These are my best finds of 2007. Some I watched for months waiting to get the funds to buy, some I found and had to have immediately as the price was right. Only one I sold, as it was taken off my jacket at Wolfe Myrow's in Providence during the Convention! There were others that I liked, but sold. But these are the best and for now I'm keeping them to wear.
Date(s): december 16,2007. Album by Dinah Taylor. Photos by Dinah Taylor. 1 - 48 of 48 Total. 4226 Visits.
enlarge 76KB, 640x550 2 Marcel Boucher Demi-1948 Phrygian MB Mark
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enlarge 104KB, 638x640 4 Hobe Sterling Brooch-2 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/2" high. Marked Hobe in triangle and Sterling.
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enlarge 71KB, 408x640 8 3 7/8" by 1 3/4" Marcel Boucher Phyrigan Cap 2491 (1948) brooch with open backed red stones and small bezel set rs. Vermeil.
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enlarge 97KB, 640x435 13 2 5/8" x 1 3/4" by 1/4" domed Coro Duette
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enlarge 53KB, 576x514 17 Schreiner Maltese Cross Pendant/Brooch. Topaz, red carnelian cabs, grey rhinestones, green chatons. All Prong set, Measures 3" x 3".
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enlarge 92KB, 640x599 20 Schreiner, with moonstone, pink with gold striping, milkglass, flowers on wires over flat cabs. Gorgeous. 2 1/2" diameter and quite domed.
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enlarge 45KB, 576x314 25 3 3/4" long by 1 1/2". Eight 12mm clear crystals in open backed setting. Two 8mm stones in center surrounded by grey and crystal chatons rivet setting and prong set. Old European cut. Possibly rock crystal. Facetted to show tremendous sparkle but def. clear and no coating. Vertical safety catch set on plate indicating a replacement perhaps to insure loss
enlarge 57KB, 572x576 26 This beautiful Calvaire trembler brooch has 10 beautifully enameled violets with diamante centers, on wires to tremble, with two large leaves also on wires with a lovely bow and stems at the bottom. This measures 4" long by 3" wide and 1" thick with Calvaire on a plaque on a 3 part pin assembly.
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enlarge 55KB, 576x511 29 Heavy Sterling brooch with amethysts in tulip design with leaves. Marked Sterling Mexico on back. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". One of same design found in Mexican Silver by Penny C. Morrill and Carole A. Berk page 111. The only difference is that the brooch there is all silver without the amethysts and has 4 tulips instead of three like this one. Construction is identical with all marks being same.This is the only one of my best that I sold, and it was literally taken off my jacket at Wolfe's at the Convention and bought on the spot!
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enlarge 42KB, 495x576 31 Early Signed Eisenberg Convertible Necklace his unusual and rare Eisenberg is called a convertible necklace. It makes into two 6 3/4" bracelets with emerald cut clear crystals, measuring 3/8" wide. One has a safety chain, the other has the loops for one, but wearing as a necklace it would be in an inconvenient place as far as the design of the necklace goes. Between the two bracelets there is a sincle stone with two push in bits to conplete the closing of the necklace. The brooch measures 1 3/8" diameter and is signed with a script ;E; on the back. There are two small screws behind the pin catch. The other script 'E', is on the push in clasp of the bracelet. The necklace measures 14 3/4". The brooch resembles a snowflake with prong set cystals set in diamond shaped stones.
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enlarge 48KB, 538x576 34 Small hand painted portrait of St. Fabiola, the Patron Saint of Abused Women. It is in a Sterling filigree mounting with a tube and safety catch on the back as well as a pendant bail. Measures 1 1/2" x 1".
This Saint was painted over and over again on different mediums, basically with the same poignant gaze. The National Portrait Gallery in London has a collection of 300 portraits amassed by a Belgium artist - Francis Alys which he has collected over the last 15 years. Most all of them are from the mid to late Twentieth Century, and created predominantly by amateurs.
HUGE THANKS to Nicole St. Pierre for the interesting and thought provoking history on this incredible 4th Century woman.
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enlarge 82KB, 430x576 38 Juliana Volcanic Watermelon rivoli stone necklace. Five dangles with topaz chatons and red navettes, open backed under an intricately designed and executed focal of one large watermelon rivoli stone surrounded by topaz cahtons, and then two ab rhinestone 'florettes, with an orange chaton center. At the top you can see 5 ruby red navettes that surround an identical florette. On either side of that are two large prong set watermelon rivolis, and again topped by two florettes. Further down the topaz chain you will see an aurora borealis chaton, a smaller red one and two ab chatons. The end of the chain has a ruby red chaton.
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enlarge 34KB, 554x576 40 Lucite Jelly Belly Carved, bird duo brooch, with green cab eyes, Sterling Vermeil. Measures 3" by 2". Frame same as Mazer with crystal bellys, and rhinestones sold
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enlarge 37KB, 576x437 42 This pin is a Urie Mandle Pin. The patent from Jim Katz site shows this number-146950 applied for by Murray Slater in 1947. This is a Sterling Chatelaine Sword Brooch with Removable Sword from Scabbard. Black Enamel Scabbard with aqua cabs, clear rhinestones, beaded rope around rhinestones, top of scabbard has dome cab in amethyst. twisted rope holds double chain of sword. Handle of sword has two domed cabs, one in teal one in rose at end of rhinestones. Hilt has fleur de lis design with band of rhinestones and open amethyst oval stone. Closed measures 4" by 5/8". Two separate pin assemblies with safety catch. Marked Sterling. Price:SOLD
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