All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1340471 (stock #13532)
One Good Eye Silver
$800.00
Price for necklace and earrings
Classically elegant with just that tad of playfulness that makes a demi a pleasure to wear and to behold, this set of necklace and earrings by Margot de Taxco features luscious teardrop dangles and carefully wrought beading. Longer than most similar pieces from the period, the necklace is so comfortable and behaves perfectly when you have it on while the earrings can hold their own even if you decide they will be your only adornment for the evening...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340415 (stock #JJ2311)
A vintage sterling silver brooch by William Spratling from his first design period, (1931-46). This brooch features two swirled ribbons with a round copper disk at the end. Measures 3 1/2" long and 2 5/8" across. Marked with the conjoined 'WS' surrounded by Spratling Made in Mexico and 'Spratling Silver'. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. In fine condition with minor tarnish. Substantial piece. We have the matching earrings in another listing.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340339 (stock #13585)
An early Taxco maestro and one of Spratling's first silversmiths, Rafael Melendez worked in fine, 980 silver and his pre-1948 pieces are usually crafted out of heavy silver sheet with deeply chased details and a strong pre-Colombian feel to them. The bracelet at hand, decorated with a beautiful turquoise cabochon that has mellowed into a greenish blue over the years, has a pin closure to attest to its early age as well...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340170
Outstanding sterling silver belt buckle designed and signed in the 1940's by Taxco, Mexico designer William Spratling (1900-67). Weighing a hefty 41 grams the buckle measures 2" X 2" and will accommodate a 1 5/8" strap. Beautiful condition and patina. No dents or dings. Fully hallmarked on the reverse. This design is pictured in MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill & Carole Berk, MEXICAN JEWELRY by Pack & Davis & on p. 108 of SPRATLING SILVER by Cederwall & Riney.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340110 (stock #JJ2184)
A pair of Mexican Silver dangle earrings in a William Spratling classic design. Measure 1 1/2" long including the screw back and 1 1/4" across. Marked on the back of each screw back Mexico Silver. Screw backs hold securely. Have some tarnish and minor scratches. Great design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1340107 (stock #JJ2273)
A fun pair of sterling silver dangle earrings in the shape of fish with skeletons. Measure 2 3/8" long and 1" across. The earrings are mirror images of each other. Marked with the name of the artisan which is difficult to read but appears to begin with a 'P'. Also marked with Sterling, 925, Taxco, and Eagle #3. Screw backs hold securely. Lots of movement!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1340102 (stock #13521)
Impressive and quite generous in weight while at the same time not easy to find, the Carmen Beckmann necklace presented here is wrought in sterling and has flat-cut oval amethyst stones adorning its stylized foliate links. Based on design and construction, I tend to believe that this is an early example of Beckmann's work and it is exquisite. The necklace has a wearable length of 16 1/2" (once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 16 3/4") and its width is 1" (at its widest)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1340013
Iconic hand crafted sterling silver & shell dragonfly brooch designed & signed circa 1950's by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The silver, chocolate brown & warm yellow wings are 2 1/2" across. Beautiful condition. Pin and lock are tight and secure. Hallmarked William Spratling eagle # 30 on the reverse. This design is pictured in MEXICAN JEWELRY by Greta Pack & Mary Davis, MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill & Carol Berke and on Phyllis Goddards' spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340002 (stock #JB162)
A vintage sterling silver orchid brooch by Hector Aguilar. Signed with the conjoined HA, Taxco and 940 for better than sterling silver. Pre Eagle, (pre 1949). Measures 2 1/4" across and 1 7/8" high. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely. The brooch has some minor tarnish surface scratches. Classic Taxco design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1340001 (stock #13605)
A very rare design to come upon, the early Mexican Deco silver necklace I am presenting here brings to mind both Spratling's "caviar" as well as some of Fred Davis's creations in sterling and amethyst. Yet this is an anonymous beauty with a patina that seems to be very old, if not the piece's original. Each link consists of three rounded pyramids topped by perfect llttle cabs, meticulously and carefully put together by hand...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1339784 (stock #13594)
Though Etrscan style pieces are not uncommon within the field of vintage Mexican silver jewelry to find an Opera length necklace comprised of floret-studded sterling barrel beads, turquoise beads and lengths of hand-wrougth chain is quite rare so I am thrilled to be presenting this example here. The maestro who made it. listed albeit only by his initials, worked in Cuernavaca where many of the Mexican Etruscan pieces I have had in the past originated...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1339610 (stock #JJ2296)
A vintage sterling silver geometric ring by Antonio Pineda, Taxco. Measures 3/8" high and a size 6 1/2. Marked inside with the Antonio Crown, Hecho en Mexico, 970 and an Eagle #. Fine incised modernist design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1339284 (stock #13448)
A maestro whose work does not come up often yet whose jewelry can be exceptional in design and craftsmanship, Lico is listed but details of his life still elude us. I have had a few of his jewelry over the years and I can say that his repoussage is stunning and his creations boast eye-catching proportions...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1339155 (stock #13414)
Early Deco Mexican silver repousse bracelet, this piece is based on a Matilde Poulat design, made by one of the maestra's contemporaries who chose to remain anonymous. Highly textured serpent scale links - an allusion to Quetzalcoatl, the divine feathered serpent? - held together with invisible hinges and a gorgeous spotted agate cabochon combine to create a signature Mexico City bracelet. Measuring a wearable 7" long, it is 1 1/2" wide at center front and weighs 49.6 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1338884 (stock #13373a)
Exhibiting the superlative craftsmanship and attention to detail maestro Isidro Garcia Pina's jewelry is known and collected for, a vintage Maricela Mexican silver necklace whose floral links remind me of hibiscus blossoms. Pina is associated with Taxco naturalism and his rendition of flowers and foliage is en par with similar Scandinavian pieces. I love the fleshiness of the links, the way the petals curl and the deep chasing for the veins that makes them look almost true to life...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1338710 (stock #13577)
Vintage Marcel Boucher sterling silver brooch from the renowned designer's "Parisina" line that was made in Mexico for a brief period around WWII when jewelry manufacturing became difficult in Europe due to the lack of primary materials. In the shape of an ornately rendered bird of paradise, the brooch at hand is big yet not overwhelmingly so and it can be worn both with a blouse as well as on the lapel of your jacket or coat. It is 3 1/4" tall by just shy of 1" wide and weighs 12.5 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1338528 (stock #JB185)
A vintage Mexican Silver necklace with fifteen amethyst cabochons. Measures 17" long and 1" wide. Hook closure marked Mexico Silver. In fine condition, warm patina. Looks lovely on.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1338355 (stock #163007)
We have a very special William Spratling early casa belles and amethyst necklace. Properly hallmarked as shown and 18 in. long. It has a height of 1.25in. and displays a strong presence. This is a rare piece of old Mexican silver and it is very difficult to find one with the proper number of 3 casa belles in between the amethyst that conforms to William Spratlings standards of this design. These hand made casa belles are extremely difficult to reproduce...