One Good Eye Silver
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1960 item #1059910
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Presented here is an old, pre-ban Japanese ivory brooch and earrings set carved in the shape of plumeria flowers in its original faux leather box retaining the seller's guarantee of authenticity. The Sunamoto Ivory Co. was first established in 1884 and were known as carvers of fine ivory netsuke. The design here seems to be identical to similar sets being sold by Ming's of Hawaii, which makes one wonder whether all pieces were in fact produced by the same carvers in Tokyo. Beautifully carved 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 #1102499
One Good Eye Silver
$945.00
Until well into the 20th c. conducting one's own archaelogical dig was not prohibited in Mexico - both Spratling and Davis are known to have engaged in personal digs and their collections were frequently enriched by the fruits of those excavations. Quite often ancient, pre-Colombian beads as well as small stone artifacts that surfaced here and there were incorporated in pieces of jewelry silversmiths made in the first decades of Mexico's Silver Renaissance. I believe the stone beads in the neckl...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1194547 (stock #12300)
One Good Eye Silver
$285.00
I am really fond of these "clamshell" modernist bracelets that came out of Taxco in the mid-1940s and 1950s! In fact, I am very partial to the whole line of jewelry in that design - from necklaces to rings to pendants, brooches and earrings. I find them very eye-catching, definitely different and so representative of the modernist wave that overtook Mexican designers and silversmiths alike around the middle of the 20th c.. The bracelet here has a cluster of smaller than usual "shells" holding...
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 1970 item #1227860 (stock #12445)
One Good Eye Silver
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Based on the dramatic contrast of highly polished silver against dark, oxidized backgrounds, Sigi's jewelry is eye-catching without having to be burdensomely elaborate. The necklace at hand illustrates, I believe, my assertion in the best possible way. Gorgeous, a pleasure to wear and to behold, and a true Tasco (sic) modernist treasure. It measures just shy of 16" long (wearable) with the central mirrored part of it being 4" wide and 1" tall (at its tallest); the width of the chain itself is 5/...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1228403 (stock #12531)
One Good Eye Silver
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In emulation of a Margot de Taxco's design a vintage silver and black enamel necklace signed by Narvaez. I am familiar with the specific maker's Deco jewelry yet I have never seen an enameled piece by him! Based on a difficult to find (at least in my experience) Margot original, I love the sweeping motion of the stylized feathers and their generous size. A stunning piece, it measures a wearable 17 3/4" with its feathers part being 4" wide by 2 1/4" tall (at its tallest). The width at the chai...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1252435 (stock #12711)
One Good Eye Silver
$235.00
Sigi Pineda rings don't come up very often and I am very happy to present here an example out of his "boomerang" line. Fashioned in the so-called by pass style, this is a slick, mod piece, its two wings adorned with bezel set turquoise cabs. Fantastic patina and excellent vintage condition make this an absolute must-have for collectors of Mexican jewelry and lovers of mod design alike. Relatively adjustable (upwards, I would suggest), the ring is now a sz 6 and its face measures just above 1" by...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1980 item #1261557 (stock #12690)
One Good Eye Silver
$375.00
Vintage silver and tiger's eye necklace by Erika Hult de Corral, the Taxco modernist designer with studies in Paris and apprenticeships in the workshops of both Ledesma and Sigi Pineda. I love Ric's jewelry for the fluidity of lines and her unique way of marrying sterling with hard stones. The necklace at hand has an inner circumference of 15 3/4" (clasped) with its width varying between 3/4" at center front and 1/8" at its narrowest, next to the clasp. It weighs 57.0 grams and is signed with m...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1271231 (stock #12881)
One Good Eye Silver
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Sleek modernism and heavy sterling combine in this Sigi Pineda bracelet which seems to be one of the maestro’s earlier creations and a hard to find piece as well. A perfect match for the necklace in the same design that is also available here (please look for listing no 1227860) it is characterized by all the features that make Sigi jewelry exceptional: perfect finishing, generous weight, a marrying of glistening silver and dark oxidation and inspired sense of design. A collector’s dream and...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1276552 (stock #12834)
One Good Eye Silver
$635.00
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One of Salvador Teran’s signature designs, the Archer makes for a dramatic, show-stopping bracelet. Mod minimalism, shadowbox construction and beautifully aged heavy gauge silver combine in the example at hand. Having a 6 1/2″ inner circumference (clasped; perfect for smaller to medium wrists) the bracelet varies in width between 1 1/2″ and 5/16″ and weighs 39.8 grams. It is signed with maker’s signature in script as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 157...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1276963 (stock #12930)
One Good Eye Silver
$290.00
Vintage Taxco silver bib necklace, this is a cascade of brushed sterling beads that looks and wears fabulously. I love Mexican brushed bead jewelry - they put such a mod spin on the classic "pearl" necklace and they are so much fun to wear. Like this piece - elegant and so contemporary its neck-ring has an inner circumference of 15" (clasped) while the bib part is approx. 4 1/2" wide with a drop of 3 3/4" at center front. Weighing 55.0 grams (on a postal scale) it is signed with maker's name y...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Modernism : Pre 1980 item #1291237 (stock #13049)
One Good Eye Silver
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Sublime Rachel Gera sterling silver necklace in the brutalist style associated with her, this is a 1960s-70s piece and it is adorned with uncut, polished gems. Quite impressive and masterfully made, with the stones adding flashes of color to the beautiful patina the highly textured silver has acquired. A signature Gera necklace that looks fantastic with the matching ring also available here (see listing no 1289643, please!). The necklace is 17 1/8 long with its central part being 6" long (inclu...
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 1970 item #1301829 (stock #13075)
One Good Eye Silver
$475.00
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Magnificent and quite rare to find, Sigi Pineda's design 241 is the epitome of modernist elegance and boasts reversible stones - so in actuality, you have two pieces in one! Featuring intense oxidation in the recessed areas which almost looks like cold enamel, the necklace and earrings set can be worn to display either the golden sheen obsidian cabs or the chrysocolla stones. The necklace has an inner circumference of 14 3/4" (wearing almost like a 15") while the earrings are 1 5/16" by 3/4" (...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1304018 (stock #13019)
One Good Eye Silver
$385.00
With an obvious Salvador Teran influence, this vintage Taxco modernist silver necklace was made by Jose Luis Flores for Miguel Martinez. Flores worked for Aguilar for several years and many of his designs came out with Aguilar's hallmarks so his prowess as a designer and silversmith is an unshakable fact. The piece at hand combines careful cutwork, oxidation and seamless overlay in an indeed masterful way. The necklace measures 14 1/2" long (wearable; if using the safety chain only the wearabl...
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 #1307886 (stock #13148)
One Good Eye Silver
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Superlative Prosa silver and amethyst bracelet, this is a Mexican treasure by a maker who was not as prolific yet seems to have had moments of absolute brilliance during their work years. The piece at hand speaks by itself - just take a look at the beautifully handcrafted, slightly slanted sterling links! This is thick silver with deep hand-chased details and amazing patina. And the amethyst cabochons, saturated and full of interesting inclusions, are to die for. The bracelet measures 7 1/4...