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  Howl-A-Ween Special while The Uptown Shopping Center is hosting our annual Trick or Treat in The Uptown Shopping Center TODAY for all the ghosts and ghouls!

   20% off all kitchen items in between the witching hours of 3pm to 5pm!

   This is fun & safe for all! Join us as Black Cat Relics joins in the festivities in between 3-5pm. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!

 
 
Antique Primitive piece is from Pennsylvania and made originally by the Amish. It made its way West in the 1910's.

Cart - Wagon is sturdy and wheels turn easily. In beautiful antique, primitive condition. Perfect for every season!

Measurements:

Very top rail front to back is 33" and the very bottom measurement is 35" plus 5" extra in the front where the handle is held.

Handle length from top to bottom is 36" and the top of the handle is 10" wide.

Going across from side to side is 26".

Front wheel size is 13 1/2" in diameter and the back whhel is 15 and 5/8 in diameter with metal around the outer part of the wooden wheel.

This is just a cool, fun piece! You need to see this in person!tive Amish Goat Cart from Pennsylvania
 
 
  Extraordinary Art Nouveau going into the early Art Deco Era is this writhing Serpentine 750ct European white gold which is 18K diamond and blue sapphire ring. This unique and exceptional one of a kind original serpentine ring is fashioned with .12ct genuine blue sapphires for eyes that are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, flea bites, etc.

   On top of this exceptional serpentine in 5 diamonds in a round pattern and 5 diamonds on the tail totaling to a .03ct. Color is G-H near colorless and clarity with VS1-SI1 - very slight inclusions to slight inclusions which were typical and excellent for that Era. I'll take VS any day!

   She weighs 7.1 grams and is a wonderful size 6.25 at the head and at the bottom of the tail is an awesome ring size at 7.5. This serpentine looks like she can be stretched out, although I would recommend sending this exceptional find to your jeweler to resize.

   This ring is extremely rare to find and is extremely gorgeous! I fell in love, especially with the history as soon as I saw it! I walked away for a few hours thinking about it the whole time, I had to go back and get it. I wanted to ensure that this would be perfect for our historical significance in what we do to preserve this fine and beautiful jewelry at BlacK Cat Relics Antiques & Vintage Jewels. $2489.00

Below is a bit of history on this type of ring.

   As one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols, it’s no wonder serpents (snakes) remain as popular in jewelry as they did back in ancient Egyptian times. What makes this creature so intriguing to mankind is its dual expression of good and evil, fertility and rebirth, poison and medicine. Throughout time, different civilizations have interpreted the serpent’s symbolism in different ways: the Egyptians saw it represent royalty and deity; in Rabbinical tradition and Hinduisim, the snake represents sexual passion and desire; while the Romans interpreted the snake as a symbol of everlasting love. While Cleopatra may be the most notable historic figure to espouse the wearing of snake jewelry, Greek, Nordic, African, and Native Americans have all celebrated this intriguing reptile in gilded forms with varying meaning.

   The Victorian era incited the proliferation of snake jewelry after Prince Albert proposed to Queen Victoria with the very first engagement ring, which was in the image of a snake with an emerald-set head. For Victoria, the snake was an emblem of eternal love, making her betrothal ring the ultimate token of happily-ever-after. Peaking in the 1840s, the snake represented wisdom and eternity during this period and was a ubiquitous motif on rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces.

   Despite the slight dwindling in popularity in times after Victoria, the snake enjoyed a brief resurgence during the Art Nouveau period with the help of the renowned French jewelers Jules René Lalique and Georges Fouquet. This elaborate period emphasized heavily on the essence of nature, in which the snake played a prominent role. Marie-Odile Briot put it best: ”The serpent is an archaic underworld god, chased out of the Christian Paradise. Just like a gemstone, its plastic perfection makes it a striking sign of the sacred in nature. The snake is the living abstraction of the line which Art Nouveau would see as the underlying ‘biomorphic’ structure of form.

White Gold

   White gold was invented in the 19th century where it was alloyed with palladium. It became commercially available as of 1912 in Pforzheim, Germany and gained popularity in the mid-1920's as a low cost substitute for platinum. It is an alloy of gold with copper, zinc and nickel. In more recent times the nickel in this alloy has often been replaced by a platinum family metal due to allergic reactions. The different recipes produce different alloys which, naturally, have different characteristics in terms of ductility, malleability and hardness. These differing properties make different alloys suitable for different purposes.

   Several motifs and themes are common to Art Nouveau Jewelry. Natural motifs such as butterflies, dragonflies, poppies, orchids, birds, reptiles, orchids and irises were very popular. Snakes symbolized life, eternity and sexuality. Remarkable Art Nouveau bracelets, rings and pendants depicting writhing serpents were created by Rene Lalique and Georges Fouquet. Beautifully rendered bats, owls and vultures lure us into some eerily haunting Art Nouveau pendants. Peacocks were perfect for showcasing both the elaborate enamel techniques utilized during the period and the narcissism that often defined Art Nouveau jewelry. The dream-like quality of swans was also a favored subject for Art Nouveau brooches and pendants. There was a sense of mystery and fantasy which took on a surreal and mythical form. Grotesques and winged hybrids had a nightmarish quality that was counterbalanced by their overwhelming beauty.
 
