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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1259126 (stock #12822)
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$595.00
A stunner, early Deco Flli Coppini pendant necklace, this piece is not only holding a beautiful St. George slaying the Dragon medallion but it's adorned with a multitude of figural charms. Combinations like this are very hard to find and as the example at hand is wrought in .800 silver, it dates most probably in the pre-1934 period, when the sterling standard had not been yet adopted by the Italian authorities...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1258394 (stock #0762)
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A direct reference to Antonio Pineda's work this early Taxco "comma" bracelet is unsigned but its maker's anonymity does not seem to have affected the pride he took in his creations. Beautifully made and carefully finished, with deeply colored stones rich with inclusions, it has good weight but is not overwhelmingly heavy so perfect for the hotter days of summer. The bracelet is 6 3/4' long (wearable) by 1 3/16" wide and weighs48.6 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1258290 (stock #12818/12819)
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Set of two early Mexican silver bangle bracelets, I love to combine these pieces - the more the merrier, especially in the summertime! Very nicely made and with good weight (the "dimpled dot" piece in particular), they look spectacular together and will add just the right amount of "ethnic" flair to your appearance. With an inner circumference of 8" (the turquoise bangle is ever so slightly bigger) the bracelets' width is 1/2" (dimpled dot) and 3/8"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1257363 (stock #12773)
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Stunning sterling by pass ring from the middle period of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance in the form of Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican divine Feathered Serpent, this is a true stunner and a design I am always looking for! Crisp lines, perfect finishing and even a sense of depth, all in such a tiny little space bespeak the mastery of the ring's maker. Currently a sz 7.75 (yet adjustable, upwards mostly) its face is 1 3/8" tall by approx. 7/8" wide and it weighs 7.0 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1930 item #1256998 (stock #12812)
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I am thrilled to have come upon this rare example of Egyptian Revival jewelry - I will date it in the 1920s but I suspect it might actually be earlier, from the late Victorian or Edwardian periods. Wrought in the shape of a coiled cobra, it can be worn as a bracelet but if your body type is such, you can wear it as an arm band as well. Niello decoration denotes the snake's stylized face and was used to paint scenes of the Nile with barges and fishermen going about their daily lives...
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. Relatively adjustable (upwards, I would suggest), the ring is now a sz 6 and its face measures just above 1" by...
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". In ...
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. Fantastic patina and the rich, saturated blue in the lapis make for a stunning combination - a true collector's quality bracelet and a rare example t...
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). The c...
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). Weighing a good 120.0 grams (on a postal scale) it is signed with Rivera's name as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 925" and da...
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...