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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Retro : Pre 1960 item #1294771
One Good Eye Silver
$1,150.00
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Vintage 1940s-50s, I believe, 10k white gold floral brooch encrusted with clear diamonds. According to my jeweler there seem to be approximately 2cts of stones here, of varying sizes, some with inclusions and a few with very small chips detectable only with a loupe yet all genuine diamonds. The brooch is 2 7/8" tall by 1 5/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 20.5 grams. It is not hallmarked yet tests as and is guaranteed of 10k quality...
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 1980 item #1308763 (stock #13240)
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Mod 1960s Uno A Erre bracelet wrought in .800 silver and decorated with golden yellow and turquoise champleve enamel. This is a colorful, very easy and comfortable to wear piece - it feels like silk around the wrist and is certainly unusual in its combination of geometric shapes. With an inner circumference of 7 1/2" (clasped) the bracelet is 3/4" wide and weighs 31.0 grams. It is fully singed "800" as well as "1 AR" and dates in the 1960s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1267906 (stock #12719)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
A quintessentially mod genre, I love "clamshell" Taxco jewelry them for their heft, their slick minimalism and the splash of unexpected color that usually emanates from their stones. Yet here it’s dark obsidian that anchors this piece in a classic combination that defies the passage of time. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7″ (clasped) and its width varies between 1″ and 1/2″...
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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1314882
One Good Eye Silver
$750.00
Iconic Abraham Paz silver and black onyx bracelet in the “shields” design, this is not an easy to find piece and I am thrilled to be offering it here. The epitome of Mexican Deco, Paz’s creations appeared also with Fred Davis’s hallmarks but the example at hand bears Paz’s own signature...
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 1950 item #1315416 (stock #13203)
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Alfredo Villasana is one of my favorite "less celebrated" early Taxco maestros. Though all of his work is beautiful, he did have some exceptional moments and the bracelet presented here is, I believe, a great example. Heavy shield-shaped sterling links with oxidation and beading connect to floral rondelles, each one holding a big simulated alexandrite (color-change corundum, in fact) in substantial crown settings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1299318
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$1,285.00
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Early 20th c. pair of carved angel skin coral dangle earrings, the coral set in 14k yellow gold with twist-rope and filigree decoration...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1318156 (stock #13306/13307)
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Vintage assembled set of Antonio Pineda bracelets in a mod, minimalist design that features deeply carved semi-spheres out of each bangle's perimeter, with the empty areas oxidized to add drama to an otherwise simple form. I am very partial to sets of bangles and this pair wears comfortably with its discrete musicality reminding you of its presence. The bangles have an inner circumference of 8" and their width is 1/4". They weigh a combined 42.0 grams and are both fully and appropriately marked...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1337105 (stock #13566)
One Good Eye Silver
$480.00
I am thrilled to present a repousse brooch - you could even call it a bar pin - from Antonio Pineda's early years as an independent maestro. Antonio opened his workshop in 1941 and some of his first creations clearly betray the influence both of Spratling and most importantly of maestro Valentin Vidaurreta with whom he worked in Mexico City. Wrought in 980 silver, another indication of the its early date, the brooch combines repousse motifs from the "archaeological" period of Taxco design with d...
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. S...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1316578 (stock #12352/12353)
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$800.00
Based on an Antonio Pineda design and simply marked with Eagle 3 assay mark (which Antonio also used), a modernist sterling silver and chrysoprase necklace and bracelet set from Taxco's middle period, around 1960. I believe the demi was probably made in Antonio's taller by one of his maestros after hours and its quality and level of craftsmanship bespeak its creators mastery over his art. Substantial yet comfortable to wear, both pieces boast the same wavy silver work that gently hugs semi-trans...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1316409 (stock #13078)
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A design that has been copied by several Taxco maestros, this Antonio Pineda thick silver band ring is one of those pieces that demonstrates in black and white the difference between an original and its many emulations. I have sold examples of this ring in the past but never an Antonio band and when I found this, I could not get over the thickness of the silver used, the depth of the recesses between the applied pre-Colombian motifs and their dramatic oxidation. And when you have it on, its pres...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1113395 (stock #0871)
One Good Eye Silver
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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". It weighs 142.1 grams yet it wears comfortably and is fully signed with Antonio's crown mark, a very bad...