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

Jewelry (269)

Handmade Metal Purse
One of a kind, metal and stone shoulder purse. Made of a silver colored metal and brass with onyx, carnelian and agate. Measures 6 1/2" tall; 5 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" deep. Fabric shoulder strap has a drop of 23". Artist signed.
Silver, Copper and Turquoise Necklace
Unusual mixed metals necklace of sterling silver, copper and another silver colored metal that I am not sure of. Inset in each link are oval and tear drop shaped turquoise stones. Certainly artist made but unsigned, other than the Sterling label. Circa 1950; measures approximately 17 1/2" long. Each link is 1 3/8" long and 11/16" wide. Excellent condition.
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Bracelet
Strong, simple design sterling silver bracelet by Antonio Pineda. Heavy weight; made of 970 silver, higher purity than sterling. Equally suitable for a male or female. Measures 7/8" wide and 7 3/4" in outer circumference. Circa 1960; some surface scratches but otherwise excellent condition.
Ippolita Eighteen Karat Gold Bangle Bracelets
Stunning hand hammered eighteen karat gold bangle bracelets by well known designer Ippolita. Larger one is 2 3/8" inner diameter and 1" wide. Smaller one is 2 9/16" inner diameter and 1/2" wide. In pristine condition. They are still in production and retail for $6000and $9750. Left bangle is sold.
Sigi Pineda Boomerang Brooch with Amethyst
This Boomerang pin is one of Sigi Pineda's iconic designs. Has nice, clear amethyst. Made circa 1950. Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/4; can be worn in any direction.
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Bracelet
Well crafted, substantial weight silver bracelet by Antonio Pineda. Fits medium/large wrist. Made of 970 silver, higher quality than sterling. Each link is 3/4" at widest point. Excellent condition; circa 1960.
Antonio Pineda Moonstone Necklace & Bracelet Set
Elegant sterling silver with moonstones necklace and bracelet set by Antonio Pineda. Oval stones work well with the trapezoidal silver links. Stones have wonderful translucence. Necklace measures approximately 17"; bracelet about 8". Both are 970 silver. Excellent condition; circa 1960.
Tiffany Gold Pins
Tiffany brooches in eighteen karat gold Star on left designed by Paloma Picasso. Measures 1 1/2" x 1 3/4". Looks as though a comet is swirling through the star. SOLD Open heart topped by a bow is wonderfully tailored simplicity. Measures 1" wide and 1" tall. $735.
Mexican Silver Beads by Victoria; Circa 1950
Handmade silver beads by late Mexican silver designer, Ana Nunez Brilanti who worked under the name of Victoria. Strung on handmade sterling chain. Beautifully designed clasp continues incorporates a ring of brass around the half bead. Beads are slightly squared off in shape; not made to be perfectly round. Excellent condition. Measures 17 1/2" long; circa 1950.
William Spratling Brooch/ Pendant with Amethysts
Large and dramatic brooch/ pendant by silver master, William Spratling. Rarely seen design. Measures 3 5/16" in diameter. Stones appear to be all original but when seen from the side, it is apparent that they are not all of the same shape. This is not visible when seen straight on and does not detract from the strength of this magnificent piece that is intended as both a brooch and pendant. 1940's hallmark.
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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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