This is a beautiful circa 1950 Taxco hinged cuff bracelet with a detailed repousse thistle blossom motif. It is stamped by the maker MS, well known for high quality repousse work. The detail on this bracelet is beautiful. It is also stamped Taxco, Mexico, Sterling and 940 with an eagle assay mark. This is a bold piece, measuring 4 inches at the widest point in the front, and 1 1/4 inches at the hinge, which is tight and springy. The interior circumference is 7 inches. It is in very good condition, with minimal surface scratches and a few minor bumps along the edges and on the larger thistles - please see pictures and ask any questions. International buyers please contact me for shipping.
A lovely, dramatic and wearable pair of sterling silver earrings in a stylized flowers and dots motif, made by Margot de Taxco around 1950. These earrings are clearly marked Margot de Taxco, pattern number 5256, and Margot's eagle 16, and appear on page 82 of Penny Morrill's recent book on Margot. They have a lovely soft patina and are in excellent condition, with only minor surface scratches consistent with their age. They measure 1 x 3/4 inches and the screw back fittings are in perfect working condition. International buyers please contact me for shipping.
A lovely and very early sterling brooch by Taxco maestro Rafael Melendez, who worked with William Spratling prior to opening his own workshop in 1939. The brooch features a striking pre-Columbian parrot motif and is made of 980 sterling silver. It measures 2.25 inches high and 2 inches at its widest point, and is marked with the conjoined RM mark and the 980 stamp. This pin is in excellent condition, with a warm patina emphasizing its form and minor surface scratches consistent with a piece of this age. It has an old style C clasp that works perfectly. International buyers please contact for shipping information.
Sleek, sculptural signed Uni D-A sterling and amethyst ring by Uni Andersen, daughter and atelier partner with her father David Anderson. Very good vintage condition, size 8 but some adjustment possible.
Deco sterling KJ bracelet with cartouches showing dragons and Buddha figures. Beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Length is 7 3/4", width is 1/2". Condition is excellent with age appropriate patina. Very refined.
Retro 18K designer fashion ring. Stones include 1.1 carat diamond, pear shaped peridot and 5 small sapphires. Diamond is I2, I-J color, good polish and symmetry. Weight of gold is estimated at 6.9 cwt. Has been appraised for $5000.00 for insurance by a GIA certified appraiser. All hand wrought and signed DC(?). Size is 8 - 8.5. A glamorous retro ring that is pictured in the 1959 Walker Art Center Design Quarterly devoted to modernist jewelry.
Peerless Georg Jensen design, this is the largest size of the #100 pin, enhanced with coral.Height is 1 3/4", width is 1 3/8", condition is excellent with a wonderful patina. Exquisite, timeless Danish design.
Richly detailed Kerr gold washed sterling watch pin. This is the deluxe model with the pendant rococco bar for the watch. The meticulous construction is hollow, the gilding barely patinated. Bears clear markings of Kerr's fasces trademark. Fully articulated, width is 2", length is 2 1/2". A treasure for the advanced collector. This would make a wonderful lapel pin.