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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1360657 (stock #14013)
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$1,650.00
Dating in 1968, this sterling silver Kalevala Koru "Halikko" necklace is generously long and its graduated beads, embellished with beaded and swirled designs have a patina that renders them even more dramatic to the eye. Based on ancient Finnish motifs,Halikko necklaces are still in production, and they are Kalevala's most expensive design, made to order only. This is, however, a vintage, old piece which makes it even more desirable. It measures 22.5" long and the diameter of its beads ranges fr...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1358557 (stock #13884)
One Good Eye Silver
$365.00
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 #1314882
One Good Eye Silver
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Iconic Abraham Paz silver and black onyx bracelet in the “shields” design, this is not an easy to find piece and I am thrilled to be offering it here. The epitome of Mexican Deco, Paz’s creations appeared also with Fred Davis’s hallmarks but the example at hand bears Paz’s own signature. Measuring 7 1/4″ long (wearable; actual length 7 1/2″) by 1 1/8″ wide the bracelet weighs 43.2 grams and is signed with maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “STERLING...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1367513 (stock #14031)
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Known as the "jester" ring, a classic Anna Greta Eker modernist creation dating in the 1960s, quite representative of the Scandinavian mid-century mod spirit. I love the way the ring rises above the finger as its two sides dovetail together in a crown-like fit. Relatively adjustable, it is a stunning less-is-more treasure.Currently a sz 6 (adjustable to some extent), its face is 3/4" square and it weighs 9.7 grams. It is fully and appropriately signed with Eker's logo as shown as well as "STERLI...
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 1970 item #1341969 (stock #13655)
One Good Eye Silver
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A stunning Antonio Pineda modernist hinged bracelet, quite substantial but at the same time as minimalist as possible, I have sold a similar one in the past and I am thrilled to be offering another example here today. Having an inner circumference of 6 3/4" the bracelet is 1 1/16" wide and impressively thick. It weighs 134.4grams yet it wears comfortably and is fully signed with Antonio's crown mark, Eagle 17, des. no ZZ 633 and "970 Silver", "HECHO EN MEXICO". Dating in the 1950s-60s and in ex...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1346750 (stock #13757)
One Good Eye Silver
$395.00
Rarely seen Antonio Pineda silver vermeil band ring, this is the dream piece for those of us who love Mexican silver yet like a touch of gold from time to time as well! I want to call this a "pre-Colombian key" motif and find its architectural quality very appealing. The gold wash has mellowed over time and the dark recesses in the design look dramatic against it. The ring is a size 6 (not resizable due to the continuous band of decoration) and just shy of 1/2" wide. It weighs 9.0 grams and is s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1336378 (stock #13560)
One Good Eye Silver
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When I presented my first Antonio quatrefoil necklace several years ago I wrote that it "blurs the boundaries between the religious and the artistic" and I still believe that statement to be true. Free of chips or cracks, the black onyx glistens next to the warm patina of the silver openwork. The substantial pendant is crisp in its detail and generous in thickness and the new velvet cord long enough to allow for adjustments and still feel comfortable. Measuring approx. 2 3/8" square (without th...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1348485 (stock #13625)
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Vintage Alfredo Villasana sterling silver repousse clamper bracelet in what I consider to be his most dynamic, full of motion design. I have sold this design a couple of times in the past yet it never ceases to impress me whenever I stumble upon another example. And I think that it looks its best worn over a long, black sleeve that allows the cut-outs in the bracelet to take center stage. With an inner circumference of 7" the clamper is a whopping 4" wide at center front, which tapers down to 1"...
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 : Other Metals : Pre 1960 item #1327369 (stock #1018)
One Good Eye Silver
$345.00
Vintage Mexican mid-century copy of Hubert Harmon's "sea serpents" cuff bracelet, this is a nice alternative to the original that is very hard to find and hence commands lofty prices. I like to think that Harmon was inspired by Mexican folk art when he created this design as is the case with his famous "mermaid" pieces. And though the cuff at hand is simply marked "MEXICO", I wouldn't be surprised if it was made by Casa Maya since they did not always fully sign their creations. Having an inner c...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1364504 (stock #13094)
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Stunning set of 1950s Miguel Melendez Mexican silver and tiger's eye earrings in a multi-tiered chandelier design, this is a pair for the daring female. Having started his career at Spratling's Las Delicias and then worked for the Los Castillo before ending up as manager of Margot's workshop, Melendez ventured on his own in 1953 and, in my opinion, he was at his best when he created modernist jewelry. Warm, golden caramel and brown hues give a magical brilliance to the tiger's eye teardrops whil...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1357671 (stock #13864/13327)
One Good Eye Silver
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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 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 1970 item #1366837 (stock #13618)
One Good Eye Silver
$375.00
Signed by a Mexican maestro whose silver repoussage I have come to appreciate and look for, the bracelet at hand is a veritable tour-de-force and one of those clampers that never goes unnoticed. I find it very difficult to decide whether the design depicts a Chinese dragon or Quetzalcoatl, the divine Feathered Serpent of the Maya; whichever the case, however, it is sublime! The clamper has an inner circumference of 7" and its width varies between 3 1/4" and 1" at its narrowest. It weighs 59.1 g...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1348483 (stock #13584)
One Good Eye Silver
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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 : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1337544 (stock #13496)
One Good Eye Silver
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In the same spirit as Spratling's modernist DNA necklace, a vintage example bearing the signature of Carmen Beckmann, one of the few accomplished female designers within the field of vintage Mexican jewelry that we know about. Having worked in the 1960s and 1970s in San Miguel de Allende, Beckmann created pieces in a wide range of styles and some of her designs are truly exceptional. The necklace at hand is generously long at 23 1/4" and hence comfortable for most of us, its chain made of thick...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1330303 (stock #13378)
One Good Eye Silver
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One of my favorite female designers and silversmiths - and there aren't many we know about - Carmen Beckmann created jewelry that unfailingly present themselves as a welcome surprise to the senses. The bold dome of the ring at hand, profusely adorned with repousse beads, silver wirework and Etruscan style florets is simply magnificent. It is a sz 7 (yet easily resizable) with the dome being approx. 1" in diameter and rising 5/8" off the finger when the ring is worn. The substantial band is 5/15"...