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Sterling and other Silver
Antique Edwardian Sterling Queen Conch Cameo Ring with Poppy Pods: This wonderful Edwardian ring is crafted in sterling silver with a motif of poppy pods running up both sides. The cameo is carved from queen conch shell, hence its light pink color. Her hair is up swept and her gown leaves a shoulder bare. This is a small ring, for a pinky finger only, but could be sized up slightly, although I would not advise it. The cameo measures 7/8 by 5/8" and the ring is signed STERLING.
Vintage Russian Finift Enamel 800 Silver Lady in Repose: The art of Finift enamel began in Rostov in the 1760's. I will post a link at the end of my description if you are interested in the history of Finift enamels. This particular brooch features a delicately enameled pastoral scene of a lady in repose in traditional costume. The pastel greens and pinks are peaceful and serene, our lovely maiden in quiet reflection. The simple but elegant 800 silver setting sets the brooch off to perfection. The brooch measures 1 7/8" across and is in excellent condition. The link to the information about this craft is:https://russian-crafts.com/crafts-history/enamel-history.html please pardon the reflections, the enamel is mint.
Mazer Sterling Art Glass Belly and Rhinestone Leaping Frog Brooch: This enchanting and incredibly lifelike 1940's frog brooch attributed to Joseph Mazer is crafted in sterling silver and set with a large art glass cabochon center. This version of the frog has rhinestones set in his legs and head. Most of the rhinestones were missing or dead so I have replaced them and returned him to his glory days! He has high dome ruby glass eyes which appear to glow. The frog is shown in Brunialti's "A Tribute to America" on page 136. His condition is excellent. A true American costume jewelry treasure!
Vintage 1930's Indonesian Yogya 800 Silver Lotus Flower Bracelet: This lovely vintage 1930's Indonesian Yogya bracelet is from the Dutch Colonial era. These bracelets were hand crafted by skilled artisans in 800 silver during the period when the Dutch governors wife was trying to revive the local silver trade. This lovely piece features an ornate lotus blossom surrounded by flowing leaves. The design is raised with a blackened background. The bracelet is 1 7/8" wide at it's widest point and weighs 41.88 grams. This bracelet will fit a larger wrist, with the interior measuring 2 5/8 by 2 1/4" and an opening of 7/8". The bracelet can be adjusted up or down slightly. The bracelet is marked 800 MD, the MD is the makers mark.
Vintage Henkel & Grosse Massive Sterling Silver Bracelet: Purchased in the Christian Dior shop in Frankfurt Germany in the 1970's, this massive and quite hard to find bracelet was created by Henkel & Grosse in heavy sterling silver. The collaboration between Henkel & Grosse and Christian Dior was well known. Although they made jewelry for Dior, the shop also carried Henkel & Grosse jewelry. The hinged, oval bangle has a heavy secure push in clasp with safety. The top of the bracelet has a gold plated center bar with heavy open silver sides. The back of the bracelet is a substantial heavy curb link. The bracelet weighs 72.96 grams, or 2.57 oz. The oval design makes this a very comfortable piece to wear. These pieces are a rare find, I acquired this from the original purchaser. The bracelet is signed with the crown over the "G" mark, the copyright mark and 925. The bracelet is 3/4" wide at the top and 5/8" wide at the bottom. The inner measurements are 2 1/4 by 2".
Huge Vintage Waterfall Rhinestone Panetta Sterling Ring: This huge and impressive vintage sterling silver ring from Panetta features a tiered cascade of sparkling clear rhinestones in a high gallery setting. Each stone is individually prong set. The stones are clear and bright with plenty of sparkle. The silver setting is a high gallery design, the ring sits 5/8" above your finger and measures 1 1/8" in length. The ring is a size 7 3/4. I think this ring has been previously sized as there is a groove on the inside you can see on the shank. The integrity of the ring is in no way compromised. The finish is as bright as the day it was made. This is a large ring with a high profile, not for those who prefer delicate jewelry! It is signed Panetta sterling.
Vintage Sterling Signed Cini Zodiac Cancer the Crab Brooch: Founded in 1922 and continuing business until 1970, the Cini company was renowned for the quality of their silver pieces. Their ornate and beautifully crafted Zodiac series in sought after by collectors. This brooch features Cancer the crab, in amazing lifelike detail. The brooch measures 2 1/4 by 2" and is signed Sterling by Cini. The condition is excellent.
Antique Victorian Scottish Agate Sterling Buckle Brooch: This enchanting brooch hails from the mid to late 1800's when Queen Victoria became enamored with all things Scottish, especially the "pebble" jewelry. The brooch is sterling silver ( unmarked and tested) and set with banded agate and jasper in an engraved silver setting. It is embellished with a silver buckle ( garter) on the left side. If you look bottom right on the brooch, you can see what appears to be a separated stone..but the edges are smooth, and the stones are secure, so I have no idea if it was originally this way. The brooch has a tube hinge and open c-clasp and has no makers marks. It measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/4".
Vintage Sterling Silver Equestrian Horse Head Pendant Necklace: This lovely cast sterling silver horse head pendant features a lovely profile with flowing open work mane. The bale is large enough for most chains and cords. Although unmarked, the horse acid tests as sterling silver. The pendant comes with an 18" box chain, marked 925 and also tested. The pendant measures 1 3/4 by 1", the length includes the bale. The perfect equestrian gift!
Vintage Marathon Sterling Engraved Slide Bracelet: This dainty vintage sterling silver bracelet from Marathon features an engraved design of leaves on a textured background and a slide opening, which allows the bracelet to fit a medium to small wrist. The bracelet has an inner diameter of 2 3/8 by 2 1/4" and is slightly less than 1/4" wide. This type of bangle is fabulous to layer with other bracelets. It is signed Marathon Sterling on the slide.
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