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Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver “cosmos” or “cage” Necklace

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One of my favorite Antonio Pineda necklaces and a stunning modernist design at that, the “cosmos” is often referred to as the “cage” as well. It seems that Antonio himself intended its name to be the former, “cosmos”, which is the Greek word for both “the world” as well as “adornment” – and it makes sense, don’t you think? As opposed to a “cage” which by definition denotes restriction of movement and rigidity, the necklace at hand is so comfortable to wear and because of the way it is articulated, sits beautifully around the neck. The design’s minimalism is tempered by the lusciousness of its curves and the architecturality of the silver “ties” that help the festoon design take shape…   Size/Weight: approx. 17″ in inner circumference (might even be 17  1/2″ but...

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver obsidian Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist design

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Enrique Ledesma does not need to be introduced to the lover of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. I am sure he is also known in the circles of those who love modernist design – after all he was one of Taxco’s most inspired modernist maestros. What I particularly love about his work, however, is his superb way of marrying sterling and stone. A great lapidary, Ledesma seamlessly embeds carved golden sheen obsidian bands in architectural silver links in the bracelet at hand. Sheer minimalist perfection…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1″ wide; 57.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the obsidian showing its golden depths whenever the light hits it at the right angle, impressively architectural yet as...

rare Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist design

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Stunning Antonio Pineda modernist bracelet, this is one of the designer’s most creative pieces, I believe, for the incredible way he combined angularity and curvature. The bracelet’s commanding presence is enhanced by the juxtaposition of high purity silver and caramel-hued inlay, the marriage enhanced by warm patina. Not a very easy to find bracelet and a great example of Taxco modernism…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width 7/8″; 103.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately signed with Antonio’s crown mark, “970” and Eagle assay mark (probably 208); mid- 1950s-1960 Condition: very good vintage condition with no repairs noted, fantastic looks and the inlay all secure in its setting; a couple of the panels have a small flake off one corner but those are rather shallow and don’t really attract...

Erika Hult de Corral Mexican silver Necklace ~ Taxco modernist design

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One of the few known female Taxco designers and a modernist at that, Erika Hult de Corral can be riveting – and I think the line of necklaces and earrings in which the piece at hand belongs is one of her exceptional moments. Dramatically elongated bi-cone tubes, spheres pitted and oxidized that look like fragments of the moon’s crater-scape and an impressive medallion combine in a long necklace with just the right touch of brutalism… Learn more Size/Weight: 27 1/2″ long; medallion is 1 7/8″ tall by 1 3/16″ wide; 69.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s “Ric” signature in script and “TAXCO” as well as Eagle 3 assay mark; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws noted, great patina and stunning looks SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Erika Hult de Corral modernist Mexican silver Necklace ~ Ric moonscapes

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A talented modernist designer, Erika Hult de Corral is one of the few known Taxco females, and her jewelry is becoming all the more collectible as the years pass. I particularly like her “moonscape” pieces, like the necklace presented here. Comprised of a long chain with heavily “pitted” and oxidized beads, tubular links and a central medallion that brings all these elements together, it is an ode to modernism with a touch of brutalism…   Size/Weight: 25  1/2″ long (wearable); pendant is just above 2″ tall by 15/16″ wide (at the top); 50.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature “Ric” in script as well as Eagle 3 assay mark; 1960s-70s Condition: excellent vintage with great patina and no flaws noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...