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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1286189 (stock #12354)
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Designed for David Andersen by Bjorn Sigurd Ostern a vintage 1960s sterling silver and enamel pendant necklace with an original Andersen neck ring. This design is referred to as "Thor's Hammer" and in our case it comes in stunning shades of blue. I love the hand-hammered finish of the torque and the set's slick elegance. The pendant is just shy of 2" tall by 1 7/16" wide while the neck ring has an inner circumference of 15 5/8" (including the 7/8" gap; yet relatively adjustable)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1277697 (stock #12887)
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Stupendous - literally - Francisco Rivera for Emma bracelet in an "archeological" design, this is a cuff fit for a warrior princess! Hefty, meticulously worked and perfectly finished, it exudes confidence and represents the epitome of the "statement" bracelet. It is tapered so as to better fit the lower arm / wrist and its inner circumference at mid-height is 6 1/2" (including the 1 1/4" gap; I have a 5 3/4" wrist and I can wear it pushed 1 3/4" above the wrist bone)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1279853 (stock #12967)
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Iconic Mexican silver and amethyst ring bearing Fred Davis’s signature, this is a Deco beauty and a Davis classic! Adjustable due to its open shank, it is topped by a massive stone housed in a tiered, angular setting. Presently a sz 7 its face is 1 1/8″ by 3/4″ and it rises approx. 5/8″ off finger when worn. The ring weighs 15.7 grams and is signed with Fred Davis’s conjoined initials as shown as well as “MADE IN MEXICO”...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1290311 (stock #13092)
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Fabulous Jens Asby Danish modernist silver necklace featuring dangles in varied lengths with circlets hanging off a slick neck ring. Quintessential 1960s-70s elegance, very attractive in its minimalism and a pleasure to wear, the necklace has an inner circumference of 14 1/4" (clasped). Its dangles cluster is 4 1/4" long (at its longest) and 3 5/8" wide (at its widest) and the piece weighs 53.0 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1321068 (stock #13193)
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One of the few known female Taxco designers and a modernist at that, Erika Hult de Corral can be riveting - and I think the line of necklaces and earrings in which the piece at hand belongs is one of her exceptional moments. Dramatically elongated bi-cone tubes, spheres pitted and oxidized that look like fragments of the moon's crater-scape and an impressive medallion combine in a long necklace with just the right touch of brutalism...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1312552 (stock #13150)
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Early Taxco beauties, like the necklace I am presenting here, don't need a big name signature to shine! Steeped in the Spanish Colonial tradition, the piece at hand is set with chunky amethyst stones, carved and held in place with lengths of twist-rope wire while the links hosting them have wire-work and beading details. Measuring approx. 16 1/2" long (wearable), the necklace has a width of 1 1/2" and weighs a generous 86.0 grams...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Necklaces : Pre 1990 item #1323965 (stock #13429)
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With a distinct 1980s feel about it, a vintage Mexican silver necklace consisting of substantial stirrup-shaped links, this is a piece for the equestrian in your life and the lover of late modernist design. I don't feature post-1980 Taxco jewelry often yet I could not resist the necklace at hand. It measures 17" long (at least 16"-16 1/4" wearable due to the thick links) by just shy of 1" wide and weighs a whopping 132.0 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1316409 (stock #13078)
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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. I have sold examples of this ring in the past but never an Antonio band and when I found this, I could not get over the thickness of the silver used, the depth of the recesses between the applied pre-Colombian motifs and their dramatic oxidation...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1326720 (stock #13402)
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Hand-crafted in Cuernavaca, one of Mexico's silversmithing centers alongside Taxco, a Deco necklace with barrel beads studded with sterling florets in the Etruscan style. I am very partial to early beaded necklaces and this is one of my favorite designs. Substantial yet not visually overwhelming due to the dainty little wire flowers with their beaded centers, the necklace measures a wearable 15 5/8" long and has a width of approx. 1/2"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1321535 (stock #13356)
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Superbly crafted by a still unidentified maestro who signs with initials "MS" and works in .940 alloys following Aguilar's example (he also uses Eagle 9 which was used by Aguilar), this is a dramatic repousse fern clamper with deeply chased and oxidized recesses and proportions that capture the eye at first sight. I have become obsessed with this maker - I love his prowess in the art of repoussage; the flawless execution of classic designs and the perfect finishing that characterize his pieces...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1186319 (stock #0446)
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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)
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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. I believe the ring to date in the pre-1948 period though the...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1305755 (stock #13144)
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Early Los Castillo Mexican silver repousse set of earrings, this is a stunning pair, big, bold and definitely eye-catching! I find the predominance of circles and spheres quite alluring and appreciate the way the patina accentuating the design's recesses has added to the set's architecturality. Generously 2 1/4" long by 1 3/4" wide, they weigh 24.1 grams (for the set) and are hallmarked with maker's signature as shown as well as "TAXCO 925", "MADE IN MEXICO STERLING", des. no 478 and Eagle 1...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1263554 (stock #12830)
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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. A combination of slick elegance and urban savvy, it has and inner circumference of 6 1/8″ (including the 1 5/16″ gap) and is just above 1̸...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1279422 (stock #12958)
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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. It is signed with Miguel’s signature in scr...
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...