Sculptural & rare this hand wrought sterling silver vase was designed & signed c.1940's by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling (1900-67). Heavy at 361 grams the vase measures 6 inches tall X 3 1/2 inches across. The urn shaped design features scroll handles and an exquisite hand hammered interior. Beautiful condition and patina with no dents or dings. Fully hallmarked on the base. This design was included in the museum exhibit WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE and is pictur...
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.
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.
Early vintage handmade sterling silver bracelet designed and signed by Taxco, Mexico artist Hector Aguilar(1905-86). Measures 7 inches long X 1 inch wide. Comprised of 9 repousse wave panels with applied rope trim. Penny Morrills's book SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO pictures the bracelets' hallmarks - HA STERLING MADE IN MEXICO and states that those marks were used on Aguilar designs from 1940-45. Slide in pin closure attached with safety chain are perfectly secure. Beautiful vintage condition and pa...
A third design period sterling silver and tortoise cuff bracelet by William Spratling.
This cuff measures 5 1/4" around with an opening of 1 1/4". Measures 1 5/8" at the widest. Marked with the script WS and 925, Spratling Taxco Mexico in a circle mark, and Eagle #30. The tortoise is in fine condition with very minor scratches. The end rivet is out a little more than the rest. The finish near the seams is a bit irregular. Has some tarnish and some very small nicks along the edge.
Sensational vintage sterling silver bracelet designed and signed circa 1950's by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Truly one of Antonio's best this bracelet measures 1 1/4" wide. Will comfortably fit up to a 7" wrist. Heavy at 130 grams 4.06oz. Beautiful condition. Clasp is tight and secure. Attached safety chain. Signed on the clasp with ANTONIO TAXCO crown mark, 970 STERLING eagle #208. This design featured in recent exhibits and publications. Pictured on p.52 of SILVER SEDUCTION: THE A...
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.
A vintage sterling silver Mid Century Modernist pendant by Betty Cooke with lots of 'Bubbles'.
The pendant measures 2 3/4" high including the bale and 1 1/4" at the widest and 3/16" thick. Signed Cooke Sterling on the side. Has some minor surface scratches and a little tarnish.
Currently suspended from a sterling silver neck collar with a secure hook clasp. Collar is marked STER. Collar measures about 16" around and can be opened wider to put on.
Well made with a stunning design. Gre...
Artisan crafted sterling choker necklace. The necklace is constructed of thick, solid sterling silver, terminating in dramatic long spikes.
The opening is 5", and the necklace weighs 47 grams, 1.66oz. Unmarked but tests as sterling silver or higher.
These gutsy vintage crouching tiger form cufflinks embody the beauty, grace, and power of the animal, feature nicely detailed tigers on toggle backs; Marked STERLING; Measuring 1 1/8 inch long by 5/8 inch high, Excellent vintage condition. Perfect gift for the tiger in your life!
Poul Warmind modernist sterling silver bracelet
7 1/2" x 1"
Weight - 65 grams
Marked Warmind, Denmark, sterling
Excellent vintage condition
Shofu Katei (1870 to 1928)
Shofu Katei, also known as Shofu Kajo, was born in 1870 in Seto, Japan. Shofu came to Kyoto in 1888, and in 1890, he was adopted into the Shofu Kajo family. In 1908, he set up the Shofu Ceramics Company, Ltd. and was awarded a Green Ribbon in 1915.
Height: 6 inches
Width: 4.5 inches
Age: Meiji to Taisho (1900 - 1920)
Mark: Shofu and impressed Shreve & Co. Sterling
Condition: Very good with only a small area on the...
Extremely rare. Solid Sterling Silver Case (Not plate!). ART DECO CARTIER by Jaeger-LeCoultre MANTEL CLOCK, 8 Days, 15 Jewels, Swiss by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The clock frame and end designs are all framed in solid .935 Sterling Silver. Belgium Green Marble original base platform with a beveled edge. All Circa: 1928. The Blue, Ivory, and Black enameled design is Art Deco seen on many Art Deco buildings from this period. Superb, original condition and extremely collectible in th...
Monumental and rare this vintage sterling silver & amethyst bracelet was designed and signed circa 1930's by Mexico artist Frederick Davis (1880-1961). The bracelet measures 1 3/4" wide X 7" long. Because of the complex construction it would most comfortably fit up to a 6 3/4" wrist. Weight 88 grams, 3.01 oz. Each stone measures 3/4" across. The stones are deep in color with interesting white contrasting occlusions typical of Mexican amethyst. The bracelet is in beautiful vintage condition. The...
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.
A vintage Finnish Scandinavian Modern sterling silver and natural tigereye ring c1970. Made and signed by Kultaseppa Salovaara Ky (Turku, Finland 1950s-1988), this ring has an adjustable band. The stone is mounted on a pin which allows it to spin freely. It is stamped 925 FINLAND with the Finnish and artists marks. This ring is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all conditio...
Makuzu Kozan II (Hanzan) (1859 - 1940)
Makuzu Kozan II, the adopted son of Makuzu Kozan I, was born Miyagawa Hannosuke. He was known for his blue and white Seto style wares, as well as his excellent Kyoto-style ink painting. Kozan I turned the family factory over to Hanzan in the 1880's and in 1917, one year after his fathers death, Hanzan took the name Makuzu Kozan II.
Height: 5.25 inches
Width: 5 inches
A Chinese silver vase with elaborate handles and decorated in repousse work with a phoenix on a hammered ground and the sides showing flowers and foliage, the back with a plain shield. Size: 23 cm high. weight ; 8 1/4 oz. two maker's stamps in Chinese characters on the base. It reads YUAN BEI which was an artisan workshop in Tianjin. The middle set of marks reads"wen yen" meaning "cash silver" and indicating a standard similar to Sterling. We pay credit and respect for this identification to Ad...