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
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 an original 1840 signed BB print hand painted snow 11 ½” x 8 ½” art of White House. There is also faded signature on bottom left side of this piece. It has old wood frame. It is a delightful historical piece. This was done on cold winter day and months after, on April 14, 1840, as the House considered the appropriation of $3,665 for landscaping the grounds and repairing the White House furniture changed.
This is a wonderful vintage Asian large 10” bronze cloisonné vase. It is very detailed and super quality made In the cloisonné technique, thin strips of metal are bent and curved to follow the outline of a decorative pattern; they are then attached, usually soldered, to the surface of the metal object, forming miniature walls that meet and create little cells between them. Into these cells, the powdered enamel is laid and fused. After it has cooled, the surface can be polished to remove imperfections and to add to the brilliance. The cloisonné technique is particularly suited to objects made of gold, such as jewelryMany cloisonné body ornaments have been found in tombs dating B.C. Today, international museums are displaying examples of Byzantine, Celtic, Persian, Egyptian, Slav, Greek, Islamic and Russian cloisonné pieces, from the B.C. and A.D. periods.
Estate custom made large solid 750 18kt gold ring, has 12 fine diamonds , weighs 9.2 grams and sz 8.5 ring. It is 1/2″ wide. There are designer hallmarks inside ring. 18-karat gold is 18 parts gold to 6 parts alloys, or 75 percent gold. The 750 marking is a European marking for 18k.
1900 Victorian 10kt gold ruby ring with original celluloid box. Victorian era jewelry was elegant and romancing with lots of emotion. The elegance of royalty was the design of emulation of the Queens and wealthy. There was very fine jewelry and mid-level costume. All was hand crafted and was art form at its best.
Early National Cash Register. It weighs over 200+ pounds. It is a work of art works great! A unique fact NCR was founded in 1884 and acquired by AT&T in 1991. NCR is one of the first modern American companies, introducing new an aggressive sales methods of business techniques. They established the first sales training school in 1893, and introduced a comprehensive social welfare program for his factory workers. over 100 years later look where we have grown into almost very little money exchange.
A wonderful early 1900 Victorian hand carved cameo pin with 14kt gold setting and small diamond chip. It is very detailed and quality piece. History of the cameo: Cameos are works of miniature sculptured art in shell, stone, glass and other materials. Their original purpose is lost in history, with the original intent of individual pieces known only to the craftsmen who carved them. What is known is that of the countless ancient examples of the sculptor’s and carver’s craft, none offers such a unique window through which to view the cultural past. emperors have commissioned them, kings have acquired them, and at least since the fourth century B.C. collectors have cherished them. Cameos reveal the manners, customs, philosophies, historic events, and social occasions that have marked our past. The ancient cameos, like fine art and sculpture, were intended as statements. Only in the last few hundred years has the significance eroded as cameos began to depict endless profiles—of vapid females