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 : 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 #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 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 : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1207135 (stock #12375)
One Good Eye Silver
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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 : 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 1970 item #1227860 (stock #12445)
One Good Eye Silver
$765.00
Based on the dramatic contrast of highly polished silver against dark, oxidized backgrounds, Sigi's jewelry is eye-catching without having to be burdensomely elaborate. The necklace at hand illustrates, I believe, my assertion in the best possible way. Gorgeous, a pleasure to wear and to behold, and a true Tasco (sic) modernist treasure. It measures just shy of 16" long (wearable) with the central mirrored part of it being 4" wide and 1" tall (at its tallest); the width of the chain itself is 5/...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228403 (stock #12531)
One Good Eye Silver
$480.00
In emulation of a Margot de Taxco's design a vintage silver and black enamel necklace signed by Narvaez. I am familiar with the specific maker's Deco jewelry yet I have never seen an enameled piece by him! Based on a difficult to find (at least in my experience) Margot original, I love the sweeping motion of the stylized feathers and their generous size. A stunning piece, it measures a wearable 17 3/4" with its feathers part being 4" wide by 2 1/4" tall (at its tallest). The width at the chai...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1229490 (stock #12439)
One Good Eye Silver
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Another one of my Taller Taxco treasures, this necklace, obviously based on Salvador Teran's design, came to me with a matching bracelet (by yet a different maker) which I will be presenting in the next few days. An intriguing taller, its relationship (or lack thereof?) to Teran still remains cloudy yet its emulations of Salvador's jewelry are of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The choker at hand, a reinterpretation of a pre-Colombian motif within the context of the mid-20th c. is simply ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1230389 (stock #12525)
One Good Eye Silver
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Based on a Salvador Teran design, the bracelet at hand is a great match to the Taller Taxco necklace also currently available in my inventory (please look for item no 1229490). Pre-Colombian motifs with a mod twist in their interpretation make for a visually stimulating and definitely different piece. The dangling charm which reflects the necklace's pendant is undoubtedly a strength and determination statement - don't you think? The bracelet is 7 7/8" long but I think it would wear more like a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1252435 (stock #12711)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Sigi Pineda rings don't come up very often and I am very happy to present here an example out of his "boomerang" line. Fashioned in the so-called by pass style, this is a slick, mod piece, its two wings adorned with bezel set turquoise cabs. Fantastic patina and excellent vintage condition make this an absolute must-have for collectors of Mexican jewelry and lovers of mod design alike. Relatively adjustable (upwards, I would suggest), the ring is now a sz 6 and its face measures just above 1" by...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1259126 (stock #12822)
One Good Eye Silver
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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 : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1261557 (stock #12690)
One Good Eye Silver
$565.00
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. I love Ric's jewelry for the fluidity of lines and her unique way of marrying sterling with hard stones. The necklace at hand has an inner circumference of 15 3/4" (clasped) with its width varying between 3/4" at center front and 1/8" at its narrowest, next to the clasp. It weighs 57.0 grams and is signed with m...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1271231 (stock #12881)
One Good Eye Silver
$565.00
Sleek modernism and heavy sterling combine in this Sigi Pineda bracelet which seems to be one of the maestro’s earlier creations and a hard to find piece as well. A perfect match for the necklace in the same design that is also available here (please look for listing no 1227860) it is characterized by all the features that make Sigi jewelry exceptional: perfect finishing, generous weight, a marrying of glistening silver and dark oxidation and inspired sense of design. A collector’s dream and...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1276552 (stock #12834)
One Good Eye Silver
$845.00
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One of Salvador Teran’s signature designs, the Archer makes for a dramatic, show-stopping bracelet. Mod minimalism, shadowbox construction and beautifully aged heavy gauge silver combine in the example at hand. Having a 6 1/2″ inner circumference (clasped; perfect for smaller to medium wrists) the bracelet varies in width between 1 1/2″ and 5/16″ and weighs 39.8 grams. It is signed with maker’s signature in script as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 157...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1276963 (stock #12930)
One Good Eye Silver
$290.00
Vintage Taxco silver bib necklace, this is a cascade of brushed sterling beads that looks and wears fabulously. I love Mexican brushed bead jewelry - they put such a mod spin on the classic "pearl" necklace and they are so much fun to wear. Like this piece - elegant and so contemporary its neck-ring has an inner circumference of 15" (clasped) while the bib part is approx. 4 1/2" wide with a drop of 3 3/4" at center front. Weighing 55.0 grams (on a postal scale) it is signed with maker's name y...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1277697 (stock #12887)
One Good Eye Silver
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Stupendous - literally - Francisco Rivera for Emma bracelet in an "archeological" design, this is a cuff fit for a warrior princess! Hefty, meticulously worked and perfectly finished, it exudes confidence and represents the epitome of the "statement" bracelet. It is tapered so as to better fit the lower arm / wrist and its inner circumference at mid-height is 6 1/2" (including the 1 1/4" gap; I have a 5 3/4" wrist and I can wear it pushed 1 3/4" above the wrist bone). The cuff's height reach...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1279853 (stock #12967)
One Good Eye Silver
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Iconic Mexican silver and amethyst ring bearing Fred Davis’s signature, this is a Deco beauty and a Davis classic! Adjustable due to its open shank, it is topped by a massive stone housed in a tiered, angular setting. Presently a sz 7 its face is 1 1/8″ by 3/4″ and it rises approx. 5/8″ off finger when worn. The ring weighs 15.7 grams and is signed with Fred Davis’s conjoined initials as shown as well as “MADE IN MEXICO”. It dates in the 1920s-30s and is in excellent v...