All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1399359 (stock #14415)
Vintage Los Ballesteros pendant from the pre-1948 period this is a design that has been emulated by other maestros but the Ballesteros examples are always bolder, heavier and more carefully made. The technique employed here is that of the "shadowbox" with the band of what I believe to be Aztec Eagle and Jaguar warriors floating over a solid silver background...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1399343 (stock #14772)
There is big and then there is massive - and the Los Ballesteros hinged bangle bracelet designs usually fall under the second category! Over the last few years I have become enamored of their creations in this form. The more I see, the more I want to discover...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Georg Jensen : Pre 1960 item #1399231
Beautiful vintage Georg Jensen Denmark sterling ring no. 51 designed by Oscar Gundlach-Pedersen. A lovely Art Deco design, it is currently a size 6 3/4. It is plain the the back so could be sized. The face of the ring measures 3/4" long and 5/8" wide. Weighing 7 grams, it is in fine original condition with no dents, dings or scratches. Signed as shown. A graceful ring.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1399149 (stock #13861)
Bold and just so nicely cast with an ornate, big cross pendant that boasts beading and oxidation, this is a vintage Deco Italian Renaissance Revival necklace in the style associated with the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros. Albeit not signed for maker this is such a well made piece that I wouldn't have been surprised had I seen the Peruzzi name on it. Even the pendant's back is embellished as you can see in the photos...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1399116 (stock #190305)
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Here is an exceptional necklace and earrings set from Antonio Pineda, circa mid-century. Collector quality.

This set is a book-piece design, shown in Gobi Stromberg's "Silver Seduction : The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda."

The design is known as "Crossing Arches with Teardrop Amethysts", and it's a heavy modernist design which is hand-wrought with superb craftsmanship. The necklace has seven teardrop amethysts dangling beneath the crossed arches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1399109 (stock #14724)
Opals seem to have been a special material for Carmen Beckmann since she created several drop-dead (and quite often big and bold) designs combining them with sterling silver. The domed ring I am presenting here I had never seen before. Studded with a multitude of opals en cabochon separated by tiny little beading the ring shoots out metallic flashes of greens, blues, ambers and purples as the hand moves and the light hits it at different angles...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1398549 (stock #190328)
The work of Gerardo Lopez stands out in a class by itself Lopez is well known for his spectacular repoussage, and this necklace is a wonderful example of his work.

It's an exquisite piece which lays perfectly upon the neck. Highly detailed with a gorgeous deco/nouveau design.

Measures just shy of 16" in length. Width is 1".

Signed and hallmarked Lopez 980 Taxco. No eagle assay...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1398544 (stock #14717)
Matching the sterling and black velvet ribbon necklace that is also available in my store, this vintage Mexican Deco "armadillo" silver cuff bracelet is signed by Manuel Altamirano, an early Taxco maestro who worked for both Aguilar and Valentin Vidaurreta. Quite evocative of the "armor plates" covering the body of the namesake creatures, the cuff's plates are graduated in size and adorned with short, flat-topped round appliques...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1398181 (stock #190322)
This is a very early work from Sigi Pineda, and dates to the early 1950's when he first opened his own shop. The shop was named "Plateros", later renamed "Sigi".

It's an amazing piece, with three huge red coral branches in a modernist setting which is sterling silver with 14k gold plated over it. The gold is perfect and even throughout, both front and back. The coral measures from 2 1/4" to 2 1/16"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1398123 (stock #190321)
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Circa pre-1948, this coiled snake necklace is the early work of "CEL". I seldom come across pieces by this artisan, but the few I have had are all in the same folk art style of Matilde Poulat, as is this design. Like produced in Mexico City, this necklace is in superb vintage condition.

Composed of alternating spiral and coiled links, the closure is a turquoise jeweled snake head and tail which joins together. You can wear it with the snake at center front, or on the side...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1397772
Beautiful and unusual bypass style sterling ring with two square cut amethysts by William Spratling. It is a size 7-71/2 and the face of the ring measures 3/4” long and 3/4” wide. Weighing 9.5 grams , it is in fine original condition. The stones are free of chips or cracks and are a bright , deep purple. Signed as shown. A great addition to any Mexican silver collection.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1397694 (stock #3462)

Elis Kauppi/Kupittaan Kulta modernist Sterling silver and topaz ring


Mid 20th century

Size 7

Weight -12 grams

Hallmarked - anvil, 925s, Finland

Very good vintage condition

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1397406 (stock #190209)
Douglas Holmes was an early Hopi silversmith, actively making jewelry from 1948-1961. Born in 1925, Holmes died in 2005, was from Moenkopi, was a member of the Badger Clan, and learned in the second G.I. Bill class. His work is seldom seen, and I've not found another necklace produced by him. This is an extremely rare and important piece. Collector quality. Measures just over 15 1/4" closed, wearable length. Center is 1 3/4" tall...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1397245 (stock #190206)
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Circa 1930's - 1940's, here is a huge early hand-wrought Mexican modernist bracelet. Hallmarked simply "Silver Mexico", it's a book-piece design seldom seen, originally created by Frederick Davis and shown in the Morrill/Berk book "Mexican Silver". No maker's mark on this one. Four large amethyst cabochons with quartz marbling and natural inclusions sit between oval silver tubes with silver balls at each end...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1397137
A lovely vintage Native American Squash Blossom Necklace, lNavajo, Ca. 1940s attrib. Lovely and delicate repousse throughout. Finely hand drawn melon beads. Center turquoise adorned naja. A lovely, handmade piece, suitable for a man or woman. Provenance to significant collection of vintage silver jewelry and objects.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1397001 (stock #14392)
Known for his monumental Spanish Colonial-inspired designs maestro Santana is one of the many enigmatic figures in Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance. His jewelry, when one is lucky to come upon it, looks as if it's made of the most intricate Spanish lace. Wide armbands, like here, that seem to want to be cuffs on a lady's silk dress rather than sterling bracelets and equally breath-taking necklaces, their panels meticulously and profusely worked in cut-work to create labyrinthine patterns; tha...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1396922 (stock #14601)
Stunning Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver repousse clamper bracelet in a design that combines dramatic swirls with dimpled dots and stylized feathers on the back. Lopez is one of my absolute favorites among the early Taxco maestros. Though we don't know much about him, I am convinced that he must have worked in the Los Castillo and/or Margot de Taxco talleres because his jewelry is very often based on designs issued by those workshops and their quality is impeccable. I also consider him one of the b...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1396096 (stock #190217)
Circa mid-century, this is a killer bracelet from Margot de Taxco. In absolutely pristine collector quality condition, complete with all nine charms.

It's a book-piece design shown on p. 63 of Penny C. Morrill's "Margot Van Voorhies : The Art of Mexican Enamelwork". The cherubs are highly detailed, with exquisite repoussé silver work.

Measures a closed, wearable length of 7 1/16". Width is 2 1/16".

Weight is 50 grams.

Signed and hallmarked "Margot de ...