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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #120636 (stock #T004-2/19L)
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An early Spratling cuff, ca. 1940's, stamped "Spratling Silver" and "made in Mexico". A classic design, showing pre-hispanic influence. Simply stamped with a line border on each edge of the face, then a rope design stamp running through the middle. The shank is split and open at the terminals which are heart shaped. Just shy of 5/8" wide, to 1" at the ends, and 5 1/2" plus a 1" opening. There is a small rift, about 1/8" at one of the terminals which appears to be as old as the piece itself.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #121455 (stock #T010)
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Cufflinks by Sam Kramer, ca. 1950, stamped "sterling",bearing the familiar mushroom logo, and true to the surrealist creations that make him well known. The irregular shaped biomorphic link has an applied plaque and a dotted bead surrounded by stamped dots. The ends are joined by an oval link. These cufflinks are pictured on page 168 of Warman's Jewelry, 2nd Edition, by Christie Romero. 1" x 1/2"
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Georg Jensen : Pre 1960 item #122139 (stock #To17)
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$150.00
Although I believe this was designed as a tiebar, it could serve as a moneyclip. Made of heavy gauge sterling, the bar is adorned with two dolphins, diving into stylized water, facing an applied half shell. It measures 2 1/4"L x 1/4"W Marked "sterling, Denmark" #73, and Georg Jensen in a dotted oval.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #143839 (stock #T029)
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$675.00
An unusual Spratling item, this checkstub holder has an inlaid 18k bird head emblem. Made of a heavy gauge silver, it still contains original checkstubs. 2 3/4" x 2 1/8. Excellent condition, showing normal use for an item of the period.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #144460 (stock #TO32)
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$725.00
An unusual design by Enrique Ledesma, whose trademark technique is the flawless matching of stone to silver. Ranked among the leading Mexican silver designers, Ledesma worked with Spratling and Los Castillo until he opened his own taller in 1950. This concave link, unbacked necklace, measures 15" long. The links are 1/2" wide. The earrings are 2" long.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #145104 (stock #T033)
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$675.00
This sterling choker, by modernist designer Ed Weiner, b.1918-1991, is 15"L. The links are curved,rectangular, 2 1/2" x 1/4"W, with a thin, applied silver strap which allows for linkage by silver rings. It dates to the 50's, and is in excellent condition. Signed: Sterling, Ed Weiner.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #148391 (stock #t038)
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An impressive Navajo cuff, ca. 1940's, beautifully stamped, depicting the Navajo sunface symbol as the center motif, surrounded by stamped fans, pinwheels, and stylized snakes with triangular heads. It is bordered by a stamped, diagonal motif. Wrought of sterling sheet silver, it measures 1 3/8"W, wrist: 5 1/4" with a 1 3/8" opening.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #148481 (stock #T041)
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This whimsical owl figurine by William Spratling, ca. 1950's, is indeed rare, and has not been found in any of the reference books on Mexican Silver. Made of a number of separate pieces of silver, the head, shoulders, wings and feet are shaped and engraved, over an onyx body. It stands 4"H x 6" circumference.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #152761 (stock #T046)
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$325.00
This large Zuni cluster ring, set with high grade, possibly Sleeping Beauty turquoise, dates to the 30/40's. Nine turquoise mounted on a plate background, are accented with twisted wire, silver beads, and set in serrated bezels. This size 9 1/2 ring has a four split shank and is in very good condition. It measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #260915
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This 1940's openwork sandcast buckle has a good patina. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". Fine condition.
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A beautiful strand of pre-columbian jadeite beads, 23" in length, restrung on heavy nylon cord, with a central animal(?) carved figue. Several other beads appear to be carved. The strand consiste of beads of differing size and texture, of attractive shades of green. The tabs measure 1 3/4".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #262617
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A pair of William Spratling earrings from the first design period, ca. 1940, made of silver and bronze, in several sections. These earrings are pictured in Mexican Silver by Morrill/Berk, p.54, or may be viewed at www.spratlingsilver.com. 1" x 1" screwbacks. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #262627
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$875.00
From the third design period, 1951-56, this rare pair of sterling conch earrings are accented with amethyst drops which cut accross the elegant, tapered swirl. Pictured on page 96 (fig.2-301)of Spratling Silver: A Field Guide, by Phyllis Goddard, and may also be viewed at www.spratlingsilver.com. They are appropriately hallmarked and include an Eagle 30 stamp. 1 3/4"L x 1/2"W. Excellent condition
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #271632
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$225.00
Salvador Teran, one of the Mexican silver master smiths, was working in the Spratling shop as early as 1934. He went on to open a shop in 1952 called "La India Bonita" which employed twenty-five silversmiths. This pair of earrings, stylized leaves with turquoise mosaic inlay, are of a thick gauge sterling (1/8"), 1 3/4"L x 3/4"W. They retain the original screwbacks, and are duly hallmarked. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #332677 (stock #92204)
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The cufflinks offered here would have to be ranked among the very rare of Harmon's designs. Any of this American designer's work is scarce and desirable to collectors of the Mexican school of silversmithing, which enjoyed a renaissance from the early thirties to the present. Harmon came to Mexico in 1940 where he opened a small shop. He his known for his clever, whmisical, totally original designs. These cufflinks are 1 3/4"L x 1/2"W. The head is a cabochon amethyst. Excellent condition. Hallmarked with Harmon's winged feet and stamp.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #376428 (stock #2.3.5a)
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A beautifully crafted cuff by Los Castillo, ca 1950's. Ranked among the finest of the Mexican silversmiths, the Castillo brothers,Jorge, Miguel,Justo and Antonio, apprenticed at Las Delicias with William Spratling, until they formed their own company in 1939. Their designs are outstanding for their originality and the quality of skilled craftsmanship that characterizes them. The design of this piece is enhanced by the blue-green mosaic inlay which covers half the front and the top and bottom rims. It is appropriately hallmarked and in excellent condition. 1 1/2" at its widest, tapering to 5/8". Inside measurement: 6".
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #376603 (stock #2.3.5c)
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This is perhaps the most popular of the Los Ballesteros designs. Outstanding in its simple, 1950's design of green bakelite polka dots set in a sterling hard bangle cuff. 1 1/4" at its widest, tapering to 1". It comes with matching, original screwback earrings measuring 1 1/8"L x 5/8"W. Excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1970 item #376637 (stock #2.3.5d)
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A fine, handmade Navajo cuff, 50's/60's, heavy gauge silver, stamped, embossed, scalloped edges, 6" inside measure,x 1'W. Excellent condition.