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All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1170728
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Stunning statement early Mexican sterling silver huge bracelet and matching screwback earrings, with very big cabochon obsidian stones. Circa 1930 or 1940. Hidden slide clasp and safety chain. Marked STERLING, .925, very faintly what looks like HECHO EN MEXICO, and a signature which is very worn and illegible. The earrings are marked STERLING. The stones are bezel set in rope twisted wire frames. Great size -- bracelet is 1 3/4 inches wide and has a wearable length of 7 5/8 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063926
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Beautiful earrings in classic MATL style. By Matilde Poulat of Mexico City. Circa 1950. Marked MATL in script, 925, and MEXICO, and both earrings are marked with eagle 129, which is the correct number. The screwbacks, which are original, are marked ALPACA, which is of course a white metal alloy. With detailed baroque wirework, tiny turquoise cabochons with beautifully aged green color, and pyramidal amethysts. 1 1/2 inches long and just under 1 inch wide. Excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063924
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Beautiful dimensional bracelet with repousse work in pre-Columbian style motifs. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO MEX and signed CP or OP. It weighs 51 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 3 3/4 inches wide in front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 6 1/2 inches. Overall excellent condition...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #1063923
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Fabulous vintage necklace with thirteen glowing "dragon's breath" glass cabochons simulating fire opals, in baroque, deeply worked settings. Marked STERLING, TAXCO, EMMA, and numbered 279. This is the mark of Emma Melendez of Taxco, active 1953-1971. Slide clasp. 16 inches wearable length and 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063922
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Early pre-eagle large bracelet with a lacy flower form pattern. Circa 1940. Marked STERLING 925 TAXCO. With a darkened aged finish. It weighs 59 grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 4 inches wide in the front and with a wearable length (when the edges meet) of 7 inches. Excellent condition. No dents. Photos enlarged to show detail...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #1063921
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$245.00
Beautiful unusual bracelet with inlaid abalone and large hemispheres along the edge. Marked SHG or SHC, TAXCO MEX STERLING 925, and with eagle 3...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063919
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Lovely brooch in the form of a winged insect. Marked 925 STERLING MADE IN MEXICO, and with a maker's mark consisting of a conjoined J and F. Unknown maker but this mark is listed in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. Circa 1940. Beautifully executed in glowing colors with the same guilloche enameling technique used by the Margot de Taxco workshop. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's e...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063918
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Chunky dimensional bracelet with hinged crescent form links with incised decoration and applied silver beads. Circa 1935, with early pre-eagle marks. Marked MEXICO SILVER. With pin closure which is attached on both ends, making a nice double chain when closed. Substantial at 81grams. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. 7 inches wearable length, just under 7/8 inch wide, and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. No ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1063917
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Vintage necklace with large openwork drops with incised decoration alternating with smaller drops with silver hemispheres. Circa 1935, with early pre-eagle marks. Marked E BARENA (the R, E, and N are obscured), TAXCO, MEX, and 925. This name is listed in "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. This piece and most of the other Mexican silver I have listed came from one long time collector's estate. Substantial at 72 grams. 15 inches wearable length an...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #790734
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Amazing vintage Antonio Pineda Mexico necklace featuring a silver and onyx layered pendant on a thick black silk velvet cord, with matching silver balls on the ends of the cord. Circa 1950 or 1960. Marked with the crown shaped Antonio Taxco mark, also marked HECHO EN MEXICO, 970, design letters/numbers YY 634, and with the eagle assay mark. It weighs 52 grams. The pendant slides along the cord, which is very soft and drapes beautifully once tied, with the weight of the silver balls on the ends. ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #790693
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Matched pair of silver bracelets with matching screwback earrings. Not marked or signed but tests positive for sterling silver. These are probably Mexican, circa 1950. The linked coil design is in the style of MATL snake headed jewelry, and also reminiscent of Los Castillo designs. From a Baltimore estate. The bracelets have hook closures. All together the pieces weigh 79 grams. Each bracelet is 7 3/4 inches long and just under 7/8 inch wide. The earrings are 3/4 inch wide. Exce...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #790686
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Early vintage Mexico sterling bracelet with fabulous graphic impact. Circa 1940, made before the eagle assay mark was introduced in 1948. Marked R. RIVERA, 925 SILVER, and TAXCO in a cartouche. These marks are listed on page 56 of "The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks" by Bille Hougart. Classic sinuous feather form design with decorative oxidized detail in the recessed areas. It weighs 51 grams. With slide clasp and safety chain. 1 3/8 inches wide and 7 3/8 inches...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #692485
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$55.00
Beautiful vintage mid century modern Mexico sterling screwback earrings with copper and malachite inlay. From a Baltimore estate. Marked STERLING TAXCO with an illegible set of initials, and also marked with a design number of 5. Each earring has a depiction of a running figure. The top posts of the earrings have matching stone inlay.

1 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inch wide. Excellent condition. No loss to inlay. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #692477
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Lovely and charming vintage Mexican sterling and azurite/malachite stone inlay screwback drop earrings in the form of women with bows on their heads. Marked STERLING, MEXICO, and TAXCO, in a very early looking mark. 1930s - 1950s. The stone inlay gives them the look of Ledesma.

1 5/8 inches long. Excellent condition. The skirt of the earring on the right has an open matrix (dark area) in the inlay but this is naturally occurring in the matte open finish stone, and not a loss to the inlay. ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #691924
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Beautiful baroque style sterling necklace with a very large brilliant synthetic color changing alexandrite stone as a centerpiece. Marked NESTOR 925 and STERLING MEXICO. 1940s, without an eagle mark. The stone changes color from intense warm purple under daylight and yellow light, to violet blue under white light.

15 inches wearable length by 1/2 inch wide along the sides. The centerpiece is 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches long. Excellent condition. On the back of the centerpiece, visible in ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #691920
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Excellent vintage Sigi sterling and jasper bangle with two hinges. Marked SIGI, STERLING, HECHO EN MEXICO, and with design number 244. C. 1960. This piece is pictured on page 198 of "Mexican Silver" by Morrill and Berk. With a slide clasp and safety catch. Substantial at 71 grams/2.5 ounces. An outstanding mid-century modern piece.

1 1/2 inches wide at center and 7 inches inside circumference. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1960 item #691914
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Lovely vintage silver enameled link necklace by Margot Van Voorhies Carr. 1950s. Marked MARGOT DE TAXCO, STERLING MEXICO, with eagle number 16, and with design number 5614. A signature Margot enameling technique, with leaf forms enameled in translucent green and small circular shapes in opaque white with tiny black speckles. Photos do not capture the fine detail of the enameling. Slide clasp. Fresh and beautiful and very wearable.

Wearable length is 16 inches. 1/2 inch wide. Excellent cond...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1950 item #691523
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Fabulous and iconic vintage Mexican silver feather or leaf form clamper by Alfredo Villasana. Early 1940s, pre eagle mark. Marked with the conjoined AV for Villasana, TAXCO, HECHO EN MEXICO, and STERLING 925. Substantial at 78 grams/2.7 ounces. A stunning collectible piece.

Great size -- 3 1/4 inches wide at center front and 6 1/2 inches inside circumference. Excellent condition. There is oxidation on the hinge on the inside only; this does not show when the piece is worn. Photos enlarged to ...