This necklace comes from 1890-1910. The quality of the rhinestones and crystal is such that they qlisten even after so many years. This delicate looking well made piece must have been worn and cherished by many. Necklace is 15" long, pendant 3" by 1 1/4".
Early 1900's charm and elegance are expressed in this lovely set. Shimmering pink crystals are highlighted by tiny clear rhinestones, and the effect is dazzling. Necklace is 16 1/2" at full extension, lavaliere is 3 1/2" wide and 2" high excluding the 1" drops. Bracelet wraps around and slopes to 1/2" high in the back. Front is 1 1/4" high with a plaque 2" high and 4" long.
Wonderful Chanel brooch from the 1930's. It is in excellent condition. There are five enamel flowers with leaves (the white one faces sideways), and the center and the perimeter of the bow are studded with clear, sparkling, tiny rhinestones. The metal back is silver color. Chanel in script is on the center back. 3 1/4" wide, 1 3/4" high. Quite chunky.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1940 item #45008 (stock #rosen32L67)
Sterling vermeil pendant-tassel necklace and clip earrings, Nettie Rosenstein from the 1930's or early 40's. Pendant has oriental feeling in a bird cage effect complete with ruby rhinestone flowers and turquoise colored beads. Simulated seed pearls form the border. The twisted rope chain is thick and works well with the pendant. Oval earrings match the pendant design. Chain is 15" long, 1/4" thick. Pendant is 2" long, 1" wide, 1/2" deep. Tassel is 1 1/2" long. Earrings are 1 1/8" by 3/4"...
This exotic Deco brooch of black colored metal (for dramatic effect) measures 2 3/8" long and 2 1/8" wide.
While not a true set, these two match beautifully. Both are marbled with yellow, and the luscious green is more vivid than appears in the picture. The longer of the two necklace strands of carved graduated beads is 21" end to end. There is a 3 1/2" extension. The chunky uncarved bracelet is 7/8" wide with a 1/4" wall and a 2 1/2" inside diameter.
These regal brooches are gold plated and enameled, and are accented by tiny red beads. They are probably pre the second world war and are stamped Germany. Large figure 2 3/4" by 2". Small 2" by 1 1/2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #50055 (stock #17FX, 22D)
(brown), (butterscotch) SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
(brown), (butterscotch) SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
The brown Bakelite bracelet on the left has a nicely carved daisy pattern. 7/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter. The brown marbled butterscotch ("Mississippi Mud") on the right is chunky and has a lighter colored inside demonstrating age. 3/4" wide, 3/8" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
Garnet color glass beads on hand knotted string. Sterling, marquisite: what more could be asked of this elegant Deco necklace? 39" full length of knotted beads, 1 1/8" diameter of circular attachment, 2 3/4" tassel.
ALL SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
ALL SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
Red leaf pattern, 9/16" wide, #58BX, SOLD. Dark green with butterscotch marble,pierced, 3/4" wide, deeply carved, #70G, $145. Butterscotch floral,5/8" wide, deeply carved, #68EX,SOLD. Red geometric pattern, 3/4" wide, #32FX, SOLD. Avacado with butterscotch marble, 5/8" wide,deeply carved, #71GX,SOLD. All five bracelets have 2 1/2" inside diameter and 1/4" wall.
Beautifully and deeply carved Bakelite, this set was once a lighter melon color as the back of each piece demonstrates. The stiffened fabric belt (37") and can be used or easily replaced by another belt of choice. Buckle is 2 3/4" wide, 2 1/8" high. Pair of dress clips 1" wide, 1 3/4" high.
ALL SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
ALL SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
Brown with daisy and leaf pattern 1" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter. Creamed corn, pierced, 1 1/4" wide, 2 12" inside diameter. Tangerine with geometric carving. 7/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter. All three nicely carved. White spots exist only in the picture. All in great condition.
Flowers, leaves and bows from the 1930's. Luscious square red rhinestones surround pale pink aurora borealis rhinestones. these are accompanied by sterling and enamel. Brooch is 3 1/2" by 3". Hinged clip earrings are 1" in diameter.
