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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1278376 (stock #12956)
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One of the nicest, early Los Castillo repousse necklaces I have seen, this piece is a pleasure to wear and to behold. Meticulously worked scrolling links with beading and scale details combine in a pectoral that is eye-catching and attractive without being overwhelmingly big. With a wearable length of 16" (might wear a little longer because of the flexibility of the central links , its pectoral part is about 5 1/4" wide and 3 1/4" tall while at the chain, the necklace is just above 1/2" wide...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1276738 (stock #12794)
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Based on a Los Castillo original, a Deco Taxco silver repousse necklace its design clearly influence by Chinese dragon motifs. Carefully hand-wrought, the necklace exhibits confident repoussage with crisp detail further enhanced by oxidation and the patina it has acquired over time. Impressive and definitely different it measures 16 1/2" long (easily made longer with an extension chain) with the mirrored dragon part being 2 3/4" wide by approx. 1 3/4" tall...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1274302 (stock #12890)
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Margot de Taxco vintage Mexican silver bracelet, this is the widest version of the Hibiscus design and its matching necklace is also available in my store – you can see the demi together in the next to last photo. One of the maestra’s romantic creations this is nevertheless not your fragile, wimpy bracelet – generous links, excellent detail and meticulous finishing make for a piece that will never go unnoticed...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1271229 (stock #12878)
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Italian Deco silver and blue sodalite necklace in the style popularized by the Peruzzi Bros this choker consists of sterling floral links and big oval stone cabochons. The color in the sodalite is richly varied going from deep, ink blue to lighter shades of turquoise green almost while the patina has bestowed a sense of depth and drama to the silver elements. Romantic yet still having a strong presence it is 14 1/2″ long (wearable) by just above 1″ wide and weighs 55.0 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1270258 (stock #12889)
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Margot de Taxco sterling silver necklace comprised of “hibiscus” links, this is the wider, more impressive version of the specific design. Beautifully worked repousse underscored with hand-chasing and beading combine here with warm patina in a wonderful example of Margot’s “naturalistic” creations. The matching bracelet is also available and the two pieces look stunning together as you can see in one of the photos...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1269386 (stock #12891)
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Vintage Margot de Taxco "Hibiscus" earrings, this set represents the wider of the two versions available in this design. Carefully worked repousse enhanced with chasing and beading couple with warm patina in a pair of romantic, feminine earrings. Approx. 1 1/4" square, the set weighs 12.8 grams and is fully and appropriately hallmarked with Margot's signature as well as Eagle 16 assay mark and des no 5488. Dating in the 1950s and in excellent vintage condition...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1268762 (stock #12861)
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Exceptional early Deco Taxco silver bracelet, its two parts formed by rows of repousse semi-spheres accented with green turquoise cabochons. This is one of my favorite forms in an exuberant design that never fails to attract attention. Bracelets like this come in a variety of widths – this one is, I believe, the widest you can get with eight rows of beads that, in the front panel, are enhanced by overlaid rows of stone and smaller beads...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1265083 (stock #12130)
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Early Taxco necklace in emulation of Matilde Poulat’s “Mexico City” repousse, this piece is wrought in 980 silver and its beauty is beyond words. Intense “tribal” flair , deep patina, strong repousse and the splash of green added by the malachite cabs combine to create a necklace fit for pre-Colombian royalty. Measuring approx...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1264584 (stock #12859)
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One of Margot's most romantic, "European school" designs - the Roses - here seen in a pair of perfectly cast earrings. Fantastic patina, exceptionally crisp details and the warm glow of old, well-loved silver combine to create the loveliest pair of rose earrings ever. Just 15/16" tall by 7/8" wide with the set weighing 8.3 grams they are fully and appropriately signed with Margot de Taxco's name, des. no 5194 as well as Eagle 16 and "MADE IN MEXICO STERLING"...
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 1950 item #1262053 (stock #12843)
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I don’t think I have ever seen a more massive – and I mean, massive – Deco Mexican bracelet; and this one is also signed by Fred Davis. Its proportions are incredible and for a Davis creation, it is a pretty rare design. Definitely a museum-collection worthy piece and the biggest, boldest statement you could ever make with your accessories, the bracelet weighs a whopping 206.1 grams and has an inner circumference of 7 5/8" (clasped)...
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...
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. It is simply marked "MEXICO SILV...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1260730 (stock #12821)
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Possibly the most massive ring by Antonio I have ever seen and a very strong modernist statement at the same time, this is a piece that would fit right in the best collection of Pineda jewelry. Angularity that is softened by the stone's curves and the curled wire holding itin place combine with the setting's breath-taking size to create a visually powerful ring. Currently a sz 6, it can be easily resized by a good jeweler. Its face is 1" by 3/4" and the ring rises 11/16" above the finger when wo...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1258394 (stock #0762)
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A direct reference to Antonio Pineda's work this early Taxco "comma" bracelet is unsigned but its maker's anonymity does not seem to have affected the pride he took in his creations. Beautifully made and carefully finished, with deeply colored stones rich with inclusions, it has good weight but is not overwhelmingly heavy so perfect for the hotter days of summer. The bracelet is 6 3/4' long (wearable) by 1 3/16" wide and weighs48.6 grams. It is simply - and partially - marked "STERLING" and da...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1257363 (stock #12773)
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Stunning sterling by pass ring from the middle period of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance in the form of Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican divine Feathered Serpent, this is a true stunner and a design I am always looking for! Crisp lines, perfect finishing and even a sense of depth, all in such a tiny little space bespeak the mastery of the ring's maker. Currently a sz 7.75 (yet adjustable, upwards mostly) its face is 1 3/8" tall by approx. 7/8" wide and it weighs 7.0 grams. Signed with maker'...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1930 item #1256998 (stock #12812)
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I am thrilled to have come upon this rare example of Egyptian Revival jewelry - I will date it in the 1920s but I suspect it might actually be earlier, from the late Victorian or Edwardian periods. Wrought in the shape of a coiled cobra, it can be worn as a bracelet but if your body type is such, you can wear it as an arm band as well. Niello decoration denotes the snake's stylized face and was used to paint scenes of the Nile with barges and fishermen going about their daily lives. A stunning p...
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. Anonymous yet masterfully made and quite unusual in its rendition of the motif, the necklace is 14 1/2" long (it feels like and wears a little longer due to the curve in its central part) yet can easily be made longer with the ad...