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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1276735 (stock #12931)
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Early Deco Flli Peruzzi, Florence silver cuff bracelet wrought in .800 silver (the sterling standard was adopted in Italy in 1934) in a classic Italian Renaissance Revival design for which the company is known. Beautifully etched and accented with beading its florals have depth and the warm patina that has developed over the years intensifies the cuff’s sense of depth and drama...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1249819 (stock #12677)
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Stunning Rivera fringe necklace this is an early piece based on Matilde Poulat's original design with the quality of materials and craftsmanship that characterize Rivera's work. A fantastic alternative to Matl's creation, it wears like a dream and is a veritable feast for the eyes. Its inner circumference is 15" (clasped) and it is 1 1/2" wide (including the amethyst dangles)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1304016 (stock #13131)
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Vintage Deco Mexican silver repousse cuff bracelet bearing the signature of Maciel, whose name came to be associated with this specific form of stunning jewelry. Here the bracelet is wrought in 900 silver which probably indicates an earlier date and its impressive width is adorned with pre-Colombian motifs in three distinct panels...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230635 (stock #12522)
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The second Margot de Taxco zodiac charm bracelet currently in my inventory (please see listing no 1223198 for an Aquarius example), this piece is the ideal gift for that Aries in your life. Here too the sculpturality and heft of Margot's astrological charms is evident and the patina just what you want to see on jewelry that has been well loved and cared for. The chain is proportionately perfect for the charm and enhances the bracelet's weight and substance...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1263295 (stock #12600)
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One of my favorite Margot de Taxco designs and a clamper that will sweep you off your feet with its stunning “fleshiness” and the perfect way it holds its place when you have it on. This is Taxco at its best –impeccable finishing, amazing sense of design and beauty that defies the whims of fashion. A Margot classic and an heirloom quality bracelet...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1262052 (stock #12755)
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One of the few female Taxco designers Erika Hult de Corral studied in Paris and worked for both Ledesma and Sigi Pineda before opening her own workshop. The ring at hand is, I believe, an original Sigi creation probably from the time that de Corral was working in his taller. Its fluid, mod lines and the big chrysoprase stone centering it draw the eye immediately and hold it captive effortlessly. Currently a sz 6 (yet resizable) its face is 1 1/8″ by 13/16″ and it weighs 15.5 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1261043 (stock #12663)
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Emulating William Spratling's signature "Caviar" design, an early Taxco silver necklace, nicely made, with excellent weight and warm patina. I always found the clusters of beautifully executed repousse bubbles forming this piece particularly pleasing to the eye and I love the way the necklace lies around the neck - it feels very comfortable and intimate in a distinctly warm way. Measuring a wearable 16 7/8" long it is just shy of 5/8" wide and weighs 77.1 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1256829 (stock #12752)
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Steeped in Mexico's rich cultural past, vintage silver Quetzalcoatl jewelry are stunning and one of my favorite sub-genres in the Taxco field. I have seen many variations of the divine Feathered Serpent, some times in repousse and others carved and overlaid like here...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1250236 (stock #12733)
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Matching the necklace of the same design also currently available in my inventory a hand-wrought sterling silver and lapis bracelet bearing the signature of Ella Cone. Reflecting elements that are also present in the necklace's clasp, the bracelet is formed by links with wirework curlicues and beading while the stones here are set in square bezels...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1246551 (stock #12692)
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One of the three listed Riveras, I suspect that the maestro signing this necklace probably apprenticed or worked at the Los Castillo / Margot de Taxco tallers since a lot of his jewelry emulates designs that originated in those workshops. A little longer than most classic Mexican chokers, this piece is carefully crafted with confident repousse and its medium weight makes it the perfect accessory for the upcoming warmer days of spring and summer. Measuring a wearable 15 1/4" long by 3/4" wide ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1247393 (stock #12716)
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Signed by one of Mexico's "unsung" early maestros, this beaded multi-row hinged bracelet is accented with turquoise cabs and its width makes it a coveted example of the genre. I have seen them with amethyst, black onyx and obsidian and love the turquoise variation. Here each "wing" is formed by seven rows of semi-spheres. The front part has six additional rows of smaller beads and bezel set turquoise overlaid in between the original seven of the base...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1240330 (stock #12452)
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I love Antonio crosses - most of the times, they look more like a work of abstract art than a symbol of one's spirituality. And the silver, pearl and (I believe) zoisite or chrysoprase pendant here is definitely a good example of that. Simply gorgeous, with fantastic patina and the most adorable pearls, it catches the eye with its sense of motion and the green gem at its center...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238952 (stock #0907)
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In the 1940s, the Los Ballesteros taller made several variations of "dimpled dot" bracelets, most of them hinged, and adorned with impressive gems held in raised crown settings. The piece here is possibly the most massive, absolutely breath-taking of the series. I could not exaggerate the powerful presence, the warm patina and the gorgeous, big simulated alexandrite stone that centers it. Definitely a statement bracelet for a lady that does not hide away in the shadows...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238172 (stock #12635)
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Early, stunning and in excellent vintage condition, an all-silver repousse Matilde Poulat necklace featuring her favorite dove and rose motifs. I can hardly exaggerate the caliber of the craftsmanship and the attention to every minute detail in the execution of the design. This is indeed a true masterpiece dating in the beginnings of Matl's career and we all know how difficult it is to find such an old piece by her any more. Spectacular and quite comfortable to wear as well because of the wide i...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1232754 (stock #12521)
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Easy to wear, very comfortable Los Castillo Mozaico Azteca bracelet. I love the way the curved links hug the wrist and, of course, the beauty of the colors in the stone inlay. The bracelet measures a wearable 6 3/4" long (clasped) and it is 11/16" wide (at its widest). It weighs 70.1 grams and is signed with the taller's name, "MOZAICO AZTECA" and des. no 230 alongside a badly stamped Eagle 15 assay mark and "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO". It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condit...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230212 (stock #12573)
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Often referred to as the "Spratling of Peru", Graziella Laffi needs no introduction to the seasoned collector of vintage Peruvian jewelry. Yet her modernist re-interpretations of ancient Inca motifs appeal to the non-initiate as well with their clean lines and minimalist elegance. The set of 1950s clip-on earrings presented here combines sterling with 18k gold (an often encountered marriage in high quality Peruvian jewelry from that period) in one of Laffi's signature bird designs. The earrings ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1322884 (stock #12909)
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Just in time for the season, a Deco Mexican silver and carved jade hearts bracelet, its links accented with thick twist rope detail and with the most yummy apple green hues ever! I love this specific category of Mexican jewelry - it is romantic, classic and provides one of the best ways to say "I love you". The bracelet is 7 1/8" long (wearable) by 7/8" wide and weighs 44.6 grams. It is marked "SILVER MEXICO", dates in the 1930s-40s and is in excellent vintage condition with great patina, very ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1317228 (stock #13318)
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Cross-pollination is as important in the world of jewelry design as it is in any other aspect of human civilization and the early Taxco silver necklace at hand is quite an example! Hand-wrought in Mexico in the 1940s, it betrays a strong Danish mod (or Scandinavian in general) influence and brings to mind David Andersen's foliate jewelry. I love the heart-shaped leaves with the hand-etched veins and the tiny little beading that accents them. The necklace measures a wearable 18" long (actual leng...