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rare Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and star sapphires Bracelet

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With a distinct Machine Age air to it this Antonio Pineda 970 silver bracelet is a design that does not come up often. Yet it is not only the rarity of the design itself that makes it an exciting find – it is also the unexpected use of three star sapphires to adorn the rectangular links. I have never seen this specific stone in any of his jewelry yet have to admit that the little bright star that hides and magically reveals itself inside the deep blue sea of each cab complements in the best possible way the “industrial” feel of the hefty silver-work. Precious…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ long (wearable) by 1″ wide; 75.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Antonio’s crown as shown as well as “SILVER HECHO EN MEXICO”, “970” and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with strong, industrial design,...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver modernist hinged Bracelet

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Unadulterated commitment to minimalism – this is the statement this Antonio Pineda modernist bracelet makes. I have sold this specific design a couple of times in the past but its unpretentious beauty never fails to impress me. Wrought in the maestro’s favorite .970 alloy, it has had a long, happy life and is now waiting for its next caretaker…   Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ inner circumference (clasped); just shy of 1″ wide; 110.4 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately hallmarked with Antonio’s crown, “SILVER 970”, des. no ZZ 833 and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: very good vintage with beautiful patina, no damage or repairs noted but with two most imperceptible, light, very small impressions in one of the wings – they are not readily noticeable yet I am mentioning it for accuracy and their existence is reflected in my...

Antonio Pineda Mexican silver obsidian and pearls Bracelet ~ rare Taxco modernist design

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Rarely seen, superbly crafted bracelet by Taxco’s foremost modernist maestro, this Antonio Pineda treasure is wrought in silver and adorned with obsidian bars and pearls. The design can be seen in Stromberg’s catalogue for Pineda’s exhibition at UCLA’s Fowler Museum but in necklace form and it is a pleasure to wear! Caged in bullet-shaped links the obsidian bars peer through the cut-outs, their dark power contrasting with the delicate whiteness of the pearls. Ingeniously articulated, it feels like one’s own skin when worn and is a must-have for both Taxco jewelry collectors and modernism lovers as well…   Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable; perfect for smaller to medium wrists); 1/2″ wide (diameter of pearl disks); 51.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully hallmarked with Antonio’s crown as shown, “JVL Taxco” as well as...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and amethyst Bracelet, Taxco modernist design

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Slick, modernist Antonio Pineda silver and amethyst bracelet wrought in his favorite .970 alloy which is higher in precious metal content than sterling. This is one of those pieces that make you feel comfortable in your skin whether you dress for a dinner party or go out for coffee with friends. Substantial around the wrist like all Antonio bracelets are, it is nonetheless far from burdensome and, if I may suggest, lends itself to combinations with other, similar treasures you might already possess. I love the combination of amethyst and silver and the half-barrel shaped stones are rich in inclusions here and have strong color…   Size/Weight: 6 3/4″ long (wearable) by 5/8″ wide; 76.7 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully marked with Antonio’s crown as well as the Los Castillo Cooperativa mark where his pieces were produced for a few years in the early 1960s ,...

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...