Lovely Tiffany flower brooch of twisted 18 karat gold centered with seven rubies. The brooch has eight petals, the design of which is repeated in the two leaves at the bottom. The brooch measures 2 1/4 inches in length and one inch in width. It dates to the 1960's; condition is excellent.
Most unusual wood and sterling dish by silver master, William Spratling. It is hand carved from a dark wood (likely ebony or rosewood) with sterling dots and dashes. Measurements are 8 inches long x 4 1/2 inches at its widest. It is 1 1/4 inches deep. The bowl and silver might benefit from oiling and polishing but I leave that to the next owner. It is in excellent condition. The hallmark dates from 1956 - 1962.
Tiffany sterling silver ribbed slide belt buckle that is no longer in production. This is in like new condition in the original Tiffany box and case. It measures 2 inches wide and 1 1/8" tall. It fits a one inch wide belt.
Sterling silver belt buckle by silver master, William Spratling. It is equally suitable for a man or woman. The buckle is 2 1/4 inches x 1 inch. It requires a 3/4 inch wide strap. The belt has Spratling's 1940's hallmark and is in excellent condition.
Offered for sale are an artist made sterling silver necklace and matching earrings. They can be sold together or separately.
Both have a wonderful texture. The necklace is made of irregular shaped links and the earrings are circles. The necklace is three rows in the front measuring 1 3/4 inches at its deepest. Midway, it tapers to one row of links measuring 1 inch wide. The necklace is 19 1/2 inches from the clasp to the bottom of the front. The earrings are for pierced ears. They are 1 3/4"... Click for details
Stylish sterling silver earrings by Barry Kieselstein Cord. They measure 7/8" to a side and are wonderfully three dimensional as the interior square is raised about 1/8". Backs are clips and posts. The posts can easily be removed to be worn as clips.
Maker's mark and date are visible in last thumbnail photo along inside rim. Dated 1996.
Well made band ring of very heavy sterling silver with inset dots of wood. The wood may be ebony. The circles vary in size. The silver making up the band is 1/8 " thick. The ring is half an inch wide.
Three identical rings are available in sizes 5 1/2; 6 3/4 and 7 1/2. They are made in Mexico.
Each priced at $250.
Mabe pearl and gold asymmetrical ring by modernist designer, Betty Cooke. The ring has a gray mabe pearl with mauve undertones that measures 17.3 mm in diameter. The pearl is set off center with an open, adjustable shank. The ring is size 7 but can easily be modified.
Dramatic woman's ceremonial Zuni cuff bracelet. It is made with round and pear shaped natural turquoise. The face of the cuff measures 3 1/2 inches from top to bottom. The inner diameter is 2 3/8 inches with an opening of 1 1/16". The stones are in excellent condition. Made circa 1950.
Exquisite irregular shaped links necklace by Mexican silver designer, Eduardo Herrera. Herrera names this his Scales design. The necklace begins at the clasp with two rows of links on one side and three on the other. One of the wonderful aspects of this necklace is that there is no absolute back and front. One can wear it with the invisible clasp placed anywhere.
The back is as beautiful as the front with many rivets connecting the links. The links have movement making the necklace very... Click for details
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