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

By in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings |

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

By in Mexican and Latin American, Pins/brooches |

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   ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about this...

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

By in Mexican and Latin American, Pins/brooches |

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     ON HOLD – please inquire! Contact us about...

hefty Cheo Mexican silver modernist Necklace ~ Antonio Pineda design

By in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces |

Strong industrial design catches the eye in this early modernist Mexican silver necklace signed by Cheo. Based on an Antonio Pineda original, the example presented here features thick green onyx glass bars set in heavy sterling links. Touching on brutalism, this is a less-is-more necklace that still makes a pretty impressive statement and is a joy to wear and to behold…   Size/Weight: 16  3/8″ long (wearable) by 9/16″ wide; 86.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO TAXCO 925”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with strong geometry and presence, a beautiful, rich green in the glass bars, very nice patina and no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $300.00 Contact us about this...

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

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25″ long Mexican Deco silver and caged azurite Necklace

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