One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1960 item #1059910
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Presented here is an old, pre-ban Japanese ivory brooch and earrings set carved in the shape of plumeria flowers in its original faux leather box retaining the seller's guarantee of authenticity. The Sunamoto Ivory Co. was first established in 1884 and were known as carvers of fine ivory netsuke. The design here seems to be identical to similar sets being sold by Ming's of Hawaii, which makes one wonder whether all pieces were in fact produced by the same carvers in Tokyo. Beautifully carved wi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1066325
One Good Eye Silver
$325.00
Elegant and definitely illustrative of Sigi Pineda's ability to add a mod twist to even the classic Mexican Deco beaded necklace this is a set including the earrings as well. Brushed, beautifully aged silver beads strung on silver chain hug the neck lovingly while also reflected in the dangles of the earrings. A comfortable choker that will come to you with Sigi's gallery card with a map of Taxco on the back to help costumers locate it. The necklace is a wearable 15 1/2" long and the diamete...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1960 item #1074274
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Fabulous pair of vintage Los Castillo weighted copper angel candleholders in a classic Salvador Teran design from the 1950s, I believe. These can be found in brass and silver plate with or without inlaid wings but I love the fantastic patina that the copper has developed over the years in this pair. Though a set, one of the pieces is slightly bigger than the other - they are after all handwrought works and bound to exhibit small dissimilarities. Their height is 7 3/8" for the taller of the two...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1097505 (stock #0222)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
Possibly the hugest vintage Deco brooch you will ever see coming out of Mexico, this is an unbelievable piece not only for its monumental size but also for its marvelously, deeply carved stone rose. I believe the stone to be jasper and fell in love with its variegated, soft moss green tones as soon as I saw it. The carving is simply magnificent and it brings out the stone's natural interest. The rose is so big that it is held in place not only with four hefty prongs but is also supported at the ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1102499
One Good Eye Silver
$945.00
Until well into the 20th c. conducting one's own archaelogical dig was not prohibited in Mexico - both Spratling and Davis are known to have engaged in personal digs and their collections were frequently enriched by the fruits of those excavations. Quite often ancient, pre-Colombian beads as well as small stone artifacts that surfaced here and there were incorporated in pieces of jewelry silversmiths made in the first decades of Mexico's Silver Renaissance. I believe the stone beads in the neckl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1105061 (stock #0355)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
A cousin of the Castillo family Salvador Teran designed many of the taller's early pieces after he finished his apprenticeship at Spratling's Las Delicias. He is probably my favorite Mexican modernist, his jewelry characterized by bold interpretations of iconic Mexican motifs intensified by the use of stone, silver overlay and oxidation. Yet Teran was also a talented muralist specializing in tile mosaics. Offered here is an example of Salvador's inlay work albeit in a smaller, more "domestic" sc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1181514 (stock #12027)
One Good Eye Silver
$295.00
Signed by a listed maker about whom little is still known (isn't this the story of most early Taxco maestros though?), a very well made repousse sterling silver necklace and earrings set. Wrought in a pre-Colombian motif, the links have deep oxidized recesses and the whole set has acquired the patina one wants to see on old, well-loved silver. Comfortable to wear, impressive but not overwhelmingly heavy, this demi can easily accompany you at the office or accent your evening dress similarly succ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1194547 (stock #12300)
One Good Eye Silver
$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. I find them very eye-catching, definitely different and so representative of the modernist wave that overtook Mexican designers and silversmiths alike around the middle of the 20th c.. The bracelet here has a cluster of smaller than usual "shells" holding...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1194549 (stock #1230)
One Good Eye Silver
$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 1970 item #1197027 (stock #12270)
One Good Eye Silver
$425.00
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. Here it offers a true feast for the eyes: from the turban-style headdress with its beadwork to the elaborate hilt and handles of the scimitars that form the sides, one cannot ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1199922 (stock #12265)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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. The patina here adds the final touch to a true Taxco masterpiece. The bracelet has an inner ci...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1205039 (stock #12372)
One Good Eye Silver
$945.00
Talented, eccentric and not very prolific (at least where his Mexican pieces are concerned) Hubert Harmon spent a few years in Taxco in the 1940s and created some of the most beautiful, difficult to find examples of Taxco design. The repousse silver snakes and fish belt buckle at hand is a known Harmon creation yet doesn't bear his signature so I am offering it here as an unsigned piece and this is reflected in its pricing. The level of craftsmanship, however, the buckle's weight and the attenti...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1207135 (stock #12375)
One Good Eye Silver
$875.00
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The second Erika Hult de Corral bracelet currently in my inventory (please look for item no 1189406 as well), this piece is absolutely fabulous. Quite substantial yet still comfortable to wear, its mod sterling links are studded with green, mossy agates. The bracelet feels divine around the wrist and as rare as Ric bracelets are, the specific design is even more difficult to come upon. With an inner circumference of 6 5/8" (clasped), it is perfect for smaller to medium wrists. Its width comes u...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1217407 (stock #12497)
One Good Eye Silver
$380.00
Superb vintage studio modernist ring wrought out of sterling silver and adorned with one of the most amazing, deeply purple amethyst stones I have ever seen. The color in this gem is so intense that it looks almost black at times! I could never exaggerate the beauty of the abstract setting (or should I call it biomorphic?) with its tendrils undulating and lovingly enveloping the stone. The ring is a comfortable sz 6.25, easily re-sizeable by your jeweler. Its face is 1" by 3/4" and when worn, it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1218735 (stock #12425)
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Early Deco repousse silver bracelet in the so-called Mexico City style, very reminiscent of Matilde Poulat's first creations. Classically "archeological" in inspiration, the mask bracelet presented here has the hand-crafted characteristics that are so unique to the genre: textured repoussage, an almost naive approach to finishing, a motif that comes out of Mexico's pre-Colombian past and a primordial appeal that becomes more potent the longer one looks at the piece. The bracelet measures 7...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1219168 (stock #12473)
One Good Eye Silver
$345.00
Easily recognizable as a design associated with Fred Davis's early years, the beaded links motif has become an Mexican Silver Renaissance classic. There is something about the layers of perfect repousse semi-spheres that attracts the eye and these pieces wear so comfortably that resisting them is almost ... futile! I particularly love this version in all silver, with its lower perimeter free of any connections between the links - the necklace feels divine around the neck and its patina is to die...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1220752 (stock #12433)
One Good Eye Silver
$485.00
A silversmith whose work is not frequently encountered, E. Byrne Livingston is among the American artists who contributed to the creation of the country's unique Machine Age aesthetic. A New Yorker, she worked primarily in the 1930s and 1940s and some of her creations are among the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The brooch presented here is characteristic of its period and the specific artistic climate within which it was created. While curving the angularity of Deco lines, it exhib...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1223198 (stock #12532/12484)
One Good Eye Silver
$845.00
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Margot de Taxco's zodiac charms are among collectors' favorites yet to find a complete charm bracelet, with both components bearing her signature is much more difficult than getting the charm alone. I am therefore thrilled to offer this hefty Aquarius example here. Just take a look at the gorgeous, generous sterling links - they provide the perfect accompaniment to show off the voluptuousness of the astrological sign's figural representation. And let me mention that the patina is to die for. The...