Unusual Japanese parquetry jewelry or valuables box from the Taisho-Early Showa Period (1912-1945) in wonderful original condition. Abstract geometric zelkova wood inlaid surfaces with inset panels of "cracked porcelain" mosaic designs on the doors. One replaced drawer pull.
Vintage Sigi Pineda sterling silver necklace made in Taxo Mexico circa 1950. The hinged collar design is comprised of abstract peapods. Strong tongue clasp at the back. The clasp is stamped with his hallmark circle with an eagle and #25, Sigi & Taxco in joined ovals, and Sterling Heche en Mexico. Will encircle a 15 inch neck. Weighs 57 grams. Sigi Pineda is one of the last of the great historic artisans of Taxco, Mexico, and perhaps one of the last historic artisans still producing jewelry and new designs in Taxco. Sigi Pineda started working with some of the great Taxco masters from early childhood. He opened his own shop in 1952 at the age of 23. Unlike his predecessors who offered traditional design, he began producing work that was 50s modern with an acute attention to detail both artistically and technically.He is responsible for influencing the Mexican-Modernism art movement, and creating a style so distinct that people identify his work immediately.
Vintage modern link bracelet in sterling silver mounted with semi precious stones. Each abstract wheel motif section is different. Beautifully crafted with plated gold highlights. Signed by the designer/maker. Measures 6 inches long.
Vice President (1969-1973) Spiro T. Agnew presentation box. This beautifully figured wood box was given to Vice President and Mrs. Agnew on March 25, 1969 by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore (Maryland). The engraved plaque on the lid is sterling silver made by Stieff Silver Company of Baltimore, MD. Excellent condition with working key. Velvet lining. One small strip of brass inlay is missing on the lower back bottom, but no scratches or repairs. Measures 3 x 10 x 13 inches.
Antique Chinese hand-hammered brass valuables box with hinged cover. Lined with camphor wood; mounted on amber glass bead shape feet; decorated with carved jade applique panels depicting foo dogs and a carved jade medallion top (the medallion having an old repair). China, circa 1880. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 3.75" D.