This sparkling Eisenberg two prong clip measures 2" long by 1 7/8" wide. It is stamped Eisenberg in block letters, also stamped sterling.
Beautiful Eisenberg. Creamy faux pearls with small rhinestones. Note the chain with dangling pearls that move as you do. Old block-letter Eisenberg signature. 2 1/2 wide, 2" long including fringe.
Jelly belly,rhinestones, and sterling, this charming critter is hard to resist. He is approaching his seventieth birthday and he is in great shape. Super to wear on a hat or on your shoulder. He is 2" long and 1 3/4" across his widest scurrying legs.
This sassy scottie silhouette is typical of the early Bakelite days. Scotties were a popular breed then, partly because of Franklin Roosevelt's little scottie Fala. This little butterscotch guy measures 2 3/8" nose to tail and 2 1/8" ear to paw.3/16" thick.
Delicate basket of pave rhinestones filled with colorful crystal flowers, all in the Deco style. 2 1/8" by 1 1/4".
Great carving in this floral motif clip. The back reveals that it was once olive in color, and time has turned it to a nice warm brown. The clip has a patent number, long, and difficult to read. 2 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide.
This bracelet is a luscious tomato red. It is shiny, sleek, wide and marbled. 1 5/16" wide, 3/16" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
With its continuous carved leaf pattern, this orange bangle has a presence! It is 1 7/16" wide with a straight wall and a 2 1/2" inside diameter.
Marbled and painted , this very old brooch was originally aqua in color as is evident on its back. It measures 2 1/4" long, 2" wide approximately. It is worn arrows facing down.
Beyond saying Bakelite and unusual, how do I describe this bracelet. The thin bottom layer appears to have been painted in a "leopard" pattern while the top layer is red-like brown in a beautifully carved floral pattern. It is intricate and delicate looking. Bottom layer has some slight hint of red in some places.5/8" wide, 2 1/2" inside diameter.
Carved and painted with a 3/8" wall, a 3/8" height, this Bakelite bracelet is great worn singly or in a group. 2 1/2" inside dimension. Flip side of the bracelet has the same design as that shown.
Amathyst glass open-back stones with gold plated flowers form this clip. Very elegant. Can be worn in many ways: plunging neckline, hat, belt, pocket, purse. Ornate single clip attachment.3" wide, 2" high, 5/8" thick.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #16099 (stock #78, 59, 79)
$225, SOLD, $235 respectively
$225, SOLD, $235 respectively
Cherry red and luscious, this bracelet has everything: good carving, extensive piercing, four flowerheads and leaves. 9/16" wide, 1/4" wall, 2 1/2" inside diameter. #78IBX. $225. Deep green and shiny with nice deep carving in leaf pattern (SOLD). Inside slightly blueish in color. 3/4" wide, 1/4" wall 2 1/2" inside diameter. #59L60. SOLD. Butterscotch with slightly lighter inside color. Sleek and chunky with pineapple and leaf design that is nicely carved...
Cute little dog. This Bakelite brooch is carved (the white lines are light reflection and do not exist on the piece), painted, and with a painted glass eye. He is 1 3/4" from nose to tail and 1 3/8" ear to paw.
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
set SOLD, IN ARCHIVES
This trio of carved Bakelite bangles is great worn is stack fashion. The green are translucent, the butterscotch is opaque.Each is 7/8" wide with a 1/4" straight wall.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #9776 (stock #SOLD, 49G )
Clip: Very dark brown carved disk with raised butterscotch disk carved in a geometric pattern. 2 3/4" diameter, 3/8" thick, approximately. Earrings:painted and carved black and butterscotch clip earrings in flowerhead design.1 12" diameter.
Unique Bakelite necklace. Five red Bakelite discs with oriental painted faces on celluloid link chain. Ca 1930. L:21"
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1940 item #67840 (stock #uns5230JCX)
Gilt and turquoise glass beads in various shapes, some with designs. These beautiful beads and their flower-like attachments cascade like a dazzling waterfall. Unsigned but worthy of any designer's signature. 5 7/8" long, 2 1/2" wide.
Heavily gold plated, this Trifari fur clip has the crown mark over the stamp of Trifari.An old Trifari piece probably from the 1930's. Note the safety clasp on one of the prongs. Pave rhinestones with large multi-colored crystals. 3" by 1 1/2".
