Slick in the most mod way, a vintage sterling silver hinged bracelet by Enrique Ledesma adorned with a prong-set simulated alexandrite (otherwise known as color-changing sapphire or corundum). I am always attracted to Ledesma's sweeping lines and the stylization of the motifs he uses (this specific design is often likened to a fish, for example). The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7" (clasped) and its width varies between 1 5/16" at center front and 7/16" at its narrowest, in the back...
A beautiful Mexican silver cross pendant made of Sterling Silver, Amethyst and Coral and Turquoise Beads by Ricardo Salas, the nephew of Matilde Poulat, Matl. Signed Matl, M. Regis, 14-2093, Mexico 925, MS-12. Amethyst stone is faceted and all stones are intact. Amethyst has some very tiny scratches. Bottom section swings on two links. Measures 1 1/4" across and 1 7/8" tall. Wonderfully made.
Los Ballesteros beads are not often seen and these are exceptional. The half inch wide beads are quite heavy at 50 grams and 8in. long. The fit is more like a 7 inch bracelet. Each bead is 1 in. long. Properly hallmarked as shown and with eagle. If you collect beads, you will love these.
The Hector Aguilar largest fertility necklace is most rare and this one is an excellent example in beautiful condition. You can see from the underside that it is constructed of hinges just like the smaller counterpart fertility necklace that I also have on my site listed. It is built on an angle and has a 16in. wearable length. The weight is 110 grams with the drop (consisting of the center 3 links) being 1 6/16th's inches tall and 4.25in. across...
Margot de Taxco, Margot van Voorhies Carr shows off sheer genius in this 5127 design. Rare and 1.25in. wide make you stop and take a longer look. Heavy at approximately 70 grams of repousse swirls and beads which make an abstract image of swans swimming. Anything that looks like a dent is reflection or a spot of tarnish. This is an incredibly clean bracelet.
This is one of the most exceptional pieces we have ever offered.A tremendous belt buckle in a Southwestern style but clearly made in Mexico. Similar buckles in silver and copper are etched but this one is repousse an in the clear style of the Mexico City silver tradition. It is the ultimate silver buckle. The backing of the silver is copper. It would require a fine leather belt. This magnificent piece has no marks ant it is 5" by 4" COLLECTOR QUALITY
One of the best maestros that worked in the style closely associate with Matilde Poulat, A. Tobias is truly masterful in his repousse. The brooch at hand, a big oval-shaped piece, features a floral motif in proud relief against a stippled and hand-chased background. Very reminiscent of Maciel pieces, the brooch is open-backed yet because it's made of thicker gauge silver sheet, very stable and impressive...
The second Margot de Taxco zodiac charm bracelet currently in my inventory (please see listing no 1223198 for a Virgo example), this piece is the ideal gift for that Aries in your life. Here too the sculpturality and heft of Margot's astrological charms is evident and the patina just what you want to see on jewelry that has been well loved and cared for. The chain is proportionately perfect for the charm and enhances the bracelet's weight and substance...
Vintage ENRIQUE LEDESMA sterling and green malachite necklace. After working for William Spratling, Los Castillo and later Hector Aguilar, Ledesma opened his own shop about 1950. He is recognized for fine silver and lapidary work. This necklace shows off both skills.
Necklace measures 14 1/2" long x 1 1/4" at the widest link
Marked LEDESMA, MEXICO, TAXCO, 925, Eagle 3 mark, 282
Gorgeous pair of Spratling earrings. These earrings are repousse and have screw backs. 1.5" long and 0.75" wide. COLLECTOR QUALITY
Absolutely gorgeous pair of fine early 20th C Mexican silver earrings with natural Mexican amethysts. These earrings have the shape of snails with wide purple eyes. The earrings are a true example of the finest repoussage work done in Mexico circa 1940. The earrings have screw backs and are in fine vintage condition. No damages or repairs. 1.5" long and 1" wide. COLLECTOR QUALITY
Cut out overlay bird pin - oxidized background. Very nice stylized design.
1 3/4" diameter
Marked STERLING, TAXCO, 66, ARA signature, 925
Great pair of repousse earrings from Mid Century Taxco. Signed by LICO. He made fabulous bracelets and earrings with great modernist designs. This pair has been professionally converted to post. A great pair. 0.75" long and 0.5" wide.
This fabulous necklace has a great ethnographic look and was assembled with large beads of natural coral and antique silver coins. Some of the coins are from post Independence Mexico dated in the 1800s. Many are older Spanish Colonial. The small colonial coins are 1 Real and the central coin is an 8 Real going from 1800. The coins all have wear and are authentic coigns used by Mexican indigenous groups to make necklaces such as these...
WOW!!! What ISN"T amazing about this Cleopatra Style collar? It has a wonderful statement to it,sitting right where the eye is drawn to,laying beautifully at the bottom of the neck.For the woman who loves a comfortable feel to her necklaces,wants statement without her neck hurting.This piece has multiple patterns of chain within the design.It weighs a comfortable 4.50 oz. (128 gr) and is 1 1/4 in.tall..Being hard to measure,it ia approx...