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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1249174
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$65.00
Chic modernist Art Deco revival clip earrings in opaque black glass by Wendy Gell, known for her assemblage jewelry in the 1970s and 1980s. Marked WENDY GELL. 2 1/8 inches long. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1229202
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$195.00
Fabulous early circa 1940 bracelet in dark brass tone metal with large "Peking" glass green cabochons in ornate prong settings, with box slide clasp with Deco geometric detail. Czech or possibly French. Weighty and substantial. It weighs 97 grams. 1 3/8 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229180
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Stunning early Art Deco sterling silver bracelet with large emerald cut prong set glass stones, openbacked and unfoiled, signed H&H Sterling, with a star hallmark. This is the mark of Hamilton & Hamilton Jr., of Providence, Rhode Island, in business from approximately 1896 to 1915. This piece is probably from 1910 - 1915. Box slide clasp with two matching smaller stones, set perpendicular to the larger stones. Just under 3/8 inch wide and 6 7/8 inches wearable length. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1229177
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Beautiful glittering sterling silver 1920s Art Deco bracelet with square cut openback unfoiled stones which are either lead crystal paste glass or rock crystal, prong set in frames with very soft repousse decoration on the backs. Early spring ring clasp made with a collar instead of a thumb tab. Clasp is marked STERLING. 6 3/4 inches wearable length and 1/4 inch wide. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1207632
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$245.00
Vintage long necklace of graduated opaque green glass beads simulating malachite stone, round and cylindrical stamped dark goldtone metal beads, and small goldtone sculpted spacer beads, all strung on a fine dark goldtone chain with matching screw barrel clasp. Marked MADE IN FRANCE. 25 1/4 inches wearable length. The largest center bead is 5/8 inch wide or 16mm. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1207616
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$275.00
Very unusual vintage sautoir necklace in dark goldtone metal with very large double sided green glass faceted glass stones in bezel settings. Circa 1950 or possibly earlier. 55 inches wearable length. The green stone stations are 7/8 inch long and 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition with some slight losses on the edges and points of a few stones. This is pictured but not noticeable when worn. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #1207458
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$195.00
Antique genuine carved tortoise shell bypass bangle in the form of stylized snake heads. 1900 to 1910, pre-ban. About 1 inch wide at center from each tip, and the inside diameters are 2 inches and just under 2 3/8 inches. There is some slight give to put it on and it will fit over a medium sized hand. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. This item must be shipped inside the United States....
All Items : New Century : Fashion : Accessories : Purses : Pre 1990 item #1169077
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$495.00
Fabulous versatile vintage genuine lizard box bag in navy, with beautiful Art Deco revival two tone gold- and silvertone hardware, and a long shoulder strap which hinges down into the bag, allowing it to be used as a clutch. Marked RODO and ITALY on a goldtone metal plaque inside. The hardware is beautifully finished, with a textured "molten" effect at each end, very characteristic of later 70s/early 80s design. It opens by flipping up the triangular goldtone metal clasp. With Rodo signa...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1169063
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$195.00
Glittering black glass microbeaded box bag with a tortoise Lucite top and dark brass hardware, and heavy black glass beaded handle. Black satin lining and snap close. 1940s. These bags are fabulous headturners. 7 1/2 inches wide, 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches deep. The handle drop is 5 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition. No losses to beaded exterior. There is a very very faint hairline in the Lucite at the clasp, not visible at a short distance. There is black discoloration inside,...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1166376
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Super chic vintage Art Deco revival Yves Saint Laurent necklace with a centerpiece in slightly matte goldtone metal with large red resin stones, on a "gaspipe" chain finished in dark gunmetal tone. Marked YSL. Circa 1980. 1 7/8 inch wide at center and 16 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #1166354
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Amazing huge vintage signed Ledo bracelet in rhodium plated metal with pave large and small brilliant strass rhinestones in an Art Deco design. Marked LEDO. This is the mark of the Polcini jewelry company, founded in New York in 1911. The Ledo mark dates from the late 1940s. With slide clasp and safety chain. Great size -- 1 3/4 inches wide and 7 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. All stones are bright and much better than the photos. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1930 item #1162946
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Lovely antique necklace of carved round coral beads in dark salmon. Circa 1920 - 1940. The coral is undyed Mediterranean. Continuous strand with no clasp. The beads are 3 to 4 mm in diameter. 52 inches long and long enough to wear doubled as shown. Great to wear alone or layer with other similar necklaces. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1930 item #1143686
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Lovely Art Deco pools of light necklace circa 1920 or 1930, made from 19 genuine rock crystal orbs, undrilled, held in silverplate wire, with a spring ring clasp and connecting jump rings. The clasp is marked but illegibly except for the number 211 in a cartouche. The metal is dark brass or other goldtone base metal with traces of silver or white gold plating, however most of the plating is lost. Guaranteed genuine rock crystal; images viewed through the orbs are shown upside down and backwards....
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1123945
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Beautiful very ornate necklace and matching clip earrings by the French maker Monette. I have had one piece by this maker before. Circa 1990. Very large molded Lucite beads are detailed in gold and mounted in heavy filigree caps, and connected with S shaped links. Top quality and beautifully made. Marked MONETTE OF PARIS and MADE IN FRANCE. Necklace is 44 inches long. The largest beads are 1 1/2 inches long. The earrings are 2 1/2 inches long. Excellent condition. One bead at the center ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #1115004
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Fabulous unusual early vintage necklace made from marbled Bakelite beads in honey amber with a hint of cherry and butterscotch/egg yolk colors, and carved black wood beads, all wired in darkened brass with brass caps and clasp. Marked MADE IN FRANCE, and MOD DEP, which stands for Modele Depose. Circa 1935. The honey/cherry and butterscotch beads test positive for Bakelite using Simichrome. It weighs 84 grams, but that of course includes the wood beads and the metal findings. Wearable length i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1920 item #1114482
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Fabulous and large antique drop necklace in very finely worked silver, with large blue chalcedony carved round beads on a fine chain with tiny very detailed silver flowers, and with a large blue chalcedony drop drilled and invisibly suspended from a flower form mounting. Circa 1910. Spring ring clasp. The metal is not marked but tests positive for at least 800 silver. Similar necklaces are pictured in "Warman's Jewelry" by Christie Romero. The color of the stone is a bit brighter and a b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Edwardian : Pre 1930 item #1065216
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$165.00
Very unusual beautiful bracelet in sterling with small prong set openback stones in pink and green. Circa 1920 or earlier, and marked STERLING. The green stones look like genuine stones, with inclusions, and are probably some kind of chalcedony. The pink stones are probably glass or synthetic rubies. The stone settings are engraved to create a star effect. It has very fine patination (tiny marks and scratches from long use) evenly distributed over the surface, giving it beautiful ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1950 item #1043866
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$545.00
Fabulous articulated bracelet in silvertone rhodium plated white metal / pot metal with large and small square emerald cut invisibly set blue openback unfoiled glass stones and tiny colorless strass stones. Examples of this type of French bracelet are pictured in "European Designer Jewelry" by Ginger Moro. Slide clasp with safety chain. Wearable length is 7 1/2 inches. 5/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Some colorless stones are dark but all are better than the photos depict. Some s...