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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1256980 (stock #12708/12493)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Breath-taking both in its bold design but also because of its generous size, a hand-carved Mexican jade mask pendant paired with a chain of the same origin and vintage. This is an absolutely fabulous piece of jewelry - not for the faint of heart and definitely for the girl who loves intense "ethnic" flair in her life. The pendant measures 3 7/8" tall by 1 1/4" wide while the chain itself is 28" long...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1260042 (stock #12640)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Early Mexican Deco repousse cuff bracelet in a style very characteristic of Mexico City and Maciel, this is a medium width piece with florals all around the band against a stippled background. Wrought out of 900 silver that usually indicates an earlier date, possibly even the 1920s, it has an inner circumference of 7 1/4" (including the 7/8" gap) yet is relatively adjustable (please exert caution, if trying to adjust it). Its width is 15/16" and it weighs 24.9 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1265514 (stock #12832/12836)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Fabulous Taxco set of two bangle bracelets from the early and middle periods of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, this pair is comprised of one Etruscan style piece and a more difficult to find example with elaborate florals in thick relief. The two are stunning together and they would look gorgeous worn over a long black sleeve. Having an inner circumference of 8", they are 5/16″ wide and weigh a generous 44.1 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1282634 (stock #12986)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Wonderful Peruzzi, Florence Italian earrings dating in the Deco years, this set is wrought in 800 silver which was the standard for Italian jewelers until 1934. A heart-shaped set, it is adorned with floral and foliate motifs and has tiny little "mock bells" hanging off it. Beautifully made and early they measure just shy of 2" long by 7/8" wide and weigh 13.5 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1257588 (stock #12647)
One Good Eye Silver
$225.00
Big and with a distinct less-is-more attitude that nevertheless stays within the more traditional confounds of Mexican jewelry design, a rare to find Los Castillo ring adorned with a chunky turquoise. I love the greenish hue of the cab and its towering cut and I also appreciate the fact that this is an adjustable ring. Currently a sz 9.5, it can be made larger, if needed. Its face is approx. 7/8" by 5/8" and when worn, the ring rises just shy of 1/2" off the finger...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1302270 (stock #13111)
One Good Eye Silver
$220.00
One of the few known female Taxco silversmiths and designers and a modernist at that, Erika Hult de Corral's work has a slick elegance and a quality that justifies the desirability her creations enjoy. The set of "pagoda" dangle earrings I am presenting here is both difficult to find and a pleasure to wear and to behold. They are just shy of 1 7/8" long by 3/4" wide (at their widest) and weigh 14.0 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1276735 (stock #12931)
One Good Eye Silver
$215.00
Early Deco Flli Peruzzi, Florence silver cuff bracelet wrought in .800 silver (the sterling standard was adopted in Italy in 1934) in a classic Italian Renaissance Revival design for which the company is known. Beautifully etched and accented with beading its florals have depth and the warm patina that has developed over the years intensifies the cuff’s sense of depth and drama...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1219172 (stock #12471)
One Good Eye Silver
$200.00
You will love the patina on this piece; it is just what you want to see on a well-cared for bracelet from the opening decades of Taxco's 20th c. revival. A Margot de Taxco / Los Castillo design, it combines repousse semi-spheres with stylized feather motifs yet this example is not signed. I suspect, however, that it might be an Antonio Reina creation...
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 1970 item #1223527 (stock #1286)
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$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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : 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 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. A rare design to find by Tobias, it measures 2 3/4" wide by 1 7/8" tall and weighs 17.8 g...
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. The figural brooch I am presenting here illustrates the point I am trying to make in the best possible way - just notice the degree of relief in the...
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 : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1141053 (stock #1146)
One Good Eye Silver
$98.00
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. Measuring 3" wide by 1 3/8" tall it weighs 16.0 grams and is i...