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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1970 item #1452763 (stock #000172)
California Dreaming
$596.25
Listed Price $795.00
For sale here is a BIG and quite rare vintage 1950s 60s handmade mixed metals sterling silver brass and black onyx inlay Mexican modernist Face design letter opener/knife designed by Stella Popowski (1931-2008) in Taxco. Popowski was a European jewish emigre who fled Europe to Cuba in the late 1930s, and left Cuba for Mexico in the late 1940s. She lived and worked in Taxco in the 1950s to early 1960s and designed jewelry for Los Castillo, Antonio Pineda, and later for herself in her own studio. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1451298 (stock #000114)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a RARE set of vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver silver brass and black onyx modernist Rooster brooch pin with matching earrings designed by Stella Popowski in Taxco Mexico. Popowski (1931-2008) was a jewish emigre from Poland who fled the Nazis in Europe by moving to Cuba with her parents and siblings in the 1940s, and then to Mexico in the 1950s. She lived and worked in Taxco in the 1950s to mid 1960s and designed jewelry for Los Castillo, Antonio Pineda, and later opened ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1452612 (stock #000165)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s handmade metales casados (married metals) sterling silver, brass, and black onyx Antelope design Mexican modernist screwback earrings designed by Estela Popowski in Taxco. Popowski was a jewish emigre from Poland who fled from the Nazis in Europe by moving to Cuba with her parents and siblings in the 1940s, and then to Mexico in the 1950s. She lived and worked in Taxco in the 1950s to early 1960s and designed jewelry for Los Castillo, Antonio Pineda, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1452611 (stock #000164)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s 60s handmade mixed metals sterling silver copper and onix negro (inlaid black onyx) Mexican modernist Face design cufflinks designed by Estela Popowski (1931-2008, USA) in Taxco. Popowski was a jewish emigre from Poland who fled from the Nazis in Europe by moving to Cuba with her parents and siblings in the 1940s, and then to Mexico in the 1950s. She lived and worked in Taxco in the 1950s to early 1960s and designed jewelry for Los Castillo, Antonio P...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450474 (stock #000031)
California Dreaming
$371.25
Listed Price $495.00
For sale here is a rare vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver and shell Mexican modernist hinged brooch and earrings set by maestro Enrique Ledesma of Taxco. A very rare and striking design by the mid century modernist maestro from Taxco! The brooch measures 2-3/4" by 1-5/8", the earrings measure 1-1/4" by 3/4", and the set weighs 16.1 grams total. Marked at backs as shown, "Ledesma Hecho en Mexico 925", and Eagle 3. The earrings are also marked "Taxco". Excellent vintage condition with just fi...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450476 (stock #000033)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a superb and very rare pair of vintage 1950s handmade mixed metals sterling silver copper and shell Mexican modernist earrings by maestro Enrique Ledesma of Taxco. One of the rarest of his designs, and no doubt one of his finest! Measure 1-3/8" long by 3/4" wide, and the pair weigh 8.4 grams. Marked with Ledesma maker mark, also "Taxco 925" and the Eagle 3 mark. The backs were converted by a previous owner from screw to pierced which of course doesn't show at all when worn, but ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450923 (stock #000079)
California Dreaming
$146.25
Listed Price $195.00
For sale here is a RARE vintage 1950s handmade mixed metals sterling silver copper brass black onyx and turquoise Mexican modernist Dots design tie bar clip by maestro Tono of Taxco from his early Piedra Negra (black stone) line of jewelry. A striking design with the usual incomparable craftsmanship! Measures 1-1/2" long by 3/8" wide, and weighs 6.7 grams total. Marked at back, "Tono Piedra Negra", also "Sterling 925 Taxco" in a circle around "AC", "Hecho en Mexico" and design number "T198". Exc...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1453206 (stock #000193)
California Dreaming
$146.25
Listed Price $195.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s 60s signed handmade sterling silver and pearl Mexican modernist cufflinks. Sleek geometric modernist design looks great on the cuff! Measure 7/8" diameter at fronts, and the pair weigh 13.4 grams total. Marked at backs as shown, maker mark "Delfino" also "Taxco 0.925" with "Mexico" and Eagle 39. Delfino was a prolific maker of silver jewelry in the 1950s through 70s, and this is a good example of their modernist design in the 1950s. Excellent vintage ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1452115 (stock #000148)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a RARE vintage 1950s 60s handmade sterling silver Mexican modernist bolo tie designed by Miguel Garcia Martinez for Rancho Alegre in Taxco. A striking modernist design inspired by pre-Columbian designs. Entirely handmade in solid sterling silver by one of the greats of the Mexican Silver Renaissance! The slide measures 2-1/8" by 1-1/2" and is on a 36" black cord. The terminals are also solid sterling silver and measure 1-1/8" long by 3/8" diameter. Total weight for the bolo is 3...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1960 item #1455857 (stock #000321)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s 60s handmade sterling silver Mexican modernist design cufflinks by Sigi Pineda (1929-2018) of Taxco. A younger cousin of Antonio Pineda, Sigi started as an apprentice in the Los Castillo workshop in the 1940s, and later worked for Margot (de Taxco) as her shop foreman before opening his own shop in 1952 in Taxco. His jewelry designs were heavily influenced by the international modernist movement of the time including modernist jewelry designers in the...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1451016 (stock #000093)
