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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1174586 (stock #1317)
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Like scales on the body of a big serpent, the links in this early Mexican Deco repousse bracelet are graduated in size and at the center front embrace an almost quatrefoil medallion with a bezel set oval cabochon - unpolished green agate maybe? Possibly a Mexico City piece, it bears strong resemblance to Matilde Poulat's primordial repoussage - the same powerful presence, the same turn to ancient pre-Colombian motifs for inspiration. The bracelet is 7 3/4" long (wearable) and its width var...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1174342 (stock #12055)
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$325.00
A variation on Spratling's iconic "Cocos" design, the necklace at hand is heavy, very well made and has bezel-set turquoise cabs adorning the center of the links. There are four "cocos" forming each one of them and they are held together with strong, circular rings made of thick twist-rope silver wire. The necklace is 18 3/4" long (wearable; actual length is a little over 19 1/4") by just shy of 3/4" wide (the diameter of the connectors)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1173143 (stock #12046)
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Plateria FarFan created some of the most impressive and well-made collar necklaces - many in the multiple row "mesh" style and others in Cleopatra "puzzle" designs. The necklace here is one of the latter and a pretty handsome one at that! Comfortable to wear, it lies divinely around the neck and looks regal. It measures 15 1/4" long (wearable, measuring the inner, shorter length) by 1" wide and weighs a generous 92 grams...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1173014 (stock #12047a)
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$265.00
In my opinion one of the best maestros in the art of repoussage, Jose Anton created both holloware and jewelry and was among the first Taxco Renaissance silversmiths. His work has never disappointed me - very creative designs, confident repousse and beautifully combined silver and stones elevate his pieces above the level of most of his contemporaries. I have seen the bracelet at hand with amethyst as well but I find that the onyx ascribes a certain kind of classiness to the design...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1171565 (stock #1371)
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One of the sweetest early floral repousse Taxco necklaces, this piece is wrought in 980 silver and will come to you with its matching earrings. Deeply chased repousse, dramatically curving lines and excellent patina make for an eye-catching demi. The necklace measures 15 1/8" long (wearable) with its central tulip dangles part being 5 5/8" long by 1 5/8" tall. The width at the chain is 1/2" (at its widest). The earrings are accordingly 1/2" wide and 1 1/8" tall...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1171562 (stock #12050)
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I am happy to present here a rather difficult to find early Taxco bracelet - I have come upon this specific design in its necklace form a couple of times but have only seen the bracelet once before. Hand-wrought in well-pronounced repousse it consists of a double row of tulips facing away from each other. I am particularly attracted to the patina it has acquired over time - 980 alloys "age" really gracefully - and the piece's generous width...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1171061 (stock #1364)
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Based on Margot de Taxco's and the Los Castillo's "Koi Fish" parures, a repousse by-pass ring from the 1950s-60s made by one of Taxco's still unidentified maestros. I admire these miniature masterpieces - they mimic the clamper bracelets of their respective designs yet with the small size, pose a real challenge to the silversmith who has to reproduce amazing detail in such small proportions. The ring here is currently a comfortable size 7.75 but can be adjusted upwards...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1171054 (stock #1377)
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Literally huge and definitely earth-shattering pair of Alfredo Villasana earrings, this pair is not for the faint of heart. Strong movement in the "fleshy" repousse along with deep recesses and beautiful patina showcase Villasana's mastery over the art of repoussage. Each earring is 2 1/8" tall by 1" wide and the set weighs 16.1 grams. Marked with Villasana's signature albeit partial as well as Eagle 3 assay mark, the pair dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1170904 (stock #1366)
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I have a weakness for over-the-top earrings hence my lack of resistance to this pair. A set from the "archaeological period", the big dangles are formed by two mirrored Quetzalcoatls, the Feathered Serpents being entangled in a tight embrace. Nice cut-outs, easily readable hand-etched details and dimpled dot findings - spectacular! The earrings are 2 1/4" long by 1 3/4" wide (at their widest) and weigh 25.5 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1170902 (stock #1287)
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$795.00
Carved tulips, primarily out of amethyst, are among the most favorite design elements in vintage Mexican jewelry - who wouldn't recognize Spratling's "Hands and Tulips" cuff? Yet never before had I seen a all-links bracelet bearing them so I am really excited to be presenting it here. Very nicely carved, the flowers are held among repousse semi-spheres and the links are held together with wide tubular connectors. Beautiful! The bracelet measures 7 3/8" long (wearable) by 1 1/2" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1170512 (stock #1348)
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$1375.00
I find Margot de Taxco's pectoral necklaces mesmerizing - their repousse is flawless, the design so strong and the sense of movement it creates brings the silver to life! I like to call the design here "cornucopia" because its elements remind me of the mythological "horn of plenty" that is also associated with our Thanksgiving holiday. Very easy to wear, feels perfect around the neck and is characterized by all the attributes that make Margot's jewelry so unique...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1170363 (stock #12023)
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I am happy to present a rare C...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1169824 (stock #1370)
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One of the most beautiful early 20th c. Chinese bracelets of this kind that I have seen, this piece is studded with perfectly cut tiger's eye cabochons. The vivid blue, purple and green enamels reflect brightly off the vermeil finish while the extra security of the safety chain is a welcome plus. Measuring 7" long (wearable) by 1 1/2' wide, the bracelet weighs 49.8 grams. It is marked "SILVER CHINA" and in excellent vintage condition....
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1169821 (stock #1310)
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A very interesting yet no less monumental bracelet by Enrique Ledesma in which the maestro combines modernist silver work with curved stone tubes left unpolished- a rather unusual choice for him. I am intrigued by the combination and think that the stones are actually malachite with veins of pyrite in them. Vividly colored, the bracelet has a stunning presence because of its magnificently architectural links and it feels divinely around the wrist. It has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" (claspe...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1169435 (stock #12022)
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Beautiful, heavy vintage Deco necklace in the style of Aguilar's "half tubular link" design, I am not sure how to present this to you and what attribution to make. It is not signed at all but the construction, weight and quality make me believe that it could be a Hector original. Yet would anybody in their right mind remove the hallmarks link? In any case, here it is, measuring a wearable 15" long (total length is actually 16 1/4") by 7/8" wide and weighing a generous 91.9 grams. Unsigned as me...