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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 1970 item #1226689 (stock #12544)
One Good Eye Silver
$825.00
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 #1238742 (stock #12533)
One Good Eye Silver
$825.00
Famous for the masterful, seamless way he combines silver and stone, Enrique Ledesma needs no further introduction to the lover of Mexican silver jewelry. His modernist designs prove that elegance is definitely not fussy - and the bracelet at hand illustrates, I believe, the statement in the best possible way. Chunky, curved half-barrel links, their faces shared diagonally by sterling and stone inlay, securely yet comfortably held together by smoothly working hinges...
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 #1177341 (stock #12083)
One Good Eye Silver
$695.00
Generous in weight, very nicely cut out of medium thickness silver sheet, having carefully riveted links and lying around the neck in the most divine way, a pre-Colombian feathers motif necklace with an astounding presence! The design is easily recognizable as a Los Castillo book piece creation (see listing no 1174989 for a Los Castillo cuff in the same design) and it makes for one of the best fitting necklaces I have ever tried...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1259126 (stock #12822)
One Good Eye Silver
$645.00
A stunner, early Deco Flli Coppini pendant necklace, this piece is not only holding a beautiful St. George slaying the Dragon medallion but it's adorned with a multitude of figural charms. Combinations like this are very hard to find and as the example at hand is wrought in .800 silver, it dates most probably in the pre-1934 period, when the sterling standard had not been yet adopted by the Italian authorities...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1268762 (stock #12861)
One Good Eye Silver
$635.00
Exceptional early Deco Taxco silver bracelet, its two parts formed by rows of repousse semi-spheres accented with green turquoise cabochons. This is one of my favorite forms in an exuberant design that never fails to attract attention. Bracelets like this come in a variety of widths – this one is, I believe, the widest you can get with eight rows of beads that, in the front panel, are enhanced by overlaid rows of stone and smaller beads. An iconic Mexican “statement” piece it measures 7...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1261557 (stock #12690)
One Good Eye Silver
$595.00
Vintage silver and tiger's eye necklace by Erika Hult de Corral, the Taxco modernist designer with studies in Paris and apprenticeships in the workshops of both Ledesma and Sigi Pineda. I love Ric's jewelry for the fluidity of lines and her unique way of marrying sterling with hard stones. The necklace at hand has an inner circumference of 15 3/4" (clasped) with its width varying between 3/4" at center front and 1/8" at its narrowest, next to the clasp. It weighs 57.0 grams and is signed with m...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1108655 (stock #0798)
One Good Eye Silver
$585.00
A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with an obsidian gem - I have seen it with amethyst, tiger's eye and chrysoprase as well. One of the two big maestros of Mexican modernist design, Sigi loves oxidized surfaces standing out against the warm glow of silver and he definitely illustrates in the best possible way here how well this combination can work. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 6 7/8" and its width varies...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1203070 (stock #12071)
One Good Eye Silver
$575.00
Quite hefty, wrought out of 980 silver, with a dynamic sense of motion in their wave-like design, a pair of vintage Los Castillo cuff bracelets that look fantastic worn together. If design number is an indication of date, this must be one of the taller's earlier creations yet the Los Castillo quality and perfect finishing is evident already as expected. The cuffs are almost identical in inner circumference - one is 6 1/2" while the other is slightly bigger at 6 3/4" which makes them "sit" bett...