Facebook

Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver and three gems hinged Bracelet

By in archived |

A true maestro when it comes to combining silver with faceted, brilliant gems Enrique Ledesma is the creator of this modernist Mexican hinged bangle bracelet. Ledesma set three color-change sapphires against a glistening sterling frame here but I have also had one or two similar pieces in which the silver had been oxidized. Held in place with prongs, the stones are open-backed allowing the light to play its luminous games and coax different colors out of the stones. I love the geometry of the bracelet itself, the deep valley running its length at mid-width turning the surfaces into mirrors that enhance the sapphires’ beauty…   Size / Weight: 6 5/8″ inner circumference; width between 1 3/8″ and 1/2″; 55.9 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “TAXCO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark;...

1950s mod Mexican silver hinged Bracelet with moss agate

By in Bracelets, Mexican and Latin American |

Elegant simplicity is what characterizes this modernist Mexican silver and moss agate hinged bangle bracelet. The intermingling hues of green in the stone and the sweeping curve of the silver frame that surrounds it are the only “flourishes” interrupting the warmly glowing sterling bangle. Yet it is enough to attract the eye and offer that touch of visual interest which keeps the gaze captive and lightens the spirit…   Size / Weight: 6 3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); width between 1 1/4″ and 1/2″; 53.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials as shown as well as “MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with a beautiful, generously sized stone, with nice patina and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#14553 Offered at $170.00 Contact us about this...

Los Castillo Mexican silver onix negro modernist Bracelet

By in archived |

Out of a small Los Castillo “onix negro” jewelry collection I acquired a little time ago, this mod bracelet is perfect for the medium to smaller wrist. Its thick links remind me of mahjong tiles and I am captivated by their minimalist geometry. Easy to wear yet definitely a bracelet whose weight feels warm and familiar when you have it on – the perfect accessory to add that little bit of style to make it special…   Size / Weight: 6 3/8″ long (wearable) by 1/2″ wide; 50.0 grams15″ long (wearable) by 1 1/8″ wide; 105.0 grams (on a postal scale) Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shows as well as “HECHO EN MEXICO”, “ONIX NEGRO”, des. no 30 and Eagle 15 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the highest level of workmanship, great patina, a slick, contemporary design and no damage or...

Jose Luis Flores Mexican silver Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist “double masks”

By in archived |

One of Taxco’s early maestros, Jose Luis Flores worked for Aguilar as well as for Emma and Miguel Melendez. Carefully crafted and meticulously finished, his jewelry is often based on creations by his more renowned colleagues yet he can be quite creative and original himself. In my opinion, he is at his best within the realm of modernist design and I believe that the bracelet presented here attests to that. Clever cut-outs, beading and layering combine to shape minimalist “masks” that are then “mirrored” to create each link. This doubling-up of the main motif in the bracelet makes it a little more difficult for the eye to “read” the “mask” – in the parure’s necklace (already sold) it is much clearer and I have provided a photo for you to see it…   Size/Weight: wearable length between 6 3/4″ and 6...

modernist Taxco Mexican silver foliate Bracelet with aqua glass gem

By in Uncategorized |

Highly stylized foliate links cut out of thick gauge silver sheet and deeply hand-chased comprise this modernist Taxco sterling bracelet. The central station houses a faceted glass gem, its crystal clear, icy blue color eye-catching and evocative of wintry landscapes. This is a piece signed by one of those early Mexican maestros about whom we don’t know much more than where they worked and when they were active. The jewelry they created is their legacy, however, and judging by the craftsmanship, attention to detail and careful finishing this piece exhibits, its maker’s legacy is an impressive one…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ long by just shy of 1″ wide; 48.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s initials “FDH” (I think?) as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with a slick, easy...