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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1219844 (stock #12429)
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Charm bracelets are one of the most popular forms of jewelry throughout the world - they never stay out of fashion for long and they come in all kinds of materials, styles and sizes. This year, it seems that they are on the up and up again yet whether fashionable or not, I simply adore them! Discretely elegant the example presented here is a Mexican creation from the Deco years and it has an astrological theme. The 12 zodiac signs are presented in relief against highly oxidized backgrounds an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1219172 (stock #12471)
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$200.00
You will love the patina on this piece; it is just what you want to see on a well-cared for bracelet from the opening decades of Taxco's 20th c. revival. A Margot de Taxco / Los Castillo design, it combines repousse semi-spheres with stylized feather motifs yet this example is not signed. I suspect, however, that it might be an Antonio Reina creation...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1219168 (stock #12473)
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$345.00
Easily recognizable as a design associated with Fred Davis's early years, the beaded links motif has become an Mexican Silver Renaissance classic. There is something about the layers of perfect repousse semi-spheres that attracts the eye and these pieces wear so comfortably that resisting them is almost .....
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1218739 (stock #12457)
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An early Deco Mexico City bracelet with curved links made out of medium thickness silver sheet adorned with cutwork in an intricate pre-Colombian design. There are four links to this piece (the safety chain prevented me from laying it out flat to photograph) and they feel very comfortable around the wrist, easily conforming to your every move. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 1/4" (clasped) and it is 1 1/2" wide (at its widest)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1218736 (stock #12352)
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$875.00
Simply marked with Eagle 3 assay number alongside "TAXCO MEXICO 925" a vintage mod necklace in emulation of Antonio Pineda's similar design combining sterling with chunky oval chrysoprase gems. Like stylized leaves or waves, the repousse setting tenderly hugs the stones that are otherwise held in a raised sterling frame...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1218735 (stock #12425)
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$495.00
Early Deco repousse silver bracelet in the so-called Mexico City style, very reminiscent of Matilde Poulat's first creations. Classically "archeological" in inspiration, the mask bracelet presented here has the hand-crafted characteristics that are so unique to the genre: textured repoussage, an almost naive approach to finishing, a motif that comes out of Mexico's pre-Colombian past and a primordial appeal that becomes more potent the longer one looks at the piece. The bracelet measures 7...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1218309 (stock #12523)
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A trained painter and sculptor, Enrique Ledesma became one of the foremost modernist designers in Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Many of his pieces were sold through Plateria Cortes and the brooch presented here is just such an example. Generous in size, it combines oxidation and overlay with deep chasing on heavy gauge silver sheet and epitomizes Ledesma's sense of fluidity and abstraction in the best possible way...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1217927 (stock #12498)
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Stupendous mid-century mod, incredibly long sterling silver beaded necklace, the beads having a slick brushed finish to them. This is a fabulous find! Similar pieces from the pre-1980 period don't usually come that long...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1217407 (stock #12497)
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$380.00
Superb vintage studio modernist ring wrought out of sterling silver and adorned with one of the most amazing, deeply purple amethyst stones I have ever seen. The color in this gem is so intense that it looks almost black at times! I could never exaggerate the beauty of the abstract setting (or should I call it biomorphic?) with its tendrils undulating and lovingly enveloping the stone. The ring is a comfortable sz 6.25, easily re-sizeable by your jeweler...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1216970 (stock #12487)
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An unsigned beauty from Taxco's early "glorious" days, this clamper bracelet is a celebration of masterful repoussage, beading and oxidized hand-chasing. The sense of movement that emanates from the twisting and twirling scroll-work is powerful and the glow of its repousse semi-spheres and little beads is warm with the love that the bracelet has enjoyed over the years...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1215769 (stock #0780)
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Stupendous Rivera sterling silver necklace in emulation of Matilde Poulat's bejeweled jewelry, this is an early piece, very well made and an excellent alternative for all of us who either can't find a Matl or shy away from the prices her creations command. Constructed of two-part, articulated links the necklace sits like a dream around the neck and feels royal...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1215448 (stock #12462)
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Beautifully rendered emulations of Margot de Taxco's koi fish earrings, this pair is signed by a maker who is known among collectors of vintage Mexican jewelry for his prowess in the art of repoussage and the high quality of his work. I think the point I am trying to make is amply illustrated by the bold repousse, the dark oxidation in the recesses of the design and the care that went into the finishing touches...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1215279 (stock #12084)
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If angularity is one of the main features in Deco design, then you can see why I think this bracelet by Beto is a quintessentially Deco creation. Deeply hand-chased, the geometry of the links is softened by the curved edges and the roundness of the semi-spheres and amethyst cabs yet even so the predominance of the angle is crystal clear. A gorgeous piece, perfect whether you dress for an official dinner or for a casual evening out, this is one of Beto's best moments...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1215278 (stock #12469)
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Vintage Chinese silver brooch in the form of a phoenix, the bird's magnificence illustrated with vibrant enamels. This is one of the most attractive pins I have had recently - I also love its size; not tiny nor overwhelmingly big, it can be worn easily even every day. In excellent vintage condition with absolutely no losses in the enamel (just a couple of very tight, short surface cracks here and there) and the vermeil in very good shape as well...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1214573 (stock #12255)
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One of the best retailers during Taxco's heyday, La Cucaracha has presented me over the years with just a few yet exceptional examples of vintage Mexican silversmsithing...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1214572 (stock #12249)
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Known for his brooches and matched earrings, Isidro Pina crafted his jewelry mostly out of 950 silver, an alloy that wasn't used by many in the pre-1980 period. Though he did produce necklaces and bracelets as well, creations bearing the Maricela signature in these forms are more rare and hence more difficult to find. The wide, double row cuff I am presenting here is a Taxco classic yet Pina's version is heavier than most and very carefully executed. With an inner circumference of 6 3/4" (inclu...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1213731 (stock #12464)
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Gorgeous vintage pair of Georg Jensen dangle earrings in a repousse leaf and berry design designated as no 32A on their back. Sculpturality, exquisite patina and the unparalleled crispness in the design's execution transform the pair into a veritable miniature work of art. The earrings measure 1 1/2" long by 3/4" wide and the set weighs 9.2 grams. Both pieces are signed on the back with Jensen's post-1945 hallmark as shown in addition to the design number and "STERLING DENMARK". In excellent vi...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1213725 (stock #12465)
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Out of her taller, which opened in 1953, Emma Melendez, niece to renowned maestro Rafael Melendez, sold hand-wrought silver jewelry by her and other known or still unidentified makers, Jose Luis Flores, Francisco Rivera and Victor Jaimez being among them. The cuff bracelet at hand, in an ornate "Old World" design, ties together stylized heart elements cut out of thick silver sheet, deeply chased and oxidized. The result is imposing and the applied sterling "ties" that seemingly hold the piece to...