This is a stunning rare amber color Weiss signed rhinestone jewelry set. Albert Weiss, a native New Yorker, started his company in 1942, on Fifth Avenue in N.Y., after having worked for Coro and Marvella Jewelry.
Mr. Weiss worked primarily in clear and colored rhinestones and was very well known for his creations of butterflies, bugs and flowers. Costume jewelry is collected and worn by millions of ladies around the world.
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
Original metal wood pipe axe tomahawk. It measures 17 ¾” and the axe is 7” with tip broken. When Europeans arrived in North America, they introduced the metal blade to the natives, which improved their lifestyle. It was easier for the Native Americans to hunt since these blades did not break as easily as stone. With the introduction of metal blades, the Native Americans created a tomahawk’s poll, which is the side opposite the blade, which consisted of a hammer, spike or a pipe. These became known as pipe tomahawks, which consisted of a bowl on the poll and a hollowed out shaft. These were created by European and American artisans for trade and diplomatic gifts for the tribes
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 fantastic piece is 1880’s French bronze frame, It is masterfully made and can be used on table top or wall. This period of French bronze and art was a Neoclassical period of Rodin was trying to escape from. Bronzing and art bronzes are some of my favorite pieces in the antique world.
This is an awesome find! Original Civil War Kepi Hat. The kepi was also popular with various state units and as privately-purchased headgear; e.g., it was standard issue in 1861 for New York infantry regiments
This is a 1950’s art pottery frog, it is so life like and these pieces symbolized luck and good fortune in the gardens in Japan. They are very desirable pieces and used all around the world.
Art Nouveau Period
1900 early sterling silver brown opal money clip. The art nouveau style is one of my favorite periods and designs next to art deco. The money clip is a fashion accessory for a male wearer. There is not much history to the money clip due to currency was mostly coin during the times, there is evidence dating back during China’s Han Dynasty in 118 BCE, original lightweight bank notes were made of leather.
SCALES OF TIME
Beautiful hand crafted forged brass French table scale 18th Century. The name scales derives from the pair of scales or dishes in which objects to be weighed and the weights / masses against which to weigh them are placed. The Oxford English Dictionary defines scales as “Apparatus for weighing. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E. in the Indus River valley (modern-day Pakistan)