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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1204747 (stock #12335)
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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)
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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. The lariat measures 30" in total length while the dangles are 15/16" by 5/8"...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203906 (stock #12383)
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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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203071 (stock #12381)
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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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1203070 (stock #12071)
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$485.00
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...
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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1201984 (stock #12365)
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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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200998 (stock #0800)
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I have seen this design by Margot de Taxco before - it can be found in all silver as well as adorned with amethyst or art glass cabochons in addition to the silver and copper combination - but I had never had a ring from this line in the past. I am partial to the marrying of the two metals as it is and in this case, the complexity of the repousse with its beading and undulating tendrils and the warm glow of beautifully patinated copper make for a stunning piece...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200310 (stock #12302)
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One of the most accomplished Taxco maestros, Miguel Melendez ranks high among my favorite mod designers, his creations successfully combining minimalist motifs with exceptional craftsmanship and gorgeous, faceted gems. The hinged bracelet at hand is adorned with three prong-set amethysts, the stems upon which they rest rising above stylized sterling leaves...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1199922 (stock #12265)
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$525.00
What is there to be said about this Villasana clamper that a careful look at the photos won't reveal in the most detailed, decidedly direct and breath-taking way? Sometimes I just feel that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words... Undoubtedly one of Villasana's most ornate bracelets, this one betrays an almost Art Nouveau-ish influence with its elaborate repoussage flowing in all directions...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1199442 (stock #12240)
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A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with a wire-wrapped, polished tiger's eye gem - I have seen it with amethyst and chrysoprase as well as with black onyx and have one of the latter in my inventory presently (just look for item no 1108655 here on Troc!). One of the two big maestros of Mexican modernist design, Sigi loves the way oxidized surfaces stand out against the warm glow of silver and he definitely illustrates ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1198876 (stock #12229)
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$535.00
The second Maricela necklace currently available in my inventory (please look at item no 1196415), I am thrilled to have found this piece with its matching earrings...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1198183 (stock #12033)
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With its beginnings in 1911, in Providence, Rhode Island, the Uncas Manufacturing Company is known for its high quality rings.The Deco example presented here shows how inventive the company was in its combination of materials and geometric designs. A stunning oblong, tiered sterling silver face with all the bells and whistles of a Deco ring is studded with glistening marcasites. The little stones surround a domed rectangular agate (I believe) with saturated blues, greens and brows...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1197635 (stock #12286)
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I love Margot de Taxco's enamel work - the enameling is simply perfect, the colors are so difficult to emulate and the design and color combinations to die for...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1197631 (stock #12304)
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Unmistakeably Deco in its combination of warmly aged silver and black onyx stones an early Frederic Davis set comprised of necklace and matching bracelet - and what a treat it is to the discerning lover of vintage jewelry and the devoted collector alike! Clean yet powerful in its geometry design, a celebration of the chiaroscuro in the contrast between glistening metal and dark stone, it is not by mere accident that Davis's demis remain unabashedly contemporary and are avidly sought after...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1197027 (stock #12270)
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$500.00
I always wanted to have one of these difficult to find, exceptionally gorgeous Alfredo Villasana clampers and I was thrilled when my patience finally paid out. I consider Villasana's clampers some of the best examples in the genre - his repoussage is confident and daring, masterfully executed and of good weight as well. Here it offers a true feast for the eyes: from the turban-style headdress with its beadwork to the elaborate hilt and handles of the scimitars that form the sides, one cannot ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1196415 (stock #12181)
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We are all familiar with Isidro Pina's Maricela book-piece brooches or his fabulous pin and earrings sets but how many times do we actually bump into a necklace bearing that signature? So you understand how thrilled I am to be presenting the necklace at hand - an absolute surrpise and breath-taking at that. But for its delicately elegant proportions, I would have expected this to be an Antonio piece or signed by one of the other modernists in Taxco. Yet here it is - bearing the proud Maricela...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1196411 (stock #1063)
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Easily recognized as a signature creation by one of Taxco's foremost designers, the "comma" parure's popularity and impressive lines prompted several of Pineda's contemporaries to make their own versions available in the market. The necklace presented here is one such example. Quite daring repousse adds depth to the links and the silver sheet used is of medium thickness which results in a necklace pleasantly heavy yet still comfortable to wear. The amethyst cabs are sexy in their beguiling round...