vintage Deco Matilde Poulat Mexican silver jeweled Pin / Brooch Pendant ~ a Matl classic

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A Deco Matilde Poulat jeweled cross pin / pendant as is indicated by the hallmark it bears, this is a piece with good size, very nice stones and nice patina. It becomes exceedingly difficult to find pre-1948 Matl jewelry and the example at hand is a classic. Whether you wear it to express your spirituality or as a work of art, it will unfailingly start conversations and win you compliments… PS: A selection of chains from the same period is also available in my inventory so if you need one, just let me know.   Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ tall (without the little bail) by 1 7/8″ wide and weighs; 18.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown which dates it in the 1934-1948 period Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and all its stones present and securely set in their bezels     Offered at $495.00 Contact us about this...

early Mexican Deco silver and amethyst starburst Pin / Pendant Necklace ~ hommage to Spratling

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Big, bold and beautiful an early Mexican Deco pin / pendant in a starburst design, its rays executed en repoussage and profusely adorned with beading, wirework and beautifully colored amethyst cabs. The brooch is paired with a repousse chain that is perfect for it albeit a little later – the two look fabulous together and you can always wear the brooch alone while enjoying the chain with a different pendant…     Size/Weight: pin/pendant is 3  1/4″ in diameter; chain is 20″ long with a width of just above 1/4″; 48.4 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO SILVER” on pin / pendant; “STERLING 925” and Eagle 4 on chain; 1930s-40s for the former while the latter is from the 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage to the silver work nor the stones and great patina   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Matilde Poulat Mexican silver black onyx serpents Pin Brooch ~ early Matl repousse

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Early Matilde Poulat silver repousse brooch, wrought in a .900 alloy and adorned with a table-cut rectangular black onyx stone, this is a design that does not come up very often. The stone is encircled by two scaled serpents or dragons facing in opposite directions and the detail in the silverwork is amazing. A small work of art…   Size/Weight: 2  1/8″ tall by 1  1/8″ wide; 15.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed as shown; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with with a perfect stone free of chips and cracks, wonderful patina and no damage noted Offered at $465.00 Contact us about this...

early Deco Mexican silver Pin Brooch ~ pre-Colombian design with turquoise dangle

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Early Mexican Deco silver repousse brooch, hand-wrought in a design that combines pre-Colombian motifs with the colorful surprise of a turquoise dangle. I love these pioneer pieces – their workmanship has something very earthy about it, as if the anonymous maestro’s hands are still there to be seen working the silver. Very reminiscent of early Matilde Poulat jewelry and perfect now that the weather calls for heavier jackets and coats…   Size/Weight: 3″ wide by 2 3/4″ tall; 28.3 grams. Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO SILVER”; 1930s Condition: excellent vintage with deep, oxidized recesses and bold repoussage, great patina and no damage or repairs noted   Offered at $195.00 Contact us about this...

vintage Deco Chinese silver, enamel and amethyst Pin / Pendant Necklace ~ 9k gold chain

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Big and eye-catching, a vintage Deco Chinese silver filigree combination pin/pendant with a beautiful amethyst cab at its center surrounded by enameled bats, bead- and wire-work. The warmly patina-ed vermeil finish matches the hue of the antique 9k gold chain perfectly and the set looks as if it was always meant to be together. And for those of us who love sets, the matching bracelet is also available on this site… Learn more Size/Weight: pendant: 2″ in diameter; adds a 2  3/8″ drop to the chain; weighs 19.4 grams / chain: 17″ long; 0.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: pendant: “SILVER” on bail; chain “9ct” on clasp; 1930s-50s for pin/pendant while chain is probably earlier Condition: excellent vintage with minimal wear to the enamel – not visible to the naked eye -, warm patina and no damage noted. SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Casa Prieto Mexican silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ leaf and berry repousse

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Based on Avenida Juarez in Mexico City, Casa Prieto is one of those talleres that we don’t know much about but their jewelry, early and bold, can be stunning. The brooch at hand, big and beautifully crafted in a leaf-and-berry design, is perfect for the winter when bulky clothing requires equally impressive accessories…   Size/Weight: 4  1/8″ by 1  7/8″; 30.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed in early raised letters with partial maker’s name as well as “AVE JUAREZ 40” and “MEXICO D.F.”; tests as silver and is guaranteed to be of sterling quality; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching size, bold repoussage, a nice polished agate cab and great patina.   Offered at $135.00 Contact us about this...

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