A vintage modernist sterling silver link necklace from Taxco. Measures about 15 1/4" long and 1/2" wide. Has a box closure which snaps tightly. Marked Taxco Mexico 925 around the initials DLC (?) and also has an Eagle #3. Has a little tarnish. Nice weight and well made.
Classic early Deco Mexican silver repousse bracelet, its two hinged parts consisting of several rows of repousse semi-spheres dotted with bezel-set amethyst cabochons. This is an iconic design and it comes in several widths - the rarity in the example presented here is that in addition to the small stones, there is a series of three big amethysts applied on the vertical that dissects the front "wing" in two...
Striking sterling silver azur malachite or chrysocolla "North Star" necklace designed & signed circa 1949 by American and Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). The pendant measures 2 1/2" X 2 1/2". The elongated link chain measures 15" or 19 1/2" long as there is 4 1/2" extension included. Weight 66 grams, 2.3 oz. Beautiful condition. Fully hallmarked WS 925 eagle 30. This design is pictured on p. 63 of MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk...
These beautifully designed, Mexican earrings are signed CEL and date to pre 1948. With a height of 2in. tall they display a commanding presence. The weight is 18 grams. Collector quality.
The Matl double birds "looking back" earrings are one of the most endearing designs by Matilde Poulat. These are hallmarked with one of her earliest signatures. They measure 1 7/8th inches long including the dangles. The weight is 20 grams heavy. There is a warm natural patina to the silver. A superb treasure.
A great set of 13 Hector Aguilar buttons in 940 silver with copper centers. These are 1/2" buttons and the loops on back are intact. Currently having a very nice patina, I am leaving to the next owner the choice to keep or shine with a cloth. All buttons are hallmarked on the reverse as shown in the photo. Charming buttons.
A very charming set of 6 early Los Castillo sterling buttons. They measure 3/4" by 1/2" and are in fine original condition. The loop on back of each is intact and ready to be sewn on the garment or accessory of your choice. Each button is signed on the reverse for Los Castillo. Two of the buttons have different Los Castillo hallmarks than the other 4 but all 6 buttons are exactly the same in the front. I have shown photos of both hallmarks.
This rare geometric 970 sterling silver & moonstone bracelet was designed and signed circa 1950's by Taxco, Mexico modernist artist Antonio Pineda (1919-2009). Bracelet measures 5/8" wide and up to 7 wearable inches long. It weighs 71 grams, 2.5 oz. Ingenious in design, 10 bezel set moonstones appear to float between the 10 curved silver panels. The flawless opaque stones reflect shades of pale blue depending on the light. Bracelet is in exquisite condition with no issues...
A large modernist pendant by Taxco Silversmith, Alfredo Villasana in the shape of a stylized crab. Measures 2 5/8" across and 2 3/4" tall. Marked on the back Sterling, 925, Mexico, Taxco, Eagle #2 or 3, Villasana. In very good condition with some minor scratches and a little tarnish. May have had a repair to one leg that can be seen as an extra bit of silver from the back. Has a large bale so will accommodate a neck ring or chain. Very cool design.
A vintage sterling silver hair comb with four faceted oval purple prong set stones. Has two elongated combs that cross to hold it in place. Signed on the back EYF Sterling. Measures 3 3/8" tall and 3 1/4" at the widest. Has some minor scratches and a little tarnish. Great modernist design.
A beautiful Mexican pair of earrings made of sterling silver, Amethyst and Turquoise in a Matilde Poulat style. Amethyst stones are faceted and have some minor inclusions. One has a chip to the corner. Signed on the back Hecho en Mexico 925 around the initials JGD. Measure 1" across and 2" long. Screw backs hold tightly. Stones glisten in the light. Wonderfully made. Please see the matching brooch that came from the same estate. Pre Eagle.
A beautiful Mexican silver brooch made of sterling silver, Amethyst, Coral and Turquoise. Amethyst stones are faceted and are in very nice condition with some minor inclusions. Signed on the back Hecho en Mexico 925 around the initials JGD. Measures 2 3/4" across and 2 1/2" tall. Has a safety catch which holds fine. Stones glisten in the light. Wonderfully made. Please see the matching earrings that came from the same estate. Pre Eagle.
A vintage sterling silver brooch by Margot de Taxco, number 5458, depicting a face or mask. Measures 1 1/8" high and 1" across. Marked Made in Mexico Sterling, Margot de Taxco and 5458. Also marked with Eagle #16. Very nice condition, estate fresh.
A vintage sterling silver brooch by noted Taxco silversmith Pedro Castillo. An abstract modernist two layered design. Measures 1 3/4" across and 1 5/8" tall. Has a rollover clasp that holds securely. Marked with PC mark, surrounded by Taxco, Mexico, and 925. Well made and nice condition. Has some minor scuffs and a little tarnish. Pre eagle.
This necklace and bracelet set is a signed Dominguez with the Eagle 3. This signature is often found on Mexico City folkloric designs. The fit is almost 17 in. wearable with a 4in. diameter on the necklace and the bracelet is 7.5in. long. The links on the bracelet and necklace are the same size being 1.75in. tall. The presence is striking with turquoise mostly in a warmed green. Both pieces reflect quality with the weight of 57 grams for the bracelet and 135 grams for the necklace...
Most unusual wood and sterling buckle bracelet by silver master William Spratling.The body of the bracelet is interlocking wood links with a buckle of silver.Two holes in the buckle allow for it to fit a variety of wrist sizes. The length can be either 7 3/4" or 8 1/4". The wood links are 7/16" wide. It has Spratling's hallmark from the 1960's.
Beautifully designed and crafted sterling silver box. The top is a removable finger ring with a stone that is volcanic glass from Mount Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. The textured part of the silver continues the pattern of the stone. The entire shape of the box reflects the pyramids of Mexico.
The ring is size 7. The bezel is intentionally asymmetrical.
This piece is outstanding in both conception and execution.
Hector Aguilar 940 silver pin c. 1940 featured on page 108 of the book MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill. It measures 2 5/8" by 2 5/8" and is in fine original condition. Signed as shown. Delicate and beautiful.