The best quality: old Haskell with the horseshoe plaque marked Miriam Haskell. Beautiful prong set jade and sapphire glass beads. Heavy and gorgeous. Brooch 1 1/2" by 1 1/4", clip earrings 1 1/8" by 1"
This bracelet has everything! Baroque pearls, seed pearls, mirrorbacks,and gilt bows and flowers. It is hinged and fabric lined.It has the Haskell look but it is unsigned. As can be seen in the pictures, there is some corrosion frequently found in older pieces. It is priced accordingly. In my judgement it is highly collectible and wearable, and it is so spectacular that we have broken our rule to offer only pieces that are in perfect condition. Its flaws can be overlooked...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #349428 (stock #uns5302D)
Gold plate with elegant faceted glass amethysts. Bezel set. Sparkling clear rhinestones. 6 1/8" inside circumference, band is 7/8" wide, front mounting 1 3/4" high by 3" wide.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Unsigned : Pre 1950 item #466327 (stock #uns5305KE)
Hundreds and hundreds of tiny sparking rhinestones compose this unsigned 1940's brooch. The crystal center stone is a rich blue and is faceted in an unusual way that gives it maximum glitter. Wearing this brooch means letting it take center stage without any other jewelry for competition! Brooch is 4 1/4" in diameter and has a smooth silver-colored metal back.
These two sterling (vermeil) figurals by Trifari have been dancing since the 1940's and they are still full of energy. Rare to find a pair like this. Male: 1 3/4" tall, 1 3/8" at widest. Female: 1 3/4" tall, 1 1/4" at widest.
Trifari design patent number on the back of the brooch--#129320--reveals that the design was created in 1940, probably by Philippe for Trifari. It is a treasure, and oh so graceful in line. 4" long, 1 3/4" wide. Slightly convex, rhodium plated.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #342950 (stock #bouch61IX)
Sparkling clear rhinestones of various sizes and shapes compose this elegant Boucher brooch. Rhodium plated and very three dimensional. Marked Boucher with #2605, and with a patent number (not legible). 2 3/4" long, 1 3/4" wide. The usual great quality and design that makes Boucher so desirable.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1950 item #458045 (stock #eisen31GX)
There are six different sizes and six different shapes of crystal-clear shimmering rhinestones in this Eisenberg five level brooch. A complex and beautiful design. The rhinestones are prong-set, and the back is rhodium plated. It is stamped Eisenberg in block letters and there are two sets of numbers which are not legible. The brooch is 3" by 1 7/8", and is 1/2" thick.
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.
Beautiful small simulated Baroque pearls give this Miriam Haskell necklace a dainty look. Flower clasp stamped Miriam Haskell. 27 1/2" end to end.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #18761 (stock #Kramer 21E)
Signed Kramer of NY, this stunning necklace and earrings are all prong set. The green stones are a vibrant emerald color, and the clear rhinestones sparkle like diamonds. Great for any special occasion. Necklace is 18 1/2" end to end with the seven strand tassel measuring 2 3/8" long. The clip earrings have five strands and are 2" long.
Deep, deep saphire blue emerald-cut glass stone in a handsome setting. Goldtone with a three strand goldtone chains necklace. Any jewelry by Adele Simpson is rare, and sometimes made for Simpson by Schreiner as this piece may have been. Pendant is 1 1/4" by 1" and is 3/4" deep. Full length of chains and clasp is 14 1/2".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #312504 (stock #hask168JAX)
So very Haskell, and older Haskell to boot. Lovely turquoise glass beads with tiny prong set clear rhinestones decorating a delicate flower branch on the brooch. Silver plate and ornate double backing with the Miriam Haskell oval cartouche on the back of the brooch.Illegible patent number and Haskell stamp on the screw back earrings. Brooch is 1 3/4" in diameter, earrings 1 1/4" in diameter and 1/2" thick. Chunky and charming.
This Haskell choker is so wearable, and so lovely. The swirls in the oval glass beads combine nicely with the gray faux Baroque pearls. Clasp and oval metal tag stamped Miriam Haskell. 14" long with 3" extension. Oval beads 3/4" long, 5/8" diameter.
