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modernist Mexican 980 silver and tortoise shell Necklace ~ in the style of Antonio Pineda

on Mar 7, 2015 in archived

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Obviously inspired by one of Antonio Pineda’s difficult to find designs, a modernist Taxco necklace wrought in 980 silver, an alloy higher in precious metal than the standard sterling grade. Quintessentially minimalist, the necklace’s central part is shaped like a stylized swag, one of its two overlapping parts all silver, the second with shell inlay. The knob of the clasp’s push-in part on the back is inlaid in the same way. Timelessly elegant…

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Size/Weight: 16″ long (wearable); central part is 4  1/4″ wide by 1  1/8″ tall; 65.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “JMP” as well as “980 MEXICO” and Eagle 15 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with the warmest caramel and toffee browns in the shell inlay, great patina and no flaws noted

 

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