One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1415486 (stock #14476)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
The perfect gift if you want to present somebody with a zodiac piece of jewelry but are not sure what their birthday is, this amazing Mexican Deco sterling silver bracelet features all twelve signs and it's fun and a pleasure to wear. It seems that zodiac jewelry was very popular in the 1930s and 1940s and Mexican silversmiths did a great job at creating beautiful examples...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1415301 (stock #14987)
One Good Eye Silver
$435.00
A listed early Taxco maestro who kept creating jewelry in the post-1948 period Nestor was not as prolific as some of his contemporaries yet his work was always of very high quality as were the materials that he used. During his career he tried his hand at several styles and techniques and some of his pieces are truly eye-catching. In the necklace presented here he seems to venture into the design universe of Margot de Taxco and the Los Castillo...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1415300 (stock #14151)
One Good Eye Silver
$99.00
Slick, easy to enjoy and definitely made in a studio by a silversmith who just didn't sign their creation, this modernist silver necklace is of European origin as indicated by the .835 alloy with which it was crafted. There is something quite dainty and at the same time assured in the hand-hammered quality of the slender silver pins that hold electric green tumbled gems at their ends (the stones register in the chrysoprase / emerald area of my gem tester)...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1415231 (stock #14504)
One Good Eye Silver
$165.00
Copying the style associated with Enrique Ledesma this mid-century modernist Mexican silver bracelet is signed by a listed yet still unidentified contemporary of the famous Taxco designer. The juxtaposition of highly oxidized and polished silver surfaces characteristic of the style is dramatic and eye-catching and here it finds itself in contrast to the saturated color of the faceted synthetic sapphire...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1960 item #1415062 (stock #14763)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
A fabulous example of late Deco Portuguese jewelry this hinged "bangle" is signed by Topazio, the country's foremost manufacturer of silver hollowware and jewelry. Wrought in .833 silver, its two "wings" are made up of curved panels with alternating scrolled niello and figural decoration. This specific design is known as "monuments of Portugal", the Belem Tower and the National Pantheon being among the country's architectural treasures portrayed here...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Arts and Crafts : Pre 1930 item #1414917 (stock #14884)
One Good Eye Silver
$145.00
Fabulous old sterling silver ring that straddles the divide between Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts with its foliate setting and the floral detail in its gallery, this piece is so tactile and such a visual treat! It's not just the silver-work and the patina enhancing its detail that puts this ring above the... mundane masses, it is also the richness and sensuality of its polished stone - a jasper, I believe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1414843 (stock #14754)
One Good Eye Silver
On Hold
Late Portuguese Deco silver repousse hinged bracelet by Topazio in that Renaissance Revival style often associated with bracelets of this type from Portugal, this piece has the most amazing patina and luscious figural, floral and scroll decoration. I am an avid gardener myself so the band of flower pots brimming with blooms is particularly appealing to me as I am sure is the case with many others out there...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1414813 (stock #14715)
One Good Eye Silver
SOLD - Thank you!
Signed by Portugal's foremost silver manufacturer whose hinged bracelets are avidly sought after, this piece was made some time in the late Deco era but its style and quality point in the direction of earlier periods. Wrought in .833 silver this glorified bangle (as I like to think of this type of bracelets) is richly adorned with architectural and floral designs whose sculptural appeal is enhanced by warm, glowing patina...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1414774 (stock #14995)
One Good Eye Silver
$2,150.00
An extremely rare Antonio Pineda necklace this modernist beauty I am presenting here is wrought in his favorite fine .970 silver alloy, oxidized in the design's recesses and embellished with ten gorgeous, luminous soft white pearls. Cascading from an elaborate knot that forms the necklace's central station, the pearls rest graciously on the collar bone and they look fantastic against a black background. Shown on p...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1414717 (stock #14571)
One Good Eye Silver
$250.00
A modernist sunburst created by combining shadowbox and cut-outs that surround a big, beautiful faceted pale lemon-colored gemstone is the theme of the vintage Los Ballesteros Mexican mid-century pendant necklace at hand. This early Taxco workshop never ceases to amaze me with their stunning, bold designs and their originality even after all these years of buying, selling and studying vintage Mexican jewelry...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1960 item #1414574 (stock #14714)
One Good Eye Silver
On Hold
The first in a series of fabulous vintage Portuguese silver repousse bracelets I will be presenting in the next few weeks, this hinged bangle commands an impressive presence not only because of its architecturality but also due to the fantastic patina it has developed over the years. Accentuated by the darkened background, the meticulously worked floral and acanthus motifs look as if they float above a sea of old sterling and their detail is such that it captures the eye even at a distance...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1414566 (stock #14989)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
I am thrilled to start the year presenting a Mexican Deco silver bracelet with amethyst glass masks and cabs. This type of multi-row repousse semi-spheres bangle (I like to think of similar bracelets as glorified hinged bangles indeed!) is one of the most sought-after forms in the world of vintage jewelry from Mexico...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1413546 (stock #14746)
One Good Eye Silver
$1,985.00
Stunning Antonio Pineda Mexican modernist silver and black onyx necklace, this too is wrought in the maestro's favorite fine, .970 alloy in a variation of his "crescents" design. There isn't much one can say about Antonio jewelry, at least not more than a few good photos can say, but let me express my admiration for the magical way he articulates his creations so as to sit perfectly where they should and at the same time showcase the design's sculpturality in the best possible light...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1413511 (stock #14840)
One Good Eye Silver
$465.00
Margot de Taxco's des. no 5247 is a modernist "beaded wave" creation and presented here is a set comprised of bracelet and matching clip-on earrings. I will dare say that Margot did not delve too much into modernism but whenever she did it, the results were equally inspired and carefully crafted as the rest of her work. The sculptural quality of the undulating links is matched by the curves of the semi-spheres set within them in a channel that is both pierced and contained by a raised border...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1413166 (stock #13313)
One Good Eye Silver
$335.00
Vintage Sigi Pineda Mexican silver "peas in a pod" bracelet, this is one of my favorite designs by the Taxco modernist. Wrought in sterling silver the links have been darkened with "metallic black" niello that sets the graduated sphere appliques off in the most dramatic way...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1413098 (stock #14567)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
In their "mozaico Azteca" jewelry line the Los Castillo primarily combined sterling silver with azur-malachite inlay yet from time to time one stumbles upon a less often encountered piece in which high quality "peacock" abalone was used for the "mosaic". This assembled demi comprised of necklace and earrings fits the last category - and it is perfect in its bare bones approach to design! Both components of the set stride the divide between late Deco and early modernism with their angularity and ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1413049 (stock #14920)
One Good Eye Silver
$435.00
Bearing a combination of hallmarks that dates it around 1939 this William Spratling ring is wrought in high purity .980 silver and has developed the most amazing patina during its long and - I am sure - happy life. According to Goddard, Spratling used to refer to this design as the "crowned pyramid", an appellation that makes more sense if one looks at the matching bracelet from above as it lays on a flat surface. Not an over-complicated design, it does, however, gain sculpturality and substanti...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1413045 (stock #14877)
One Good Eye Silver
$1,650.00
ON SALE from $1835.00!
Antonio Pineda's "velvet cord" necklace line always impressed me - the marrying of steely, glistening silver with the plush suppleness of velvet, the absolute domination of silver and black, the elegance of its minimalism is one of the renowned maestro's most successful endeavors. The Lascaux hunters adorning this massive, axe-shaped pendant necklace are outlined in shadow-box and jump out of their fine background, tense and on edge as their ancient adventure unfolds. And the hand-hammered, spea...