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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1357671 (stock #13864/13327)
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Bold repousse, deeply oxidized recesses and a sculptural design by inception combine in this stunning Mexican Deco sterling silver demi comprised of a necklace and matching earrings. Bearing the initials habitually attributed to Antonio Reina, this is a superb example of its maker's mastery over the art of repoussage - I could never exaggerate its visual impact nor could I even come close to describing the warm, glowing patina the set has developed over its long life. With a wearable length of 1...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1343087 (stock #13032)
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Signed with initials "MM" which are attributed by many in the field to Maximiliano Mondragon, an early Taxco maestro who worked for Spratling and is considered among the most accomplished artists of his time. The "fertility" motif in this necklace is cut out of 980 silver sheet, deeply hand-chased and immaculately finished. The necklace measures an original 14 3/4" long which can be extended to a comfortable 17" with the sterling silver extension I am providing and it is 3/4" wide. It weighs a g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1950 item #1356886 (stock #13966)
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Rich and beautifully patina-ed this figural Italian sterling silver necklace is designed in the Peruzzi Renaissance Revival style and though not signed for maker, it is of high quality. I find the interplay of blue and light green in the polished agate cabs quite pleasing and the central station with its mermaid flanked by griffins breathtaking. Measuring a wearable 15 3/4" long (once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 16"), the necklace is 1/2" wide at the chain while its figural central ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1347495 (stock #13733)
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Sublime Jose Luis Flores for Miguel Mexican silver bracelet in what I consider the best of the Taxco maestro's creations, this is a masterpiece of texture, patina, evocative design and perfect execution. I don't think I would be exaggerating if I compared this piece to the best examples of Scandinavian jewelry - it truly is sublime! The bracelet measures a wearable 6 1/2" long (perfect for smaller to medium wrists) and 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 47.8 grams and is fully hallmarked with Flores's ini...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1348982 (stock #13788)
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Vintage Hilario Lopez Mexican silver clamper bracelet in one of Margot de Taxco's most sculptural designs. I love the refer to this as the "cornucopia" - something in it brings to mind the mythical horn of plenty. Among Margot's most talented maestros, Hilario Lopez continued crafting jewelry in her style even after she closed her workshop and withdrew from the field. His renditions are impeccably finished, with masterful repoussage, attention to detail and good weight albeit not as hefty as Mar...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1340339 (stock #13585)
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An early Taxco maestro and one of Spratling's first silversmiths, Rafael Melendez worked in fine, 980 silver and his pre-1948 pieces are usually crafted out of heavy silver sheet with deeply chased details and a strong pre-Colombian feel to them. The bracelet at hand, decorated with a beautiful turquoise cabochon that has mellowed into a greenish blue over the years, has a pin closure to attest to its early age as well. Fantastic patina that I have hardly touched makes the etchings even more dra...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1358557 (stock #13884)
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Generously long with many figural links this vintage Italian Renaissance Revival chain necklace is probably a Peruzzi piece yet as all Peruzzi chains, it is not marked for maker. Often referred to as the "Roma" design, the necklace does nevertheless include symbols of other Italian cities as well, Firenze (Florence) and Forli being just two among them. Wear it wrapped around the wrist as a multi-strand bracelet or enjoy it in its full opera length glory, this is a versatile, classic "Grand Tour"...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1362840 (stock #13704)
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Early Taxco modernist sterling silver cuff bracelet bearing the signature of accomplished Mexican designer and silversmith Emma Melendez, this piece is more an arm band than a simple cuff. I believe its design is inspired by Hubert Harmon's bold creations and it is the ideal piece to bring out the warrior princess hiding within you. Daring, no-fuss yet absolutely commanding presence and a wonderfully mellow patina underscore a modernist less-is-more attitude. The cuff has a 7 1/8" inner circumfe...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1309332 (stock #13178)
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Very rare and signed by a maestro who is appreciated for his repousse work, a sterling silver Mexican clamper bracelet celebrating the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Though made in Taxco, the style and workmanship on this piece are closely related to Matilde Poulat and the school of Mexico City repoussage. I cannot get over the amazing patina the bracelet has developed over the years and the way its figural motif stands proud of the stippled and oxidized background in the central medallion. A unique, ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1345438 (stock #13375)
