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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1225990 (stock #12556)
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$270.00
Going back to the Spanish Colonial tradition, a vintage 1950s Peruvian sterling silver bracelet with cast figural appliques. This is a monumental piece not only in proportions but also in the ornamentation of the upper and lower perimeters of its undulating links. I love the latticed windows that look out onto the lady in her fineries as well as the floral and foliate appliques with the songbird perched on its blossoming branch...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1225416 (stock #12543)
One Good Eye Silver
$485.00
Extra wide and beautifully worked, its face brimming with repousse roses and rose hips rising in relief from a stippled sterling field this Maciel cuff is for the daring female! I love the geometry of this piece - not your usual rectangle, its upper and lower perimeters are cut on a sloping angle on either side of the central floral bunch. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 3/4" (including the 1 3/8" gap) and is perfect for medium to bigger wrists...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1225412 (stock #12292)
One Good Eye Silver
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Matching the stupendous bib necklace also available in my inventory (see item no 1225293), a rare to find Margot de Taxco bracelet with pre-Colombian stylized feather charms. The quality of this piece is impressive even for a Margot creation - the articulated charms have their parts riveted on the back, the finishing is crisply clean, the patina fantastic and the bracelet is hefty as well. Measuring 9 1/2" laid out its wearable length (adjustable as well) is 8 1/2"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1225293 (stock #12292)
One Good Eye Silver
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Just WOW! I don't usually resort to exclamations of this kind yet I believe the Margot necklace I am presenting here deserves it more than anything else. I was stunned when I first held it in my hands - its beauty, the sculpturality of its links, the fantastic patina, the weight and the rarity of the design all combine to make a true collector's dream materialize. I will leave the assessment to you - just enjoy the photos. And as you can see, its matching bracelet is also available.....
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1224960 (stock #12470)
One Good Eye Silver
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Very much in the style of Matilde Poulat, a drop-dead-gorgeous set of repousse hair combs adorned with amethyst and faux turquoise cabs. Earthy, hand-made quality; beautiful amethysts with clouding and inclusions; generous size and an endearing naivete in the design's execution with assymetry and variations in the combs' proportions turn this set into an eye-catching treasure...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1223949 (stock #12357)
One Good Eye Silver
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I believe lovers of Margot de Taxco's jewelry will easily recognize the links in this necklace as being from among the Grande Dame's more romantic repousse creations. Yet the way they have been combined in this necklace and set with older hand-painted blue glass stones (late Victorian or Edwardian, I believe) is quite unusual. Margot is known to have created unique pieces by incorporating older or "exotic" elements in otherwise known designs and I think we are dealing with such a case here...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223947 (stock #12560)
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$400.00
Vintage modernist Mexican silver bracelet, this piece retains significant design elements from the early Machine Age period; it is crafted of really thick gauge sterling that adds substance and strong presence to it; its azur-malachite inlaid raised platform, supported by eight prongs, betrays serious industrial influence; and the sheer geometry of its lines stresses a less-is-more attitude in personal adornment...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1223742 (stock #12463)
One Good Eye Silver
$845.00
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 : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1223533 (stock #12540)
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$285.00
Very reminiscent of Ledesma's mod interpretations of pre-Colombian motifs, a hinged sterling bracelet from mid-century Taxco with elaborate overlay and an aqua blue gem that registers in the spinel area of my tester. I consider this one of the most visually interesting designs in this neo-Aztec genre; cutwork, beading, chasing, oxidation and overlay combine to create a piece very attractive yet also easy to wear whatever the circumstances...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223527 (stock #1286)
One Good Eye Silver
$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. Beautifully hand-crafted tips and its original, textured black cording add to the bolo's appeal. Easily worn by either a man or a woman, its overall length is 34 3/4" while the medallion measures 1 1/8" by 1 3/8". Signed with Emma's name in capitals and bearing Eagle 3 assay mark as shown...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1223227 (stock #12475 / 1248)
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The second Margot de Taxco zodiac piece currently in my inventory, this Libra pendant has all the qualities of her astrological series; visual interest, sculpturality and a design so successful that it immediately relates to the sign it represents. I have paired it with a hand-wrought Mexican chain of the same period so you can wear it as a necklace or alternatively, enjoy it as a charm with your vintage charm bracelet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223198 (stock #12532/12484)
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$995.00
Margot de Taxco's zodiac charms are among collectors' favorites yet to find a complete charm bracelet, with both components bearing her signature is much more difficult than getting the charm alone. I am therefore thrilled to offer this hefty Aquarius example here. Just take a look at the gorgeous, generous sterling links - they provide the perfect accompaniment to show off the voluptuousness of the astrological sign's figural representation. And let me mention that the patina is to die for...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1223000 (stock #12545)
One Good Eye Silver
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Now that prices have adjusted themselves and we can actually start thinking about owning one of these spectacular early Deco repousse cuff bracelets, I am thrilled to present you with this "triple bloom" example! Confident repoussage that becomes even more dramatic with the patina that the piece acquired over the years, the bracelet has strong presence and is beautifully proportioned, with good width and heavy as well. Not signed as are many early Mexican pieces in this genre, I don't think I wo...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1221980 (stock #12307)
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If there is a Taxco classic, then I would suggest that Spratling's "Hands and Tulips" design is definitely a good contender for the title! Influenced by Mexico's Spanish Colonial tradition, the floral and figural motif combination has an Old World romantic feel to it yet the chunky amethyst carvings also bestow it a distinctly Mexican flair. Infinitely popular, the design has been emulated by many maestros, both listed and unknown ones, and has also been created without any signature at all, ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1221979 (stock #12409)
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Easily recognized as one of Margot de Taxco's most architectural designs, the "cornucopia" clamper at hand is signed by Hilario Lopez, a maestro who had worked for Margot at her taller, known for his exceptional emulations of her pieces. In a rare, smaller size this bracelet is indeed a masterpiece of repousse with incredible three-dimensional presence and rich, warmly glowing patina. Voluptuous swirls and pronounced beading adorn the two "wings" and the hinge is in perfect condition,snapp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1221501 (stock #12353)
One Good Eye Silver
$500.00
Just like its matching necklace also available in my inventory (look for listing 1218736, please) this Antonio Pineda design bracelet is simply marked with Eagle 1 assay number alongside "TAXCO MEXICO 925". Here too the repousse setting envelopes chunky chrysoprase cabochons in a stylized row of cool greens and mellow silver. I have already discussed the beauty of this demi when I introduced the necklace - here I will just say that the patina acquired over the years accentuates the three-dime...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1220765 (stock #12444)
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One of the few females of Taxco - at least, one of the few whose name we actually know - Erika Hult de Corral 's creations can be impressive, exhibiting genuine creativity and a certain sense of comfort within the realm of modernist design. I particularly like her "moonscape" pieces, partly because I first learned about her years ago when I happened upon such a necklace and earrings set by her. The piece presented here is a variation on the theme - a long pendant necklace with heavily "pitted" a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1220752 (stock #12433)
One Good Eye Silver
$485.00
A silversmith whose work is not frequently encountered, E. Byrne Livingston is among the American artists who contributed to the creation of the country's unique Machine Age aesthetic. A New Yorker, she worked primarily in the 1930s and 1940s and some of her creations are among the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The brooch presented here is characteristic of its period and the specific artistic climate within which it was created. While curving the angularity of Deco lines, it exhib...