Mexican silver and obsidian modernist Necklace ~ Antonio Pineda “comma” design

on Jun 28, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

Antonio Pineda’s “comma” parure is one of the book-pieces for Taxco modernism. Concave repousse “comma” links, each one accented by a stone cabochon, beguilingly wrap around the neck and hug the wrist. The design’s appeal is evidenced by the fact that many of Antonio’s contemporaries took advantage of its success and came up with their own versions. Signed by a listed yet still unidentified Taxco maestro, this example is adorned with golden sheen obsidian cabochons. Very well made and carefully finished, it is nonetheless not as weighty as a Pineda original would be yet it comes at a much purchaser-friendlier price. Last but not least, the necklace comes with one of the matching earrings which can be used to add length to it, should you require it (see below for more details)…


PS: The matching bracelet is also available and will be listed shortly –
if you don’t see it, please ask!


Size / Weight: 15″ long (wearable; can go up to 16 1/4″ with the addition of the earring as an extra link); 7/8″ wide; 68.2 grams (for the necklace alone; earring is an additional 6.2 grams)

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “A.S.” as well as “MEXICO TAXCO 925” and “STERLING”; 1950s-60s (though there is no assay mark on the necklace, the matching bracelet, which is also available on theĀ  site, has Eagle 3 stamped on it)

Condition: excellent vintage with beautiful sheen in the obsidian cabs, very good workmanship, nice patina and no damage or repairs noted


Offered at $400.00

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