 
  This is a very, very lovely signed "FELICE 18K PATD" .28ct. center diamond engagement ring. She has pure Art Deco geometric lines with 2 - .01 diamonds on each side of the center diamond. Beautiful chasing and milgraining around the center diamond and on the shoulders. Absolutely lovely!

   With this lovely 18k white gold diamond engagement ring she has the wonderful near colorless color of J and clarity of an SI of slight inclusions. All together she holds .32tdw and is a beauty! She is perfect at a ring size of 6.5! Can be resized. :0)

   Pictures just don't show off the Art Deco gem like they should! You need to see her in person to appreciate!
 
 
  Ok, so I found a new love! All I can say is WOW! The Art Deco era was quite an era for exquisite jewels and this beauty is a fine piece to show what craftsmanship really is.

   This art deco ring is absolutely stunning! It is a 14K white gold hand made filigree ring with a dragonfly going down each side of the shank. The gallery setting holds 2 large synthetic rubies that are in exceptional condition, each having 5 sides and set opposing one another, with a small ruby baguette between them. The stones are faceted beautifully and light shines through bringing breath taking color.

   This beauty has a maker's mark inside signed on the inside of the band with "14K" followed by the maker's mark for JR Wood & Son (a sideways letter W.) She is a wonderful ring size of 5.

   A fabulous specimen of Art Deco design and craftsmanship of a well-respected jeweler of that era. This is what exquisite is and you definitely need to see her in person as pictures just don't show her beauty like she deserves. This is a WOW FACTOR piece! If this gorgeous baby doesn't sell in a few weeks, I'm going to have to seriously consider this one for myself! There is a definite WOW and OMG with this baby!!!
 
 
   If you love copper, you'll love this beautiful pure 100% vintage copper bracelet made by Bell Trading Post. This is a nice substantial piece! This bracelet is made using bas-relief, a sculptural technique where the subject is raised above the background. It is 6 3/4" approximate wrist size.

   Copper is soft and easy to shape so this bracelet can be adjusted larger or smaller. She is 2" tall at middle to 1" at ends. This is a beautiful signed piece: COPPER and an image of a bell.

   The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1935 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. They sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the southwestern United States until the late 1980s.
Their main competitor was Maisel's Indian Trading Post.
The Bell company got its name from Jack's wife, whose maiden name was Bell.

   The types of jewelry sold by Bell Trading included sterling silver, nickel silver, gold, and copper. Over the years numerous hallmarks were used on items sold by Bell Trading. The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it.
 
 
  This is an NASA charm bracelet honoring the 1969 launch of Apollo 11. This is extremely historical! It is 7" long not including the clasp. It has 6 charms. An Astronaut, The moon with space capsule in orbit, Command/Service Modual, Lunar Lander, and Capsule towel, and re-entry capsule. Back of the moon is marked Apollo 11, 1969. There are no markings indicating the material it is made from. This is a cool piece, with great detail, representing a time in our history when space exploration was capturing the imagination of the whole country!

   Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18
 
 
  This is just very lovely! All pieces are from England with them all being porcelain. The tea pot is by Hammersley 1900-1933 Hammersley English Victorian-Art Deco Violet 3-5 Cup Tea Pot w/ Lid and is footed.

   It has 2 cups with original saucers by Adderley and are numbered and stamped along with sugar holder. The tea pot is stamped, although not numbered. All are gold rimmed and very lovely!

   The tea cups match although it is not a 100% matching set to the tea pot or sugar. They all match as far as beautiful violets and colors and are very, very close! All of these came from the same collector.

Absolutely beautiful shape in each! No nicks, cracks, chips, flea bites, etc. just the way you want them!
 
 
  Here is an astounding pure collectors dream of Delizza & Elster rare to find Metal filigree bead bracelet and earring set. Though the sets differ, they all have one thing in common. A beautifully made metal filigree ball bead they came in a variety of colors and finishes. These beads add a touch of elegance to these designs and they were first seen in the design books in 1959 to 1962 which is making it also coming up into the Juliana era.

  This set is from 1962. This is the classic Delizza & Elster 5 link bracelet that is absolutely gorgeous in every way in the beautiful fall colors. The earrings are extravagant and are made to match. These are book pieces and are just nothing but exceptional! No missing stones, no dead stones, every stone is clear and gorgeous!

  This is an extraordinary design that has everything going for it. The navette rhinestones and beads are with a great color combination. Each navette rhinestone has its own rhinestone halo which is extraordinary. The colors are with the amber, topaz, olivine and the orange. This is just something you're going to have to see to understand and truly appreciate!
 
 
   Very cute! Small light green cabinet with door and original handle. Has shelf inside and has floral motif on door and on top left corner. This was a milk cabinet that folks left on there front porch for the milk man to leave in. It's too cute to pass up! C'mon in and check it out!