Antonio Pineda Mexican silver obsidian and pearls Bracelet ~ rare Taxco modernist design

on Apr 15, 2019 in archived

Rarely seen, superbly crafted bracelet by Taxco’s foremost modernist maestro, this Antonio Pineda treasure is wrought in silver and adorned with obsidian bars and pearls. The design can be seen in Stromberg’s catalogue for Pineda’s exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum but in necklace form and it is a pleasure to wear! Caged in bullet-shaped links the obsidian bars peer through the cut-outs, their dark power contrasting with the delicate whiteness of the pearls. Ingeniously articulated, it feels like one’s own skin when worn and is a must-have for both Taxco jewelry collectors and modernism lovers as well…


Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable; perfect for smaller to medium wrists); 1/2″ wide (diameter of pearl disks); 51.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Antonio’s crown as shown, “JVL Taxco” as well as Eagle 208 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage condition with no damage, repairs and no need for apologies, with great patina (you can always polish a little) and all its pearls in place and securely set

Inv. #14773


SOLD – Thank you!

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