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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1239843 (stock #12440)
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A fantastic alternative to the very hard to find Salvador Teran original, this set of earrings bears the signature of Taller Taxco. A very intriguing workshop, Taller Taxco's jewelry are all emulations of Teran's designs - and of very high quality at that. Though there is suspicion of a relationship between the two, nothing has been proven until today yet it's indisputable that the pair at hand comes very close to Teran's work...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1239439 (stock #12595)
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Obviously inspired by a similar Antonio design, this mod Margarita bracelet is spectacularly massive. Its substantial concave links are alternated by ones that hold chunky amethyst cabochons set in bezels. The stones are gorgeous with interesting inclusions and the beading that separates the pairs adds that little extra pizzaz to the design. Wrought out of 980 silver the bracelet has an inner circumference of 6 5/8" (clasped) so it's perfect for smaller to medium wrists...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238959 (stock #0289)
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Heavy and rather rare Los Castillo sterling bracelet in a distinctly machine age style featuring three rows of thick, interlocking silver rings that create a very substantial mesh...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238952 (stock #0907)
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In the 1940s, the Los Ballesteros taller made several variations of "dimpled dot" bracelets, most of them hinged, and adorned with impressive gems held in raised crown settings. The piece here is possibly the most massive, absolutely breath-taking of the series. I could not exaggerate the powerful presence, the warm patina and the gorgeous, big simulated alexandrite stone that centers it. Definitely a statement bracelet for a lady that does not hide away in the shadows...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1238384 (stock #12436)
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A beautiful example of mid-century mod studio jewelry, the brooch at hand attracted my attention for its asymmetrical angularity, the fluid abstraction of the climber's figure and the dark touch of the onyx glass cab below him. Though unsigned like many pieces from the period, its quality bespeaks the skills of its maker. The brooch is 3 1/4" wide by just shy of 1 1/2" tall and weighs 10.8 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1238172 (stock #12635)
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Early, stunning and in excellent vintage condition, an all-silver repousse Matilde Poulat necklace featuring her favorite dove and rose motifs. I can hardly exaggerate the caliber of the craftsmanship and the attention to every minute detail in the execution of the design. This is indeed a true masterpiece dating in the beginnings of Matl's career and we all know how difficult it is to find such an old piece by her any more...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1232754 (stock #12521)
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Easy to wear, very comfortable Los Castillo Mozaico Azteca bracelet. I love the way the curved links hug the wrist and, of course, the beauty of the colors in the stone inlay. The bracelet measures a wearable 6 3/4" long (clasped) and it is 11/16" wide (at its widest). It weighs 70.1 grams and is signed with the taller's name, "MOZAICO AZTECA" and des. no 230 alongside a badly stamped Eagle 15 assay mark and "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1231938 (stock #12520)
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The Mozaico Azteca line of the Los Castillo taller is one of my favorite genres in the realm of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. It could be that I am partial to the blues and greens of the azur-malachite inlay but it is also due to the impeccable craftsmanship those pieces display and the immeasurable patience and concentration on the part of their maker they offer witness to...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1231937 (stock #12054)
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I am assuming that Barrera must have been an early Mexico City maestro since most of his work that I have had is in the style closely associate with that city and Matilde Poulat's creations as well. I believe that his jewelry is of excellent quality, his repoussage comfortable and very confident at the same time, and the finishing always impeccable...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230988 (stock #12146)
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Slick in the most mod way, a vintage sterling silver hinged bracelet by Enrique Ledesma adorned with a prong-set simulated alexandrite (otherwise known as color-changing sapphire or corundum). I am always attracted to Ledesma's sweeping lines and the stylization of the motifs he uses (this specific design is often likened to a fish, for example). The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7" (clasped) and its width varies between 1 5/16" at center front and 7/16" at its narrowest, in the back...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230639 (stock #12570)
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$140.00
One of the best maestros that worked in the style closely associate with Matilde Poulat, A. Tobias is truly masterful in his repousse. The brooch at hand, a big oval-shaped piece, features a floral motif in proud relief against a stippled and hand-chased background. Very reminiscent of Maciel pieces, the brooch is open-backed yet because it's made of thicker gauge silver sheet, very stable and impressive...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230635 (stock #12522)
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The second Margot de Taxco zodiac charm bracelet currently in my inventory (please see listing no 1223198 for an Aquarius example), this piece is the ideal gift for that Aries in your life. Here too the sculpturality and heft of Margot's astrological charms is evident and the patina just what you want to see on jewelry that has been well loved and cared for. The chain is proportionately perfect for the charm and enhances the bracelet's weight and substance. Measuring a wearable 7 1/4" long the ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230390 (stock #0895)
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When it comes to hinged bangle bracelets, I think the Los Ballesteros taller was probably the most creative of the Taxco workshops. Their designs range from the more traditional to the slickest mod and they are usually adorned with spectacular gems or hard stones. The minimalist yet visually substantial example at hand boasts four clear amethysts nested in dramatically raised crown settings. The purple of the gems is reflected in the silver and the mirror effect is quite impressive. Clean, stron...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230389 (stock #12525)
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$350.00
Based on a Salvador Teran design, the bracelet at hand is a great match to the Taller Taxco necklace also currently available in my inventory (please look for item no 1229490). Pre-Colombian motifs with a mod twist in their interpretation make for a visually stimulating and definitely different piece. The dangling charm which reflects the necklace's pendant is undoubtedly a strength and determination statement - don't you think? The bracelet is 7 7/8" long but I think it would wear more like a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230216 (stock #12619)
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$325.00
One of the most interesting pieces by Los Castillo I have ever encountered - and in my experience a rarely surfacing cuff at that - I am thrilled to be presenting this bracelet here. Fusing copper and sterling silver, the cuff is a double-wide version of the taller's popular des. no 909. Yet in our case, the copper part makes for the repoussage-d face and is then seamlessly applied on the sterling background. Could this be an experimental piece or a custom-made version of the design? Either way,...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1230212 (stock #12573)
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Often referred to as the "Spratling of Peru", Graziella Laffi needs no introduction to the seasoned collector of vintage Peruvian jewelry. Yet her modernist re-interpretations of ancient Inca motifs appeal to the non-initiate as well with their clean lines and minimalist elegance. The set of 1950s clip-on earrings presented here combines sterling with 18k gold (an often encountered marriage in high quality Peruvian jewelry from that period) in one of Laffi's signature bird designs. The earrings ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1229975 (stock #12574)
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In the style of Graziella Laffi's masterful adaptation of ancient Peruvian designs into modern jewelry, a vintage 1950s silver and gold necklace from Peru with graduated links of stylized birds. This is an unsigned piece yet its quality and craftsmanship are en par with the best Peruvian jewelry from that period. Just note the perfect overlay and the carefully etched details that render the birds' plumage - definitely impressive and a collector's dream. I have no way of testing whether the gold ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1229786 (stock #12481)
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Fantastic sense of movement, great patina and two gorgeous pearls make this set of Antonio earrings immediately attract the eye! I love the pinwheel design - there is something festive and also "frenetic" about it that is, however, elegantly moderated with the classy touch of the pearls. The earrings are just above 1 1/4" in diameter and the set weighs 10.2 grams. It is signed with Antonio's crown mark though partial due to lack of space and an equally partial Eagle assay mark. Dating in the 19...