A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch with a pearl in the shape of an abstract conch shell. Signed Parker Sterling. Measures 1 7/8" long and 1" wide. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Interesting flattened surface. Looks like a slice of sterling. Well made, good weight.
A very cool vintage modernist silver plated (probably) pendant by Erik Dennung circa 1970s. Pendant drops 4 1/2" and is 1 5/8" across. Marked Erik Dennung Made in Denmark. Also has the mark for B+D. In good condition, has some minor surface scratches and tarnish to the plating. Would look great on a neck ring. (We have those also if you need one.) Has a large bale so can accommodate a thick chain or neck ring. Impressive piece.
A delicate sterling silver bracelet by noted Finnish Modernist silversmith, Erik Granit.
Marked with the overlapping EG for E. Granit & Co., 925, and A8. Measures about 6.5" around the inside.
In very fine condition with a warm patina. Hooks closed. Thick sterling wire.
Nice example of Scandinavian minimalist design.
A vintage Modernist sterling silver pair of clip earrings in an oval shape from the well known Danish Silversmith, Niels Erik From. These earrings measure 1 1/4" long and 5/8" across. Clips hold tightly. Marked Sterling, Denmark, 925S and N. E. From. Have some minor surface scratches. Please see our other listing for the matching bracelet. Fine example of Scandinavian modernist jewelry.
A modernist sterling silver ring by noted mid century jeweler, Sam Kramer, in a layered amoeba shape with a taxidermy eye. Measures about a 6 3/4 - 7. Face of ring measures 1" long and 7/8" across. Marked with Sam Kramer's mushroom mark twice and sterling. Has some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. Heavy sterling. Great MCM design. Sam Kramer's taxidermy designs are highly collectible and rare.
A modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet by the noted NYC jeweler, Ed Wiener. Measures approximately 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1". Measures about 1 1/2" at the widest. Signed Ed. Wiener Sterling. The Ed Wiener is partially struck but still legible. Has some minor tarnish and surface scratches. Fine example of Mid Century Modernist studio jewelry. Looks great on!
A 14K gold and sterling silver hand wrought necklace with three layers of molten, drippy dangles by the mid century modernist studio jeweler, Ruth Berridge, (1921-2004). The necklace measures about 21 1/2" long. The central pendant measures 3 1/2" across and drops down 2 1/2" long. There are gold square bead spacers on the top row, The ends of the drips appear to be gold or have a gold wash. Marked Berridge Sterling and 14K on the hand made hook clasp that holds securely. Fine condition. This ...
A whimsical sterling silver brooch of a fish with an applied copper motif and a stone or art glass eye. Measures 3" long and 1 1/4" at the widest. Signed Ed. Wiener Sterling. Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Has some minor tarnish and surface scratches. Fine example of Mid Century Modernist studio jewelry.
An amazing pair of copper candle wall sconces by Pedro Pujol. Depict a male and female figure holding serving trays. Measure 11" high. Each are signed Original Hand Made Pedro Pujol. Stylish and rare.
A vintage modernist sterling silver ring embellished with 24K gold by the well known Japanese silversmith, Miye Matsukata, whose work was signed Janiye. She attended the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, afterwards starting a workshop with other jewelers. This ring is in an abstract design, with layers of gold and silver, and contrasting textures and shapes. Measures about size 7.5. Marked on the inside Miye Janiye, Sterling 24K and 81. Excellent craftsmanship. Very unusual design.
A rare modernist sterling silver bracelet by the noted jewelry teacher and designer, Adda Husted-Andersen. Husted-Andersen taught in NYC at the Craft Student's League and her work was exhibited as part of the 1946 landmark exhibition, "Modern Jewelry Design" at the Museum of Modern Art. This bracelet is made from flattened and curved pieces of sterling silver intertwined with three brownish green oval cabochons. Measures about 6" around with an opening of about 1". Fits nicely on the wrist, ...
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A vintage very large Pal Kepenyes Milagros necklace. Brass with a copper wash on some of the Milagros. Signed Pal Kepenyes in script on the back. Measures about 17" around. Hook closure. Very nice condition. Incredible design!
An important early brooch of sterling silver by the acclaimed American modernist jeweler, Margaret De Patta. Measures 3" long and 1 5/8" at the widest. Early incised maker's mark. Circa 1935. Heavy layered sterling in an abstract floral design. Wonderful condition, with some very minor surface scratches and tarnish. Missing the rollover bar on the clasp. Slight bend on the pin. A similar De Patta brooch can be seen in the Philips de Pury Design Auction dated May 24, 2007, lot number 189....
A rare hand wrought bracelet by Madeline Turner, a New York City Jeweler who worked from the 1930's to the 1950's. She designed jewelry for Georg Jensen USA. In sterling silver with periwinkle blue art glass cabochons. Marked with her conjoined M Turner hallmark. Measures about 6 1/4" around and about 1" wide. Clasp snaps closed tightly. Has a safety clasp. In very nice condition. A wonderful example of her work.
A rare and early brooch by American Modernist Jeweler, Ed Levin in an exotic wood with sterling silver overlay and copper rivets. Measures 2 1/4" long and 1 1/4" across. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Pin is slightly bent. Marked LEVIN Sterling. Has a little wear to the edge of the wood on the back and some minor scratches and light tarnish to the sterling. Great mid century design.
A very rare sterling silver bracelet by Salvador Teran. Depicts a stylized woman praying, carved out of what looks like bone. Also has one curved bone piece on either side of the center section. Marked Salvador, Sterling, Mexico, Design # 510 and Eagle # 36. Measures 7" around and 1 3/8" at the widest. Has a tongue and box closure which snaps tightly and a safety chain. In wonderful condition with a warm patina. Collector quality.
A striking cuff bracelet by Winifred Mason Chenet, who was an African American woman hand crafting jewelry in Greenwich Village. She reportedly worked with and trained Art Smith, a well respected African American modernist jeweler. This bracelet is made of copper with brass overlays and connections of copper rivets and wire. Measures 5 1/2" around with an opening of 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" wide. Signed with her stylized 'chenet'. Wonderfully hand made work.
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An amazing 'checkerboard' sterling silver modernist necklace by Georg Jensen, #191. Designed by Ernst Forsmann. Measures 15" long and 1/2" wide. Has a hook closure and two secure safety clasps. Marked Georg Jensen in a dotted oval, 925S, Denmark, and 191. Wonderful condition. Heavy and intricate, looks spectacular on! A very special piece.