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Deco A. Tobias Mexican silver and amethyst Pin / Brooch ~ lilies and buds

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Avidly collected for his amazing Mexico City repousse jewelry, A. Tobias is one of my favorite early maestros and the brooch I am presenting here is a great example of his craftsmanship and creativity. A stylized amethyst bud adorns the floral repousse mix of a lily and a serrated, fleshy leaf. Big and bold, it can adorn your most elegant black dress yet look equally at home on a jean jacket…   Size/Weight: 3  3/8″ wide by 2  3/4″ tall; 29.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “SILVER MEXICO” 1930s Condition: excellent vintage with comfortable, fleshy repoussage, fantastic patina and a beautiful amethyst full of interesting inclusions, free of damage, and with no repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Deco Doris Mexican silver mixed metals Dangle Earrings

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One of the most interesting examples of Doris jewelry I have found, this Mexican Deco pair of early pre-Colombian style dangle earrings is a “mixed metals” set and it has all the bells and whistles that Doris jewelry is sought after and collected for. The workmanship and the design bring to  mind similar pieces by Francisco Rivera – perfect layering, great attention to detail, and a design that points at Mexico’s rich past albeit with a modernist twist to it…   Size/Weight: 1  1/2″ long by 1  1/16″ wide; 10.8 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: taller’s signature as shown as well as “SILVER MEXICO”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with just the perfect length, amazing patina and no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver obsidian Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist design

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Enrique Ledesma does not need to be introduced to the lover of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. I am sure he is also known in the circles of those who love modernist design – after all he was one of Taxco’s most inspired modernist maestros. What I particularly love about his work, however, is his superb way of marrying sterling and stone. A great lapidary, Ledesma seamlessly embeds carved golden sheen obsidian bands in architectural silver links in the bracelet at hand. Sheer minimalist perfection…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1″ wide; 57.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the obsidian showing its golden depths whenever the light hits it at the right angle, impressively architectural yet as...

Los Ballesteros Mexican silver modernist Ring with simulated alexandrite

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Bearing the signature of the Los Ballesteros taller this modernist sterling silver Mexican ring holds a big, faceted simulated alexandrite in a raised crown. The gem is in fact color-change corundum and it is found in the best examples of Los Ballesteros jewelry. Highly sought after because it mimics the behavior of natural alexandrite by changing color under different light conditions, it can look anywhere between burgundy red and steely purple. In our case, the less-is-more setting (very evocative of Antonio Pineda designs) with its heft and wonderful patina contribute to the ring’s timeless appeal…   Size/Weight: sz 6  1/2 (it can be re-sized by your jeweler); face is 7/8″ by 3/4″; ring’s height just shy of 1/2″; 11.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: taller’s logo albeit partially and faintly stamped (it is there though) as well as “HECHO EN...

Los Ballesteros Mexican silver Bracelet with green agate cabs

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Vintage Los Ballesteros Mexican silver and green agate bracelet, this piece consists of carefully hand-cut, articulated sterling links interrupted by beautifully colored, generous in size oval cabochons. The silver sheet used for the links has very good thickness to it and the way the individual elements of the design are connected allows for maximum flexibility so the bracelet feels very comfortable around the wrist – as if it was made with you in mind…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 3/4″ wide; 51.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: taller’s logo as shown alongside “STERLING 925” and a partially stamped Eagle assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, gorgeous stones and good heft, with no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

bold Los Castillo Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ strong geometric design

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Straddling the divide between Art Deco and early modernist design the Los Castillo sterling cuff bracelet presented here is bold and beautiful. This is not a piece that shows up very often and its strong, no-nonsense lines remind me of ancient warrior arm bands. Definitely a bracelet for the daring female, it can easily be combined with any kind of outfit…   Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (including the 1  1/8″ gap); width between 1  3/4″ at center front and 3/4″ at its narrowest; 56.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO” and des. no 579A; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with very strong geometry, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...