Early Antonio Pineda 970 Sterling & Obsidian cufflinks
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1960: item # 1077095
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|Classic parallelogram cufflink design in 970 silver with obsidian inlay from silver maestro Antonio Pineda. The cufflinks are pictured on p. 143 of “Mexican Silver” by Penny Morrill & Carole Berk. ••• Signed Antonio Taxco in the distinctive crown hallmark, 970, Eagle 3 (worn and difficult to see in the pictures). Many of Antonio’s early designs lacked inventory or design numbers, and the Eagle number is also a good indicator that this is an early set. It’s likely this pair dates to the 1950s or even earlier. ••• The cuff links measure 1¼” long x ½” wide. Total weight: 30 grams. The set would make a nice pairing with the obsidian and silver Antonio tie-bar pin I have for sale separately. ••• CONDITION: Good estate condition. Toggles work perfectly. Small edge chip on one link where the stone meets silver; minor edge chipping to obsidian on both links, as well surface scratches and nicking to silver, as shown in pictures. ••• ABOUT THE DESIGNER: One of the finest designer/craftsmen of the 20th-century Mexican Silver Renaissance, Antonio Pineda was among William Spratling’s first apprentices in Taller de Las Delicias in 1930s Taxco. By 1941, when he established his own workshop, Antonio was already an accomplished silversmith. Antonio’s signature style is clean, inventive, and modern. His pieces are among the most technically refined ever made in Taxco.|