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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1267906 (stock #12719)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
A quintessentially mod genre, I love "clamshell" Taxco jewelry them for their heft, their slick minimalism and the splash of unexpected color that usually emanates from their stones. Yet here it’s dark obsidian that anchors this piece in a classic combination that defies the passage of time. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7″ (clasped) and its width varies between 1″ and 1/2″...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1266615
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Early Deco Taxco necklace, this is wrought in fine, 980 silver and its elegant, curved “dog bone” links remind me of similar motifs used by both William Spratling and Hector Aguilar. What attracted me to this piece is its calm, understated beauty – the confident combination of design elements that remain visually powerful yet don’t assault the senses in an overwhelming manner. And there is something to be said about the way fine silver such as used here warmly mellows over time...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1266613
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Deco Italian 800 silver lipstick cases in a style popularized by the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros, each one adorned with faceted gems or glass cabochons, these are a must-have for every discerning lady’s pocket book! Hand-engraved and having their own little mirror that flips open when you pull the lipstick out, they were all the rage in the Deco years and one of those mementos you needed to bring back from a trip to Italy...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1265515 (stock #12683)
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Abraham Tobias is known for his stupendous repousse jewelry wrought in the Mexico City style associated with Matilde Poulat. His cuff bracelets are avidly collected for their bold and flawless repoussage and their, at times, stunning proportions. In the example at hand, a so-called “Aztec Rose” takes up almost the entire face of the bracelet and draws the eye immediately to its darkened recesses...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1265514 (stock #12832/12836)
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Fabulous Taxco set of two bangle bracelets from the early and middle periods of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, this pair is comprised of one Etruscan style piece and a more difficult to find example with elaborate florals in thick relief. The two are stunning together and they would look gorgeous worn over a long black sleeve. Having an inner circumference of 8", they are 5/16″ wide and weigh a generous 44.1 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1265083 (stock #12130)
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Early Taxco necklace in emulation of Matilde Poulat’s “Mexico City” repousse, this piece is wrought in 980 silver and its beauty is beyond words. Intense “tribal” flair , deep patina, strong repousse and the splash of green added by the malachite cabs combine to create a necklace fit for pre-Colombian royalty. Measuring approx...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1264584 (stock #12859)
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One of Margot's most romantic, "European school" designs - the Roses - here seen in a pair of perfectly cast earrings. Fantastic patina, exceptionally crisp details and the warm glow of old, well-loved silver combine to create the loveliest pair of rose earrings ever. Just 15/16" tall by 7/8" wide with the set weighing 8.3 grams they are fully and appropriately signed with Margot de Taxco's name, des. no 5194 as well as Eagle 16 and "MADE IN MEXICO STERLING"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1264023 (stock #12852)
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From the renowned Zolotas “house of jewelry” first established in Athens, Greece in 1895, a vintage beaded necklace wrought of gold plated 950 silver. Generous in length and weight, this piece epitomizes the quality and design savvy the Zolotas signature is associated with. The necklace is comprised of beads based on ancient Greek motifs. Almost flat on four sides, they are held together with thick twist-rope connectors...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1263554 (stock #12830)
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Unmarked as is the case with many studio pieces from the 1950s-60s, a visually powerful hand-wrought silver mod bracelet. What is very impressive about this cuff is the different depths of field the eye has to rest on. Hand-hammered and heavily oxidized, it is adorned with applied biomorphic spheres and a raised rim all around its perimeter...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1263553 (stock #12772)
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$350.00
Made in the 1930s or early 1940s, a repousse sterling silver necklace from Mexico City in a design betraying a Spanish Colonial influence. Highly stylized florals of this type are a mainstay in the index of early Mexican Deco jewelry and this one in addition to its beautiful repousse is adorned with beading and chasing. The three amethyst cabochons centering the bigger links are rich in inclusions and color variations. Iconic and very very well made – a necklace to stand out of the crowd...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1263295 (stock #12600)
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One of my favorite Margot de Taxco designs and a clamper that will sweep you off your feet with its stunning “fleshiness” and the perfect way it holds its place when you have it on. This is Taxco at its best –impeccable finishing, amazing sense of design and beauty that defies the whims of fashion...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1263005 (stock #12760)
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Lariat necklaces comprised of thick twist-rope chains and sterling tassels are a recognizable form within the field of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. The example at hand is not marked at all yet based on construction and style as well as on my experience with similar pieces that I had in the past, I believe that it’s a Taxco creation. Oftentimes hallmarks on these pieces were stamped on small silver tags that were then hung off the spring that connects the tassel to the chain and more often t...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1263003 (stock #12826)
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C. Molina is an early maestro about whom we don’t know much but his mastery of the art of cutwork is becoming all the more appreciated. His silver work is so elaborate and his jewelry – which does not surface very often – so monumental in proportions that it is creating a steady following among collectors and discerning “well dressers” alike. The double-dangle earrings I am presenting here are stupendous and I particularly love the addition of the mask at the top. Measuring 2 3/8̸...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1262423 (stock #12660)
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Marine life often inspired Taxco silversmiths and shells in particular seem to have been a favorite motif. Rendered in perfect repousse the links in this necklace have deeply oxidized, intense recesses that further accentuate the warm glow of well-aged silver. Signed by an early Deco maker who still remains unidentified yet is well listed and, as is evident by this example, undoubtedly talented in his work. The necklace is 16 1/4″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide and weighs 44.0 grams. ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1262422 (stock #12766)
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A contemporary of Matilde Poulat’s, Dominguez is among the early maestros whose emulations of Matl pieces I consider excellent alternatives to the Grande Dame’s original work. Very carefully crafted and meticulously finished, with its channel-set turquoise cabs ranging from pale blues and greens to deeper shades of the two colors this is a classic Mexico City piece and an eye-catching one at that. I love the darkness of the amethysts – the stones are not foiled here and the closed back set...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1262053 (stock #12843)
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I don’t think I have ever seen a more massive – and I mean, massive – Deco Mexican bracelet; and this one is also signed by Fred Davis. Its proportions are incredible and for a Davis creation, it is a pretty rare design. Definitely a museum-collection worthy piece and the biggest, boldest statement you could ever make with your accessories, the bracelet weighs a whopping 206.1 grams and has an inner circumference of 7 5/8" (clasped). The central disk is 2" in diameter while the "wings" ar...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1262052 (stock #12755)
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One of the few female Taxco designers Erika Hult de Corral studied in Paris and worked for both Ledesma and Sigi Pineda before opening her own workshop. The ring at hand is, I believe, an original Sigi creation probably from the time that de Corral was working in his taller. Its fluid, mod lines and the big chrysoprase stone centering it draw the eye immediately and hold it captive effortlessly. Currently a sz 6 (yet resizable) its face is 1 1/8″ by 13/16″ and it weighs 15.5 grams. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1261557 (stock #12690)
One Good Eye Silver
$595.00
Vintage silver and tiger's eye necklace by Erika Hult de Corral, the Taxco modernist designer with studies in Paris and apprenticeships in the workshops of both Ledesma and Sigi Pineda. I love Ric's jewelry for the fluidity of lines and her unique way of marrying sterling with hard stones. The necklace at hand has an inner circumference of 15 3/4" (clasped) with its width varying between 3/4" at center front and 1/8" at its narrowest, next to the clasp. It weighs 57.0 grams and is signed with m...