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All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1108887 (stock #0316)
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Matilde Poulat is hardly a name that needs any kind of introduction in the world of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. One of the earliest and most creative designers, her works are avidly sought after for their superb craftsmanship and innovative designs...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1053839
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Early Victoria sterling silver necklace in a design inspired by Mexico's rich pre-Colombian heritage, very comfortable to wear and though true to the "archaeological" style not overwhelming at all. The carefully hand-crafted links that form it remind me of a similar Margot design but then during those years Taxco was a true melting pot of ideas in which silversmiths reflected off of each other and found inspiration in each other's work...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1191459 (stock #12269)
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Matching the necklace in the same design that is also currently available in my inventory (see listing no 1190796 and also look at last photo here), a masterfully designed and executed Deco bracelet by a maker whose signature can also be found on Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre pieces. Perfect repousse, deeply saturated amethyst cabs and gorgeous patina contribute to its stunning appearance. The bracelet measures 7" long (wearable) by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 32.0 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1282634 (stock #12986)
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Wonderful Peruzzi, Florence Italian earrings dating in the Deco years, this set is wrought in 800 silver which was the standard for Italian jewelers until 1934. A heart-shaped set, it is adorned with floral and foliate motifs and has tiny little "mock bells" hanging off it. Beautifully made and early they measure just shy of 2" long by 7/8" wide and weigh 13.5 grams (for the set)...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1141738 (stock #1144)
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Perfect for the summer a gorgeous Margot de Taxco silver and enamel necklace in white and tropical sea blue that combines both the guilloche and confetti techniques. A classic Margot, book-piece design masterfully executed as all of her enamel pieces that I have seen over the years. Measuring 16 7/8" in wearable length (total length is 17 3/8") it is 13/16" wide and weighs 84.8 grams. Fully signed with Margot's name, des...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1300233 (stock #13137)
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Based on pre-Colombian motifs, a pair of Hector Aguilar Taller Borda dangle earrings wrought in the maestro's favorite .940 alloy and simply gorgeous. The set has already been converted to posts by a previous owner so it's easy to wear yet has all its patina and its hallmarks intact. Each earring is 1 1/2" long by 7/8" wide and the set's weight registers at 15.7 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1203071 (stock #12381)
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I am thrilled to present this fun set of three sterling silver and faux "turquoise" Mexican bangles (the "stones" are actually plastic which is not unusual with early Mexican "turquoise" pieces). It is so rare to find a true set made by the same maker and comprised by more than two bracelets so I consider this a treat! I actually suspect that the alloy used here might be higher than sterling - the bracelets feel softer than usual and this proves very helpful when you slide them on...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1226695 (stock #12423)
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There is almost no information about maestro M. Velazquez other than his hallmarks which put him right at the opening decades of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Yet I have watched his jewelry rise in popularity over the last few years not only because of its inherent quality but also because they offers an excellent alternative to Matilde Poulat's pieces as they become scarcer and almost prohibitively expensive for most of us...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1148144 (stock #1231/1259)
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An early Sigi Pineda sterling silver necklace and earrings set as is indicated by its low design number yet already a demi illustrative of his ability to make exceptional jewelry without resorting to fussy, busy design. Elegant in a very confident way this set is perfect no matter what the occasion for wearing it is. The necklace measures a wearable 15" long (total length is 15 3/8") and it is just shy of 3/8" wide (at its widest); earrings are similarly 3/8" wide and 1 1/4" tall...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1131873 (stock #1098)
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Towering sterling silver Matl ring with pyramid-cut amethysts in Matilde's iconic Maltese cross design. I haven't found an Eagle stamp on this piece so I believe it's a pre-1948 example. Classic and irresistible, I like this version with amethysts only; it's more discrete, in a way, and not as folky as the rings that have corals and turquoise too. The ring is a size 8.5 and its face has a diameter of 1 1/16"; when worn, it rises approx. 9/16" above the finger...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1204749 (stock #12412)
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An early Los Castillo creation as indicated by the low design number, this is also a classic for the taller - repousse swirls accented by beads and riveted together to imitate the waves in a distant sea. The links' depressed areas are beautifully oxidized to intensify the design's depth and by construction the bracelet offers maximum comfort to its wearer. It measures 7 1/4" long (wearable) by 5/8" wide (at its widest) and weighs 39.9 grams. Signed with the taller's name as well as des...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1274459 (stock #12047)
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Vintage Hector Aguilar “Six Spheres” necklace wrought in 940 silver, this is one of the maestro’s most published designs. One of those necklaces that become the backbone of a serious collection and precious heirlooms to be passed down from mother to daughter to grand-daughter. Measuring 20″ long (yet with wide links as these the extra length is needed for a better fit) by 1 3/4″ wide it weighs a generous 246.3 grams...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1319364 (stock #13315)
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In the style closely associated with the Peruzzi Bros, a Deco silver bracelet, its generously wide links in the shape of mirrored dragons bearing ornate crowns. Though not hallmarked, this is an undoubtedly Italian piece with beautiful casting that allows the detail to come through effortlessly and a warmly glowing patina that renders the design more dramatic. The bracelet is 7" long (wearable; actual length is 7 3/4") by 2 3/16" wide and weighs 54.2 grams. It is not marked yet tests as silver...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1120131 (stock #0888)
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I have a special affinity for early Mexican silver brooches - the bigger they are, the deeper I fall in love with them and it wasn't difficult to become infatuated with the unusual example offered here. I have not seen this design before and I find its combination of amethyst and hand-cut quartz beads truly stunning. The flower's starburst formation is also unique - a dizzying beauty. Measuring 5 1/8" tall by 3 1/8" wide (the diameter of the floral burst) the brooch weighs 35.6 grams and is si...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1239843 (stock #12440)
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A fantastic alternative to the very hard to find Salvador Teran original, this set of earrings bears the signature of Taller Taxco. A very intriguing workshop, Taller Taxco's jewelry are all emulations of Teran's designs - and of very high quality at that. Though there is suspicion of a relationship between the two, nothing has been proven until today yet it's indisputable that the pair at hand comes very close to Teran's work. Measuring 1 3/4" long by 3/4" wide (at their widest, toward the dan...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1940 item #1131137 (stock #0934)
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Early Mexico City figural brooch, this piece is extraordinary not only in size but especially in the quality and detail of its repoussage. Worthy of the best Mexican silver jewelry collection focusing on the Deco years and reminiscent of Matilde Poulat's work, the brooch is one of those examples that make any other accessory redundant when you have it on. Measuring an impressive 4 3/4" tall by approx. 3 1/2" wide (at its widest) it weighs 36.2 grams and is simply marked "MEXICO STERLING". In e...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1174989 (stock #12024)
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Los Castillo cuffs are amazing pieces of wearable art - the quality of the silver sheet used to make them, their balanced weight, the crisp detail in the design and the flawless execution combine to create little masterpieces. In the cuff at hand, inspiration was drawn from Mexico's rich Aztec and Maya past. Whether you want to see the links as feathers, waves or even stylized serpent scales, it still remains a bracelet with extremely powerful presence and a considerable "wow" factor. Havi...
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1970 item #1318156 (stock #13306/13307)
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Vintage assembled set of Antonio Pineda bracelets in a mod, minimalist design that features deeply carved semi-spheres out of each bangle's perimeter, with the empty areas oxidized to add drama to an otherwise simple form. I am very partial to sets of bangles and this pair wears comfortably with its discrete musicality reminding you of its presence. The bangles have an inner circumference of 8" and their width is 1/4". They weigh a combined 42.0 grams and are both fully and appropriately marked...