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rare 28.5″ Pedro Castillo Mexican silver Chain Necklace ~ heavy hourglass links

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34″ long Mexican Deco silver caged tumbled amethyst Chain Necklace

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

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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...

Carmen Beckmann Mexican silver and amethyst geometric Necklace

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Laconic yet eye-catching a Carmen Beckmann Mexican silver modernist necklace adorned with bezel-set amethyst cabochons. The stones are set in such a way as to almost completely hide the “seam” where two adjacent links come together and their color is rich and luscious. The links themselves, like elongated pyramids with cut-work, are minimally adorned with a chased and oxidized line and the necklace is perfectly articulated. This is the second in a set of similar pieces I acquired last year – the first one sold some time ago and it’s now time to present its pair…   Size/Weight: 16 1/2″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier by about 1/4″ or so); 5/8″ at its widest; 85.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO STERLING”; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with strong...

vintage Mexican Art moderne silver 3-strand Necklace

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Slick and a pleasure to wear this vintage Mexican silver 3-strand necklace strides the divide between Deco and Art Moderne jewelry. The thick chain it’s made of falls like heavy silk around the neck and its touch feels pleasantly familiar on the skin. There is nothing I don’t love about it in its less-is-more glory. I will leave the rest to the images…   Size/Weight: 16 3/8″ long (wearable); 3/4″ at its widest; 68.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “STERLING MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with a classic elegance that never goes out of style, great patina and weight, with no damage or repairs noted   ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about this...