Ready for the Holidays

We are decorated inside and out for the holidays. Come in and check out our packed store and see all the wonderful things we have waiting for you including fine jewelry, costume jewelry, glassware, porcelain, silver, furniture, mid-century modern furniture and collectibles.

Lady Daphne & Miss Aurora on hand to greet you.

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Gorgeous Vintage Costume Jewelry

hobe bracelet and necklace

This is a Hobe set in excellent condition. It is a 7″ bracelet and a 16″ necklace. Price: $295

Hobé jewelry was sought after by many movie stars, used in movie productions and used by Florence Ziegfield for the Ziegfield Follies. William Hobé, a great designer, worked with Edith Head on many movies. Celebrity patronage added greatly to the fame of Hobé and their rhinestone jewelry in the 1950’s.

czech bracelet signed

1960’S CZECH SIGNED BRACELET HUSAR D DESIGNER 

CZECH 1960’S HUSAR D DESIGNER SIGNED BRACELET
2-1/4″ WIDE & 7-1/4 LONG, BUT ADJUSTABLE – RARE.
PRICE: $185.00

CZECH SIGNED BROOCH

1960’S CZECH SIGNED HEART BROOCH. HUSAR D DESIGNER 

CZECH 1960’S HUSAR D DESIGNER SIGNED HEART BROOCH
2-3/8″ WIDE & 3″ LONG. RARE.
PRICE: $185.00

STERLING FETISH NECKLACE

STERLING FETISH NECKLACE

STERLING FETISH NECKLACE – 26″ LONG – 20 ANIMALS.
PRICE $225.00

Vintage Jewelry

Orange Sapphire

14k Padparadscha – Lab Created Orange Sapphire

This is a beautiful 14k Padparadscha  Lab-Created Orange Sapphire.  12x14mm, Ring Size 7.5. It is from the 1950s and is in excellent condition. PRICE: $395.00. Don’t miss out on this very hard to find vintage ring.

side view

Side view of orange sapphire ring.

14k Band containing 6 .08 diamonds = .48cts.- Size 6.5.- 8.37Grams – PRICE: $595.00

Alexandrite earrings

14K lab created synthetic Color Change Alexandrite pierced dangle earrings.

14K lab-created synthetic Color Change Alexandrite pierced dangle earrings. These earrings show a beautiful teal green in natural light. They are 1-7/8″ in length. PRICE: $395.00

Alexandrite earring.

Alexandrite earring, close-up

Pretty Treasures

Goufa Pottery Vase

Gouda Pottery Vase from 1920s.

Gouda pottery vase. This dates from 1920 and is signed. This piece is in perfect condition.
PRICE: $185.00.

Gouda mark.

Mark on bottom of Gouda vase.

English Teapot.

Teapot

English silver plate enamel teapot.

This beautiful English silver plate enamel teapot has no chips or repairs, This RARE Victorian Era.gem is hard to find in mint condition.
PRICE: $245.00

Belleek Pitcher

Irish Belleek Pitcher

Irish Belleek Large Cream or Milk Pitcher.

Irish Belleek Large Cream or Milk Pitcher. Irish Belleek is known the world over for their fine porcelain. This delicate-looking cream pitcher features a Bacchus mask on two sides surrounded by grape vines. Bacchus was the Roman god of wine, fertility, and agriculture. This 16 ounce pitcher is 5-1/2″ high. 2ND GREEN MARK 1960-1980 – PRICE: $65.00

Irish Belleek Pitcher

Irish Belleek Large Cream or Milk Pitcher.

Belleek Pitcher mark

2ND GREEN MARK 1960-1980

Copeland Spode Flow Blue Pitcher & Bowl

'Flow blue bowl

Copeland Spode’s “Tower” transferware bowl.

Copeland Spode’s “Tower” Transferware Flow Blue Bowl – very old small chip on the
base. PRICE: $85.00.

Copeland Spode’s Flow Blue Pitcher

Copeland Spode’s “Tower” Transferware Flow Blue Pitcher, no chips, very mint.
PRICE: $75.00

Copeland Spode’s “Tower” Flow Blue Pitcher. Mint.

Gorgeous Sterling Necklace/Bracelet Set

Ballestros Sterling 1940s

Talleres De Los Ballesteros Sterling matching set 1940’s – RARE – Mint

This set is in mint condition.  The bracelet is 7/8″ wide and 7-3/4″ long. The clasp works perfectly.  The necklace is 14″ inside measurement.  Hard to measure as it is round.  It lays very nicely on the neck. The bracelet weighs 100.15 grams & the necklace 118.86grams

Talleres de Los Ballesteros was established in 1937 in the family’s hometown of Iguala and moved to Taxco in 1941. Their foundry still today is regarded as one of Mexico’s finest silver jewelers. [Scroll down for more pictures]

Talleres De Los Ballesteros Sterling

Talleres De Los Ballesteros Sterling matching set 1940’s – RARE – Mint

Foundry mark on back of necklace.

Foundry mark on back of necklace.

 

New in October

ZUNI belt buckle & bolo tie set

ZUNI belt buckle & bolo tie set

Effie Calavaza (1928- )

Well known for her distinctive silver snake and turquoise nugget design, Effie Calavaza started working in the mid-1950s. Learning from and working with her husband, Juan Calavaza, Effie has passed her design along to her daughters Georgiana Yatsatti, Gloria Jean Garcia and Susie Calavaza. At first, Effie and her husband signed their work together with JUAN C.—ZUNI . Later, she and her daughters all signed their work with EFFIE C.—ZUNI

Effie used sleeping beauty turquoise and in further research it mentions that Effie used blue turquoise in the eyes of the snake & her daughters used Red Coral. In Zuni belief, the snake is a positive sign of rebirth and renewal.

