The Lush Life Antiques, vintage costume jewelry, Mexican Silver


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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1950 item #630296 (stock #41530)
The Lush Life Antiques
$9000.00
This rare bracelet (circa 1950) was designed by renowned French artist, Line Vautrin. She introduced her first collection at the age of 21 and gained public acceptance after showing her designs at the Paris International Exposition of 1937. At that time, she was primarily known as a button maker, but she constantly experimented in new media. It wasn't long before she developed her trademark technique involving mirrors set on a resin background, which she termed "Talosel"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1135562 (stock #11407)
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$8,950.00
This stunning vintage necklace is fluid in both it's design and construction. It has 20 strands of 2mm heishi tubular coral beads that end in a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" 18k removable medallion. It is 34" in overall length and can be worn as a long necklace or doubled over for a fuller look. The clasp is hallmarked 18k with the makers mark and additional script writing. It has a total weight of of 159 grams and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1055570 (stock #138)
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$7,500.00
This chic necklace was made by the renowned jewelry house of Van Cleef and Arpels. It is 20 1/4" long and consists of 6 strands of 4MM tubular coral beads interspersed with tubular gold beads. It has a 1" long tubular closure that is hallmarked "VCA 4M 970.4" on one side and "14k" on the other. I suspect that this was made in collaboration with the Spanish firm, Puig Doria who made designs for Van Cleef in the 1970s. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1135551 (stock #11404)
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$4,500.00
This amazing pin was designed by the Taxco silver maestro, William Spratling. Based on traditional Mesomayan images, it is commonly termed the "Jaguar" pin. It is 4 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide and is hand crafted from repousse sterling silver. It has 6 amethyst cabochons on the border and the reverse has a secure pin closure with safety clutch. The pin has two early repairs at the tongue and shoulder, and one cabochon has a stable fracture. None of this takes away from the beauty of this pin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1980 item #1145294 (stock #RIC3)
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$3,500.00
This sensational necklace was designed by New York contemporary designer jeweler, Patricia Von Musulin. Her pieces are known for their sculptural quality and have been featured in the design collections of Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Geoffrey Beene. This necklace is truly a hard to find piece by Patricia and has been recently restrung and polished by her studio...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1225890 (stock #cet1)
The Lush Life Antiques
$2,500.00
This gorgeous necklace was made by the Italian design duo of Lyda Toppo and Bruno Coppola, better known as Coppola e Toppo. The necklace has a wearable length of 16" from end to end and is 3 1/2" at it's widest point. It is made from ombre red to black crystals in a complex woven collar design. It has the signature heart shaped brass hardware signed "Made in Italy by Coppola e Toppo." It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1303121 (stock #mh1)
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$2,500.00
This amazing, over the top, bib necklace is a late design by Miriam Haskell head designer, Robert Clark who worked for the costume jeweler from 1958 to 1968. It measures 18" long from end to end and drapes down a dramatic length of 8" in front. I spoke with another former head designer at Haskell, and was informed that these particular beads were sourced from the Routier Attelier in France. They are hand blown glass and made to resemble lavender jade...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1030867 (stock #50565)
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$2,500.00
This vintage Austrian necklace is by far one of the best pieces of costume I've owned. It is 17" long from end to end and is approximately 4" wide in front. It stands high on the neck when worn and is a little difficult to photo on a standard jewelry mount. It is made from brass with a Russian gilt finish, and the front is elaborately set with topaz rhinestones in oval, pear, and marquis shapes. It is in excellent condition and is signed "made in Austria" on an applied round tag.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1960 item #1135845 (stock #11412)
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$2,450.00
