Classic graduated string of silver beads done by Hector Aguilar. Made of 940 silver, higher quality than sterling. Wonderful generous length of 21". There are a few dents to the beads. Made in the 1940's.
Elegant sterling silver tea caddy by master designer, William Spratling. Hand hammering evident on the inside. Measures 4 1/2" tall including finial; 3" wide and 2 1/2" deep. Small dent in finial visible in photos; otherwise in excellent condition. Hallmark dates to 1940-46.
Three hefty sterling silver rings by Georg Jensen; all date to the 1950's.
Left - large, biomorphic design. Measures 1 1/4" in length; size 7. Design # 91, designed by Nanna Ditzel.
Middle - Fabulously three dimensional; design # 93, also probably by Nanna Ditzel. Size 7 - 7/1/2 SOLD
Right - Certainly the most tailored of the three rings. Design # 100. Size 5 1/2; also available in size 6 1/2.
Sterling silver band by New York designer, Lisa Jenks. Design consists of irregularly sized panels, each with a different design. Size 6 1/2. Measures 1/2" wide. Excellent condition.Jenks is no longer making jewelry, making her pieces increasingly collectible.
All three pairs of the Antonio earrings are in excellent condition and well hallmarked.
Left pair - Silver balls are hugged by two pairs of curved arms. Measure 1 3/8" long.
Middle pair - Concave rectangle measures 3/4" x 5/8"
Right pair - Trapezoid with azur malachite. I have seen this design done by Antonio as cuff links but not as earrings. Measure 3/4" x 1/2"
Hector Aguilar 940 silver Butterfly brooch. Measures 2 1/2" tall and 2 3/4" wide. 1940 - 48 hallmark.
Aguilar rare Floral brooch. Beautifully three dimensional and detailed including stamen and pistils. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/2" tall. 1940 - 48 hallmark. Silver content is a bit difficult to read. Guaranteed minimum of 940 but could also be 970.
Both are in excellent condition.
Butterfly is sold. Flower is $885.
Elegant and unusual sterling silver and wood Tea Strainer by silver master, William Spratling. Wood is probably ebony. Distance between each of the wood handles is 4". Excellent condition. Hallmark dates to 1949 - 56.
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.
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