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Hans Hansen Denmark silver and onyx modernist Ring

By in Rings/earrings, US/European |

Architectural in a dramatic yet also minimalist way, this Hans Hansen sterling silver ring does not come up very often. Set on a cylindrical post its tambour-shaped face holds a polished round black onyx disk within it. The transition from sterling to stone is seamless, the surfaces of the two materials “married” to each other in the most perfect way, while the tambour’s sides are reflected in the simple wide shank. Wearable art indeed…   Size / Weight: sz 6.5 US (can be easily re-sized); face is 3/4″ in diameter; 1/2″ rise; 17.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “925S” and “DENMARK”; 1960s-70s Condition:excellent vintage with impressive presence, great patina and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#14599 Offered at $350.00 Contact us about this...

Peruzzi style Italian Deco 800 silver griffin Pendant Necklace

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Attached to an ornate chain with fluted beads, floral and della Robbia “swaddled baby” links this early 20th c. Italian silver pendant features a mighty griffin held among flowering vines in a round frame. Renaissance Revival jewelry of this type were very popular with European and American visitors to Italy returned home with them as mementos of their Grand Tour. Though our example is not signed for maker, it is very well made, with good detail in the pendant’s casting that allows the mythical creature to emerge from its surroundings and a great sampling of the genre’s best link motifs forming the long chain…   Size/Weight: pendant is just shy of 1 1/2″ in diameter and adds a 1 3/4″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 25 3/4″ long (please note that there is no clasp – the chain is continuous but long enough to allow you to slip...

Art Deco Egyptian Revival silver and lapis Ring

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A true period Art Deco Egyptian Revival ring, this fabulous example holds one of the most beautifully colored pieces of lapis lazuli I have seen in a while. The stone is rich in glistening pyrite specks and has generous matrix which gives it a supple finish like old, well-aged leather. Supporting it, on either side of the graduated gallery are sets of highly stylized falcon wings, the bird’s being sacred in ancient Egypt, symbolizing divine kingship. Though it is currently a small size as many rings from the period are, it will be very easy to have it re-sized and is guaranteed to win compliments not only for its silver-work but also for the deep, royal blue of its stone…   Size / Weight: currently sz 3 US (easily re-sizable by a jeweler); face is 1″ N-S and 5/8″ E-W; 7.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet...

Hans Hansen Denmark silver modernist Ring

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Slick, absolutely minimalist, wrought in sterling silver this vintage “mirrored” ring bears the signature of Hans Hansen, one of Denmark’s most inspired modernist jewelry designers. There is nothing excessive here – the ring’s towering geometry rises above the finger in two triangular flat-topped pyramids facing each other. The glistening sterling surfaces make the void between the two more dramatic – a dark chasm within which the gaze is lost or a shady valley that invites exploration depending on the way the light hits it…   Size / Weight: currently sz 6.25 US (can be re-sized by a jeweler without fear of losing the hallmarks); face is 15/16″ E-W and 1/2″ N-S; 5/16″ rise; 11.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with maker’s signature as shown as well as “DENMARK ” and “925S”; 1960s-70s...

N E From Denmark modernist silver and amethyt Pendant Necklace with Neck Ring

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Slick Niels Erik From modernist silver pendant with amethyst cabochons accompanied by a sterling neck-ring so that the two make the perfect necklace! This is one of the most beautiful “minimalist” pendants I have seen – the sterling ridge running down the middle of the piece gives it dimension and depth which is further accented by the warmest glowing patina ever! The stones are translucent purple and they look fantastic against the well-aged silver. The neck-ring itself resembles the ones accompanying Andersen pendants and even though it’s not signed, it is the perfect match for the pendant…   Size / Weight: neck-ring is 16″ in inner circumference (including the gap yet adjustable to an extent); pendant adds a 2. 5/8″ drop to the neck-ring; 23.0 grams (for the set, on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: pendant is fully signed with...

N E From Denmark sterling silver Necklace ~ stylized waterlilies

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Like highly stylized waterlily flowers the links forming this N. E. From sterling silver necklace have developed a beautiful patina over the years that accentuates the glistening raised surfaces and deepens the darkened recesses of the design. The specific design can be found with various stone cabochons as well – I sold a bracelet with lavender quartz some time ago – but I do love the slicker, extreme abstraction of the all silver approach at hand. Easy to wear, timeless and such a treat to the eye…   Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable; end to end it’s 16 3/8″) by 5/8″ wide (the diameter of the circular links); 41.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as well as “STERLING” and “DENMARK”; 1960s Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful, deep patina in the recesses and warmly glowing raised surfaces, easy...