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Pineda style modernist Mexican silver and citrine Pendant Necklace with black velvet cord

on Jan 27, 2020 in Mexican and Latin American, Necklaces

Stunning Taxco modernist sterling silver pendant necklace this set seems to borrow stylistically from both Antonio Pineda (in its use of the black velvet cord) and the Los Ballesteros workshops (in featuring that huge gemstone). The signature it bears, however, attributes it to a listed yet still unidentified Mexican maestro whose work I have had before but about whom we don’t really know that much. The pendant’s good weight, sweeping, free-flowing curves and the crown-set citrine (according to my gem-tester) are only enhanced by the company of the supple black velvet cord with its sterling spherical tips. Slick, mod, elegant and a pleasure to wear and to behold…

 

Size/Weight: pendant is 3 3/4″ long by 1 1/4″ wide; velvet cord is just shy of 31″ end to end; 47.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “ERE” as well as “STERLING TAXCO MEXICO”, “HECHO EN MEXICO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with great size, fantastic patina and a stunning gemstone, with the velvet cord in very good shape and no damage nor any repairs noted

Inv.#14983

 

Offered at $385.00

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