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Antonio PIneda Mexican silver black onyx quatrefoil Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1970: Item # 1336378

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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 the bail) the quatrefoil adds a drop of just shy of 3" to the velvet cord, which alone is 26" and with the silver spheres it goes just beyond 27". The necklace weighs 66.1 grams (including the cord) and is fully and appropriately signed with Antonio's crown as well as "STERLING", "JVL TAXCO" and Eagle 208 assay mark (for a similar combination of hallmarks, please see Stromberg, Silver Seduction, pp. 146-147). Dating in the 1950s-60s and in excellent vintage condition with no flaws to the onyx, crisp silver-work wrought in thick gauge silver, great patina and a new velvet cord.