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.
Streamlined choker necklace in sterling, copper and brass made by Los Castillo who takes credit for initiating work with married metals.
Substantial weight; well hinged links. Measures approximately 16" in circumference (can't be more precise because of the curve of the necklace) and 7/16" wide. Excellent condition.
Two pairs of screwback earrings by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950.
Left pair - Typical of the curvilinear designs with balls often employed by Margot. 1 3/8" long and 5/16" wide.
Right - Very deco looking design in black and white enamel. 1 1/4" long.Both in excellent condition.
Terrific Sun Face Earrings by primo Italian design house - Gucci. Eighteen karat gold circles surround the silver sun faces. Measure
1 1/8" in diameter. Excellent condition. French backs - posts and clips. Probably circa 1970.
Strongly designed, bracelet by Emma who worked in Taxco in the 1950's. Pre-Columbian birds alternate with panels of raised dots in this very heavy weight bracelet. Measures 1 1/8" wide and approximately 7 1/2" long. Safety chain makes it impossible to measure more precisely. Placement of safety chain inhibits putting the bracelet on and taking it off. One jump ring can easily be moved to give greater flexibility. Excellent condition.
Heavy weight X's bracelet by the late Mexican designer Emma. Well made with lots of heft. Striking design. Measures approximately 7 1/2" without clasp; safety chain makes it difficult to be more precise; 1" wide. Excellent condition; circa 1950.
Elegant sterling silver with gold dots box by master silver designer, William Spratling. Excellent condition. Measures 3 1/2" wide; 2 5/8" deep and 1" tall. 1947-67 hallmarks. A rare and elegant small treasure.
Two graceful pieces by Matl (Matilde Poulat. Both have her early hallmark; circa 1950.
Pendant with black onyx measures 1 5/16" long and 1 1/8" wide. Unusual to find a genuine pendant done by Matl. $295
Cross brooch with turquoise measures 1 1/4"square. Lovely color to the stones. $395
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