Whimsical and just plain fun. Polcini presents us with a court jester of gold and silver plate. Shoulders, hips and legs are articulated and so, the figure moves as you do. Very three dimensional and nicely crafted. The chain on the left (as worn) is 9", the chain on the right 8" which makes the set of two balloons higher than the one balloon. Length of figure including the set of two balloons is 6 1/2". Figure width at arms is 3". Polcini cartouche on the back.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #297587 (stock #bauer11JH)
Huge and sparkling is what to call this Dorothy Bauer sun brooch. Every rhinestone is prong set by hand. Heavy gold plating and the Bauer oval mark compose the back. The brooch is 5" in diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #296475 (stock #patr43KDX)
American designer Patrice uses semi-precious stones in her jewelry. In this case olive jade and charoite with brass and vermilion for the pendant and earrings. The necklace itself is composed of freshwater pearls and gold plated chain. Necklace is 17", pendant is 3" by 2 1/2". The clip earrings are 1" square. Note the beautiful butterfly on the back of the pendant.
Beautiful quality and design in this Ben Amun necklace. Bronze color metal. The amber colored glass cabochons are translucent, the other colors are opaque. The age of this is unknown;it is probably early to mid twentieth century. It is signed Ben Amun in several places. The necklace is 19 1/2" end to end with an additional extension of 2". The pendant is 3 1/2" long, including the drop and it is 2" wide.
Fun and fanciful!Miriam Haskel has used glass beads, pink iridescent crystals and tiny rhinestones to create this bracelet. It can be worn at the wrist or further up the arm. It is old Haskell with the horseshoe mark (visible in the enlargement) placing it most probably in the 1940's. Expands to fit any size.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #295281 (stock #hask202JD)
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
Elegant and smart looking, this Baroque pearl set by Miriam Haskell is perfect with a simple, sleek outfit. The necklace is 13" around the neck, the "necktie" is 10 1/2" long. The drop on the earrings is 1 1/2" long.
Elegant and sophisticated and very well made. This set of simulated pearls and rhinestones looks just like real pearls and tiny pave diamonds. Its not signed, but it deserves to be! The necklace is 13 1/2" around the inside and is 3/4" wide. The bracelet is 7" around the inside and is also 3/4" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #292116 (stock #1i, 2ix)
(oval), (fluted) BOTH SOLD
(oval), (fluted) BOTH SOLD
Contemporary American designer Karen Bachman has created these elegant lucite bracelets. The oval one (1i)has an inner lining of gold and silver leaf and it is 10" around the outside and 5 1/2" around the inside. The opening is 1 1/4". It is 1 3/4" high and its wall is 3/4". Her signature is etched on the edge. The fluted bracelet (2ix) has an inner lining of gold and copper leaf and is 10" around the outside, 5 1/2" around the inside with an opening of 1 1/4". It is 1 1/8 wide with a 1" wall...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #286348 (stock #ciner24K)
Beautiful quality and design, this is an elegant set by Ciner. Heavy gold plating and enamel with brilliant prong set rhinestones. Truly a set for the collector. Necklace measures 15" around the inside, links 3/4" wide, bracelet measures 7" around the inside with links 3/4" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #269342 (stock #hask199GX)
Lovely Miriam Haskell Baroque pearls with a very interesting chain. This combination of chains and pearls is classic Miriam Haskell. 13 1/2" in length with a 3" extension.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1980 item #269106 (stock #objKH2)
Gun metal in color with gold accents and chain. Add to that the dazzling rhinestone front panel and you have the perfect party purse! Large enough to hold necessaries ( like reading glasses for the menu???), yet small enough to carry for evening use. 6 1/2" wide, 4 1/4" high and 2 1/4" deep.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #264807 (stock #bauer4JA)
A palm tree in the snow? Anything is possible. Especially with Dorothy Bauer's fanciful brooches. This palm tree is all prong set and is very three dimensional. A show stopper in every way. 3 3/4" tall, 3" wide, 2" front to back.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #195380 (stock #delilo1LE)
Beautiful deLillo design. The necklace and clip earrings are gold plated and the red glass crystals are all hand set. The choker is 16 3/4" long (note the seed pearl flower head clasp), the earrings are 1 1/4" by 1". Oval cartouche marked deLillo is on clasp and one earring.
SOLD in ARCHIVES
SOLD in ARCHIVES
Designed for Haskell by Larry Vrba in 1973. Made of gilded metal with plastic stones imitating jade (or perhaps end of day Bakelite?). Featured in "The Jewels of Miriam Haskell", page 202. Oval metal cartouche is marked Miriam Haskell. Bracelet is 2" high.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1990 item #192628 (stock #laRitz1DX)
Lunch at the Ritz presents their version of the Man in the Moon.The attached card dates these earrings 1989. Since Lunch at the Ritz creates limited editions of their jewelry, by now these are a true collector's item. Made for pierced ears, gold plated with small crystals and enamel. 4 1/2" long, 1 5/8" wide.
Mandle made lovely pins representing stringed instruments, most similar in the size and the use of materials. This charmer is gold plated and uses mother of pearl, beads and rhinestones. 2 3/4" by 1 5/8". Mandle's oval signature plate is on the back.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #190133 (stock #bauer6EX)
Enormous and elegant is this Dorothy Bauer creation. The delicate body is like an elongated spool of antiqued wire. The shimmering wings are aurora borealis pronged rhinestones. A wonderful unique piece to add to (or start) a collection. 5" by 5".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #190126 (stock #bauer7D)
Dorothy Bauer's leaping frog, perky and fun. As with all her delightful creations the rhinestones are of finest quality and are all prong set. Frog is 3" by 2 1/4" and, as you can see in the pictures, thick. Dorothy Bauer identification card is included. Frog has Bauer's oval stamp on underside.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #189788 (stock #paveEX)
Sassy Scotty. A whimsical creation by French designer Pavone. Made of galalith (a derivative of skim milk) with a hand painted eye looking right at you. 3 1/2" nose to tail, 2" paw to ear, 1/4" thick. Signed Pavone on the back.
