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Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875   

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details      
  
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
Tane Silver Choker Necklace
  Tane Silver Choker Necklace   Sold

This striking, unusual necklace by Tane consists of 17 square links of horn framed in sterling silver. There is a silver ball in the center of each of the horn plaques. They are 3/4" to a side. The necklace weighs a hefty 235 grams. It is 16 3/4 " in length. The safety clasp is gold. The necklace comes in Tane's presentation case. Tane is Mexico's version of Tiffany. They are known for their exquisitely designed and crafted silver hollow ware and jewelry as well as jewelry of gold.

William Spratling Silver and Azure Malachite Cross Pendant   Sold  

This quadruple sterling silver cross with azure malachite is a rare piece of the work of silver master, William Spratling. It is totally reversible with the beautifully colored green stones showing on both sides. The cross measures 4 3/8 inches in length including the bail. It is 2 1/2 inches in width. The piece weighs a substantial 63 grams. It is marked with the Spratling de Mexico in a circle mark that he used from 1949 - 1952. The shape of the silver made it difficult to get a total strike... Click for details
William Spratling Silver and Azure Malachite Cross Pendant
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
  Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details

Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace   $2,250  

Frederick Davis (1880 - 1961), while not the household name of William Spratling, actually preceded him in terms of bringing Mexican design to the fore. Davis worked in Mexico City designing for more than 20 years for Sanborn's, the department store where tourists, among other things, could purchase jewelry and antiques. This necklace consists of seven slightly convex triangles with an oval cabochon amethyst set in each. The stones are richly colored. The triangles are one inch long. Between... Click for details
Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace
Silver Ring with Wood Dots
  Silver Ring with Wood Dots   $250

Well made band ring of very heavy sterling silver with inset dots of wood. The wood may be ebony. The circles vary in size. The silver making up the band is 1/8 " thick. The ring is half an inch wide. Three identical rings are available in sizes 5 1/2; 6 3/4 and 7 1/2. They are made in Mexico. Each priced at $250.

Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

In addition to being a finely made Thousand Pyramids doll quilt, this is also a charm quilt meaning that no fabric is repeated. Each triangle is made of a different printed material. I don't believe I know of another doll quilt with this great feature. The quilt measures 14" x 15". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings
  Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings   $295

Tane is Mexico's answer to Tiffany's fine jewelry. They have been in business for more than 70 years. Both pairs of these Tane earrings combine wonderfully textured sterling silver with smooth gold vermeil. They have posts for pierced ears. The top pair measures one inch to a side. The round pair is 7/8" in diameter. Both are in excellent condition; made circa 1990.

Matl (Matilde Poulat) Silver Bracelet with Amethyst and Turquoise   Sold  

Mexico City jeweler Matilde Poulat worked under the name Matl. She is known for her ornate use of stones, particularly amethyst and turquoise, combined with curvilinear silver elements. This bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches in wearable length. It is one inch wide.The hallmark dates it to about 1950. Matl's work has been shown in numerous museum exhibits and is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The bracelet is a perfect companion to her necklace listed as item... Click for details
Matl (Matilde Poulat) Silver Bracelet with Amethyst and Turquoise
Matilde Poulat (Matl) Silver Necklace with Amethyst and Turquoise
  Matilde Poulat (Matl) Silver Necklace with Amethyst and Turquoise   Sold

This ornate necklace is typical of the Baroque style of the late Mexican designer Matilde Poulat who worked under the name Matl. She is known for her elaborate use of amethyst and turquoise with scrolled silver designs. This fine example was made in the 1940's - 50's. The necklace has a wearable length of approximately 18 inches. It is difficult to measure precisely because of the natural curve of the piece. A companion bracelet is offered as item 1392957. Matl's work has been exhibited in... Click for details

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