Rare, rare sterling salt and pepper shakers by Salvador Teran. Done with the biomorphic designs for which he is well known. Three dimensional; the swirled designs are actually separate pieces of metal that are soldered with small posts to the body of the shaker. Excellent condition; circa 1960. Measure 2" tall.
Unusual amethyst with sterling brooch by the earliest of Mexican silver designers, Fred Davis. Outer ring of amethysts are cleverly set with a crimped bezel allowing the stones to abut one another. Measures 1 1/2" in diameter. Excellent condition; circa 1950.
Graceful swirled ribbon brooch of silver and copper; matching earrings are all silver. Done in William Spratling's earliest design period - late 1930's - mid 1940's. Pin measures a substantial 3 1/2" long and 2 3/4" wide.
Three Starfish design sterling silver spoons/ stirrers and one mini ladle stirrer by master silver designer, William Spratling. All are in excellent condition. Starfish measure 7 3/4" in length; ladle is 8 1/2".
All have hallmarks dating to 1962 - 1964.
Richly handsome Carving Set and Cheese Knife by silver master, William Spratling. Knife is 13 1/4" long with blade; fork is 10 3/4". Cheese knife is 7 1/8". All are in excellent, unpolished condition. Fork and cheese knife have 1956 - 62 hallmark. Carving knife is not hallmarked but there is no doubt that it is the mate to the fork.
Totally awesome sterling silver necklace with huge Aztec jade pendant by famed Mexican silver designers, Los Castillo. Stone measures 4 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Chain, which also has Aztec jade, is 22" long. Excellent condition. Pendant and clasp both hallmarked. Made 1980's.
Two wonderful enamel animal pins by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950. Both are in excellent condition and well hallmarked.
Birds measure 1 3/4" wide and 5/8" tall.
Fish is 2" wide and 1 5/8"tall. Glorious colors.
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