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 : 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...
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 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
$975.00
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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
$535.00
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 #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 : 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...
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...
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...
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
$500.00
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...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1198876 (stock #12229)
One Good Eye Silver
$535.00
The second Maricela necklace currently available in my inventory (please look at item no 1196415), I am thrilled to have found this piece with its matching earrings...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1199922 (stock #12265)
One Good Eye Silver
$525.00
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...
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...