Extremely rare bakelite pin is a cross over collectible. It is a clown, but has a black face. Eyes are moveable. Measures 3 1/4" tall. Very nice condition. Gotta love that applesauce coloring. He is truely a find, I have had him for over 40 years and had got him at a flea market when my parents vended in San Jose. I have never seen another, nor has anyone else I know. He was old and special then, but not sure exactly of his decade made. Now it is time for someone else to enjoy him...
This charming Chinese smiling man/boy is an iconic piece made by HAR circa 1955.Antiqued gold tone setting. with faux ivory face. His jacket is studded with jade like glass stones with glitzy aurora rhinestones. He measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" wide and signed HAR. Amazing condition and shows no wear. Condition is exactly as depicted in the photos. HAR mark was owned by Hargo Creations in New York. Joseph Heibronner & Edith Levitt founded HARGO in 1955
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER BROOCH, c. 1930s Taxco Mexico. Repousse sunflower or button with wonderful depth; oxidized areas adds to the dramatic effect. All hand made in 980 Silver, with an old-style C-clasp. Marked with the conjoined raised AN, TAXCO, 980. Measures 1-1/2" . Very Good Condition with a couple of faint dimples...
This lovely Swoboda pin has a carved jade fish as the central design. I believe it is a coy or a beta. Swobota is a California jewelry manufactured from the 50s. They were known for their use of semi precious stones and fine gold plated cast settings. It was the "jewelry of the stars". Gold plated setting with 3 cultured pearls. Measures only 1 3/4" long. Marked Swoboda. Nice tight pin back with safety catch An unusually lovely pin.Email for more photos.
This vintage brass, copper, silver tone, glass, pottery, and composite materials is signed M. BAER ACC.SF. Measures approximately 3-1/8" by 2-3/4". Large and bold with clay, wood, glass & metal beads, and baubles. Excellent condition.
A vintage sterling silver pin brooch, shaped like spinning petals of a flower. Inlaid stone of some kind with abalone shell accents. Measures 1 5/8" diameter, MARKED ON THE BACK Talleres De Los Ballestros Taxco CRO and their symbol used after 1940. Perfect condition, and just beautiful!
Pin is stamped with the Harry Isken H with I over, logo 12 kt gold filled. It has an interesting mesh ribbon and topaz blue rhinestones set in the center of the flowers. Measures 1 x 2 plus the mesh ribbon. Pin back is nice and tight, and safety closure works good. Harry Isken started business officially in 1930 and lasted till his business was auctioned in 1957. A very collectible piece of jewelry.
Antique rhinestone tulip pin is for furs I believe. Two long downward pin prongs on the back clip for security. Dark blue rhinestones are closely set in the tulip and bud. Emerald green rhinestones arranged closely on the stem and leaves. All stones are present and pin is in wonderful condition. Old, but it is unsigned. Measures 2 1/8" x 2 1/8".
Old sterling pin is well marked and old.It is two birds among branches and blossoms. The blossoms and birds breasts are decorated with set rhinestones. I believe it is foreign due to the lettering on the mark which makes not much sense to me. Ma, (looks like small p), lle, (and another small p). Mapllep. Then a sterling stamp. and a third stamp Pat Pend. Size is about 2" x 2". Great condition.
Very old cameo pin. Reverse cut cameo design in glass. Cameo is reverse painted in gold. Set in an old bronze type setting(possibly brass) with fancy old tooled pattern. Large size measures 2 1/2" long by 2" wide. Strong pin back with safety closure. A grand piece of old vintage costume jewelry. My guess is that it is probably around 100 years old.
Delightful and exceptionally brilliant figural pin made by the Pell Jewelry Company (1941-present). This wise owl is covered with bright pink rhinestones and two emerald green eyes. This pin is pictured in Collecting Costume Jewelry 101 by Julia C. Carroll. The pin measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" Condition is very good. All stones are present and really bright. The plating is near pristine on both the front and back and the pin clasp is secure...
Awesome collectible enamel giraffe pin marked Original by Robert. Measures 3" tall and has a rhinestone eye. PERFECT condition. Began in New York City as The Fashioncraft Jewelry Co. and was renamed Robert Originals Inc. in the early 1960s. Early jewelry was marked Fashioncraft Robert. 1942-1979