Graduated silver beads alternate with amber in this lovely necklace. The silver beads are handmade as is the fine box clasp. There are a few tiny dings on the silver beads but basically, it is in very good condition. The necklace measures 20" long. The amber beads are 9/16" in diameter; the silver are graduated in size. Probably made in the 1940's or 50's.
Unusual silver and amethyst bracelet by famed Mexican designer, Hector Aguilar. The eight oval cabochon stones measure 7/8" tall and 5/8" wide. Between each stone is a bar with a curved, incised decoration and a ball on either side. Upon close examination, one can see several very minor dings on the balls. Pin closure; approximately 7 1/4" long, fitting a small/ medium wrist. Hallmark dates from 1940- 1948. Made of 940 silver, higher quality than the sterling standard.
Beautiful and unusual serving pieces by silver master, William Spratling. The elongated boat may have been intended for nuts. It is very similar to Spratling's butter dish but is deeper and without the silver lining. Measurements are 9 1/2" long and 2 1/2" at the widest. The double bowl may have been for salt and pepper or other herbs. It is 4 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide. Spreader is 6 7/8" long. All are in excellent condition with 1942 - 1946 hallmarks.
Rectangular silver links are combined with copper balls in this wonderful bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. Hallmark dates it to the 1940's. Measures 1/2" wide and approximately 7 1/2" long. The safety chain makes it difficult to measure precisely but it fits an average size wrist.
Seven link bracelet combining layers of sterling silver; copper and brass. This design was begun by Los Castillo who termed the technique "metales casados" translating to married metals. Others followed in their footsteps. This bracelet is signed Metales then a conjoined JF Icuerda and Taxco. It is 3/8" tall and approximately 7 1/2" long (safety chain makes it difficult to be precise). Substantial weight and excellent condition.
Fabulously bold and stylish oxidized silver geometric rings. They were clearly made by the same hand but only one has an (illegible) maker's mark. The other two are marked only 925 for sterling silver. They appear to be in unworn condition. The circle measures 1 1/4" in diameter; the square is 1 1/16". Well made with substantial weight. Ring on left is size 6; middle and right are 6 1/2.