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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1264023 (stock #12852)
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From the renowned Zolotas “house of jewelry” first established in Athens, Greece in 1895, a vintage beaded necklace wrought of gold plated 950 silver. Generous in length and weight, this piece epitomizes the quality and design savvy the Zolotas signature is associated with. The necklace is comprised of beads based on ancient Greek motifs. Almost flat on four sides, they are held together with thick twist-rope connectors...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1263554 (stock #12830)
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Unmarked as is the case with many studio pieces from the 1950s-60s, a visually powerful hand-wrought silver mod bracelet. What is very impressive about this cuff is the different depths of field the eye has to rest on. Hand-hammered and heavily oxidized, it is adorned with applied biomorphic spheres and a raised rim all around its perimeter...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1263553 (stock #12772)
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$350.00
Made in the 1930s or early 1940s, a repousse sterling silver necklace from Mexico City in a design betraying a Spanish Colonial influence. Highly stylized florals of this type are a mainstay in the index of early Mexican Deco jewelry and this one in addition to its beautiful repousse is adorned with beading and chasing. The three amethyst cabochons centering the bigger links are rich in inclusions and color variations. Iconic and very very well made – a necklace to stand out of the crowd...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1263295 (stock #12600)
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One of my favorite Margot de Taxco designs and a clamper that will sweep you off your feet with its stunning “fleshiness” and the perfect way it holds its place when you have it on. This is Taxco at its best –impeccable finishing, amazing sense of design and beauty that defies the whims of fashion. A Margot classic and an heirloom quality bracelet...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1263005 (stock #12760)
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Lariat necklaces comprised of thick twist-rope chains and sterling tassels are a recognizable form within the field of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. The example at hand is not marked at all yet based on construction and style as well as on my experience with similar pieces that I had in the past, I believe that it’s a Taxco creation...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1263003 (stock #12826)
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C. Molina is an early maestro about whom we don’t know much but his mastery of the art of cutwork is becoming all the more appreciated. His silver work is so elaborate and his jewelry – which does not surface very often – so monumental in proportions that it is creating a steady following among collectors and discerning “well dressers” alike. The double-dangle earrings I am presenting here are stupendous and I particularly love the addition of the mask at the top...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1262423 (stock #12660)
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Marine life often inspired Taxco silversmiths and shells in particular seem to have been a favorite motif. Rendered in perfect repousse the links in this necklace have deeply oxidized, intense recesses that further accentuate the warm glow of well-aged silver. Signed by an early Deco maker who still remains unidentified yet is well listed and, as is evident by this example, undoubtedly talented in his work. The necklace is 16 1/4″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide and weighs 44.0 grams...
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...
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. It is simply marked "MEXICO SILV...
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. Its face is 1" by 3/4" and the ring rises 11/16" above the finger when wo...
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. Profusely marked with applied and early raised letter marks "STERLING", "MEXICO" and "MATL", with the "L" partial...
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. In excellent vintage condition with jaw-dro...
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. The brooch measures 2 1/2" tall by 2 1/16" wide and...
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...