rare Gerardo Lopez Mexican silver Cuff Bracelet ~ Taxco Arts and Crafts with azur malachite

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An imaginative Taxco maestro whose jewelry is steadily growing in appreciation among collectors in the last few years, Gerardo Lopez is known for his repousse pectorals and clampers. Yet to find a cuff bracelet bearing his signature is a rare occurrence and I am thrilled to be presenting here this stunning hand-hammered example. Having a distinct Arts-and-Crafts quality, the cuff is wide and adorned with teardrop bezel-set azur malachite stones separated by voluminous “dimpled dot” appliques. Craftsmanship of the highest caliber, attention to the minutest detail and wonderful patina combine with the rarity of this piece to elevate it to the dedicated Lopez and Taxco collector’s level… Learn more Size/Weight: inner circumference of 6  7/8″ (including the 1  1/16″ gap; if you need to adjust a little, please take it to your jeweler so as not to damage...

splendid Mexican Deco silver and agate Pin Brooch ~ berries on a branch design

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Winter is the time for big, showy brooches and the Deco Mexican “berries on a branch” piece I am offering here will sweep you off your feet – not to mention, it will make a fabulous holiday gift for a loved one! The quality of the agate is the highest you can find in jewelry of this period – smoothly polished, rich in striations and color variation, the stones look like grapes ready to be savored… Learn more Size/Weight: 4  1/2″ wide by 3  1/8″ tall; 86.8 grams Hallmarks / Date: simply marked “SILVER MEXICO”; 1930s-40s Condition: excellent vintage with unbelievable presence, gorgeous stones and great patina – a fantastic example of Mexico’s 20th c. Silver Renaissance 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 –...