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Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and tiger’s eye Bracelet

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Heavy Antonio Pineda Mexican silver bracelet wrought in his signature .970 alloy comprised of a series of with geometric links holding bezel set tiger’s eye oval cabs on swivel pins. There is something very serious about Antonio jewelry – even his most minimalist of designs have a presence that commands respect and deference. Here the sturdiness of the silver “z” links is softened by the sense of fluidity in the molten browns and caramels of the stones. Perfect articulation with a masterfully hidden clasp so there is no interruption in the bracelet’s appearance and immaculate finishing complete a piece of modernist wearable art…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 7/8″ wide; 112.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: marked with Antonio’s crown as well as “970” and “J VELES TAXCO MEXICO” alongside Eagle 1 assay mark;...

rarest Margot de Taxco Mexican silver enamel mermaid Pin Brooch, des. 5693

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One of the rarest pieces of Margot de Taxco’s enamel jewelry, the articulated mermaid brooch is not even pictured in Morrill’s relevant book except as a drawing. Sharing the same design number as the “little fish” parures, she is the dedicated collector’s dream-come-true. If one is very lucky and determined to find her, one might come upon an example in blues – discovering one in golden yellow, shimmering metallic sage green and sky blue is almost impossible. Yet here she is – her lithe body emerging from the waters covered in tiny drops that capture and refract the sunlight, her articulated tail strong and dangerous, her hair catching the sea breeze, her arms gracefully moving as if she is dancing. Perfection in its full meaning – I fear even Ulysses would not have been able to resist this beauty with all the wax of the world sealing his...

Mexican Deco Matl style jeweled silver “palomas” Hand Mirror

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Early Mexican Deco silver repousse “palomas” hand mirror wrought in the Mexico City style associated with Matilde Poulat and her workshop. I love the patina this little treasure has acquired over its long life – it is so dark and intense, it makes the mirror look like it has escaped from an ancient fairy tale to adorn our modern reality. Nice detail in the repoussage of the two birds, sweet little turquoise cabs and pyramid-cut amethysts stand out against the darkened silver. Whether in your handbag or on your vanity, this is a miniature work of art…   Size/Weight: just shy of 4 3/4″ tall by 2 3/8″ wide; 39.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: not signed for maker not marked for metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be sterling silver; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with very dark patina (a good jeweler could always polish it for you), with its...

Los Ballesteros Mexican 970 silver and amethyst Bracelet in an Antonio Pineda design

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Vintage 1980s Talleres de Los Ballesteros Mexican modernist bracelet wrought in Antonio Pineda’s favorite .970 alloy which is richer in silver content than the standard sterling this is a heavy, architectural piece adorned with clear, faceted, gem-quality amethysts. The stones are open on the back to maximize the effect created by the light as it passes through them and the all-silver links are substantial and very sculptural. I don’t offer post-1980 Mexican jewelry very often unless the quality of materials and the level of craftsmanship is en par with that of earlier periods. And the bracelet at hand, based on an Antonio design, I believe, is just such an occasion…   Size/Weight: 7″ long (wearable) by 3/4″ wide; 88.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed with the Los Ballesteros conjoined initials as well as their registration code “TM-34” and...

Ostern for David Andersen Norway silver modernist Pendant Necklace

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Modernist David Andersen sterling silver necklace consisting of Andersen’s classic “v” neck ring and a modernist pendant which I believe is a Bjorn Ostern design. I love Scandinavian mid-century jewelry and I have a special affinity for neck ring combinations – the set at hand is one of my favorite. The pendant has good size to it and matches the proportions of the neck ring that is here more comfortable than the usual 15″ examples. Fantastic…   Size/Weight: neck ring is 16 7/8″ in inner circumference (including the 1 1/8″ gap); pendant is 2 5/8″ tall and 1 3/4″ wide; 25.0 grams (on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: both pieces are fully hallmarked; Andersen’s name / initials as well as “925S”, “NORWAY” and “STERLING”; 1960s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina (you can...

mod Hubert Harmon Mexican brass Cufflinks ~ quirky repousse feet design

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One of the most interesting figures whose star shone bright during his short stay in Taxco in the 1940s, Hubert Harmon is known for his quirky yet irresistible designs. Difficult to find, his Mexican creations oftentimes draw on the country’s artistic heritage which is, however, re-worked and re-interpreted through Harmon’s quite idiosyncratic eye. As tongue-in-cheek as can be the pair of repousse brass cufflinks presented here in the shape of naked feet is a small example of his incredible acumen…   Size/Weight: just shy of 1  3/8″ long by 3/4″ wide; 10.5 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked with maker’s signature as shown as well as “MEXICO”; 1940s Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted     Offered at $235.00 Contact us about this...