heavy Mexican silver and malachite modernist Necklace ~ Antonio Pineda style

on Sep 29, 2018 in archived

Heavy vintage Mexican sterling silver necklace, this is a modernist piece with beautifully colored malachite and I think it’s more than obvious that in its design, it has been heavily influenced by Antonio Pineda’s style. An anonymous beauty, it will nonetheless sweep you off your feet not just because of its heft and the sublime stones but also because it wears like a dream despite its generous proportions. Longer than most vintage Taxco necklaces, it can easily accept an extension, should you want to add more length to it…


Size/Weight: 16 1/2″ long (wearable; once clasped, it becomes a little roomier at 17 1/8″); 3/4″ wide; 121.4 grams

Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “925” and “MEXICO” on the inside of the clasp’s hook; a puzzler when it comes to dating; I will suggest probably pre-1948 because of the hook-and-eye clasp

Condition: excellent vintage, heavy and a pleasure to wear, with smooth, richly colored stones, nice patina and no damage or repairs noted



SOLD – Thank you!

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