40. Each piece measures as follows and approxmately:
Chairs 2.5" high
Sofa 2.5" high, 3" long
Very rare and fine, museum quality 19th century Straits Chinese peranakan sirih or tobacco box.
Silver with gilded decoration details.
A wonderful and outstanding work of silver art. D : 9 cm.
A very rare pair of Antique European late 19th century cold painted spelter sculptures on elaborated square bases. The finely and realistically modelled sculptures depict a Chinese man and a Chinese woman in national costumes. The man is wearing a long green robe with gold swirl motifs, grey Balloon Pants and red shoes on his feet, the hair is braided and drawn back under a black hat. His left hand is grasping a Chinese musical stringed instrument (Erhu). The female is wearing a lavish robe, ela...
Description: gold plated sterling with rhinestones and enameling.
Size: 2 1/8" square
Hallmark: CoroCraft sterling in cartouche
Reference: Fun Jewelry, Shiffer, p. 15
Makuzu Kozan II (Hanzan) (1859 - 1940)
Makuzu Kozan II, the adopted son of Makuzu Kozan I, was born Miyagawa Hannosuke. He was known for his blue and white Seto style wares, as well as his excellent Kyoto-style ink painting. Kozan I turned the family factory over to Hanzan in the 1880's and in 1917, one year after his fathers death, Hanzan took the name Makuzu Kozan II.
Height: 5.25 inches
Width: 5 inches
Are you bold enough for this ring, with it's huge, sparkling grey druzy stone? The crystal measures approximately 1.5" when measured from its longest point. It is pale grey, which sparkling gold inclusions (pyrite?) layering the top. Set in sterling silver. The band is adjustable, currently size 7. Marked with an unknown hallmark, "Taxco 925."
c. 5th-4th Century BC
An exquisite example of Greek goldsmithing prowess this ring is decorated using a variety of metalworking techniques. Mounted on a simple gold ring, the box-bezel is free to rotate and thus can be worn with either side up.
On the obverse of the bezel is a chased Classical griffin with DAMO incised in the field. This is most likely an abbreviated version of the Doric Greek, DAMOU, meaning “of the people”. On the reverse a simple rosette is rendered in filig...
Rare kinetic showstopper designed by Bent Gabrielsen while he worked for iconic Danish silversmith Hans Hansen. In textured sterling silver with a dangling disc that has a gold wash. The disc has a pitted texture which contrasts beautifully against the vertical pattern of the body of the pendant. This is a large, bold piece, measuring 3.25". Excellent condition. "Signed "Hans Hansen, 925s Denmark."
A 950 silver Komai damascene panels bracelet circa 1900 1920. This scarce bracelet from Japan features eleven 1-1/16" x 3/8" loop-linked panels with inlaid silver and gold on a black matte (actually iron) ground. The panels resemble those in room dividing screens, and each has a different design and a simple engraved design on the back of the silver sections. It also has a long safety chain and a box clasp which is stamped 950 SILVER. This bracelet measures 7-1/8" x 1/1/8". It is in excellent...
Sensational vintage sterling silver bracelet designed and signed circa 1950's by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Truly one of Antonio's best this bracelet measures 1 1/4" wide. Will comfortably fit up to a 7" wrist. Heavy at 130 grams 4.06oz. Beautiful condition. Clasp is tight and secure. Attached safety chain. Signed on the clasp with ANTONIO TAXCO crown mark, 970 STERLING eagle #208. This design featured in recent exhibits and publications. Pictured on p.52 of SILVER SEDUCTION: THE A...
Signed Studio Piece
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic pendant necklace sculpture that frames a tree with nine branches of sterling silver, brass and copper with two antique faceted red amber beads.
Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.