book piece Sigi Pineda Mexican silver Necklace ~ Taxco modernist “peas in a pod” design

on Oct 26, 2017 in archived



A coveted, not very easy to find Sigi Pineda necklace in the often referred to as the “peas in a pod” design, this is one of the maestro’s most impressive exercises in assymetry and niello work. Pictured in P. Morrill’s, William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance on p. 53 in the exact same configuration, the necklace glistens in a “dark” yet magical way with its graduated brushed sterling “peas” nestled in the longer side of the “pod”. Collector quality and en par with the best modernist jewelry worldwide…


Size/Weight: at least 16  1/2″ long (wearable; might even feel a little more comfortable due to the deep “V” in the “pod”); central link is 3  1/4″ wide with a drop of 2  3/4″; 68.8 grams

Hallmarks / Date: Sigi’s signature as shown alongside des. no 46 and partially stamped but definitely there Eagle mark and “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”; mid-1950s

Condition: excellent vintage with intense geometric presence, a striking contrast between the niello surfaces and the warmly glistening brushed silver and with no damage or repairs noted


SOLD – Thank you!

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