This silver circles bracelet by Mexico's Los Castillo utilizes one of their favorite motifs in which ribbed, domed circles are topped with a silver ball. Each circle is 1" in diameter. With the round links joining the discs, the bracelet measures 7" in wearable length. Excellent condition; made 1940's.
This ornamented squares bracelet by silver master William Spratling is not often seen.
Alternating squares and rectangles have a wrapped circular design around them.
Measurements are 3/4" wide and 6 13/16" wearable length so it fits a small/ medium wrist. Made in the 1940's.
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.
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.
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.
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
Beautiful handmade bowl by silver master, William Spratling. It is smooth on the outside and intentionally showing the hand hammer marks on the inside. Measurements are 6 3/4" long and 4 3/4" wide. It is 2 1/4" tall. Excellent condition; 1940's hallmarks.