Catalogue: Jewelry (271)


Stainless Steel Purse by Wendy Stevens   $285   

Stainless steel purse from the 1990's made by Wendy Stevens. In addition to being an unusual shape, the surface has an incised pattern of three dimensional cubes known as Tumbling Blocks in quilt-speak. The top measures 7 1/4" across and the bottom is 4". It is 4" tall and 2 1/4" deep. The chain is 24" so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body. Signed inside with maker's name as shown in last thumbnail photo.      
  
Stainless Steel Purse by Wendy Stevens
Gold and Silver Brooch by Elizabeth Prior: Ca. 1990's
  Gold and Silver Brooch by Elizabeth Prior: Ca. 1990's   $260

Silver and gold brooch by Maine jeweler, Elizabeth Prior. The combination of metals works well with the three textures, including the finely crimped edge that makes a nice frame. Dark areas are shadows in the photo - not discoloration. Measurements are 1 5/16" square. Made in the 1990's.

Silver and Wood Links Bracelet   $550  

Bold and unusual sterling silver and wood bracelet by Violante Ulrich and her partner, Jason. Smooth links alternate with hammered ones. The wood rectangles also vary in placement. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long and 1 9/16" wide. Violante learned silversmithing growing up on the Spratling ranch. The influence of Spratling's work is clear in her designs and choice of materials, giving them a contemporary twist.
Silver and Wood Links Bracelet
Silver and Gold Large Fashion Ring
  Silver and Gold Large Fashion Ring   $325

Bold and unusual sterling silver ring rimmed with 14 karat gold. The also has a small gold barrel around a piece of onyx. The central dome shows the hand hammer marks as part of the design. The ring is artist signed, but not a logo with which I am familiar. It is size 9 1/2, perfectly suitable in style for a man or woman. It is about 25 years old; American made.

Child's Navajo Concho Belt: Circa 1950   $575  

Child's concho belt with holes allowing it to be worn between 30 and 33 inches. There are 15 oval silver conchos plus the buckle with a variety of motifs. This is most likely a trading post piece rather than ceremonial; made circa 1950; excellent condition. The conchos are 13/16" wide.
Child's Navajo Concho Belt: Circa 1950
Matl Silver Picture Frame with Turquoise & Amethyst
  Matl Silver Picture Frame with Turquoise & Amethyst   $375

This oval picture frame is one of the classic designs of Matilde Poulat (Matl) and her nephew successor, Ricardo Salas. Salas continued the business after Matl's death in 1960. The frame alternates amethyst with turquoise stones. It is 3" tall and 2 1/4" wide.

Modernist Silver Brooch and Earrings by VW Fammik   $325  

Biomorphic shaped brooch and matching earrings by Danish designer, VW Fammik. The pin measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/8" and can be worn in any direction. The clip back earrings are 1 1/4" x 5/8". Made in the 1960's; excellent condition.
Modernist Silver Brooch and Earrings by VW Fammik
Patricia Von Musulin Silver Earrings
  Patricia Von Musulin Silver Earrings   $775

Bold and chunky silver earrings by New York designer, Patricia von Musulin. Von Musulin is known for the three dimensional aspect of her work and these clip earrings are no exception. They measure 1 1/2" long and 7/8" wide; made circa 1980. Von Musulin's work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sam Kramer Silver and Copper Earrings   $1,075  

Wonderful silver and copper earrings by modernist designer, Sam Kramer. The crescent shaped earrings have a silver ball. The tip is turned over with a copper ball making for a very three dimensional design. Measurements are 1 1/16" long x 7/8" wide; backs are clips. Made circa 1960; excellent condition.
Sam Kramer Silver and Copper Earrings
Large Silver Brooch with Amethyst: Circa 1940
  Large Silver Brooch with Amethyst: Circa 1940   $395

Large Mexican silver brooch with a central amethyst stone. The pin measures 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/8" tall. The silver work nicely follows the shape of the amethyst. Excellent condition; made circa 1940's.

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