Gold plated set with fringe on both necklace and earrings, each strand is set off by one tiny prong set rhinestone. The necklace has the Hattie Carnegie oval plaque, and the earrings are stamped Carnegie. Necklace 15 1/2" end to end, with double row of fringe 1" wide and 2 1/2" long, approximately. Double row fringe earrings 1/4" wide, 1 3/4" long.
This sassy snake brooch and his buddy earrings attempt to look ferocious, but they wouldn't scare anyone. These are well crafted pieces in gold tone with white and red enamel and glinting red rhinestone eyes. Brooch is 1 3/4" by 1 1/2". Dangle clip earrings 1 1/2" from top of clip to bottom of dangle, and 3/4" across.
Elegant brooch with lovely detail. Marked "Sterling by Cini" with an "A"&"F" superimposed with a "C" is in a box below. This big bird, pheasant by name, is 4 1/2" by 2 3/4".
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #16418 (stock #Korda 1GX)
I can just see this pair slogging through the desert. Somewhat humorous, yet with a certain dignity that comes from the exotic. This brooch is beautiful in its three dimensional design and is silver plated. Plaque on the back says Thief of Bagdad (from the film) and Korda. There is a "3" on the left and a "6" on the right along with some other unclear markings. From spear end to hoof is 3" and from spear tip to tail is 2 1/2".
These clip earrings adorn both the top and bottom of the ear. The wire goes in back of the ear with the top rhinestone cluster sitting just forward of where the top of the ear joins the head. Sounds complicated but its really simple, adjustable, and comfortable. Beautiful rich color in the saphire rhinestones. Bottom cluster 2 1/8" long and 1" at widest, top cluster 1 1/8" long and 3/4" at widest.
Gorgeous shimmering Eisenberg, the best! Rhinestones are prong set, the brooch is rhodium plated. Brooch measures 3 1/2" by 2" approximately and is marked Eisenberg Ice. The clip earrings are 1" by 3/4" and are marked Eisenberg.
Rich sky blue and clear rhinestones in various sizes and shapes, this set demonstrates the elegant style that was Hattie Carnegie's. Rhodium plated, the choker is 12 3/4" with a 3 1/2" rhinestone extension chain.(note rhinestone tassels) Clip earrings are 1 3/4" long and 1" at widest.
Black jewelry has a sophisticated look. This Weiss set is no exception.Glittering black- faceted glass beads compose the leaf brooch and the clip earrings. Brooch 2 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" high. Earrings 3/4" in diameter. Pin and one earring marked Weiss.
The beautiful design and craftsmanshiip typical of Castlecliff is evident in this gold plated brooch. The flowerheads are glass cabochons in transparent and opaque red and pink glass. Very three dimensional. 2 5/8" high, 2 1/4" wide and 7/8" thick.
Charming pendant with simulated Baroque pearls and gilt. Double faced filigree back with oval Haskell plaque. Square shape link chain 23" long end to end. Pendant 3 1/4" long including dangles. 1 1/2" wide.
Five strands of unusually shaped black and gray-swirl glass beads with gold spacers. Shortest strand is 18 1/2", longest is 22". The 1 3/8" clasp is very ornate with gilt flowers and leaves and black beads and mirror back rhinestones in classic, elegant Haskell fashion. Oval signature on back of clasp.
HAR bug pin. Humorous gold toned winged bug with faux pearl vertical rows and ruby rhinestone eyes. Ca 1950s. L:1 5/8"
Truly elegant, this gold plated brooch is a treasure. Jewelry designed by Joseph Wiesner is hard to find and much sought after! The combination of colors in the prong-set rhinestones is unusual. The floral design of the clear rhinestones adds a delicate quality. 2 1/2" at widest, 2 1/4" long.
Striking. This chunky, ropey, tassely set makes its presence known. The necklace, from its fixed slide to full extension, measures 15". The slide is 7/8" high, 1 1/4" wide and is 1/2" thick, approximately. From the bottom of the slide to the end of the tassels is 4 1/2". The bracelet is 7 1/2" long, the tassel 1 3/4".