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K Bueno - Vintage Mexican Modernist Silver Jewelry and Metalwork
Established 2001

Kim Matthews, proprietor
Email: kim@kimmatthewsart.com


All items in good to excellent condition unless otherwise indicated.

Left: Spratling 980 jaguar pin, not for sale.

KBueno: Antonio Piņeda Serpent Head Cufflinks Antonio Piņeda Serpent Head Cufflinks

7/8 x 1-1/4" 970 silver cufflinks attributed to Antonio Piņeda. One link is marked "Sterling Mexico Silver" and the other, 970 only. Superb quality and design consistent with Antonio's work.
$ 165

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KBueno: Antonio Pineda 970 Bull Cufflinks Antonio Pineda 970 Bull Cufflinks

7/8" w x 3/4" high 970 silver plaques with bull cutouts, tight handmade toggles. Signed with the Antonio Taxco crown, Hecho en Mexico, silver 970, and eagle assay #17.
$ 225

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KBueno: Early Antonio Pineda Amethyst Earrings Early Antonio Pineda Amethyst Earrings

1/2" x 7/8" sterling screwbacked earrings with amethyst cabochons signed "Silver by Tono" and eagle assay #17.
$ 250

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KBueno: Antonio Piņeda Geometric Tie Clip Antonio Piņeda Geometric Tie Clip

3/8 x 1-9/16" geometric applique, spring clip type tie clasp in 970 silver, signed and numbered with Antonio crown and #3 eagle mark, as well as Cooperativa Castillo mark.
$ 65

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KBueno: Antonio Pineda Tigereye Cabochon Earrings Antonio Pineda Tigereye Cabochon Earrings

5/8" x 1-3/16" 970 silver pierced/clip earrings with tigereye cabochons, signed with the Antonio crown, 970, Hecho en Mexico, and eagle assay #17.
$ 250

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KBueno: Antonio Piņeda Earrings Antonio Piņeda Earrings

Rare, early (c. 1949-50) Antonio silver screwbacked earrings, signed "Silver by Tono" on findings, no other marks. 1/2 x 1-1/2".
$ 200

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KBueno: Antonio Piņeda Chrysoprase Pin Antonio Piņeda Chrysoprase Pin

Marked 970 silver and eagle #17 as well as "Hecho en Mexico," this elegant repousse pin is set with a beautiful 3/8 x 1/2" green cabochon. 1-1/2 x 2". Note: no Antonio crown mark.
$ 250

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KBueno: Carmen Beckmann Sterling Ladle Carmen Beckmann Sterling Ladle

Hefty signed sterling ladle by Carmen Beckmann, 2 x 5". Eagle assay and other marks unclear.
$ 75

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KBueno: Carmen Beckmann Face Earrings Carmen Beckmann Face Earrings

Carved chrysocolla faces are set into sterling and backed with screw findings, signed only "Beckmann Sterling" and measuring 5/8 x 3/4".
$ 60

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed Vase Pin Bernice Goodspeed Vase Pin

1.5 x 1.5" sterling flower holder pin by Bernice Goodspeed, signed "Plata B Taxco" Mexico, 925."
$ 95

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed PreColumbian Earrings Bernice Goodspeed PreColumbian Earrings

7/8 x 1" sterling screwbacked earrings signed "B Plata Taxco."
$ 95

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed Bernice Goodspeed "Eye" Pin

1-3/8 x 2" nielloed sterling pin by Bernice Goodspeed, signed "B" in a "Taxco Mexico" circle, eagle assay #3 and stamped sterling.
$ 175

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed Three-dome Pin Bernice Goodspeed Three-dome Pin

1-1/8 x 2-3/8" sterling pin signed "Plata B Taxco" and stamped 925, probably made prior to 1947.
$ 125

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed Sterling Dome Pin Bernice Goodspeed Sterling Dome Pin

1 x 2" early Bernice Goodspeed pin signed "Plata B Taxco" in a circle as well as "925, sterling Mexico." Pre-eagle assay mark, no safety clasp on pressure clasp.
$ 95

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KBueno: Bernice Goodspeed Inlaid Earrings Bernice Goodspeed Inlaid Earrings

7/8" square screwbacked silver earrings with crushed stone inlay surrounding a floral motif signed "Taxco B Mexico" in a circle on each.
$ 85

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KBueno: Articulated Sterling Tribal Figural Pin Articulated Sterling Tribal Figural Pin

Not sure whose design this originally was, as it has been done by Los Castillo and Francisco Rivera, among others. This particular pin is signed "CD" in angular letters surrounded by "sterling, Taxco, 925" in a circle. It measures 1-3/8 x 2-7/8" and is an example of modernist Mexican design at its finest.
$ 195

