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long Miguel Melendez Mexican silver modernist Earrings ~ tiered chandeliers with tiger’s eye teardrops

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Stunning set of 1950s Miguel Melendez Mexican silver and tiger’s eye earrings in a multi-tiered chandelier design, this is a pair for the daring female. Having started his career at Spratling’s Las Delicias and then worked for the Los Castillo before ending up as manager of Margot’s workshop, Melendez ventured on his own in 1953 and, in my opinion, he was at his best when he created modernist jewelry. Warm, golden caramel and brown hues give a magical brilliance to the tiger’s eye teardrops while the proportions of the sterling latticework capture the eye at first sight…   Size/Weight: 3″ long by 2 7/8″ wide; 25.5 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Melendez’s initial “m” as well as “STERLING TAXCO MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted, gorgeous patina and ravishing looks     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Earrings set ~ des no 5120 wing and bead

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Margot de Taxco’s des. no 5120, the repousse “wings with beading” seems to be one of those classic designs that keep their popularity through the decades. Elegant, masterfully crafted and carefully finished, it lends itself to literally any kind of outfit and is as comfortable to wear as it is a treat to the eye. Perfect as a gift or a well-deserved treat to yourself…   Size/Weight: necklace at least 15″ long (wearable; might even feel a little roomier due to the curve of its central station); 1/2″ wide / earrings are 1  1/2″ long by 1/2″ wide; 65.2 grams (for the set; necklace alone is 54.3 grams) Hallmarks / Date: Margot’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” and des. no 5120 alongside Eagle 16 assay mark on the necklace; earrings have lost their marks due to an earlier conversion from screw-back to posts as you can see; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage, timelessly elegant, with good patina and no damage or repairs noted   Offered at $435.00 Contact us about this...

Hector Aguilar Mexican 940 silver dangle Earrings ~ Taxco book and three beads design

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Amazingly well made and so tactile, Aguilar’s “book and three bead” design is a pleasure to see in earring form. Executed in 940 silver, the dangles presented here have a magic fleshiness and their patina is what you want to see on a well-loved, cherished Hector set. Sheer perfection…   Size/Weight: 1  1/2″ long by 5/8″ wide and weigh a good 22.6 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: both earrings bear Aguilar’s mark from the 1948-62 period as shown Condition: excellent vintage, fabulously gorgeous, with no damage or repairs, ready to be worn and enjoyed again   Offered at $275.00 Contact us about this...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and vermeil Band Ring ~ Taxco pre-Colombian key design

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Rarely seen Antonio Pineda silver vermeil band ring, this is the dream piece for those of us who love Mexican silver yet like a touch of gold from time to time as well! I want to call this a “pre-Colombian key” motif and find its architectural quality very appealing. The gold wash has mellowed over time and the dark recesses in the design look dramatic against it…   Size/Weight: size 6 (not resizable due to the continuous band of decoration); just shy of 1/2″ wide; 9.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown, Eagle 17 as well as “SILVER”, “970” and “STERLING MEXICO”; pre-1970 Condition: excellent vintage with the light signs of wear that add character and bestow a life-story to old jewelry   Offered at $395.00 Contact us about this...

Victoria Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Earrings set ~ classic Ana Nunez de Brilanti des 435

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Elegant Victoria Mexican silver necklace and earrings set in a pre-Colombian motif very close to similar work done by Spratling and Aguilar albeit more discrete and easier to wear. With designs like this, not fussy or overly complex, where every little detail shows, it is more difficult to achieve perfection – yet in our case, the result is truly amazing. Longer than most examples of this period the necklace is a pleasure to feel around the neck and the earrings complete a demi that will stay with you for a long time…   Size/Weight: 19″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide for the necklace; earrings are 1″ tall by 7/8″ wide; 78.9 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: Victoria’s name as shown alongside “MEXICO TAXCO”, “STERLING”, Eagle 12 assay mark and des. no 453; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage, classic and very distinguished, with no flaws noted and the patina you want to see on jewelry from that period   Offered at $500.00 Contact us about this...

classy Taxco Mexican silver Necklace and Earrings set ~ Margot de Taxco pre-Colombian feathers design

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Classic Mexican silver necklace and earrings set following a similar Margot de Taxco’s design inspired by pre-Colombian motifs, this demi is signed by a listed yet still unidentified Taxco maestro. Longer than most Mexican necklaces of the period and hence very comfortable and easy to wear, it consists of stylized feather and repousse semi-sphere links and with the matching earrings, it looks fabulous…   Size/Weight: 17  1/2″ long by just shy of 1″ wide for the necklace; earrings are 1  3/8″ long by 5/8″ wide; 73.5 grams (for the demi; 66.5 grams for necklace only) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “A.S.” as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 1 assay mark on the necklace;  earrings have alpaca screw-backs (the rest is sterling silver) and are marked as such; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage, classy as can be, perfectly finished, with no damage or repairs and gorgeous patina   Offered at $500.00 Contact us about this...

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