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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1276552 (stock #12834)
One Good Eye Silver
$945.00
One of Salvador Teran’s signature designs, the Archer makes for a dramatic, show-stopping bracelet. Mod minimalism, shadowbox construction and beautifully aged heavy gauge silver combine in the example at hand. Having a 6 1/2″ inner circumference (clasped; perfect for smaller to medium wrists) the bracelet varies in width between 1 1/2″ and 5/16″ and weighs 39.8 grams. It is signed with maker’s signature in script as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO” and des...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228504 (stock #12529)
One Good Eye Silver
$935.00
An early bracelet by Hector Aguilar, its design presaging in a way his massive "bullet" piece, this is so comfortable and easy to wear! The "bullet" shaped hidden hinges allow it to conform to your every move - you will love the way it hugs the wrist. This is also a bracelet you can wear any time, anywhere - Aguilar's jewelry is magnificent but many of his creations you cannot just don and get out the door.....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1273867 (stock #1011)
One Good Eye Silver
$935.00
Resting on the powerful visual effect of its angularity and the contrast between oxidized and warmly glowing silver, a signed Ed Wiener cuff bracelet in a stylized wave design. This is actually a published piece (see Milton W. Brown and Blanche R. Brown, Jewelry by Ed Wiener, p. 69) and one of the best modernist cuffs I have seen...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1279349 (stock #12902)
One Good Eye Silver
$895.00
Early Deco Mexican silver and amethyst necklace very much in Matilde Poulat’s style, this is a piece that combines fleshy, earthy repoussage with a gorgeously colored stone. The three-part central section is articulated with hidden hinges, its construction allowing it to sit perfectly on the neckline and feel very comfortable as well. The necklace is 15 1/2″ long (wearable; actual length is approx...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1207135 (stock #12375)
One Good Eye Silver
$875.00
The second Erika Hult de Corral bracelet currently in my inventory (please look for item no 1189406 as well), this piece is absolutely fabulous. Quite substantial yet still comfortable to wear, its mod sterling links are studded with green, mossy agates. The bracelet feels divine around the wrist and as rare as Ric bracelets are, the specific design is even more difficult to come upon. With an inner circumference of 6 5/8" (clasped), it is perfect for smaller to medium wrists...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1218736 (stock #12352)
One Good Eye Silver
$875.00
Simply marked with Eagle 3 assay number alongside "TAXCO MEXICO 925" a vintage mod necklace in emulation of Antonio Pineda's similar design combining sterling with chunky oval chrysoprase gems. Like stylized leaves or waves, the repousse setting tenderly hugs the stones that are otherwise held in a raised sterling frame...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1262422 (stock #12766)
One Good Eye Silver
$875.00
A contemporary of Matilde Poulat’s, Dominguez is among the early maestros whose emulations of Matl pieces I consider excellent alternatives to the Grande Dame’s original work. Very carefully crafted and meticulously finished, with its channel-set turquoise cabs ranging from pale blues and greens to deeper shades of the two colors this is a classic Mexico City piece and an eye-catching one at that...
