Wonderful sterling silver and blue glass bracelet by Taxco designer Los Castillo. Measures 6 3/4" long x 1" wide. It is fully hallmarked and in very good condition.
Based on a classic design motif, this pinwheel-shaped pendant is small but hardly unassuming. It has a substantial feel and look, and the bale is roomy enough for a variety of chains. It is marked on the bale with the initials HOB in a diagonal, as well as Mexico and 925. Photos 3 and 4 show the pendant suspended from a sterling chain and a sterling neck ring. The pendant measures 5/8 inch across, and a little over 1/4 inch thick. Including the bail, it is 1 1/4 inches long...
A very cool Bolo Tie by Miguel Garcia Martinez who was the foremost silver designer for Rancho Allegre. Three dimensional- has a small ring dangling from the side. Signed Rancho Allegre, Miguel in script, Sterling, Taxco and the style # 1117. Measures 2" across and 1 5/8" high. Bolo measures 25" around. A little wear to the Niello by his mouth. Minor surface scratches. Great design!
A large, bold Mexican sterling silver brooch or pendant. Signed Hecho en Mexico, APA, 925, Sterling, Taxco and the design number 38. Would look great on a neck ring or a lapel. Measures 2 3/4" across. Has both a bale and a safety clasp. Very nice condition, some minor scratches. Has a small ding to one edge which you can only see from the back. Nice weight and well made. Great modern design.
A classic Mexican silver brooch reminiscent of one of William Spratling's earlier designs. This large brooch is marked Silver Mexico on the back. Early 'C' clasp. The two green quartz flowers are in great condition with no chips or cracks. Measures almost 3" across and 2 1/2" tall. Pre 1948. Three dimensional 'flowerpot'. Wonderful design.
A vintage Mexican Sterling Silver bracelet and matching screw back earrings. Bracelet has eight green stone cabochons. Beautiful repousse work. Measures 6 1/2" around and 5/8" wide. Earrings are 5/8" wide and 3/4" across. Bracelet and earrings are in great condition, no chips or dents that we can see. Earrings close tightly, but one back may need a repair, the screw part is loose. Would be great converted to posts. Hook closure on the bracelet...
This unusual and elegant brooch was made by one of the Mexican silver masters who worked for Estela Popowski and signed his pieces, “AE” inside a heart-shaped “M”. Popowski’s taller was in Mexico City, beginning about the early-mid 1950’s. This design has also been done by Ana Nunez Brilianti, "Victoria".
The design of this piece is a beautiful flower and leaves, with the leaves folded over part of the flower – a very striking design...
Here is a dramatic sterling silver Mexican pin that features a scowling carved stone or glass face. It is set within a bezel frame with twisted wire edges; half-beads of silver form stylized earrings and a headdress. There is a minor dent to a side bead and a slightly larger one at the top. The back is marked Silver/Mexico. There is a working rollover clasp. The pin measures 2 3/4 inches long by a little over 2 1/4 inches at its widest point.
A vintage Mexican silver brooch in a William Spratling design. Unmarked. Measures 1 1/4" long and 1" wide. Safety clasp. Some minor surface scratches. Great classic design.
A wonderful Salvador Vaca Teran design modernist bird brooch. May also be worn as a pendant. This Mexican silver brooch measures 1 7/8" tall and 1 1/2" wide. Design is pictured on page 132 of the book "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance." Marked with Eagle #3 and the initials ?MR which are surrounded by a circle that is impossible to read. Safety clasp. Nice weight and well made. Some very minor scratches. Great abstract design!
This distinctly elegant brooch was made by one of the Mexican silver masters, Serafin Moctezuma. He was known as a very skilled artist as seen in the impeccable execution of this brooch. This exquisite piece is a lyrical shape of leaves and a bezel-set amethyst stone. It very 3-dimensional because the leaves and stems undulate and swirl on several planes. The leaves are incised at the bottom of the brooch and pierced or cut out on the top leaf, lending interest and contrast to the design...
While not one of Margot’s more compelling enamel designs, this sterling silver pin has grace and movement. It has a stylized naturalistic design with curling stems and beading at the ends of a five-strand sheaf. It has a secure rollover clasp and bears the Margot de Taxco mark on the back as well as the eagle 16 for Mexican silver. The pin measures a little over 3 inches long by 1 1/2 inches at its widest point. Weight: 17.3 grams
Sculptural and eye catching this sterling silver cuff was designed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda in the 1950's. The bracelet measures 1 1/4"wide and 5 1/4" around the inside from tip to tip. The gap opening is 1 1/8". This piece would most comfortably fit up to a 6 inch wrist. Beautiful vintage patina and condition. Fully hallmarked with Antonio crown, 970, eagle 17.
This vintage Mexican necklace is appropriately marked and signed for Los Castillo and with eagle mark. This piece is a statement and not for the faint of heart at 111 grams. The oval drop measures 2.5in x 1 7/8in. It safely fits a 16 in. neck size. Beautiful condition and the stone is a thriller with streaks of Amethyst lines running thru the almost clear quartz. All natural inclusions on the inside of stone...
A classic Fred Davis design. Marked Mexico Silver. Measures 2 7/8" tall and 2" across. Nice weight and well made. Minor surface scratches. Pre eagle, pre 1948.
A classic Mexican Silver brooch by Los Castillo depicting a man walking with his hat pulled down and a basket on his back. Marked Los Castillo Taxco, Made in Mexico, Sterling, Eagle #15 and design number 428. Measures approximately 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" across. Safety clasp works fine. Warm patina. Wonderful condition.
This impressive handmade pin is distinguished not only by its size but its graceful stylized leaves that are overlaid on a layer of the same shape. An oval green agate cabochon is bezel-mounted in the center with a rope border. There is a roughness to the work, and it is unmarked; it is probably Mexican. The metal tests as silver, but not sterling. There is a very secure rollover clasp on the back, original to the pin. It measures 3 1/8 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Gross weight: 29 grams
An early matching Brooch and Ring by noted Taxco silversmith, Artemio Navarrete. Both are marked with the conjoined AN, Taxco and 980. Brooch measures 2 1/8" long and 3/4" across, ring looks to be between a size 5-6. Warm patina. Minor surface scratches. Pre eagle, pre 1948.