Mexican Sterling Antonio Pineda Amethyst Bracelet
Vintage 970 sterling silver Antonio Pineda bracelet with oval natural amethyst cabochons, circa 1950s. Polished amethyst stones have natural inclusions and fissures with the elevation of the cabochons allowing light to pass through from top to bottom. A slide oval clasp with safety chain closes the piece. The heavy bracelet is fully hallmarked "970", "Antonio" in his signature crown used after 1953," the eagle mark and several other numbers and initials. This piece is pictured on page 144 (plate 184) of "Silver Seduction: The Art of Modernist Antonio Pineda".
Mr. Pineda was one of the Taxco Modernist movement's finest artisans. He is known and sought after for his highly original and skillful rendering of modernist forms. The sculptural design and effective combination of materials, the bracelet is a superb example of the fine workmanship for which Antonio Pineda is celebrated and will make a superb addition to your collection!
Measurements: Approximately 6 3/4 inches on the inside. The largest amethyst measures 20mm with the smallest 14mm.
Weight: 71 grams
Circa: Book Piece dating to 1953
Condition: Very, very good to excellent with no chips or nicks to the amethyst and the sterling bearing a nice patina. There are natural inclusions in the amethyst which are in the manufacture. A splendid collectible piece of Mexican jewelry!