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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230639 (stock #12570)
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$165.00
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 #1247531 (stock #12662)
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$165.00
Though she started working in the mid-1940s, there don't seem to be many pieces around bearing the signature of Johanna van Ryn. One of the few female designers of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, her jewelry is always of the highest quality with attention to finishing and good weight being among their characteristics...
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 : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1254663 (stock #12784)
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$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 #1228683 (stock #12244)
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$125.00
I love vintage Mexican silver Christmas jewelry - and I love the holidays as well! But I am also very excited about this set of festive earrings because the specific design is very very rare - in fact, this is the first poinsettia and holly wreath dangles that I have seen. They measure 2" long and 1 1/4" wide (at their widest) and they are very musical with their little bells. The set weighs 11.4 grams and is signed with maker's initials "CVL" as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 0925"...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1257363 (stock #12773)
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$115.00
Stunning sterling by pass ring from the middle period of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance in the form of Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican divine Feathered Serpent, this is a true stunner and a design I am always looking for! Crisp lines, perfect finishing and even a sense of depth, all in such a tiny little space bespeak the mastery of the ring's maker. Currently a sz 7.75 (yet adjustable, upwards mostly) its face is 1 3/8" tall by approx. 7/8" wide and it weighs 7.0 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1103154 (stock #0565)
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A rather difficult to find William Spratling necklace, this "disks and bead" design is playful, with a light-heartedness that makes you want to focus on life's good aspects and enjoy it as much as you can! This is a necklace that points to the organic relationship Spratling had formed with Mexico's rich folk culture and the creative ways he used traditional motifs in his work...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1170902 (stock #1287)
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Carved tulips, primarily out of amethyst, are among the most favorite design elements in vintage Mexican jewelry - who wouldn't recognize Spratling's "Hands and Tulips" cuff? Yet never before had I seen a all-links bracelet bearing them so I am really excited to be presenting it here. Very nicely carved, the flowers are held among repousse semi-spheres and the links are held together with wide tubular connectors. Beautiful! The bracelet measures 7 3/8" long (wearable) by 1 1/2" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1200314 (stock #12328)
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Enjoying an almost universal appeal, Etruscan style jewelry are characterized by the profusion of tiny silver beaded florets that adorn them and have been in production for centuries. Found all around the Mediterranean, they were also made in Mexico and I consider them among my favorite sub-genres of Taxco design. The bracelet I am presenting here has a big sterling ball studded with florets for a charm and its chain is formed by floret-ed drums. The bracelet measures 8 1/2" long (yet d...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1200872 (stock #0176 / 0679)
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An early emulation of Spratling's iconic "Cocos" design, the demi presented here is an assembled set but the necklace and bracelet look so good together they make you feel they started their life in the same taller as well. Made out of heavy gauge silver sheet both pieces are carefully crafted and have substantial presence - I particularly love the double "pulsera", a treat that doesn't come up very often...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1208035 (stock #12282)
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What can I say about this truly rare, amazing find? Early, early Mexican repousse bracelet, similar to Matilde Poulat's first creations, it is wrought of 900 silver and probably hails from Mexico City. I believe that this is an early A. Tobias piece based on the raised initials "T.A." that are part of the hallmarks and also on the style, date and workmanship...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223227 (stock #12475 / 1248)
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The second Margot de Taxco zodiac piece currently in my inventory, this Libra pendant has all the qualities of her astrological series; visual interest, sculpturality and a design so successful that it immediately relates to the sign it represents. I have paired it with a hand-wrought Mexican chain of the same period so you can wear it as a necklace or alternatively, enjoy it as a charm with your vintage charm bracelet. Having a diameter of 1 5/8" (not including the bail) the pendant adds a 2 ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1226985 (stock #12534)
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Obviously inspired by Margot de Taxco's design that can be found both with her and the Los Castillo signature, a gorgeous "anonymous" repousse necklace having a double swan central medallion and smaller birds forming the links of the chain on either side. Romantic and elegantly feminine yet not wimpy at all - on the contrary, I would say that it's quite eye-catching. I love the oxidation that accentuates the design's three dimensional quality and the attention paid to the finishing work. The nec...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1232754 (stock #12521)
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Easy to wear, very comfortable Los Castillo Mozaico Azteca bracelet. I love the way the curved links hug the wrist and, of course, the beauty of the colors in the stone inlay. The bracelet measures a wearable 6 3/4" long (clasped) and it is 11/16" wide (at its widest). It weighs 70.1 grams and is signed with the taller's name, "MOZAICO AZTECA" and des. no 230 alongside a badly stamped Eagle 15 assay mark and "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO". It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condit...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : 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 : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1246555 (stock #12707)
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Gorgeous Deco Chinese ring wrought in sterling silver and adorned with a stone that is a puzzle to me - I cannot decide whether it's truly turquoise or if it's turquoise colored glass. There seem to be a couple of small "impurities" in it close to the edge like specks of veining that turquoise would have but I am still undecided... Be that as it may, the stone's color and the repousse appliqu├ęs that adorn the shank make this is one of the best Chinese rings I have had so far. And this piece i...
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...