A master of abstraction, Antonio Pineda has the uncanny ability to bestow a sense of flawless, uninterrupted movement to his jewelry. The modernist cuff bracelet presented here is one of the best illustrations I could ever find to support that view. Wrought in the maestro’s favorite .970 alloy, it combines oxidized yet highly reflective surfaces with warmly glowing silver rope in a design that alludes to the slick flexibility of long lily leaves. Absolutely stunning when you have it on, the cuff wraps itself around the lower arm in a beguilingly intimate way. It has an nner circumference of 6 3/4" (including the 1 1/4″ gap) with a width between 1″ and 1/4″. When you have it on, it measures a whopping 3 3/4″ from top to bottom and it weighs 100.1 grams.
Fully and appropriately marked with Antonio’s crown, “970”, des. no “ZZ 668” and Eagle 58 assay mark it dates in the early 1960s as is indicated by the presence of the Los Castillo Cooperativa mark on it.
It is in excellent vintage condition with stunning presence, its oxidation in very good shape, no damage or repairs noted, with the superb quality that all Antonio jewelry is known and collected for.