A very cool modernist brooch by Taxco Silversmith, Alfredo Villasana. Measures 2 1/8" by 1 1/2". Marked on the back Sterling, 925, Mexico, Taxco, Eagle #2, Villasana. In very good condition with some minor scratches to the black. Has a safety clasp.
A beautiful and unusual Sterling, Amethyst and Turquoise brooch. By Ricardo Salas, nephew of Matl, Matilde Poulat, who worked with his aunt until her death and continued to create wonderful pieces. Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 1/4" at the widest. Very good condition, some minor scratches to some of the stones. Pin may have been replaced. Safety clasp. Marked in script, Matl, Mexico, 925, MS-12.
A wonderful vintage modernist sterling brooch from well known Danish Silversmith, Niels Erik From. This brooch, made in Sterling Silver and accented with an amethyst, is 2 1/4" across and 1 3/4" high. Marked Sterling, Denmark, N. E. From, and 925S. Very nice condition. Has some minor scratching. Beautiful design.
A classic William Spratling Brooch from his first design period. Circa 1943, this twisted wire pin resembles an Aztec Mask. Marked with the incised Spratling Silver mark and the stylized 'WS' surrounded by Spratling Made in Mexico. In very nice condition. Has a safety clasp.
A Vintage Brooch made in Taxco, Mexico by well known Silversmith Artemio Navarrete. Navarrete helped William Spratling start his original workshop, Taller de Las Delicias in Taxco in 1931. Measures approximately 1 3/4" square. Marked Taxco, the Conjoined AV for Artemio Navarrete and 940 for the silver content ( better than sterling). Has safety catch. In very good condition, some light scratches. Nice heavy weight and quality. Solid, not hollow. Great classic design. Pre-eagle ~ P ...click for details
A vintage copper and enamel brooch in an Arts and Crafts design by John Leman. Great Celtic motif. Rich brown and gold enameling. Signed on the back John Leman. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest. Very nice condition. Safety clasp.
An unusual abstract bird brooch by Renoir. Marked 'Handmade by Renoir of California" which was used from 1952-54. Heavy copper. Measures approximately 2" across and 1 3/4" high. Working safety clasp. Good condition, has some minor scratches and some tarnish. Very cool design. Never seen this one before!
A very bold bracelet and brooch. Made of Sterling Silver and large carved green stone faces. Marked Doval Made in Mexico, 925 on the back of the brooch and partially marked on the bracelet. Bracelet measures approximately 6 3/4" around and the links are curved for comfortable wearing. Measures 1" at the widest. Brooch measures 2 3/8" across and 1 1/2" wide. Has a 'C' clasp which holds tightly. It includes an extra link if the bracelet needs to be made longer. ...click for details
An unusual vintage free form sterling silver brooch or pendant. Has large cabochon in the center, can't tell if it is onyx, or a dark red stone or art glass. Gold wash. Signed Beto Taxco Gro around 925 and Sterling Mexico around the initials EHD. Measures 2" across and 1 3/4" down. Has safety clasp and bale. Very good condition.
A cool modern brooch by Pentti Sarpaneva, Finnish sculptor and jeweler. Known for working in bronze, this is one of his rare sterling silver pieces. Solid and bold, it measures 2" long and 1" wide. Signed P. Sarpaneva, the mark for the Turun Hopea workshop, city code Turku, crown for Finland and the date code for 1972. Has the older style 'c' clasp. Wonderful condition.
A wonderful early brooch in 900 silver with a classic Matl ~ Matilde Poulat design. Very intricate repousee work. Interesting black and green stone. Marked 0.900, Made in Mexico. Has a 'C' clasp. Measures 2 1/8" across and 2" long. Pre 1948. No dings, dents or damage. Great design.
A vintage Mexican Sterling Silver and onyx brooch or pendant. This brooch or pendant is a carved onyx mask surrounded by a very modernist geometric sterling silver head dress and collar. Measures approximately 2 3/4" long and 2"across. Marked Mexico, 925, Sterling, and what looks like Eagle #3, Plata Artistica and something else that we can't make out. Safety clasp which holds tightly. Nice weight and quality. No chips or cracks to the mask. Very minor scratches to surface a ...click for details
An early matching Brooch and Ring by noted Taxco silversmith, Artemio Navarrete. Both are marked with the conjoined AN, Taxco and 980. Brooch measures 2 1/8" long and 3/4" across, ring looks to be between a size 5-6. Warm patina. Minor surface scratches. Pre eagle, pre 1948.
A classic Mexican Silver brooch by Los Castillo depicting a man walking with his hat pulled down and a basket on his back. Marked Los Castillo Taxco, Made in Mexico, Sterling, Eagle #15 and design number 428. Measures approximately 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" across. Safety clasp works fine. Warm patina. Wonderful condition.