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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1256980 (stock #12708/12493)
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Breath-taking both in its bold design but also because of its generous size, a hand-carved Mexican jade mask pendant paired with a chain of the same origin and vintage. This is an absolutely fabulous piece of jewelry - not for the faint of heart and definitely for the girl who loves intense "ethnic" flair in her life. The pendant measures 3 7/8" tall by 1 1/4" wide while the chain itself is 28" long...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1256829 (stock #12752)
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Steeped in Mexico's rich cultural past, vintage silver Quetzalcoatl jewelry are stunning and one of my favorite sub-genres in the Taxco field. I have seen many variations of the divine Feathered Serpent, some times in repousse and others carved and overlaid like here...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1256439 (stock #12764)
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$185.00
Maciel repousse cuff bracelets are among the most sought after early Mexican jewelry forms and with good reason too. Their classic floral designs executed in bold relief defy age and the whims of fashion and the variety of widths and motifs is quite impressive. I love the cut-out variations, like the one presented here, especially for the summer when heat and humidity call for lighter, more comfortable accessories...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1254664 (stock #12784)
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$280.00
Bearing the initials of a still unidentified maestro whose repousse clamper bracelets are avidly sought after for their exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful design the clamper at hand is an iconic Taxco piece. Stark contrast between the glowing raised surfaces and the dark recesses on the two "wings" as well as the repousse lip that denotes the bracelet's perimeter make for an eye-catching, impressive clamper...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1254663 (stock #12784)
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$135.00
An early 20th c. silver filigree ring of Chinese provenance, I believe, this piece is impressive and rather colorful with its bezel set gems. The large faceted stone at the center tests in the sapphire/topaz area on my Presidium gem tester - I cannot say whether natural or synthetic yet the color is gorgeous. There are also amethysts and tiger's eye cabs . Currently a comfortable size 6, the ring can easily be re-sized. Its face is 1 1/4" tall by 7/8" wide and it weighs 9.7 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1253006 (stock #12749)
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A very intriguing combination pin/pendant necklace wrought in 980 silver and adorned with scrumptious amethysts and pearls. The design reminds me of Margot's hand but it's signed by a maker who, though listed, remains unidentified. Anonymity or not though, this is a spectacular, substantial piece and you can wear it either as a necklace or dis-attach the pendant to enjoy it as a brooch. Measuring 23 5/8" long (wearable) the chain enjoys the pendant's additional 3 5/8" drop...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1252435 (stock #12711)
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$235.00
Sigi Pineda rings don't come up very often and I am very happy to present here an example out of his "boomerang" line. Fashioned in the so-called by pass style, this is a slick, mod piece, its two wings adorned with bezel set turquoise cabs. Fantastic patina and excellent vintage condition make this an absolute must-have for collectors of Mexican jewelry and lovers of mod design alike...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1250495 (stock #0781)
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Impressive, having the distinct "ethnic" character that characterizes this genre of vintage Mexican jewelry, a set of articulated earrings by Rivera in emulation of Matilde Poulat's jeweled creations. Beading, wire work, amethysts and turquoise set in channels and bezels combine to make this truly regal set. Dating in the pre-1948 period (I believe Rivera's early pieces to be among the best alternatives to Matl's own work) the set is signed with maker's name as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 925"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1250236 (stock #12733)
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Matching the necklace of the same design also currently available in my inventory a hand-wrought sterling silver and lapis bracelet bearing the signature of Ella Cone. Reflecting elements that are also present in the necklace's clasp, the bracelet is formed by links with wirework curlicues and beading while the stones here are set in square bezels...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1250014 (stock #12732)
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Gorgeous Ella Cone sterling silver and lapis lazuli necklace, this is a piece that retains American Arts and Crafts influences and has the quality and design originality that characterize Cone's best pieces. I love the richness of the dark blue in the stones in juxtaposition to the warm glow of well-aged, well-loved silver. The necklace has a wearable length of 14 5/8" (actual length - always measuring the shortest strand - is 15 1/4" but I am leaving some allowance so you can clasp it)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1249819 (stock #12677)
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Stunning Rivera fringe necklace this is an early piece based on Matilde Poulat's original design with the quality of materials and craftsmanship that characterize Rivera's work. A fantastic alternative to Matl's creation, it wears like a dream and is a veritable feast for the eyes. Its inner circumference is 15" (clasped) and it is 1 1/2" wide (including the amethyst dangles)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1247531 (stock #12662)
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Though she started working in the mid-1940s, there don't seem to be many pieces around bearing the signature of Johanna van Ryn. One of the few female designers of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, her jewelry is always of the highest quality with attention to finishing and good weight being among their characteristics. I suspect that the triple swan brooch at hand is an original idea by her - I have seen the same style of pin with her signature having swallows perched on a stylized branch li...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1247393 (stock #12716)
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Signed by one of Mexico's "unsung" early maestros, this beaded multi-row hinged bracelet is accented with turquoise cabs and its width makes it a coveted example of the genre. I have seen them with amethyst, black onyx and obsidian and love the turquoise variation. Here each "wing" is formed by seven rows of semi-spheres. The front part has six additional rows of smaller beads and bezel set turquoise overlaid in between the original seven of the base. The bracelet's visual impact is stunning - o...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1246551 (stock #12692)
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One of the three listed Riveras, I suspect that the maestro signing this necklace probably apprenticed or worked at the Los Castillo / Margot de Taxco tallers since a lot of his jewelry emulates designs that originated in those workshops. A little longer than most classic Mexican chokers, this piece is carefully crafted with confident repousse and its medium weight makes it the perfect accessory for the upcoming warmer days of spring and summer. Measuring a wearable 15 1/4" long by 3/4" wide ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1244406 (stock #12670)
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I absolutely love by-pass rings and am always on the look out for gorgeous examples of Mexican derivation. And I am very happy to be able to offer this exquisite piece here. Based on Margot de Taxco's and the Los Castillo's "Koi Fish" parures yet bearing the signature of Balderas it dates in the 1950s-60s period. I admire these miniature masterpieces - they mimic the clamper bracelet equivalents of their respective designs but because of their small size, pose a real challenge to the silversmith...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1244309 (stock #12683)
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Among Gerardo Lopez's most collected clamper designs, I love to refer to this specific creation as his "flames" bracelet because of the way the repousse rises in vivacious twists and twirls. This is indeed an impressive piece - like most of Lopez's clampers are - but not overwhelmingly involved and a sheer pleasure to wear. Its patina is warm and its hinge is tight as if it has been treated very gently throughout its long life. The clamper has an inner circumference of 6 7/8" and its width var...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1243188 (stock #12678)
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I am thrilled to present this small wonder of Matilde Poulat's, an early hair comb with the maestra's signature repousse and bezel set jewels. In this case, the stones are one amethyst and two faux turquoise cabs positioned in a pyramid shape right at the comb's center. Gorgeous patina, no flaws noted, with the actual plastic comb in very good shape (I believe also original to the piece), this is a treasure to be displayed and enjoyed. It is marked in early raised letters "MEXICO" and "SILVER" a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1241999 (stock #13190)
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$425.00
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...