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rare Antonio Pineda Mexican silver amethyst Pin Brooch ~ Taxco modernist floral cluster

on Apr 27, 2020 in archived

A stunner of a brooch, this Antonio Pineda sterling silver and amethyst floral cluster hails the maestro’s finding himself as a modernist. Antonio’s early pieces betray the strong influence Valentin Vidauretta exerted on his work, so much so that one acquainted with Pineda’s classic design period would find it difficult to recognize them as Antonio creations. Yet here, the artist has already found his “hand”. Minimalism yet full of exuberant life, sculpturality that makes you want to hold the brooch in your hands and never let go, stylization but full of rich color and mature curves. Antonio’s design genius coming of age…

 

Size/Weight: 3 3/4″ long by 2 1/8″ wide; 52.0 grams

Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “SILVER MEXICO” and des. no PR 34; 1941-48

Condition: excellent vintage with stunning presence, workmanship of the highest level, fantastic patina and richly colored stones, with no damage and no repairs noted

Inv.#15015

 

SOLD – Thank you!

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