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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1246266 (stock #12706)
One Good Eye Silver
$265.00
I have never had a cuff bracelet by Gerardo Lopez before - in fact, I had never even seen one to this day. We are used to his repousse necklaces, bracelets and clampers but an example of this form bearing his signature is truly a first - at least for me. Wrought in sterling silver, the design is classic Taxco and can be found in various configurations; from single row to five row; cast or made out of thick silver sheet like here...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1231937 (stock #12054)
One Good Eye Silver
$265.00
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 : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1144304 (stock #0893)
One Good Eye Silver
$245.00
Big, beautifully worked and warmly patinated early Mexican silver brooch in the shape of the Quetzal, the Maya sacred bird and one of the two creatures combined in the figure of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent. This is the second time I have had a brooch in this design and I am equally impressed now by it as I was when I first came upon it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1246551 (stock #12692)
One Good Eye Silver
$245.00
One of the three listed Riveras, I suspect that the maestro signing this necklace probably apprenticed or worked at the Los Castillo / Margot de Taxco tallers since a lot of his jewelry emulates designs that originated in those workshops. A little longer than most classic Mexican chokers, this piece is carefully crafted with confident repousse and its medium weight makes it the perfect accessory for the upcoming warmer days of spring and summer. Measuring a wearable 15 1/4" long by 3/4" wide ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1195076 (stock #1352)
One Good Eye Silver
$245.00
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 : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1181903 (stock #12138)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Spectacular hinged repousse bangle bracelet with yellow gold appliques all around it, two of them figural; the profile of Moctezuma and the Mexican coat-of-arms. The two metals combine perfectly on this piece - the gold has mellowed over the years and its patina matches the warm glow of the stippled and chased silver. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 1/4" and it's 1" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1188657 (stock #12173)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Matching the Cleopatra necklace of the same design also currently available in my inventory (see them together in the last photo), this bracelet has all the bells and whistles of Deco design. Its angular, tiered links that underscore a "less-is-more" approach to adornment are embellished with strips of shimmering "peacock" abalone that surprise with the richness of color and metallic glow. The bracelet is 7 1/4" long (wearable) by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 53.9 grams. It is signed by M...
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 : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1096005 (stock #0537)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Bold in its simple yet powerful machine-age style a vintage Deco Mexican silver and turquoise bracelet made up of three rows of domed, open links. The central row is adorned with bezel set cabs, their color varying between shades of turquoise blue and sage green. Please note ow clever the hidden clasp is! Measuring 7 3/4" long (wearable) the bracelet is 1 3/16" wide and weighs 55.5 grams. It is simply marked "MEXICO SILVER" and dates in the 1930s-40s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1960 item #1059910
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Presented here is an old, pre-ban Japanese ivory brooch and earrings set carved in the shape of plumeria flowers in its original faux leather box retaining the seller's guarantee of authenticity. The Sunamoto Ivory Co. was first established in 1884 and were known as carvers of fine ivory netsuke...
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 #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...
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. It is fully and appropriately signed...
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. Simply marked "SILVE R MEXICO" (on the brooch), the set dates in the 1930s-40s period and is in excellent vintage conditio...
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. They are simply marked "SILVER MEXICO", date in the 1920s-30s and in excellent vintage c...
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. As products of a minimally mechanized, hand-based process, the earrings differ sligh...
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. It is signed with Gomez's name (missing the G) i...
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. It weighs 24.6 grams and is signed with maker's initials on the bracelet, possibly "SZO" (?) as well as Eagle 2 assay mark...