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Victoria Mexican mixed metals Necklace ~ rare Taxco modernist design

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A superb Victoria Mexican necklace out of Ana Nunez de Brilanti’s “metales casados” line, this piece made me gasp when I first saw it! I don’t think I could ever exaggerate the slick elegance of the necklace – minimalist yet still allowing for the musical dangling of the traditional cascabeles. Fantastic patina, the easiest clasp in the world when it comes to necklaces (it clasps in the front, as you can see), amazing craftsmanship.   Size/Weight: 15  1/2″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 1  1/2 (in the front, including the dangle) and 1/2″ on the back; 77.6 grams (on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO TAXCO”, “STERLING”, Eagle 12 assay mark and des. no 215; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with stunningly beautiful presence, patina to die for, no damage or repairs noted, fantastic...

Francisco Rivera Mexican long silver dangle Earrings

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Vintage Mexican silver long earrings bearing the signature of accomplished Taxco maestro Francisco Rivera, this set is inspired by ancient motifs as is much of Rivera’s “archeological period” jewelry. We don’t really know much about maestro Rivera yet his work is of the highest quality and his designs are quite often truly inspired and original. Here he employs motifs that were also used by Spratling to create a magical pair of earrings, cleverly articulated, with seamless overlay, dramatic oxidation and a playful little spherical dangle to add airiness to the design…   Size/Weight: 2  3/8″ long by just shy of 1  1/2″ wide; 25.2 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s conjoined initials as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “STERLING TAXO”, Eagle 3 assay mark and des. no 143; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage, with...

Rivera Mexican Deco Matl style silver Ring with jewels

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Very nicely made Rivera Matl-esque silver ring in the classic jeweled Maltese cross design, this is a piece that dates in the pre-1948 period and the quality of the stones, the tight setting as well as the careful wirework closely resemble Poulat’s own creations. I particularly love the turquoise cabs as they range in color from almost sky blue to sage green and the patina that has darkened the recesses even rendering the design more dramatic. If you are going to only wear one piece of jewelry, then a ring like this it should be…   Size/Weight: sz 6; face is 1″ in diameter; ring rises approx. 5/8″ off finger when worn; 10.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO.” and “925”; 1940s Condition: very good vintage with excellent craftsmanship, great patina, all its stones present and accounted for,...

Victoria Mexican silver noblemen Necklace and Earrings set ~ Taxco mixed metals design

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Masterfully crafted this vintage Victoria Mexican “noblemen” set is comprised of a necklace and matching earrings. One of the most talented Taxco designers albeit not as glamorous as some of her colleagues, Ana Nunez de Brilanti is at her best in her “mixed metals” (metales casados) creations, an example of which I am presenting here. Very difficult to achieve in the flawless, seamless way Victoria was able to do with her jewelry, this is a complicated technique and it took her many years of study and experimentation to perfect it. In our “noblemen” design she combines copper and brass with silver in two different finishes and the result is stunning…   Size/Weight: 15″ long (wearable); “noblemen” station is 4″ wide with a drop of 2″; width at the chain 1/2″; earrings are 1  3/4″ long by 7/8″ wide;...

long Mexican Deco silver repousse dangle Earrings ~ pre-Colombian moth

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Generously long Mexican Deco silver dangle earrings in a rather unusual pre-Colombian moth design, this set is masterfully crafted and has a warm, glowing patina that enhances the deep recesses in the repoussage. I am very partial to statement-making earrings and this pair undoubtedly fits the bill. Perfectly proportioned, made of good gauge sterling sheet yet not too heavy as to become unwearable, they will stay with you for a very long time…   Size/Weight: 2  3/8″ long by 7/8″ wide; 13.7 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “MEXICO SILVER”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with warm patina, beautiful repoussage and stunning presence – no damage and no repairs either     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Margot de Taxco Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ figure eight des. 5100

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One of those designs that one has to see in person to appreciate its beauty, “figure eight” (as it is often referred to) is Margot de Taxco experimenting with modernism. Minimalist, with effortlessly fluid lines that cross over each other, curve and come around, the cuff’s only extra adornment is the hand-hammered, highly oxidized field. Exquisite design does not have to be fussy – and Margot’s des. 5100 is an excellent illustration thereof… PS: The matching necklace and earrings are also available and will be offered shortly – if you don’t see them, just ask!   Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6 5/8″ (including the 7/8″ gap; your jeweler could probably open it up a little more yet I would not recommend trying to adjust it yourselves); width between 1 3/4″ at center front and 3/8″ at its narrowest; 47.0 grams...