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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1207424 (stock #12305)
One Good Eye Silver
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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)
One Good Eye Silver
$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)
One Good Eye Silver
$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)
One Good Eye Silver
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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. In this set, sea blue turquoise and what if often referred to as "blue jeans" sodalite are combined in a freely flowing, elaborate knot to create the necklace. Mirroring the links in the necklace's chain, the earrings are set in oval sterling frames, one with turquoise and the other with sodalite inlay...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205877 (stock #12349)
One Good Eye Silver
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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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1205527 (stock #12389)
One Good Eye Silver
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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)
One Good Eye Silver
$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)
One Good Eye Silver
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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)
One Good Eye Silver
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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)
One Good Eye Silver
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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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203906 (stock #12383)
One Good Eye Silver
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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. no 521 alongside ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203071 (stock #12381)
One Good Eye Silver
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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. Perfect for ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1203070 (stock #12071)
One Good Eye Silver
$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. The cuffs are almost identical in inner circumference - one is 6 1/2" while the other is slightly bigger at 6 3/4" which makes them "sit" bett...
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. It is signed with Margot's circular signature, ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1201984 (stock #12365)
One Good Eye Silver
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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. Unsigned (I am still...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1201982 (stock #12354)
One Good Eye Silver
$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)
One Good Eye Silver
$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...