Early, heavy sterling silver bracelet by Los Castillo. Wonderfully three dimensional. Fits average size wrist (safety chain makes it difficult to measure precisely). Original safety chain replaced with one that is not integral to the piece and can easily be removed. Circa 1950.
Two pairs of sterling and ebony earrings by the silver master, William Spratling. Pair on left is cabochon shaped; measures almost 3/4" in diameter; $395.
Wood is flat on right pair with dome shaped silver center; 5/8" diameter; SOLD
I recently purchased unsold store stock from a jeweler in Mexico City. All three of these pins were remaining from the 1940's.
Bird is 2 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Tremendous resemblance to early Matl work; $110.
Nosegay is 2 3/8" tall and 2 3/8" wide; SOLD.
Fish measures 2 1/4" tall and 1 1/2" wide; $95.
Each is nicely detailed.
All three sterling and amethyst brooches date to the 1940's.
Upper left is 980 silver; 1 3/4" wide and 2" long. Photo makes body of the pin appear flat but it is actually curved around the horizontal bar and has a nice dimensionality;$110.
Bottom left is 1 1/4" square with a cabochon amethyst approximately 3/4" in diameter. Has much of the look of Fred Davis design; $85.
Large brooch on right is 2 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" in length; 980 silver with two amethysts ...click for details
Extremely rare sterling letter opener by William Spratling with a coin dated 1813. The initials may be those of the person for whom it was custom made or those of an organization for which it was created. Measures 4 1/2" in length. Coin is 1 1/2" in diameter. Has Spratling's mark from the mid 1960's.
Both pairs of cufflinks were made by the well known Mexican studio Victoria. This dates the pair prior to 1953 when the name of the studio was combined with "Cony". Round silver and copper cufflinks measure 1 inch in diameter. Square pair is sterling, copper, brass and another grey metal which I cannot specify. The dark area on the left one is a shadow only; it is not on the actual cufflink. Measure 7/8 inch square.