When Ilon Specht worked in advertising in NYC, she authored major ad campaigns, including "Because I’m Worth It" for L’Oréal. Over the years, to mitigate the stress of her high-powered job, she collected antiques for her residences. When she couldn’t decorate as fast as she could hunt and gather, she founded Hacienda, an Ojai, CA, antiques shop dedicated to the diversity of beauty, run by Martin Sierra and filled by Ilon. With this sale, she brings her collector’s eye to vintage jewelry and accessories, as gorgeous displayed on your dresser as on you.
Antique sterling silver pendant comprised of hollow elongated
belly bead with moving dangle beads from Rajasthan, India. The pendant hangs on a contemporary 17"L sterling silver rope link chain. Chain is marked. Pendant is not hallmarked, but tested. Patina commensurate ...
Goldtone and silvertone textured leaves necklace with spring
ring clasp. Marked "Napier." Center leaf, 2.25"L. An identical necklace is shown on page 508 of Melinda L. Lewis & Henry Swen's book "The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry." ...
Tibetan sterling silver coin chatelaine on a chain
with turquoise stones, circa 1940. The long "charms" are in the form of utensils, household items, and possibly weapons. Fringe design with charm, 4"L; coin part, 2"L; overall, 6"L. Width varies. Necklace, ...