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Item: Description: Price:

JJ272

MATISSE” VINTAGE MAPLE LEAF PIN & CLIP EARRINGS SET: The Matisse Company was established in Los Angeles in 1952, closing in 1964. They specialized in copper jewelry with colorful enamel decorations. They were best known for their artist palettes & various types of leaves. The Maple Leaf Pin & Clip Earrings Set is a perfect example and, in fact, it is among the Matisse pieces shown in Judith Miller's “Costume Jewelry Collector's Guide”, Page 194 (DK Publishing, 2003). The copper leaves are decorated with opaque white enamel with multiple areas of transparent yellow ocher enamel over foil which makes them glimmer and shine. It is impossible to capture this beauty in a photo. I have added new ear pads over the clips for comfort and safety. You can see the “© Matisse” hallmark on the safety clasp pin back and on the ear clips. Pamper yourself with these lovely pieces of history.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pin 2 1/2” long, 2” wide. Earrings 1 1/8” long, 1” wide.

SALE!

$50.00

$25.00

For The Set

JJ208

ANTIQUE TIBETAN TRIBAL PENDANT: Perched on a plateau in the Himalayas, Tibet at first glance appears to be a country overshadowed by its much larger neighbors – India to the west and China to the east. Tibet is known worldwide for its astonishing jewelry, such as this piece. The large silver cap on this coral pendant is decorated with a repoussé design representing a ram. Repoussé is a method of embossing a metal sheet by punching and hammering a design from the back, then polishing it up in front with a chasing hammer, producing a three dimensional surface. The cap is then filled with pitch or some other substance to make it solid. There is a large natural branch of red coral below the silver cap. The coral is smooth to the touch and is said to protect the wearer from harm and illness. Who knows how many owners have passed this ethnic beauty along on its journey to you. A fascinating piece of cultural history, this pendant is certain to interest any collector of the exotic and intriguing.

Condition: Excellent. Chain is not included.
Size: 3 1/8” long including bale, 1 1/2" at widest point, 3/4" deep. Silver cap is 1 5/8” high, coral is 1 1/2" long.
SALE!

$55.00

$30.00

JJ252

RHINESTONE EASTER BUNNY PIN: I have the pleasure of offering for Easter this large pavéd sparkling rhinestone bunny wearing a collar of blue flowers with pink centers. He has a black eye & pink nose. He is dimensional with slightly curved body & ears and the flowers are raised. The back is silver metal with a large vertical pin with safety catch. Very dramatic & sophisticated fun. He's really quite splendid. I like him because he reminds me of Bettina Von Wolhof's work.

Condition: Excellent. No stones missing.
Size: 3" high, 2" wide, 1/4" deep.

SALE!

$50.00

$25.00

JJ137

VINTAGE *FLORENZA* BUTTERFLY “TREMBLER” BROOCH / PIN: In 1950 Daniel Kosoff opened the “Florenza” Jewelry Company. Florenza was well known for the use of frosted and “aurora borealis” rhinestones. This sumptuous butterfly brooch is a symphony in tones of purple, pink and blue “aurora borealis” prong set stones. (c. 1960) The body is formed by a pink frosted oval rhinestone and a navette cut lavender rhinestone. The wings of this butterfly are known “tremblers”, a piece of jewelry that has parts set on a spring and the spring-set parts of the wings move as you move. The wings flutter and make it appear as though this bejeweled beauty is about to take flight. The back of the butterfly has an antique silver-tone effect and is marked “Florenza©”. There is a safety clasp closure and you and clearly see the springs. Sadly, Florenza stopped producing jewelry in 1981. But this captivating butterfly survives to fascinate us with its shimmering colors and movement.

Condition: Excellent. Tiny wear on the frosted pink stone where wings tremble. Not visible with the naked eye.
Size: 1 ¾” high, 2 ¾” wide.

SOLD!

JJ224

*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* FROG EARRINGS: From my personal collection I have selected this scarce and delightful pair of hand carved black frog clip back earrings. I have a passion for frogs and the fact that they are disappearing by the millions is a reality too immense to even consider. These plump frogs have been carved from Tiger’s Eye. They have a silky sheen in the carved areas. If you look closely, you can see hints of brown in the back areas. Obviously, Tiger’s Eye comes in many colors. The faceted triangular at the bottom are cut from Norwegian Moonstone and you can see glints of blue within the stones. (Photos can’t capture the elusive colors hidden within.) The earrings are set in Sterling Silver and have clip backs. These froggies are hallmarked “AKR”, “Sterling”. They are on the original card including the tag listing the stones. Amy Russell says “I like to keep it interesting” and that is what she does, one beautifully exquisite ornament at a time. Celebrity collectors keep her in the limelight. You have to agree that these earrings deserve to light up your collection!

