One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1253006 (stock #12749)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
A very intriguing combination pin/pendant necklace wrought in 980 silver and adorned with scrumptious amethysts and pearls. The design reminds me of Margot's hand but it's signed by a maker who, though listed, remains unidentified. Anonymity or not though, this is a spectacular, substantial piece and you can wear it either as a necklace or dis-attach the pendant to enjoy it as a brooch. Measuring 23 5/8" long (wearable) the chain enjoys the pendant's additional 3 5/8" drop...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1250495 (stock #0781)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Impressive, having the distinct "ethnic" character that characterizes this genre of vintage Mexican jewelry, a set of articulated earrings by Rivera in emulation of Matilde Poulat's jeweled creations. Beading, wire work, amethysts and turquoise set in channels and bezels combine to make this truly regal set. Dating in the pre-1948 period (I believe Rivera's early pieces to be among the best alternatives to Matl's own work) the set is signed with maker's name as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 925"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1250236 (stock #12733)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 1960 item #1250014 (stock #12732)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Gorgeous Ella Cone sterling silver and lapis lazuli necklace, this is a piece that retains American Arts and Crafts influences and has the quality and design originality that characterize Cone's best pieces. I love the richness of the dark blue in the stones in juxtaposition to the warm glow of well-aged, well-loved silver. The necklace has a wearable length of 14 5/8" (actual length - always measuring the shortest strand - is 15 1/4" but I am leaving some allowance so you can clasp it)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1247531 (stock #12662)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Though she started working in the mid-1940s, there don't seem to be many pieces around bearing the signature of Johanna van Ryn. One of the few female designers of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, her jewelry is always of the highest quality with attention to finishing and good weight being among their characteristics...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1247393 (stock #12716)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 1950 item #1246551 (stock #12692)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 1970 item #1244406 (stock #12670)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
I absolutely love by-pass rings and am always on the look out for gorgeous examples of Mexican derivation. And I am very happy to be able to offer this exquisite piece here. Based on Margot de Taxco's and the Los Castillo's "Koi Fish" parures yet bearing the signature of Balderas it dates in the 1950s-60s period...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1243188 (stock #12678)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
I am thrilled to present this small wonder of Matilde Poulat's, an early hair comb with the maestra's signature repousse and bezel set jewels. In this case, the stones are one amethyst and two faux turquoise cabs positioned in a pyramid shape right at the comb's center. Gorgeous patina, no flaws noted, with the actual plastic comb in very good shape (I believe also original to the piece), this is a treasure to be displayed and enjoyed...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1240330 (stock #12452)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 #1239843 (stock #12440)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
A fantastic alternative to the very hard to find Salvador Teran original, this set of earrings bears the signature of Taller Taxco. A very intriguing workshop, Taller Taxco's jewelry are all emulations of Teran's designs - and of very high quality at that. Though there is suspicion of a relationship between the two, nothing has been proven until today yet it's indisputable that the pair at hand comes very close to Teran's work...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1239439 (stock #12595)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Obviously inspired by a similar Antonio design, this mod Margarita bracelet is spectacularly massive. Its substantial concave links are alternated by ones that hold chunky amethyst cabochons set in bezels. The stones are gorgeous with interesting inclusions and the beading that separates the pairs adds that little extra pizzaz to the design. Wrought out of 980 silver the bracelet has an inner circumference of 6 5/8" (clasped) so it's perfect for smaller to medium wrists...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238952 (stock #0907)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1238384 (stock #12436)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
A beautiful example of mid-century mod studio jewelry, the brooch at hand attracted my attention for its asymmetrical angularity, the fluid abstraction of the climber's figure and the dark touch of the onyx glass cab below him. Though unsigned like many pieces from the period, its quality bespeaks the skills of its maker. The brooch is 3 1/4" wide by just shy of 1 1/2" tall and weighs 10.8 grams. It is not marked for maker or metal content but guaranteed sterling and dates in the 1950s-60...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238172 (stock #12635)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 #1231938 (stock #12520)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
The Mozaico Azteca line of the Los Castillo taller is one of my favorite genres in the realm of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. It could be that I am partial to the blues and greens of the azur-malachite inlay but it is also due to the impeccable craftsmanship those pieces display and the immeasurable patience and concentration on the part of their maker they offer witness to. The necklace at hand, with its substantial row of curved sterling links interrupted by small repousse beads is a dream t...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230988 (stock #12146)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Slick in the most mod way, a vintage sterling silver hinged bracelet by Enrique Ledesma adorned with a prong-set simulated alexandrite (otherwise known as color-changing sapphire or corundum). I am always attracted to Ledesma's sweeping lines and the stylization of the motifs he uses (this specific design is often likened to a fish, for example). The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7" (clasped) and its width varies between 1 5/16" at center front and 7/16" at its narrowest, in the back. ...