A coveted, not very easy to find Sigi Pineda necklace in the often referred to as the "peas in a pod" design, this is one of the maestro's most impressive exercises in assymetry and niello work. Pictured in P. Morrill's, William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance on p. 53 in the exact same configuration, the necklace glistens in a "dark" yet magical way with its graduated brushed sterling "peas" nestled in the longer side of the "pod". Measuring at least 16 1/2" wearable (could feel a little more comfortable due to the deep "V" of the "pod"), it weighs 68.8 grams and its central link is 3 1/4" wide with a drop of 2 3/4". SIgned with Sigi's signature as shown as well as bearing des. no 46 and partially stamped but definitely there Eagle mark and "STERLING MADE IN MEXICO" the necklace dates in the mid-1950s and is in excellent vintage condition.