This bracelet is a very early example of the work of Los Ballesteros. It is a lovely clamper-style bracelet with a charming motif of potted plants and flowers and sun symbols. It measures 3 inches at the longest part of the front, and the hinge measures 1 1/8 inches. It has an interior circumference of just over 7 inches. It is marked with Taxco Talleres de los Ballesteros, sterling, 925, Hecho en Mexico and the double BB. It is a pre-eagle example of this well-known taller. It is in very good condition, with a nice tight hinge and some minor scratches to be expected in a work of this age. There is some minor separation at the edges of one half of the bracelet and a small dent on the inside of one edge, which is not visible when worn - please see the photo. International buyers please contact me about shipping.
This is a stunning Margot de Taxco bracelet with a striking black and white geometric motif reminiscent of art deco design. The bracelet is comprised of five symmetrical segments, each with scrolling black and white confetti enamel. It is an elegant and versatile bracelet, easily moving from day to evening. Each segment measures 3/4 x 7/8 inches, and the bracelet has a wearable length of 6 1/2 inches. It is marked Margot de Taxco, design number 5752, and eagle assay mark 16. It is in excellent condition and I can find no scratches or damage to the enamel. International buyers please contact me about shipping.
This is an early Los Castillo necklace in a delicate Art Nouveau inspired pattern. It is comprised of 14 sterling segments of inspired whiplash curves. At the center of the necklace these segments mirror each other, suggesting an abstract butterfly motif. It certainly has the feeling of a Margot design. The necklace has a wearable length of 15 1/2 inches, and each segment measures 7/8 by 1 inch. It is marked twice with the round Los Castillo Mexico mark, design number 373 and the eagle assay mark - both marks are pictured. This is a very elegant and versatile piece with timeless appeal. International buyers please contact me about shipping.
This bracelet is gorgeous, a classic early Los Castillo design. It features five segments of silver and amethyst cabochons, which have the inclusions typical of Mexican stones. Each cabochon rests within a cartouche shaped bracket. It suggests both an Art Nouveau sensibility and 1940s glamour. The interior circumference is 6 1/2 inches. It is marked with the old linear Los Castillo mark, Taxco, Sterling and design number 407. International buyers please contact me about shipping.
An elegant and bold early Mexican bracelet with alternating panels of repousse silver flowers and large amethyst cabochons. It has a wearable length of 7 inches and each panel is 1 1/8 inch tall. It is marked with a conjoined EM, Mexico, and Silver. This piece is Pre-Eagle and dates to the late 1930s - early 1940s. It manages to be both delicate and bold simultaneously - a really elegant example of early Mexican silver jewelry.
A bold and striking bracelet by the Mexico City designer Elna. This bracelet is comprised of alternating links of large green agate cabochons and silver panels with three vertical domes. It has substantial weight, and a wearable length of 6 5/8 inches. It is an early Pre-Eagle piece dating to the 1930s. It is marked Elna in script (partial), Mexico, and Silver. It is in lovely condition, with very minor dents to two of the domes. A beautiful example of early Mexican silver!
Absolutely charming bracelet by Mexican jewelry designer Horacio de la Parra. The bracelet is comprised of eight silver frogs with green glass bellies. It has a wearable length of 6 3/4 inches, and is marked PARRA, Hecho en Mexico, and 800 for the silver content. This is a Pre-Eagle piece, dating to the 1940s.
Lovely and early William Spratling brooch in a Pre-Columbian design. The brooch measures 1.5 by 1.5 inches. It is marked with the early Spratling WS mark, Taxco, and 980 for the silver content. The brooch is pre-Eagle, and dates to Spratling's first design period, 1931-1946. It is has a beautiful soft patina - a lovely and wearable piece.
This is a beautiful Maciel bracelet, featuring both repousse and cutwork. It is marked Maciel, Made in Mexico and 925/1000, dating it to the late 1930s or early 1940s. This is a bold. large bracelet. It measures 2 inches across the longest part of the top, and has a diameter of 2 1/2 inches. It is in lovely condition, with only minor surface scratches.
This is a gorgeous carved and pierced bracelet by the Mexican silver artist known as AEM, or AE heart. It has a graceful, art nouveau inspired design of flowing, curving lines. It has a wearable length of 6 5/8 inches. The bracelet is marked AEM, Sterling, Mexico, and is in excellent condition, with minimal scratches. It is pre- eagle, probably dating to the early 1940s. Clasp closes securely.