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rare Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver dangle Earrings ~ caged pearls design

on Feb 27, 2019 in Mexican and Latin American, Rings/earrings

A rarely surfacing pair of Antonio Pineda Mexican dangle earrings, this set is pictured on p. 114 of Stromberg’s book on the maestro’s work that accompanied the exhibition of his jewelry at UCLA’s Fowler Museum in 2008. Though Stromberg describes the design differently, I like to think of it as the “three caged pearls” earrings – a whirlwind of 970, high purity silver twisting around pearlescent white little spheres and holding them captive in perpetuity. Modernity and classic elegance in a perfect ensemble..

 

Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ long by 5/8″ wide; 16.7 grams (for the set)

Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Antonio’s crown as well as “970” and bear Eagle 208 assay mark; 1950s-60s

Condition: excellent vintage with strong visual presence, a beautiful combination of silver and pearl and great patina; no damage or repairs noted

 

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