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modernist Taxco Mexican silver Necklace ~ Antonio Pineda design

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Copying an original mid-century design by Antonio Pineda, this heavy yet so flexible necklace was made in Taxco in the 1980s and its quality and attention to detail make it a great alternative to the maestro’s pricey originals. Graduated in size concave links with pointed ends on one side are connected to each other in a way that allows the necklace to lie perfectly around the neck and feel as if it’s part of your body. A great addition to any discerning well-dresser’s jewelry box…   Size / Weight: 16″ long (wearable); width between 1 1/4″ at center front and 5/8″ at its narrowest, near the clasp; 139.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: “MEXICO 925” and maker’s registration code as shown; 1980s Condition: excellent vintage, luscious and rich, with good patina and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#14855   Offered at $350.00...

Antonio Pineda Mexican silver modernist leaf Pin Brooch

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It’s almost the middle of August but this vintage Antonio Pineda brooch makes me think of leaves twirling in the wind filling the world with the fiery golds and reds of Fall. It is characteristic of the design genius inherent in some maestros that they can take a simple, familiar form and put such a twist to it (in our case literally), the form turns into a little work of art. This is a very sculptural brooch, the sense of motion it holds within it strong, its patina to die for. Real beauty does not have to be fussy…   Size / Weight: 3 3/8″ long by 1″ wide; 16.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown as well as “925” and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with eye-catching presence, fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#15171 SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

fun Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver figural Pin Brooch

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Sometimes things just fall into your lap unexpectedly and this is what happened with the two Antonio Pineda brooches I am listing today. First up a fun (albeit … smelly in real life, if you are not careful) figural brooch glorifying our beloved skunk! At least, I think it’s a skunk and I wish I had a more noble name for the creature. Such an unusual, tongue-in-cheek design for Antonio who is seriously modernist and quite heavy at times. Nice overlay, deep oxidation, almost out of a cartoon yet so beautifully rendered. It’s Antonio after all…   Size / Weight: 1 3/4″ wide by 1″ tall; 10.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Antonio’s crown, “970 SILVER”, “HECHO EN MEXICO”, des. no PR 568 and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with a fun, easy to enjoy theme, nice patina, its...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and onyx Bracelet ~ modernist crescents design

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Fine, .970 silver and black onyx crescents surround the wrist in this book-piece Antonio Pineda Mexican modernist bracelet. One of the renowned maestro’s most popular creations, I have to admit that I love the bracelet much more than the cascading necklace of the same design. There is something fierce and assertive about the crescent-shaped links that remind me of talons. Yet there is also a tenderness in the way they wrap themselves around the wrist – just like an eagle mother protecting her nestlings. Perfect for the medium to smaller wrist and definitely a statement-making bracelet…   Size / Weight: 6″ long (wearable) by 1 1/4″ wide; 94.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed with Antonio’s crown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO SILVER”, “970”, Eagle 17 assay mark and des. no ZZ648; 1950s-60s Condition:...

Mexican silver and obsidian modernist Bracelet ~ A Pineda “comma” design

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Matching the “comma” necklace that is also available on my site, this sterling silver and golden sheen obsidian bracelet is perfect for the medium to smaller wrist. Perfectly executed, the repousse links glow with a warm, silky patina and the volcanic glass each one of them holds reveals shimmering depths when the light hits it at the correct angle. Based on an Antonio Pineda classic, our example is signed by a listed yet still unidentified Taxco maestro whose repoussage and attention to finishing I have learned to appreciate over the years…   Size / Weight: 6 5/8″ long (wearable) by 1 1/4″ wide; 48.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “A.S.” as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with very good repoussage, impeccable finishing, warm patina and magical stones,...