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Margot de Taxco Mexican silver koi fish Necklace and Brooches combo des. 5207

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Gorgeous Margot de Taxco sterling repousse koi fish necklace and pins combo, this is a design out of her “Far Eastern” period. A Margot classic and one of her most loved creations, it is executed in all-silver here with stunning, articulated fish and two lengths of chain whose links mirror the waves and bubbles surrounding the koi. It seems that Margot was a practical kind of girl who had an affinity for jewelry that could be broken up in smaller components which would then work individually as well. Wear this example as a necklace or enjoy its two koi pins alone. The previous owner assured me that she also combined one length of chain with one of the brooches to form a bracelet. It is doable indeed yet on my wrist, it didn’t quite sit properly, maybe because of the size…   Size/Weight:  15  1/8″ long (wearable; can easily accept an extension); koi...

Marius Hammer 835 silver and chrysoprase Pin Brooch ~ Norwegian repousse skonvirke design

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One of the most famous names in Norwegian skonvirke design (the term used for Art Nouveau in Scandinavia), Marius Hammer is the creator of this floral brooch. Adorned with chrysoprase cabochons, it is wrought in 835 silver and has the sculpurality and that tactile quality that characterizes Art Nouveau jewelry from northern Europe. Gorgeous repoussage, fantastic patina and a timeless beauty that never fails to capture one’s gaze…   Size/Weight: 2  1/4″ wide by 1  3/4″ tall; 15.00 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “835S”; ca 1910 Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina, visually stunning and with no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $225.00 Contact us about this...

antique Georg Halling Danish 830 silver Skonvirke Brooch with amber and moonstones

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Early 20th c. Danish “skonvirke” (Art Nouveau) silver brooch signed by Georg Albert Halling, this is a feast for the eyes – a true masterpiece en repoussage showcasing floral and scroll motifs accented by dreamy moonstone cabochons. The brooch is big and centered by an equally generously sized oval amber cab the color of dark honey. Off the main body hang three dangles – a cluster of small flowers flanked by two open-backed moonstones. Very dramatic thanks to the wonderful patina that deepens the design’s recesses and intensifies its three-dimensionality; a wonderful example of Scandinavian Art Nouveau design by one of its best representatives…   Size/Weight: 4 1/4″ tall by 3″ wide; 30.7 grams. Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “GAH” as shown as well as “830S”; ca 1915 Condition: very good vintage with...

huge Mexican Deco silver Pin / Brooch with carved polished agate rose

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Stupendous proportions and magnificent carving make this vintage Deco Mexican silver brooch a rare example of Taxco’s early craftsmanship. I believe the stone to be some kind of agate or jasper and fell in love with its variegated, soft moss-green tones as soon as I saw it. The rose is so big that it is held in place not only with four hefty prongs but also supported at the bottom end by a generous bezel. The perfect accessory with the weather turning colder soon…     Size/Weight: 5 1/8″ tall by 3 1/2″ wide; rose itself is 3″ wide by 2 3/8″ tall; 82.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: “SILVER MEXICO”; tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with imposing presence and magnificent carving; no damage or repairs noted except for a small crack in the stone at the tip of one leaf, in the underside of the...

early Mexican Deco silver and amethyst starburst Pin / Pendant Necklace ~ hommage to Spratling

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Big, bold and beautiful an early Mexican Deco pin / pendant in a starburst design, its rays executed en repoussage and profusely adorned with beading, wirework and beautifully colored amethyst cabs. The brooch is paired with a repousse chain that is perfect for it albeit a little later – the two look fabulous together and you can always wear the brooch alone while enjoying the chain with a different pendant…     Size/Weight: pin/pendant is 3  1/4″ in diameter; chain is 20″ long with a width of just above 1/4″; 48.4 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO SILVER” on pin / pendant; “STERLING 925” and Eagle 4 on chain; 1930s-40s for the former while the latter is from the 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no damage to the silver work nor the stones and great patina   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

vintage Deco Chinese silver, enamel and amethyst Pin / Pendant Necklace ~ 9k gold chain

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Big and eye-catching, a vintage Deco Chinese silver filigree combination pin/pendant with a beautiful amethyst cab at its center surrounded by enameled bats, bead- and wire-work. The warmly patina-ed vermeil finish matches the hue of the antique 9k gold chain perfectly and the set looks as if it was always meant to be together. And for those of us who love sets, the matching bracelet is also available on this site…   Size/Weight: pendant: 2″ in diameter; adds a 2  3/8″ drop to the chain; weighs 19.4 grams / chain: 17″ long; 0.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: pendant: “SILVER” on bail; chain “9ct” on clasp; 1930s-50s for pin/pendant while chain is probably earlier Condition: excellent vintage with minimal wear to the enamel – not visible to the naked eye -, warm patina and no damage noted.   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...