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Vintage Mexican silver pin and earrings, signed

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1950   item# 1162293 (stock# 1143)

Vintage Mexican silver pin and earrings, signed
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

A classic leaf-and-drop form with swirling silver wire highlights, this set would make a dramatic statement with an outfit from any era. Pin is 2-5/8" by about 1-1/2", and the screw-back earrings are 1" by 1-1/4". The pieces are clearly marked: Maricela Tasco, Sterling, Hecho en Mexico. In perfect condition--the buyer may decide they should be shinier. Please see all photos for condition and marks.


Vintage 5-panel Mexican silver bracelet, signed

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950   item# 1161792 (stock# 1141)

Vintage 5-panel Mexican silver bracelet, signed
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


SOLD 

A dramatic panel-linked bracelet with wirework and silver drops, and beautiful black stones in plain bezels. The stones have a beautiful iridescent highlight that sets them apart from the usual flat black usually seen. Marked "GM Hecho en Mexico" this indicates Gustavo Martinez. The bracelet is 6-3/4 inches long, not including the clasps, and is in excellent condition. Unmarked for silver content. Please see all photos for details.


Floral Mexican Silver Pin with Turquoise

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1940   item# 1161784 (stock# 1138)

Floral Mexican Silver Pin with Turquoise
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

This floral pin has an Art Nouveau style that, along with its old-style hook closure and simple "Silver, Made in Mexico" mark, dates it to the first third of the 20th Century. The pin measures 2-3/4 inches by 1-5/8 inches, and is in excellent condition. Please see all photos for details.


Vintage 8-panel Mexican silver + abalone bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960   item# 1150352 (stock# 1136)

Vintage 8-panel Mexican silver + abalone bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$65 

Like the other similar piece we have listed, this vintage bracelet features colorful abalone inlays in silver. Here you can see that the panels of shell alternate with panels featuring double silver domes, bordered by twisted wire. 7-1/4" long, not including the clasp insert. Hallmarked (see closeup photo), circa 1950s.


Vintage Mexican silver 4-panel silver bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960   item# 1150349 (stock# 1135)

Vintage Mexican silver 4-panel silver bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

This bracelet has a substantial look but since the panels are hollow, it is lightweight and easy to wear. Simple and elegant, it features horizontal impressed bars and a central motif with wire and raindrops. Seven inches end to end, unmarked, circa 1950s.


Elegant hallmarked Mexican silver + abalone bracelet

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1950   item# 1150165 (stock# 1132)

Elegant hallmarked Mexican silver + abalone bracelet
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$65 

A beautiful vintage sterling silver bracelet with four hinged panels. Diamond-shaped abalone inlay in silver, with plentiful silver "raindrops" in between. Hallmarked (see closeup photo).


Old Taxco Hopi-style silver overlay pin/pendant

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1980   item# 1086905 (stock# 1127)

Old Taxco Hopi-style silver overlay pin/pendant
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$40 

This is a lightweight piece, which can be worn either as a pin or as a pendant. It has an abstract design, and its classic overlay technique resembles Hopi pieces but is clearly stamped “Sterling 925 Taxco” with the letters AH in the center. The pin has a nice patina and the buyer can choose how shiny to make the silver.


Very large (!) Navajo silver collar tips, 1970s

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1980   item# 1086903 (stock# 1125)

Very large (!) Navajo silver collar tips, 1970s
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$125 

Remember how big shirt collars were in the 1970s? Well these silver tips were right in style at the time. Each one measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches. Notched edges with hand-stamped borders, plus applied stamped rounds and small drops. Large loops on the backs let you sew or pin these tips to a shirt. Unmarked, probably coin silver.


Delicate Mexican silver and shell inlay pin/pendant

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1970   item# 1080964 (stock# 1119)

Delicate Mexican silver and shell inlay pin/pendant
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$35 

A lovely round pin/pendant combination with floral inlay design in mother of pearl, abalone, and silver. About 1-1/2 inches across. Lightweight and delicate, it is something different from the usual vintage look in Mexican jewelry. Stamped on the back Sterling and Alpaca; we are not sure if that is an artist's name or a manufacturer. Please see the photos!

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