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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     ON HOLD – please inquire! 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… PS: An identical second bracelet is also available in my inventory – if you love pairs, just let me know!   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...

Deco CEL Matl style Mexican silver palomas Ring with stones

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Based on a very difficult (and hence quite pricey) Matilde Poulat design, the Deco Mexican silver ring I am presenting here is signed by CEL, a well-listed yet still unidentified early maestro. CEL belonged in the Mexico City school of jewelry-making and all his work that I have handled is based on original Poulat creations. His craftsmanship, attention to detail and the quality of materials he used resulted in pieces that are unfailingly en par with Matl jewelry and offer the perfect alternative to her difficult to get pieces. The “palomas” ring at hand with its gorgeous repoussage, classy beading and the splash of color added by turquoise, coral and amethyst cabs illustrates in the best way CEL’s mastery over his art…   Size/Weight: sz 6; face is 1  5/16″ by 1  3/16″; ring height 7/16″; 13.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials 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     Offered at $285.00 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...