Intricately handmade pendant or pin of sterling silver and crizacola (chrysocolla)
designed and signed circa 1940's by American & Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling. Pendant measures 3 3/4" across. Vintage sterling chain measures 21" long. The pendant weighs 75grams. Both the silver and stones are in excellent condition. Pin clasp is tight and secure. Fuly hallmarked on the reverse...
Offered is a pair of Taxco silver, mixed metal and enamel fish cuff links form the 1960s.
The cufflinks are hallmarked "Hecho en Mexico, RPG, 925", measure 1 1/2" long by 3/8" wide and are in excellent vintage condition.
Unsigned and astonishing on. Tested for sterling and then some. The S swirls are repousse and large at 1.75in. long. The total weight is 81 grams heavy. The silver feels buttery soft and it has a dark natural patina that defines how wonderful this old work of art is. All hand made and follows a Patania Sr. feel when on. Because it is unmarked I have to put into a category to list. I believe it is either Old Mexican or an old Southwestern necklace. Just fabulous, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
One of the best Matl crosses I have come to find. Matilde Poulat proper signature of Matilde when she was still designing. Weighs 30 grams heavy. This cross is 2.75in. across and 3 6/8th in. tall. A beautiful work and piece of art.
This ring is hard to find. It displays "Adam and Eve" in incised oxidation. It is a size 9.75. The "top," "face" measures 3/4" x 7/8". It is marked with the eagle / assay mark with 1 in the middle. It is also marked (some marks deeper than the others), 925, then ??, then, MEXICO. It is in excellent condition.
Sleek and modern sterling and turquoise biomorphic shaped cuff links by Modernist Ed Wiener. The stones are highlighted by being set in a background of oxidation. Suitable for a man or woman, these measure 7/8" by 5/8" and are in fine original condition. Signed as shown. Great mid-century cuff links.
Beautiful sterling cuff with traditional designs and fine line chisel work by Navajo silversmith Gibson Nez. Deceased on December 1,2007, he was a self taught silversmith who won the prestigious Smithsonian Medal of Honor, more than 700 blue ribbons, was featured in magazines and books and was a featured guest artist in many museums and galleries across the United States. This beautiful cuff measures 5 1/4" around in the inside plus an additional 1 1/4" opening...
A rare and unusual Hopi sterling bracelet handwrought by deceased famous Hopi silversmith Ralph Tawangyaouma, hallmarked "H" and his thundercloud hallmark with emanating streaks of lightening. An early pioneering silversmith, working since 1910, his work is distinctive for his use of heavy gauge silver and stamping both exemplified by this bracelet. Tawangyaouma died in 1972. This cuff measures 5 1/2" around in the inside plus an additional 1 1/4" opening and is 1 1/2" wide...
Beautiful silver overlay belt buckle by Hopi artist Bernard Dawahoya(1936-2010) with an elegant minimalist design. Known for his bold designs of traditional Hopi Indian imagery and symbolism, this belt buckle is in fine original condition and suitable for a man or woman. It measures 2 3/8" by 1 1/2". Signed with Dawahoya's snow cloud hallmark as shown. His work is highly sought after and collected.
This is a remarkable example of the art of niello. Niello is the term to describe the process where alloys such as copper, silver and lead sulfides are fused and then inlaid into incised metals form designs and patterns.
In this example the locket is decorated in a checkboard pattern on the front,back as well as the bail. What makes this unique, is the strap and garter motif, which is the oldest British order of Chivalry...
Big and bold silver overlay cuff with a precise pattern by Hopi silversmith Manuel Hoyungowa who learned from his famous uncle Preston Monongye and has been creating since the 1970's. Measuring 7" around in the inside plus a 1"opening, it is 1 3/4" wide and weighs a sturdy 125 grams. It is in fine original condition and hallmarked as shown. A stunning cuff.
Beautiful sterling cuff and earrings by Navajo Mike Carrol who began working as a benchsmith at the White Hogan Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona in the 1950's. This bracelet is a classic design that several of the noted White Hogan benchsmiths produced. The bracelet measures 5 1/2" around in the inside plus a 1" opening and is 7/8" wide. It weighs 46 grams. The earrings are screw backs and measure 3/4" diameter. All pieces are in fine original condition...
Great looking silver overlay sun face design cuff links by Hopi artist Bernard Dawahoya, 1936-2010. Known for his bold designs of traditional Hopi Indian imagery and symbolism, these cufflinks measure 1 1/4" by 1 1/4" and are in fine original condition. Signed with Dawahoya's snow cloud hallmark as shown. His work is highly sought after and collected. These are great and suitable for a man or woman.
A very sculptural and tactile sterling bracelet by Macefield. William Mason and Leonard Field were a collaborative effort of artist/jewelers from Winchester, MA. ( the North Shore ) who were most active in the late 40's and 50's. They signed their creations "Macefield". All of their pieces were hand made and one of a kind. This unique bracelet of overlapping planes measures 6" around in the inside plus a 1" opening. It is 1 1/2" wide in the front and tapers to 1" at the terminals...
A monumental, over the top exquisite sterling and azurite cuff bracelet by Frank Patania Sr.
The six saw tooth bezel set azurite stones are set on top of a row of silver scrolls alternating with large and small silver balls, the bracelet then finished in a frame of plain silver. It measures 6" around in the inside with an additional 1" opening. It is 2 3/8" wide and weighs a hefty 118 grams.
This bracelet is in fine original condition with no chips or cracks to the stones. Signed as shown...
Unmarked as is the case with many studio pieces from the 1950s-60s, a visually powerful hand-wrought silver mod bracelet. What is very impressive about this cuff is the different depths of field the eye has to rest on. Hand-hammered and heavily oxidized, it is adorned with applied biomorphic spheres and a raised rim all around its perimeter...
Made in the 1930s or early 1940s, a repousse sterling silver necklace from Mexico City in a design betraying a Spanish Colonial influence. Highly stylized florals of this type are a mainstay in the index of early Mexican Deco jewelry and this one in addition to its beautiful repousse is adorned with beading and chasing. The three amethyst cabochons centering the bigger links are rich in inclusions and color variations...
Antique Sterling Silver & Jade Screwback Earrings
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Stones: Jadeite Jade
Measurements: approx12mm (0.5 inches) long
Weight: 4.8 grams
Condition: Excellent pre-owned/vintage condition with minor patina
As with many pre-owned/vintage jewelry, there may be minor imperfections, so please refer to pictures for condition.
Item is sold AS IS.