Bueno - Vintage Mexican Modernist Silver Jewelry and Metalwork
Kim Matthews, proprietor
Left: Spratling 980 jaguar pin, not for sale.
Margot de Taxco Floral Hoop Earrings
1-1/2" diameter sterling screwbacked hoops in an abstracted floral motif by Margot. Signed and design numbered (5719?) on one earrings, eagle assay on the other.
Margot de Taxco Snail Earrings
Approx. 1 x 1-1/8" sterling repousse earrings, one slight kink in left earring. Unsigned left finding, but eagle assay #16 and "Sterling Made in Mexico" appear on right earring.
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.
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"
Casa Maya Money Clip
1-3/4 x 2-1/2" copper and brass repousse money clip signed "Maya Mexico" in block letters.
Casa Maya Dangle Necklace
Four sections totaling 6" in height comprise this signed Maya copper and brass necklace with dyed onyx beaded cascabeles. Chain length approximately 16". Was $110
Casa Maya "Kiss" Belt
1" wide by 31" long soft brown adjustible leather belt with 5-1/4 x 7" polychromed copper and brass figural buckle, signed "Maya Mexico."
Casa Maya Bird Man Pin
1-5/8 x 4-1/4" articulated brass and copper polychrome pin signed "Maya Mexico." Terrific surreal design.
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.
Casa Maya Face Cufflinks
Fun brass repousse cufflinks with copper accents on these button-style cufflinks, 7/8 x 3/4" signed with "Maya Mexico" block-letter mark.
Casa Maya Mixed Metal Belt Buckle
Huge (2-7/8 x 5-1/2") silver, brass, and copper repousse buckle in an abstracted PreColumbian dragon motif, signed "Maya Mexico." Typical lacquer wear as shown.
Casa Maya Style Mixed Metals Figural Necklace
3" high appliquéd figural copper and brass necklace in the style of Maya, but marked only "Mexico."
Casa Maya Mushroom Dangle Earrings
1-3/8 x 2" copper and brass polychrome earrings, signed "Maya Mexico." Stud findings for pierced ears.
Casa Maya Demiparure
Copper and brass repousse figural necklace and earrings signed Maya. 18" chain, 2-1/8 x 3-1/8" pendant.
Casa Maya Feet Trays
Maya's copy of Hubert Harmon's brass foot trays with multicolor dyed onyx cab feet. Signed "Maya, Mexico". Substantial lacquer wear on bottoms, but good condition overall. 3-3/8 x 5-1/2".
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."
Casa Maya Brass Pin/Pendant
2-1/4" diameter brass pin with pendant bale and respousse decoration signed "Maya Mexico."
Casa Maya Style "Armadillo" Earrings
3/4 x 1" copper and brass screwbacked earrings marked only "Mexico" on findings, but certainly in the spirit of Maya's interpretation of Aguilar-Altamirano's "armadillo" designs.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Drop Earrings
Sterling and turquoise dangle earrings designed by Miguel and signed by the smith GVE, design number 281.
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.
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 Tie Bar and Cufflinks Set
1/2 x 1-9/16" sterling tie bar and 11/16 x 7/8" sterling swivel cufflinks designed by Miguel Garcia Martinez and made by Jose Luis Flores, signed and design numbered 838 and 826 respectively.
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 Dangle Earrings
Interesting sterling and turquoise inlay dangle screwbacked earrings by Miguel, design number 1243, includes eagle assay mark 3 and unknown taller's mark (Hnos.G.S.--anyone know this workshop?) 1/2 x 1-1/2" total height.
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.
Miguel Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings
1 x 1-5/8" sterling and turquoise inlay earrings signed "Miguel" in script, design #1370, and stamped with the mystery maker's mark for the G.S. Brothers (Hnos G.S.) as well as sterling and eagle assay marks.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Bolo Tie
Super PreColumbian design sterling 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" high bolo by Miguel for the Rancho Alegre store. Nicely detailed, including undulating trim on cap ends. Fully signed, design number 1080.
Miguel Garcia Martinez Leaf Earrings
Graceful sterling leaf dangle earrings signed Miguel in early block-letter mark, 1/2 x 1-1/2".
Miguel Garcia Martinez Cufflinks
7/8" x 1" sterling and synthethic turquoise swivel-toggle cufflinks signed Miguel for the Rancho Alegre, design number 1314.
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 Garcia Martinez Earrings
1/2 x 1" sterling dangle earrings marked 925, signed Miguel and JLF for Jose Luis Flores, design number 826.
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.
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 Shell and Bead Clip Earrings
Interesting inverted teardrop shape clip earrings by Miguel Garcia Martinez, 7/8 x 1-1/2". Signed "Miguel" in script, design #1233, and eagle assay #3.
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.
Miguel Greek Key Cufflinks
3/4" square sterling cufflinks designed by Miguel Garcia Martinez and crafted by Jose Luis Flores, fully marked, design #837. Niello is light in one area. Were $95
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.
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."
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.
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 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
Miguel Melendez Pendant
3-1/4" cruciform sterling and lapis mosaic pendant with 23" chain. Both pendant and chain signed. Was $225
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.
Miguel Melendez Starburst Earrings
Silver and faceted glass screwbacked earrings by Miguel Melendez, signed with his "M in a circle" and Taxco marks on findings. 1.75" diameter.
Miguel Melendez Sun Pendant
Huge sterling and stone mosaic inlay necklace by Miguel Melendez, 3-1/2" across by 3-1/4" high. Signed with "M in a circle," "sterling, Hecho en Mexico," and eagle assay #3. On a gorgeous, hefty, hand-forged 25" sterling chain that appears to be signed "Sigi, Tasco" on hook closure with eagle assay #3. As found.
Miguel Melendez Kinetic Eagle Pendant
2-1/4" diameter azurmalachite mosaic inlaid pendant signed with Melendez' encircled "M" mark, eagle assay #3, and "sterling Hecho en Mexico." With original 24" signed hand-forged sterling chain.
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"
Miguel Melendez Starburst Pin
Sterling and smoky quartz pin by Miguel Melendez, just under 1.75" diameter, signed "M in a circle", Taxco, sterling, and eagle assay #3.
Horacio de la Parra "Bullseye" Earrings
Classic design 1-1/8" diameter sterling earrings with a nielloed concentric circle motif by Parra. Signed "Parra, Sterling, 925, Mexico" on backs, with screw findings marked "Hecho en Mexico DF, Sterling". Were $95
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