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Antonio Pineda Mexican silver black onyx “crescents” Necklace

on Dec 6, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

Stunning Antonio Pineda Mexican modernist silver and black onyx necklace, this too is wrought in the maestro’s favorite fine, .970 alloy in a variation of his “crescents” design. There isn’t much one can say about Antonio jewelry, at least not more than a few good photos can say, but let me express my admiration for the magical way he articulates his creations so as to sit perfectly where they should and at the same time showcase the design’s sculpturality in the best possible light. I have to admit that I like this specific version of the “crescents” in necklace form more than his cascading bib. There is something solid, no jokes about it but it is also so mod and slick and elegant…

 

Size/Weight: approx. 15″ long (wearable; it is too difficult to measure accurately so I am judging based on how it sits around my neck) by 3/4″ wide; 113.6 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately hallmarked with Antonio’s crown as well as “970 SILVER”, “HECHO EN MEXICO”, des. no YY458 alongside Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with powerful yet elegant presence, a fantastic contrast between the warm glow of the silver and the glistening black of the onyx, having great patina, with no damage and no repairs noted

 

Offered at $1600.00

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