Enrique Ledesma is known for his master stone work where he achieves a beautiful stone to silver fit and done by hand way before lasers were invented. The malachite stones are thick and without chips or cracks. The speckled and marbled swirls with color make these stones breathtaking and are like a treasure of none other. My photos have not done justice to these stones. It presents itself with 110 grams of silver and stone. There is a full 7in. wearable and a 2.5in. inner diameter...
Signed modernist neck collar in sterling silver by Sigi Pineda. Circa 1950s. Approx. 14".
Sterling silver cuff, stamped "925." 6.5" circumference.
Sterling silver cuff, stamped "925."
Cast sterling with turquoise. Slightly under 2" from foot tip to foot tip. 26 grams.
Signed by Gerardo Lopez, an accomplished early Taxco maestro whose repousse jewelry is steadily growing in popularity, a big, showy sterling brooch featuring a splendidly ornate bird of paradise. I could hardly exaggerate the attention to detail and flawless finishing in Lopez's work - here the oxidation and the patina developed over time accentuate the sculpturality of the design. Measuring a generous 3 1/4" tall by 2 5/8" wide the brooch weighs 22.7 grams...
Early Taxco Deco Los Castillo sterling silver and black onyx cuff bracelet, des. no 304 betrays the taller's strong connections with the country's rich cultural heritage and foreshadows their brilliant future in incorporating ancient motifs into their jewelry. Here the massive stone occupies center stage with oversized leaves flanking it and thick twist-rope accenting the bezel. Impressive in proportions and a fantastic example of less-is-more design...
Peter Fingesten modernist sterling silver brooch
1 1/2" x 1 11/16"
Weight - 16.28 grams
Marked on reverse
Very good condition
We are offering the William Spratling pill box necklace with double amethyst sides. The size of the box is 2in. x 1 3/4in. x 1 3/8th's in. With the weight being 136 grams the chain is thick to support this treasure and is 20in. long. It has a turtle back hook closure. The amethyst is a dark grape in color. You can see crystalline striations that occur naturally but none go all the way from the top to the bottom of the stone. There are no chips or cracks...
Here is a wonderful old Victorian pin with the ever-popular open bow design. It is pave set with 43 turquoise cabochons. See photo 2 for scale. It is made of silver and dates from circa 1870.
Generic Antonio design necklace in sterling silver and onyx.
Iconic signed William Spratling joined hands necklace with yin-yang symbol.
84 grams, 5" diameter.
In silver and azure malachite.
Signed sterling pin, 3.5" long, 54 grams.
Aguilar pin, circa 1940s.
Attractive, signed modernist pin by Antonio. 3.5" long, 27 grams.
Striking signed Antonio bracelet, circa 1950s, with alternating silver and amethyst panels. 6.5", 75 grams.
1930's hallmark. 160 grams, 9.5" long.
Approx. 6.25" bracelet in 5 sterling silver panels each set with a rectangular cut amethyst.
Several hallmarks, including Sterling, made in mexico, taxco, an eagle, and another which may be a makers mark.