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Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver Bracelet with huge amethyst cabochons

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A real stunner, the modernist Antonio Pineda silver bracelet I am presenting here is very difficult to describe with words and still impart its tactile beauty and almost monumental proportions. I had seen this specific design in books and online in the past yet even though I was familiar with it, I was truly surprised when I saw it in person and held it in my hands. This is “less-is-more” at its apex with strong and at the same time amazingly slick silver work and the most wonderful, big amethyst cabs, full of the sparkling inclusions that bestow a magical luminosity to the stones. Ingenious Antonio…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 7/8″ and 5/8″; 96.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Antonio’s crown mark, “SILVER 970”, des. no ZZ 694 and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s...

bold Mexican silver repousse Clamper Bracelet ~ Chinese Dragon or Feathered Serpent design

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Signed by a Mexican maestro whose silver repoussage I have come to appreciate and look for, the bracelet at hand is a veritable tour-de-force and one of those clampers that never goes unnoticed. I find it very difficult to decide whether the design depicts a Chinese dragon or Quetzalcoatl, the divine Feathered Serpent of the Maya; whichever the case, however, it is sublime!  Just take a close look at the details and the workmanship…   Size/Weight: 7″ inner circumference; width between 3  1/4″ and 1″; 59.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “CP” as well as “STERLING MEXICO TAXCO” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with bold, beautifully worked repoussage, in a design that will never go unnoticed and a tight, snappy hinge     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this piece...

pre-1980 Tane Mexican silver modernist Necklace ~ the Parrot

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For those of us who are in love with the sleek lines of minimalist abstraction a pre-1980 sterling silver Tane necklace in a modernist “parrot” design. It is not just the unimpeded flow of the lines in the bird’s rendition that elevate this piece in the realm of the coveted and the unusual, it is also the inventive clasp that hides in the design that impresses. Pre-1980 Tane jewelry is not very easy to find and the example I am offering here justifies, I think, the company’s reputation as the “Tiffany’s of Mexico”.,,   Size/Weight: approx. 15″ long; parrot part is 3 3/4″ long by 3/4″ wide; 100.00 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with the taller’s name, Eagle 206 assay mark as well as “MEXICO” and “STERLING 925”; pre-1980 Condition: very good vintage; definitely a show-stopper  ...

Spratling design Mexican Deco silver hands and tulips Bracelet

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A beautifully executed anonymous Taxco take on Spratling’s classic “hands and tulips” design, this is one of my favorite versions because of its elegant proportions and the added turquoise accents that enrich the color of the amethyst. The stones are here set en cabochon instead of carved in the form of tulips and the carefully rendered hands hide the clasp. The patina is wonderful and the bracelet’s oval shape makes it a pleasure to wear…   Size/Weight: 7 1/8″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1 1/2″ wide at center front; 61.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply signed “SILVER MEXICO”; pre-1948 Condition: excellent vintage with gorgeous stones, nice colors and the patina you want to see on a lovingly kept bracelet of this age Inv. #14019     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

masterful early Mexican Deco silver repousse lilies Cuff Bracelet ~ a Taxco beauty

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One of Taxco’s most impressive and complex repousse designs, the lily motif of this superb Mexican Deco cuff bracelet is one of the most elusive and hence sought-after creations. Pieces in this design are some times found with the signature of Doris / Corpus Artisans or Miguel Melendez and I have sold examples by both in the past. Yet the cuff at hand bears the initials of a listed but still unidentified maestro – and it is spectacular not just in the beauty of its floral synthesis but also in its proportions…     Size/Weight: 7  3/8″ inner circumference (including the 7/8″ gap); width between 3  3/4″ at center front and 3/4″ at its narrowest; 77.0 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “F.D.” in a circle formed by “STERLING MEXICO” and des. no 1001; there is a small blob of silver very close to the...