Catalogue: Jewelry (265)


Margot de Taxco Silver Earrings   Sold   

Two pairs of Mexican silver earrings, sold separately. Enamel pair on left are a beautiful shade of peacock blue with black. Measure 1 1/2" in length including silver ball and 7/8" wide. Identical to design by Margot de Taxco but not signed as such. Silver locks with keys are unusual and whimsical. Fully marked with Margot signature. Measure 1 1/8" in length (without chain) and almost 3/4" wide. Both pairs in excellent condition.      
  
Margot de Taxco Silver Earrings
Set of Four William Spratling Tequila Cups
  Set of Four William Spratling Tequila Cups   $1,425

This is a set of four exquisite sterling and ebony small cups. In the United States, they would be referred to as cordials; in Mexico they are for tequila. Each measures 2 1/2" tall; excellent condition. Rare and beautiful.

Los Castillo Sterling Bracelet: Circa 1950   $435  

Early, heavy sterling silver bracelet by Los Castillo. Wonderfully three dimensional. Fits average size wrist (safety chain makes it difficult to measure precisely). Original safety chain replaced with one that is not integral to the piece and can easily be removed. Circa 1950.
Los Castillo Sterling Bracelet: Circa 1950
William Spratling Ebony and Silver Earrings
  William Spratling Ebony and Silver Earrings   Sold

Two pairs of sterling and ebony earrings by the silver master, William Spratling. Pair on left is cabochon shaped; measures almost 3/4" in diameter; $395. Wood is flat on right pair with dome shaped silver center; 5/8" diameter; SOLD

Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Letter Opener   $695  

Streamlined classic letter opener by the sought after designer, Hector Aguilar. Made in Taxco, Mexico; circa 1950. Measures 5 3/4" in length.
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Letter Opener
Mexican Silver with Turquoise Brooches
  Mexican Silver with Turquoise Brooches   Sold

I recently purchased unsold store stock from a jeweler in Mexico City. All three of these pins were remaining from the 1940's. Bird is 2 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Tremendous resemblance to early Matl work; $110. Nosegay is 2 3/8" tall and 2 3/8" wide; SOLD. Fish measures 2 1/4" tall and 1 1/2" wide; $95. Each is nicely detailed.

Mexican Silver Brooches with Amethyst   Sold  

All three sterling and amethyst brooches date to the 1940's. Upper left is 980 silver; 1 3/4" wide and 2" long. Photo makes body of the pin appear flat but it is actually curved around the horizontal bar and has a nice dimensionality;$110. Bottom left is 1 1/4" square with a cabochon amethyst approximately 3/4" in diameter. Has much of the look of Fred Davis design; $85. Large brooch on right is 2 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" in length; 980 silver with two amethysts. Very well crafted; $210.
Mexican Silver Brooches with Amethyst
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup
  Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup   $650

Extremely heavy and finely detailed sterling baby cup by Hector Aguilar. Measures 3" in diameter and 2 1/2" tall. Has a small dent that can a jeweler can easily remove. Circa 1950.

William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener   $1,095  

Sterling and, I believe, rosewood letter opener by William Spratling. Measures 9 3/8" in length. Has Spratling's earliest mark, used from 1931-1945. Excellent condition. Rare and elegant.
William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener
William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener
  William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener   $1,150

Extremely rare sterling letter opener by William Spratling with a coin dated 1813. The initials may be those of the person for whom it was custom made or those of an organization for which it was created. Measures 4 1/2" in length. Coin is 1 1/2" in diameter. Has Spratling's mark from the mid 1960's.

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