antique mexican sterling silver Spratling Taxco RIVERSIDE VINTAGE SILVER
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1950 item #1419654
Riverside Vintage Silver
$1,700.00
Frank Patania Sr.(1899-1964) designed this sterling silver necklace c. 1940-50's for his Thunderbird shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The central crescent features 23 beautifully matched, oval cut, turquoise stones on a textured background. The crescent measures 4 3/4" across. Total length of the two sterling chains is 16". The necklace weighs 76 grams. All elements are in beautiful condition with an excellent natural patina that only comes with age. Fully hallmarked for Patania Sr., Thunderbird shop and sterling.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1417354
Riverside Vintage Silver
$1,450.00
Antonio Pineda's designs are timeless as is this 970 sterling silver & black obsidian necklace from the 1950's. Carved crescents of black obsidian frame the intricate silver work at the center. Pendant with bail measures 3" high X 2.3" across. The velvet cord measures 23 inches long and made to tie in the back at your preferred length. The velvet is finished with 2 heavy sterling silver balls. Both pendant and velvet cord are in beautiful condition. Perfect for dress or casual wear.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1416523
Riverside Vintage Silver
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Signed SILVER BY TONO and weighing 79 grams this rare 1948-53 silver cuff was designed by Taxco, Mexico artist Antonio Pineda. The front center of the cuff stands 1 5/8 inches high. Made for a smaller wrist, the interior length including the 1 1/8" back opening is about 6 1/4". The cuff is in beautiful condition with no dents or dings. The gorgeous aged patina enhances the hand forged scroll work and bead design. Interior hallmarks are SILVER BY TONO, MEXICO and Antonio pattern inventory number ZZ226. Gobi Stromberg's beautiful and informative book SILVER SEDUCTION: THE ART OF MEXICAN MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA provides information on the hallmarks that Antonio used on his designs over the span of his career. In our 30 years of collecting Mexican silver this is the first we've seen of this Antonio design.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1413704
Riverside Vintage Silver
$3,300.00
This sculpturally stunning cuff was designed by Spratling during the rare(1949-51) period when he signed his work SPRATLING De MEXICO STERLING. Spratling marries rich, carved azur malachite and heavy sterling silver to beautiful effect. Weighing 85 grams the cuff stands 2" high at the front tapering to 1" at back. The interior length is 5 3/4" plus 1 1/4" opening. The piece is in beautiful condition. This design is included in LACMA's Latin American & Mexican silver collection and on their website. The bracelet is referred to as torque cuff on p.246 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill. It is also pictured on Phyllis Goddards' site spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1411149
Riverside Vintage Silver
$2,400.00
Spratling used the jaguar in several designs including his iconic Double Jaguar necklace and his large brooches both in amethyst and tortoise. This unusual bracelet measures 7" long x 1 1/8" high and weighs 101 grams. Each of the hand hammered, curved discs carry an applied repousse jaguar with half dome ball. Beautiful vintage condition and patina. A three link version of this bracelet is pictured on p. 25 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill. Also shown on Goddard's spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1410709
Riverside Vintage Silver
$2,500.00
This rosewood and sterling silver bracelet was designed and signed circa early 1940's by Taxco Mexico artist William Spratling. Bracelet measures 1 3/8" wide with an interior length of 7". Comprised of 14 hinged panels each mounted with 3 pyramid shapes. Weight 110 grams. Pin hinge closure with safety chain works perfectly. Beautiful condition with excellent vintage patina on both wood and silver. Fully signed with Spratling's early 1940's hallmarks. This design is pictured on p. 49 of MEXICAN SILVER by Penny Morrill. The design is included in the MUSEUM OF FINE ART BOSTON permanent collection.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1410708
Riverside Vintage Silver
$625.00
In the 1940's Spratling designed this sculptural piece to hold a pack of cigarettes. Today it could be used as a decorative business card or pen holder on a desk or side table. Measuring 3" high and 2 1/4" across the piece is in beautiful condition. Pictured in WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE and on spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1410705
Riverside Vintage Silver
$525.00
During his long career, Spralting designs included many household items in sterling silver. This vintage sterling and rosewood tea strainer appears to be a bird in flight. Measuring 6" long X 2 3/4" the piece is in beautiful condition. Hallmarked on the reverse. Pictured on spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #1410703
Riverside Vintage Silver
$650.00
