Each link comprises a backing of pierced and hand-filed silver fused to a top portion of gold. It has a great feel "in the hand" and lies flat on the neck without kinking or fussing. The only mark appears to be "372 B" in a tiny hexagonal punch. I suspect that it is Spanish, and the B stands for Barcelona, but wouldn't stake my life on it. At any rate, we're hard pressed to think of a more attractive necklace that's ever passed through our establishment...
length 7 3/8 inches, weight .71 oz. Troy, excellent condition with tight clasp and properly functioning safety.
We've bought and sold many Jensen bracelets over the years and are well aware of the insults which they often suffer, but this one is free of deep scratches, hasn't been excessively polished, and has a wonderful smokey gray color.
each square face 15 X 15 millimeters, or if you'd prefer 9/16 X 9/16 inches, weight .46 oz. Troy or 14.3 grams or if you're old school 9.2 dwt. Marked on reverse 18k and L in diamond as shown in second enlargement.
These are quite stylish and in wonderful condition. The posts are marked only 14k, which I suppose means they'd run out of 18k backs on the day that they were assembled, and made due with what was on hand.
length 7 1/2 inches, no monogram, excellent condition. If this one doesn't float your boat, please scroll down our list (or type Jensen into the search window and hit enter) to item 2088...
model B1925, probably a Codman design, 3 by 2 3/8 inches, heavy, finely cast and in untouched original condition. A museum quality object.
comprising necklace (17 1/2 inches), bracelet (7 inches), brooch (1.75 inch diameter) and earrings. Excellent overall condition, though the safety needs to be reconnected and the threaded post-backs should be replaced with the "pinch" style backs (please see third photo).
Ruopoli worked for Black, Starr & Gorham in addition to making jewelry under his own name. He was a skilled modeller and his cast items are finely finished...
comprising four double hinged arc form links each approximately 1 3/4 inches joined by three rectangular pieces. Some light scratches, and the locking screw is slightly off-vertical (a braver fellow than Yours Truly would bend it back straight) but the overall condition and quality are both superb. Weight 2.45 Troy ounces, length 7 inches. The double hinges provide for many possible shapes (see last two photos), making this a little piece of wearable sculpture...
with amethyst and seed pearls, approximately 7/8 inches high and 2cm in diameter, some minor wear to center stone as shown but fine overall condition.
Rings by this fine old Danish firm would appear to be scarcer than other jewelry items.
Length seven inches, excellent condition. Heavy (3.22 oz. Troy!!), chunky and wonderfully large, the taller links are 2 1/2 inches top to bottom. Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces by this firm, but never one quite so bold... What a splendid item to wear for an evening at theater!
diameter 2 1/4 inches, fine condition, heavy (mass 59.6 grams).
Heavy (2.24 oz Troy), well made and in excellent condition, you'd be hard pressed to find new sterling jewelry of this quality at any price. Diameter five+ inches, townmark for Turku, 1975, model: Sheherazade "Squeaky" Cherner.
length 8 1/4 inches, weight 2.26 Troy ounces or 70.5 grams if you like to think that way, excellent condition, unmarked. We bought this out of a suite and the other pieces had the "PBD sterling 14k" mark, but they weren't terribly attractive...
Brams was a noted jewelry designer; also a prominent collector of folk and ethnographic art. He is now retired and living in New York.
model number 1012, length 2 1/2; height 1 inch, excellent original condition.
As one might expect from a company which prided itself on hand craftsmanship, similar examples of the same brooch with slightly different configurations of these five conjoined panels do exist. This model would appear to be scarce.
A charming and finely made piece of Victorian silver jewellery, the matte surface is inlaid with skilfully engraved gold and copper flowers. Length, 3 5/8 inches; excellent condition; marked only "PAT AP'D FOR", but probably produced by the Whiting Mfg. Company.
Every now and then one finds a piece which captures the Zeitgeist of the late Victorian era. This little brooch, with its highly naturalastic subject matter and "picture in a frame" motif is just such an example. Length 1 by 1 1/4 inches excluding frame ends, two well modeled and finely cast birds applied to body, excellent condition, with registry mark only (please see third photo); year 1879.
with applied cat tail, bird and foliage. Although our picture fails to show it well, the bird and cat tail are red, the foliage gold. No doubt the next question out of your mouth will be, "Bruce, is this bi-color gold, or just copper and brass?" Alas I do not know and am not inclined to put a drop of acid on the item to find out. The finely engraved detail on each appliqué is typically done with gold...
warriors and one fair handsome maiden all of whom hang from a very Shiebler-esque pin so you can get the "look" for half the price! 2 7/8 inches long, no monogram, excellent condition, please see second photo for mark.
looks rather like the work of Antonio Pineda but marked only Taxco 925 (see fourth photo), length 15 inches. Since it just barely fits the neck of Yours Truly, we'd hoped to have him as a model but when our photographer showed up he had run off to the wood shed, forcing us to use a stand-in.