One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1396119 (stock #14482)
One Good Eye Silver
$95.00
I love Scandinavian design and especially the amazing jewelry that came out of that part of Europe so if you combine that with my weakness for any kind of enamel work, it is understandable that I am thrilled to be presenting here a gorgeous pin by Finn Jensen of Norway. In the shape of a lily pad the pin is wrought in gilded sterling and boasts the most translucent, glistening, perfect green enamel...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1396118 (stock #14721)
One Good Eye Silver
On Hold
Big and bold in its repoussage this early Mexico City style silver and turquoise brooch is signed by maestro Gomez and emulates Matilde Poulat's coveted "moth" design. Stippling, chasing and oxidation render the design three-dimensional in a most dramatic way, an indication that this is an early example of this type of repoussage. There is nothing about it I don't love - the patina, the beautiful color in the turquoise and its rich veining...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1395951 (stock #14650/1353)
One Good Eye Silver
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I love vintage Mexican silver jewelry that incorporate ancient artifacts in them and even though I don’t have the expertise to identify them as Aztec or Maya or belonging to any of the other Mesoamerican civilizations, I am thrilled to present here a very rare Carmen Beckmann mixed metals figural pendant which belongs in that category. I am used to similar pieces bearing the signature of the Los Castillo or Victoria (Ana Nunez de Brilanti, that is)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1395939 (stock #14682)
One Good Eye Silver
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Matching the necklace I listed a few days ago and equally amazing this modernist Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and pink quartz bracelet is such a ... riot! I know the color pink and the concept of a riot do not really go together but the fact that I - definitely NOT a pink girl - loved this piece is nothing less than .....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395740 (stock #13935/14067)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
Photo lockets are such a treat to those of us who like keeping our loved ones close to our hearts! The two-sided sterling example presented here is a Mexican Deco piece and it can be worn with the black onyx showing or, alternatively, with that gorgeous foiled amethyst attracting attention and compliments...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395736 (stock #14430)
One Good Eye Silver
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Big, bold and beautiful this vintage Deco Mexican repousse grapes and leaves brooch combines silver and copper and as a mixed metals piece, it has a special place in my heart! I love the marrying of the "colder" glow of sterling with the warm, molten beauty of copper and here the two metals look enamored of each other. And if this is not enough, there are the tree grape dangles - curvaceous, chubby amethyst cabs set in sterling that covers the back of the stones as well...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395667 (stock #14713)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
Elaborate wirework that reminds me of antique, hand-wrought garden fences and window grates characterizes this impressive Mexican Deco cuff bracelet. I have had this specific design before and was, at the time, impressed not only by its serious presence but also by the interesting way the hardiness of knots and ties combines with the softer in nature stylized heart motifs. Signed by a listed yet still unidentified Taxco maestro, this is a cuff that will stay with you for a long, long time...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1395645 (stock #14683)
One Good Eye Silver
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First up out of a rather rare Margot de Taxco mid-century mod sterling silver and quartz demi I recently acquired, this necklace is an ode to pink and all lovers thereof worldwide! Pink quartz is not the most common stone used in Taxco jewelry yet it was favorited by many of the Danish designers who featured it in their pieces in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, to my eyes at least, Margot seems to have been heavily influenced here by her European counterparts...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395175 (stock #14584)
One Good Eye Silver
$195.00
When I agreed to purchase this necklace, I was promised it was a Damaso Gallegos piece and I was excited to have found it. This is a beautiful necklace, with good weight and its "archeological" minimalism is very pleasing to the eye. I like to think of it as the "shield and feathers" design and both motifs have been used by Margot de Taxco and the Los Castillo as well...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395130 (stock #14566)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
We don't know much about P. Ochoa - what we do know is that he was active during the years that Matilde Poulat was creating her jewelry, most probably a Mexico City maestro himself as well, especially since stylistically he too belongs in the design school associated with the country's capital. His work does not come up very often - in fact, this is the second bracelet by him I have had over the years - but what I have seen by him is more often than not big, bold and beautiful...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1395107 (stock #13581)
One Good Eye Silver
$295.00
One of my favorite and, in my opinion, most accomplished early Mexico City repousse maestros, Abraham Tobias, signs this bold Deco silver cuff bracelet. Tobias was a contemporary of Matilde Poulat's and quite often his jewelry are based on her designs. He excelled in the so-called Mexico City repousse style and here he is contributing to the tradition of the sought-after "Aztec Rose" cuffs...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1394981 (stock #14710)
One Good Eye Silver
$185.00
Exquisitely made and dating in the Victorian period this 800 silver gilt micro-mosaic pin was made in Italy and it features a group of three birds - doves, I believe - fluttering against a red background. The age of this piece is evidenced by the tiny little tesserae used, their tight laying in a relatively small space and of course the pin's trombone hinge and the latter's protruding beyond the brooch itself...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1394617 (stock #14453)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Just in time for Valentine's but not restricted to that day this scrumptious Mexican silver charm bracelet is a Deco piece and adorned with a chunky carved stone heart charm. "Heart" jewelry of this kind is characteristic of the pre-1948 jewelry production in Mexico with the stone hearts usually made out of dyed calcite (habitually referred to as "Mexican jade") or agate. I am drawn to it not only because of its obviously .....
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1394610 (stock #14679)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
In the last year or so it seems that I have been really after the quite often monumental Los Ballesteros hinged bangle bracelets. I am fatally attracted to their amazing proportions, the variety of hard stones and gems that adorn them, the fact that these pieces are a hybrid between bangles and link bracelets and, last but not least, their presence that never goes unnoticed...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1394567 (stock #14654)
One Good Eye Silver
$735.00
for the set
A fabulous Los Castillo Mexican silver necklace and earrings set, des. no 788 is a sculptural beauty and a relatively early creation as is indicated by the low design number...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1394540 (stock #14487)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
A beautifully made Italian Deco 800 silver pendant necklace in the style associated with the Peruzzi and Coppini Bros, this is an anonymous beauty yet its high quality and very good finishing attest to its makers prowess in the art of jewelry making. The long, ornate chain is made up of alternating floral and fleur-de-lis links that are interrupted by faceted black glass beads. The same beads dangle off the crisply cast pendant with the face of the North Wind (sometimes also called the Green Man...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1394146 (stock #14665)
One Good Eye Silver
$475.00
Beautifully made Mexican Deco sterling silver repousse necklace, its pendant shaped as a starburst with three big, teardrop amethysts, this is not a design that comes up very often. I would not be exaggerating if I said that the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship evident here bespeak the anonymous maestro's command over their art. Just note the graduated levels that form the starburst and the way the little silver sphere at the center of the chain links softens the austere geomet...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1394144 (stock #14612)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Among Taxco's classiest designs, Sigi Pineda's brushed silver bead necklaces come in single or multiple strands and if one is lucky enough, one can bump into the sets that include removable sterling clasps adorned with polished golden sheen obsidian. The full necklace set of that specific design includes four strands of beads in graduated lengths and two clasps. The biggest can hold up to four lstrands and can be worn by itself as a brooch or pendant. The smaller is the one shown here with two s...