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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #636487
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$225.00
A fine pair of sterling silver sugar tongs in the classic “Kings” pattern. The design is very nicely worked and the tongs are generously sized. The inside of the tongs are fully hallmarked for London, 1837. They also bear the William IV duty mark. This mark, used in conjunction with the 1837 date mark, was used for only 22 days before being changed to the Victoria duty mark. The maker’s mark is that of either William Barber or William Barrett II.

Origin: England, 1837. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no monogram. Size: 6” long. Weight: 59.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1021527
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An outstanding 14K yellow gold dachshund angel pin by famed Beverly Hills jewelry designer, William Ruser. The dog, shown sitting up in a begging position, is beautifully detailed. His eyes are set with tiny rubies and he wears a halo of seed pearls. The dog-angel’s wings are made from natural freshwater pearls, as are the clouds on which he floats. The back is signed and is marked “14K”.

Ruser, the personal jeweler to Hollywood’s elite such as Loretta Young and Joan Crawford, created a number of pieces featuring dogs, but they are almost always poodles. Sometimes, the animals are shown as angels. These probably were created to order to memorialize favorite pets. Joan Crawford often wore a set of poodle pins. Ruser remained one of Beverly Hills’ most exclusive jewelers until the late 1960s when he sold his Rodeo Drive boutique to Van Cleef & Arpels.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-13/16” x 1-7/16”. Weight: 13.7 gr.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #987067
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$1495.00
A wonderful vintage charm or pendant depicting a cocker spaniel by Beverly Hills jeweler William Ruser. The deeply three-dimensional spaniel is beautifully detailed. The eyes are set with medium cornflower blue round sapphires. Ruser, the favorite jeweler of Joan Crawford and Loretta Young, was famous for his poodle jewelry, but pieces featuring other breeds is very uncommon. The back of the pendant/charm is signed “Ruser” and is marked “14K”.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent, a small ding on the bottom edge of the oval rim, sharp detailing on the dog. Size: 1-1/4” x 1-3/4” (excluding jump ring) x 1/2” deep. Weight: 19.9 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1069771
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A very nice 14K yellow gold 5mm cable twist bracelet with domed ends set with pearls and rubies from the “Cable Classics” collection by David Yurman. The 4.8mm pearls are beautifully accented with rows of channel-set round rubies. This design is one of the earlier pieces from the “Cable Classics” collection, and is no longer in production. The original retail price was $2,450. The open cuff is flexible and can be spread to fit nearly any wrist. The interior of the bangle is signed “D. Yurman 14K”.

Origin: America. Size: 5mm diameter. Weight: 15.7 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: ruby, .51 ct.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #1069775
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$1595.00
A lovely 14K yellow gold 5mm cable twist bracelet with a gem-set station from the “Renaissance” collection by David Yurman. The square station features a square step-cut rhodolite garnet flanked with cabochon emeralds at the top and bottom. This design is one of the earlier pieces from the Renaissance collection, and is no longer in production. The original retail price was $2,250. The open cuff is flexible and can be spread to fit nearly any size wrist. The interior of the bangle is signed “D. Yurman 14K”.

Origin: America. Size: 5mm diameter. Weight: 14.3 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: garnet, .79 ct; emerald, .26 ct.