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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1212251 (stock #12374)
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Perfect for this summer's romantic bride an old Taxco, fan-shaped crown hair comb topped by repousse sterling spheres with cut-out designs and geometric motifs chased into it. Gorgeous and sooo romantic, it brings to mind Spanish lace, steamy hot temperaments and ladies with almond-shaped eyes... The comb measures 4 1/8" tall by 3 1/8" wide (at its widest, at the top) and weighs a good 20.2 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1211366 (stock #12238)
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I have a weakness for big, hinged bangle bracelets and am always on the look-out for interesting designs. And this one really caught my attention! Early, dating in the pre-1948 period, and adorned with three gorgeous alexandrite simulants, it is also diamond-etched and boasts stylized foliate cut-outs...
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 1950 item #1209335 (stock #1375)
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Vintage sterling silver dangle earrings bearing the signature of Arcoz in a style that I want to call folkoric with a mod twist to it! Obviously a "transitional" design, it combines its almost Spanish Colonial dangles and repousse with the daring sweeping lines of modernism in the set's daring curves. The earrings are 2 1/8" long by 1 3/8" wide (at their widest, including the dangles) and weight 19.3 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1209333 (stock #1229)
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$265.00
The first time I ever came upon this design, I thought of puffy clouds drawn with the innocent stylization of a happy child's hand. By looking it at it for a second time, I can say that the impression still holds and it's such a pleasant one too! L.S.E...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1209307 (stock #0873)
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Possibly the most sought after creation in Casa Maya's copper, brass and green enamel line the habitually referred to as "The Kiss" design is characterized by a bold, crazy "Carmen Miranda" attitude. Yet it seems that the bracelet's two figures are most probably pre-Colombian noblemen and according to Hargrove even representations of the great 7th c. CE king Pakal of Palenque (see Sandy Hargrove, Maya Mexico Jewelry, p...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1209101 (stock #12294)
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A talented silversmith and good designer, Alfredo Villasana is known not only for his original pieces (which I truly appreciate for their imaginative design and perfect finishing) but for his high quality emulations of pieces that were first issued by the big talleres, usually of the Los Castillo and Margot de Taxco ones. I am not sure whether the fabulous pectoral I am presenting here comes up with either the Los Castillo or Margot signatures in the specific configuration of elements yet the...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1209099 (stock #12297)
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An early Los Castillo creation as indicated by the low design number it comes with, this is a cuff with daring, sweeping lines intensified by the taller's bold repoussage and the patina it has acquired over time. It is not a coincidence that the Los Castillo family ranks among the premier designers and silvermsiths of Taxco's 20th c. Silver Renaissance...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1208035 (stock #12282)
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What can I say about this truly rare, amazing find? Early, early Mexican repousse bracelet, similar to Matilde Poulat's first creations, it is wrought of 900 silver and probably hails from Mexico City. I believe that this is an early A. Tobias piece based on the raised initials "T.A." that are part of the hallmarks and also on the style, date and workmanship...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1208034 (stock #12266)
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The combination of copper and sterling is one of the best moments of vintage Mexican silver jewelry - just take a look at the necklace presented here with its highly detailed silver koi fish hugging warmly mellowed copper semi-spheres. A known Los Castillo design, most presumably also a Margot creation from the period she was fascinated by Japanese art, I just never tire of it nor any of its known variations...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1207426 (stock #12306)
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Based on Matilde Poulat's "Paloma" design, the necklace at hand is only hallmarked with Eagle 1 assay mark, which was also used by Matl herself. Its quality and workmanship as you can see is such that justifies the assumption that it might easily have come out of the big maestra's workshop - the repousse dove is carefully rendered; the stones are beautiful and tightly set; and the silver work bespeaks the time and effort the necklace's maker put into crafting it...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1207424 (stock #12305)
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A mystery maker - nothing is known about him/her despite the fact that the specific signature is referred to in the literature - the creator of this hinged, mutli-row bead and turquoise bracelet did a amazing job indeed! Repousse beaded bracelets of this type come in various widths and silver/stone combinations. I have seen them with amethyst, black onyx and obsidian and love the turquoise variation...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1207137 (stock #12344)
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$665.00
An early design for the Los Castillo taller, I don't know what one would call this piece if not iconic and classic. In my mind, the "fern" motif is closely associated with vintage Mexican clamper bracelets. It has been produced for decades due to its popularity and demand and can be found with all kinds of signatures or simple "generic" Deco hallmarks...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1207135 (stock #12375)
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$875.00
The second Erika Hult de Corral bracelet currently in my inventory (please look for item no 1189406 as well), this piece is absolutely fabulous. Quite substantial yet still comfortable to wear, its mod sterling links are studded with green, mossy agates. The bracelet feels divine around the wrist and as rare as Ric bracelets are, the specific design is even more difficult to come upon. With an inner circumference of 6 5/8" (clasped), it is perfect for smaller to medium wrists...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205881 (stock #12293)
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A scarcely surfacing Sigi Pineda necklace and earrings set, here the renowned Taxco modernist combines in the perfect way his skills as a silversmith with his aptitude in mozaic inlay...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205877 (stock #12349)
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The primary designer for Plateria Rancho Alegre, Miguel Martinez created some of the most beautiful jewelry available in Taxco at the time. There is something primordially powerful about his jewelry and I think the door-knocker dangle earrings presented here illustrate in the best way what I am trying to say. I love the "fleshiness" of the design, , the attention to three-dimensionality in its execution and the perfect way by which glowing silver and oxidation are married together. The earrings ...
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. Just note how beautifully darkened the rosewood looks in its sterling setting - the fruit as well as the pieces in the crown links h...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205523 (stock #12414)
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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). Again, there is no signature for maker yet it wouldn't surpr...