Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: JewelryStella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Jewelry

Jewelry (270)

William Spratling Sterling Tea Strainer
Elegant sterling silver tea strainer by silver master, William Spratling. The openings make a lovely overall design interspersed with four stars. Excellent condition. Measures 4 13/16" long and 2 1/16" wide. Hallmark dates to the 1940's.
Hector Aguilar Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet
Strong design to this braided cuff bracelet by silver master, Hector Aguilar. The bracelet is 940 silver, higher quality than the sterling standard. Each end has a series of five circles. Hallmark dates between 1948 and 1962. The cuff is 7/8" wide. Size can be adjusted to fit a man or woman with virtually any size wrist.
Braided Beads necklace: Circa 1950
Colorful beaded necklace in which four strands are woven into a braid. Each color is made of eight strands that are tightly woven together. The necklace is 2" in circumference and 16 1/2" in length.
Agnes Seebass Silver Necklace
This pendant necklace is an unusual design for jeweler, Agnes Seebass. Fine silver wires are intricately woven and inset in a sterling frame. The design is simultaneously strong and delicate. The pendant is hung on a steel cable that is also delicate in width but strong as steel. The pendant measures 1 11/16" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
Retro Gold and Diamonds Bow Ring: Circa 1940
Eighteen karat gold and diamonds Bow Ring that is totally Retro in design. Very sculptural and interesting from all angles. It is size 7 but can easily be sized up or down.
Braided Silver Cuff Bracelet
Artist made, wide silver cuff bracelet. Each group of four silver bands has been hammered to a flat shape. The bracelet is 1 7/8" wide and currently fits a medium/ large wrist, although it can easily be adjusted to a larger or smaller size. It is bold enough to be worn by either a man or woman.
Modernist Gold Earrings: Circa 1950
Unusual Modernist earrings consisting of three rows of undulating gold bands. Backs are clips; 14 karat fold. Excellent condition.
Mauboussin Gold and Diamond Earrings
Tailored Mauboussin gold earrings with a touch of bling. Post backs; circa 1970. Accompanied by Mauboussin box (missing earring insert) and certificate of authenticity. Excellent condition; probably 1970's. Measurements are 3/4" tall and 3/8" wide.
Los Castillo Nude Women Goblets; Circa 1950
Voluptuous women hold up the bowls of these six unusual champagne coupes or sherbert cups. Thumbnail images indicate how perfectly formed they are in the round. The women are made of copper; the bowls and bases are sterling silver. Needless to say, the stems feel good in the hand. Measure 5 1/2" tall. Very good condition.
Silver and Sodalite Cuff Bracelet
This handsome, sterling and sodalite cuff bracelet can be worn equally well by a man or woman. Graduated size oval stones are framed by triangular bands of silver. Hammer marks on the inside are evidence that it is totally hand fabricated. It measures 1 1/4" wide; inside diameter is 2 1/2" with an opening 1 1/16". The size can be modified a bit, either larger or smaller.
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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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