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Enrique Ledesma Mexican silver obsidian Bracelet ~ Taxco modernist design

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Enrique Ledesma does not need to be introduced to the lover of vintage Mexican silver jewelry. I am sure he is also known in the circles of those who love modernist design – after all he was one of Taxco’s most inspired modernist maestros. What I particularly love about his work, however, is his superb way of marrying sterling and stone. A great lapidary, Ledesma seamlessly embeds carved golden sheen obsidian bands in architectural silver links in the bracelet at hand. Sheer minimalist perfection…   Size/Weight: 6  1/2″ inner circumference (clasped) by 1″ wide; 57.1 grams Hallmarks / Date: maker’s signature as shown as well as “TAXCO MEXICO 925” and Eagle 3 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with the obsidian showing its golden depths whenever the light hits it at the right angle, impressively architectural yet as...

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...

Antonio Pineda Mexican 970 silver modernist Bracelet ~ a hinged Taxco treasure

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A stunning Antonio Pineda modernist hinged bracelet, quite substantial but at the same time as minimalist as possible, I have sold a similar one in the past and I am thrilled to be offering another example here today. This is Antonio at his best, no fuss, just supple geometry and beguiling curves. And despite its hefty weight, the bracelet wears like a dream. Sublime…   Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6 3/4″; 1 1/16″ wide and impressively thick; 134.4grams Hallmarks / Date: Antonio’s crown mark, Eagle 17, des. no ZZ 633 and “970 Silver”, “HECHO EN MEXICO”; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage with fantastic patina and no damage or repairs noted   SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...

Salvador Teran Mexican silver Taxco Necklace ~ modernist Noblemen design no 132

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Out of Salvador Teran’s masterful shadowbox line, a figural necklace that does not come up often featuring layered portraits of an ancient nobleman / warrior in its centerpiece. Steeped in Mexico’s history albeit through Salvador’s modernist gaze, the necklace is a piece of wearable art with its medallion leaning slightly forward as you have it on to allow for maximum visual impact. The matching earrings are also available…   Size/Weight: 15 1/2″ long (wearable; it probably wears a little bigger due to the way the central link sits but it’s very difficult to measure with accuracy); “noblemen” link is 2 1/8″ wide by 1 1/4″ tall; width at the chain 1/2″; 61.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: Salvador’s signature in cursive as well as “STERLING MEXICO”, Eagle assay mark (partially hidden by construction as is...

rare Salvador Teran Mexican silver and raw emeralds Necklace ~ Taxco modernism at its best

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One of my favorite Teran necklaces, this is a very difficult to find design and in my opinion, one of Salvador’s most brilliant moments. Stunningly beautiful, it has a presence that will never go unnoticed with the raw green stones sparkling against the wonderful patina of their three-dimensional frames. Strung on lengths of sterling wire, the asymmetrical links sit perfectly around the neck and feel as comfortable as silk… Learn more Size/Weight: at least 15″ long (wearable; might wear a little longer but it’s very difficult to measure with accuracy); emerald links part is just shy of 3/4″ wide (at its widest); 72.3 grams. Hallmarks / Date: Teran’s name in cursive as well as “STERLING MEXICO”, des. no 130 and Eagle 36 assay mark; 1950s-60s Condition: excellent vintage SOLD – Thank you! Contact us about this...