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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1189406 (stock #12145)
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Alongside Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma Erika Hult de Corral is one of my favorite modernist jewelry designers - her work is imaginative, never fails to surprise and and her genuine creativity results in unfailingly impressive pieces without having to resort to fussy design. Her creations do not come up very often yet she obviously has a rather loyal following that appreciates her aesthetic and seeks after her jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1188657 (stock #12173)
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Matching the Cleopatra necklace of the same design also currently available in my inventory (see them together in the last photo), this bracelet has all the bells and whistles of Deco design. Its angular, tiered links that underscore a "less-is-more" approach to adornment are embellished with strips of shimmering "peacock" abalone that surprise with the richness of color and metallic glow. The bracelet is 7 1/4" long (wearable) by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 53.9 grams. It is signed by M...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1188652 (stock #12173)
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I am fascinated by these vintage Taxco "dimpled dot" hinged bracelets - a genre in which the Los Ballesteros taller excelled and was understandably emulated by other contemporary talleres. I find them easy to wear, love the different stones that usually adorn them, and when they are not massive, I even like to combine them with other, similar pieces. The example here holds an aqua blue topaz in a crown setting and is signed by a still unidentified Taxco maker...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1188446 (stock #12160)
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$1450.00
Pectoral necklaces are, in my opinion. one of the most stunning forms in vintage Mexican silver jewelry and I count Gerardo Lopez as one of the best maestros who applied themselves to making them. Though there is not much information on him in the extant literature (at least of what I have seen), I suspect that he must have had some kind of association with the Los Castillo taller and/or Margot de Taxco...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1187689 (stock #12150)
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Koi fish is a motif automatically associated with Margot de Taxco in Mexican silver jewelry - the Grande Dame's love for Japanese art provided inspiration for many of her designs and those who either worked with her or simply emulated her creations helped the influence live on even after she stopped being active. The bracelet at hand is a rare find - not only because it's not repousse but consists of links carefully cut out of thick silver sheet but also because the fish are inlaid with shimm...
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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$285.00
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. It measures a wearable 6 1/2" long (actual length is 6 7/8") so it's perfect for small to...
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. While continuing the long and spectacular tradition of the original taller, her innovative creations are also reflective of our 21st century realities and add a mod twist to the Los Castillo repertoire. The dangle heart earrings presented here are, I believe, a good example of this marriage of old and established to the new and ...
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. The earri...
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. I have had the whole parure before and am always on the look out for it bec...
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...