A vintage modernist pair of silver cufflinks (cuff links) from Taxco, Mexico. Measures about 3/4" wide. Marked Talleres de Los Ballesteros, Taxco Gro around a stylized 'B' on the back of each. In nice condition, some minor surface scratches and tarnish. One little nick on the edge, but looks original. Sterling or better, but the rest of the mark is probably under the cuff link back. New owner may choose to polish more.
A vintage Mexican brooch or pendant made of sterling silver and carved onyx. Bold contrasting design. Measures 2 5/8" long and 2 1/4" across. Can be worn as a brooch using the rollover clasp or as a pendant with a bale. Signed as shown. Nice condition, some very minor surfaces scratches and a tiny flea bite to the chin. Looks like Eagle #15.
A vintage modernist sterling silver brooch with a pearl in the shape of an abstract conch shell. Signed Parker Sterling. Measures 1 7/8" long and 1" wide. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Interesting flattened surface. Looks like a slice of sterling. Well made, good weight.
A vintage sterling silver cuff bracelet featuring heavy wire bands in a repeating geometric pattern. Measures 1 1/2" wide, 5 5/8" around and has an opening of 1 3/8". Marked 925. Looks and feels great on.
A wonderful Salvador Vaca Teran design modernist bird brooch. May also be worn as a pendant. This Mexican silver brooch measures 1 7/8" tall and 1 1/2" wide. Design is pictured on page 132 of the book "William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance." Marked with Eagle #3 and the initials ?MR which are surrounded by a circle that is impossible to read. Safety clasp. Nice weight and well made. Some very minor scratches. Great abstract design!
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A sterling silver modernist brooch in a amoeba design with a central purple cabochon by noted Mid Century New York City jeweler, Sam Kramer. Marked with his mushroom hallmark and sterling. Measures 1 3/8" across. Rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Has some minor scratches. Great for the modernist jewelry collector.
An early matching Brooch and Ring by noted Taxco silversmith, Artemio Navarrete. Both are marked with the conjoined AN, Taxco and 980. Brooch measures 2 1/8" long and 3/4" across, ring looks to be between a size 5-6. Warm patina. Minor surface scratches. Pre eagle, pre 1948.
A vintage hammered sterling silver brooch by Graziella Laffi. Has sterling overlay which depicts a Pre Columbian Incan Tumi God. Measures 1 1/2 " across and 1 5/8" tall. Marked with G Laffi 925 and Peru. Has a rollover safety clasp which holds well. In very nice condition, may need some cleaning, but will leave that to the new owner. Nice work, interesting design.
Vintage heavy Taxco Sterling Silver cuff bracelet with curls on the ends. Measures about 5 1/2" around, and has an opening of 1". Measures 3/8" at the widest. Marked Mexico, 925 and TS-81 for the artisan's registration number. Can be worn with curls up or down. Has some minor surface scratches. Very well made.
A pair of bold vintage Mexican sterling silver earrings in a four leaf clover design. Four leaf clovers are said to be lucky! Large dangling silver disks with shadow box four leaf clovers and central glass (glass foil?) blue green sparkly cabochons. Measure about 1 3/4" long and about 1 1/4" across. Screw backs hold tightly. Marked Mexico DF 925 around the initials ME on the back of the earrings. Nice condition, one of the cabochons has a 1/4" chip along the edge. Hard to see when worn...
A vintage sterling silver bracelet in a modernist 'wave' design. Measures about 7" around and 1" wide. Made up of six curved links with a wave pattern overlay. Box closure clasps tightly. Signed on the tongue Sterling Mexico around the initials J.E. Has a safety chain. Very nice condition. Great bold design.
A Fine Watercolor by the Listed Artist, Ignatz Sahula-Dycke (1900-82). Measures about 17 1/2" by 14 1/2" matte opening, overall about 25" by 22". Signed lower right. Sahula-Dycke has written something above his signature that I can not read, below his signature is lightly written "Phoenix 1940 Arizona".
An Arts and Crafts period acid etched brass brooch with a central blue cabochon. Measures 2 1/2" long and 2" across. Has a 'C' clasp which holds securely. Has some minor tarnish. Nice organic design.
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A vintage heavy sterling silver brooch by noted Peruvian silversmith, Graziella Laffi depicting a scene with a stylized pelican. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" across. Signed Peru, G. Laffi, 925. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Enamel is in very nice condition. Haven't seen a Laffi brooch in this style before. Pretty colors. Quality piece.
A vintage sterling silver Mexican necklace and earrings set. Necklace measures 17" long and 7/8" wide. Necklace is marked Sterling Mexico. Earrings measure 1 3/8" long and 1" across and are marked Taxco on the back of the screw backs. Hook closure. Wonderful condition. Pre eagle.
An unusual pair of Mexican silver dangling screw back earrings. Depicts two kissing fish. Have green pointed cabochons that sit on the the ear lobes. Marked on the back of each earring with something in a circle that is too light to read. Marked Silver Mexico on the back of the screw backs. Measure 2" long and 1 1/2" across. Screw backs hold tightly. In wonderful condition, Warm patina, cabochons are mint. Pre Eagle.
A vintage copper and enamel brooch in an Arts and Crafts design by John Leman. Great Celtic motif. Rich brown and gold enameling. Signed on the back John Leman. Measures 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest. Very nice condition. Safety clasp.
A vintage brass, copper and enamel bangle bracelet by Casa Maya of Mexico City. This rigid bracelet, in the form of an Aztec serpent measures 8" around and 2" at the widest. It is NOT adjustable, so it would fit someone with a smaller hand and wrist. Must be able to slide into it without bending it. In nice condition, has a few very small chips to the enamel near the serpent's nose and a few flakes on one side and the back...