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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1193400 (stock #12163)
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A very rare piece to find, this long sterling necklace bears the signature of "La Azteca", about whom almost nothing was known until now - please refer to my blog at vintagemexicansilver...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1191859 (stock #1282)
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$120.00
One of the great ladies of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, Victoria was known to the world as Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti but came to be referred to by the name she gave to her workshop, Plateria Victoria...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1191459 (stock #12269)
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Matching the necklace in the same design that is also currently available in my inventory (see listing no 1190796 and also look at last photo here), a masterfully designed and executed Deco bracelet by a maker whose signature can also be found on Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre pieces. Perfect repousse, deeply saturated amethyst cabs and gorgeous patina contribute to its stunning appearance. The bracelet measures 7" long (wearable) by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 32.0 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1190810 (stock #12062)
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We are all so used to Maciel cuff bracelets featuring boldly rendered repousse florals so this piece comes as a little surprise. Sweet as can be, it almost belongs among the so-called story-telling jewelry that feature vignettes of everyday life in the villages and small Mexican towns...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1190796 (stock #0469)
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One of my most favorite "less celebrated" maestros of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance, AEM is also referred to as "the Heart" artist because he signs his initials "AE" in a heart-shaped "M". Though we know that he had worked for Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre, his identity remains elusive to this day...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1189958 (stock #12269)
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I could hardly exaggerate my surprise when I bumped into this enamel necklace - obviously a Margot de Taxco inspired design, it is signed "VILLA", a name I have not encountered before and is not, at least to my knowledge, even mentioned in the extant literature. A combination of champleve and confetti, the enamel is masterfully done, with intense colors and the blue in particular revealing green undertones when the light falls on it on a certain angle...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1189955 (stock #12261)
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Strong presence with its unusual square face and richly colored stones make this vintage Deco Matl-esque ring a feast for the eyes; both those of the beholder as well as those of the bearer. Adorned with a pyramid-cut amethyst and channel-set coral and turquoise cabs its shank is embellished with the familiar wirework and twist-rope accents. Deep oxidation helps bring the color of the stones out and creates the character of this piece...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1189406 (stock #12145)
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Alongside Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma Erika Hult de Corral is one of my favorite modernist jewelry designers - her work is imaginative, never fails to surprise and and her genuine creativity results in unfailingly impressive pieces without having to resort to fussy design. Her creations do not come up very often yet she obviously has a rather loyal following that appreciates her aesthetic and seeks after her jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1188657 (stock #12173)
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Matching the Cleopatra necklace of the same design also currently available in my inventory (see them together in the last photo), this bracelet has all the bells and whistles of Deco design. Its angular, tiered links that underscore a "less-is-more" approach to adornment are embellished with strips of shimmering "peacock" abalone that surprise with the richness of color and metallic glow. The bracelet is 7 1/4" long (wearable) by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 53.9 grams. It is signed by M...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1188652 (stock #12173)
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I am fascinated by these vintage Taxco "dimpled dot" hinged bracelets - a genre in which the Los Ballesteros taller excelled and was understandably emulated by other contemporary talleres. I find them easy to wear, love the different stones that usually adorn them, and when they are not massive, I even like to combine them with other, similar pieces. The example here holds an aqua blue topaz in a crown setting and is signed by a still unidentified Taxco maker...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1188446 (stock #12160)
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$1450.00
Pectoral necklaces are, in my opinion. one of the most stunning forms in vintage Mexican silver jewelry and I count Gerardo Lopez as one of the best maestros who applied themselves to making them. Though there is not much information on him in the extant literature (at least of what I have seen), I suspect that he must have had some kind of association with the Los Castillo taller and/or Margot de Taxco...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1187689 (stock #12150)
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Koi fish is a motif automatically associated with Margot de Taxco in Mexican silver jewelry - the Grande Dame's love for Japanese art provided inspiration for many of her designs and those who either worked with her or simply emulated her creations helped the influence live on even after she stopped being active. The bracelet at hand is a rare find - not only because it's not repousse but consists of links carefully cut out of thick silver sheet but also because the fish are inlaid with shimm...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1187688 (stock #12173)
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Quintessentially Deco in its angularity and the tiered construction of its links, this necklace is signed by yet another "unsung" maestro of early Taxco. I don't think that Narvaez is even mentioned in the literature (at least not in what I have looked at) yet I have come upon his work a few times before and came to associate this specific design with his name...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1186569 (stock #12166)
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Matching the set of sterling cufflinks that are also currently available in my inventory, a Margot de Taxco equestrian brooch in superb repousse with depth enhanced by gorgeous patina and Margot's signature quality in the design's execution. It measures 2 1/4" wide by 1" tall and weighs 12.1 grams. Fully signed with her name, a not so well stamped Eagle mark (should be Eagle 16) as well as with des...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1186567 (stock #12128)
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One of my favorite makers of zodiac charm bracelets, the maestro who created this piece is still unidentified but signs his pieces with initials "LC" as well as with a crown hallmark. I love this creations for their weight, careful finishing work and the architecturality of the open "pillow" links that form the chain. I recently sold an example by him with abalone inlay in each charm - this bracelet here has overlay charms with the astrological signs heavily oxidized. Measuring a wearable 7 1/4...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1186319 (stock #0446)
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For the lovers of vintage Mexican silver jewelry who are also lovers of equines, a gorgeous set of Margot de Taxco sterling repousse cufflinks in the shape of a horse head. I find the animal's portrait majestic - the way it holds its head allows its strength and beauty to come out in the best possible way. Each cufflink is 1 1/8" tall by 7/8" wide and the set weighs 10.8 grams. It is fully signed with Margot's name as well as with a badly stamped Eagle mark and des. no 5160. Dating in the 1950s...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185761 (stock #12191)
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A vintage Antonio Pineda tie clip out of the designer's mod line that combined oxidized silver with pearls. Very slick, understatedly elegant and in excellent condition with an obligingly tight spring. The clip measures 1 1/2" long by 3/8" wide and it weighs 9.7 grams. It is fully signed with Antonio's crown as well as Eagle 17 assay mark and "970" "STERLING TAXCO MEXICO" and dates in the 1950s-60s....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1185735 (stock #12171)
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A truly monumental sterling silver bracelet from Peru, this pieces features intricate cut-outs, dramatic oxidation and figural appliques at the center of each link. The workmanship here is beautiful and the figures are crisp in detail standing out against their textured background. Extra wide at just above 2" the bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 1/8" (clasped) and it weighs 76.9 grams. It is simply marked "PERU 925", dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition....