Swallows Trail
By Appointment
Palm Beach
Florida
We are a smaller boutique gallery dedicated to good design. We started in vintage Mexican silver, and now enjoy pieces from all eras and under many different 'categories'. Bohemian. Modern. Western and Equestrian. Contemporary and Sleek. Amazing how all of these can work together.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1407962
Swallows Trail Studio
$110.00
This is one of those wonderful, beautiful, mystery pieces bearing all the inicia of a finely made piece out of Mexico City, ca. 1920s/30s. Featuring well drawn Repousse work that is clearly related to the early work of Matilde Poulat, and more than a bit of a hint of the early pieces of . Generously embellished with a hand cut, high domed, untreated cabochon of turquoise. Soft, ‘buttery’ silver ~ whose years and years of patina embutes it with that highly desirable finish. In fine vintage co...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1407946
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Very special, early vintage Mexican silver Repousse piece out of Mexico City, ca 1930s. Adorned with untreated cabochons of turquoise and coral ~ this is a very special veintage Mexican silver bracelet. Worked in finely executed repousse , the pieces are then hooked together with hand pulled silver oversized jump links. A close that pleases with the center hook over silver latch bring generously framed by four quetzales. Unmarked but a piece that has an undeniable connection to the work of Matil...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1406941
Swallows Trail Studio
$835.00
A very special vintage Mexican silver chandelier earrings by the incomparable silver artist and designer Matilde Poulat. This gorgeous pair of chandelier earrings have multiple, free moving elements ~ some in repousse and some in classic Matilde Poulat old world construction. Generously adorned with untreated turquoise and coral. Bearing the earliest of Matl hallmarks. Made for pierced ears. A joy to wear and to see.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1404416
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A very special vintage Mexican silver brooch, created in richly textured, deeply worked Repousse. Mexico City, ca. 1930s. I’ve been chasing after understanding the mystery of the dev development of what we might call the modern era of Mexican silver jewelry and design for more years than I can count. The research, the deep dive has included seeking out the elders from the communities that worked in silver, reading older Spanish texts, reading all kinds of contemporary to the era writings in al...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1404286
Swallows Trail Studio
$135.00
A very early, delightful vintage silver repousse photo frame, likely Mexico City, ca. 19203-30s. Marvelous Repousse work in a floral design is ‘backed’ by a hand made wood frame. Small metal clips are used to hold the photo in place. Display can be realized by hanging the piece or standing display with the use of the included easel. In fine vintage condition with perhaps a small sliver of missing silver at one edge ... though I’m not sure for the early origins of this piece. A charming pie...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1403657
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Be still my heart! Very special vintage Mexican silver bracelet ~ an early, beautifully smithed Palomas y Rosas Bracelet. Mexico City, ca. 1930s. So well made with individually hammered wings, lovely feathered flourishes, and richly hammered texture. A fine piece with a wonderful, incorporated hooking rose close. The piece is a joy that speaks to us today, and yet, at the same time, transports us to the extraordinary, international art and culture that was Mexico City of the 1930s and 1940s, an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1403004
Swallows Trail Studio
$2,200.00
A gorgeous, über modern amethyst and silver bracelet with an equally gorgeous over-sized Hand Made clasp. This statement piece has a sleek, clean vibe. The vintage Mexican silver bracelet is by Mexican Silver Master Antonio Pineda. Taxco, ca. 1950s. This marvelous piece features 13 expertly hand cut domed amethyst cylinders. This fine cut is part cabochon, part gemstone ~ and altogether of a mid-Century modern aesthetic. Each semi-precious amethyst is bezel set and at play with an equal open s...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1402862
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A very rare and special vintage Mexican silver brooch * pin. Mexico City, ca. 19230s. A monumentally scaled piece, this vintage sterling brooch has been created in Repousse in a very nearly painterly style. Expert smithing creates volume and a three dimensional presence as much through shadowing as through shaping of the silver. In comparing the subject matter, overall design, detail elements, and hallmark to other known two dimensional works by Valentin Vidaurreta, my research leads me to att...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1402754
Swallows Trail Studio
$850.00
A gorgeous, very special vintage Mexican silver brooch * pin by Matilde PoulatMexico City, ca. 1940s. We often think to Matl’s beloved dove designs when we hear her name. However, she did explore other other organic forms to marvelous effect. Here we see her masterful talent and creativity to the seahorse.This wonderful Matl treasure successfully incorporates all of her most beloved construction techniques: Repousse at the outer body, head and tail; etching details creating the irresistible...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1402673
Swallows Trail Studio
$185.00
A very fine, super rare vintage Mexican silver repousse brooch. Mexico City, ca. 1930s. This lovely piece features Repousse silversmith work so finely drawn that the long feathered plumes of this treasured bird’s tail would seem to nearly shimmer and gently blow with the imagined winds as it perches on its sterling tree limbs. Heroic in scale measuring 4v1/2” long and 2 1/2”wide (at the longest and widest points.) marked with a favorite early hallmark ~ and one that often brings me around...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1402542
Swallows Trail Studio
$515.00
A fine pair of early repousse silver and coral vintage Mexican chandelier earrings. Mexico City, ca. 1930s. This pair of dangling vintage earrings are quite wonderful with their coral adorned Repousse ear buttons, cascading Matilde Poulat ;Ike silver design, and beautifully finished silver cascabel. All hand made. In fine vintage condition, marked at the clutch with Silver and Mexico. Finished with screw back clutches, but easily retro-fit for pierced ears by an experienced jeweler. Very much Ma...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1402535
Swallows Trail Studio
$245.00
An exceptional Vintage Mexican silver bracelet. This tour de force piece is worked in repousse. Bearing powerful pre-Colombian iconography which I imagine romantically references as homage to the famous, much beloved poet Nezahualcoyotl. Provenance to important vintage Mexican silver collection. Every time I gaze on this piece I'm reminded of bits and pieces from Nezahualcoyotl's work, "All the flower bracelets, your flowers, are dancing. Our songs are strewn in this jewel house, this golden ho...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1940 item #1402240
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$285.00
A lovely vintage silver and turquoise cabochon Victorian necklace. This fine piece features a central attached pendant in the shape of a ‘remember’ and ‘love’ knot embellished with original, richly hued turquoise cabochons. The chain element is a delicate, fine, and intricately patterned silver link that closes with a modified ‘trouser’ type catch. I found the piece at a small outdoor flea market while traveling in Texas. In fine vintage condition with original oxidation intact. Mea...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1402164
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$165.00
A glorious and monumentally scaled vintage Mexican silver brooch expertly created in the Old World smithing technique of repousse, Mexico City, ca. 1930s-40s. Mexico City was a cultural and artistic center. Lively, brilliant, energetic pieces were created across mediums, including silver. This fully hallmarked Elena piece is just such an example ~ with its large scale and intriguing flower spray. Measures 3” by 2 1.2”. In fine vintage condition with a richly latinizado silver surface. A glor...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1402106
Swallows Trail Studio
$435.00
This is a magnificent repousse silver piece, Mexico City, ca. 1930s. This vintage Mexican silver piece is unmarked, but bears a certain hallmark that my research has me believing is that of Matilde Poulat’s earliest work. A beautiful design, equally beautiful in its silver execution. The eye is adorned with a high domed turquoise cabochon. The early straight pin catch is in fine vintage condition, as is the piece more generally. A delightful joyful piece to wear or to place on a simple, small ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1402105
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Beautiful and rare vintage Mexican silver repousse silver necklace, Mexico City, ca. 1930s. This finely piece of Rosas and Coral articulates perfectly around the neck. It is of exceptional silver work, and still has that naive quality that is so compelling and charming, and found in very early pieces.
All Items : New Century : Jewelry : Bracelets : Contemporary item #1400603
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$415.00
A sleek, modern bangle adorned with generously sized rose cut onyx gemstones ~ a piece designed and hand made in our own taller, and carried at couture boutiques in the United States and around the world. One of the great things about the silver jewelry of Mexico is the remarkable range of design aesthetics and construction techniques that the pieces reveal. To make this hollow construction piece, I had to call on an elder silver master who could translate the drawing to a marvelous cartoneada ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1400584
Swallows Trail Studio
$135.00
A wonderfulm\, early vintage Mexican silver and turquoise cuff bangle bracelet. Mexico City, ca. 1930s. This versatile, rare piece is full of character, and design interest. Repousse semi-spheres of silver appear in alternating pattern with bezel set cabochons of turquoise. These circular elements joyfully play against a linear design element created by diagonal, lightly etched patterning. The cuff terminals form a kind of dog bone’ detail that we also see in early vintage Mexican silver cuffs...