Bueno - Vintage Mexican Modernist Silver Jewelry and Metalwork
Kim Matthews, proprietor
Left: Spratling 980 jaguar pin, not for sale.
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.
Black Enamel Trapezoidal Link Bracelet
Sterling and enamel inlay bracelet by JSF, 7" length.
Los Castillo Mixed Metals Bracelet
Smart silver, brass, and copper bracelet marked "Metales Castillo" and design number 144 with box clasp. This is a bracelet for a fairly small wrist, 2-3/8" diameter.
Six 1" links with faux-turquoise cabochons comprise this approximately 7" sterling bracelet signed with a variety of marks, including that of the Rancho Alegre store, Miguel's script signature, and the script initials of the silversmith, ERE. Also design number 237 and eagle assay mark #3. Hidden box clasp and safety chain. Screwbacked dangle earrings have matching marks.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Link Bracelet
Six dimensional sterling links comprise this 6-3/4" bracelet designed by Miguel for the Rancho Alegre shop. Signed and numbered with Miguel's script signature, Rancho Alegre, Sterling, Taxco, 925. With hook-and-eye closure.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Cuff
Early carved dyed onyx and sterling bracelet by Miguel. Large and hefty, with a 2 x 2.5" opening and 1-1/8 x 1-7/8" cabochon. Signed with Miguel's early block-letter mark, sterling, Mexico, 925. No eagle assay mark or design number. Stone face has a tiny flake that does not detract but should be mentioned.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Sterling Link Bracelet
Six 5/8 x 1" links total approximately 7" in this sterling bracelet signed with a variety of marks: Miguel's script signature, "sterling," GVE smith initials, and Rancho Alegre store mark. Also design number 291 and eagle assay mark #3. Hidden box clasp.
Miguel Melendez Mosaic Bracelet
Stone mosaic and sterling serpent-head link bracelet by Miguel Melendez. Condition good with exception of some surface scratches which can be buffed out. 5/8 x 7-7/8." Was $175
Miguel Melendez Geometric Mosaic Bracelet
Mosaic inlay and sterling link bracelet comprised of six 5/8" high links, 2-1/2" diameter, signed and numbered. Includes substantial safety chain. Was $225
Miguel Melendez Tigereye Bracelet
Six sterling oval links set with cabochons of tigereye measuring 7/8" x 1-1/4" for a total length of roughly 7-1/4" inches comprise this clean, modern bracelet signed Miguel Melendez (encircled M). Also stamped "sterling Mexico" and eagle assay #3. With safety chain.
Rafael Melendez Cuff Bracelets
Unusual pair of 980 silver bracelets by Rafael Salvador Melendez Adan, marked with conjoined "RM," also "980", "Taxco." Opening, 2 x 2-1/2". Some fissures in one bracelet, do not go all the way through.
Reveri Panel Bracelet
2-1/2" diameter bracelet of eight 5/8 x 7/8" curved and hinged sterling panels with box clasp and safety chain. Signed with the "R in a C" mark, sterling Mexico, design number 50 and applied eagle assay #3.
Reveri Cuff Bracelet
Beautifully handcrafted modernist cuff by Reveriano and Maria Castillo, design #26. Signed with the "R in a C" mark with eagle assay #3 applique. 2-1/2" across, 2" deep, 2" high, opening 1-1/2". Some wear.
Reveri Design #50 Earrings
3/4 x 5/8" sterling screwbacked earrings, signed with the "R in a C" mark, eagle assay, and design #50. See matching bracelet.
Reveri Wave Earrings
1/2" x 1-1/4" sterling screwbacked earrings signed with the "R in a C" mark and design number 26 (?). See design #26 bracelet.
Ric Mixed Metals Bracelet
Wonderful deco tricolor bracelet by Erika Hult de Corral, signed and numbered. Opening 2-1/8 x 2-3/4".
Early Taxco 980 Link Bracelet
Classic, elegant 980 silver link bracelet comprised of five approx. 3/4 x 1-1/8" links totaling 6-1/4" length. Hook and eye closure, stamped "Taxco 980" on one link.
Casa Maya Style Demiparure
1" diameter copper screwbacked earrings with brass and copper wire appliques and matching panel bracelet 1-3/8" x 7-3/8", each marked "Made in Mexico"
Sterling demiparure consisting of an oval and dome link bracelet and matching earrings by Ana Nunez Brilanti. Screwback earrings measure 5/8 x 3/4" and are signed "Victoria Taxco Mexico" in a circle as well as eagle assay #12. Bracelet comprised of nine 5/8 x 3/4" links for a total length of 7-1/8." Signed "Victoria Taxco Mexico" in a circle, "sterling," eagle assay #12, "Cony," and design number 21.