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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1336377 (stock #13530)
One Good Eye Silver
$595.00
I consider lariat necklaces to be the epitome of classy elegance - though minimalist they can also be quite impressive visually; and their slick figure allows them to be combined with anything you choose to wear. The early Taxco Deco example I am presenting here is perfect for all of us who love lariats yet don't necessarily subscribe to excessively long and generously heavy necklaces. Of medium length, with good yet not overwhelming weight, fantastic patina and "discretely" luscious tassels, it...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1344974 (stock #13698)
One Good Eye Silver
$595.00
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Signed large Bernard Dewahoya silver necklace,, its rectangular pendant featuring figural overlay with the background showing the hand-chasing characteristic of the Hopi silversmith's work, as I understand it. The necklace is completed by a hand-wrought chain, original to it. It measures 25" long with the pendant being 2 3/4" by 1 1/2". The set's combined weight registers at 59.6 grams. Signed with Dawahoya's "cloud" signature and in excellent condition with very nice patina and no damage or r...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1348132 (stock #13615)
One Good Eye Silver
$585.00
Deco Mexican silver repousse cuff bracelet in the style associated with Maciel and Sanborn's this is an anonymous piece yet possible the most massive, jaw-dropping example I have ever had. Hand-wrought out of thick sterling sheet, its repoussage is bold and perfect, Aztec roses, leaves and branches taking up almost the entire surface. At 3 5/8" wide, this is a cuff for the daring female and an early Mexican masterpiece. Its inner circumference is 7 1/2" (including the 1 1/16" gap) and it weig...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1304903 (stock #13115)
One Good Eye Silver
$575.00
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Slick, modernist Sigi Pineda sterling silver and pearls cuff bracelet, the two pearls lifted above their oxidized background and showcased in a shadow-box asymmetrical opening. This is Sigi at one of his best moments, I believe, the choice of materials a favorite of mine and a combination that Antonio Pineda also benefited from during his career. The cuff has an inner circumference of 6 3/4" (including the 1 3/8" gap) and its width reaches 1 1/16" at center front. It is signed with Sigi's sig...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1322737 (stock #13371)
One Good Eye Silver
$575.00
In my opinion one of Sigi's most exquisite creations, the "wave" or "ribbon" necklace I am presenting here is an iconic piece for the maestro and one of Taxco's best modernist moments. Going back to the classic "pectoral" form yet stripping away all but the most essential design elements, Sigi combines matte sterling surfaces with undulating ribbon appliqués and dramatic niello accents in a veritable masterpiece. The necklace is a wearable 14 1/2" - 14 3/4" and is designed such as to have th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1352363 (stock #13842)
One Good Eye Silver
$565.00
Elegant Gerardo Lopez silver repousse necklace wrought in the high purity, 980 alloy that the maestro seems to have favored, this is the perfect piece when you need to look distinguished yet still highly professional. The scrolls forming the links are deeply chased bestowing an architectural quality to the necklace and their finishing is impeccable as is always the case with Lopez's work. Measuring a wearable 15 3/8" long (once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 15 3/4"), it can easily be...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1299160 (stock #12601)
One Good Eye Silver
$545.00
Stupendous Mexican Deco silver belt buckle in the shape of mirrored Quetzalcoatls executed in perfect repoussage and having acquired a glorious patina over the years. The anonymous maestro used silver sheet of good thickness here and the piece feels as substantial as it looks. Measuring approx. 7" long by 3 1/4" tall (at its tallest) the buckle is simply marked "STERLING MEXICO" while also bearing des. no 1004. It weighs 72.4 grams, dates in the 1930s-40s period and is in excellent vintage cond...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1331569 (stock #13471)
One Good Eye Silver
$545.00
for necklace and earrings
One of the best vintage 1950s Taxco sterling silver and stone necklaces I have seen, this chunky, spectacular piece is accompanied by matching dangle earrings. Classy cylinder-and-box construction, only here the colors in the azur-malachite are to die for and the heft of the box links gently softened by geometric cut-outs. I love the vibrant blues in one of the cylinders and the way it stands out of the rest that are mostly green and guarantee all of them to be original to the necklace. The nec...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1362841
One Good Eye Silver
$545.00
One of Taxco's most impressive and complex repousse designs, the lily motif of this superb Mexican Deco cuff bracelet is one of the most elusive and hence sought-after creations. Pieces in this design are some times found with the signature of Doris / Corpus Artisans or Miguel Melendez and I have sold examples by both in the past. Yet the cuff at hand bears the initials of a listed but still unidentified maestro - and it is spectacular not just in the beauty of its floral synthesis but also in i...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1930 item #1359708 (stock #14037)
