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Antonio Pineda Mexican silver and black onyx quatrefoil Necklace

on Jul 2, 2016 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

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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. Magnificent…

 

Size/Weight: pendant is approx. 2  3/8″ square (without the bail) and adds a drop of just shy of 3″; velvet cord alone is 26″ and with the silver spheres it goes just beyond 27″; 66.1 grams (including the cord)

Hallmarks / Date: 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); 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws to the onyx, crisp silver-work wrought in thick gauge silver, great patina and a new velvet cord

 

Offered at $1800.00

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