The symbol that captures the Halloween spirit is the jack-o’-lantern, or carved pumpkin. Some of the earliest jack-o’-lanterns were made in Germany of composition or pressed paper. This one is in great shape. There are plenty of collectors around the world for holiday and Halloween items.
This beautiful hand crafted 1940’s sterling turquoise Native American made Navajo Indian made 26” necklace. Most jewelry made was masterfully made and skills past down through generations. One of the most important forms of Navajo and Southwestern Native American jewelry, is the Squash Blossom Necklace. Most are made of a string of plain round silver beads, interspersed with more stylized “squash blossoms”, and feature a pendant, or “naja”, hung from the center of the strand. The squash blossom beads are copied from the buttons which held together the pants worn by the Spanish, and later, Mexican caballeros. These buttons represent – and are modeled after – pomegranates
These are wonderful 1930’s bakelite bracelets. Bakelite is probably the most collectible — and valuable — plastic in existence today. Bakelite was discovered in 1909 by a New York chemist, Belgian-born Dr. Leo Hendrik Baekeland, the son of a shoemaker. In the 1920s, production began on bakelite jewelry ; the colorful pieces were attractive and affordable to those affected by the Great Depression. They could be produced in various colors, but the most common were yellow, butterscotch, red, green and brown.
1800’s early 1900’s art nouveau bronzed box 6” X 9” X 2 ¼”. It is very detailed it is all hand crafted design of grapes on side and fine gemstones with great design, bronze lady in center. It is marked Empire Gold Art E.J.&B. Art Nouveau is considered a “total” art style, embracing architecture, and most period decorative arts including jewelry, furniture, and other textiles. Most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau (“new art”), but the style has many different names in other countries. Academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environments.
This is a wonderful 1920’s beaded ladies handbag. It’s elegance is what ladies looked for when going out making a statement. Has celluloid top case. The beads are glass. Beaded purses have been handmade and in style for well over 200+ years. The early 1800’s, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Eras brought forth some fascinating and exciting examples from Germany, France, Italy and Czechoslovakia. Today these works of art have become one of the hottest collectibles in the marketplace. Eexceptional workmanship make them prey for the lover of lost art forms. Not only are these handbags not being reproduced but there are very few dedicated people willing to take on their needed repairs and tedious restorations. Cherished by women and men alike, collectors recognize the humbling, time consuming efforts put into each and every handbag as well as their continuing increase in value, a sound indicator
This is a wonderful 1920’s bakelite ladies handbag. It’s elegance is what ladies looked for when going out making a statement. One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, handbags, pipe stems, firearms, and children’s toys. There is a large collectors market for items made of bakelite.