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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...
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)...
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)
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$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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1261043 (stock #12663)
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Emulating William Spratling's signature "Caviar" design, an early Taxco silver necklace, nicely made, with excellent weight and warm patina. I always found the clusters of beautifully executed repousse bubbles forming this piece particularly pleasing to the eye and I love the way the necklace lies around the neck - it feels very comfortable and intimate in a distinctly warm way. Measuring a wearable 16 7/8" long it is just shy of 5/8" wide and weighs 77.1 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1260730 (stock #12821)
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Possibly the most massive ring by Antonio I have ever seen and a very strong modernist statement at the same time, this is a piece that would fit right in the best collection of Pineda jewelry. Angularity that is softened by the stone's curves and the curled wire holding itin place combine with the setting's breath-taking size to create a visually powerful ring. Currently a sz 6, it can be easily resized by a good jeweler...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1260426 (stock #12759)
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$685.00
Impressive and early Matilde Poulat ring in a repousse serpent design that coils around a scrumptious amethyst cabochon. Fantastic patina and Matl's easily recognizable workmanship in combination with the quite generous in size face make for a stunning piece. Currently a sz 7 the ring can be easily resized by a good jeweler. Its face is 1 3/8" by approx. 1" and it weighs 11.6 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1260044 (stock #12825)
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Hugest ever - literally! - FarFan earrings I have seen, can you believe this set? I am stunned by the proportions, the "elaborately" naive design and execution, the beautiful stones. Definitely a pair for the female who does not shy away from attention and ... stunning! They measure 3 3/16" long by 1 15/16" wide and weigh 25.6 grams (for the set). Signed with maker's logo as shown as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO D.F. 925" this seems to be a pre-1948 set...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1260042 (stock #12640)
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$235.00
Early Mexican Deco repousse cuff bracelet in a style very characteristic of Mexico City and Maciel, this is a medium width piece with florals all around the band against a stippled background. Wrought out of 900 silver that usually indicates an earlier date, possibly even the 1920s, it has an inner circumference of 7 1/4" (including the 7/8" gap) yet is relatively adjustable (please exert caution, if trying to adjust it). Its width is 15/16" and it weighs 24.9 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1259660 (stock #0440)
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Old Peruzzi, Florence combination pin/pendant necklace, this is a fabulously worked piece in the shape of a big fleur-de-lis adorned with chasing, beading and set with 6 faceted gems. Having a sage green color, the stones register in the spinel area of my gem tester and they look gorgeous against the patina of their silver frame. I have paired it with an old chain which, I believe, provides a good match in age and proportions to the pendant...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1259126 (stock #12822)
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$545.00
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. Measuring 27 3/4" long the chain has a total of 9 charms, many related to the histor...
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. It is simply - and partially - marked "STERLING" and da...
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". Their combined weight is 61.2 grams and the...
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. Signed with maker'...
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. A stunning p...
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. The pair weighs 59.8 grams (pendant alone is 48.6 grams) and it dates in the 1950s-70s era, Si...
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. Anonymous yet masterfully made and quite unusual in its rendition of the motif, the necklace is 14 1/2" long (it feels like and wears a little longer due to the curve in its central part) yet can easily be made longer with the ad...
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. With an inner circumference of 7 3/8" (including the 1 1/4" gap) the cuff is 1 ...