Deco CEL Matl style Mexican silver palomas Ring with stones

on May 8, 2018 in archived

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 shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO” and “925”; 1930s-40s

Condition: excellent vintage with nicely detailed, crisp repoussage, the patina you want to see on well-loved, well-aged jewelry, beautiful color in the stones  with none missing, no chips, cracks or breaks in the cabs nor any other damage or repairs



SOLD – Thank you!

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