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.
Richly decorated Webb "Moroccan" enameled glass vase. Just the thing for your Turkish corner. There was strong interest in Orientalism at the end of the 19th century and this pretty vase embodies this. Meticulously hand decorated in enamel over hand blown glass. Height is 8.5", width is 5.5" . Condition is excellent with a small amount of wear to the gilding. Sometimes called "Alabaster Coed."
Glamorous, hand painted, hand blown art glass vase. This is likely European - French or Swedish - and very Hollywood Regency. Bright and matte gold, raised enamels and strong design give this vase character and presence. Height is 10 ", width at top is 6.5 " and condition is excellent with no damage. Glass rings nicely when tapped.
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.
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.