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 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 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 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.
A wonderful sterling silver brooch by Mid Century Studio Jeweler, Jo Michels. Active in New York City in the 1940s-50s. Measures 2" across. Arts and Crafts design. Warm patina. Signed Jo Michels Sterling. Safety Catch. Great look.
A wonderful Salvador Vaca Teran design modernist bird brooch. May also be worn as a pendant. This Mexican silver brooch measures 1 7/8" tall and 1 1/2" wide. Design is pictured on page 132 of the book "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance." Marked with Eagle #3 and the initials ?MR which are surrounded by a circle that is impossible to read. Safety clasp. Nice weight and well made. Some very minor scratches. Great abstract design!
A Scandinavian Mid Century modernist signed brooch. Marked with the three crowns for Sweden, G K maker's mark, Town mark for Stockholm, S for Silver content, (830 or higher) and H9 for 1958. Maybe a stylized bird. Measures about 2 1/2" across and 1 1/2" tall. Safety clasp. Minor scratches. Nice weight. Looks handmade.
A classic Mexican silver brooch reminiscent of one of William Spratling's earlier designs. This large brooch is marked Silver Mexico on the back. Early 'C' clasp. The two green quartz flowers are in great condition with no chips or cracks. Measures almost 3" across and 2 1/2" tall. Pre 1948. Three dimensional 'flowerpot'. Wonderful design.