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early Deco Rivera Matl style Mexican silver Necklace ~ jeweled palomas y rosa repousse

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Stupendous in both design and craftsmanship as well as early this “palomas y rosa” jeweled silver repousse necklace is signed by maestro Rivera and inspired by Matilde Poulat’s original design. Amethyst, coral and turquoise underscore the bold repoussage that is masterfully executed and impeccably finished. Matl’s early jewelry is becoming increasingly difficult to find but I consider Rivera’s work, especially his pre-1948 pieces, a well-worthy alternative…   Size/Weight: 17″ long (wearable); central station is 5″ wide with a drop of 4″ (including dangles); width at the chain  1 1/8″; 124.9 grams. Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “”HECHO EN MEXICO 925”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with no excuses, amazing presence and fantastic patina     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Deco Miguel Martinez Mexican sterling silver Bracelet ~ Taxco floral repousse

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Matching the necklace that is also available on my site as you can see, a difficult to find, early Miguel Martinez sterling silver bracelet featuring a stunning lily as its centerpiece. Martinez’s uncontested talent elevated him to the position of chief designer for Rancho Alegre and his jewelry is always impeccably finished, creatively designed and made using materials of the highest quality. Here, the a-symmetry in the positioning of the links that flank the flower alludes to Japanese aesthetics yet the bold fleshiness of the repoussage is unmistakably Mexican…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes more comfortable at 7″); width between 1  1/8″ and 1/2″; 39.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature in capital letters as shown as well as “MEXICO STERLING 925”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with superb sculpturality, with repoussage exhibiting the confidence of a master, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

rare Miguel Martinez Mexican Deco silver repousse Necklace ~ a Taxco sterling lily

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The primary designer for Rancho Alegre, Miguel Martinez was one of the most talented early Taxco maestros. I am thrilled to be presenting the necklace at hand not only because of its early date and rarity but also because I consider it one of the best flower renditions in Mexican jewelry. The sculpturality of the repoussage, accented by oxidation and patina, the clustering of tiny beads at the very heart of the lily, and the beguilingly flowing lines of the petals and the links that form the chain combine in a truly sublime necklace. I have added a sterling extender so the necklace’s length can be easily customized…   Size/Weight: length adjustable between 14 1/2″ and 18″; central link 2 1/4″ long by 2″ tall;  52.2 grams (50.4 grams for necklace alone) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage, a veritable treat for your eyes with superb craftsmanship, great patina and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

vintage Mexican Deco silver and amethyst hand and tulips Necklace ~ classic Spratling design

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When it comes to vintage Deco Mexican jewelry one cannot go more classic than Spratling’s “hands and tulips”. The necklace I am presenting here, though not signed for maker, is one of the nicest renditions I have seen. Beautifully detailed and masterfully repoussaged hands, deeply carved tulips that end in a curvaceous amethyst “moon” and wide flattened links in the chain combine in an early Taxco treasure…   Size/Weight: 17  3/4″ long (adjustable); hands and stones part 7″ long by 1″ wide (diameter of large amethyst); 56.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: “STERLING”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with interesting inclusions in the amethyst but no chips, cracks or breaks and wonderfully warm patina   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Antonio Reina Mexican Deco silver repousse Necklace Earrings set in a Margot de Taxco style

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Bold repousse, deeply oxidized recesses and a sculptural by inception design combine in this stunning Mexican Deco sterling silver demi comprised of a necklace and matching earrings. Bearing the initials habitually attributed to Antonio Reina, this is a superb example of its maker’s mastery over the art of repoussage – I could never exaggerate its visual impact nor could I even come close to describing the warm, glowing patina the set has developed over its long life…     Size/Weight: necklace is 16 1/4″ (wearable; actual length just shy of 17″; it can easily accept an extension, should you need it) by 3/4″ wide; earrings are just shy of 1 1/2″ tall by 3/4″ wide; 58.6 grams (for the set; 49.3 grams for necklace alone) Hallmarks / Date: Reina’s initials “AAR” on earrings and “STERLING TAXCO MEXICO” with des. no 4 on  necklace; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with bold, masterful repoussage, strong visual impact, great patina and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

long elaborate Mexican sterling silver dangle Earrings ~ superb Taxco chandeliers

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Long, elaborate and absolutely ravishing,  a sterling silver pair of Mexican chandelier earrings that will stay with you for many many years. The design is intricate yet light and airy and its highly stylized little dangles add playfulness to it. Made in the middle period of Taxco’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance but obviously drawing inspiration from the country’s Spanish Colonial times…   Size/Weight: 3  3/4″ long by 1  1/8″ wide; 12.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “MMC” as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted, having wonderful patina and featuring an elaborate, eye-catching Spanish Colonial design   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

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