Measuring 5 1/2" across and 1 1/2" high this pair of vintage ash trays were designed by William Spralting circa 1940-50. Weighing 178 grams the pair are in excellent condition. Each is fully hallmarked beneath the base. Pictured on Goddards' spratlingsilver.com.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1410393
Riverside Vintage Silver
$1,200.00
This playful pair of bracelets were designed and handwrought during Hubert Harmon's short time in Taxco, Mexico in the 1940's. Each bracelet measures 7" long and 3/4" wide. The pair weighs 32 grams. Each fish is finely detailed and measures 1 1/2" long. The amethyst cabs are bezel set but not backed allowing light to sparkle though as they move on the wrist. Beautiful condition. Clasps are tight and secure. Both bracelets are hallmarked Sterling, HUBERT HARMON, Made in Mexico.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1409959
Riverside Vintage Silver
$600.00
This handsome sterling silver box with hand carved malachite stone was designed by Frederick Davis (1880-1961). The hinged box measures 3 1/2" X 3 1/4" X 1 1/2" high and weighs 150 grams. In beautiful condition with no dents or dings. Davis was known to have collected stone artifacts in his travels around Mexico using them in his various silver designs. Hallmarked FD 925 on the bottom of the box.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #1409957
Riverside Vintage Silver
$950.00
This sleek, heavy and solid sterling silver piece was designed in the 1930's by William Spratling. Weighing 120 grams the letter opener and paperweight measures 5 inches long and is in beautiful condition with nice patina. No dents or dings. Spratling also designed a rosewood and silver version of the design shown in a picture here.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1409006
Riverside Vintage Silver
$2,300.00
This modernist design by William Spratling dates to the 1950's. Weighing 90 grams the necklace is 20 inches long. The opposing "tongues" measure 2 1/2" across X 2". Screw back earrings 1 1/8" x 1". The gold wash is very light especially on the earrings. All in beautiful condition. Hallmarked on clasp and the back of one pendant. Earrings each marked with eagle 30. Spratling called this design "lenguas" or tongues of fire. This design is included in WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill on page 246.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1409002
Riverside Vintage Silver
$700.00
This sleek, modernist and eye catching brooch was designed in the 1940-50's by artist Valentin Vidauretta during his time at Hector Aguilar's Taller Borda in Taxco, Mexico. Signed Valentin jewelry designs rarely turn up. The pin measures 2 1/4" across X 1 1/4" high. Both stones & silver are in beautiful condition as is the pin back and safety lock. A Valentin bracelet of similar design is pictured on p. 113 of MEXICAN SILVER, 4th edition by Penny Morrill. The chapter on Valentin, his life, art and travels is a wonderfully informative read.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1407913
Riverside Vintage Silver
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Early, rare and exquisite, this heavily detailed repousse bracelet was designed and signed c. 1940 by Mexico City Artist Matilde Poulat. The center rose panel measures 1 1/2" high. The wearable length is 6 3/4" long. It weighs a comfortable 57 grams and is in excellent condition with a beautifully aged patina. This design pictured on p. 199 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill and was included in the museum exhibit of the same title. DREAMING IN SILVER by Penny Morrill has an extensive chapter with many photos on the history of Poulat and her career.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1407329
Riverside Vintage Silver
$1,550.00
Handcrafted in sterling silver and chrysocolla, this V-Motion cuff was designed by William Spratling c. 1940-45. The cuff stands 1 3/4" high and will fit up to a 6 3/4" wrist. The opening at the back is 1 1/4" across. Weight is 85 grams. The cuff is in beautiful, well cared for condition with no issues. This design is most often seem with double bands of silver above and below the stones. The larger design is pictured on p. 234 of WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE by Penny Morrill. The picture description calls it the V-Motion cuff. The larger design is included in the 20th century Mexican silver collection at LACMA.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1407322
Riverside Vintage Silver
$1,500.00
This sleek 1930's design by Frederick Davis features a finely detailed, hand carved malachite Aztec Warrior as the central element. Made for a smaller wrist the bracelet measures 6 1/2" long x 1 1/4" high and weighs 47 grams. Both silver and stone are in beautiful condition. Hallmarked FD on the clasp. Davis designs are included in many permanent museum collections.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1406522
Riverside Vintage Silver
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Intricately hand wrought in sterling silver, this vintage 1950's Matl pin measures 3" X 2 1/4". A rare pair of long tailed quetzal birds looking over their shoulder anchor the five articulated components. Beautifully aged turquoise beads enhance the overall design. Fully hallmarked for MATL with an assay eagle mark 129. Pinback and safety latch are tight and secure.