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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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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:  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: 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: 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: Los Castillo Beaded Leaf Pin Los Castillo Beaded Leaf Pin

7/8 x 2-1/8" sterling repousse pin by Los Castillo, design number 710, double stamped Los Castillo Taxco Sterling circular marks, and letter H.
$ 95

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KBueno: Los Castillo Flower Dress Clip Los Castillo Flower Dress Clip

Large (2-1/2 x 3-3/8") early Los Castillo sterling dress (or hair?) pin, fully signed with straight-line block-letter mark on two-pronged finding as well as back, design number 460(?).
$ 195

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KBueno: Los Castillo Eagle Profile Pin Los Castillo Eagle Profile Pin

Unusual mixed-media pin combining Mosaico Azteca and Onix Negro techniques in a brass setting. 1 x 1-1/8", signed "ONMA," Los Castillo Mexico circular mark, and design number 34.
$ 95

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KBueno: Los Castillo Figural Pins Los Castillo Figural Pins

Early pair of figural sterling pins, signed with block-style signature and design# 101. She's roughly 3/4 x 1-7/8"; he's about 3/4 x 2-1/8".
$ 250

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KBueno: Aztec Mosaic Pinwheel Pin Aztec Mosaic Pinwheel Pin

Beautifully made 2" diameter sterling and azurmalachite inlay pin in the style of (and possibly made by) Los Castillo. Partially struck double sterling marks read "Sterling Taxco" and "Hecho en Mexico". Design #128, no eagle assay.
$ 80

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KBueno: Los Castillo Pegasus Scatter Pins Los Castillo Pegasus Scatter Pins

Pair of sterling Los Castillo Pegasus pins, likely a Margot design. Interestingly, one bears the earlier straight-line block-letter mark, and the other, a later circular mark. Both include identical design numbers. 1-1/4" diameter.
$ 195

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KBueno: Los Castillo Lock and Key Pin Los Castillo Lock and Key Pin

Early-mid 1940s Los Castillo sheet sterling pin in the form of an escutcheon with keyhole and dangling key on chain, 2 x 2-1/2". Key/chain 3-3/8" long. Signed with straight-line block letter mark and design number 134.
$ 250

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KBueno: Los Castillo Abstract Dress Pin Los Castillo Abstract Dress Pin

Early, hefty sterling pin signed with the straight-line block-letter "Los Castillo Taxco" mark and design number 419, pre- eagle assay. 1 x 2", with a small pendant loop on the reverse upper left, suggesting that matching pieces may have been available.
$ 110

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KBueno: Los Castillo Swag Pin Los Castillo Swag Pin

Early (pre-eagle assay) Los Castillo sterling pin, signed on applied plaque with block-letter mark and design number 635. 1-3/4 x 3-1/2".
$ 175

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KBueno: Los Castillo Fish Pin Los Castillo Fish Pin

Early fun sterling fish pin by Los Castillo, signed and numbered. 1 x 1-1/2".
$ 95

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KBueno: Los Castillo Mixed Media Demiparure Los Castillo Mixed Media Demiparure

Daisy motif pin and earrings combine Mosaico Azteca and Metales Casados techniques. Fully signed and numbered, max. width earrings 1 x 2", pin 2-1/4" x 2-5/8" approx.
$ 225

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KBueno: Los Castillo Mosaico Azteca Pin Los Castillo Mosaico Azteca Pin

3/4 x 1-3/4" sterling with azurmalachite inlay pin signed with double-circle "Mosaico Azteca" and "Los Castillo Taxco", "Hecho en Mexico." Design number cut out of backing, so only part remains.
$ 95

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KBueno: Los Castillo Angelfish Pin Los Castillo Angelfish Pin

Superbly crafted '40s sterling angelfish with dyed onyx eye, 2 x 3", signed "Los Castillo Taxco" with the straight-line mark as well as "Sterling Made in Mexico" and design number 349.
$ 625

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KBueno: Margot de Taxco Enamel Man and Woman Pins Margot de Taxco Enamel Man and Woman Pins

1 x 1-3/4" beautifully enameled pair of sterling figural pins by Margot, signed and design numbered 5414 with #16 eagle assay mark, with speckled enamel serape and scarf.
$ 275

