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vintage Southwestern sterling silver Cuff Bracelet with cat’s eye agate stones

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I recently came across a pair of vintage studio-made sterling silver cuff bracelets  one of which I am presenting to you here. Undoubtedly hand-wrought, each cuff is made of thick sterling sheet with carefully cut out designs and applied silver bands on the upper and lower perimeter as well as right across the bracelet’s mid-height point. Six big, glistening cat’s eye agate (I believe) oval cabochons set in bezels complete the cuff’s ornamentation. Wide, incredibly well made, unsigned to my astonishment yet stunning – buy one of them at the price listed below or, if you love pairs, let me know and we can discuss it…   Size/Weight: 6  7/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap; can be re-adjusted slightly but I would have a jeweler do it to prevent damage); 2  1/4″ wide; 100.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor...

N E From Danish silver modernist Bracelet with lavender quartz

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Vintage N E From sterling silver bracelet in a hip mod design featuring concave circular links, each one cradling a lavender quartz cabochon. I love the way the stones have been set off-center as well as the contrast between their semi-translucent beauty and the oxidation on the sterling surface. The floral applique on the all-silver clasp is an unexpected note of luxury on a minimalist piece of jewelry…   Size/Weight: 7  1/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8″ wide; 23.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING DENMARK”; 1960s Condition: excellent vintage with gorgeous color in the quartz cabs that resemble moonstones in their semi-translucence, fantastic patina, as comfortable as can be to wear and no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $390.00 Contact us about this...

Marius Hammer 835 silver and chrysoprase Pin Brooch ~ Norwegian repousse skonvirke design

By in Pins/brooches, US/European |

One of the most famous names in Norwegian skonvirke design (the term used for Art Nouveau in Scandinavia), Marius Hammer is the creator of this floral brooch. Adorned with chrysoprase cabochons, it is wrought in 835 silver and has the sculpurality and that tactile quality that characterizes Art Nouveau jewelry from northern Europe. Gorgeous repoussage, fantastic patina and a timeless beauty that never fails to capture one’s gaze…   Size/Weight: 2  1/4″ wide by 1  3/4″ tall; 15.00 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “835S”; ca 1910 Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, visually stunning and with no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $225.00 Contact us about this...

antique Georg Halling Danish 830 silver Skonvirke Brooch with amber and moonstones

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Early 20th c. Danish “skonvirke” (Art Nouveau) silver brooch signed by Georg Albert Halling, this is a feast for the eyes – a true masterpiece en repoussage showcasing floral and scroll motifs accented by dreamy moonstone cabochons. The brooch is big and centered by an equally generously sized oval amber cab the color of dark honey. Off the main body hang three dangles – a cluster of small flowers flanked by two open-backed moonstones. Very dramatic thanks to the wonderful patina that deepens the design’s recesses and intensifies its three-dimensionality; a wonderful example of Scandinavian Art Nouveau design by one of its best representatives…   Size/Weight: 4 1/4″ tall by 3″ wide; 30.7 grams. Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “GAH” as shown as well as “830S”; ca 1915 Condition: very good vintage with...

modernist Erling Christophersen silver and jasper Necklace ~ Studio Plus, Norway

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Stunning in its captivating simplicity this vintage Erling Christophersen sterling silver necklace is comprised of a hefty pendant that hosts a polished jasper and a beautifully made, long chain. Christophersen led the Plus workshop in Fredrikstad, Norway, where Tone Vigeland apprenticed and was married to Anna Greta Eker…   Size/Weight: 27″ long (wearable); pendant adds a drop of 1 3/4″ and is 1 1/2″ wide; 55.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and a gorgeous stone     Offered at $370.00 Contact us about this...

1970s 800 silver brutalist Necklace ~ Italian or Polish modernism

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Vintage .800 silver brutalist necklace, this European – Polish or Italian? – example is an ode to texture and patina. One of the most tactile necklaces I have had over the years, its folded and crimped surface invites the touch as much as it captures the eye. A gorgeous piece and a veritable pleasure to wear and to behold…   Size/Weight: very comfortable 15″ long (wearable; might even feel a little roomier due to the curve at center front); width between 1 1/4″ and 3/16″; 51.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: “800” with a second hallmark which is not legible to my eyes, possibly maker’s name or place of origin; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, a fantastic surface, very comfortable to wear and with no problems noted   Offered at $235.00 Contact us about this...