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Abraham Paz Mexican Deco silver and amethyst Ring

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The quintessential Art Deco designer, Abraham Paz is one of the earliest maestros of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance. He worked in Mexico City and many of the designs we associate with Fred Davis are actually Paz’s creations. His minimalist “masks”, shield-form links and tiered ring settings epitomize the elegant geometry the 1920s and 1930s are known for while also foreshadowing the less-is-more attitude of modernism. Pinky-size yet easily resizable, the ring I am presenting here is adorned by a piece of amethyst rich in inclusions that rests graciously upon an angular sterling gallery…   Size / Weight: currently sz 4.5 US (yet easily resizable by your jeweler); face is 3/4″ N-S and 5/8″ E-W; 5.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed with maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO”; 1920s-30s...

Eagle 22 Mexican silver overlay Bracelet ~ Taxco arrows and scrolls design

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Matching the necklace that is also available on this site, a gorgeous 1950s sterling silver Mexican bracelet bearing Eagle 22 assay mark which was used by Davis, Goodspeed, Paz and Pineda among others. It exhibits carefully done overlay accentuated by deep oxidation and a visually pleasing combination of scrolls and arrows. And as you can see in one of the photos, the demi looks fabulous together…   Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable) by 1″ wide; 38.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: Eagle 22 assay mark as well as “MEXICO STERLING”; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina, very good craftsmanship, nice weight and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

classic Abraham Paz Mexican silver Bracelet ~ shield links with black onyx

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Iconic Abraham Paz silver and black onyx bracelet in the “shields” design, this is not an easy to find piece and I am thrilled to be offering it here. The epitome of Mexican Deco, Paz’s creations appeared also with Fred Davis’s hallmarks but the example at hand bears Paz’s own signature…   Size/Weight: 7  1/4″ long (wearable; actual length 7  1/2″) by 1  1/8″ wide; 43.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO”; 1920s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with nice patina (you can always buff it up a little with a polishing cloth, if you wish), no problems in the silver work nor the stones and very very comfortable to wear   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Fred Davis Mexican silver and amethyst Bracelet ~ Deco A. Paz “shields” design

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Mexican Deco is inadvertently related to Abraham Paz’s designs, many of which, like the bracelet at hand, were made for Fred Davis. Here the austerity of the geometric “shield” links is tempered by the curvaceous floral “rondelles” with their amethyst cabochons set in channels around a central stone. The cabs are richly colored, with inclusions that make Mexican amethyst so interesting visually and the bracelet wears comfortably, naturally conforming to the wrist’s every move…   Size/Weight: approx. 7  1/4″ long (wearable) by 1″ wide; 42.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: Davis’s initials as shown as well as “SILVER MEXICO”; 1920s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with yummy, beautifully colored amethyst cabs, very slick in a classic Deco way, and with no problems noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about...

Abraham Paz Mexican silver amethyst mask Ring ~ iconic Deco design

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There can be no other design that epitomizes Mexican Deco better than Abraham Paz’s “mask”. One of the maestro’s earliest creations, it can be found with Fred Davis’s signature as well as with Paz’s initials – like the ring at hand. Splendidly shaped, the “mask” is only  minimally carved to denote the eyes, nose and mouth. The tiered setting with its tiers also reflected on the sides of the shank represents elegance in its purest form…   Size/Weight: sz 7 (yet easily resizable); face is 3/4″ square; ring rises 1/2″ off finger when worn; 8.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “AP” as shown as well as “STERLING MEXICO”; 1920s-30s Condition: excellent vintage with a stunning stone, great patina and in one of the most amazing, Mexican minimalist Deco designs     SOLD...