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1940s Mexican silver multi-stone modernist Bracelet

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Cheerful, colorful Mexican mod sterling silver bracelet in a design associated with the Los Castillo workshop and often referred to as “hands and stones”. Signed here by a listed yet still unidentified early Mexico City maestro, the bracelet features richly colored amethyst, golden sheen obsidian, agates in mottled beige and green as well as pink, orange and sky blue quartz. Comfortable and soothing around the wrist, it is a definite pick-me-up and don’t we all need some of that in our current predicament?   Size / Weight: 7 1/2″ long (wearable) by approx. 5/8″ wide; 47.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “JV” as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO D.F.” and “925”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with a fantastic array of colors in the stones, great patina, no damage and no repairs noted Inv.#14589 ON HOLD...

Casa Prieto Mexican silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ leaf and berry repousse

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Based on Avenida Juarez in Mexico City, Casa Prieto is one of those talleres that we don’t know much about but their jewelry, early and bold, can be stunning. The brooch at hand, big and beautifully crafted in a leaf-and-berry design, is perfect for the winter when bulky clothing requires equally impressive accessories…   Size/Weight: 4  1/8″ by 1  7/8″; 30.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed in early raised letters with partial maker’s name as well as “AVE JUAREZ 40” and “MEXICO D.F.”; tests as silver and is guaranteed to be of sterling quality; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching size, bold repoussage, a nice polished agate cab and great patina.   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

splendid Mexican Deco silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ berries on a branch design

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Winter is the time for big, showy brooches and the Deco Mexican “berries on a branch” piece I am offering here will sweep you off your feet – not to mention, it will make a fabulous holiday gift for a loved one! The quality of the agate is the highest you can find in jewelry of this period – smoothly polished, rich in striations and color variation, the stones look like grapes ready to be savored… Learn more Size/Weight: 4  1/2″ wide by 3  1/8″ tall; 86.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with unbelievable presence, gorgeous stones and great patina – a fantastic example of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...