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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1211045 (stock #12422)
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Often referred to as the "Spratling of Peru", Graziella Laffi needs no introduction to the knowledgeable collector of vintage Peruvian silver jewelry. Inspired by the country's rich pre-Colombian heritage which she interpreted in a mod, timeless way, Laffi's pieces are sought-after and just a pleasure to have and behold. The hand-hammered necklace at hand, oxidized and endearingly assymetrical, has four figural, sculptural charms hanging off it...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1072339
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Sweet set of vintage Ed Levin sterling silver and pearl earrings with beautiful oxidation in the concave silver housing that surrounds the gems. An early Levin pair from his initial studio period, when the designer loved to suspend pearls or other precious stones from silver wire, very classy and elegant. The earrings measure 5/8" in diameter with the fresh-water pearls being 3/16" in diameter. The set weighs 5.7 grams and it is signed "LEVIN" and "STERLING"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1149302 (stock #1261)
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Based, I believe, on a Hector Aguilar creation a gorgeous necklace with links in a stylized cactus flower design made by one of my favorite "less celebrated" makers who signs his work with initials A and E in a heart-shaped M. This is a masterfully made necklace with very good weight and it sits like a dream around the neck. Not to overdo it but its patina is also to die for. The necklace measures 16 1/2" long (wearable) by just over 7/8" wide and weighs 76.9 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185438 (stock #0575)
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Signed by "AEM" or "AE Heart" because of the heart-shaped "M" that surrounds initials "AE" this is the perfect bracelet for a Davis lover with a small wrist! Very well executed in sterling and black onyx, the iconic "shield and dome" design is classy and quintessentially Mexican Deco. This piece measures a wearable 6 1/4" long (actual length is 6 7/8" but due to its large links it wouldn't fit a wrist bigger than 5 3/4"). Its width is 1 1/8" and it weighs 52.6 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1101712 (stock #0670)
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A superb example by my favorite "heart" artist, again inspired by Margot de Taxco's beloved koi fish designs this is a pair of earrings worthy of the best collection! One cannot fail to admire the confident, pronounced repoussage and the crispness in detail and finishing - both qualities that characterize the work of only the best maestros...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1177949 (stock #12048)
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One of my favorite designs of the so-called "archaeological" genre, I have seen similar pieces bearing Victoria's signature but this one is made by an artist who signs his name with initials "AE" in a heart-shaped "M". Though we don't know much about the specific maker, we do know that his work was appreciated enough by his colleagues that his signature can be found on jewelry by Rancho Alegre and Estela Popowski...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1102151 (stock #0688)
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A celebrated book piece Antonio Pineda's "crescent" design is a veritable feast for the eyes in its less-is-more combination of high purity silver and glistening black onyx. Undoubtedly a classic both when it comes to vintage Mexican modernist jewelry but also for Antonio collectors, the necklace's presence is powerful and attracts the eye in a way difficult to resist. The version presented here is my favorite - the links between the individual crescents are topped with a repousse semi-sphere...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1113395 (stock #0871)
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Matching the set of chubby hoop earrings also available in my inventory (please look for item no 1112606) this is a stunning Antonio Pineda modernist hinged bracelet. Very substantial but at the same time as minimalist as possible, a piece that hugs the wrist in an intimate, warm way. Measuring just shy of 7" in inner circumference, the bracelet is 1 1/8" wide and its thickness reaches 1/2"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1240330 (stock #12452)
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$1500.00
I love Antonio crosses - most of the times, they look more like a work of abstract art than a symbol of one's spirituality. And the silver, pearl and (I believe) zoisite or chrysoprase pendant here is definitely a good example of that. Simply gorgeous, with fantastic patina and the most adorable pearls, it catches the eye with its sense of motion and the green gem at its center...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1178504 (stock #12100)
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$275.00
Vintage Antonio Pineda pair of mod earrings in his so-called "thumbprint" design, this is the perfect gift to complement the bracelet or necklace you already have. Classic Antonio, substantial in presence, with excellent patina - just how you want them to look. Each earring measures 3/4" tall by 5/8" wide and 7/16" deep (at their deepest). The set's weight is 18.3 grams and it is fully signed as shown with Antonio's crown, "970", "HECHO EN MEXICO" and Eagle 58 assay mark...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185761 (stock #12191)
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A vintage Antonio Pineda tie clip out of the designer's mod line that combined oxidized silver with pearls. Very slick, understatedly elegant and in excellent condition with an obligingly tight spring. The clip measures 1 1/2" long by 3/8" wide and it weighs 9.7 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1229786 (stock #12481)
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Fantastic sense of movement, great patina and two gorgeous pearls make this set of Antonio earrings immediately attract the eye! I love the pinwheel design - there is something festive and also "frenetic" about it that is, however, elegantly moderated with the classy touch of the pearls. The earrings are just above 1 1/4" in diameter and the set weighs 10.2 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1112606 (stock #0870)
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The epitome of mod design, a pair of Antonio Pineda chubby hoop earrings wrought in his signature 970 silver alloy - just fab! These look great with the matching hinged bracelet also available in my inventory - though as minimalist as ever possible, they have strong presence and command instant attention. Comfortable to wear and rather unusual. Earrings are 1 1/8" in diameter and approx. 7/16" wide with a thickness of about 1/4". The set weighs 28.7 grams and is fully signed with Antonio's cr...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1105163 (stock #0710)
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One of Taxco's early maestros, Antonio Reina worked for Margot but also created jewelry that he signed with his own hallmarks. His initials "AAR" are found on pieces exhibiting craftsmanship of the highest caliber and they are almost always either copies of or based on Margot de Taxco designs. The repousse copper and silver necklace presented here is undoubtedly based on one of the great lady's creations. Riveted construction, just like that found on the best Margot pieces, very carefully worke...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1174992 (stock #12025)
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I always thought of clamper bracelets as the ideal form for a maestro to showcase his mastery over the art of repoussage. Demanding in both skill and attention, the technique allows for the creation of superb pieces of jewelry because it lends itself to inventive experimentation with all three dimensions. Loosely based on designs by Margot and the Los Castillo, this is a rather unusual clamper. Not as wide as most clampers tend to be and looking more like a hinged bagle with its constant widt...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1241999 (stock #12645)
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$485.00
Having worked in Margot de Taxco's taller, Antonio Reina is known for his masterful renditions of and variations on her designs. The fish necklace presented here is loosely based on Margot's koi fish motifs but these creatures here definitely have an attitude. Very carefully made with good, pronounced repousse and the best patina ever, the necklace measures 15 3/4" long (wearable; actual length is 16 1/4") and is 13/16" wide. It weighs a good 41.4 grams and is signed with initials "AAR" as wel...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1195079 (stock #12076)
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Undoubtedly inspired by Margot de Taxco's Koi Fish line, a pair of early Antonio Reina repousse earrings showing playful fish among stylized silver waves. I can't get over the detail in this set - just note the depth of the repoussage, the detail in the scales and the hand-hammering in the waves themselves to render them three-dimensional. The earrings are 1 5/8" long by 15/16" wide and weigh 8.4 grams (for the set). They are signed with Reina's initials "AAR" as well as "TAXCO STERLING", "HECH...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1173014 (stock #12047a)
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In my opinion one of the best maestros in the art of repoussage, Jose Anton created both holloware and jewelry and was among the first Taxco Renaissance silversmiths. His work has never disappointed me - very creative designs, confident repousse and beautifully combined silver and stones elevate his pieces above the level of most of his contemporaries. I have seen the bracelet at hand with amethyst as well but I find that the onyx ascribes a certain kind of classiness to the design. The bracelet...