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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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1273503 (stock #12825)
One Good Eye Silver
$200.00
Not to rush the seasons yet vintage Mexican Christmas jewelry is so closely related to the holiday period that I have to start early! And you will not find a more outrageously festive set of holly and bells earrings than this FarFan example. Measuring just shy of 2" square (including the bells), the set weighs 19.1 grams and is signed with maker's name as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO D.F. 925"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1279422 (stock #12958)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
Vintage 1950s Miguel Martinez Mexican silver and purple sapphire dangle earrings, this set is a real stunner both in size as well as in the complexity of its design and construction. Stylized articulated heart and foliate motifs accented by the changing color of the faceted gems attract the eye and reflect the light in myriads of different ways. Each earring is 3 1/8″ long (just shy of it!) by 1 7/16″ wide and the set weighs 22.1 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1176063 (stock #0887)
One Good Eye Silver
$185.00
Brooches fascinate me - especially when they are big, show-stopping pieces! Just like the Deco repousse silver one at hand with its carved amethyst masquette dangle hanging off a pair of stylized wings. 4 3/8" tall the brooch is 2 3/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 27.2 grams. It is simply marked "SILVER MEXICO" and dates in the 1930s-40s...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1195076 (stock #1352)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
I am always thrilled to come upon Rancho Alegre jewelry - I find that their creations, especially their cuffs, are veritable masterpieces both in design as well as craftsmanship. The early mod cuff at hand in a dramatic "wave" motif plays with the constrast between shadow and light as its recessed, heavily oxidized field stands dark against the warmly glowing double-rimmed edges. Even the inner surface is hand-hammered here and bespeaks the high quality of Rancho Alegre pieces...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1263554 (stock #12830)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
Unmarked as is the case with many studio pieces from the 1950s-60s, a visually powerful hand-wrought silver mod bracelet. What is very impressive about this cuff is the different depths of field the eye has to rest on. Hand-hammered and heavily oxidized, it is adorned with applied biomorphic spheres and a raised rim all around its perimeter...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1141053 (stock #1146)
One Good Eye Silver
$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)
One Good Eye Silver
$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. Not signed or...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1269388 (stock #12858)
One Good Eye Silver
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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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1276549 (stock #12929)
One Good Eye Silver
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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. Signed with initials "MPO" as well as "STERLING TAXCO" and "980", it date...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : 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. It is signed "LOPEZ" and "STERLING ...