One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1058868
One Good Eye Silver
$315
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
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
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 1970 item #1083960
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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 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 1970 item #1103154 (stock #0565)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1104646 (stock #0722)
One Good Eye Silver
$295
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 : Other Metals : Pre 1970 item #1106971 (stock #0773)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Showy, quite spectacular and definitely mod in its design and so characteristic of the 1950s return to copper and brass jewelry, I suspect that this necklace is in fact a Casa Maya creation though it's missing the company's name. Based on a Hubert Harmon design, it boasts graduated trapezoidal brass links with pronounced copper domes in their center. I love the black velvet cord in the back, which I believe to be the necklace's original...
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 1950 item #1115160 (stock #0908)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
A rare vintage Victoria double brooch or sweater guard, this set is superbly crafted and has imposing presence. The actual pins themselves are generous in size and carefully cut out of thick silver sheet with deeply chased details and bead accents. Each is centered by a proud repousse semi-sphere and they are connected with two lengths of the best-looking sterling chain I have seen on Mexican jewelry of this type...
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 : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1132130 (stock #1130)
One Good Eye Silver
$170.00
Beautiful Chinese silver ring marked as "syc{ee}" silver and also bearing a "n{o} 23" hallmark (I am assuming the number of the workshop out of which it came?) executed in filigree with an oval carved amethyst cab adorning its face. This is an adjustable piece as is usually the case with Chinese rings from the period and it is in excellent vintage condition. Currently a sz 7 1/3, its face is 13/16" tall by 5/8" wide and it will rise approx. 3/8" off the finger when worn. Marked as shown, it wei...
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. The bracelet measures 7 1/2" long by 5/8" wide and at least 1/8" thick while the co...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1139418 (stock #0721)
One Good Eye Silver
$265.00
Stunning early Mexican silver bracelet, this is one of my favorite, iconic Deco designs with a massiveness that never fails to impress me. Hand-cut out of thick silver sheet the specific example is deeply chased and oxidized to add depth and dimension to the curved links. Measuring 7" long (wearable; its inner circumference is 7 1/2" but one has to leave allowance for the big hook clasp) it is 1 1/2" wide and weighs a generous 94.2 grams. It is simply marked "MADE IN MEXICO", dates in the 193...