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chunky Mexican silver box and azur-malachite cylinder Necklace and Earrings set

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One of the best vintage 1950s Taxco sterling silver and stone necklaces I have seen, this chunky, spectacular piece is accompanied by matching dangle earrings. Classy cylinder-and-box construction, only here the colors in the azur-malachite are to die for and the heft of the box links gently softened by geometric cut-outs. I love the vibrant blues in one of the cylinders and the way it stands out of the rest that are mostly green and guarantee all of them to be original to the necklace. Did I say that it wears like a dream?   Size/Weight: necklace is 18  1/8″ long (wearable; once clasped it gains a little and goes up to 18  1/2″); cylinder links are approx. 5/16″ in diameter while the boxes are 7/8″ long by equally 3/8″ wide and tall; earrings are just shy of 1  5/8″ long with the dimensions of the dangle the same as those of the box links in the necklace; 92.6 grams (for the set; necklace alone is 77.8 grams) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “MCS” as well as “MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; please note that the screwback findings on the earrings are made of alpaca and faintly marked as such yet the main body and dangles are tested and guaranteed of sterling quality like the necklace; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with stupendous colors in the azur-malachite, undisturbed patina (you can always give the demi a light buffing up), impressive presence and easy to wear and enjoy   Offered at $545.00 Contact us about this...

sublime Margot de Taxco Mexican silver and enamel Necklace ~ Roman Patrician des. no 5862

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Published on p. 143 in Penny Morrill’s book on Margot de Taxco’s enamelwork, the “Roman Patrician” is a design that showcases Margot’s ability to create three-dimensional jewelry that speak directly to the heart. The portrait’s luminosity is achieved here with the addition of gold leaf behind the transparent color of the enamel and the glistening black of the medallion upon which it is riveted makes it stand out in a magic way. This is a substantial piece with its two constituent parts ready to be worn with other chains or pendants as well…   Size/Weight: chain itself 24″ long (wearable); pendant just shy of 3″ tall by 2 1/4″ wide; 111.8 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed on medallion’s back with Margot’s name as well as des. no 5862 and Eagle 16 assay mark; mid-1950s Condition: excellent vintage with stunning presence and great patina; there is a very shallow, tiny little flake off the uppermost layer of the enamel on the figure’s lips yet it is not noticeable to the naked eye and does not deter from the necklace’s beauty at all     Offered at $1175.00 Contact us about this...

rare early Deco Mexican silver Necklace ~ tiny beads with repousse links and cascabela

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I am thrilled to present this early Mexican silver repousse necklace in a quite rare design and completely hand-wrought. Its early date is attested to by the fact that it’s strung on cotton thread (one of the earliest Aguilar “lyre” necklaces I sold was strung on cotton as well), has a spring ring clasp and is not signed for maker nor metal content or origin. I would add to that the adorable yet almost naive way the cascabela was added to the central link. The repousse, however, is very nicely done, exhibiting a certain ease and confidence, the tiny beads a dream to look at and the design definitely inspired by pre-Colombian “archeological” motifs…   Size/Weight: 16  3/8″ long (wearable); repousse links part 6″ long by 2  1/8″ wide (including the dangle; chain beads’ diameter approx. 3/16″; 42.9 grams. Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker / origin (not uncommon with very early Mexican pieces) nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least sterling quality; 1920s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and the patina you want to see on a treasure of that period     Offered at $495.00 Contact us about this...

old 1960s Kalevala Koru Finland sterling silver Halikko Necklace ~ a 22″ long Scandinavian beauty

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37″ Italian Deco silver Renaissance Revival “Roma” chain Necklace in the Peruzzi style

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rare Deco Italian figural silver gilt Renaissance Revival Necklace in the Peruzzi style

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Rare Italian Deco Renaissance Revival silver necklace in the style of the Peruzzi Bros, this is a piece that takes after Austro-Hungarian jewelry from the turn of the 20th c. and I am thrilled to be presenting it here. Old, mature gilding with faux pearls, chrysoprase cabs and emerald green glass gems add to the elaborate figural and foliate links. The cabs are open on the back to maximize on the effect of light and their bezels raised and ornate – even the clasp is hidden in the design. Luxurious yet at the same time classy and elegant…   Size/Weight: 16  1/2″ long (wearable); central station is 2″ wide by 1  1/2″ tall; 45.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: not marked for maker nor hallmarked for metal content yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of at least .800 purity; 1910s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with beautifully mellowed gilding, great stones and no damage or repairs noted [/learn_more] Offered at $495.00 Contact us about this...

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