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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1262540
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$95
Beautiful vintage 1930s necklace with graduated blue jasper beads strung on a fine chain with Etruscan revival wirework decorated spacer beads, and a spring ring clasp which is marked 14K. The chain and beads are probably gold filled or rolled gold, or possibly a very low grade of gold. A jeweler's x-ray machine shows other metals in the chain and beads. The jasper beads have excellent marbling and naturally occurring matrix openings. Wearable length is 22 1/4 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1262499
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$265
Gorgeous vintage 1930s Art Deco heavy sterling silver necklace with large brilliant cobalt blue faceted glass stones in openback bezel settings, held with prongs in the front. Marked STERLING in two places, and also marked with a maker's mark. The stones have pointed backs. The color of the stones is warmer than it appears in photos. Spring ring clasp. Wearable length is 15 1/4 inches. Stones and settings are 7/16 inch or 11mm wide. Substantial for its size at 49 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1262498
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$265
Stunning 1930s Art Deco riviere necklace in silvertone metal with large brilliant bezel set openback faceted glass crystal stones. Marked GERMANY. The stones are held by prongs at the front. The backs of the bezels are decorated with a finely detailed flower form motif. The stones have pointed backs. Spring ring clasp. Wearable length is 16 1/2 inches and the stones and settings are 7/16 inch or 12mm. Excellent condition. Some tiny flea bites on some stones; most are only visible with a loupe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Pre 1940 item #1262443
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$1,495
Stunning early vintage butterscotch egg yolk amber necklace with 32 round beads, very slightly graduated in size, hand knotted with what looks like cotton thread, and with dark goldtone spring ring clasp. It weighs 23 grams. 1930s. The beads are variegated in color, with great markings. 16 1/4 inches wearable length and the beads range from 9mm at the ends to 12mm in the center. The center of the necklace is about 7/16 inch wide. Most of the beads are 10mm to 11mm...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1930 item #1262442
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$395
Gorgeous vintage translucent cherry amber Bakelite necklace with graduated faceted beads on a continuous strand. 1930s. Tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome. It weighs 65 grams. The largest center bead is 29mm by 20mm and the smallest beads are 9mm by 6mm. Glowing dark red color. Wearable length is 35 inches and just over 3/4 inch wide at center. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1258739
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Stunning fabulous vintage 1930s Art Deco sterling silver riviere necklace with brilliant glittering aquamarine glass stones in openback bezel settings with prongs in the front. The stones have pointed backs. The spring ring clasp is marked STERLING. 15 inches wearable length. The stones and settings are just under 3/8 inch wide, or 8mm. There are 34 stones. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #1258738
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$95
Beautiful unusual vintage 1930s Art Deco necklace with multi color beads wired in dark goldtone metal, in a bib design. With large opaque cube shaped black beads, and small faceted transparent beads in green, pink, red, aqua, pale blue, and yellow, arranged in single drops and in sprays of four. A fabulous little statement. 15 1/2 inches wearable length and 1 1/4 inches wide. Excellent condition. No missing elements. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #1229202
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$195
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. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
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. Displa...
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
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
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. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1910 item #1207458
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$195
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
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
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. ...