Striking ethnographically-inspired kinetic modernist earrings by William Spratling, arguably the most important name in Mexican Silver. The top portion are classic Taxco, but the large dangling loops freely suspended add a fresh, modernist touch, along with the excitement of motion. These are large statement pieces, measuring 1.75' in length. They are not heavy and easy to wear. Original screw-back mechamisms in good working order. The earrings are authentic and bear Spratling's circa 1960s s...
Structuralist bracelet & earring set by noted modernist Paul Lobel, who produced innovative jewlery in his New York studio in the 1950s. Consisting of ridgid sterling silver links and matching earrings with their original srew-back mechanisms. The bracelet has an integrated hidden hook clasp. Bracelet measures over 7.25" long and the earrings hang 1 3/8." Signed "Lobel, Sterling" as shown. Excellent vintage condition.
This rare set of five hand wrought 1930's sterling silver heart shaped buttons were designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling in the 1930's. Each button measures 3/4" X 3/4". All are in beautiful condition & each is signed on the reverse with the early WS hallmark. In our 30+ years of collecting Spratling we have never come across this design.
An outstanding sterling silver pendant, wire neck collar and earrings from Denmark, designed by Knud V. Andersen for Anton Michelsen in the highly sought after bark design.
The thick curled pendant with a bark like texture measures 2 5/8" long and almost 1 1/2" across. Wire collar measures about 15" around. Could be used with an extender if needed. Collar has a secure hook closure. The pendant and wire collar are both marked 925S KVA Denmark. The pendant is extremely heavy and substanti...
Poul Warmind modernist sterling silver bracelet
7 1/2" x 1"
Weight - 65 grams
Marked Warmind, Denmark, sterling
Excellent vintage condition
A Georg Jensen sterling silver double tulip pin and earrings set in a red Georg Jensen New York box. The brooch measures 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" and has a safety catch and it matches the 7/8" x 5/8" clip-on earrings. The red box with the white satin and black velvet interior has the stamp for the Georg Jensen shop at 667 Fifth Avenue New York, and the brooch has the Jensen mark along with STERLING DENMARK 100 C (the pattern mark) and the earrings have just the 100 after the Jensen Denmark and sterling m...
Excellent, elegant circa 1940s necklace by William Spratling, arguably the most important name in Mexican Silver. Heavy for it's size, this solid liquid silver necklace is constructed of hollow silver bars over seven silver chains of variying lengths. This design is understated, and extremely rare. The shortest chain measures just under 15" in length. The necklace is authentic and bears Spratling's circa 1940s stamp. Excellent vintage condition.
These 1960s Scandinavian earrings have distinctive, lacy frames, each set with a cabochon carnelian in a bezel mounting. The clip backs are marked S925 and are original; the earrings are probably Danish. The earrings measure ½ inch wide.
This lovely vintage bracelet was designed by Taxco Maestro, William Spratling. It is hand crafted from 980 silver and is 7 1/8" long x 3/4" wide. It has a unique repeated bead/ball design and it closes with a pin style closure. The inner bracelet is hallmarked with Spratling's earliest WS logo mark as well as 980. It is in excellent condition and weighs 46.5 grams.
Charming Paul Lobel modernist strawberry sterling pin. This is multi-dimensional and hand textured. Size is 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/4" wide. Condition is excellent.
Art Smith "Modernette" cuff bracelet in sterling silver
Iconic mid 20th century modernist design
2 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Interior circumference 6 1/2"
Rear opening 1 1/2"
Excellent vintage condition
A vintage sterling silver necklace designed by Anton Michelsen, made in Denmark in his highly collectible modernist fringe design. This is the all silver colored version.
Measures 15 1/2" long. Because it has a toggle clasp, an extender could be attached for added length. Marked with the AM Crown hallmark, Denmark and Sterling. Toggle clasp holds securely.
Silver has a warm patina, fine condition. Has a little tarnish, the new owner may want to polish, but we left it the way we found it.
Ottaviani sterling and enamel necklace.
16" outstretched, pendant - 2 1/2" x 1 5/8".
Condition - very good.
Iconic hand wrought sterling silver "Old Maguey" necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar (1905-86). Necklace has a wearable length of up to 19 inches. Center portion measures 7" across & 1 3/4" high at widest point. Weight 122 grams, 4.3 oz. Beautiful condition with no issues. Fully hallmarked on the clasp TAXCO 940 HA dating the piece to 1940-48. Pictured on p. 178 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill.
A vintage modernist silver necklace with a large central pendant by the master sculptor and artist from Ecuador, Oswaldo Guayasamin.
The central pendant measures 2 3/4" long and 3/4" wide. Also measures 3/4" deep. The pendant has a textured front surface and polished sides and back. The pendant has an additional silver squiggle with what looks like onyx beads suspended in front of the textured surface. It moves independently.
The entire central piece is suspended from a linked neck ring....
A sterling silver hand wrought necklace with a central fringe of molten, drippy dangles by the mid century modernist studio jeweler, Ruth Berridge, (1921-2004). The necklace measures about 17 1/4" long, and the longest drop is 1 1/2". Marked Berridge in three places on the back of the drops. There are two hooks on the snake chain that hold securely. Fine condition. This piece is from her estate. Amazing work from a gifted artist.
An important, rare modernist brooch by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. Has a copper ball caged in swirled brass coils. The ball moves for an interesting effect.
Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 3/8" at the widest. Marked with the 'Art Smith' script signature. Has a secure rollover clasp. In fine condition with areas of tarnish.
A wonderful example of Mid Century Modernist design.
Vintage 1950's sterling silver & onyx necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Interior wearable length is 16 inches. Both stones & silver are in beautiful condition. Clasp is tight & secure. Fully hallmarked on reverse. Truly a museum quality wearable work of art, this design was included in the recent museum exhibit SILVER SEDUCTION: THE ART OF MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA and is pictured on p. 133 in the book of the same name by Gobi Stromberg.