All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1401500 (stock #14879)
Stupendous Los Ballesteros modernist ring wrought in sterling silver and housing a huge smokey quartz faceted gem in a towering setting! I love "kapow" rings and this one is the epitome of the ... word. A veritable show-stopper, a ring that does not need anything else to support it when you dress to impress. I will rest my case here and leave the rest to the photos.....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1910 item #1401498 (stock #RN11222)
Period Pieces
Here is an eye-catching Jugendstil or Arts & Crafts pendant which is enameled in white and purple. It is made from 900 silver (sterling is 925), and centered by a lovely oval amethyst which is flanked above and below by tiny seed pearls. There is a pearl dangle (which we added, as the original was missing) below an arc of milgrained metal. It measures 1-1/2” x 7/8” and weighs 4.7g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1401490 (stock #192205)
We have a stunning pair of matching cuffs from the Mexican Silver Renaissance with a grand height of 5 inches. Beautiful cabbage roses with leaves adorn the treasure. The wrist is 2.25 in. and up the arm it is graduated to 2.75. It can be made somewhat smaller or larger. I would say it is set for a medium wrist with air to flow comfortably. The repousse is deep and puffy and without any holes where light can go through them. In superb condition with no damage or repairs...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Art Nouveau : Pre 1910 item #1401450 (stock #RP05038)
Period Pieces
Here is a lovely lady with lotuses or water lilies in her hair. The lotus, a variety of water lily, has symbolized purity, enlightenment, and resurrection. This lady is remarkably similar to a piece made by the Unger Bros., but marked only STERLING – and the stamp is reversed. We believe her to be a copy, but still made around 1900 – this seemed to have happened fairly frequently back in the day...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1401438 (stock #JJ3531)
A domed shadow box brooch by noted Taxco silversmith, Antonio Pineda in a Pre Columbian Monkey design.

This piece is marked with the Antonio Crown, Hecho en Mexico, 970 for better than sterling silver and Eagle #17. Measures 1 3/8" across. Has some tarnish and minor surface scratches. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds securely.

Well crafted, classic Taxco design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1401437 (stock #JJ3456/57)
A pair of vintage screw back earrings and matching ring from the American Studio Modernist jeweler, John Lewis, each with hammered sterling silver circles. They have a lightly hammered texture.

Earrings measures about 1 3/8" long and 3/4" at the widest. Marked Sterling and with the crossed JL mark of the artist. Fine condition, have some minor scratches. Dark patina, we did not polish them. You can see a little extra solder on the front of the top parts that is original...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1401436 (stock #JJ2944)
A vintage modernist hand wrought sterling silver brooch with an overlay of thick polished sterling in a squiggle design.

Measures about 1 5/8" across and 1 1/8" at the widest. Marked Hand Wrought Sterling. Secure clasp. Fine condition with minor surface scratches and a little tarnish. There is a little wear to the oxidized background.

Reminds us of the work of Ed Levin or C. Leslie Smith. Well made and substantial. Bold design.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1401322 (stock #14874)
It seems to me that this past year has witnessed a love affair bloom between me and the Los Ballesteros workshop! I find myself attracted to exceptional pieces they created and those pieces look like they are being directed to me. Be it hinged bracelets or pendant necklaces, like the example at hand, I happen upon them and I cannot resist...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1401304
This is a pair of Modernist fraternal twin bracelets of silver and amber. They are made by the same hand; have the same material and size but slightly different in design. The bracelets measure 15/16" wide and 7 13/16" in wearable length. They are marked Sterling and signed but I am not familiar with the maker's mark. Made circa 1950's. Priced at $975. for the pair.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1401276
A very high quality and well made sterling cuff bracelet with a great Modernist design. It is signed H. Pozzo 925 in the inside and Made in France with two French hallmarks on the outer rim of one terminal. The bracelet measures 5 1/2" around in the inside with an additional 1 1/2" opening. It weighs 67 grams and is in fine original condition. I have not been able to find any information on this designer but I love this piece.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1401272
A rare, stunning bracelet by Modernist Joachim S'Paliu of Cordorba, Spain. Born in 1944, he produced a significant line of jewelry during the 1960's and 70's. This big, bold, sculptural bracelet measures 7 1/8" end to end and is 7/8" wide. The links stand 3/4" high from the wrist. Weighing 66 grams, the bracelet clasps with a tight, thick, hook closure. Fine original condition and signed S'Paliu Sterling Spain on the clasp...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1401268 (stock #14878)
One of the rarest pieces of Margot de Taxco's enamel jewelry, the articulated mermaid brooch is not even pictured in Morrill's relevant book except as a drawing. Sharing the same design number as the "little fish" parures, she is the dedicated collector's dream-come-true. If one is very lucky and determined to find her, one might come upon an example in blues - discovering one in golden yellow, shimmering metallic sage green and sky blue is almost impossible...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401266 (stock #AP10-650)
Period Pieces
This gorgeous vulture is made of gilded silver [800] and plique a jour. It's a Victorian pin in the Egyptian Revival Style. The translucent wings are yellow-green, shading to burnt orange. The tops of the wings are opaque enamel in yellowish green. The pin is centered with a matching yellowish green stone which is to date [and probably forever] unidentified. It is not peridot, nor is it glass. The pin is 2" across and is circa 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1401214 (stock #AP7-481)
Period Pieces
The Victorian passion for pavé turquoise is one of its most beautiful styles. This pin is formed in the the ever-popular open bow design. It is set with 43 turquoise cabochons and is 1 1/4" wide, as shown in photo 2.. It is made of silver. Circa 1870.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1940 item #1401165
Anna Marcel
This is a rare find, an amazing true Arts and Crafts locket in Sterling Silver by the renowned Potter Mellen jewelry store in Cleveland OH. It measures 2 by 1 7/8 inches with raised leaves, tendrils, and carnelian cabachon flowers. It opens and closes well and the inside has the plastic intact to cover photos or whatever you wish to put in it. The weight is 34 grams. Hallmarked Potter Mellen STERLING. Condition is very good, just some light tarnish.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1401063
Offered for sale are two hefty Antonio Pineda Thumbprint bracelets - one in the standard size and one in the more unusual larger size. Both are in excellent, vintage condition. They were made in the 1950's...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1401062 (stock #12971)
There is minimalism and then there is ... bare bones minimalism - in our case, bare fishbones! Very popular around the middle of the 20th c., fish skeleton jewelry were created by many Taxco maestros, from the "big name" designers to the "less celebrated" ones and by anonymous silversmiths as well. Yet with this set of dangle earrings Pedro Castillo pushed abstraction to its outer limits. There is nothing here that resembles a fish head; nothing that resembles a tail and still, it only takes one...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1401035 (stock #14431)
For the discerning Thespians and theater-lovers out there a must-have Italian Renaissance Revival pendant necklace in silver feauturing a big sodalite cabochon and three dangling ancient comedy / tragedy masks. Very popular in the first decades of the 20th c. as mementos from one's Grand Tour, this type of jewelry is associated with the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros but they were made by a number of Italian workshops and come in all degrees of quality. The casting in the pendant at hand has good deta...