Catalogue: Jewelry (270)


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 with Turquoise Brooches
Mexican Silver Brooches with Amethyst
  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.

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.
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup
William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener
  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 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.
William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener
Silver and Copper Victoria Cufflinks; Circa 1945
  Silver and Copper Victoria Cufflinks; Circa 1945   $185

Both pairs of cufflinks were made by the well known Mexican studio Victoria. This dates the pair prior to 1953 when the name of the studio was combined with "Cony". Round silver and copper cufflinks measure 1 inch in diameter. Square pair is sterling, copper, brass and another grey metal which I cannot specify. The dark area on the left one is a shadow only; it is not on the actual cufflink. Measure 7/8 inch square.

William Spratling Sterling Silver Earrings   Sold  

Three pairs of William Spratling sterling silver earrings from the 1940's: Upper left - Squash blossom design: 3/4" in diameter $335 Upper right - 1" in diameter SOLD Bottom - 3/4" in diameter SOLD
William Spratling Sterling Silver Earrings
Los Castillo Sterling Brooch and Earrings
  Los Castillo Sterling Brooch and Earrings   $550

Sterling silver abstract pin and earrings by Los Castillo, circa 1950. Brooch measures 2" x 2". Earrings are screwbacks; 1 3/8" in diameter. All in original, untouched condition.

Three Sigi Pineda Silver Brooches; Circa 1950   Sold  

Three silver brooches by Sigi Pineda in his characteristic biomorphic style. Fish measures just under 3" wide and 1 1/8" top to bottom. Eye is a silver bead. $195 Flower with green stones that are probably aventurine measures 3" tall and 1 1/2" wide. SOLD Abstract brooch measures 2 1/2" wide and 1" tall; $225.
Three Sigi Pineda Silver Brooches; Circa 1950
3 Hector Aguilar Silver Pins; Circa 1950
  3 Hector Aguilar Silver Pins; Circa 1950   Sold

Three pins by the well known Mexican designer, Hector Aguilar. The stick pin has an onyx stone; the decorative portion of the pin measures 1 inch in length; price is $325. Triangle pin measures both 2 1/4" in width and in length; $475. Bar pin is 2 1/2" wide and 1/2" tall; $325. Both bar and triangle pins are illustrated in Penny Morrill's "Silver Masters of Mexico".

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