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 Offered...

big Matilde Poulat Mexican silver jeweled Cross Necklace ~ a Matl classic

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Generous in size and studded with channel and bezel set stones, this is a glorious Matilde Poulat cross whether you wear it as an expression of your spirituality or as a work of art. Matl’s signature wirework and beading combined with the patina the pendant has developed over time make for a strong, eye-catching presence. The hand-wrought chain that it comes with is Mexican as well and of the same period (yet not a Matl piece) and I believe it complements it in the best possible way. Learn more Size/Weight: cross pendant is 3  1/4″ tall (not including the bail) by 2  3/8″ wide and adds a 3  1/2″ drop to the chain; chain itself is 24  1/4″ long; 31.6 grams (for the set; cross alone is 26.1 grams) Hallmarks / Date: appropriately signed with Matl’s name in script as shown and with Eagle 129 assay mark the pendant dates in the 1950s when Poulat was still...