This mid-century bracelet from Antonio Pineda is one of his most spectacular modernist designs.
Referred to as his "Saturn", "Ball Bearing", or "Ball & Sphere" bracelet, it's a heavy chunky very substantial piece. A bracelet which will not fail to be immediately noticed, and one which is pure luxe.
It's a book-piece design which is shown on page 52 of Gobi Stromberg's "Silver Seduction : The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda", it's referred to as "Bracelet with spheres framed by opposing C's". Executed in 970 silver. Also shown p. 271 of "Dreaming in Silver", as "Encircled Hemispheres".
Measures a closed, wearable length of 6 3/4", with a width of 1".
Signed and hallmarked with the Antonio Taxco crown, 970, Sterling Mexico Silver, and the eagle assay 17.
Weight is 130.4 grams.
In excellent vintage condition with no dings or dents. Tongue in groove clasp is tight and secure. Complete with safety chain.