Condition: Excellent
.Size: Large for AKR - 1 1/2" high, 1 1/4" wide, 1/4" deep.

$79.00

JJ152

*LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “ALLEY CAT” EARRINGS: You have to smile when you see these cute kitties. Lunch At The Ritz – the glamour & glitz designers have named these pierced earrings “Alley Cats”. The top piece is a gray tabby sitting on a black heart. There are free swinging dangles of Siamese cats and an orange striped puss with plenty of attitude. All the cats are dimensional and their bodies have a light dusting of iridescent glitter. Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24KT gold electroplate are trademarks of all LATR jewelry. The LATR logo appears on the back. There is no “Menu” card available. Purrs of happiness will whisper in your ears. Condition: Excellent. Size: 3 ½” long, 1 ¼” wide at top, ¼” deep.

SALE!

$110.00

$55.00

JJ267

BOLD SCULPTED LUCITE RING: I purchased this elegant ring at SAKS about 20 years ago. Being a lover of Lucite, I wore this beauty until recently when it would no longer fit comfortably. This is a ring that I truly loved wearing! The center portion has six scalloped discs that grow progressively higher and then back down the other side. Sleek and shiny, you can't find quality pieces of Lucite like this any more. The ring size is 6 ¾ but it is misleading due to the thickness of the band. Since it is clear it goes with well with all colors. You will get plenty of compliments wearing this fashion forward look – just as I did for years. Edgy but sophisticated – a style women are looking for!

Condition: Excellent. No scratches.
Size: Ring size is 6 3/4, but will fit best on a finger closer to a 6. The dome projects up 3/4” and is 1 1/2” wide.

SALE!

$50.00

$25.00

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JJ079

ELEGANT LUCITE & RHINESTONE CUFF BRACELET SET: This pair of sleek Lucite cuff bracelets feels just heavenly on your wrist. The black cuff has 3 rows of diagonally set rhinestones and the clear one has a wave-like single row of rhinestones running across the center. Very Deco in style, these cuffs are wide and thick, tapering at the ends. Condition: Excellent. Size 1” wide, 1/2” thick, inner circumference 7 1/8” including 1” opening. My wrist measures 6 1/2” over the bone and they fit perfectly. For a medium or small wrist.

SALE!

$50.00

$25.00

For The Set

JJ178

VINTAGE RED, WHITE & BLUE ANCHOR PIN / BROOCH: This vintage patriotic Anchor Pin is a real treasure! (c. 1944) It is set with red, white and blue opaque stones set in silver tone metal. Take a look at the photo of the back – the entire piece is metal, not like so much of today’s costume jewelry. The stem of the anchor is flexible so that the whole piece is free swinging from the safety pin clasp at the top on down. This pin is from my personal collection of anchors. Anchors have historically represented “hope” as seen in all of the “faith, hope & charity” jewelry prominent in Georgian and Victorian periods. This being a WWII vintage pin, it would have held special meaning to the woman who wore it! A wonderful patriotic pin for special holidays and the perfect accessory for cruise wear. Dynamite on a white jacket!

Condition: Excellent. No stones missing.
Size: 3 1/2" long, 2 3/8” wide.
SALE!

$100.00

SOLD!

JJ287

ZEALANDIA DESIGNS ARABIAN WOMAN PENDANT / PIN: Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's creator, was born in New Zealand and has woven her initial love of natural materials and her fascination with mythological and spiritual art into an unusual line of jewelry. At Zealandia Designs all natural materials are used, combining silver, ancient fossilized ivory, etc. Fossilized walrus tusk can span the neutral tones from creamy white to honey or reddish brown, depending on the length of time that it was in the ground and the minerals it was in contact with. This ancient ivory is anywhere fro 500 to 3000 years old. Each piece of jewelry is individually hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia. Jenny likes her jewelry to tell stories that honor the wisdom ancient and foreign people developed to explain and understand the forces surrounding them. Since 1987 Zealandia jewelry has evoked story, scene and a deep love of the natural world. This rare exotic Arabian woman from “The Eternal Woman Speaks” collection features fossilized walrus tusk ivory in both white and honey colors, set in a beautifully designed textured Sterling Silver setting. This piece is both a pin and a pendant. It has a safety clasp pin back. The back is marked “Zealandia ©” and “725”. This pin was featured on the cover of Ornament Magazine and I purchased it over 20 years ago. A recipient of numerous awards in international competitions, Jenny Byrne's Zealandia jewelry is collected and worn world wide.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: $2 1/2” long, 2” wide, 3/4” wide.

