1950's 970 silver, moonstone cross by Antonio Pineda, on 21" chain. Cross: 2 1/2" x 2"; both cross and chain are
hallmarked; excellent condition.
First Phase, ca. 1940's bar pin, set with triangular azur-malachite, pictured on p. 38 of Spratling Silver: A Field Guide
by Phyllis Goddard. 1"X2 3/4".
This is a pre-1948 Los Castillo amethyst cabachon necklace that is absolutely breathtaking. The piece is 16in. long and 7/8in. wide and weighing a hefty 84grams. Most of this design is extremely small and this is very comfortable size for most. Properly hallmarked for Los Castillo's design 817. Beautiful condition just, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
Here is a heavily adorned bracelet with six ornate links, each with a carved green stone face of a warrior. I believe the stones are Mexican jade. This lovely piece has beautifully-crafted, very florid and graceful scrolling pattern behind each bezel-set cabochon. It is simply marked, “sterling, Mexico”, which is typical of the earliest silver work done in Mexico during this period...
This is an early Los Castillo sterling silver necklace with matching earrings with curved leaf-links highlighted by oxidization, c. 1940s. It has nice heavy and solid construction and all pieces are in excellent condition. The necklace can be worn with the leaves facing up toward the neck or down facing away from the neck. Fully signed Los Castillo Taxco in a circle, Sterling Made in Mexico in a circle, design #238...
First Phase, ca. 1940's,heavy, amethyst pill box necklace, pictured on p. 37 of Spratling Silver: A Field Guide, by Phyllis M. Goddard. This rare piece is complete, with the original chain; it incorporates the rope motif, so often used during this period. 1 3/4"L x 1 1/4"W
1 1/4"H; Chain: 19"; excellent condition.
A pretty Mexican silver and green quartz bracelet and earring set. Bracelet measures 6 1/2" long without the clasp and 7/8" wide. Clasp snaps tightly. Marked Mexico Silver on the back. Earrings measure 7/8" wide and 5/8" across. Screw backs work fine. Marked Mexico Silver on the backs. Great to have the set. Very nice condition, new owner may choose to polish. Pre eagle.
A Mexican Silver bracelet with an Arts and Crafts motif. Looks like links of stylized roses. Measures 8 1/4" long and 3/4" wide. Has box closure which snaps tightly. Marked Silver Mexico on the clasp. Nice vintage condition. Warm patina. Great for a larger wrist. Pre 1948.
Los Castillo sterling silver and wood necklace
Necklace measures 14" when outstretched
Longest drop measures 1 7/8"
Marked sterling, Los Castillo, and T followed by illegible numerals [see pictured markings]
Very good vintage condition
Splendid Modernist bracelet by master Taxco silversmith Enrique Ledesma.
Bold Geometric design with seamless malachite inlay. As with all Ledesma pieces the stones are of extraordinary qualaity
Signed "Ledesma", also marked with Eagle 3 and design number 400
Very secure box clasp and safety chain.
Extraordinary vintage condition.
6-1/8" inner circumference
1-1/8" width and 1/2" depth.
Pre assay 1930's or 40's hand chased repousse donkey burro tested silver pin with MEXICO mark that any Democrat would be proud to wear. The cutest round face big headed punk haired donkey! So it has an overbite and no chin. Must have. Wt: 20 grams on postal scale and ~2 3/4" X 2 1/2". Looks like a Taxco silversmith who mastered skilled repousse techniques sat at his pitch bowl one day and said, "now how can I have fun today..."...
Gorgeous early Mexican silver necklace with four large amethyst cabochons.
Signed with unknown makers mark, also marked "Mexico Silver"
Excellent vintage condition.
15-1/2" long by 1-3/8" wide.
Amethyst are 5/8" in diameter.
Big silver and gold screwback hoop earrings by Erika Hult De Corral who signs her pieces "RIC". She apprenticed with Sigi Pineda and and her strong Modernist designs reflect his influence. These earrings measure 1 1/2" diameter and hang 2" long when on the ear. They are in fine original condition and are her early work , signed with the eagle mark, "RIC", Mexico. It is difficult to tell by the photos, but the coiled section near the bottom of the hoop is gold and adds a very nice accent...
A vintage sterling silver and amethyst brooch in a Fred Davis design. Marked Mexican Sterling with the Eagle #22 which was used for Sanborn's when Davis was the manager. Measures 1 1/8" across. Sterling is in great condition, new owner may choose to polish. Amethyst has natural occlusions, a very small chip near the edge of the bezel and a few very tiny rough spots. Has rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Circa 1948-78.
An unusual pair of sterling silver clip on earrings signed Old Cuzco, 925. Old Cuzco made jewelry in Peru and is equal to the quality of Graziella Laffi. Features a silver stylized bird overlay on hammered silver background. Clips hold tightly. Measure 1 5/8" tall and 1" across. Striking design and well made. Nice dark patina. Great condition.