I am thrilled to present this early Mexican silver repousse necklace in a quite rare design and completely hand-wrought. Its early date is attested to by the fact that it's strung on cotton thread (one of the earliest Aguilar "lyre" necklaces I sold was strung on cotton as well), has a spring ring clasp and is not signed for maker nor metal content or origin. I would add to that the adorable yet almost naive way the cascabela was added to the central link...
Early Mexican Deco silver repousse necklace in a design associated with the opening years of Fred Davis’s career, the layered beading that it features has become a classic in the country’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance...
Matching the necklace that is also available here as you can see in one of the photos, a difficult to find, early Miguel Martinez sterling silver bracelet featuring a stunning lily as its centerpiece. Martinez’s uncontested talent elevated him to the position of chief designer for Rancho Alegre and his jewelry is always impeccably finished, creatively designed and made using materials of the highest quality...
The primary designer for Rancho Alegre, Miguel Martinez was one of the most talented early Taxco maestros. I am thrilled to be presenting the necklace at hand not only because of its early date and rarity but also because I consider it one of the best flower renditions in Mexican jewelry...
Rare eye catching pair of sterling silver cufflinks designed & signed c. 1949 by Taxco, Mexico artist Valentin Vidauretta (1902-55). Each link measures 1 1/4" across X 3/4". The pair weighs 23 grams. Valentin also designed for Hector Aguilar at Aguilar's Taller Borda as well at Spratling and Antonio Pineda. The links carry Valentin's hallmark along with the eagle 9 assay mark.
A truly remarkable and outstanding example of LOS CASTILLO.
Consiting of eleven lightly curved links of black onyx each mouton on silver and decorated with four silver bars and attached with silver wire coils.
The center piece is similarly constructed and measures 3 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/4 inch high.
The central design is a styilized double Aztec bird.
15 inches in diameter.
Signed for when Matilde Poulat was designing in her shop MATL. At this time she was still using better stones with greater clarity. The stones have the cut out silver for light to shine which was later changed to solid backing. Properly hallmarked as shown with no damage and Meticulously cared for. The length is 20 inches which is needed for the 2.5in. height including the dangles. It is capable of being sized shorter if needed...
Beautifully detailed 940 sterling silver & azurite Sun brooch designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar(1905-86). The pin measures 2" X 2". Pictured on p.103 of Mexican Silver by Penny Morrill & Carole Berk. Morrill states that this design was inspired by the Pre-Columbian clay seal representing the sun. Excellent condition & patina. Pin back & safety catch in perfect working order. Hallmarked on the reverse. P...
This early sterling silver brooch was designed & signed c. 1930's by Matilde Poulat. Poulat signed her designs Matl, the Aztec word for water. The pin measures 2 1/4" long and features a pair of quetzal birds looking over their shoulders. The use of rear facing quetzals is rare in Matl designs. The pin is set with turquoise & coral stones. Beautiful condition & patina. Hallmarked on the reverse. Pin and safety are secure & work smoothly...
THE ICONIC PINEDA NECKLACE
Approximately k16 inches long, each element is 7/8 inch high.
The diamond form pin/pendant is 3 inches X 2 3/4 inches.
It is inlaid with two shades of lapis and turquoise mosaic work and set with 8 small and 1 larger turquoise polished half round beads.
The star form in the center is soldered to the piece.
The pendant is marked TONO and AC (conjoined) for Cecelia.
The piece dates to the early 50's.
The chain, is contemporary with the pendant, but not by PINEDA..
It is 27 inches long/
Total weight is 60.5 grams
Two plain bangles 3/8 inch wide.
Two have patterned edge.
All four are 2 1/2 inch diameter.
100.9 grams total
All four have PINEDA'S mark, 925, he hecho en Mexico, and the eagle mark.
A large and dramatic bow pin by HUBERT HARMON
4 Iinches X 2 inches
This is a heavy set by Victoria weighing 84 grams. 7/8th inch tall and 16 in. long. The silver is soft to the touch. The swirl inside the dome appears to be hand carved but is hand cut with each swirl a bit different. The open cut makes it appear to be darkened. The earrings dangle 1.25in. with a screw back mechanism. Rarely found just LOOK AT THAT NECKLACE!
A pair of Taxco, Mexico Sterling Silver earrings with copper sun rays and central faces by William Spratling. Measure 1 1/8" across. Marked as shown. Post backs hold securely. Have some tarnish and minor scratches. The same design has been documented with the mark from 1940-46. Classic Spratling design.
A pair of vintage cufflinks in horn with a modernist overlay in sterling silver by Taxco artisan Enrique Ledesma. Measure 1" long and 3/4" wide. Marked on the back Ledesma, Taxco, and Hecho en Mexico. Swivels function correctly. Fine condition. Great mid century design.
Bold and masterfully made, this vintage Deco Mexican silver bracelet is part of a parure whose earrings bear the initials "AAR" which many in the field of Taxco jewelry associate to maestro Antonio Reina. Having managed Margot's workshop, Reina is highly regarded for his repoussage and his pieces, quite often based on Margot de Taxco and Los Castillo designs, are of superb quality. The bracelet at hand measures 8" long (wearable) by 1 1/2" wide and weighs 56.0 grams...
Monumental over the top beautiful and rare sterling and enamel Geisha pin/pendant by Margot De Taxco. Vibrant, brilliant colors and very precise feature details as well as moving dangling earrings,this pin/pendant measures 3 1/2" long and 2 1/4" wide. There is no missing or chipped enamel...