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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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185438 (stock #0575)
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Signed by "AEM" or "AE Heart" because of the heart-shaped "M" that surrounds initials "AE" this is the perfect bracelet for a Davis lover with a small wrist! Very well executed in sterling and black onyx, the iconic "shield and dome" design is classy and quintessentially Mexican Deco. This piece measures a wearable 6 1/4" long (actual length is 6 7/8" but due to its large links it wouldn't fit a wrist bigger than 5 3/4"). Its width is 1 1/8" and it weighs 52.6 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1185428 (stock #12028)
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"JSE" is a listed Taxco maestro whose work I have had several times over the years and can recommend without any hesitation for his attention to detail and his beautiful repousse. The bracelet at hand is generously wide and though its design at first sight betrays "archaeological" origins, when you look at it again it can easily be perceived as a mod, stylized interpretation of a hand with folded fingers...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1185025 (stock #0662)
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The daughter of celebrated Taxco silversmith and designer Antonio Castillo, Mimi learned the art of jewelry design and production from the best and the most talented...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1184817 (stock #12051/12052)
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Characteristic of the early period in Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance - I, at least, have not seen any similar examples from later periods - a bracelet and earrings set of Deco silver and carved stone hearts. The color of the agate (?) is a warm, rich rust red and the carving is literally ... scrumptious! Perfect for Valentine's but also great whenever your little heart feels like it. Measuring 7 1/2" long (wearable) the bracelet is 7/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 49.9 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1184390 (stock #12165)
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One of my favorite "less celebrated" Taxco artists, AE Heart's hallmark (he signs his initials AE in a heart-shaped M) can also be seen on Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre pieces. I find his work to be masterful and his jewelry, oftentimes based on Margot de Taxco and Los Castillo designs, are always exceptionally well crafted and have very good weight. The "fruity" bracelet offered here is, I believe, his own creation...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1184387 (stock #12161)
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One of the sweetest, most romantic, delicate designs in the repertoire of vintage Mexican jewelry, I believe this specific motif was originally a Margot de Taxco creation. The floral links are textured with beading and repousse semi-spheres and though they dainty and airy, the necklace itself has good presence and attracts the eye effortlessly. Measuring 16 1/4" long it is 3/4" wide and weighs 26.7 grams. Is is signed with maker's initials "LM" as well as "TAXCO STERLING 925" and there seems to...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1183070 (stock #0167)
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The most stunning example of Mozaico Azteca jewelry I have ever seen, this necklace is literally a dream-come-true! There is not one thing about it that I don't love; the color of the stones used is saturated and richly varied; the silver work is substantial - not a flimsy piece, that is for sure; and the way it hugs the neck and sits perfectly in place is beyond description. This is a true choker size necklace, ideal for smaller to medium sizes. Its wearable length is 14 3/4" and its width go...
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Pre 1990 item #1182916 (stock #1328)
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Having justly earned a place in the pantheon of those artists whose work changed the way we design and think about silver jewelry, Matilde Poulat created a whole school of silversmiths who emulated her work not only when she was alive and active but even today, in the so called "post-1980" period of Mexican jewelry making. Based on Matl's signature Palomas motif, this is a big, impressive, nicely made bracelet. Coral, amethyst and tiny turquoise beads stud the repousse and wire work ornam...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1181903 (stock #12138)
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$235.00
Spectacular hinged repousse bangle bracelet with yellow gold appliques all around it, two of them figural; the profile of Moctezuma and the Mexican coat-of-arms. The two metals combine perfectly on this piece - the gold has mellowed over the years and its patina matches the warm glow of the stippled and chased silver. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 7 1/4" and it's 1" wide. It weighs 54.1 grams and is signed with maker's initials "VLA" as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 925" and Eagle 123 as...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1181899 (stock #1054)
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Vintage Italian, eye-catching and definitely statement-making 800 silver charm bracelet in the so-called Etruscan style easily recognized by the profusion of silver florets and tiny little beads that adorn it! An iconic form of early 20th c "grand tour" jewelry, charm bracelets of this type were also made by the Peruzzi Bros but even more were crafted in smaller yet equally good workshops along the streets of Italy's most popular tourist cities. Here the bracelet has 5 chunky, impressive...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1181514 (stock #12027)
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$295.00
Signed by a listed maker about whom little is still known (isn't this the story of most early Taxco maestros though?), a very well made repousse sterling silver necklace and earrings set. Wrought in a pre-Colombian motif, the links have deep oxidized recesses and the whole set has acquired the patina one wants to see on old, well-loved silver. Comfortable to wear, impressive but not overwhelmingly heavy, this demi can easily accompany you at the office or accent your evening dress similarly succ...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1181512 (stock #12075)
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I am fascinated by the beauty and craftsmanship of early 20th c. Chinese jewelry - their repousse is outstanding, the detail and complexity of the figural pieces difficult to put to words and the window they open onto a culture so distant and enchanting literally invaluable. The scene that covers the face of all 7 curved links in this bracelet constitutes a proud statement of wealth, accomplishment and family pride. Could this be an affluent merchant couple? Is the balcony facing the sea? Whatev...