A striking, modernist sterling silver ring by Matti J. Hyvarinen, a Finnish jewelry designer and artist. Bold, heavy design. Top measures 1 1/4" long and 7/8" across. Sits 5/8" above the shank. Approximately size 6. Marked with the MJH, 925H, town mark for Turku and T7 for 1972. Truly unique!
An interesting bracelet made of five curved links of layered silver. Bottom layer has a rough finish as contrasted to the top layer's shiny texture. Interesting almost southwestern motif. Also has an Arts and Crafts feel. Looks very hand made, you can see the hammer marks on the back. Marked PANO 975 on each link. Hook closure. Lays nicely on the wrist. Measures 7" long and 1 1/8" at the widest. Great vintage condition, some very minor surface scratches. Very unique item.
A vintage modernist silver hand made necklace and pendant signed ORNO, which was an artist cooperative in Warsaw, Poland in the 1960s. Chain is made up of circles and links and is stamped ORNO and with a lady's face looking right and the number 3 for 800 silver. Three dimensional pendant has the same markings on the bale. Pendant has a purplish brown speckled agate cabochon. Pendant measures 1 1/4" long and 7/8" across. Chain measures 15 1/2" long. Great mid century design.
A vintage modernist sterling silver bracelet with a large hook opening. Squeezes open. Measures about 7 1/2" around and 1 1/2" wide at the front. Has tiny hallmarks. Has some minor scratches and a little tarnish. Very cool design.
A vintage Japanese sterling silver modernist bracelet with solid curved links and orbs signed Toyo Koki. Measures about 7 1/4" long and 1/2" wide. Also has the marks CPO in a diamond, silver and 950 for the silver content. Has a fold over clasp that holds tightly. Warm patina. Very nice condition.
A sterling silver brooch in the three dimensional Amphi design. Measures 2" across and 2" high. Marked with the ND for Norway Designs, conjoined TV for Tone Vigeland superimposed on O.P. for Odver Pettersen who was the production manager for Norway Plus in the 1960's. Also has the Plus sign, Sterling and Norway. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Nice weight and quality. Great mid century design.
A sterling silver, heavy key chain and fob by noted American Modernist Jeweler, Paul Voltaire. Features a heavy hammered disk attached to a thick curb chain with a hammered squeeze closure key ring at the other end. Measures 6 1/4" long. Marked Paul Voltaire Sterling. Inscribed Breezy, Xmas 1950 on the back of the disk. Very well made. Fine design.
A vintage modernist sterling silver ring with a Tiger's Eye dangle by Elis Kauppi for Kupittaan Kulta Oy, Turku Finland. A sleek Mid Century Modern design with a band made from one piece of wound sterling and large dangling orb surrounded by two sterling semicircles. Measures about a size 6 but may be able to be adjusted up or down. In very nice condition with minor tarnish and some minor surface scratches. Marked with the Anvil and 925S. Great example of Scandinavian modernist jewelry.
A vintage modernist sterling silver ring with a round, brown faceted cabochon by Elis Kauppi's studio Kupittaan Kulta Oy, Turku Finland. A sleek Mid Century Modern design with a band made from one piece of sterling folded over in the back. Measures about a size 7 but may be able to be adjusted up or down. In very nice condition with minor tarnish and some minor surface scratches. Marked with the Anvil, 925S, Finland and NB,(Designer Mark). Great example of Scandinavian modernist jewelry.
A well made, hand wrought sterling silver bracelet with 6 links having abstract flower design overlays. Measures 8 1/4" long and 7/8" wide. Has a hook closure which holds securely. Marked Sterling. Nice warm patina. Has a very hand made feel. Reminds us of the work of Janiye.
A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch by Hans Hansen, Denmark. Measures about 1 3/4" across and 1 3/8" tall. Marked with the conjoined HH, 110 for the design number, Denmark and 925S. Has a rollover safety clasp which holds tightly. In nice condition with very minor surface scratches. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
A modernist sterling silver brooch with a large raw amethyst stone by Charles H. Cole who signed his work with a face hallmark. The facial features spell out his last name. Also signed Sterling. Active 1930s-50s. Measures 1 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Hand made piece. Pretty purple color.
A heavy, geometric sterling silver bracelet from Taxco, Mexico. Signed RJP, Eagle #3, 925, Mexico and Sterling. Measures 7" long and 1" wide. Has a box clasp that snaps tightly. Also has a safety chain for added security. Deep incised design. Thick silver. Feels great on.
A pair of modernist sterling silver screw back earrings in a Paul Lobel design. Constructed of a dangle made of thick curved sterling wire suspended from a screw back with a wire overlay. Screw backs marked Sterling T2, which is found on better quality artisan jewelry. Possibly unsigned Lobel. Screw backs hold tightly. Dark patina, wonderfully crafted.
A vintage modernist sterling and Tiger's Eye geometric bracelet. Consists of silver overlapping links with inlaid chunks of stone connected by hinges. Marked inside Hecho en Mexico, style 313 and the artisan's initials which look like a conjoined AC. Clasp snaps securely. Has an interesting safety chain. Measures 6 1/2" long and 5/8" across. Stones have a beautiful golden glow. Well constructed and in very nice condition. Reminiscent of the work of Antonio Pineda.
A sterling silver brooch designed by Jens Harald Quistgaard for Dansk Designs. Features the company's Mother Duck and Ducklings logo. Measures 1 3/4" tall and 1 3/8" across. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. Marked on the back with JHQ, Sterling and Denmark. Has some slight crimping to the edges and some minor tarnish. Hard to find piece of Danish modernist jewelry.
A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch by Hans Hansen, Denmark. Measures about 3 1/2" across and 1 1/4" tall. Marked with HaH, Denmark and 925S. Has a rollover safety clasp which holds tightly. In nice condition with very minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. Heavy and well crafted. Great example of Scandinavian modernist design.
A pair of vintage modernist sterling silver cufflinks by American studio jeweler, Ted Lowy. Square sterling with a smaller square corner inlay of bone. Measure 5/8" square. Marked Ted Lowy in script and Sterling. Have some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. Toggles function appropriately. Toggles are marked Sterling and with a patent number. Great mid century design.