VINTAGE CARVED IVORY BRACELET HAWAII Mings John Roberts

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

is a beautiful and rare hand carved Ivory Anthurium BRACELET. Lovely old tropical/floral design. Although unsigned, it is by John Roberts, and is defined by the curled ends and the type of sterling silver findings, which are John Robert's trademarks. The 5 flowers each measure aprox. 1-1/8" long by 5/8" wide. They are in excellent condition for their age. The ivory shows no signs of damage, no chips. On the back, in a few places, the glue/wedge has detached from the ivory (keeps the anthurium flowers set, floating on chains) so a couple flowers slide on the chain. To me, this is minor, and could be easily fixed by your jeweler, or leave it the way it is. It is up to you. I mention "Ming's" in the heading, because they are similar to Ming's ivory, and would be of interest to a Ming's Hawaiiana collector. (This bracelet is part of a 3 piece set. The necklace and earrings I am listing separately.)

A little about John Roberts... When he was alive, he lived in Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was a very sought after and talented carver/artist and did beautiful ivory (and wood) carving. His items are sought after and hard to find today. He signed some of his pieces, but most were not signed. The Honolulu Academy of Arts had some of his work on display many months ago.

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