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Sigi Pineda Mexican silver minimalist Pin Brooch

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I look at this Sigi Pineda brooch and I see pine trees frosted with snow, dancing to the tunes of cold winter winds in a Nordic forest. I am sure that others out there will see something else – and this is the magic of minimalist, abstract design; the magic of Sigi when he is truly inspired. I will say no more hoping that my photos will help illustrate your dreamscapes…   Size / Weight: 2″ tall by 1 1/8″ at its widest: 8.5 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Sigi’s signature as shown as well as “Tasco” (sic), des. no 357 and Eagle 36 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with a strong sense of motion in the design, great patina and no damage or repairs noted Inv.#15165   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Sigi Pineda Mexican silver modernist Dangle Earrings ~ peas in a pod

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Mid-century mod “peas-in-a-pod” Mexican silver dangle earrings, this set is signed by Sigi Pineda and it’s an iconic creation for the renowned Taxco modernist. I think Sigi was at his best when he worked with designs that contrasted niello-ed surfaces with brushed silver pearls. There is nothing classier than the marriage of black and gleaming sterling yet the textured beads add a dimension that enriches the earrings’ visual impact. Gorgeous and timelessly elegant…   PS: The matching bracelet is also available on this site – if interested in both, let me know!   Size/Weight: 1 7/8″ long by 1/2″ wide; 11.4 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully signed with Sigi’s name in script above “TASCO”, “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”, des. no 23 – there is no Eagle assay mark here but this is a 1950s-60s...

iconic Sigi Pineda Mexican silver “boomerang” Earrings with tiger’s eye

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An iconic design for Sigi Pineda, the “boomerang” can be found with tiger’s eye, like here, as well as black onyx, obsidian, amethyst and chrysoprase. Contrasting niello-ed against glistening silver surfaces “boomerang” pieces exude a sense of slick, unimpeded movement and the wire-wrapped cabochons bring more color and added texture. An interesting detail about the pair of earrings at hand is that it has “transitional” findings – a combination of screw backs and clips that many find easier to negotiate…   Size/Weight: 1 1/4″ long by 3/4″ wide; 10.0 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully marked as shown with Sigi’s signature as well as “TASCO”, “HECHO EN MEXICO STERLING”, des. no 84 and Eagle 3 assay mark; ca 1950 Condition: excellent vintage with its oxidation in great shape, fantastic...

Sigi Pineda Mexican silver amethyst Pin Brooch ~ Taxco modernist angelfish

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Classic 1960s Sigi Pineda Mexican silver modernist brooch in a design that looks to me like an angelfish albeit rendered in the most minimalist fashion. I consider Sigi’s “niello” line one of the most inspired periods in his admittedly long and prolific career. I find that the metallic black/grey oxidation applied to some of the silver surfaces adds unsurpassed depth and sculpturality, something that in more traditionally crafted pieces is achieved by repoussage and hand-chasing. The fluidity of lines in this specific brooch is so strong, one can almost feel the water parting to allow the fish to swim on…   Size/Weight: 2  3/4″ long by 1 1/8″ tall; 17.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked with Sigi’s signature as shown as well as “STERLING HECHO EN MEXICO”, des. no 50 and Eagle 36 assay mark; 1960s Condition:...

Plateros early Sigi Pineda Mexican silver Pin Brooch ~ mod guitarist

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An early example of Sigi Pineda’s minimalist work, this figural brooch was made shortly after the maestro ventured out on his own by opening his first shop called “Plateros” in 1952. Taken down to the barest of bones the form of the guitarist is here delineated by the brooch’s raised rim, the whiteness of the silver dramatically contrasting with the musician’s oxidized body. There is nothing excessive here yet the eye can translate the image as easy as breeze and the result is powerful as all good minimalist design is…   Size/Weight: 2 1/8″ tall by 2″ wide; 11.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: signed with Sigi’s early “PLATEROS” mark as well as “TAXCO” and “STERLING MADE IN MEXICO”; though there is no Eagle assay mark, the brooch must date in the years right after 1952, when “Plateros”...