An early silver brooch or pendant in the shape of a pinwheel or sun. Nice layered design. Measures 2 1/4" across and 2 1/4" down. Has a safety rollover clasp that holds tightly. Also has a bale so can be worn on a chain or neck ring. Unmarked but sterling or better. Looks hand made. We have not polished it. Probably Mexican and pre eagle.
This is a pre-1948 Rafael Melendez bracelet that is so deeply chased and designed so beautifully. It is 1 inch wide and can fit a large range of sizes. The weight is 43 grams of thick silver. It has a turquoise stone that is gorgeous and has changed into over time a warmer tone of blue green. This piece is collector quality and a real treasure.
Rare sterling silver and enamel necklace and bracelet "Jazz" set designed and signed (c.1950's)by Taxco, Mexico artist Margot Van Voorhies(1896-1985). Bracelet measures 7" long and 15/16" wide. Necklace measures 17" long with the center motif measuring 2 3/4" by 1 1/4". Both necklace and bracelet are signed MARGOT DE TAXCO, eagle 16, STERLING, MADE IN MEXICO, 5743. Beautiful vintage condition with no chips, cracks or enamel loss...
Early sterling silver and moonstone cuff links designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda(1919-2009). The face of each link measures 3/4" X 1/2". Hallmarks read SILVER BY TONO eagle 17. Links are in beautiful vintage condition. All 4 moonstones are original with no chips, nicks, or cracks. No dents, dings to silver...
This sculpted sterling cable bracelet is signed Hecho in Mexico, 925 and what appears to be T-S, 57 - which indicates that it was made in Taxco by an artist whose name began with S, he would have been the 57th silversmith with the name beginning with an S. If you look at the new David Yurman cuff bracelets you will think he has taken his inspiration from the early 20th century Mexican silver artisans...
This is a masterpiece hallmarked Elna who was a Taller that sold high quality,impeccably designed silver. It is a comfortable 7in. long and 1 5/8in. wide and weighs 62 grams heavy. The amethyst bars are rounded with no chips or cracks and have a measurement of .75in. x 1in. There are no dents to the silver. This is a showpiece on the arm and a real treasure.
A Vintage Modernist Sterling Silver bracelet from Taxco, Mexico. Darkened sterling silver with lighter sterling silver overlay. Measures about 7" around and 1 1/4" at the widest. Marked Taxco Sterling Mexico around the initials CP and eagle #3. In nice condition, warm patina, some minor scuffs and residual polish from a previous owner. Box clasp which snaps tightly. Safety chain. Looks great on.
A set of vintage sweater clips in sterling silver and niello depicting cowboys or gauchos. Measure 1 1/4" long and 3/4" across. Marked Sterling and Taxco Mexico 925 acround the initials HMP. Very nice condition, minor surface scratches. Could be used as is or converted to earrings or cuff links. Nice weight and well made. Pre Eagle.
I could not decide which brooch was the nicest so I bought them both! They are approximately the same size being 5.25in.x 2.5in. The bird with one turquoise is hallmarked Casa Prieto at 42 grams heavy and the 2 stone bird is Silver Mexico at 37 grams heavy both being pre-1948. Both have no dents or issues of any kind and they both have a deep patina that is outstanding. Both are collector quality.
An early Mexican silver large bracelet with intertwined bands ending in small spheres. Marked with the makers initials, Hecho en Mexico and something else that is not legible. Measures about 9" around but can easily be adjusted up or down due to its construction. Slightly out of round, has some tarnish. Looks handmade. Pre eagle.
A pair of inlaid screw back earrings by Los Castillo, in their Onix and Negro line. Measure 1" long and 5/8" across. Marked Onix, Negro, Made in Mexico Sterling, Hecho en Mexico Eagle #, and design #44. In nice condition, some minor scratches and a tiny split at the edge of the onyx,(you have to use a loupe to see it). Screw backs work fine. Great design!
For Auction: Vintage mini mantilla comb? Reminding one of Aguilar scroll work. A Taxco contemporary of Spratling or Castillo? Beautifully hand cut unmarked yet tested at least sterling, but could be higher due to its density.
3 x 1 /2"
1mm thick making this 16 or 18 guage sheet.
Unusual configuration: silver portion is @ 90 degree angle to the "hecho en Mexico" plastic 10 tine comb...
Delicate sterling silver with enamel necklace by Margot de Taxco. The design incorporates a Mayan motif which Margot often adapted to her jewelry. Necklace measures 15 1/2" long and 5/16" wide. Enamel is in excellent condition. Made circa 1950.
A vintage Taxco, Mexico sterling and crushed stone inlay necklace. Consists of 19 individual links. Has a hook closure. Measures 14 1/2" long and 7/8" wide. Marked with a partial strike that says Sterling, Taxco, 925 Mexico and some initials. In wonderful condition, warm patina and well made. Looks great on. Pre eagle.
A vintage modernist sterling silver and pearl ring. Consists of a sterling silver band with a pearl at each end and prongs that extend over the band. Approximately size 8 but is adjustable because the two ends overlap and are not attached. Signed Mexico 925, some initials and Eagle #3. Very cool design. Great condition.
A vintage modernist early Taxco silver brooch in a Pre Columbian design. Simply signed Taxco 980. Has a small turquoise cabochon in its mouth. Measures 2 1/8" across and 1 7/8" tall. Early 'C' clasp. Nice weight and patina. Pre eagle.
A vintage modernist Taxco 980 silver bracelet in a Hector Aguilar design. Depicted on page 37 in the book "Silver Masters of Mexico" by Penny Morrill. Measures 7" long and 7/8" across. Marked on the clasp Taxco 980 and a circle around the letter A. Hook closure. Nice weight and well made. Pre eagle.
Stunning vintage sterling silver and amethyst bracelet designed and signed (c.1950's) by modernist Taxco, Mexico artist Antonio Pineda(1919-2010). Bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches long and approx. 1/2 inch wide. Comprised of 6 carved 1 inch long bezel set amethyst rods joined by sterling hinged deco links. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks to the stones. No dents or dings to silver. Slide in clasp and safety chain work perfectly. Fully hallmarked as shown.