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

By in Necklaces, US/European |

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 maker’s...

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 to...

Topazio Deco Portuguese 835 silver hinged Bracelet ~ harvest wheat motif

By in Bracelets, US/European |

Gorgeous silver hinged bangle bracelet signed by Topazio of Portugal featuring a repousse “harvest” motif with bunches of mature wheat in rectangular frames. Topazio bracelets are the best of the genre – their designs are crisp and register easily to the eye; the finishing is impeccable and their decorative motifs a joy to behold. I love the octagonal shape on the outer surface, the sense of Deco geometry it adds to the piece and the silky soft patina the bracelet has developed over its long life…   Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference; 1″ wide; 47.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed “TOPAZIO” and bearing hallmarks on the tab of the clasp for “835” purity; 1940s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with a lovely, crisp design, a warm, soft patina that enhances it and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#15003   Offered at $245.00 Contact...

Ostern for David Andersen Norway silver Pendant Necklace ~ Ship of Good Fortune

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Modernist David Andersen sterling silver pendant accompanied by its matching, original D-A neck ring, this design was created for Andersen by Bjorn Ostern and it’s called the “ship of good fortune”. Highly stylized and adorned with a beautiful aventurine set at its very heart, this is one of my favorite Ostern creations and I can tell you that the duo sits perfectly around the neck and is equally comfortable to wear. Not to mention timelessly gorgeous…   Size/Weight: pendant is 2 1/8″ tall by 1 3/4″ wide; v-neck ring is 15″ inches (inner perimeter including the 1/2″ gap) yet it wears longer because of the way it sits and relatively adjustable; 34.0 grams (for the set; on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: both components fully hallmarked with Andersen’s logo as shown as well as “NORWAY STERLING” and “925S”;...

Deodat Kleist 1960s German 835 silver and amber Ring

By in Rings/earrings, US/European |

Handmade in the 1960s this ring crafted in 835 silver follows the Arts and Crafts tradition in its chased, textured and oxidized silver-work and the choice of amber as its “stone”. Active in the 1960s and 1970s in Germany, Deodat is the first of the two Kleists known for their jewelry, the second being his son, Helmut, who started work in 1965. Beautifully made, carefully finished, the ring evokes the craftsmanship of earlier ages yet looks very much at home on our modern fingers…   Size/Weight: sz 6 US (yet adjustable due to its open shank); face is 6/8″ square; 5.5 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed with maker’s name as well as “835”; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with craftsmanship that goes back to the care and attention of Arts and Crafts silversmiths, fantastic patina, beautiful, rich color in the amber, with no damage and no repairs...

Italian Deco silver and chrysoprase Pin / Brooch Pendant ~ Peruzzi style Renaissance Revival

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Not signed for maker nor place of origin yet undoubtedly an Italian piece from the opening decades of the 20th c. this big, bold, ornate combination pin/pendant displays the quality and attention to detail signed Peruzzi pieces from the same period are known and sought after for. The delicate wirework of the cruciform body is so carefully finished and the beaded accents around the bezel-set stone perfect. The chrysoprase cab itself, magically translucent, looks like a piece of old-fashioned mint candy. I am at a loss as to why the maker did not sign such a delicate, gorgeous creation. Wear it as a pin or combine it with your favorite vintage chain to enjoy as a spectacular necklace…   Size/Weight: 2 1/2″ tall (without the bail) by 2″ wide; with the bail it will add a 2 3/4″ drop to your chain; 22.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker nor hallmarked for...