Vintage estate jewelry J M Mexico sterling and black onyx bracelet weighs 50 grams. Measures 2 3/8ths by 1 7/8th inches inside closed. Hinge in back makes for easy on and off.
18K Italian yellow gold puffy crescent hoop earrings circa 1980. They measure 1 and 3/8 inches by 1 3/8 inches and weigh 11 grams total. Very good estate condition with just two tiny indentations near top. These are a very nice weight, not too heavy and not too light.
Vintage Native American Navajo three strand fetish necklace c1950. Foxes, beavers, otters, fish, bears, birds and a center eagle. Natural desert stones. Measures 25" long extended from one hook end to the other. Suspends about 14" long from the neck.
Unusual Japanese parquetry jewelry or valuables box from the Taisho-Early Showa Period (1912-1945) in wonderful original condition. Abstract geometric zelkova wood inlaid surfaces with inset panels of "cracked porcelain" mosaic designs on the doors. One replaced drawer pull.
Vintage Sigi Pineda sterling silver necklace made in Taxo Mexico circa 1950. The hinged collar design is comprised of abstract peapods. Strong tongue clasp at the back. The clasp is stamped with his hallmark circle with an eagle and #25, Sigi & Taxco in joined ovals, and Sterling Heche en Mexico. Will encircle a 15 inch neck. Weighs 57 grams. Sigi Pineda is one of the last of the great historic artisans of Taxco, Mexico, and perhaps one of the last historic artisans still producing jewelry and new designs in Taxco. Sigi Pineda started working with some of the great Taxco masters from early childhood. He opened his own shop in 1952 at the age of 23. Unlike his predecessors who offered traditional design, he began producing work that was 50s modern with an acute attention to detail both artistically and technically.He is responsible for influencing the Mexican-Modernism art movement, and creating a style so distinct that people identify his work immediately.