Late 1950s – early 1960s Antonio Pineda modernist necklace wrought in his favorite, high purity .970 alloy, this is one of the pieces in which plush black velvet cord was used instead of a regular silver chain. Here a series of tactile, heavy spheres form the necklace’s central part, the velvet showing through the cut-outs in their round bodies while the cord’s two ends are also hidden in smaller silver balls. A truly sublime necklace, it wears like silk around the neck notwithstanding its generous weight and it is relatively adjustable depending on how you tie the knot on the back…
Size/Weight: 25″ end to end; spheres part is 6 3/4″ long by 5/8″ wide; 98.9 grams
Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown as shown as well as “LOS CASTILLO SOC COOP SCL”, “970” and Eagle 3 assay mark; late 1950s – early 1960s
Condition: excellent vintage with a presence that attracts the eye and holds the gaze captive, warmly glowing patina, a quality of craftsmanship and materials that is unsurpassed, with the velvet cord in great shape and no damage or repairs noted – truly, a sublime necklace
SOLD – Thank you!