Catalogue: Jewelry: Estate (244)


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.

Silver and Amber Bead Necklace   $295  

Graduated silver beads alternate with amber in this lovely necklace. The silver beads are handmade as is the fine box clasp. There are a few tiny dings on the silver beads but basically, it is in very good condition. The necklace measures 20" long. The amber beads are 9/16" in diameter; the silver are graduated in size. Probably made in the 1940's or 50's.
Silver and Amber Bead Necklace
Mixed Metals Bracelet: Circa 1950
  Mixed Metals Bracelet: Circa 1950   $295

Seven link bracelet combining layers of sterling silver; copper and brass. This design was begun by Los Castillo who termed the technique "metales casados" translating to married metals. Others followed in their footsteps. This bracelet is signed Metales then a conjoined JF Icuerda and Taxco. It is 3/8" tall and approximately 7 1/2" long (safety chain makes it difficult to be precise). Substantial weight and excellent condition.

Oxidized Silver Geometric Rings   Sold  

Fabulously bold and stylish oxidized silver geometric rings. They were clearly made by the same hand but only one has an (illegible) maker's mark. The other two are marked only 925 for sterling silver. They appear to be in unworn condition. The circle measures 1 1/4" in diameter; the square is 1 1/16". Well made with substantial weight. Ring on left is size 6; middle and right are 6 1/2.
Oxidized Silver Geometric Rings
William Spratling Silver and Amethyst Earrings
  William Spratling Silver and Amethyst Earrings   $625

Round silver and amethyst earrings by silver master, William Spratling. They were made in the 1940's but are totally timeless in design. Measure 1 1/8" in diameter; screwbacks. Excellent condition.

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