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Mexican Deco silver beaded hinged Bracelet with turquoise

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Classic Mexico City Deco, the beaded design of this hinged silver bracelet brings to mind Fred Davis’s creations but this is an anonymous beauty. Comprised of seven rows of repousse semi-spheres, its front part is also studded with small turquoise cabs in soothing greens and blues. This is one of my favorite designs of hinged bracelets – one could say I am obsessed in my hunt for all variations of it and they are becoming so difficult to find any more…   Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference (clasped); 1  1/16″ wide; 70.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: very good vintage with no unsightly dings or dents in the repousse semi-spheres, good width and weight, all its stones present and accounted for, boasting beautiful greens and blues; one of the stones, as you can see, had a natural fissure that popped but it is secure...

Hector Aguilar Mexican 940 silver dangle Earrings with cascabeles and wire-work

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A rather difficult to come upon Hector Aguilar pair of earrings, this set, wrought in his favorite .940 silver alloy, is dominated by long, beautifully shaped cascabeles that are further embellished with wire-work appliques at the very end of them. Hanging off a delicate “H”-shaped station with curled ends and beading, the cascabeles glisten playfully as the light passes over them. Distinctly elegant, not overwhelming in their proportions yet still impressive enough to attract the eye and hold the gaze captive…   Size/Weight: 2″ long by 9/16″ wide; 13.2 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked as shown with a combination of hallmarks that dates them in the late 1940s (see Hougart, Little Book of Mexican Silver, p. 15, fig. A-20, electronic edition) Condition: excellent vintage with a wonderful patina that glows and beautiful...

Mexican Deco silver and carved orange agate wings Pin Brooch

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In the shape of spread-out wings carved out of the most wonderfully colored, mellow orange agate this is a sculptural, imposing Mexican Deco silver brooch. I have had this design before but never with this specific stone and I have to say that this one is perfect for the upcoming fall. The stone is carved deeply and has a glossy, smooth finish that reflects the beauty of the silver band holding it securely tied to the sterling platform that protects it on the back. A pleasure to wear and to behold…   Size/Weight: 2  11/16″ long by 1  1/2″ tall; 38.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with a smooth, lustrous stone that has amazing color variation, big and impressive, with nice patina and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

big early Taxco Deco 980 silver and azurite Pin Brooch ~ Mexican archeological style

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Early Mexican Deco 980 silver brooch housing a big, richly colored azurite stone, I believe that this is a Taxco piece and it is simply stunning! Very much in the archeological style that was prevalent in the first decades of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance, it combines wire- and scroll-work with oxidation and repoussage in a design that is an ode to geometry itself. I am very partial to brooches and this is a big, showy piece yet at the same time it has a classy elegance that will never go out of fashion…   Size/Weight: 2  7/8″ wide by 2  1/2″ tall; 50.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: marked “980” in early, raised numerals; 1930s Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence, a substantial stone that is richly colored, beautifully finished and with great patina; no damage nor any repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

4.5″ long set of Matl style Mexican silver Hair Combs ~ Deco repousse with amethyst

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unusual Antonio Pineda Mexican silver arrow Earrings

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A very unusual pair of earrings by Antonio Pineda, one could categorize under “novelty jewelry” easily! Very tongue-in-cheek, they are shaped as arrows but the twist in the design is that there is a break in the middle of each arrow so that when you have them on, it looks as if the arrow has pierced the earlobes and is firmly …entrenched in place. I have never seen this specific design before and I am sure it will generate a lot of discussions…   Size/Weight: 1  1/2″ long by 3/8″ wide; 4.6 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: both earrings are clearly marked with Antonio’s crown logo; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage, in a fun and quite rare to find design, with great patina and no damage or repairs noted     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...