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Antonio Pineda 970 silver modernist Cuff Bracelet ~ sublime Mexican modernism

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A master of abstraction, Antonio Pineda has the uncanny ability to bestow a sense of flawless, uninterrupted movement to his jewelry. The modernist cuff bracelet presented here is one of the best illustrations I could ever find to support that view. Wrought in the maestro’s favorite .970 alloy, it combines oxidized yet highly reflective surfaces with warmly glowing silver rope in a design that alludes to the slick flexibility of long lily leaves. Absolutely stunning when you have it on, the cuff wraps itself around the lower arm in a beguilingly intimate way…   Size/Weight: 6  3/4″ inner circumference (including the 1  1/4″ gap); width between 1″ and 1/4″; 3  3/4″ top to bottom when you have the cuff on; 100.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately marked with Antonio’s crown, “970”, des. no “ZZ 668”,...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver and black onyx Bracelet ~ Taxco crescents design

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Strong graphic design and a classic combination of silver and black onyx make Antonio Pineda’s “crescents” bracelet a stunning piece of jewelry to wear and to behold. There is an innate dynamism in this piece and I consider it quite characteristic of Antonio’s ability to express strength without involving himself in fussy design…   Size/Weight: inner circumference of 7″ (clasped) by 1  1/4″ wide; 105.6 grams Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown signature as well as design no ZZ 648 and Eagle 17 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with no flaws noted, great patina and the added security of a safety chain   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Antonio Pineda modernist Mexican silver Bracelets ~ set of 2 Taxco bangles

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Vintage assembled set of Antonio Pineda bracelets in a mod, minimalist design that features deeply carved semi-spheres out of each bangle’s perimeter, with the empty areas oxidized to add drama to an otherwise simple form. I am very partial to sets of bangles and this pair wears comfortably with its discrete musicality reminding you of its presence… Learn more Size/Weight: 8″ inner circumference by 1/4″ wide; 42.0 grams (for the set) Hallmarks / Date: fully and appropriately  marked – both have the Antonio crown while one is also marked for Hilda (see Hougart, p. 132, pl. 48 for the specific combination of hallmarks on Antonio pieces); Eagle 3 and Eagle 17 are also present as well purity marks (970 and 980, this last on the Hilda example); 1960s Condition: excellent vintage condition, very slick and a pleasure to wear with no problems noted SOLD –...

stunning Rivera for Emma Mexican silver and alexandrite Bracelet

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Matching the necklace in the same design that is also available on my site (you actually see the demi together in one of the photos), a vintage Francisco Rivera for Emma Melendez sterling silver bracelet with color-change sapphires that are habitually referred to as alexandrites in Taxco jewelry. This must be a very rare design – in all my years of searching for vintage Mexican pieces, I have never seen it come up before. And it is one of Rivera’s masterpieces – with stunning stones, thick, perfectly patina-ed silver, immaculate finishing and so comfortable to wear, it feels like an extension of your body…   Size/Weight: 7  3/4″ long (wearable); width between 1  11/16″ in the front and just shy of 1″ at the clasp; 84.3 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s conjoined initials “FR” as well as “EMMA”, “STERLING...

vintage Taxco Arte En Plata Mexican silver mod Cuff Bracelet ~ sublime minimalism

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Vintage mid-century mod Mexican silver cuff bracelet, this piece is a veritable ode to the sublime nature of  minimalism. I adore the perfection of the curve, the heftiness of the architectural band, the fantastic patina. We don’t know much about Taxco’s Arte en Plata yet but I think the “arte” in their name is well-deserved…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (including the 1  1/4″ gap; perfect for smaller to medium wrists); 7/16″ in width and thickness; 57.2 grams Hallmarks / Date: “ARTE EN PLATA” as well as initials “AJ”, “STERLING TAXCO MEXICO”, Eagle 2 assay mark and what seems to be des. no B 142; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with amazing presence, very comfortable to wear and great patina     SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...