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Seahorse bracelet, Carl Schon sterling silver c. 1940s

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I purchased two of these about five years ago in an antique mall. I didn't know the Schon name, but at $15 each I thought it was a good buy.

    What struck me then (and still does now) was the quality and beauty of the bracelets.

    "The firm was located at 109 Saratoga Street, Baltimore and later at 11 Saratoga. Carol Scon Inc. imported stones and jewelry from Europe in the 1920's and specialized in custon made items by the 1940's. Especially popular were Carl Schon seahorse jewelry items, made by silver or gold plating actual seahorse bodies. Often sent by the customer, the seahorses were made into earrings, bracelts and necklaces. The firm also made rings, brooches and bracelets on order typefying the customer's name or special interest, fraternity, branch of the service, hobby or profession." - The Maryland Historical Society (Carl Schon Papers)



    1. Esther110 Esther110, 8 years ago
      Beautiful! The seahorses are so relaistic!!!
    2. wolcott1 wolcott1, 8 years ago
      You're so lucky, what a great find! These are pricey.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Esther and wolcott.

      I didn't know anything about values when I purchased-- later research showed me they are pricey! $30 for the pair was a great bargain.

      My youngest daughter (HS Freshman) likes wearing hers. She gets a lot of compliments at school when she wears it.

    4. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Amber, wolcott, and thriftfan.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks Lisa and vintage.
    6. Peg , 8 years ago
      I have the same bracelet, ring and earrings. They were my grandmother's and a gift from my grandfather. Both lived in Sparrows Point, MD. I love my pieces and cherish them.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Peg, post your ring and earrings-- I'd like to see them!

    8. Peg , 8 years ago
      Scott, I have posted all three pieces under the same title.
    9. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks-- saw them all , they are great.
    10. my4gifts, 7 years ago
      Beautiful bracelet! I have 4 Carl Schon seahorse pins that I inherited from my Grandmother. Years ago she lived in Hanover , MD.
    11. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting my4gifts.

      Post your seahorse pins when you have the chance. A lot of us here on CW would like to see them.

    12. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Thanks for looking inky.

    13. my4gifts, 7 years ago
      Just posted them in Fine jewelry under pins and brooches. I only recently learned of who Carl Schon was. I have had the pins for years.
    14. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I just saw them-- they are great!

    15. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks pat!


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