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KBueno: Geometric Choker Geometric Choker

15" sterling choker with cutout design links, signed "CET", "Taxco", and #3 eagle mark. WAS $135
$ 95

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KBueno: Chato Castillo Dome Demiparure Chato Castillo Dome Demiparure

Very early Chato three-dome silver pin with C catch, 3/4 x 2-1/8" approx. and 15/16" diameter with wire clip-style findings. Marked only "Taxco" and conjoined JTC in a cartouche. Earrings nearly perfect but pin is shows its age/wear in some dimples and a slightly kinked stem. Was $165
$ 125

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KBueno: Chato Castillo 980 Grape Pin Chato Castillo 980 Grape Pin

1 x 2-3/8" early Chato Castillo pin with a grape cluster and leaves motif, signed with the conjoined "JTC" mark and Taxco 980. Pin stem is slightly kinked; c-style closure. Was $175
$ 145

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KBueno: Delfino Kinetic Earrings Delfino Kinetic Earrings

Delicate, light classic modernist sterling and faux (?) pearl screwbacked earrings signed "Delfino, Sterling, Taxco, Mexico" in block letters.Approx 2-1/2" long.
$ 95

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KBueno: Enrique Ledesma Chrysacolla Necklace Enrique Ledesma Chrysacolla Necklace

15" link necklace of 3/16 x 9/16" sterling links with chrysacolla inlay, signed Ledesma, Hecho en Mexico, eagle #3, design #205(?).
$ 800

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KBueno: Ric Birds Pin Ric Birds Pin

Early Ric sterling pin with amethyst cabochon eyes, 1-3/8 x 2-7/8", marked "sterling" in two places, design number 55, and "Ric" with eagle assay #3.
$ 175

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KBueno: Ric Petal Earrings Ric Petal Earrings

Elegant sterling earrings by Erika Hult de Corral, 1/2 x 1-1/2", design #15, eagle assay #3 with screw/clip combo findings and "Ric" script mark.
$ 95

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KBueno: Francisco Rivera Face Pin Francisco Rivera Face Pin

1-5/8" square sterling profile pin signed with conjoined FR, "sterling Mexico Taxco 925."
$ 150

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KBueno: Francisco Rivera Floral Pin Francisco Rivera Floral Pin

1 x 1-7/8" symmetrical double-flower motif pin signed "FR" in script and eagle assay #3.
$ 150

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KBueno: Francisco Rivera for Emma Earrings Francisco Rivera for Emma Earrings

1 x 1-1/2" sterling trapezoid dangle earrings with loaf-shaped obsidian, signed and numbered.
$ 95

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Horse Bolo Gerardo Lopez Horse Bolo

Beautifully crafted horse profile (3/4 x 7/8") and decorated sterling tips adorn this 20-1/2" bolo signed "Lopez Taxco" in a cartouche and eagle number 26.
$ 225

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Cupid and the Swan Chatelaine Pin Gerardo Lopez Cupid and the Swan Chatelaine Pin

1 x 1-3/4" Cupid attaches by chain to two repousse swans measuring 1-1/2 x 1-7/8" in 980 silver, each component with pin and safety clasp, signed "Lopez Taxco" in a cartouche as well as eagle number 26 and "Hecho en Mexico."
$ 325

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Poesies Gerardo Lopez Poesies

Pair of 1 x 2-1/2" ewer flower holder pins by Lopez. Purchased from one estate, one is marked 925 and the other is 980 silver. 925 pin is somewhat abraded and bent. Were $175
$ 150

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Naturalistic Earrings Gerardo Lopez Naturalistic Earrings

3/4 x 1" sterling screwbacked earrings with half-dome and stylized plant design. Signed with the Lopez, Taxco cartouche mark, late '50s/early 1960s.
$ 85

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez 980 Moderne Pin Gerardo Lopez 980 Moderne Pin

Beautifully worked scroll and leaf pattern pin, 1-1/4 x 3-1/8", signed with early Lopez oval mark, 980, and eagle #26.
$ 165

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Earrings Gerardo Lopez Earrings

Approx. 5/8 x 1-1/8" sterling and obsidian screwbacked earrings by Gerardo Lopez. Signed with "Lopez Taxco" oval and eagle assay.
$ 75

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KBueno: Gerardo Lopez Scroll Earrings Gerardo Lopez Scroll Earrings

5/8" x 1-1/8" sterling scroll design earrings by Lopez, signed with the "Lopez Taxco" cartouche and eagle assay #26, screw findings.
$ 95

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KBueno: Gomez Antonio-style Cufflinks Gomez Antonio-style Cufflinks