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Early Matilde Poulat silver repousse brooch, wrought in a .900 alloy and adorned with a table-cut rectangular black onyx stone, this is a design that does not come up very often. The stone is encircled by two scaled serpents or dragons facing in opposite directions and the detail in the silverwork is amazing. The brooch measures 2 1/8" tall by 1 1/8" wide and weighs 15.2 grams. It is fully signed as shown and dates in the pre-1948 period. It is in excellent vintage condition with a perfect sto...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1348483 (stock #13584)
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Vintage Mexican silver clamper bracelet, its two opposing wings featuring the image of Quetzalcoatl, the divine feathered serpent, executed in bold repoussage with deep recesses and intense oxidation. Quetzalcoatl jewelry is always very impressive visually and the example at hand does not fail in capturing the eye and grasping the beholder’s attention. Signed by a listed yet still unidentified maestro, this is the perfect bracelet for the daring female. It has a 7″ inner circumference with a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Designer Signed : Pre 1960 item #1347386 (stock #13776)
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Vintage 1940s-50s Norseland sterling silver bracelet based on Jensen's highly sought-after "dove" design, this is a gorgeous piece with nice casting, beautiful stones and the patina you want to see on jewelry of this period. Owned by Coro, Norseland was reserved for the company's highest quality designs, quite often based on Scandinavian and more specifically Danish originals. Measuring 7 1/2" long (wearable) by 7/8" wide, the bracelet weighs 37.5 grams and is fully signed as shown. In excellen...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1351977 (stock #13739)
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Vintage Mexican silver repousse clamper bracelet in a classic Taxco fern design that is here presented with a dramatic flare to the tips of the two "wings". This piece bears the signature of Esperanza and I think this the earlier version of the hallmarks pictured by Hougart on p. 69 in the electronic edition of his book. The quality of the silver sheet used and the careful craftsmanship combine here to create a tour-de-force of dramatic movement and excellent design execution. The bracelet has a...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1357162 (stock #13986)
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Early Victoria Mexican sterling silver cuff bracelet, this is one of my favorite designs of hers and I am thrilled to be presenting it here. Inspired by Mexico's ancient pyramids, it combines masterful overlay and oxidation with the strong geometry of Aztec and Maya architecture in a distinctly Deco way. The cuff has an inner circumference of just shy of 7" (including the 1 3/8" gap) and is relatively adjustable but I would advise to exert caution so as not to dislodge the overlay. The bracele...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1361036 (stock #12473)
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Early Mexican Deco silver repousse necklace in a design associated with the opening years of Fred Davis’s career, the layered beading that it features has become a classic in the country’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. Beguilingly luscious, irresistible to the eye and so comfortable to wear, this is one of those necklaces around which collections are built! I particularly love the all-silver version at hand with its lower perimeter free of any connections between the links that allows it to fa...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1326784 (stock #1200)
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A very rare and early Mexican repousse cuff this is an unsigned piece yet its incredible workmanship and design originality elevates it to museum quality. My hypothesis is that it represents an ancient ritual, possibly associated with Malinalxochitl, the Aztec sorceress and goddess of snakes, scorpions and insects of the desert. Crisp, rich and boldly assertive its repoussage is of the highest quality and proves yet again the undeniable craftsmanship of the anonymous early maestro. The cuff has ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1354536 (stock #13676/1362)
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Big, bold and beautiful an early Mexican Deco pin / pendant in a starburst design, its rays executed in repoussage and profusely adorned with beading, wirework and beautifully colored amethyst cabs. It is paired with a repousse chain that is perfect for it albeit a little later - the two look fabulous together but you can always wear the brooch alone and enjoy the chain with a different pendant. The starburst has a diameter of 3 1/4" and the chain is 20" long with a width of just above 1/4". Th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1351759 (stock #13862)
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Classy and timelessly elegant, this vintage Deco Mexican silver bracelet brings to mind early Margot de Taxco designs and even though not signed for maker, its quality bespeaks the anonymous maestro's mastery over his art. Embellished with graduated in size beading and small cut-outs that lighten the big,heart-shaped motif in the front, it is also adorned with a big, faceted amethyst that is set open-backed to maximize the effect of light. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 6 3/4" (clas...