An impasto oil on copper painting by California artist,Ray Thomas Platt. Born in Texas in 1897,Platt moved to California during the 30's with his wife, artist Beulah Bradleigh Platt. Etched on the back"... Trading Vessel off the Coast of Africa The Schooner Melrose..R.Thomas Platt". There are small two areas with paint loss (left side) otherwise in fine condition. The frame shows light wear. The copper plate measures 11" x 8-1/2", frame, 15" x 18" Listed/Davenports
Ca 1950 Ten collectible Italian scenes of ancient Rome. Each etching/print is in excellent condition in the original folder. January 1950 is noted in Italian in the right corner. All measure 11-1/2" x17"
A concave sterling bangle signed Hans Hansen Denmark 925S. For a smaller wrist and hand, it measures 2-1/4" ( inner diameter), is 1- 1/4" wide and weighs 29.2gr.
Here is a solid, well crafted sterling bracelet with greens stones(perhaps turquoise but probably chrysocolla- not tested). With partially obliterated marks, it appears to be 950 sterling. The clasp is a bit tricky - it snaps shut, but to open, one needs to press down on the turquoise cab while pressing the bottom of the box clasp to release the locking mechanism.Measuring 8" x 3/4", it weighs a hefty 84grams.
A smaller version of the iconic brutalist bracelet designed by Matti Hyvarinen for Sirokoro. It measures 7" x 1/2" (width) and weighs 35 grams. Marked MJH 925 U7(1973) along with a mark for Turku.
Ca 1960 An elliptical sterling bangle by Tone Vigeland of Norway Designs Plus Studios. Marked accordingly. The inner diameter measures 2-9/16" x 2-1/4" and the pieces weighs 27gr. Light wear.
Ca 1900 Arts & Crafts stained oak frame with copper flower embellishments and a Moseley Ware (stamped on back) painted glass insert.(This is possibly George Moseley, one of the Terrible Seven apprentices at the Royal Worcester factory.) The back label reads " William Talbot, Carver, Guilder and Picture Frame Manufacturer. Old work re-guilt and made equal to new. 24 Market Street Bury." At one point, there was a small split in the wood that was professionally restored - the repair is not evide...
Ca 1930 A bangle designed by Karl Gustav Hansen of the Hans Hansen firm. Marked Sterling Denmark 925S HaH. Weight 41.2grams ~ inner diameter just a tad under 2-1/2~ width 3/8"
Marked 750 on the connector and 18kt on the spring clasp, a thin yellow gold chain with stations. Weight 3.3 gr.
Chocolate brown wool coat with matching striped wool dress. Original labels on both- 80% wool 20% nylon. "Missoni Made in Italy for Bloomingdales". Light pilling on the coat (nothing major)...Coat has a size 38 label - (small-med).Purchased in NY in the late 70's....
Here is an original extradition writ that empowers Williaim H.Shields to "take and receive from proper authorities ...Cecil H. Kurth" Dated Oct 23, 1936 with Mayor Curley's Signature below a seal.The back of the document testfies to the transfer. (William is spelled incorrectly on the front page.)
Here is a stunning pale yellow faceted citrine ring. A pierced gold setting highlights the stone. There is a tiny nick/chip on the edge of the girdle facet adjacent a prong but it is hardly noticeable (photos are enlarged). Marked 14k, the ring is a size 4.25 and the stone measures 16mm x 22mm x 10mm. Light wear.
An exceptional gilt filigree scarab bracelet marked on the box clasp LORAN SIM. The company was in production during the 50's-60's in Providence, RI. One link is attached to the filigree by a small thread.(It's very hard to discern, though one may want to have a jeweler resolder it.See photo with blue scarab.)Please refer to the carnelian scarab for internal cracks. The real stone scarabs measure 3/4" x 5/8"; the bracelet 7.5" x 1".
A sensational heavy gold plate collar/necklace with matching bracelet, all set with faux stones. The gold has a vibrant Florentine finish and both necklace and bracelet are strung on a metal chain. Unmarked - perhaps a Les Bernard creation. The collar measures approximately 15", the bracelet 7".
A lucky 3-D gold clover charm with 15pt. brilliant cut diamond. Marked 14k faintly on the back. The top loop is slightly bent and there is light wear on the back. The charm measures 7/8" and weighs 3.8 grams. (Attached spring clasp is not solid gold.)
A lustrous cultured pearl necklace with a 14k white gold filigree clasp. The perfectly matched pearls are just over 6mm wide and the necklace measures 17".
This is a real favorite of mine. A signed photograph of Rhode Island Reds Hockey team general manager, Lou Pieri(1897-1967). The inscription in ball point pen is a bit indistinct but reads " The Best RI Reds Team Ever Lou Pieri". I'm assuming these are the wives of the players. Pieri was an American basketball and ice hockey executive and coach( see Wikipedia for further information). The 8X10 B&W photo has some creasing and minor wear at the bottom and top edge; the frame shows some wear.
A heavy sterling ornate necklace with hand cut garnet, carnelian and peridot beads. Marked 925 India, it weighs 116 grams and is 18-1/4".