An early sterling silver large, heavy brooch or fur clip by Los Castillo in the shape of a flower.
Marked Los Castillo Taxco Sterling Made in Mexico and design #460C. Has a patent number on the back of the clip. Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 1/2" across. Fine condition, some minor scratches to the surface and tarnish.
Heavy and substantial. Classic design.
Jewelry pavé set with turquoise is classically Victorian style. This pin is silver, pavé set with cabochon turquoises.
It is small in size but hits on three of the most popular designs: bow, heart, and flowers. The bow is flanked by turquoise-set flowers and suspends a heart set with 13 more turquoises.
The heart is articulated to move as the wearer moves. 1" X 1 1/4". Circa 1870-1880.
This pretty navette-shaped pin from the Arts & Crafts movement measures 2-1/8 x 7/16”. It has a berry and leaf design, centered by a deep purple amethyst. (Amethysts are thought to bring calmness and clarity to the mind.) It is marked STERLING, and the pin-stem assembly is original. It has a nice patina. In excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description; please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling, and insurance within the USA included...
An early Mexican sterling silver necklace from Taxco. Fourteen gently curved links with silver wire overlay.
Has a hook closure that holds securely. Necklace measures 16" long and 3/4" wide. Marked Sterling Taxco. Dark patina.
Well made and great condition.
Circa mid-century, this belt buckle is collector quality. It's a huge and heavy piece produced by Antonio Pineda, using his "Lascaux" design. Referred to as Lascaux because it is thought that he was inspired from the ancient cave drawings of Lascaux, France.
Pineda had a series of pieces with this design, including pendant necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pin. I've not had this particular buckle before, but it is spectacular. Executed in almost pure 97% silver...
A modernist Sterling Silver bracelet by Ed Levin in an open, overlapping design with a chrysoprase cabochon at each end. The stones are a rich apple-green color.
Measures 8" around. Can be adjusted due to the open nature of the design. Marked LEVIN and Sterling. This is an earlier mark. Mid 20th Century.
Fine condition, is currently a little out of round and has some tarnish and minor surface scratches.
Classic MCM design.
Los Castillo 396 swirl clamper was designed by Margot van Voorheis Carr when married to Don Antonio Castillo. Her early work brought on success that followed her through out her career and this clamper bracelet reflects one of the very best repousse clampers from the Spratling Era. The bracelet has a dark patina and it is heavy at 105 grams. 4in. tall and the 2.5in. diameter fits an average size of most wrists...
Arne Johansen modernist sterling silver and onyx bracelet
Mid 20th century
7" x 3/4"
Weight - a solid 65 grams
Marked AJ, Denmark, 925s
Very good vintage condition
A bold and stunning sterling necklace with gold accents and large picture agate by Modernist Eleanor Caldwell. The necklace has intricate side hinges and one of them opens and closes and serves as the clasp. The necklace measures approximately 16-16 1/2" around in the inside when clasped. The front silver piece measures 6" across and the picture agate is 2 1/2" by 2". Total weight is 179 grams. Fine original condition with no chips or cracks to the gorgeous stone...
Today I have a Salvador Teran Mexican Silver bracelet that is rarely seen. Each link is built like a shadow box encasing two amethyst cabochons. It has great dimension and creates a strong presence. The links at the tallest is one inch tall and the length is 7in. There is a weight of 83 grams giving the bracelet a very nice heft to the feel. The patina is natural. The safety chain was detached for photography purposes and will be attached when sold. There is no damage to the silver or stones...
Recycling isn't a new idea! This charming pin was made with an Art Nouveau era button. The detail of the lady, the flowers, and the bow is wonderful. The pin is 1" X 1/2"; the button is 1/2" in diameter. Circa 1900.
Slick, easy to enjoy and definitely made in a studio by a silversmith who just didn't sign their creation, this modernist silver necklace is of European origin as indicated by the .835 alloy with which it was crafted. There is something quite dainty and at the same time assured in the hand-hammered quality of the slender silver pins that hold electric green tumbled gems at their ends (the stones register in the chrysoprase / emerald area of my gem tester)...
Antonio Pineda's iconic Matchstick design is a most coveted piece for all modernist Mexican Silver collectors. The silver is white as it is 970 pure giving it a rich color. The match tips are obsidian and have no chips or damage. It is strung on strong silver cable and properly hallmarked as shown. This masterpiece boasts a wearable length of 18in. The center link is 1.75in. tall and the smallest graduated link is 1in. Lays perfectly on, just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
Copying the style associated with Enrique Ledesma this mid-century modernist Mexican silver bracelet is signed by a listed yet still unidentified contemporary of the famous Taxco designer. The juxtaposition of highly oxidized and polished silver surfaces characteristic of the style is dramatic and eye-catching and here it finds itself in contrast to the saturated color of the faceted synthetic sapphire...
A vintage sterling silver brooch by Asheville, North Carolina silversmith, John Bryan in an Arts and Crafts style. Active in the 50s-60.
Brooch measures 2 3/8" long and 2 1/2" wide. Three dimensional vine design with light hammering on the balls. Signed Sterling Bryan. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Very nice condition with a little tarnish and minor surface scratches.
A modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet by the noted NYC jeweler, Ed Wiener.
Measures approximately 5" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Measures about 3/4" at the widest. Signed ED WIENER STERLING. Has some minor tarnish and surface scratches. Heavy and substantial.
Fine example of Mid Century Modernist studio jewelry. Looks great on, hugs the wrist.
A very unique hand wrought large pendant made of Sterling, Brass and Bone.
The pendant measures 4 1/2" long including the large bale and 1 3/4" across. The bale curves and holds the brass and bone parts of the pendant.
Currently suspended from a silver metal neck ring which measures 16" around and has a secure hook closure. The pendant is unmarked but has been tested as sterling...
Absolutely stunning on with a length of 7 inches and a weight of a solid 68 grams. Hallmark correctly shown for Antonio Pineda. The presence is sleek at just under 1 inch. Each moonstone is framed with two caviar balls. The moonstones glow a beautiful blue and there is no damage or repairs. There is some patina but not heavy leaving to buyer to decide for their own personal taste. Clasp is tight and closes with a click. An excellent example from the Mexican Silver Renaissance.