Mexican silver with ebony suite consisting of a belt, bracelet, brooch and earrings. Each piece is signed "Plateros Taxco" with an eagle mark 3. Belt is 30" long with fittings for 29" and 28". Additional hooks could be added for smaller waists or the brooch could be joined to the belt for an additional 1 1/2". Bracelet is 7 3/4" long. An extremely versatile, attractive and unusual set. All pieces in excellent condition.
Two unusual pairs of sterling silver cuff links by Mexican designer, Sigi.
Trapezoidal pair on left measure 1 1/16" at longest and 9/16" at widest.
Right pair are of the biomorphic shape for which Sigi is especially well known. Measure 1" x 3/4". Oxidized silver with 3 silver balls.
Both pairs are well hallmarked and in excellent condition; circa 1950.
Huge, voluptuous floral brooch by Los Castillo. Measures 5" x 2". Two amethysts are each 1 3/16" in diameter. Can be worn equally well horizontally, vertically or at an angle. 1939 - 1945 hallmark. Truly an eye catcher.
Rare and beautiful necklace and earrings set by Antonio Pineda. He often used this link but I have never seen it combined with copper and onyx as he did with this stunning example. Necklace measures 16" long; earrings are 7/8". Excellent condition. Easy to wear; easy to look at.
Unusual necklace and bracelet set by Los Castillo. Alternating wood discs of the necklace are covered with sterling. Necklace measures 16 1/2" wearable length; bracelet is 7 1/4". Tiny wood chip on bracelet is visible in thumbnail photo. Circa 1980.
Stunning and rare Starfish brooch and pendant by William Spratling. It is not uncommon to find the starfish theme in his work in silver alone. The three layers, though, with obsidian sandwiched between the silver, is quite rare. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 3" long. Several minute chips along the edge of the stone can be seen only with close examination. Hallmark dates to 1964-7.
Dramatic, large hinged bracelet by Hector Aguilar, representing Aztec symbols. Five panels; made of 990 silver (nearly pure silver). Circa 1950. Heavy weight; measures 1 1/4" at widest. Fits small/ medium wrist.
Simultaneously large and graceful sterling silver bracelet by the late designer, Astrid Gusterman. Astrid and her husband, Stig, migrated from Sweden in 1950 and began their silversmithing business anew in Denver. Since their deaths in 1978, the business has been taken over by their daughters. This bracelet is an original of Astrid's. Measures 7 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide.
Amazing to have an entire Hector Aguilar Fertility Suite - necklace, bracelet, earrings and brooch as well as the original Taller Borda box.
1955 - 62 hallmark; all done in 940 silver. Excellent condition - the only apology is the safety catch missing from the back of the brooch.