Catalogue: Jewelry: Estate (245)


William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's   $975   

This sterling silver Butterfly brooch was one of Spratling's early, very popular designs. The streamlined form very effectively conveys the detailed body of the butterfly. The silver is adorned with two cabochon amethysts. The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches at its widest and 2 1/8 inches in length. It weighs 40 grams and is in excellent condition. The hallmark dates to the 1940's. William Spratling was well known as the leader of the mid 20th century design movement in Mexican silver. Many... Click for details      
  
William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches   $595

It's most interesting to see two interpretations of this silver feather brooch done by Antonio Pineda over a 15 year period. The example on the left, which seems the simpler of the two, is actually the later example. It has Antonio's mark used from 1953 until his death in 2009. The brooch measures 3 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall. It has two scrolls and is in excellent condition. The three scroll brooch on the right is signed Tono. It measures 4 5/8" wide a 1 1/4" tall. It is totally three dimensional... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver and Moonstone Pendant Necklace   $2,800  

Most unusual sterling silver and moonstone pendant by Antonio Pineda. This very rare form consists of a graceful pendant with two oval moonstones strung on a velvet cord terminating with two silver balls. The pendant measures 3 3/16" wide x 2 1/2" tall. The velvet cord is 27" long and can be tied at any length. This most unusual necklace can be worn as something either sporty or elegant. Antonio Pineda was one of the leaders of Mexican silver design in the mid 20th century. Books have been... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver and Moonstone Pendant Necklace
William Spratling Duck Bill Bottle Opener
  William Spratling Duck Bill Bottle Opener   $750

Most unusual, large size Duck Bill bottle opener by silver master, William Spratling. The head measures 3 3/4" tall and 5 " across the bill. Ducks were a popular motif for Spratling but I have never seen this design. The duck is sterling silver with Aztec jade beads for eyes. The opener functions from an opening on the bottom. Condition is excellent. The piece weighs a substantial 246 grams. William Spratling was the father of the mid 20th century Mexican silver design movement. Many books... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling and Jade Brooch   $525  

Nicely three dimensional sterling silver brooch centered with a cabochon nephrite jade. Made by the late silver master, Antonio Pineda circa 1960. The brooch is intentionally oxidized to give a darkened finish with the edges the original silver color. The brooch measures 1 3/4" in diameter and weighs a substantial 45 grams. Condition is excellent. Pineda's work is in several museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Antonio Pineda Sterling and Jade Brooch
Kieselstein Cord Sterling Silver Frog Earrings
  Kieselstein Cord Sterling Silver Frog Earrings   $595

Whimsical sterling silver earrings by Barry Kieselstein Cord. They depict a frog holding a lily pad centered with a cabochon tourmaline stone. The earrings are dated 2000. In addition to the Kieselstein Cord name, they have his star and crescent moon logo. The earrings measure 1 inch long and 7/8 inch at the widest. Clip backs can be converted to posts. The earrings weigh 18 grams. They are sold with the Bergdorf Goodman box.

Tane Sterling Silver and Rubber Necklace   $425  

Very stylish necklace by Tane consisting of a heavy sterling silver loop on a rubber neck piece. Both the clasp and the knot have Tane's mark as well as the initials S.G., likely the specific designer. The neck piece measures 16 inches to the top of the silver loop. The loop measures 2 1/4 inches in length and 1 3/4 inches at the widest. The barrel shaped clasp has an additional magnetic closure as well as a safety loop. You won't lose it! The necklace weighs 142 grams. It is sold in the Tane... Click for details
Tane Sterling Silver and Rubber Necklace
Betty Cooke Gold and Pearl Choker Necklace
  Betty Cooke Gold and Pearl Choker Necklace   $1,650

Gold and pearl choker necklace by Betty Cooke. Ninety six year old Betty Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The necklace alternates groups of pearls with 14 karat gold tubing. The gold disc fits in a larger open circle as both a design element and the closure. The necklace measures 16 inches in length.

Tiffany Shell Earrings in Eighteen Karat Gold   $1,285  

Delicate 18 karat gold earrings by Tiffany in the form of seashells. They ribs alternate in height creating a nice reflection of light. The earrings measure 9/16" in width and length. Backs are posts and clips. Made circa 2000.
Tiffany Shell Earrings in Eighteen Karat Gold
Tane Sterling Silver Necklace
  Tane Sterling Silver Necklace   $625

This unusual Tane necklace is made of circular links that terminate with round balls. They are strung on a rubber cord measuring 17 inches long. It has a magnetic clasp with a safety loop. The necklace is not signed by Tane but comes in their presentation box. From a practical point of view, there is not a place where the maker could have put their stamp as every bit of it is textured. It is a mate to the signed Tane bangle bracelet listed as item 1429548. Tane has been known since the early... Click for details

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