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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1275858 (stock #12910)
One Good Eye Silver
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Sculptural Deco Mexican silver repousse necklace and earrings set in a design created by Margot de Taxco this demi is signed by its maker yet the hallmarks are double-stamped and it’s impossible for me to read the name. Yet even so once cannot help but notice the perfect execution in the silver work, the voluptuousness of the repousse surfaces and the warm patina that has developed over time...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1186319 (stock #0446)
One Good Eye Silver
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For the lovers of vintage Mexican silver jewelry who are also lovers of equines, a gorgeous set of Margot de Taxco sterling repousse cufflinks in the shape of a horse head. I find the animal's portrait majestic - the way it holds its head allows its strength and beauty to come out in the best possible way. Each cufflink is 1 1/8" tall by 7/8" wide and the set weighs 10.8 grams. It is fully signed with Margot's name as well as with a badly stamped Eagle mark and des. no 5160...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1189955 (stock #12261)
One Good Eye Silver
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Strong presence with its unusual square face and richly colored stones make this vintage Deco Matl-esque ring a feast for the eyes; both those of the beholder as well as those of the bearer. Adorned with a pyramid-cut amethyst and channel-set coral and turquoise cabs its shank is embellished with the familiar wirework and twist-rope accents. Deep oxidation helps bring the color of the stones out and creates the character of this piece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1276549 (stock #12929)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1141053 (stock #1146)
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$145.00
Beautiful Chinese Art Nouveau silver brooch in an open-backed repousse foliate design having a carved carnelian "button" bezel set at its center. The stone has interesting color variation and the carving shows a flower and a pear, I believe. Masterfully and carefully executed, this is a brooch of high quality indeed - just note that the carnelian is backed with silver and the piercing in the stone is also transferred to the backing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1284675 (stock #13005)
One Good Eye Silver
$145.00
Generously long and beautifully crafted, a set of vintage Mexican silver dangle earrings made for Arte en Plata, a Mexico City based shop owned by the Jacopo brothers. Arte en Plata sold high quality jewelry commissioned from independent maestros in Taxco whose initials can often be found marking the pieces as well. The earrings at hand, steeped in Spanish Colonial tradition interpreted here with a mod twist are part of a set that also includes the matching bracelet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230639 (stock #12570)
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$140.00
One of the best maestros that worked in the style closely associate with Matilde Poulat, A. Tobias is truly masterful in his repousse. The brooch at hand, a big oval-shaped piece, features a floral motif in proud relief against a stippled and hand-chased background. Very reminiscent of Maciel pieces, the brooch is open-backed yet because it's made of thicker gauge silver sheet, very stable and impressive...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1231937 (stock #12054)
One Good Eye Silver
$135.00
I am assuming that Barrera must have been an early Mexico City maestro since most of his work that I have had is in the style closely associate with that city and Matilde Poulat's creations as well. I believe that his jewelry is of excellent quality, his repoussage comfortable and very confident at the same time, and the finishing always impeccable...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1254663 (stock #12784)
One Good Eye Silver
$135.00
An early 20th c. silver filigree ring of Chinese provenance, I believe, this piece is impressive and rather colorful with its bezel set gems. The large faceted stone at the center tests in the sapphire/topaz area on my Presidium gem tester - I cannot say whether natural or synthetic yet the color is gorgeous. There are also amethysts and tiger's eye cabs . Currently a comfortable size 6, the ring can easily be re-sized. Its face is 1 1/4" tall by 7/8" wide and it weighs 9.7 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1269388 (stock #12858)
One Good Eye Silver
$135.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1920 item #1226430 (stock #12231)
One Good Eye Silver
$125.00
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. The brooch is 3 1/16" wide by just shy of 2" tall and weighs 23.3...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1191859 (stock #1282)
One Good Eye Silver
$120.00
One of the great ladies of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, Victoria was known to the world as Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti but came to be referred to by the name she gave to her workshop, Plateria Victoria. Celebrated for her mastery over the "married metals" or "metales casados" technique, her jewelry is varied and includes more romantic, Spanish Colonial based pieces as well as "archaeological" designs and strong Deco creations. The large floral brooch at hand belongs in Victoria's...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1266613
One Good Eye Silver
$65.00
Deco Italian 800 silver lipstick cases in a style popularized by the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros, each one adorned with faceted gems or glass cabochons, these are a must-have for every discerning lady’s pocket book! Hand-engraved and having their own little mirror that flips open when you pull the lipstick out, they were all the rage in the Deco years and one of those mementos you needed to bring back from a trip to Italy. Quite useable today as long as you are willing to customize your lipstick...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #815211 (stock #OGS3501)
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A spectacular example of Antonio Pineda's modernist work from the period during which he had his designs crafted at the Los Castillo Cooperativa. Made of 970 silver with an applied, three-dimensional "wave" that holds the shimmering light greyish pearl. Excellent vintage condition with absolutely no problems noted. Width between 1 1/8" and 1/2"; inner circumference 7" (including opening); 76.2 grams Appropriately and fully hallmarked with the Antonio crown mark, the Los Castillo Coope...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #819852 (stock #OGS3508)
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A classic William Spratling design, superb craftsmanship and almost true-to-life details, this is an all silver butterfly brooch. Dating in Spratling's first design period, when winged creatures were a major source of inspiration, this piece has wonderful patina and is in excellent condition.

Appropriately marked "SPRATLING SILVER" in raised letters within an oval reserve as well as "MADE IN MEXICO" in a rectangle, the brooch was made in the mid-1940s.

Brooch measures 2 1/2" ...

All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #996408
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Fantastic Antonio Pineda silver and black onyx cross pendant necklace - I particularly love this piece for its soft black velvet "chain" which allows it to literally hug the neck... Exquisite combination of curved and angular motifs with Antonio's amazing ability to create substantial yet absolutely not overwhelming jewelry! This is a true gem that transcends the realm of the religious to become a coveted piece of adornment. The necklace is in beautiful vintage condition with only the tini...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #997370
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Very substantial yet still discrete and classy this is a Spratling creation dating in the 1940-46 period as indicated by the combination of hallmarks it bears. It is formed by three rows of "puffy", pillow-like repousse links flexibly held together with hidden pins. The fold-over clasp also blends in the design when you have it on. At 76.9 grams the bracelet weighs around the wrist in a warm, familiar way feeling comfortable and not at all overwhelming. Beautifully crafted and distinctly s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : 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. The bracelet measures 7″ long (wearable; actual length is 7 3/8″) by 1 3/16″ wide and weighs 40.8 grams, It is simply marked “STERLING 925″ and dates in the ...