Navajo bracelet with 15 beautifully colored, natural turquoise stones. The center medallion is 1 3/4" tall. Inner diameter is 2 1/4" with an opening of 1 1/4" (adjustable). Last thumbnail photo shows that the wrist cuff has been (poorly) re-soldered to the center medallion. It was not beautifully done but it is certainly secure. It does not show on the front of the bracelet. Made no later than 1950's.
Bold and unusual silver earrings of large circles within which are cut out circles. They are topped with amethysts, the size of which looks as though they are from the cut out circle. The setting and type of amethyst as well as the overall design of the earring are reminiscent of the work of William Spratling.The earrings are certainly artist made but not signed other than sterling. The circles measure 1 3/8" in diameter. The earrings are 1 3/4" in length including the amethyst. Backs ...click for details
This Thumbprint bracelet may be by silver master Antonio Pineda. It is a variation of his traditional all silver Thumb bprint bracelet. I have not seen one like this in which the silver links alternate with onyx.
The ambiguity has to do with the mark. The circular mark under the clasp looks as though it is one that often accompanies Antonio's crown but I cannot say with 100% certainty.The tall push clasp with a wide circle is certainly one used by Antonio.
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Most unusual wood and sterling buckle bracelet by silver master William Spratling.The body of the bracelet is interlocking wood links with a buckle of silver.Two holes in the buckle allow for it to fit a variety of wrist sizes. The length can be either 7 3/4" or 8 1/4". The wood links are 7/16" wide. It has Spratling's hallmark from the 1960's.
This unusual wood and silver box by Emilia Castillo is one of her early pieces, done when she signed her work with both Mimi and Los Castillo.
It measures 8 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep and 2 1/8" tall including the bracket feet. A bird on a branch surrounded by heart shaped leaves is painted in pure silver on ceramic. The box is richly colored ebony.
It is in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
This mixed metals (aka metales casados or married metals) fish brooch is done with the technique made famous by Los Castillo. It measures 2 1/8" from head to tail and 2 3/8" from the top to bottom of the fins. Hallmark dates from 1948 - 1960. Very good condition.
Henry Dunay 18 karat gold earrings in the hammered finish for which his work is well known. The swirl and knot design is very flattering to the face. They measure 1 1/8" long and 3/4" wide. Clip backs can be changed to posts. Made circa 1980's; excellent condition.
Charming sterling silver cufflinks for the male or female sailor. They cleverly convey the boats and water while reducing them to their most basic elements. The boat and water are applied on an oxidized ground.
Measurements are 15/16" square. Made of sterling silver; circa 1950.
Tiffany 18 karat gold bracelet with undulating bands of blue and green enamel. The bracelet is intricately made and a substantial weight. Measurements are 7 1/4" wearable length and 7/16" wide. It has a nice clasp with two safety catches.
This sterling silver bracelet was made by Erika Hult de Corral who designed under the name Ric. Erika opened a store in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1966 which may still be in existence. Prior to moving to Puerta Vallarta, she worked in Taxco with Sigi Pineda and Enrique Ledesma whose influence is seen in her work. It is usually quite freeform and contoured with a modernist look as this bracelet has. It is very well made of heavy sterling silver. The inside diameter is 2 1/8" so it fits a sma ...click for details