One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1330303 (stock #13378)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
One of my favorite female designers and silversmiths - and there aren't many we know about - Carmen Beckmann created jewelry that unfailingly present themselves as a welcome surprise to the senses. The bold dome of the ring at hand, profusely adorned with repousse beads, silver wirework and Etruscan style florets is simply magnificent. It is a sz 7 (yet easily resizable) with the dome being approx. 1" in diameter and rising 5/8" off the finger when the ring is worn...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1337544 (stock #13496)
One Good Eye Silver
$645.00
In the same spirit as Spratling's modernist DNA necklace, a vintage example bearing the signature of Carmen Beckmann, one of the few accomplished female designers within the field of vintage Mexican jewelry that we know about. Having worked in the 1960s and 1970s in San Miguel de Allende, Beckmann created pieces in a wide range of styles and some of her designs are truly exceptional...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1318029 (stock #13274)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Generous in size and studded with channel and bezel set stones, this is a glorious Matilde Poulat cross whether you wear it as an expression of your spirituality or as a work of art. Matl's signature wirework and beading combined with the patina the pendant has developed over time make for a strong, eye-catching presence. The hand-wrought chain that it comes with is Mexican as well and of the same period (yet not a Matl piece) and I believe it complements it in the best possible way...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1315082 (stock #13147)
One Good Eye Silver
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Early Italian Deco "cimaruta" necklace, this is a beautiful piece with a large pendant and a chain of cast floral links very much in the style of the Peruzzi and Copping Bros.. An ancient charm to protect against the evil eye, the "cimaruta" is associated with Southern Italy and even though antique examples of it are very rare to find, every so often a piece from the opening decades of the 20th c. like the one presented here becomes available...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1286774 (stock #12618)
One Good Eye Silver
$385.00
A piece from the opening years of the Los Castillo taller this is a simply stunning bracelet! Despite the almost minimalist design, the cuff is breath-taking with its huge black onyx cab that centers its face and glistens whenever the light hits it. The sterling frame has thick twist-rope accents while big fleur-de-lis motifs flank the stone...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1344974 (stock #13698)
One Good Eye Silver
$995.00
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Signed large Bernard Dewahoya silver necklace,, its rectangular pendant featuring figural overlay with the background showing the hand-chasing characteristic of the Hopi silversmith's work, as I understand it. The necklace is completed by a hand-wrought chain, original to it. It measures 25" long with the pendant being 2 3/4" by 1 1/2". The set's combined weight registers at 59.6 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1347321 (stock #13192)
One Good Eye Silver
$95.00
Rare to find vintage Alfredo Villasana Mexican silver Christmas brooch in a design that veers away from the more classic Taxco holiday jewelry. Here the two miniature bells are hanging off a big poinsettia bloom. The pin's layered construction with leaves deeply etched, wonderful patina and perfect finishing make it the ideal piece of jewelry to officially kick off this year's holiday season. The brooch measures 2 3/4" wide by just shy of 2" tall (including the dangles)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1338261 (stock #13527)
One Good Eye Silver
$1,200.00
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A listed maestro, A. Porkayo was not a name I would ever associate with Hector Aguilar's "armadillo" design yet here it is, a stunning, very well made necklace and earrings set with what seems to be original patina and oxidation (you can always buff it a little bit but I did not want to touch it!). This is a substantial demi - the necklace alone weighs a generous 116.6 grams and at a wearable 17" princess length it will fit most of us quite comfortably...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1336378 (stock #13560)
One Good Eye Silver
$1,800.00
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When I presented my first Antonio quatrefoil necklace several years ago I wrote that it "blurs the boundaries between the religious and the artistic" and I still believe that statement to be true. Free of chips or cracks, the black onyx glistens next to the warm patina of the silver openwork. The substantial pendant is crisp in its detail and generous in thickness and the new velvet cord long enough to allow for adjustments and still feel comfortable. Measuring approx...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1346750 (stock #13757)
One Good Eye Silver
$395.00
Rarely seen Antonio Pineda silver vermeil band ring, this is the dream piece for those of us who love Mexican silver yet like a touch of gold from time to time as well! I want to call this a "pre-Colombian key" motif and find its architectural quality very appealing. The gold wash has mellowed over time and the dark recesses in the design look dramatic against it. The ring is a size 6 (not resizable due to the continuous band of decoration) and just shy of 1/2" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1341969 (stock #13655)
One Good Eye Silver
$1,200.00
A stunning Antonio Pineda modernist hinged bracelet, quite substantial but at the same time as minimalist as possible, I have sold a similar one in the past and I am thrilled to be offering another example here today. Having an inner circumference of 6 3/4" the bracelet is 1 1/16" wide and impressively thick. It weighs 134.4grams yet it wears comfortably and is fully signed with Antonio's crown mark, Eagle 17, des. no ZZ 633 and "970 Silver", "HECHO EN MEXICO"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1316409 (stock #13078)
One Good Eye Silver
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A design that has been copied by several Taxco maestros, this Antonio Pineda thick silver band ring is one of those pieces that demonstrates in black and white the difference between an original and its many emulations...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1316578 (stock #12352/12353)
One Good Eye Silver
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Based on an Antonio Pineda design and simply marked with Eagle 3 assay mark (which Antonio also used), a modernist sterling silver and chrysoprase necklace and bracelet set from Taxco's middle period, around 1960. I believe the demi was probably made in Antonio's taller by one of his maestros after hours and its quality and level of craftsmanship bespeak its creators mastery over his art. Substantial yet comfortable to wear, both pieces boast the same wavy silver work that gently hugs semi-trans...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1337105 (stock #13566)
One Good Eye Silver
$480.00
I am thrilled to present a repousse brooch - you could even call it a bar pin - from Antonio Pineda's early years as an independent maestro. Antonio opened his workshop in 1941 and some of his first creations clearly betray the influence both of Spratling and most importantly of maestro Valentin Vidaurreta with whom he worked in Mexico City. Wrought in 980 silver, another indication of the its early date, the brooch combines repousse motifs from the "archaeological" period of Taxco design with d...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1314882
One Good Eye Silver
$750.00
Iconic Abraham Paz silver and black onyx bracelet in the “shields” design, this is not an easy to find piece and I am thrilled to be offering it here. The epitome of Mexican Deco, Paz’s creations appeared also with Fred Davis’s hallmarks but the example at hand bears Paz’s own signature. Measuring 7 1/4″ long (wearable; actual length 7 1/2″) by 1 1/8″ wide the bracelet weighs 43.2 grams and is signed with maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “STERLING...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1347388 (stock #13772)
One Good Eye Silver
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Extra long vintage Deco Italian silver necklace in the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros style, this is often referred to as the "Roma" design though I believe that the figural links in it are symbols of several Italian cities including the capital. A spectacular piece and quite rare to find in this generous length, it is in excellent vintage condition and can be worn single, double or even triple stand. It measures 60 7/8" long and weighs 80.1 grams. It is not marked for maker (not even the Peruzzi Bro...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1267906 (stock #12719)
One Good Eye Silver
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A quintessentially mod genre, I love "clamshell" Taxco jewelry them for their heft, their slick minimalism and the splash of unexpected color that usually emanates from their stones. Yet here it’s dark obsidian that anchors this piece in a classic combination that defies the passage of time. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7″ (clasped) and its width varies between 1″ and 1/2″. The "clamshell" applique at center front is 1 5/8″ square and the piece weighs 87....