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All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1207586
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Amazing statement size 1980s Yves Saint Laurent necklace with slightly matte goldtone dimensional square and geometric linked elements and five strands of graduated large black Lucite beads, with hook clasp and extender chain. Marked YSL on the back of one square link, and also marked YVES SAINT LAURENT in script and 53/525 on the oblong link opposite the hook clasp. Wearable length is 25 inches (inside strand). Outside strand is 30 inches. The center drops about 4 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1207487
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Spectacular long sautoir necklace in dark silvertone metal with navette marquise shaped cabochon glass rhinestones in dark jewel tones, alternating with brilliant small multi color stones, with a hook and eye clasp. All stones are prong set. 1960s or 1970s. Probably an unsigned Schreiner piece, based on the hook and eye close, the metal color, the variety and quality of the stones, and the over the top design. Amazing length -- 64 inches wearable length and just under 5/8 inch wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1920 item #1207457
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Antique Edwardian necklace with large black glass, or French jet elements and a pendant with a genuine banded agate onyx stone mounted in gold filled metal, with gold filled round links and matching spring ring clasp. Circa 1900. 17 1/2 inches wearable length and the pendant is 2 3/8 inches long with bail. Excellent condition with some very slight flea bites to the edges of the glass elements and one larger loss, pictured but not noticeable when worn. Display form is life size...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #1207453
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Runway size vintage circa 1970 tribal style bib collar necklace in dark hammered brass with long drops and matching hook catch and extender chain. It makes an amazing couture statement. Great size -- about 15 inches inside circumference, including the gap, and can be adjusted slightly smaller or larger. The center drops 8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1207450
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Glam 1980s hinged bracelet in cast goldtone metal with a rope form texture, with slide clasp. Marked V with a copyright symbol, for Valentino. Great statement on its own or stack tribal style with other bangles. Just under 3/4 inch wide. The tongue of the clasp is on a hinge. Inside circumference is 6 1/4 inches. Inside diameters are 1 7/8 inches and 2 1/8 inches. Excellent condition...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1207447
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Fabulous very big bracelet in slightly matte goldtone metal with three strands of thick snake chains and two strands of large decorated matching beads graduating from the center toward each end. Foldover clasp. Circa 1980, unsigned but possibly by Robert Lee Morris, who has designed jewelry for Donna Karan for decades. Great size -- 2 1/8 inches wide and 7 3/4 inches wearable length. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1207436
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Rare and collectible signed Alexis Kirk articulated collar necklace in the barbaric style popularized by Chanel, in goldtone metal with red cabochon stones that feel like Lucite...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1178277
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Showstopping 1980s signed Hermes bangle in heavy gold plated metal with two horse heads. Marked HERMES PARIS, with the Hermes logo, and MADE IN FRANCE. A classic fabulous equestrian piece. Substantial at 97 grams. 1 inch wide at the center. The horse heads are 1 1/2 inches long together. Inside diameters are 2 5/8 and 2 1/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Earrings : Pre 1990 item #1178271
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Stunning very big 1980s long clip earrings with matte ornate goldtone metal tops with red glass faceted stones and goldtone metal filigree moghul style elements suspending amazing iridized orange and pink glass rods and beads, and goldtone spacers. Very substantial couture quality, possibly French. Great size -- 4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1178270
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Beautiful unsigned Chanel necklace, 1980s, with lengths of heavy sculpted goldtone metal chain links and elements alternating with handknotted large white baroque Gripoix glass faux pearls. Very heavy and finely made. It weighs 227 grams. The form, a long sautoir with handknotted pearls alternating with chain, and the materials and construction, are Chanel standard. These necklaces typically are signed with an attached metal hang tag. Continuous strand with no clasp and long enough t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1960 item #1178268
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Lovely vintage necklace of dark spruce green poured glass beads, all wired in dark brasstone metal, in an unusual form with the two tiers connected at the top. 1950s. Possibly French. Can be worn long as shown on mannequin, or the longer strand can be doubled. The longer strand is 48 inches and the shorter strand is 36 inches. The drop when worn long is 6 inches. The largest beads are 3/4 inch long. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1178263
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Really fabulous vintage long clip earrings in heavy cast goldtone metal with poured glass beads in jewel colors of blue, red, green, iridized gray, and amber, with goldtone beads, and red poured glass beads at the tops, with opaque gold rhinestones. The tops have openwork detailing. Very substantial couture quality, possibly French. 1970s or 1980s. Great size -- 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1940 item #1178258
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Fabulous early Art Deco Egyptian revival necklace with five tiers of colorless round beads festooned between two sterling silver mounted incredible green glass paste scarabs, with sterling filigree slide clasp. 1930s. The clasp is marked STERLING. Probably French. The colorless beads are probably rock crystal. They don't look like glass. There were a few missing beads when I acquired it and I had it completely restrung with matching rock crystal beads which are scattered randomly amo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Strands : Jewels : Pre 1950 item #1178253
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Fabulous vintage very long necklace of carved round creamy white or celadon jade beads graduating from 8 mm to 13 mm at the center. With original silver screw clasp. Circa 1940. Possibly Chinese. The beads have a slightly matte finish. Very weighty at 198 grams. It has been professionally restrung on very fine silvertone fabric covered soft flexible wire. 48 inches long and 1/2 inch wide at center bead. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1177152
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Fabulous large vintage 1940s gathered pochette or wristlet bag beaded in brilliant glittering bronze coppery glass micro beads, with a soft flexible beaded strap which pulls through a large loop to close. The beads are very high quality and are cut on every side. With matching peach color silk lining. Exterior is in excellent with no losses to beading. The lining has some slight losses as shown. 7 1/2 inches long, 7 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches deep. The strap drop is 4 1/2 inches. D...
All Items : New Century : Fashion : Accessories : Purses : Pre 2000 item #1167711
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Chic fabulous Bottega Veneta medium flap bag in black intrecciato woven buttery soft leather with a shoulder strap and slightly matte dark silvertone hardware. Circa 1990 or later. I am also listing a small Bottega bag from the same estate. Marked BOTTEGA VENETA MADE IN ITALY and with signature black jacquard lining. With magnetic snap close and back pocket running the length of the bag. Interior zip pocket. A timeless classic, always in style. Guaranteed authentic. 9 inches long, 9 ...
All Items : New Century : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1980 item #1167705
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Classic Gucci double G belt buckle, 1970s, in goldtone metal. Marked with GUCCI ITALY and also marked with a patent number. A belt attaches with tiny screws which can be easily screwed and unscrewed with a tweezer tip or even a fingernail. 2 5/8 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches long. The opening for the belt is 1 1/8 inches. Excellent condition. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...
All Items : New Century : Fashion : Accessories : Purses : Pre 2000 item #1167700
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Fabulous Bottega Veneta large shoulder bag in finely woven very soft and flexible black natural straw or rope cord, with black leather trim and goldtone hardware. Circa 1990 or later. Marked BOTTEGA VENETA MADE IN ITALY and with black glazed cotton lining. The strap has a stiched stationary decorative knot, and can be extended to cross body length. Divided interior with magnetic close on one side and interior zip pocket. With signed dust bag (not pictured). Guaranteed authentic. 12 i...