This cross necklace was produced by Matilde Poulat in Mexico City between 1934-1948. It's an early Matl creation and an exquisite piece. At the center is a coral cabochon, surrounded by branch coral, turquoise, and pyramidal amethysts. The sterling silver chain does not open, measuring 25" long...
One of the few female contributors to Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance that we know about, Bernice Goodspeed was also a writer, married to painter Carl Pappe. According to Bille Hougart (Little Book of Mexican Silver, p. 68), the couple ran their own shop in Taxco selling jewelry designed by Goodspeed and other maestros as well as her books and Pappe's artwork. Not as prolific as some of her contemporaries, Bernice's jewelry are well-made and at times quite interesting...
William Spratling sterling silver cuff bracelet in oxidized and polished silver, known as the Cholula design. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" at its widest with an opening of 1 5/16". Hallmark dates to the 1940's. Very good condition; size can be made smaller or larger.
Hand chased with design from the Mayan glyphs this Casa Prieto bracelet is stunning on. The weight is 84 grams heavy and is 1.25in. tall. The silver is thick and adding a modernist machine age look is the intentional super thick rings that attach the links. Condition is without damage of any kind and collector quality..
Both pairs of cufflinks were made by the well known Mexican studio Victoria. This dates the pair prior to 1953 when the name of the studio was combined with "Cony". Round silver and copper cufflinks measure 1 inch in diameter. Square pair is sterling, copper, brass and another grey metal which I cannot specify. The dark area on the left one is a shadow only; it is not on the actual cufflink. Measure 7/8 inch square.
Spratling designed this pin in 1942 as part of a series of items depicting continental solidarity. The pin shows clasped hands superimposed over a gold gilded map of the western hemisphere. This pin was made in two sizes, this being the larger at 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". The fastener is a two pronged clip. Both pin and original fastener are in excellent condition. In 1942 Macy's Dept. Store did an entire window dedicated to this design...
A vintage modernist sterling and Tiger's Eye geometric bracelet. Consists of silver overlapping links with inlaid chunks of stone connected by hinges. Marked inside Hecho en Mexico, style 313 and the artisan's initials which look like a conjoined AC. Clasp snaps securely. Has an interesting safety chain. Measures 6 1/2" long and 5/8" across. Stones have a beautiful golden glow. Well constructed and in very nice condition. Reminiscent of the work of Antonio Pineda.
A sterling silver ring, #11A by Georg Jensen. Measures about 6.5. Marked twice with GJ in a rectangle which was used from 1933-1944. Also marked 925, Sterling Denmark and style 11A. In very nice condition with minor surface scratches. The sterling silver 'pearl' in the center moves a little. Great classic design.
This charming (no pun intended) vintage bracelet measures 7 1/4" long and has 26 vintage puffy heart charms attached. One heart has a blue embedded stone, another has a mother of pearl background with grapes in enamel, and yet another has green enamel accents. The remaining 23 hearts are made from repousse sterling silver with intricate designs on the front. A few are engraved on the reverse with the names Poutsy, Jack, Mom, Dad, Sidney, Daddy, V. D. Gordon, G. C, and Bobbye...
Sterling silver abstract pin and earrings by Los Castillo, circa 1950. Brooch measures 2" x 2". Earrings are screwbacks; 1 3/8" in diameter. All in original, untouched condition.
Hallmarks date this William Spratling brick link bracelet to 1940-1944. This design is shown on the Spratling Silver website.
It's a hand-wrought bracelet which feels like silk on the wrist. Certainly a timeless design, and one which is understated in both beauty and elegance. Three rows of brick like links with a foldover clasp give this a completely seamless appearance...
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.
A wonderful, bold Mexican sterling silver and carved green stone bracelet. Marked Mexico 925, this bracelet measures 7" long and 3" at the widest. Has a huge carved face that measures 2 1/2" long and 2 1/4" across. Made up of three curved links. Has a box clasp that snaps tightly. Has one Aztec calendar on either side of the carving. Great dark patina. No visible dings, dents, or chips. Feels great on the wrist. Makes a statement! Pre-eagle.
This is a large pair of William Spratling 1st phase shell earrings weighing in at 20 grams heavy. They are 1 3/8th's inches tall and .75in. wide at the widest. These Spratling earrings show great dimension with the repousse and incredible detail in their form. These are a pair of his best in excellent condition with no dents or damage.
Description: sterling vermeil, rhinestones
Hallmark: Ciner, Sterling
Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 21/2"
We have a superb Los Castillo 18in. long necklace to offer today. The links are 1 3/8ths tall making for a striking presence. The stones have no cracks or chips and also have no striations that come to the surface of the amethyst. The color is a beautiful mix of milky swirl and jelly purple. Properly hallmarked as shown with the old linear mark for Los Castillo when Margot Van Voorhies was married to Don Antonio Castillo. Definitely a collectors treasure.
This is a Pair of Beautifully Designed SWEATER CLIPS by BERNICE GOODSPEED. Designed to hold a Sweater the Chain holds the Clips 5 1/2" apart. Marked on the back: B with STERLING clearly legible.
Each measures 7/8" X 1 1/4". Date these circa 1950 and in Excellent Condition.
A lovely and very early sterling brooch by Taxco maestro Rafael Melendez, who worked with William Spratling prior to opening his own workshop in 1939. The brooch features a striking pre-Columbian parrot motif and is made of 980 sterling silver. It measures 2.25 inches high and 2 inches at its widest point, and is marked with the conjoined RM mark and the 980 stamp...