Streamlined choker necklace in sterling, copper and brass made by Los Castillo who takes credit for initiating work with married metals.
Substantial weight; well hinged links. Measures approximately 16" in circumference (can't be more precise because of the curve of the necklace) and 7/16" wide. Excellent condition.
Two pairs of screwback earrings by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950.
Left pair - Typical of the curvilinear designs with balls often employed by Margot. 1 3/8" long and 5/16" wide.
Right - Very deco looking design in black and white enamel. 1 1/4" long.Both in excellent condition.
Terrific Sun Face Earrings by primo Italian design house - Gucci. Eighteen karat gold circles surround the silver sun faces. Measure
1 1/8" in diameter. Excellent condition. French backs - posts and clips. Probably circa 1970.
Strongly designed, bracelet by Emma who worked in Taxco in the 1950's. Pre-Columbian birds alternate with panels of raised dots in this very heavy weight bracelet. Measures 1 1/8" wide and approximately 7 1/2" long. Safety chain makes it impossible to measure more precisely. Placement of safety chain inhibits putting the bracelet on and taking it off. One jump ring can easily be moved to give greater flexibility. Excellent condition.
Heavy weight X's bracelet by the late Mexican designer Emma. Well made with lots of heft. Striking design. Measures approximately 7 1/2" without clasp; safety chain makes it difficult to be more precise; 1" wide. Excellent condition; circa 1950.
Elegant sterling silver with gold dots box by master silver designer, William Spratling. Excellent condition. Measures 3 1/2" wide; 2 5/8" deep and 1" tall. 1947-67 hallmarks. A rare and elegant small treasure.
Two graceful pieces by Matl (Matilde Poulat. Both have her early hallmark; circa 1950.
Pendant with black onyx measures 1 5/16" long and 1 1/8" wide. Unusual to find a genuine pendant done by Matl. $295
Cross brooch with turquoise measures 1 1/4"square. Lovely color to the stones. $395
Elaborate hand mirrors with the jewel and silver combinations for which Matl was known. Mirror on left has turquoise and amethyst; right is all turquoise. Both have discolorations on the glass but are totally original. They are 6" in length; left mirror is 3" wide; right is 3 1/4". Mirror on right has a dent in the handle. Both have Matl's early hallmark; Circa 1950.
Two pairs of silver cuff links designed by Antonio Pineda. Both are 970 silver, higher than sterling standard; both are incised and oxidized.
Left pair measures 1 1/8" x 1/2". Right pair measures 3/4" square. Circa 1960.