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

Fred Davis Mexican Deco silver and amethyst Necklace, Bracelet and Brooch set

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For the lovers of Fred Davis’s design genius, an almost full parure comprised of sterling silver repousse necklace, bracelet and brooch adorned with big amethyst cabochons. It is such a treat to come upon sets that have stayed together all these years and I am happy to say that all pieces in this one bear Davis’s signature, which is usually not the case with his parures. Fleshy, confident repoussage, amazing variety in the color and inclusions of the stones, and generous length with the necklace make this a real treasure to be loved, enjoyed and duly appreciated…   Size/Weight: necklace is 17  1/2” long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes just a tad roomier, maybe 17  3/4”); central part with amethysts is 6” wide with a drop of 2”; 103.1 grams; bracelet is 7  1/4” long by 1  5/8” wide; 87.4 grams; brooch is 2  5/8” wide by 1  7/8” tall; 33.3 grams Hallmarks /...

A. Tobias Deco Mexican silver repouse Pin Brooch ~ dragon with onyx

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A contemporary of Matilde Poulat’s, maestro A. Tobias was based in Mexico City as well and worked in the same style of repoussage that Matl is known for. I have watched his jewelry go up in price over the last ten years as he emulated many of Poulat’s original designs yet his creativity and craftsmanship is evident in his own creations as well. The mythical dragon brooch at hand with its bold, stippled repoussage and the sculptural black onyx stone its body is coiled around is such an example. Great detail, generous proportions, oxidation that combines with patina to bestow an impressive three-dimensionality to the beast. Could this be your Mexican… Game of Thrones dragon?   Size/Weight: 2 1/4″ tall by 2 5/8″ wide; 24.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: “A.TOBIAS” as well as “MEXICO STERLING”; 1930s Condition: excellent vintage, very...

classic Hector Aguilar 940 Mexican silver Pin Brooch

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Classy Hector Aguilar silver brooch wrought in the maestro’s favorite .940 alloy which is higher in precious metal content than sterling, this piece has a beguiling sculpturality and takes advantage of a rich combination of motifs. Overlapping ribbons, hearts and quatrefoils all run into each other in uninterrupted motion and glow with the warm patina of well-loved silver. One of my favorite Aguilar brooch designs – timelessly elegant and superbly crafted…   Size/Weight: approx. 2″ square; 21.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed as shown; 1950s Condition: excellent vintage with the quality that Aguilar jewelry is known and collected for, great patina that literally glows, no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $385.00 Contact us about this...

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...