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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...
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...
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...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1196087 (stock #12156)
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In the same "fleshy" fleur-de-lis design as the matching necklace that is also available on this site, this bracelet showcases Gerardo Lopez's mastery over the art of repoussage and makes one of the strongest cases against messing with the patina sterling silver jewelry acquire over time. I consider Lopez's jewelry among the best "buys" one can get when it comes to this period of Mexico's Silver Renaissance - not only are they impeccably crafted, his pieces have also good weight and many time...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1196086 (stock #12155)
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Not much is known about Gerardo Lopez yet his jewelry bespeaks the man's talent, exceptional craftsmanship and the pride he must have taken in his creations. I wrote in my description of the 980 pectoral necklace that is also available in my inventory (please look for Troc item no 1188446) that I suspect he must have had some association with either the Los Castillo or Margot de Taxco talleres; maybe even with both...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1195641 (stock #12170)
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Obviously based on Matilde Poulat's "moth" design, an early Deco silver and turquoise ring that could hail from Mexico City yet it's difficult to say since it's unmarked...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1195638 (stock #12283)
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Early Sigi Pineda combination pin/pendant necklace from the first years of his independent career, when his taller was still called "Plateros". Nested in a biomorphic concave "shell", the minimalist figure of a man playing a green stone drum (at least to my eyes) hangs from a tube link chain. The work has Sigi's abstract design signature and exudes a raw animism that catches the eye and the imagination...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1195079 (stock #12076)
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Undoubtedly inspired by Margot de Taxco's Koi Fish line, a pair of early Antonio Reina repousse earrings showing playful fish among stylized silver waves. I can't get over the detail in this set - just note the depth of the repoussage, the detail in the scales and the hand-hammering in the waves themselves to render them three-dimensional. The earrings are 1 5/8" long by 15/16" wide and weigh 8.4 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1195076 (stock #1352)
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$165.00
I am always thrilled to come upon Rancho Alegre jewelry - I find that their creations, especially their cuffs, are veritable masterpieces both in design as well as craftsmanship. The early mod cuff at hand in a dramatic "wave" motif plays with the constrast between shadow and light as its recessed, heavily oxidized field stands dark against the warmly glowing double-rimmed edges. Even the inner surface is hand-hammered here and bespeaks the high quality of Rancho Alegre pieces...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1194681 (stock #12158)
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I am thrilled to present you with this truly majestic, early Deco Mexican silver repousse Pegasus brooch. I have seen this specific design bearing the signature of Fred Davis and have also sold a Casa Prieto example a year or so ago. It doesn't come up very often and its scarcity is only matched by its sublime appearance and the visual impact that it has. This example is not marked for maker yet its repoussage is strong and layered to impart more of a life-like appearance to it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1194549 (stock #1230)
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$290.00
Apparently a bracelet that doesn't come up very often since its makers, the Bjorklund Bros, only stayed in business for a short ten year period, this is a gorgeous piece adorned with pale, semi-translucent pink or better peach stones (a kind of quartz maybe?). Based in Copenhagen, the Borklunds created less-is-more, distinctly Danish mod jewelry between 1961 and 1971. Their brief business presence does not seem to have affected the popularity of their jewelry; on the contrary, their rarit...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1194547 (stock #12300)
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$285.00
I am really fond of these "clamshell" modernist bracelets that came out of Taxco in the mid-1940s and 1950s! In fact, I am very partial to the whole line of jewelry in that design - from necklaces to rings to pendants, brooches and earrings...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1194545 (stock #12309)
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Signed with the initials of a listed Taxco maestro whose work I don't think I ever had before, a superbly crafted sterling silver repousse clamper bracelet from the pre-1948 period. The intertwined feathers and scrolls making up the "wings" are boldly textured and the oxidation that has settled in the recesses over the years has made them even more dramatic. This is indeed a complex design and it has been wonderfully rendered...
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. blogspot.com (no space but Trocadero software wouldn't allow it otherwise) to see what I have unearthed about them! I have only come upon a couple of other pieces with the same hallmarks, all round zodiac brooches with turquoise chip inlay yet the necklace here is by far a superior example of their work. Un...
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. Celebrated for her mastery over the "married metals" or "metales casados" technique, her jewelry is varied and includes more romantic, Spanish Colonial based pieces as well as "archaeological" designs and strong Deco creations. The large floral brooch at hand belongs in Victoria's...