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Deco Doris Mexican silver mixed metals Dangle Earrings

By in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings |

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...

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...

early William Spratling Mexican silver domed Ring

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Powerful in its bare-basics design an all-silver early William Spratling ring that playfully adds flesh and rise to the classic sterling band. This is a heavy piece, its thickness growing as one proceeds from the back to center front and its only claim to ornamentation are the two striated lines that demarcate the upper and lower perimeters. Great patina, absolutely fabulous to have on and incredibly versatile as it can be combined with any kind of outfit…   Size/Weight: sz 7; width between 1/2″ at center front and 1/4″ at the back; 15.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: appropriately signed with a combination of hallmarks that dates it in the pre-1946 period Condition: excellent vintage with no damage or repairs noted and stunning in its minimalism     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver and azur-malachite Necklace and Earrings set

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Ultimately modernist in its approach to personal adornment, with Enrique Ledesma’s signature perfection in the marriage of silver and stone, a necklace and earrings set with triangular links of sterling framing richly colored azur-malachite. Honesty of materials, craftsmanship of the highest level and immaculate finishing create a superb example of Taxco lapidary and silversmithing prowess…   Size/Weight: 15  3/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8 wide; earrings are 7/8″ by 3/4″; 67.8 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: Ledesma’s name as well as “925 TAXCO”, “MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; the necklace bears design no 251 AS while the earrings are 253 AS; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the patina you want to see on well-loved jewelry and no damage or repairs noted   Offered at $425.00 Contact us about this...