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...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 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...
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...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1104646 (stock #0722)
One Good Eye Silver
$295.00
Though usually when we think about vintage Mexican silver jewelry we also think of Taxco or Mexico City, it is true that there were other centers of beautiful jewelry production in the country and Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco was one of them...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1105893 (stock #0706)
One Good Eye Silver
$1150.00
An early design by the Los Castillo taller, the fish skeleton is considered a classic and has seen many emulations and reproductions over the years. The hinged bracelet at hand combines silver and copper in what I suspect must have been a custom piece - because it is intended for small wrists only (mine is 5 3/4" at the wrist bone and the bracelet fits me perfectly with the fish face resting on the wrist bone)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1108655 (stock #0798)
One Good Eye Silver
$585.00
A book piece and one of the most impressive designs in Sigi Pineda's "boomerang" line this bracelet is adorned with an obsidian gem - I have seen it with amethyst, tiger's eye and chrysoprase as well...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1122068 (stock #0990)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
A sweet example of Victoria's "mixed metals" jewelry in which she seamlessly combined copper with silver and some times also brass, this is a cuff bracelet from the line that the maestra named after her daughter, Cony. An elegant less-is-more bifurcated copper cuff with swirls at its ends gently holding sterling silver spheres between them - perfect for a younger lady and ideal to combine with other, similar pieces. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" as is but it's easily adjustable...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1132293 (stock #0926)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
If you love those massive, really heavy 1930s charm bracelets that bring to mind bikers' jewelry then this piece is for you! Especially since it is accompanied by a carefully cut-out old Panamanian coin featuring the profile of Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the Spanish conquistador who first settled Panama. I believe this is a 1934 "Un Balboa" coin which was minted out of .900 silver and the detail on it is exquisite...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1940 item #1141053 (stock #1146)
One Good Eye Silver
$145.00
Beautiful Chinese Art Nouveau silver brooch in an open-backed repousse foliate design having a carved carnelian "button" bezel set at its center. The stone has interesting color variation and the carving shows a flower and a pear, I believe. Masterfully and carefully executed, this is a brooch of high quality indeed - just note that the carnelian is backed with silver and the piercing in the stone is also transferred to the backing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1141898 (stock #1200)
One Good Eye Silver
$375.00
Early repousse Mexican silver cuff bracelet in the style that came to be associated with Maciel, this piece is not signed at all but as you can see does not lack in craftsmanship and design strength. Representing some kind of ritual possibly associated with Malinalxochitl, the Aztec sorceress and goddess of snakes, scorpions and insects of the desert, the repousse in this piece stands proud of the stippled and oxidized background...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1144304 (stock #0893)
One Good Eye Silver
$245.00
Big, beautifully worked and warmly patinated early Mexican silver brooch in the shape of the Quetzal, the Maya sacred bird and one of the two creatures combined in the figure of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent. This is the second time I have had a brooch in this design and I am equally impressed now by it as I was when I first came upon it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1150195 (stock #1014)
One Good Eye Silver
$185.00
A gorgeous example of my favorite Ledesma work this is a pair of earrings that illustrates in the best possible way the maestro's magic touch in the seamless combination of silver and stone. Resembling highly stylized calla lilies, the earrings curve and curl to reach their pointy height. The color of the malachite is saturated and its polished surface just perfect. Each earrings is just shy of 1 1/4" tall by 3/4" wide (at its widest) and the set's weight registers at 11.8 grams. Fully signed w...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1150590 (stock #1266/1267)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
The Los Castillo taller is renowned for their revival of several ancient Maya and Aztec silversmithing techniques and the breath of creative fresh air they brought into Taxco jewelry making. Their Mozaico Azteca line, in which they seamlessly combinedinlaid azur malachite with sterling silver is, in my opinion, one of their best moments. The necklace at hand, comprised of wavy links, does not rely on a fussy design to attract the eye - the richness of color in the stone and the undulating lines ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1960 item #1153742 (stock #1018)
One Good Eye Silver
$400.00
Based on a design by the eccentrically creative Hubert Harmon, a vintage brass repousse cuff bracelet, all hand-wrought with excellent patina and an endearing figural design. I believe the two intertwining sea creatures might have been inspired by some Mexican piece of folk art (Harmon's famous mermaids design was created after an escutcheon in one of Taxco's old mansions that Spratling rennovated in 1928). Though one of them has scales in my eyes they resemble the early 19th c. stylized dolphin...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1167780 (stock #1849)
One Good Eye Silver
$995.00
An early Deco Mexican silver bracelet, most probably out of Mexico City, and very much in the style that came to be associated with Matilde Poulat's designs. In fact, this is a variation of Matl's very difficult to find "Moth" design and a very well crafted piece at that. Instead of repousse the links here are cast in .900 silver making for a quite substantial piece that feels divine around the wrist. I love the detail in the central link representing the winged creature's body with its green s...