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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1058868
One Good Eye Silver
$315.00
Old Taxco necklace made of almost pure, 980 silver in a pre-Colombian motif studded with dark, molded glass cabochons. Its links are cast and embellished with hand-chasing and "dimpled dots" at either end. Very elegant and eye-catching without being overwhelming, a classy piece for ladies who appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of early Taxco jewelry but are not used to wearing overly bold jewelry themselves. The necklace is 17 1/2" long by 7/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 55.1 grams...
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
$395.00
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
$545.00
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 1940 item #1082457
One Good Eye Silver
$125.00
In emulation of an early design by Matilde Poulat the Deco brooch presented here has intense repousse with good oxidation in the recesses and is centered by a big, deep green cabochon, which I believe to be either unpolished malachite or Mexican jade. Superbly crafted by one of Matl's anonymous contemporaries the brooch has a primeval feeling about it with excellent patina and strong presence...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1083730
One Good Eye Silver
$365.00
Extraordinary, drop-dead gorgeous early Far Fan necklace in the taller's favorite chain style, this time in a rather rare combination for them of silver and copper. I have a weakness for Mexican jewelry that combines metals and I also love some of Far Fan's designs - so here you have it! Two lengths of thick gauge sterling chain wrought so that they follow the contour of the neckline and a row of perfect repousse copper semi-spheres all bound together in a true masterpiece...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1083960
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$395.00
Signed by one of my favorite less "celebrated" maestros a rare, very impressive bracelet adorned with a hand-carved sky blue agate figurine of a seahorse. I like to call the specific maker "the heart artist" because his signature (I am assuming we are talking about a man!) consists of the initials A and E in a heart-shaped "M". Not much is known about him though he is listed...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1085373
One Good Eye Silver
$295.00
Early and very impressive, the second Chato Castillo piece currently available at One Good Eye Silver bearing the maestro's early, raised signature and wrought in 980 silver. This is almost a pendant necklace, although the pendant is not readily removable, in a distinctly geometric pre-Colombian motif (possibly an ancient seal emulation?) with bold, swirling lines and stylized rays shooting out of its maize-like medallion...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Pre 1940 item #1090962 (stock #0047)
One Good Eye Silver
$160.00
Exquisitely made and having acquired a fantastic patina over the years the vintage Deco Chinese brass necklace offered here boasts a multitude of floral charms in graduated sizes. Framed by perfect brass circles the charms are covered in sky blue, cobalt and iron red enamels - even the clasp is embellished with a floral and geometric motif! Beautiful, old Chinese craftsmanship that is very difficult to emulate today... Measuring 18 1/4" long by 3/4" wide (width of the circular links)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1096005 (stock #0537)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Bold in its simple yet powerful machine-age style a vintage Deco Mexican silver and turquoise bracelet made up of three rows of domed, open links. The central row is adorned with bezel set cabs, their color varying between shades of turquoise blue and sage green. Please note ow clever the hidden clasp is! Measuring 7 3/4" long (wearable) the bracelet is 1 3/16" wide and weighs 55.5 grams. It is simply marked "MEXICO SILVER" and dates in the 1930s-40s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1097505 (stock #0222)
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$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 #1097654 (stock #0610)
One Good Eye Silver
$1895.00
An iconic Hector Aguilar design the "Old Maguey" makes for a monumental bracelet - its strong, ancient lines carved into thick gauge sterling silver exert an irresistible primordial attraction and when you have it on, it feels divinely heavy and incredibly "familiar". This is one of my favorite Aguilar designs and I wish it were a little smaller so that I could enjoy it while it's in my possession! The bracelet measures just above 7 1/8" in wearable length and it is 1 1/8" wide...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1098287 (stock #0352)
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In my opinion the best Mexican modernist designer, Salvador Teran was a maestro of many talents and created some of the most striking pieces of Taxco jewelry. Offered here is his signature "Moon and Star" bracelet, which aptly demonstrates his ability to create exceptional minimalist pieces. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 6 1/2" and is ideal for smaller to medium wrists. Its face is approx. 1 3/4" square and the width of the two "wings" tapers from 1" to 3/4"...
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1103154 (stock #0565)
One Good Eye Silver
$2675.00
A rather difficult to find William Spratling necklace, this "disks and bead" design is playful, with a light-heartedness that makes you want to focus on life's good aspects and enjoy it as much as you can! This is a necklace that points to the organic relationship Spratling had formed with Mexico's rich folk culture and the creative ways he used traditional motifs in his work. With an inner circumference of 14 3/4" (wearable) the necklace has two rows of silver disks with small beads attache...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1104646 (stock #0722)
One Good Eye Silver
$385.00
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. The superb repousse bracelet presented here is an example of the type of work that was being created in Guadalajara and a stunning one at that! A figural piece, it consists of 3 curved panels featuring the face of a woman - a goddess? - with her tong...
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 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). Ideal for all of us who love vintage Mexican clampers and hinged bangles but can nev...