This large "Armadillo" silver belt buckle is one of Hector Aguilar's iconic designs. It has been copied by others but this is an original. Measurements are 2 3/4" tall x 5 1/4" wide. It is currently on a suede strap that is 24 1/4" long but it can easily be put on another belt of any length. The buckle is equally well suited for a man or woman. Excellent condition; circa 1950.
Fashionable sterling silver endless chain necklace with blue enamel inside each concave link. The links are round with oval interiors. It may not be clear from the photos, but each link has enamel on two sides.
Necklace measures 31" long; links are 11/16" wide.
This unusually large turquoise Native American bracelet is surrounded by handsome silver detail. It may have been made for ceremonial use.The triangular turquoise stone measures 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/4" at its widest. There is matrix throughout the stone. In one area, it is filled with resin as there was obviously an indentation. That would not be unusual with a stone as large as this. Made circa 1950's;excellent condition.
Massive Native American cuff bracelet with two triangular turquoise stones. There is beautiful silver work with considerable detail around the stones. The bracelet makes a fabulous fashion statement for either a man or woman. It measures 3 1/8" tall and 3" at its widest. The inner diameter of the cuff is 2 1/2" with a 1 5/8" opening (which can be adjusted).
There is a small chip in the smaller of the two stones. It can probably be polished out but I have had nothing done to ...click for details
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.
Regardless of whether it is by An ...click for details
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.
Beautifully designed and crafted sterling silver box. The top is a removable finger ring with a stone that is volcanic glass from Mount Popocatepetl, one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. The textured part of the silver continues the pattern of the stone. The entire shape of the box reflects the pyramids of Mexico.
The ring is size 7. The bezel is intentionally asymmetrical.
This piece is outstanding in both conception and execution.
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.