SOLD!

JJ233

*AMY KAHN RUSSELL* LEAF PIN / PENDANT: In a class all her own, AKR jewelry is always vibrant and exciting. Using unusual mixes of stones and minerals, many of her creations have a strong ethnic element. This earth inspired pendant combines a large hand carved leaf of crazy lace agate and accent stones of jasper, carnelian and citrine – all set in Sterling Silver. A wide Sterling bale makes it suitable for a nice silver chain, neck wire or omega necklace if you prefer. The pin back has a safety clasp and, as is her custom, the back is hallmarked “Sterling” and “AKR”. The colors are wonderful for all seasons, but spectacular for Autumn. Make your own fashion statement with this beautiful Pendant.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/8” long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4” deep.
SOLD!

JJ253

A *DIAN MALOUF* SYMPHONY ( Dian Malouf Ring ): This exquisite bold contemporary Diane Malouf Ring was purchased at a San Antonio Trunk Show in 1998. Now this is a ring you could live in! Sterling Silver and 14KT gold blend together to create a large ring that is really, really wonderful. It looks like a million bucks! (Of course that is not the price.) There is a Sterling cross hatch setting on the 2 sides and the top and bottom. Set above that a 14KT gold square of links sits high off of your finger. The middle design has 14KT golden saw tooth designs on each side and a row of three golden orbs running down the center. Hard to describe but all will become clear when you look at the photos. I love the way you can see the Sterling designs every time you wave your hands. One of the wonderful things about Malouf rings is the way they curve in on the sides of your finger so that they always feel comfortable on your hand. This very special ring is designed to wear alone or with other Malouf creations stacked on the top or bottom – or on both. (I have included a photo that shows this ring with two DM spacer rings. (The spacers are sold separately. They are posted just below – JJ254.) Highly chic, this is an irresistible ring that will take you from the office to dinner in a heart beat. A perfect gift for yourself. The ring size is 6 ¾. It can be sized.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: The front design is 1” wide, 3/4” high. 1/2” from finger to top of design. The ring size is 6 ¾.
SOLD!

JJ263

GURR-ATE! ( Retired Vintage “Lunch At The Ritz” Bulldog Brooch / Pin ): This is a large, very fierce looking LATR retired Bulldog Brooch. Of course, despite the fierce appearance, we all know bulldogs are really sweethearts. This big fellow is one of the most animated LATR pieces I have seen. Besides his dangles, his head and all four legs move to any position (see photos). Besides that, his favorite chew “toys” - a bone, mom's slipper and dad's sports page – dangle from him along with a square and a heart-shaped “Lunch At The Ritz” engraved collar tag. His head is 3-dimensional with a large gold-spiked black leather collar. To add to the fun he has a chain leash which has a separate pin attached to the black leather handle – allowing you to position his head however you like. The dangles contain Austrian crystals and Czechoslovakian glass. The body and head are made of resin and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate and are covered with iridescent glitter (unable to capture in photos). He has a safety clasp closure and “Lunch At The Ritz” hallmark on the back. A dream come true for Bulldog lovers. Wear on your jacket, dress or pin a shawl shut. He will be impossible to ignore. He's just Gurr-ate!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Bulldog 3 1/2” long, 3” high. Total height 3 1/2”. Leash 8” long.

SOLD!

JJ270

VINTAGE *LUNCH AT THE RITZ* “ONE FROM COLUMN A” EARRINGS: Why not a little Chinese take out? There is endless delight when wearing these fabulous clip-on earrings. Of all the LATR pieces I have (these are duplicates I was lucky enough to find), these Chinese earrings remain one of my favorites and bring endless compliments. A retired design, the level of detail on these vibrant earrings is just so amazing! Everything associated with Chinese take-out is included: bowl of white rice, teapot, box of yummy looking food, fortune cookie and chopsticks – it's all there. The padded clip-on tops are turquoise plates with black chopsticks trimmed in a deep red. I believe that these are from the 1987 menu. All LATR vintage jewelry is a heady mix of Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian crystals, Czechoslovakian glass, resins and brass topped with a thick coating of 24 KT gold electroplate. Bon Appetit! Treat yourself to the glamour and glitz of “Lunch At The Ritz”!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 2 1/2” long, plates are 1” in diameter.

SOLD!
 

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