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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1230212 (stock #12573)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Often referred to as the "Spratling of Peru", Graziella Laffi needs no introduction to the seasoned collector of vintage Peruvian jewelry. Yet her modernist re-interpretations of ancient Inca motifs appeal to the non-initiate as well with their clean lines and minimalist elegance. The set of 1950s clip-on earrings presented here combines sterling with 18k gold (an often encountered marriage in high quality Peruvian jewelry from that period) in one of Laffi's signature bird designs...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1226430 (stock #12231)
One Good Eye Silver
$225.00
Its figural scene dominated by a masterfully rendered tree, this is an early 20th c. Chinese silver brooch, big and quite elaborate in its ornamentation. Though we are dealing with closed-back repoussage here, the artist made sure to also pierce through the silver sheet in order to impart the feel of delicate lace to the object. Perfect patina, exquisite workmanship and generous size all combine to create a veritable masterpiece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1115678 (stock #0629)
One Good Eye Silver
$215.00
Figural sterling silver Los Castillo brooch in a style reminiscent of earlier Arts and Crafts pieces. Good size and an endearing theme in combination with beautifully defined repoussage and excellent patina make this an eye-catching piece. I believe the animals are actually antilopes or gazelles and not deer and love the way they face each other beyond the buch of grapes that separates them. Measuring 2 3/4" wide by 1 3/4" tall the brooch weighs 19.6 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1115160 (stock #0908)
One Good Eye Silver
$215.00
A rare vintage Victoria double brooch or sweater guard, this set is superbly crafted and has imposing presence. The actual pins themselves are generous in size and carefully cut out of thick silver sheet with deeply chased details and bead accents. Each is centered by a proud repousse semi-sphere and they are connected with two lengths of the best-looking sterling chain I have seen on Mexican jewelry of this type...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1184820 (stock #1270/12074)
One Good Eye Silver
$210.00
My second "carved hearts" set for the day - this one has repousse frames that hug apple green agate stones with beautiful color variation and perfect carving. The earrings have dramatic arrows going through them... The brooch measures 2 1/8' tall by 1 7/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 32.4 grams. The earrings are 2 1/4" by 7/8" and their weight registers at 16.9 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1167043 (stock #1331)
One Good Eye Silver
$200.00
Early, early silver and turquoise set of dangle earrings, the dangle in the shape of an inverted question mark with stylized "cascabeles" hanging off it. I love the dramatic sense of motion in the swirling lines and the way the sea green of the stones underscores it. A spectacular set and a classic example of Mexican folk art. The earrings measure 2" long by 7/8" wide and their combined weight is 11.5 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1112471 (stock #0851)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
I appreciate Gomez's work as a great example of Mexico City repousse, the style of which is readily recognized in Matilde Poulat's early creations. The big brooch with the dangles and the turquoise cabochon bezel set in the center is obviously inspired by Matilde's design - it does have the same primordial appeal as her pieces and it is very well crafted too. Measuring 2 1/4" long by 2 7/8" tall (including the dangles), the brooch is 24.7 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1215448 (stock #12462)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
Beautifully rendered emulations of Margot de Taxco's koi fish earrings, this pair is signed by a maker who is known among collectors of vintage Mexican jewelry for his prowess in the art of repoussage and the high quality of his work. I think the point I am trying to make is amply illustrated by the bold repousse, the dark oxidation in the recesses of the design and the care that went into the finishing touches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1244406 (stock #12670)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1166252 (stock #1262)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
Vintage Mexican silver charm bracelet with a dangling, three-dimensional blowfish charm hanging off it, all executed in the Etruscan style that features a profusion of florets and beading. It is 7 3/8" long (wearable; total lenght is just shy of 7 7/8") by 11/16" wide (the diameter of the domes) while the fish charm is 1/2" by 7/8" and will add a 3/4" drop to the bracelet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1150195 (stock #1014)
One Good Eye Silver
$185.00
A gorgeous example of my favorite Ledesma work this is a pair of earrings that illustrates in the best possible way the maestro's magic touch in the seamless combination of silver and stone. Resembling highly stylized calla lilies, the earrings curve and curl to reach their pointy height...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1228689 (stock #0896)
One Good Eye Silver
$180.00
Vintage Mexican silver Christmas jewelry is inextricably connected to maestro Damaso Gallegos. Among the few makers whose pieces I am on the look out for, his are the best examples; excellent craftsmanship, good weight and careful design execution make this work stand out. The set at hand is a "bow and bells" demi comprised of a brooch and earrings. The brooch measures 2 5/8" tall by 1 3/4" wide (at its widest) and weighs 13.9 grams. The earrings are 1" wide and equally long and weigh 9.4 gram...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223527 (stock #1286)
One Good Eye Silver
$175.00
Possibly a copy of a pre-Colombian seal and definitely inspired by Mexico's ancient motifs, a bolo tie from the 1950s-60s period bearing the signature of Emma Melendez. Beautifully hand-crafted tips and its original, textured black cording add to the bolo's appeal. Easily worn by either a man or a woman, its overall length is 34 3/4" while the medallion measures 1 1/8" by 1 3/8". Signed with Emma's name in capitals and bearing Eagle 3 assay mark as shown. In excellent vintage condition....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1132130 (stock #1130)
One Good Eye Silver
$170.00
Beautiful Chinese silver ring marked as "syc{ee}" silver and also bearing a "n{o} 23" hallmark (I am assuming the number of the workshop out of which it came?) executed in filigree with an oval carved amethyst cab adorning its face. This is an adjustable piece as is usually the case with Chinese rings from the period and it is in excellent vintage condition. Currently a sz 7 1/3, its face is 13/16" tall by 5/8" wide and it will rise approx. 3/8" off the finger when worn. Marked as shown, it wei...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1122068 (stock #0990)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
A sweet example of Victoria's "mixed metals" jewelry in which she seamlessly combined copper with silver and some times also brass, this is a cuff bracelet from the line that the maestra named after her daughter, Cony. An elegant less-is-more bifurcated copper cuff with swirls at its ends gently holding sterling silver spheres between them - perfect for a younger lady and ideal to combine with other, similar pieces. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" as is but it's easily adjustable....