This is a beautiful and very early necklace made in Taxco. It features the cornflower motif used by many of the Mexican artists. Each of the flowers is made by hand, using green glass for the stamen of each flower. The quality of this necklace is extremely high, though it is signed simply Taxco, Sterling and 925. It probably dates to the 1930s. It has the old style hook closure, and has a wearable length of 20 1/2 inches, and is in excellent condition for a necklace of this age.
This is a lovely bracelet by Bernice Goodspeed, bearing one of the four variations of Goodspeed's mark as documented in Bille Hougart's Little Book of Mexican Silver Marks. The bracelet features both repousse and cutwork techniques, and is in extremely good condition. It measures 7 inches by 1 inch.
This is a striking sterling silver bracelet by Bayanihan. It is composed of chevron-like links that give an almost braided appearance. The bracelet has a wearable length of 7 inches. This bracelet dates to the 1970s and is in lovely vintage condition. It is marked as shown. International buyers please contact me about shipping rates.
This is a beautiful, early Mexican silver bracelet by Jose Anton, a designer who worked in Taxco. It is pre-eagle, dating probably to the late 1930s. The bracelet is comprised of seven segments, each measuring 3/4 by 1 inch, with a total wearable length of 7 1/2 inches. The entwined knotwork motif is similar to those found on the work of many other Mexican designers, including Spratling and Hector Aguilar. This example is enlivened by the addition of small dots running through the central channel of each of the knots. It is in lovely condition, with a beautiful, soft patina and the small surface scratches typical of pieces of this age. International buyers, please contact me for shipping information.
This is a lovely and rare Victoria necklace, likely dating to the 1950s. It features 12 segments done in an architectural, Moorish-style strapwork motif. Each segment measures 1 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches; the total wearable length is a comfortable 15 inches. The necklace is marked Victoria Taxco, Sterling, 71 (for the design number), and Eagle 12. It has a lovely soft patina, and is very comfortable against the neck. This is a necklace that can go from casual to formal, traditional to very modern - it is elegant and versatile. International buyers please ask about shipping rates.
This is a striking brooch by American modernist jewelry designer Ronald Hayes Pearson. It is an abstracted leaf design, with dramatic oxidization along the vertical edges of the pin. It measures 1 1/2 inches by 2 1/16 inches and is in great condition, with surface scratches typical for its age. It dates to the mid 1960s and is marked Pearson Sterling. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
This is a very striking and bold sterling silver and turquoise ring by noted jewelry designer Erika Hult de Corral, known as Ric. It is a substantial ring, measuring 1 inch across the top at its widest point. This ring is size 11, and marked Ric (in script), Mex 925, and TR-26, and dates probably to the late 1970s. It is in lovely condition, with a nice patina and minimal surface scratches.
This is a beautiful early Los Castillo pin or brooch, bearing the old linear mark that indicates it was made around 1942 - 1948. It is a solid, substantial piece, measuring 2 1/2 by 2 inches. The design, an elegant, abstracted vegetal form, strongly suggests the influence of Margot, who was designing for Los Castillo at this time. It is marked Los Castollo, Taxco, Sterling, Made in Mexico and 595, indicating the design number. The closure is smooth and fastens securely. The pin has a lovely patina, with minor scratches appropriate to its age. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
This is a graceful and highly wearable pre Eagle Mexican cutwork bracelet by H. Santana, dating probably to the late 1930s. The workmanship on the bracelet is exceptional, and examples of old Mexican cutwork of this quality are getting increasingly scarce. The bracelet is comprised of seven hinged panels with a wearable length of 6 1/2 inches. The panels are 1 1/2 long, and the bracelet has an old pin closure, which works perfectly. It has a lovely soft patina, and is in excellent condition, with minor surface scratches appropriate to its age. It is marked H. Santana, Sterling, and Silver Mexico. International customers please contact me for shipping information.
This is a classic circa 1950 Victoria necklace in her shadowbox design that suggests to many an angel with outspread wings. It has a wearable length of 15 1/4 inches. Each segment measures 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch. It is marked Victoria Taxco, Mexico, Sterling, her design number 53 and the eagle assay mark. It is in lovely condition, with a soft, warm patina and the minimal surface scratches one expects from a piece of this age. International buyers please contact me for shipping.