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massive brutalist silver Bracelet with old Chinese carved carnelian medallion

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Massive does not always rhyme with gorgeous but in the case of the spectacular bracelet I am presenting here the two are absolutely synomymous! I have never seen a similar piece and I don’t know where to start describing it! What I find fascinating is the way cultures and ages and techniques are called upon and combined in a hybrid “transnational” beauty. The style is obviously brutalist and a product of the “West”; the carved carnelian medallion is older than the ’60s/’70s when brutalism flourished – I would say ca 1900, if not older – and Chinese. And then the clasp, a classic pin closure from the first decades of the 20th c. used to secure in place a bracelet that is so evidently modernist. Oh, how I love my job…   Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 1 1/2″ at center front and...

early Deco Georg Jensen sterling silver Bracelet des. no 3

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An early Deco example of Georg Jensen’s design #3 bracelet, this piece was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s as indicated by the combination of hallmarks that it bears. Executed in all-silver, its floral and foliate links have the sculptural quality that Jensen jewelry is known and collected for, accentuated by the wonderful patina that developed over the bracelet’s long life…   Size/Weight: 7  3/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8″ wide; 30.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed as shown with a combination of hallmarks that date in the late 1920s-early 1930s period Condition: very good vintage with no unsightly damage nor any repairs, just a minor impression on the topmost beads of two links – hardly noticeable to the naked eye and not offensive at all.   Offered at $950.00 Contact us about this...

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

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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...

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...