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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1300233 (stock #13137)
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Based on pre-Colombian motifs, a pair of Hector Aguilar Taller Borda dangle earrings wrought in the maestro's favorite .940 alloy and simply gorgeous. The set has already been converted to posts by a previous owner so it's easy to wear yet has all its patina and its hallmarks intact. Each earring is 1 1/2" long by 7/8" wide and the set's weight registers at 15.7 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1199442 (stock #12240)
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A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with a wire-wrapped, polished tiger's eye gem - I have seen it with amethyst and chrysoprase as well as with black onyx and have one of the latter in my inventory presently (just look for item no 1108655 here on Troc!). One of the two big maestros of Mexican modernist design, Sigi loves the way oxidized surfaces stand out against the warm glow of silver and he definitely illustrates ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1226695 (stock #12423)
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There is almost no information about maestro M. Velazquez other than his hallmarks which put him right at the opening decades of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Yet I have watched his jewelry rise in popularity over the last few years not only because of its inherent quality but also because they offers an excellent alternative to Matilde Poulat's pieces as they become scarcer and almost prohibitively expensive for most of us...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1318358 (stock #13326)
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Heavy, imposing, an undisputed beauty, this vintage sterling silver Alfredo Villasana lariat necklace with matching earrings represents the highest quality you can get in this genre. Thick rope and big tassels with luscious fringe can be worn with or without the special clip that comes with the lariat in a variety of configurations. Yet it is the presence of the matching earrings that makes this demi rare and irresistible...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1131873 (stock #1098)
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Towering sterling silver Matl ring with pyramid-cut amethysts in Matilde's iconic Maltese cross design. I haven't found an Eagle stamp on this piece so I believe it's a pre-1948 example. Classic and irresistible, I like this version with amethysts only; it's more discrete, in a way, and not as folky as the rings that have corals and turquoise too. The ring is a size 8.5 and its face has a diameter of 1 1/16"; when worn, it rises approx. 9/16" above the finger...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1110987 (stock #0769)
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Classically Mexican Deco the demi offered here is a small work of art! Minimalist, with an almost machine age flair to it, it consists of a necklace and matching bracelet. Comprised of slightly curved repousse semi-tubular links interrupted by semi-spheres both pieces glow with the warm patina that only well-loved silver acquires over time. High quality (just note the hidden hinges in the bracelet!), fantastic execution and undeniable elegance in a beautifully kept set. The necklace measu...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1194681 (stock #12158)
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I am thrilled to present you with this truly majestic, early Deco Mexican silver repousse Pegasus brooch. I have seen this specific design bearing the signature of Fred Davis and have also sold a Casa Prieto example a year or so ago. It doesn't come up very often and its scarcity is only matched by its sublime appearance and the visual impact that it has. This example is not marked for maker yet its repoussage is strong and layered to impart more of a life-like appearance to it...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1274459 (stock #12047)
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Vintage Hector Aguilar “Six Spheres” necklace wrought in 940 silver, this is one of the maestro’s most published designs. One of those necklaces that become the backbone of a serious collection and precious heirlooms to be passed down from mother to daughter to grand-daughter. Measuring 20″ long (yet with wide links as these the extra length is needed for a better fit) by 1 3/4″ wide it weighs a generous 246.3 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1319364 (stock #13315)
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In the style closely associated with the Peruzzi Bros, a Deco silver bracelet, its generously wide links in the shape of mirrored dragons bearing ornate crowns. Though not hallmarked, this is an undoubtedly Italian piece with beautiful casting that allows the detail to come through effortlessly and a warmly glowing patina that renders the design more dramatic. The bracelet is 7" long (wearable; actual length is 7 3/4") by 2 3/16" wide and weighs 54.2 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1120131 (stock #0888)
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I have a special affinity for early Mexican silver brooches - the bigger they are, the deeper I fall in love with them and it wasn't difficult to become infatuated with the unusual example offered here. I have not seen this design before and I find its combination of amethyst and hand-cut quartz beads truly stunning. The flower's starburst formation is also unique - a dizzying beauty...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1157659 (stock #1309)
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Rare, smaller in proportions than the usual cuffs found in this design, the "Hands and Tulips" bracelet offered here is signed by Quinto. An elaboration on Spratling's signature creation, the flowers here are very stylized, represented by treardrop amethysts instead of the more often found carved tulips. Yet I love the fantastic detail in the design and the attention that went into its execution - every line is crisp and the repousse masterfully done...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1131137 (stock #0934)
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Early Mexico City figural brooch, this piece is extraordinary not only in size but especially in the quality and detail of its repoussage. Worthy of the best Mexican silver jewelry collection focusing on the Deco years and reminiscent of Matilde Poulat's work, the brooch is one of those examples that make any other accessory redundant when you have it on. Measuring an impressive 4 3/4" tall by approx. 3 1/2" wide (at its widest) it weighs 36.2 grams and is simply marked "MEXICO STERLING"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1193400 (stock #12163)
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A very rare piece to find, this long sterling necklace bears the signature of "La Azteca", about whom almost nothing was known until now - please refer to my blog at vintagemexicansilver...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1187688 (stock #12173)
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Quintessentially Deco in its angularity and the tiered construction of its links, this necklace is signed by yet another "unsung" maestro of early Taxco. I don't think that Narvaez is even mentioned in the literature (at least not in what I have looked at) yet I have come upon his work a few times before and came to associate this specific design with his name. Wrought in a wide, Cleopatra style collar adorned with rectangles of bezel-set peacock abalone, this necklace is truly worthy of a queen...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1079954
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Impressive in its size and in its detailed workmanship an early Deco Mexican sterling silver necklace with perfect repoussage in what I see as a stylized feather motif. I find the central medallion truly eye-catching and though this is a substantial piece, it is not overwhelmingly heavy but rather very comfortable to wear. I should also add that it does sit divinely around the neck... Measuring approx. 16" wearable the necklace is 5/8" wide at the chain and its medallion is 3 5/8" wide by ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1320898 (stock #13298)
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Wrought in .940 silver and with a big onyx cabochon forming its body, a vintage Hector Aguilar brooch in the shape of a pelican. The combination of repoussage and chasing and the stark contrast between the black depths of the stone and the warmly glowing silver is what makes this piece irresistibly attractive. Measuring 2 3/8" tall by 2 1/8" wide (at its widest) the bird weighs 23.1 grams and is signed with a combination of hallmarks that dates it in the 1953-62 period. In excellent vintage co...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185428 (stock #12028)
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"JSE" is a listed Taxco maestro whose work I have had several times over the years and can recommend without any hesitation for his attention to detail and his beautiful repousse. The bracelet at hand is generously wide and though its design at first sight betrays "archaeological" origins, when you look at it again it can easily be perceived as a mod, stylized interpretation of a hand with folded fingers. It measures a wearable 6 1/2" long (actual length is 6 7/8") so it's perfect for small to...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1184817 (stock #12051/12052)
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Characteristic of the early period in Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance - I, at least, have not seen any similar examples from later periods - a bracelet and earrings set of Deco silver and carved stone hearts. The color of the agate (?) is a warm, rich rust red and the carving is literally ... scrumptious! Perfect for Valentine's but also great whenever your little heart feels like it. Measuring 7 1/2" long (wearable) the bracelet is 7/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 49.9 grams. The earri...