One Good Eye Silver
$535.00
Antique, late 19th or early 20th c, I believe, Chinese wedding bracelet wrought in gilded silver with three figural carved pai gow panels set in raised bezels. The panels are almost identical and feature symbols that are auspicious to newlyweds, namely a cricket, a dragon and a phoenix. The silver frame is beautifully worked with intricate cut-outs and repousse prunus flowers. I believe the panels are made of cow bone that has beautifully mellowed over the years as is the case with the gilding. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1317696 (stock #13270)
One Good Eye Silver
$525.00
Early, "unsigned" Taxco beauties are one of my passion and I am thrilled to present this stunning necklace here! I could never exaggerate the visual impact this piece has - just look at the wide links, the deep recesses in the repoussage, the accent beading, the perfect oxidation. Worthy of the best of collections, the necklace measures a wearable 15 3/4" long (quite comfortable for most of us; actual length is 16 1/8") and its width is 1 1/4". It weighs a good 68.3 grams and is simply marked...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1343229 (stock #13374)
One Good Eye Silver
$500.00
Price for necklace and earrings
Emulating a Margot de Taxco design inspired by pre-Colombian motifs, this sterling necklace and earrings demi is signed by a listed yet still unidentified Taxco maestro. Longer than most Mexican necklaces of the period, it consists of stylized feather and repousse semi-sphere links and with the matching earrings, it looks fabulous. It is 17 1/2" long by just shy of 1" wide while the earrings are 1 3/8" long by 5/8" wide. The demi weighs a total 73.5 grams ( 66.5 for the necklace only). It is s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1345210 (stock #13662)
One Good Eye Silver
$500.00
Elegant Victoria Mexican silver necklace and earrings set in a pre-Colombian motif very close to similar work done by Spratling and Aguilar albeit more discrete and easier to wear. With designs like this, not fussy or overly complex, where every little detail shows, it is more difficult to achieve perfection - yet in our case, the result is truly amazing. Longer than most examples of this period the necklace is a pleasure to feel around the neck and the earrings complete a demi that will stay wi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1960 item #1074274
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Fabulous pair of vintage Los Castillo weighted copper angel candleholders in a classic Salvador Teran design from the 1950s, I believe. These can be found in brass and silver plate with or without inlaid wings but I love the fantastic patina that the copper has developed over the years in this pair. Though a set, one of the pieces is slightly bigger than the other - they are after all handwrought works and bound to exhibit small dissimilarities. Their height is 7 3/8" for the taller of the two...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1218735 (stock #12425)
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Early Deco repousse silver bracelet in the so-called Mexico City style, very reminiscent of Matilde Poulat's first creations. Classically "archeological" in inspiration, the mask bracelet presented here has the hand-crafted characteristics that are so unique to the genre: textured repoussage, an almost naive approach to finishing, a motif that comes out of Mexico's pre-Colombian past and a primordial appeal that becomes more potent the longer one looks at the piece. The bracelet measures 7...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1327073 (stock #12229)
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
for the set
Gorgeous Maricela sterling silver necklace and earrings set, this demi seems to be among the early work that came out of Isidro Pina's taller, first established in 1943. A perfect illustration of Maricela's careful cratsmanship and their sensitive approach to nature themes, the set has an almost Art Nouveau flair about it or even better, a proximity to Scandinavian naturalist design with its heavily oxidized recesses, its exceptional sculpturality and glistening beadwork. The necklace is 15 3/4...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1346637 (stock #13657)
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Margot de Taxco sterling silver necklace in an elaborate knot design made more dramatic by the intense geometry of the central link and the oxidation that causes the raised band around each station to pop. This is by far my favorite "knot" design of hers; not too simple, not overwhelmingly complicated - just guaranteed attention grabber. The necklace measures a wearable 16 1/2" yet might feel a little more comfortable due to the dip at center front. The "knot" link is 3" at its widest and adds ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1348741 (stock #13816)
One Good Eye Silver
$495.00
Early Taxco sterling silver repousse cuff bracelet featuring fearsome dragons butting heads at center front and wrapping their tails around the wrist. This is obviously copying the Los Castillo parure and it is beautifully made, with careful and confident repousse that is further accented by hand-chasing and oxidation. It is shown here with the matching necklace that is also available on this site (please look for item no 1309334) - a perfect demi for the fiery female! The cuff has an inner circ...