970 silver Antonio-style cufflinks signed "MGI" in a peanutlike shape, as well as "MI Gomez Taxco Mexico" in an oval, nice handmade toggles, 3/4 x 1".
$ 125

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KBueno: Hector Aguilar Three-Bead Earrings Hector Aguilar Three-Bead Earrings

940 silver earrings, 5/8 x 3/4". Stacked mark on screw back dates from 1948-1955. Other screw bears eagle assay mark.
$ 195

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KBueno: Hector Aguilar Butterfly Pin Hector Aguilar Butterfly Pin

Signed 940 silver butterfly pin by Hactor Aguilar, approx. 1 x 1-1/8".
$ 125

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KBueno: Hector Aguilar Lyre Earrings Hector Aguilar Lyre Earrings

1/2 x 1-1/4" 940 silver earrings signed with the 1955-62 "HA" mark as pictured in Morrill's Silver Masters of Mexico.
$ 250

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KBueno: Hector Aguilar Stirrup Earrings Hector Aguilar Stirrup Earrings

1/2 x 1-1/4" 940 silver dangle earrings signed 940 Taxco and the HA intaglio mark of 1940-48.
$ 250

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KBueno: Hector Aguilar Shooting Star Earrings Hector Aguilar Shooting Star Earrings

Approx. 5/8" x 1" 940 silver Hector earrings, ca. 1940-45 signed with indented initials and content marks and stamped "Taxco." One screw finding has some worn threads near the top. Were $250
$ 195

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KBueno:  HT HT "Bull's Eye " Pin and Earrings

Beautifully patinated 3D pendant and matching earrings in sterling. Marked with unidentified cipher appearing to be a conjoined H and T, eagle assay mark #20. Pin, approx. 1-3/4" diameter, earrings, just under 1" diameter. WAS $65
$ 50

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KBueno: HT Circle Link Pin HT Circle Link Pin

Four interlocked sterling circles comprise this simple, modern pin by the artist who signed his/her work with a conjoined "HT". Also marked "Sterling, Hecho en Mexico, 925." 1 x 2-1/8".
$ 60

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KBueno: Chato Castillo 980 Bar Pin Chato Castillo 980 Bar Pin

Approx. 3/4 x 2-1/4" 980 c-clasp pin with two incised rectangular plaques flanking a dozen 1/4" domes. Signed "Taxco 980" and conjoined "JTC" mark.
$ 175

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KBueno: Sterling and Enamel Bracelet and Earrings Sterling and Enamel Bracelet and Earrings

Trapezoidal link bracelet and matching earrings in sterling with red enamel accents signed JSF, bracelet approximately 6" long with 7/8" links and earrings.
$ 125

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KBueno: JSF Enamel Fish Earrings JSF Enamel Fish Earrings

7/16 x 9/16" green enamel and sterling fish motif earrings by JSF. Taxco, eagle assay 3, sterling, etc. marks.
$ 35

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KBueno: Black Enamel Trapezoidal Link Bracelet Black Enamel Trapezoidal Link Bracelet

Sterling and enamel inlay bracelet by JSF, 7" length.
$ 95

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KBueno: Enrique Ledesma Obsidian Dangle Earrings Enrique Ledesma Obsidian Dangle Earrings

1/2 x 1-1/4" dangle earrings by Enrique Ledesma. These appear to be fairly early, as they lack a design number and assay mark. Stamped "Ledesma Silver" and "925" with "Mexico" hand engraved into each.
$ 95

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KBueno: Enrique Ledesma Octopus Pin Enrique Ledesma Octopus Pin

Beautifully restored by former Los Castillo artisans in Mexico City, this azurmalachite inlay pin measures 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" and is signed "Ledesma, Taxco, Hecho en Mexico, 925" and eagle assay mark #3.
$ 150

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KBueno: Enrique Ledesma Inlaid Hoop Earrings Enrique Ledesma Inlaid Hoop Earrings

Sterling and chrysacolla inlaid hoop earrings, approx. 7/8 x 1" high. Signed "Ledesma, Taxco, Hecho en Mexico", design #236 and eagle assay #3.
$ 125

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KBueno: Enrique Ledesma Large Dangle Earrings Enrique Ledesma Large Dangle Earrings

Design number 212 azurmalachite(?) and sterling earrings by Ledesma for the Plateria Cortes, fully signed and eagle marked. 3/4 x 1-3/4". Note variation in stone finishes.
$ 95

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KBueno: Los Castillo 980 Button Cufflinks Los Castillo 980 Button Cufflinks

Early forties PreColumbian motif cufflinks by Los Castillo in 980 silver, 5/8 x 3/4", signed with early fat block-letter mark.
$ 150

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