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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205527 (stock #12389)
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A rather rare name to come up, this is the first Abel J. piece I have ever seen and handled. The maker is listed yet other than hallmarks and the fact that we know their name, I was not able to find anything more about them. Yet the necklace at hand is a piece whose imaginative design and gorgeous material combination should warrant some notoriety for its creator...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205523 (stock #12414)
One Good Eye Silver
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Matching the big brooch in the same design that I presented a few days ago (please refer to item no 1204747), this set of dangle earrings is showy, fun and a pleasure to wear. The horses look almost cartoonish and have acquired a wonderful patina over time. Each earring measures 1 3/4" long and the diameter of the dangle is 1 5/16". The set's weight comes up to 16.5 grams and it is signed with Eagle 22 (one of Davis's assay numbers)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1205039 (stock #12372)
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$945.00
Talented, eccentric and not very prolific (at least where his Mexican pieces are concerned) Hubert Harmon spent a few years in Taxco in the 1940s and created some of the most beautiful, difficult to find examples of Taxco design. The repousse silver snakes and fish belt buckle at hand is a known Harmon creation yet doesn't bear his signature so I am offering it here as an unsigned piece and this is reflected in its pricing...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1204749 (stock #12412)
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An early Los Castillo creation as indicated by the low design number, this is also a classic for the taller - repousse swirls accented by beads and riveted together to imitate the waves in a distant sea. The links' depressed areas are beautifully oxidized to intensify the design's depth and by construction the bracelet offers maximum comfort to its wearer. It measures 7 1/4" long (wearable) by 5/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 39.9 grams. Signed with the taller's name as well as des...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1204747 (stock #12335)
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I have seen this brooch years ago with Fred Davis's signature and was a little surprised at the almost cartoon-like design at the time so the memory stayed with me since. And when I recently came upon the demi of brooch and earrings (you can see both pieces in the next to last photo), I held my breath - only to find Eagle 22 yet no FD initials on the back of the pieces. Unfortunately, Davis is famous for not being as meticulous as Spratling in having all his jewelry marked with his signature.....
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1203909 (stock #12140)
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Probably dating in the mid-1950s, a rare form to find with Miguel Martinez's signature this lariat necklace is the perfect accessory for hot summer days. Its double-weave chain is light enough to feel comfortable yet eye-catching at the same time, especially with the three-dimensional "bell flower" dangles marking its two ends. The lariat measures 30" in total length while the dangles are 15/16" by 5/8"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203906 (stock #12383)
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Exquisitely patina-ed with the oxidation time helped develop in the design's recesses adds precious depth to this vintage Los Castillo repousse brooch that has a more romantic flair to it than most of their work. I love the combination of twists and twirls with the stylized "trumpet" flowers at the top - simply terrific! It measures 3" long by 1 7/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 22.9 grams. It bears the taller's earlier signature, in straight capital letters as well as des...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203071 (stock #12381)
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I am thrilled to present this fun set of three sterling silver and faux "turquoise" Mexican bangles (the "stones" are actually plastic which is not unusual with early Mexican "turquoise" pieces). It is so rare to find a true set made by the same maker and comprised by more than two bracelets so I consider this a treat! I actually suspect that the alloy used here might be higher than sterling - the bracelets feel softer than usual and this proves very helpful when you slide them on...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1203070 (stock #12071)
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$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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1202130 (stock #12377)
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Part of Margot de Taxco's astrology series, an adorable sterling silver pin for the daring Virgo - gorgeous casting, fantastic patina and a fluid nudity turn this little piece into a small work of art. I could not exaggerate its three-dimensional quality even if I wanted to. Its beguiling curves and the uninterrupted sense of movement in the maiden's body and hair is phenomenal. The brooch measures 1 3/4" tall by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 5.5 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1201984 (stock #12365)
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Truly stupendous vintage brutalist silver ring - how can one even begin to describe it? Like a jagged terrain made of sterling, its ridges sharp and its valleys deep and oxidized, this is a veritable wearable landscape. Heavy, big, stunning with three gems adorning it that read as spinels on my Presidium DuoTester. The ring is a sz 7 with its face measuring 1 1/16" by 1" while the shank is 1/2" wide. Its thickness reaches an amazing 5/16" and it weighs 46.8 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1201982 (stock #12354)
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$445.00
Gorgeous David Andersen vintage torque pendant necklace, its pendant I found referred to as "Thor's Hammer" and though there is no signature for the actual designer, there seems to be an agreement among experts that this is probably the work of Bjorn Sigurd Ostern. Made of sterling silver both pendant and neck ring have developed a patina to die for and even though the set was acquired together and has obviously been that way for a long time, I am not sure whose the signature on the neck ring...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1201891 (stock #12370/12371)
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$455.00
I have only had a few pieces by RafMex over the years and was happily surprised to find their signature on the necklace and bracelet demi presented here. This is the perfect set for that romantic soul who appreciates Mexican jewelry for its quality and craftsmanship but shies away from big, bold pieces. Delicate and elegantly feminine, the repousse floral links have mellowed beautifully over the years and the two pieces look gorgeous together. The necklace measures a wearable 16 1/2" long (actu...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200998 (stock #0800)
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I have seen this design by Margot de Taxco before - it can be found in all silver as well as adorned with amethyst or art glass cabochons in addition to the silver and copper combination - but I had never had a ring from this line in the past. I am partial to the marrying of the two metals as it is and in this case, the complexity of the repousse with its beading and undulating tendrils and the warm glow of beautifully patinated copper make for a stunning piece. The ring is a comfortable sz 7.25...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200310 (stock #12302)
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One of the most accomplished Taxco maestros, Miguel Melendez ranks high among my favorite mod designers, his creations successfully combining minimalist motifs with exceptional craftsmanship and gorgeous, faceted gems. The hinged bracelet at hand is adorned with three prong-set amethysts, the stems upon which they rest rising above stylized sterling leaves. I have had a demi comprised of a cuff and matching necklace with acqua stones in this design before and I love it for its abstraction and t...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1199922 (stock #12265)
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$525.00
What is there to be said about this Villasana clamper that a careful look at the photos won't reveal in the most detailed, decidedly direct and breath-taking way? Sometimes I just feel that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words... Undoubtedly one of Villasana's most ornate bracelets, this one betrays an almost Art Nouveau-ish influence with its elaborate repoussage flowing in all directions. The patina here adds the final touch to a true Taxco masterpiece. The bracelet has an inner ci...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1199442 (stock #12240)
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A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with a wire-wrapped, polished tiger's eye gem - I have seen it with amethyst and chrysoprase as well as with black onyx and have one of the latter in my inventory presently (just look for item no 1108655 here on Troc!). One of the two big maestros of Mexican modernist design, Sigi loves the way oxidized surfaces stand out against the warm glow of silver and he definitely illustrates ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1198876 (stock #12229)
One Good Eye Silver
$535.00
The second Maricela necklace currently available in my inventory (please look at item no 1196415), I am thrilled to have found this piece with its matching earrings. Though Isidro Pina's well recognized brooches are not too difficult to come upon, there don't seem to be as many link pieces with his signature around and when it comes to necklaces, things get a little more challenging. I have had this specific necklace only once in the past - just the necklace though and that one had an Eagle a...