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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1287385 (stock #13034)
One Good Eye Silver
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Early Taxco modernist silver and moonstones cuff bracelet very reminiscent of Antonio Pineda in both style and materials combination. Minimalist, with stunning presence and the hand-wrought quality that characterizes Mexican jewelry from the '30s and '40s, an unsigned piece to re-affirm the conviction that gorgeous jewelry does not always have to come with a big signature attached to it...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1286775 (stock #12945)
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Signed by Gerardo Lopez, an accomplished early Taxco maestro whose repousse jewelry is steadily growing in popularity, a big, showy sterling brooch featuring a splendidly ornate bird of paradise. I could hardly exaggerate the attention to detail and flawless finishing in Lopez's work - here the oxidation and the patina developed over time accentuate the sculpturality of the design. Measuring a generous 3 1/4" tall by 2 5/8" wide the brooch weighs 22.7 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1283953 (stock #12998)
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Vintage mid-century mod Mexican silver cuff bracelet, this piece is a veritable ode to the sublime nature of minimalism. I adore the perfection of the curve, the heftiness of the architectural band, the fantastic patina. We don't know much about Taxco's Arte en Plata yet but I think the "arte" in their name is well-deserved. The cuff measures 6 1/2" inner circumference (including the 1 1/4" gap; perfect for smaller to medium wrists) and 7/16" in width and thickness...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1282051 (stock #12850)
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Classic Deco Mexican silver and amethyst bracelet in a highly stylized foliate design, I love this piece for its big, chunky stone. With its articulated links it conforms to the wrist’s every move and feels like silk when you have it on. Yet the most stunning detail is the deep, saturated color of the amethyst...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1281411 (stock #12981)
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Rare and early a Los Castillo Mexican silver and amethyst necklace, this beauty is a veritable Taxco treasure. Comprised of 3 strands of small, hand-wrought beads accented by a big, lusciously colored central cabochon, it is completed by a special silver clasp adorned with a smaller yet equally beautiful stone. The high content of the alloy used here (.980 instead of the standard sterling, .925) has allowed for the most wonderful patina to develop...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1278957 (stock #12960)
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Vintage Sigi Pineda Mexican silver cuff bracelet in a classic and difficult to find Taxco mod design featuring a wavy ribbon appliqué rendered more sculptural by Sigi's masterful use of oxidation. A stunning bracelet and an ode to modernist minimalism which, when done right, can create sublime jewelry it has an inner circumference of 6 7/8" (including the 1 1/4" gap) with its width varying between 1 1/2" and 3/4"...
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 1950 item #1276549 (stock #12929)
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One of the best Mexican Deco by pass rings I have ever had, a masterfully made, big example wrought in 980 silver and signed by a maker known for his clamper bracelets as well. Phenomenal attention to detail and finishing and quite elaborate in its execution, this is a visually strong, early Taxco ring. Currently a sz 8.25 it is adjustable upwards. Its face is 1 11/16" by approx. 7/8" wide and the piece weighs 10.1 grams...
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 1940 item #1270496 (stock #12867)
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Most amazing ever Italian 800 silver charm bracelet in the style of Peruzzi with huge Etruscan fob charms. I could never exaggerate the “wow” factor that this piece possesses. Bezel set chrysoprase, coral, sodalite and what I believe to be carnelian adorn the charms while the links of the chain have small coral cabochons as well...
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. Measuring a wearable 17 3/4″ long (actual length is 18 1/8̸...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1269388 (stock #12858)
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Vintage Taxco silver by pass ring bearing the signature of Pedro Castillo, a member of the renowned family of silversmiths and designers who worked for Spratling and was a maestro at Aguilar’s Taller Borda. In 1940 Pedro opened his own workshop and is mostly known for his high quality flatware yet his jewelry, though they do not surface very often, is worth looking for. Impressive size and intricate as well as carefully executed design elevate this by pass ring to the level of miniature master...
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. The matching necklace and bracele...
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. An iconic Mexican “statement” piece it measures 7...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1266615
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Early Deco Taxco necklace, this is wrought in fine, 980 silver and its elegant, curved “dog bone” links remind me of similar motifs used by both William Spratling and Hector Aguilar. What attracted me to this piece is its calm, understated beauty – the confident combination of design elements that remain visually powerful yet don’t assault the senses in an overwhelming manner. And there is something to be said about the way fine silver such as used here warmly mellows over time. Measurin...
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. 17″ long (wearable; it’s a little difficult to measure exactly due to the curve in the pectoral) with the pectoral part being 6 1/2″ wide and 2 ...