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 1970 item #1226689 (stock #12544)
One Good Eye Silver
$765.00
I have had this repousse leaves design before in necklaces and bracelets yet this is my first piece signed by its originators, the Los Castillo taller. I just cannot get over the fleshiness of the repoussage and the fantastic way the silver glistens and darkens as the eye proceeds from the raised surfaces to the deeper recesses in the veins of each leaf. Simplicity in all its elegance yet definitely not simplistic at all! The necklace is a choker size measuring a wearable 15" long...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1227860 (stock #12445)
One Good Eye Silver
$765.00
Based on the dramatic contrast of highly polished silver against dark, oxidized backgrounds, Sigi's jewelry is eye-catching without having to be burdensomely elaborate. The necklace at hand illustrates, I believe, my assertion in the best possible way. Gorgeous, a pleasure to wear and to behold, and a true Tasco (sic) modernist treasure...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1260426 (stock #12759)
One Good Eye Silver
$685.00
Impressive and early Matilde Poulat ring in a repousse serpent design that coils around a scrumptious amethyst cabochon. Fantastic patina and Matl's easily recognizable workmanship in combination with the quite generous in size face make for a stunning piece. Currently a sz 8 the ring can be easily resized by a good jeweler. Its face is 1 3/8" by approx. 1" and it weighs 11.6 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1275856 (stock #12928)
One Good Eye Silver
$685.00
Splendid early Deco Mexican silver repousse cuff bracelet, this is an anonymous piece yet without any doubt one of the first, most daring attempts at employing the art of repoussage to coax stunning form out silver. Powerful sense of motion, deep oxidized recesses, accent beading and generous proportions combine in a jaw-dropping piece. The cuff has a 7 1/4″ inner circumference (including the 1 3/8″ gap) and its width varies between 2 7/8″ in the front and 1 1/8″ at i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1232328 (stock #12616)
One Good Eye Silver
$675.00
A really challenging piece to photograph - all those surfaces that twist and turn and face each other just won't behave! - yet equally impressive and inventive in its design, this bracelet is based on a creation by Antonio Pineda. Signed by an unidentified maker in our case, it has powerful presence with the pointy edges of the pyramids emanating from every link, its "sharpness" softened by the warm caramel and brown tones in the tortoise shell inlay. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 6...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1207137 (stock #12344)
One Good Eye Silver
$665.00
An early design for the Los Castillo taller, I don't know what one would call this piece if not iconic and classic. In my mind, the "fern" motif is closely associated with vintage Mexican clamper bracelets. It has been produced for decades due to its popularity and demand and can be found with all kinds of signatures or simple "generic" Deco hallmarks. Yet when you experience the substantial presence of the Los Castillo rendition, when you hold it in your hands and feel the weight, when you ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1229490 (stock #12439)
One Good Eye Silver
$650.00
Another one of my Taller Taxco treasures, this necklace, obviously based on Salvador Teran's design, came to me with a matching bracelet (by yet a different maker) which I will be presenting in the next few days. An intriguing taller, its relationship (or lack thereof?) to Teran still remains cloudy yet its emulations of Salvador's jewelry are of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The choker at hand, a reinterpretation of a pre-Colombian motif within the context of the mid-20th c. is simply ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1223742 (stock #12463)
One Good Eye Silver
$645.00
A retailer in Cuernavaca, according to Bille Hougart, Doris probably commissioned work from several maestros yet jewelry bearing their signature does not surface very often. But when it does, it is usually spectacular - like the cuff presented here. Co-signed "Corpus Artisans", its repousse is immaculately executed; dramatic, perfectly finished and beautifully oxidized. I find the combination of fern, floral and stylized fleur-de-lis motifs quite successful and cannot get over the patina the bra...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228403 (stock #12531)
One Good Eye Silver
$625.00
I was so surprised to find Narvaez's signature on this necklace - I am familiar with his Deco jewelry that combine sterling and abalone in tiered designs yet I have never seen an enameled piece by him! And an emulation of a difficult to find (at least in my experience) Margot design at that. I admired the sweeping motion of the stylized feathers for quite some time - this is one of those necklaces that make people do double-takes. It measures a wearable 17 3/4" with its feathers part being 4" w...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1265082 (stock #12534)
One Good Eye Silver
$625.00
One of Margot de Taxco’s signature creations the “swans” come in various versions yet never fail to impress. The repousse example at hand is anonymous but its workmanship bespeaks its maker’s mastery over his art. Beautiful patina accentuates the recesses adding drama and visual interest to the piece. A gorgeous example of 1940s Taxco silversmithing in one of Mexico’s iconic “Deco” motifs. The necklace measures 17 7/8″ long (might feel a little longer thanks to the opening b...