Catalogue: Jewelry: Estate (247)


Betty Cooke Gold Dangle Earrings   $1,150   

Fourteen karat gold dangle earrings by Betty Cooke. The circles are 7/8" in diameter. Each has a half gloss finish and half satin. The circles are suspended on a 1 1/8" wire for pierced ears. Sold in a box with Betty's signature. Ninety six year old Betty Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.      
  
Betty Cooke Gold Dangle Earrings
Frank Miraglia Sterling Silver Modernist Necklace
  Frank Miraglia Sterling Silver Modernist Necklace   $650

Interesting sterling silver links necklace by New York jeweler, Frank Miraglia. It is signed "Miraglia Sterling Modern". Four hinged links surround a central pendant with a round gray glass stone. The plaque measures 1 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/8 inches at the widest. It is 9 1/2 inches in length from the clasp to the bottom of the pendant. Condition is excellent; made 1950's.

William Spratling Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet   $3,400  

Rare, early sterling with amethyst bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. The bracelet has a raised, striated silver design throughout that terminates with two pear shaped cabochon amethysts. On either side of them are three graduated size round amethysts. The bracelet is hinged and has a pin closure. Maker's mark dates it to the period between 1940 - 1946. An identical bracelet of this design recently sold at auction for $6000. William Spratling was the father of the Mexican silver... Click for details
William Spratling Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Betty Cooke Modernist Sterling Silver Bird Brooch
  Betty Cooke Modernist Sterling Silver Bird Brooch   $695

Streamlined bird brooch by the nonagenarian Modernist designer, Betty Cooke. Cooke is known for her minimal designs that successfully convey the form she aims for. This bird measures 4 inches wide and 2 inches from the bottom of the wood branch on which it sits to the top of the head. It was probably made in the 1960's. Ninety six year old Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet   $455  

Chic and playful rubber and sterling silver bangle bracelet by Tane. The core of the bracelet is rubber that is completely covered with sterling silver dots. The combination of silver with the black is quite striking. The interior diameter of the bracelet is 2 1/2 inches. It fits a medium wrist. Tane has been known since the early 20th century as one of Mexico's finest silversmiths.
Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet
Carmen Beckmann Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
  Carmen Beckmann Silver and Amethyst Bracelet   $1,475

Beautifully designed and executed sterling silver hinged bangle bracelet by Mexican designer, Carmen Beckmann. The bracelet has 11 faceted amethyst stones of various sizes and shapes. The bracelet is 1 1/8 inches tall. The inside diameter is 2 3/8 inches. It fits a small/ medium wrist. The bracelet has a secure clasp and original safety chain. Condition is excellent. Made circa 1960's. The bracelet weighs a substantial 94 grams.

David Andersen Sterling Silver Pendant Choker Necklace   $485  

Modernist design pendant necklace by the Norwegian firm of David Andersen. David Andersen, a silversmith and goldsmith, began the company in 1876. It is currently operated by the fourth generation of the family. This necklace is on a sterling wire that measures 4 3/4" in diameter. The length is approximately 16". The important part of the necklace is the three part lozenge shaped pendant. It can easily be put on a chain; ribbon or different neck wire. The pendant measures 2 1/2" in... Click for details
David Andersen Sterling Silver Pendant Choker Necklace
Pair of William Spratling Sterling Silver Master Salts
  Pair of William Spratling Sterling Silver Master Salts   $485

This is an elegant pair of sterling silver master salt dishes by William Spratling. The dishes are 2 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches in diameter. Hand hammer marks show within the bottom of the bowls. All else is a smooth finish. The salts have Spratling's circular imprint used from 1933 - 1939. One dish has several small indentations that may be hammer marks from the original construction rather than damage. The salts are priced at $485. for the pair. William Spratling is well known as the... Click for details

William Spratling Pair of Sterling Silver Mint Dishes   $485  

This is a most unusual pair of sterling silver mint dishes by famed silver designer, William Spratling. The tops of the dishes measure 2" x 2 3/4". They are mounted on an S shaped base. They are 13/16" in height. The two dishes have different Spratling marks. One is the conjoined script WS with the designation of 925 silver that dates from 1949 - 1956. The other is Spratling de Mexico with sterling across the diameter and Eagle mark 3 (1949 - 1952). Both are in excellent condition. William... Click for details
William Spratling Pair of Sterling Silver Mint Dishes
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Circles Bracelet
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Circles Bracelet   $2,450

The work of the late silver designer, Antonio Pineda is more consistently architectural in style than that of his Mexican contemporaries. This fabulous bracelet exemplifies that brilliant aspect of his work. The bracelet consists of seven silver balls, including one that is incorporated as part of the clasp. Around the balls are flat half circles that can pivot around the balls. The bracelet weighs a substantial 111 grams. It is a masterful design that is beautiful to look at as well as... Click for details

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