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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1201982 (stock #12354)
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$445.00
Gorgeous David Andersen vintage torque pendant necklace, its pendant I found referred to as "Thor's Hammer" and though there is no signature for the actual designer, there seems to be an agreement among experts that this is probably the work of Bjorn Sigurd Ostern. Made of sterling silver both pendant and neck ring have developed a patina to die for and even though the set was acquired together and has obviously been that way for a long time, I am not sure whose the signature on the neck ring...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1201891 (stock #12370/12371)
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$455.00
I have only had a few pieces by RafMex over the years and was happily surprised to find their signature on the necklace and bracelet demi presented here. This is the perfect set for that romantic soul who appreciates Mexican jewelry for its quality and craftsmanship but shies away from big, bold pieces. Delicate and elegantly feminine, the repousse floral links have mellowed beautifully over the years and the two pieces look gorgeous together...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200998 (stock #0800)
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I have seen this design by Margot de Taxco before - it can be found in all silver as well as adorned with amethyst or art glass cabochons in addition to the silver and copper combination - but I had never had a ring from this line in the past. I am partial to the marrying of the two metals as it is and in this case, the complexity of the repousse with its beading and undulating tendrils and the warm glow of beautifully patinated copper make for a stunning piece...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1200310 (stock #12302)
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One of the most accomplished Taxco maestros, Miguel Melendez ranks high among my favorite mod designers, his creations successfully combining minimalist motifs with exceptional craftsmanship and gorgeous, faceted gems. The hinged bracelet at hand is adorned with three prong-set amethysts, the stems upon which they rest rising above stylized sterling leaves...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1199922 (stock #12265)
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$525.00
What is there to be said about this Villasana clamper that a careful look at the photos won't reveal in the most detailed, decidedly direct and breath-taking way? Sometimes I just feel that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words... Undoubtedly one of Villasana's most ornate bracelets, this one betrays an almost Art Nouveau-ish influence with its elaborate repoussage flowing in all directions...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1199442 (stock #12240)
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A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with a wire-wrapped, polished tiger's eye gem - I have seen it with amethyst and chrysoprase as well as with black onyx and have one of the latter in my inventory presently (just look for item no 1108655 here on Troc!). One of the two big maestros of Mexican modernist design, Sigi loves the way oxidized surfaces stand out against the warm glow of silver and he definitely illustrates ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1198876 (stock #12229)
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$535.00
The second Maricela necklace currently available in my inventory (please look at item no 1196415), I am thrilled to have found this piece with its matching earrings...
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...