Antonio Pineda is best known for his masterfully designed silver jewelry. He did little in the way of hollowware making this set quite rare as well as beautiful.
It consists of a sterling tray measuring 8" x 12" and 5 cups that are 3" tall. All have a bamboo design trim. The tray weighs 18.25 ounces and each cup is 110 grams.
Silver master Antonio Pineda is best known for his architectural designs. This wonderful Circles bracelet is in keeping with his fine work. The circles are 3/4"tall. The sturdy clasp is invisibly integrated into the design. Only the safety chain indicates where the clasp is. It is in very good condition. The bracelet is made of 970 silver, higher quality than the 925 standard. It is approximately
7 7/8" in length but difficult to measure precisely because of the safety chain.
This six strand silver and jasper necklace was made by Audie Yazzie of the well known Navajo jewelry making family. It dates to the 1970's and is made with red jasper and several sizes and shapes of silver beads. Fetishes are carved from coral. The length of the necklace is adjustable from 30" to 38". The maker's name is signed on a silver disc. This is a wonderfully fashionable necklace enhanced by its Native American origin.
Rose quartz balls drop from a double hoop in these lovely earrings by Paloma Picasso. A tourmaline set in a gold collar completes the bottom. Post backs; like new condition. Measurements are 1 1/2" from the top of the hoop to the bottom of the tourmaline. The rose quartz bead is 11/16" in diameter. Made circa 1990.
These large, softly colored earrings are large enough to make a wonderful statement. Fortunately, they are light enough to be very comfortable to wear. They measure 1 1/8" in diameter and 1 1/4" in length including the two stones. Post backs can be converted to clips. Made of fourteen karat gold; circa 1980.
Dome shaped 18 karat gold earrings by Tiffany and Co.in which rubies are set in five point stars. Measurements are 7/8" in diameter. Clip backs can be converted to posts. Made circa 1960; excellent condition.
Shown are two pairs of earrings by silver master William Spratling. On the left is the more classic pair with amethysts. Those are the right with wood are rarely seen. Both are from the 1940's; well hallmarked. Both have screw backs. They measure 5/8" in diameter; excellent condition.
Ribbed ovals are placed to create wonderfully three dimensional earrings. Each oval has a prong set diamond or sapphire. The earrings measure 1" in each direction. They have post backs that can easily be changed to clips. Test 14 karat gold; circa 1960.
William Spratling sterling silver cuff bracelet in oxidized and polished silver, known as the Cholula design. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" at its widest with an opening of 1 5/16". Hallmark dates to the 1940's. Very good condition; size can be made smaller or larger.
Cartier Double C earrings with alternating ribs of yellow and white gold. Each C is embellished with pave diamonds.
Backs are posts and clips. Measurements are 1 1/8" in length and 9/16" in width at the diamond top.
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, stellarubin.com