The belt buckle measures 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″.   The bolo measures 2-1/2″ long by 1-3/4″ wide.  Every piece is signed EFFIE C. ZUNI
PRICE:  $695.00

VINTAGE ZUNI STERLING RING

VINTAGE ZUNI STERLING RING

This ring measures 1-1/4” long x 1” wide, all stones are in very good condition. The ring is size 7.5.  It is not signed except with the sterling mark.  The ring contains coral, turquoise, mop, opal, lapis & onyx.

The ring weighs 11.77 grams. PRICE:  $165.00

Diamond ring.

Vintage Rose Gold Diamond ring.

This ring is a Stunner! The ring is 7/8″ long x 3/4″ wide. It really makes a Statement!

Total weight is 10.69g, 10K Rose Gold, Size 7. The rubies are natural.  The center diamond is a mine cut of good quality and clarity, approximately .33ct.  The double row of diamonds are single cuts, set in white gold. The ring is mostly hand made.  PRICE:  $1,295.0

 

 

 

 

More September Newcomers

Aquamarine

Vintage 14K White Gold Filigree 1.5 carat Natural Aquamarine

 

We have many new items in our store this week to offer you, starting with a beautiful vintage 14K White Gold Filigree 1.5 carat Natural Aquamarine, one of our favorite gems. This ring is in excellent condition, having been worn very little (if at all). The stone has been verified by my jeweler and as always is guaranteed to be as stated. This is a size 6. PRICE: SOLD!.

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for something unusual and beautiful to make a statement, how about a vintage spinach bakelite necklace and bracelet set? The necklace is 14 ½” in length and was designed to be a  choker. Many of us may need an extender with this one. The bracelet is of ample size and looks great when worn. The pieces are 1 5/16” in length and taper to 3/8” at the widest part. The pieces are slightly curved, thus fitting smoothly on the neck. PRICE: $300.00

Bakelite Necklace and Bracelet

Vintage spinach bakelite necklace and bracelet set.

Diamond ring.

Vintage Rose Gold Diamond ring.

This beautiful vintage Rose Gold Diamond ring with 1/3ct Mine Cut Center Diamond is also newly arrived. The ring is stamped 10K and the smaller diamonds are single cuts. The bow shape and size of the ring definitely make a statement. The ring is 7/8” x 5/8” on the plus side. Rose Gold vintage rings are highly sought after at this time, making the old ones very hard to find. This is a size 7. PRICE: $1295.00.

 

 

 

Morris Chair

Antique Morris Chair with lions’ heads and paws.

In furniture, we have an Antique Morris chair extraordinaire with carved lion heads and paw feet. The cushions are like new. The bottom cushion has the original horsehair that was cleaned and restored. The chair adjusts into three positions. Similar chairs are selling at $795 & up. PRICE: SOLD!

Etruscan Pendant

14K Etruscan, Cannetille, Filigree pendant, charm, necklace, fob.

This won’t last long. It’s a 14K Etruscan, Cannetille, Filigree pendant, charm, necklace, fob. This pendant is very well  done and the detail is exquisite. The first synthetic Alexandrite was introduced in 1909. Synthetic color-change corundum was grown and used as an Alexandrite imitation. The color change in Alexandrite-like synthetic sapphire is bluish-purple changing to reddish-purple. In 1912, Alexandrite was included as a birthstone on the American National Association of Jewelers list.

The pendant is not marked with a karat gold mark, but was tested and it is 14K. We believe the four small stones at the top to be rubies, though they were not tested.

The pendant measures 1 ¼” in length on the plus side. It is 1 1’16” in diameter. The Alexandrite stones are approximately 9mm x 7mm with a very lively color change. PRICE: $795.00.

New Arrivals!

One of the most often asked questions that people have for us is “Do you also buy items?” Of course we do! That’s how we always have beautiful antiques and collectibles for your browsing and buying pleasure. Here are a few items that have just arrived.

TIFFANY STERLING Salad Set – Solid Salad Set in Vine-Multi Motif 1882. RARE
Replacements list price is $1,499.00. New today $1,295.00.

Beautiful vintage amber ring set in 9ct & marked (333) Size 7.5, Price: $245.00.

3. Art Deco 10K lab created Ruby ring – no scratches – looks like new. Size 7, Price $285.00

Plantation Desk from 1880’s – Price: $465.00

Torchiere Vintage Floor Lamp from the 1930’s. Great condition with original shade.
Price: $225.00

Oak Lions Head with claw feet Morris Chair. Newer upholstery, but saved the original
horse hair in bottom cushion. Wonderful condition. Price: $595.00.

Native American Sterling & Turquoise

We are often asked if we have Native American jewelry. Yes! We have a large selection of signed and unsigned pieces. Bracelets, belt buckles, rings, necklaces, pins and more. Jewelry-making has been part of the artistic tradition of many Pueblos and Nations for over a century. The Spanish first introduced silversmithing to Navajo and other Native American Indian people in the Southwest. Since then, the Pueblos and Tribes have developed their own unique styles and perfected techniques that they pass down from generation to generation. A small corner of our available Native American jewelry is shown above with a few featured pieces shown below.

Navajo sterling belt buckle. 3 1/4″ x 2″. Vintage. Signed J.J. 15 stones.

Peyote Bird necklace. Turquoise chip inlay. Squash blossom Sterling, double-beaded. w/3″ Napa
Vintage, Native American. Each Peyote bird is 2 1/4″. There are 12.

Detail of Peyote bird necklace.

Zuni necklace signed. 24″ with 3″ drop. Vintage sterling and turquoise.