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KBueno: Maricela Leaf Demiparure Maricela Leaf Demiparure

Hefty cast sterling leaf pin and earrings by Isidro Garcia Pina, signed "Maricela, Tasco," sterling, etc. 7/8 x 2-1/8" pin; screwbacked earrings measure 5/8 x 1-1/8"
$ 125

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KBueno: Casa Maya Fish Pin Casa Maya Fish Pin

Fantastic 3D copper and brass fish by Maya, signed "Maya Mexico," with amethyst eye and undulating fins and tail. 2-3/4 x 3."
$ 165

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KBueno: Casa Maya Bird Man Pin Casa Maya Bird Man Pin

1-5/8 x 4-1/4" articulated brass and copper polychrome pin signed "Maya Mexico." Terrific surreal design.
$ 150

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KBueno: Casa Maya Brass Pin/Pendant Casa Maya Brass Pin/Pendant

2-1/4" diameter brass pin with pendant bale and respousse decoration signed "Maya Mexico."
$ 60

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KBueno: Casa Maya Large Mask Pin Casa Maya Large Mask Pin

2-1/2 x 2-2/8" brass and copper applique pin with safety clasp signed with the stylized "Maya Mexico" oval mark.
$ 125

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KBueno: Miguel Abstract Pin Miguel Abstract Pin

1-1/2 x 1/3/8" sterling pin designed by Miguel Garcia Martinez and made by smith Adan Alvarado for the Rancho Alegre store. Fully marked including eagle assay #1 and design number 115.
$ 95

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KBueno: Miguel Wreath Pin Miguel Wreath Pin

2-1/8 x 2-1/2" sterling wreath with dimensional tendrils by Miguel. Stamped twice with his early block-letter mark and "sterling Mexico 925". No eagle assay or design number.
$ 95

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KBueno: Miguel Garcia Martinez Spiral Motif Pin Miguel Garcia Martinez Spiral Motif Pin

Bold and modern 2 x 2-1/8" hexagonal brooch in sterling signed Miguel Garcia Martinez in script. Marks include smith Adan Alvarado's initials, design number 108, and Rancho Alegre store stamp.
$ 125

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KBueno: Miguel Garcia Martinez Cutwork Pin Miguel Garcia Martinez Cutwork Pin

2 x 2-1/4" sterling pin with an undulating curvilinear motif, signed "Miguel" in script as well as smith mark AA for Adan Alvarado, design number 114 and Rancho Alegre store stamp.
$ 125

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KBueno: Miguel Melendez Demiparure Miguel Melendez Demiparure

Amethyst or amethyst glass brooch and earring set by Miguel Melendez. Marked sterling with assay mark and signed with Miguel's "M in a circle" mark, the pin measures 1-1/4 x 2-1/4" and the screwbacked earrings, 3/4 x 1-1/8."
$ 225

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KBueno: Miguel Melendez Mosaic Circle Pin Miguel Melendez Mosaic Circle Pin

1-1/2" diameter sterling PreColumbian eagle motif surrounded by azurmalachite mosaic inlay by Miguel Melendez, signed "M in a circle", "Mexico," "Sterling Hecho en Taxco" in a circle, and eagle assay #3.
$ 75

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KBueno: Miguel Melendez Swirl Pin Miguel Melendez Swirl Pin

Amethyst or amethyst glass is set in sterling in this elegant brooch by Miguel Melendez. Marked sterling with assay mark and signed with Miguel's "M in a circle" mark, it measures 1-1/4 x 2-1/4"
$ 150

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KBueno: Miguel Melendez Naturalistic Pin Miguel Melendez Naturalistic Pin

2 x 1-5/8" sterling pin with faceted amethyst (glass) stone. Signed "Sterling Taxco" Melendez' encircled M mark, and eagle #3.
$ 95

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KBueno: Miguel Melendez Moon and Star Set Miguel Melendez Moon and Star Set

Unusual celestial themed dimensional pin and earrings by Miguel Melendez featuring garnet "stars" on a heavily oxidized background. All pieces, including findings, signed with "M in a circle" mark, sterling, etc. Pin, 1-3/4" diameter, earrings, 1-1/4" diameter. Was $295
$ 250

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