This stunning vintage pin measures 1 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide and is handcrafted from 18k white gold. It has 15 cultured pearl "grapes" varying in size from 4.5mm to 7.5mm and the leaves have 2 carat total weight of VS-2 grade diamonds. It can be worn as a pin and has a clever removable mechanism which allows it to attach to a strand of pearls or over a chain. It has no markings except for the number "762" and it has been assayed for 18k gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1302902 (stock #cet1)
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$1,950.00
This gorgeous necklace was made by the Italian design duo of Lyda Toppo and Bruno Coppola, better known as Coppola e Toppo. The necklace has a wearable length of 18" from end to end and is 2 1/2" at it's widest point. It is made from ombre blue crystals in a complex woven collar design. It has the signature heart shaped brass hardware on each end but does not bear the coppola signature. I believe that this was probably done private label for Emilio Pucci. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1073981 (stock #10806)
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$1,950.00
This wonderful vintage belt was designed by costume jewelry legend, Kenneth Jay Lane. It is 31 1/2" long x 3 1/2" wide and has a gold tone setting elaborately set with turquoise and coral cabochons. It is signed K.J.L. on the reverse and it is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1288297 (stock #ha1)
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$1,800.00
This unique design by Hector Aguilar was executed at his Taxco shop, Taller Borda. It has a wearable length of 6 1/4" with a 1" gap opening and is 1 3/4" long at it's widest point. It has bold X and O cutwork design across the front and flairs to a scrollwork design on the ends. It is in excellent condition and is hallmarked "Taller Borda 925 Sterling Mexico" on the inner cuff.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #834258 (stock #misc29)
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$800.00
This lovely bracelet is a classic design by master Mexican silversmith, Hector Aguilar. It is 7/8" wide, and has a wearable length of 6 1/2". It is made from heavyweight sterling silver (85.3 grams), and has an attached safety chain and pin closure. It is is fully hallmarked "940 Taxco" with the Hector Aguilar "HA" monogram, and eagle stamp number 9. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Pre 1960 item #758735 (stock #44156)
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$1,600.00
Pretty in pink! This stunning vintage Miriam Haskell parure is an outstanding example of the maker in a very hard to find color..pink! The necklace is 17" long with a 2 1/2" long x 1 3/4" center element, the bracelet is 7 1/2" long with a 1 1/2" diameter clasp, and the clip earrings are 1 1/4" in diameter. The set is made from pink glass beads and the bracelet/necklace have pink molded flower accents. The set has Russian gilt brass filigrees, and each piece is hallmarked "Miriam Haskell"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #653407 (stock #42310)
The Lush Life Antiques
$750.00
These amazing hair ornaments are by the master Taxco silversmith, Hubert Harmon. His whimsical and sometimes odd designs are highly sought after, and extremely hard to find. These ornaments came directly from the original estate, and were purchased at Harmon's Taxco taller in the early 1940's. The largest ornament is approximately 5 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide and is signed "Hubert Harmon Made in Mexico" on the reverse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1970 item #1145431 (stock #11514)
The Lush Life Antiques
$1,450.00
This stunning vintage necklace was made by the legendary costume jewelry company of Schreiner of New York. The necklace is 18" long from end to end and drapes down 2 3/4" in front. It has a rhodium plated setting and the front is intricately set with clear and emerald rhinestones. One of the round green stones is missing a single dog tooth prong in the setting, but overall, the necklace is in very good condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1940 item #1303125 (stock #bb1)
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This amazing bakelite bracelet is one of the nicest examples I've had in a long time. The apple juice bangle employs several techniques including reverse carving, pierce cutting, and reverse painting. It is 1 1/4" wide and has a 2 1/2" diameter opening. The translucent material has open sections with three repeated reverse carved floral panels with painted details. The bracelet is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. This really is one of the finest bangles I've had in 20 years!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1288286 (stock #fd1)
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$1,400.00
This unusual bracelet was designed by Taxco maestro, Fred Davis. It is handcrafted from sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish and has a sleek art deco design. It has a wearable length of 6 1/8" and is 1 3/4" wide across the 13 repousse panels. It is in very good condition and is hallmarked with the Fred Davis FD monogram.