Classic Miriam Haskell. This medium length necklace has beautiful Baroque pearls and tiny gold colored metal spacers so typical of Haskell. Note the simple yet elegant flower head clasp. Haskell stamped oval signature is on the back of the clasp. Short strand of the necklace is 16" long. Flower head clasp is 7/8" in diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187457 (stock #patr32DX)
Lovely Patrice piece. Made with vintage German glass in combination with brass. Bar is 2 1/8" by 3/4", pendant is 1 1/8" by 1 1/4".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187446 (stock #bauer5IX)
Feisty and fun! Dorothy Bauer calls this critter a salamander, but he really be a fearsome dragon in disguise? Whichever, he is gorgeous. The pronged rhinestones present an unusual color combination that is very dramatic. He's a big guy,5 5/8" by 2 3/4" and his body and head are chunky. Bauer cartouche on the back, and two pin attachments to hold him in place.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187420 (stock #BAUER10E)
The prong set rhinestones that create this Dorothy Bauer brooch are brilliant! The basket handle swivels and can be used as a prop to display the basket as part of a collection. The basket is rounded and the brooch is chunky. 2 1/2" by 2", 3/8" front to back.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 2000 item #187053 (stock #laritz2DX)
The fun of Lunch at the Ritz jewelry! These earring will spice up the holidays. Light weight with gold plate, enamel and small crystals. For pierced ears. Lunch at the Ritz puts their jewelry on tri-folding cards which tells about them and dates each piece of jewelry. These particular earrings date from their 1990 collection and as such are "old timers" and very collectible! 3 5/8" long,1 1/4" wide approximately.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #187047 (stock #patr19D)
Delightful Patrice frog with vintage German glass, genuine Wyoming jade and brass. Chunky, four layers. 1 1/4" square, 5/8" front to back.
One of Elsa Schiaparelli's most sought after designs, and this set has the original tag! The gorgeous multi-colored rhinestone all but glow in the dark. The necklace is 16 1/2" long with ring links so that it may be worn shorter if desired. The bracelet is 7 1/2" long. The stones in both are 7/8" in diameter, including the setting. the clip earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter including setting. The necklace and bracelet are signed Schiaparelli, the earrings are unsigned.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #184502 (stock #star2KGX )
Hard to find Staret from the 1930's or 40's. This is a graceful pin with every rhinestone glistening brightly. Multi-layered, chunky and heavy, wonderful for any collection. Staret is stamped under the clasp. Can be worn horizontally or vertically. 3 1/2" by 1 5/8". 5/8" deep.
Unusual piece by Judith Leiber. Gold plated links ride flat around the back of the neck and that presents a striking effect. The necklace be worn with the long part in the front or in the back. Very elegant! 32" total length, 1" wide. Metal tag marked Judith Leiber.
Great design by Nettie Rosenstein. Gold plated metal with composition rams head. Back of pendant has a four leaf clover design. Chain is 14 1/2" end to end, pendant and tassel is 5 1/2" long and the ram's head is 3//4" deep and beautifully sculpted.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Contemporary item #154922 (stock #bauer2BX)
This little critter is out for lunch. Adorable little bug, great for a hat, a collar, or perhaps a pocketbook.Created by Dorothy Bauer whose creative designs are always charming and very collectible. The pin is 1 3/8" long to the tip of her antenna, and 7/8" side to side. The Bauer metal plaque is on the underside, and a description card with a collector's record is included.
Elegant Kenneth J Lane choker. Coral colored cabochons and tiny, tiny rhinestones surrounded by gold plated metal. Oval plaque on the back stamped KJL. 12 3/8" long with a 5" extension, 1 1/8" high.
Grand old Eisenberg: a classic. Gorgeous on that plunging neckline or perhaps used as a pendant---anywhere that a touch of glamour would be effective. Huge,fabulous, sparkling clip from the 1930-40's. 3 1/2" long,2" wide. Stamped Eisenberg Original on the clip.
Beautifully crafted HAR pin. Gold plated with delightful faux jade beads. Typical of HAR's quality and personality. Very three dimensional. Marked HAR on the back. From the 1950's. 2 1/2" diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #147565 (stock #hask185E)
Haskell's various shaped glass beads in crisp white, red, and blue is great for warm weather dressing. This long rope necklace (54") and the matching wrap bracelet (7" around, 3/4" high) may have been designed in honor of the bicentenial in 1976. Each piece has the Miriam Haskell oval tag attached.
Fantastic!The finest in quality and design: the pearls, while false, look absolutely real, and the Venitian glass blue beads glow and shimmer in the light. Purchased in Venice in the 1970's. Clasp is marked PAULY,CVH. The necklace has four strands, the pendant six dangles. The necklace is 31" end to end, the pendant with dangles is 4 1/2", the lovely intricate sphere is 1 1/4" in diameter.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1970 item #141346 (stock #uns5288JFX)
Faceted black and aurora borealis crystal beads compose this unsigned stunning choker. The choker is 1" wide. The bib is 6" long and 5 1/2" across the top.