California Dreaming
$108.75
Listed Price $145.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s signed handmade sterling silver Mexican modernist pre-Columbian or cave-drawing inspired design screwback earrings. Each earrings features a design of a cut-out pre-Columbian Hunter holding his spear. Measure 2" long by 7/8" wide, and the pair weigh 11.2 grams total. Marked at backs as shown, "Sterling Taxco" with the Eagle 3, also an incomplete maker mark that looks like "Abel..." can't quite make it out. Also marked "NF Mexico" on the screwbacks. Ex...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #1449889 (stock #000008)
California Dreaming
$1,496.25
Listed Price $1,995.00
For sale here is a SUPERB vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver sculptural Mexican modernist serving bowl by Los Castillo of Taxco. Modern sculpture for your dining table! Obviously made for pouring, and could be used for gravies and sauces, but also syrups or other easily poured comestibles. Measures 8-1/4" long by 5-1/2" tall by 4-1/2" wide, and weighs 450.4 grams or 15.9 ounces. Marked at bottom as shown, "Los Castillo Taxco Hecho en Mexico .925" and the Eagle 15. There are a couple of pinpo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1455855 (stock #000320)
California Dreaming
$446.25
Listed Price $595.00
For sale here is an ICONIC vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver sculptural Mexican modernist hinged-collar necklace by maestro Sigi Pineda (1929-2018) of Taxco. One of Sigi's most recognizable mid century designs, this necklace ranks at the top in both design and craftsmanship! A younger cousin of Antonio Pineda, Sigi started as an apprentice in the Los Castillo workshop in the 1940s in his early teens, and later worked for Margot (de Taxco) as her shop foreman before opening his own shop in 1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1453204 (stock #000192)
California Dreaming
$93.75
Listed Price $125.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s 60s handmade 950 sterling silver and obsidian geometric Mexican modernist design cufflinks by Beto of Taxco. A striking mid century modernist design entirely handmade! Measure just under 1" wide by 3/4" high, and the pair weigh 12.3 grams total. Marked at backs as shown, "Beto Taxco 950 Sterling Mexico". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prio...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Silver : Pre 1970 item #1452998 (stock #000187)
California Dreaming
$108.75
Listed Price $145.00
For sale here is a BIG pair of vintage 1950s 60s signed handmade sterling silver and shell inlay Mexican modernist Bird design cufflinks from Taxco Mexico. The shell inlay has more color to it than shown in my photos, and is more noticeable when you move the cufflinks around like when worn. Measure 1-1/8" diameter and the pair weigh a hefty 22 grams total. Marked as shown, "Sterling Taxco 925" and maker mark "CD". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - pleas...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1450918 (stock #000077)
California Dreaming
$371.25
Listed Price $495.00
For sale here is a RARE and wonderful vintage 1950s signed handmade sterling silver and azurmalachite inlay modernist design link bracelet by Nestor of Taxco. Each link is raised in the center with it's two sides at an angle sloping downwards, and this gives the bracelet a lot of extra 'oomph' when worn. An outstanding design by one of Taxco's lesser known craftsmen, but the design speaks for itself! Measures 1-1/8" wide with inside 'straight-line' measurement of 7" but since the links are curve...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1960 item #1451147 (stock #000104)
California Dreaming
$521.25
Listed Price $695.00
For sale here is a very RARE likely one of a kind vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver dyed bovine bone and black cord modernist pendant necklace by California artist/sculptor/silversmith Milton Cavagnaro. An entirely handmade and unique piece of art to wear! The sculpture and jewelry of Milton Cavagnaro were featured in the magazine Craft Horizons several times in the 1950s, and his 'usable' sculpture for the home/office was also featured in the Good Design exhibition at MOMA in NYC in the ea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1452070 (stock #000145)
California Dreaming
$221.25
Listed Price $295.00
For sale here is a BIG vintage 1950s 60s handmade mixed metals sterling brass black onyx and turquoise Mexican modernist Cat brooch by Miguel Garcia Martinez of Taxco. Martinez began his design career working for Emma Melendez in the early 1950s before becoming the principal designer for Rancho Alegre. He also designed for himself, and had his work produced by a number of different silversmiths in Taxco. This is one of those latter pieces that he did on his own, and it is done in the then very p...