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.
A sterling silver modernist brooch by noted Mid Century jeweler, Caroline Gleick Rosene. This brooch is made from three thick squared off sterling wires attached to a small triangular piece of sterling. Marked Sterling Rosene on the back. Measures 2 1/4" across and 7/8" at the widest. Rollover safety clasp holds securely. Great example of Mid Century studio jewelry.
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.
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!
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)...
Here is a beautiful ring which is unsigned, but very much in the style of Bernard Instone, one of the Arts & Crafts era jewelers. He made frequent use of leaves-as-prongs in his ring settings, and as was the way with the A&C movement, he didn’t use precious stones much, so he could keep prices down. This ring is made from sterling silver and set with a blue-green “Swiss lapis” (dyed quartz) which measures approximately 3/4” x 9/16”...
Antique Art Deco Carved Jade And Sterling Silver Bracelet
This is an antique Art Deco Hand Carved Jade and Sterling Silver Bracelet.
The bracelet is in great condition and measures 7.5 inches long by .25 inches thick/depth
Bracelet weighs 18.5 grams
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Seller Notes: “Great Condition”
Metal: Silver Material: Jade
Metal Purity: .925, Sterling
Country of Manufacture: Unkno...
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.
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.
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...
Beautiful set of handmade Navajo silver teaspoons with fine stamped designs on the handles and bowls of the spoons. They measure 8 7/16" long; excellent condition. Made circa 1930's.
Nicely handmade woven box of sterling silver. It measures 7/8" tall and 1 5/8" in diameter. The box is marked 925 for sterling and has additional numbers that I do not recognize. It has a good hinge and secure clasp. Excellent condition. Probably made circa 1960.
A sterling silver heavy chain necklace signed TANE in a modernist geometric pattern. TANE is known as 'The Tiffany of Mexico.' Measures 31" long. Hook closure holds securely. Marked TANE, sterling and MT-01 for the registration number. Has some tarnish but will let the new owner decide how much to polish. High quality piece.
An unusual pair of hand made sterling silver pierced earrings with silhouettes of running men. Each earring has a fresh water pearl at the end of the wire. Measure 1 7/8" including the fish hook and 7/8" across. Marked sterling on the backs. Nicely crafted. Fun design.
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...
A vintage sterling silver brooch by David Andersen. Marked on the back, 'Kopi Fra Folkemuseet David Andersen 925S'. Measures 1 3/4" across. Has a 'C' clasp which holds securely. In fine condition, solid heavy for size. Based on an historic design.
A sterling bird Southwest poison ring with turquoise eyes from the 1930s. This unusual and vividly depicted ring is in the form of a bird or owl's head; it has two turquoise cabochon eyes, one green and one blue. It measures 5/8 x 1/2", it is hand made and engraved and it has cutout shoulders. The top opens to reveal a poison compartment (in this case it has an instant relative's photo which can be removed). It is unsigned and it has native American symbology on the shank...
A pair of silver filigree and blue turquoise dangle tear drop earrings from the 1900 1920 era. These 2-1/8" long Edwardian earrings feature fine silver filigree work and natural turquoise cabochon stones and large robin's egg blue teardrop shaped drops. The bottom turquoise drop is substantial, so they make quite a statement. These large drop antique earrings have been converted from the original screw back to pierced mounts. The filigree work is fine and Asian in design...