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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1292817
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$145.00
Beautiful unusual early vintage Art Deco necklace with graduated Bakelite beads in very very dark cherry amber color which appears black but shows dark red at the edges with a strong light behind it. The beads are strung on a silver chain which tests positive for low grade silver. With early spring ring clasp with a thumb collar rather than a thumb tab. The beads test positive for Bakelite with Simichrome...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1980 item #1292814
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$45.00
Fabulous vintage 1970s or 1980s sculptural modernist carved dark wood bangle bracelet in the style of Monies jewelry. Carved in a saucer shape with a decorative opening on one side. Very finely finished and polished. Great size -- 1 3/8 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1292813
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Chic glam modernist six strand necklace in matte sculpted silvertone metal with blue gray Lucite beads, all wired, with toggle clasp, by French designer Nellie Biche de Bere. C. 1990. Marked BICHE DE BERE. It has a great feature -- one section of three strands is detachable with lobster clasps, to allow it to be worn two different ways. Wearable length is 18 1/2 inches and the center drop is about 3 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1950 item #1288549
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$195.00
Gorgeous vintage 1940s large beaded necklace with marbled dark honey amber Bakelite graduated beads with a matching screw barrel original clasp. It weighs 82 grams. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. Professionally restrung on matching silk thread for security. Wearable length is 23 3/4 inches. 1 inch wide at largest bead, which is 33mm by 27mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1288547
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$145.00
Chic vintage French Art Deco modernist necklace with oblong Bakelite beads capped in chrome plated hemispheres, alternating with matching chrome beads and stacks of the chrome hemispheres, with French screw barrel clasp. Possibly as early as 1930s, although I have owned a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with the same stacked hemisphere design. The Bakelite beads all test positive with Simichrome, and are translucent, some with marbling...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1260742
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Gorgeous vintage translucent cherry amber Bakelite necklace with large 15mm beads on a continuous strand. 1930s. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. 140 grams. Tiny inclusions here and there but mostly translucent. Glowing dark red color...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1258459
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Stunning statement vintage late 1960s necklace by Mimi di Niscemi for Brania, with many strands of translucent and opaque resin beads, and a huge decorative box slide clasp with very unusual glass rhinestones, prong set in goldtone metal. Marked BRANIA. Stones include small brilliant multi colored stones, crescent shaped opaque black glass stones, a Peking glass stone simulating jade, another opaque green glass stone simulating carved jade, and a large marbled translucent green glass...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1258456
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Super collectible 1970s modernist necklace by Kunio Matsumoto for Trifari, in butterscotch caramel Lucite mounted in goldtone metal with side hook clasp. The sculpted irregularly shaped beads are a lighter color than the center marbled element. Marked TRIFARI and KUNIO MATSUMOTO. 18 inches wearable length and 1 3/4 inches wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1258454
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Amazing very big vintage 1960s beaded necklace with large round clear Lucite beads and small saucer shaped clear Lucite beads. Continuous strand. 60 inches long. The beads are 3/4 inch in diameter. Excellent condition. The beads are clear and not yellowed. A few have stray embedded dark specks. Slight stretch to the string but stringing is secure. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 2000 item #1258452
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Beautiful French necklace with large clear Lucite beads mounted in very ornate French stamped openwork dark silvertone metal in a Medieval style. Marked MONETTE OF PARIS on goldtone metal tag. With long extender chain with heavy small S shaped links. The Lucite beads are molded in traditional French shapes, including oblong melon and ruffle shapes. Continuous strand. 48 inches wearable length. The longest beads are 1 1/2 inches long. The large center bead is 1 inch in diameter. Excel...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 2000 item #1258451
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$95.00
Very chic mixed materials big clip earrings in dark silvertone metal openwork with large clear Lucite faceted drops. Probably French. Not marked but I am selling a signed French necklace by Monette Paris with the same stamped metal mountings, also with clear Lucite. 3 1/4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1255322
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Fabulous big statement 1970s Egyptian revival necklace by Dauplaise, in shiny goldtone metal with blue, red, and green molded glass beads simulating lapis, carnelian, and jade, and a very large Lucite scarab cabochon in dark blue simulating lapis, in an ornate cast goldtone metal frame. I am also selling a coordinating unsigned bracelet from the same estate. 32 inches wearable length and the center drops 3 3/4 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1255316
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$65.00
Glam 1980s tribal style drop clip earrings in dark antiqued goldtone metal with marbled amber Lucite drops and matching cabochons. With ornate nomadic style detail. 2 5/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1980 item #1255292
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$125.00
Chic big statement set of three matching asymmetrical heavy Lucite bangle bracelets in ivory and black, all from the same estate. Seamless polished Lucite. 1970s or 1980s. Each is 1 inch wide at widest point, 5/8 inch thick, and 2 5/8 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1249191
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Marked KL. I am also listing the matching necklace and earrings. 1/2 inch wide and 2 1/2 inches inside diameter. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1249190
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$95.00
Fresh and pretty vintage three strand Lucite beaded necklace by Mimi di Niscemi, a cousin of the jewelry designer Fulco di Verdura. With white beads and flower form beads in teal, purple, orange, yellow, blue, magenta, and red. Marked MIMI DI N and dated 1981. Goldtone metal slide clasp. 18 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1249186
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Chic modernist very big goldtone metal mounted cream Lucite door knocker pendant on a long goldtone chain. Marked TRIFARI. 25 inches wearable length and the pendant is 2 3/4 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1249181
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Fabulous huge statement classic collectible 1970s Givenchy oversized chain link necklace and matching clip earrings in shiny goldtone metal and navy blue Lucite. Marked GIVENCHY on all pieces. Foldover clasp. Necklace is 17 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/2 inches wide. Earrings are 1 1/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...