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mod Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver Cross Pendant Necklace with Pearls and Chrysoprase

on Oct 5, 2014 in archived

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Modernist Antonio Pineda cross pendant necklace wrought out of 970 silver and embellished with pearls and what I believe to be either zoisite or chrysoprase. Exhibiting the exceptional sculptural quality that Antonio’s jewelry has, this piece too looks more like a piece of art than strictly a religious symbol. It is paired with a hand-made sterling chain by Miguel Martinez which provides the perfect match in terms of proportions, weight and vintage.

Wearable art indeed…

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Size/Weight: 3  1/8″ tall (including the bail) by 1  7/8″ wide (for the pendant); chain itself is 28  3/8″ long; 52.6 grams (for the set; pendant alone is 31.8 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: Pineda’s crown mark as shown , Eagle 17 assay mark and des. no YY 716 on the pendant; Miguel’s initial “m” and “STERLING” on the chain; 1950s-60s though the chain might be from the pre-1948 period

Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws noted, great patina and exceptional design

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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