Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Jewelry, EstateStella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Jewelry, Estate

Jewelry: Estate (242)

Ed Wiener Sterling and Pearl Earrings: circa 1950
These subtly sculptural earrings are by the late famed Modernist designer, Ed Wiener. A pearl moves on a rod that spans the oxidized, curved backing. The earrings measure 3/4" long and 1/2" wide; screwbacks; excellent condition.
Long Gold Chain Necklace with Semiprecious Stones
Textured links surround irregularly shaped stones in this 35" long necklace. Three links on the end allow the length to be modified by an inch. It can be worn equally well singly or doubled. It is made of 22 karat gold with tourmaline, amethyst, garnet, citrine and blue topaz. The links have two different textures. It is a versatile, beautiful and unusual necklace.
Matl Silver Brooch with Amethyst and Turquoise
This silver brooch by Matl (Matilde Poulat) incorporating amethyst, turqoise and coral is one of her classic designs. It measures 2 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide. It was made circa 1950's; excellent condition.
Sam Kramer Silver Cufflinks; circa 1950
Sterling silver cufflinks by mid 20th century jewelry designer, Sam Kramer. Made of the biomorphic shapes for which his work is well known. Measure 7/8" x 1". Excellent condition.
Native American Silver & Turquoise Concha Belt
Handsome Navajo silver concha belt ideal for either a man or woman. The piece consists of six conchas and six butterflies, each centered with an irregularly shaped turquoise stone. Each concha measures 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall. Silver is in excellent condition. The leather was likely replaced. Made circa 1940.
Gold Retro Earrings
Fourteen karat gold earrings that are quintessentially Retro in design. Very three dimensional with scoring on the side panels to make the gold wonderfully reflective. Measure 1" tall and 1" wide. Made in the 1940's; excellent condition. Clip backs.
Native American Brooch with Turquoise
Beautiful Native American (probably Navajo) sunburst type brooch. Interesting sawtooth bezels and a lovely combination of natural turquoise stones. Measures 2 1/8" in diameter; made circa 1950. Excellent condition.
Modernist Silver and Enamel Pendant
Unusual abstract Modernist pendant done in enamel on silver. The gold has wonderful variations, some of which are combined with the greens. Signed Denmark BN. Pendant measures 2" in diameter; silver chain is 25" long. Comes in original box. The silver can be polished but I prefer some patina and left that up to the purchaser.
William Spratling Petate Brooch
Large, imposing Petate Brooch by Mexican silver master, William Spratling. Measures 2 7/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall. Easily worn by a man or woman. Hallmark dates 1940 - 1946.
Los Castillo Carved Ducks
Two carved ducks from the workshop of Los Castillo, Mexican silver designers. The atelier included a wood shop as wood was somtimes incorporated with metal jewelry and hollow ware. These ducks were made especially for the home of Antonio Castillo who was the last surviving brother to carry on the workshop. Made probably 1970's and were purchased directly from his collection. Large duck measures 19" long and 10" tall. Unknown woods are heavy weight.
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Stella Rubin has been buying and selling antiques, specializing in American quilts, since 1976. She has sold to most of the major museums in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution; Colonial Williamsburg; The DAR; the International Quilt Study Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She is the author of Miller's "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts". In addition to quilts and other textiles, Stella has a secondary specialty in fine design gold and silver jewelry.

During her decades in the antiques business, she has participated in most of America's most prestigious antiques shows including: The Philadelphia Antique Show: The Delaware Antique Show; The Museum of American Folk Art Antique Show and the New Hampshire Antique Show.

Stella is glad to work with you whether you're selecting an individual piece or forming a collection. She represents a wide range of quilts, from the finest to the funkiest. We welcome you to her gallery in Maryland as well as to this website,

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