All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1407860 (stock #190509)
This is an early design properly hallmarked by Margot Van Voohries. It is also a published design in THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE BY PENNY MORRILL. The shells are 1.25in. in diameter and is open backed repousse with a weight of117 grams. No damage or repairs just, LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1403057 (stock #191906)
This Antonio Pineda is bragging 13 amethyst bars and 7.25in. of wearable length displaying a stunning presence. The bracelet is 1.25in. tall and has a weight of 121 grams of heft. This Antonio Pineda is featured in the book SILVER SEDUCTION. What remarkable condition to find all of these specialty cut stones all being without damage. I am always available for questions. Please inquire to the provenance of this bracelet.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1402400 (stock #190906)
Today we are offering a first phase signed William Spratling Quetzalcoatl necklace with repousse feathers and swirls flowing down the sculpted 3 dimensional head. There is a 20 inch wearable length and a weight of 83 grams. A huge presence is displayed as the head is 3 1/8th in. tall and 3.25 in. wide. The balls on it's hand are solid silver and can be determined by the raw underside. It is noted in SPRATLING SILVER A FIELD GUIDE BY PHYLLIS M...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1401418 (stock #192005)
Matilde Poulat was known for her reliquary silver work. She made beautiful crosses with ornate chain and statues adorned with stones. This cross and chain necklace has the block letters MATL on both the chain and the cross center piece. The chain measures 21 in. long with the drop being 2 1/8th inches tall. This chain is featured in the book MEXICAN JEWELRY BY MARY L. DAVIS AND GRETA PACK. Here it was used as a choice to display a cross. Each link is embedded with a branch of coral...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1401328 (stock #191905)
Work by Matilde Poulat from the Mexican Silver Renaissance is becoming more and more rare. This one is hallmarked Matl Mexico 925 m.reg 142093 and is without eagle. The size is medium to medium large for Matl treasures with a measurement of 4 in. across on the drop and 3.75 in. tall. The double chain is extremely desired in Matilde's work and adds a romantic touch to it's presence. Simply lovely, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1399572 (stock #191404)
This is my favorite bracelet made by Erika Hult in the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Properly hallmarked as shown and is 6 7/8th inches long. Curves brilliantly around the wrist and has a weight of 100 grams of quality. The design has a big presence with 1.25in. of height. She studied at the Parsons School of Design in Paris as did Hubert Harmon. She signed her work with the name of RIC.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1399514 (stock #191304)
Antonio Pineda's wave is one of his most stunning designs. The links form a deep swirl to a button top that flows from link to link. The weight is a monstrous 218 grams of silver. The thickness at the highest point is 10mm. The length is approximately 17in. of wearable length. Properly hallmarked as shown. Finding a condition of no issues of any kind is also a delight. A must have for collectors and never goes out of style.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1399498 (stock #191304)
Today I am listing the Antonio Pineda chain and toggle bracelet. The length is 8.75in. and a depth of 7/8th in. The depth takes up some of the wearable length and it is a comfortable 7in. Properly hallmarked and very difficult to get all the marks in the pictures. The crown is visible and please request more photos if needed. I believe the stones at the ends of the toggle are Chrysoprase. The bracelet is solid and has a weight of 121 grams of heft.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1399466 (stock #191204b)
Margot Van Voorhies worked with enamel of the most unusual beautiful color and design. Her work is compiled in the book THE ART OF MEXICAN ENAMELWORK by Pennny C. Morrill. This one is named Noble 5404. It is so incredible with a primary green with glowing mixed colors sparking in all directions. These enamels being of vintage age pre 1970 are mostly found with loss. However this bracelet is totally without loss and original...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1399464 (stock #191204)
This is an incredible William Spratling necklace from the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Finding one of these is really a treasure due to how rare they really are but this one is even more rare due to 18kt balls in it's center and again on a thick layer of the medallion below the balls. These have been tested to 18kt. The repousse is open back and is an attribute of it's early age and the hallmarks for high silver content. The name is for MOTH and it is stunning on with 3 draped ball chains...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1398941 (stock #14761)
Magnificent early Los Castillo repousse fur clip wrought in high purity, 980 silver as was the case with many designs in the workshop's opening years. This is my first fur clip by them and even though I am not a ... fur-kind-of-girl, I cannot help but admire the imposing presence of this piece and its beautiful workmanship. It is not just the size that attracts the eye and holds the gaze captive here - it is also the unique, velvety patina that only 980 silver develops...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1398908 (stock #14734)
Margot de Taxco rings do not come up very often and I am thrilled to be presenting a "figure 8" example here! Out of her design no 5100 suite, the ring - due to space constrictions - is made up of only half the "figure 8" but it is still a gorgeous piece. I love the hand-hammered, oxidized surface contained within the raised sterling border. Definitely a less-is-more design, an instant in Margot's experimentation with modernism, and a ring that will become one of your prized possessions...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1398456 (stock #14564/14720)
Early 20th c. cimaruta necklaces are not easy to come upon and I am thrilled to be presenting this Flli Coppini example here. Wrought in .800 silver, which was the standard for Italy until 1934, the pendant has good casting and great patina. It is paired with an appropriate for the period and the style chain formed by foliate and "swaddled infant" links, these last ones based on the decorative plaques that Della Robia created for the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence, Italy...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1398179 (stock #14674)
One of Antonio Pineda's most dynamic bracelet designs, the "crescents" is usually found with black onyx inlay - the version I am presenting here has black obsidian, however, and it is harder to find...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1397605 (stock #14377)
Meticulously worked, with every nook and cranny in the repoussage having acquired a patina that underscores the original oxidation applied by the artist, this Mexico City silver repousse brooch has all the bells and whistles of the style closely associated with Matilde Poulat's early work. "Mask" jewelry are quite often ignored by the seasoned collector of vintage Mexican silver because "masks" were used in a lot of the cheaply and quickly made pieces that flooded the tourist market at the heigh...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1397125 (stock #14706)
Superb vintage David Andersen Norwegian silver gilt and green enamel bracelet designed by Willy Winnaes who worked for the company in the 1950s. This is one of the most amazing greens I have ever seen and it is a true chameleon, changing hue and depth as the light hits it at different angles. Magical translucence allows the designs that have been etched into the silver link come to the fore and the gilding that so often distinguishes Scandinavian jewelry of this type complements the enamel perfe...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1397121 (stock #190403)
We are offering a Fred Davis Shield and obsidian mask necklace with a length of 17.5in. The mask is 1.5in. by 1.5in. The lovely thing about this necklace is it's size. You can wear everyday and with anything as it is not huge like many of it's kind. Correctly hallmarked with FD and no damage to stone or silver. The weight is 50 grams and it is thick silver sheet. An excellent example, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1396880 (stock #14655)
A rarely surfacing pair of Antonio Pineda Mexican dangle earrings, this set is pictured on p. 114 of Stromberg's book on the maestro's work that accompanied the exhibition of his jewelry at UCLA's Fowler Museum in 2008. Though Stromberg describes the design differently, I like to think of it as the "three caged pearls" earrings - a whirlwind of 970, high purity silver twisting around pearlescent white little spheres and holding them captive in perpetuity. Modernity and classic elegance in a perf...