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

Jewelry (269)

Matl (Matilde Poulat) Sterling Brooch
Sterling silver brooch by Matilde Poulat who worked under the name Matl. In it, she utilized her three favorite stones of amethyst; turquoise and coral. Several of the turquoise stones have cracks but are intact. Measurements are 1 3/4 inches in height and width. Made circa 1950's.
Silver and Rosewood Band Ring
Handsome band ring in sterling silver and rosewood. It is finely and heavily made. The band is 1/8" thick and half an inch tall. It is size 6.
Sterling Silver Jungle Animal Sculptures
Five sterling silver jungle animal sculptures that are well textured and detailed. Largest of the group is the elephant that measures 2 5/16" tall and 4 1/4" from tail to trunk. He may have been done by a different maker than the rest of the group as he is considerably heavier and does not have a maker's mark as the others do (although it is undecipherable). The animals are not in proportion to their actual size in that the bird is larger than the hippo. The bird has a fish in its mouth. All... Click for details
Sam Kramer Silver Earrings with Moonstones: Circa 1950
Sterling silver with moonstone earrings by iconic Greenwich Village Modernist jeweler, Sam Kramer. Kramer (1913 - 1964) was best known for his biomorphic designed silver jewelry, often incorporating gem stones as well as offbeat materials such as taxidermist eyes. The earrings have screwbacks. They measure 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Condition is... Click for details
Moroccan Berber Bead Necklace
Stunning colorful Berber necklace from Morocco made of a variety of beads. The large center ball is enamel. It is surrounded by three strands of coral as well as glass and silver beads. The necklace measures 20 inches in length.
Judith Ripka Gold Heart Pendants
Two 18 karat gold heart pendants by Judith Ripka. The heart on the left measures 1 1/4 inches in length including the loop and 7/8" in width. The body has a soft satin finish. A cabochon ruby is at the top of the heart. Price is $1075. The heart on the right is centered with three diamonds. It measures 15/16" in length including the loop. The loop is hinged to accommodate a variety of sizes of clasps for the hanging chain. Price is $550.
Modernist Silver Face Cufflinks
Highly stylized Modernist sterling silver cufflinks depicting three dimensional faces. The cufflinks measure 5/16" x 9/16". They are in excellent condition. Marked 925 for sterling silver; made in Mexico.
Volcanic Lava Box with Silver and Crystal Finial
This box made of volcanic lava is topped with a sterling silver and crystal ball finial. The four silver circles are movable to create either a flat or three dimensional form. The interior of the box is lined with red leather. The box measures 3 1/8 inches square. It is 3 3/4 inches tall with the finial an additional 1 7/8 inches in height. This one of a kind sculpture is both beautiful and utilitarian. Made by Mexican silversmith Lila Parilla.
William Spratling Sterling Silver Shot Glasses
Two sterling silver shot glasses by silver master, William Spratling. The cup on the left has the streamlined hand motif that he used on some of his jewelry designs. It weighs 43 grams and is 1 3/4" tall. The cup on the left is adorned with a band around the bottom. it weighs 56 grams and is 1 13/16" in height. Both are in excellent condition and have his 1940's hallmark. They are priced at $295. each.
Domed Silver Criss Cross Earrings
Stylish and chic artist made domed earrings with three different finishes. The domed body is a darkened, oxidized silver. One of the crisscrosses has a matte finish and the other is glossy. Post backs can be converted to clips. Measurements are 13/16" in diameter.
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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, stellarubin.com


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