Considered one of the finest Mexican silver craftsmen from the twentieth century, Antonio Pineda began his art at a young age. He studied painting and sculpture as a youth and at age 14 he was apprenticed to Taller de Las Delicias of William Spratling to learn the silversmith craft. Antonio founded his own workshop in 1941 and his talent flourished.
This vintage sterling and onyx bracelet is a fabulous Antonio Pineda piece from the 1950's! Made of sterling silver, it features 6 rectangular onyx stones that alternate with four hinged sterling spheres. Each onyx stone has a rounded face and is bezel set in a sterling setting that resembles a belt buckle. The clasp is hidden within one of the links and there is a safety chain for added security. On the back of one of the links are several markings: "STERLING MEXICO SILVER", two "Z"s with a hallmark eagle between them, "970", "767" and a hallmark crown. A beautiful piece, this bracelet would fit nicely on an average sized wrist. It would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurement: The bracelet measures approximately 7 1/2" long. Each onyx link measures slightly more than 1" wide, 1/2" tall and has a depth of a little less than 1/4". When closed, the opening where the wrist would rest has a diameter of about 2 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. There are no apparent damage to the sterling setting or to any of the onyx links. The clasp and security chain are secure and in good working condition.