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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver necklace with lovely turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico c. 1940-50's.
BZ-17: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful Navajo silver necklace with lovely turquoise, Arizona or New Mexico c. 1960-70's. The necklace is decorated with crosses, and the main cross is a sylized dragonfly design, traditional to the Navajo silver makers. This is an elegant and graceful piece of Navajo jewelry! Condition is very good. Size: 25 inches total length. The smaller crosses are each 1 inch long by 3/4 inches wide. The main cross with turquoise is 4 inches long by 2 inches wide. Price: $950.
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Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Navajo silver necklace decorated with silver and turquoise najas with tiny hands decorating each, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940-50's.
BZ-18: Native American Indian vintage silver jewelry, and Navajo vintage sterling silver jewelry, a lovely Navajo silver necklace decorated with silver najas with tiny hands, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1960-70's. The naja is a very traditional Navajo design, and the necklace is incredibly elegant and beautiful. Condition is very good. Size: the necklace is 22 inches total length. The smaller najas are 1 1/16 inches long by 1 1/16 inches wide. The main naja is 2 1/2 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide. Price: $799.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two beautiful Talavera tiles from the famous Uriarte fabrica, with wonderful scenes of rural Mexican life, Puebla, c. 1930's.
BZ-19: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, two beautiful Talavera tiles from the famous Uriarte fabrica, with wonderful scenes of rural Mexican life, Puebla, c. 1930's. The tiles are beautifully painted; this is the traditional Talavera of Puebla, an artform dating to soon after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Condition if both is very good. Size: each measures 5 1/2 inches square. Price: $185 each, or $350 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo pottery pitcher with wonderful and precise artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo pottery pitcher with wonderful and precise artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Petatillo refers to the cross-hatching pattern of the background, resembling a straw mat or petate in Spanish. Picture of the second side of the pitcher.
BZ-20: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely petatillo pottery pitcher with wonderful and precise artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. Petatillo refers to the cross-hatching pattern of the background, resembling a straw mat or petate in Spanish. This is a great piece of Mexican vintage pottery! Condition is very good. Size: 7 3/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches diameter, not including the handle. Price: $625.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery plate with the granillo background (resembling falling hail) and lovely artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BZ-21: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful pottery plate with the granillo background (resembling falling hail) and lovely artwork, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The beautiful artwork and wonderful glazing make this an exceptional piece of vintage Mexican pottery. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/16 inches diameter. Price: $275.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery figure of a Mexican maiden standing near a lovely vase, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's.
BZ-22: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely pottery figure of a Mexican maiden standing near a vase, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1940's. The statue with vase is extremely well decorated and is simply charming! Condition is very good. Size: 5 inches long by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree-of-life is beautifully decorated with bright colors, and with birds, angels, and wonderful floral decorations. Photo of Archangel Raphael on the front center.
BZ-1: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful, very large tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) by the famous Aurelio Flores, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The tree-of-life is beautifully decorated with bright colors, and with birds, angels, and wonderful floral decorations. The Archangel Rafael is at the front center of the tree. This is a spectacular piece of vintage Mexican folk art! Condition is very good. Size: 27 inches high by 17 inches wide. The circular base is c. 8 inches diameter. (*Since the piece is fragile, we will hand-deliver the piece within the states of California, Arizona, or New Mexico only!) Price: $1400.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful bandera-ware plate decorated with a graceful deer, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BZ-2: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a wonderful bandera-ware plate decorated with a graceful deer, Tonala or San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is simple and very child-like. This type of pottery is called bandera-ware because it has the colors of the Mexican flag, or bandera, in Spanish (red, green, and white). Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches diameter. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely sterling silver bracelet with a repousee centerpiece, and braided silver bands on either side, Taxco, c. 1940-50's.
BZ-3: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a lovely sterling silver bracelet with a repousee centerpiece, and braided silver bands on either side, Mexico City, c. 1940-50's. The silverwork is excellent, and the design is simple and very elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches long, including the clasps, by 3/4 inches wide. Price: $395.
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Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with wonderful artwork decorating the front, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BZ-4: Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful burnished charger with wonderful artwork decorating the front, Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The artwork is very fine and graceful, and the colors are stunning! A lovely large bird (an egret, perhaps), with outstretched wings and tail, graces the front of the charger. Condition is very good. Size: 18 1/4 inches diameter. Price: $1400.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajosterling silver jewelry, a silver pin or broach depicting a lovely dragonfly, with coral and turquoise stones, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BZ-5: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Navajo sterling silver jewelry, a silver pin or broach depicting a lovely dragonfly, with coral and turquoise stones, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is very fine, and the dragonfly is simply stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 1 3/4 inches long by 2 inches wide at the wings. Price: $195.
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Mexican vintage straw-art, or popote art or popotillo, a wonderful scene of the main Cathedral in Mexico City, by the famous popotillo artist, G. Olay, Mexico City, c. 1920-30's.

Mexican vintage straw-art, or popote art or popotillo, a wonderful scene of the main Cathedral in Mexico City, by the famous popotillo artist, G. Olay, Mexico City, c. 1920-30's. The artwork is composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw or grass, and the overall effect is stunning. A closeup photo of the Cathedral.
BZ-6: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a wonderful scene of the main Cathedral in Mexico City, by the famous popotillo artist, G. Olay (Gabriel Olay), Mexico City, c. 1920-30's. The artwork is composed of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote, in Spanish) or grass, and the overall effect is stunning. Colors and shadows are spectacular. A wonderful bus or trolley travels the road in front of he Cathedral, and the border is decorated with popote art and Mexican flags. This is a folk art treasure! Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide, including the border and frame. The scene of the Cathedral, within the border and frame, is 3 3/4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches wide. Price: $450.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) with lovely decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's.
BZ-7: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with beautiful decorations and a graceful deer at the base, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) with lovely decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished.
BZ-8: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a lovely burnished tree-of-life (arbol de la vida) candlelabra with beautiful decorations, by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1950's. The trellis-shaped tree is beautifully formed and burnished. Condition is very good. Size: 6 1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a graceful and very beautiful sterling silver bracelet, signed on the back with the stamp of Marisela, Taxco, c. 1940's.
BZ-9: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a graceful and very beautiful sterling silver bracelet, signed on the back with the stamp of Marisela, Taxco, c. 1940's. Condition is very good. Size: 6 3/4 inches long, not including the clasp, by 1 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a ferocious figure of the mythical nagual by the famous folk artist, Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940-50's.

Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a ferocious figure of the mythical nagual by the famous folk artist, Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940-50's. The nagual is a very terrifying mythical monster who hides in the canyons and comes out only at night. Closeup photo of the nagual's face.
BZ-10: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a ferocious figure of the mythical nagual by the famous folk artist, Candelario Medrano, Santa Cruz de las Huertas, Jalisco, c. 1940-50's. The nagual is a very terrifying mythical monster who hides in the canyons and comes out only at night. This is Mexican folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: 15 inches high by 15 inches long by 6 inches wide. Price: $825.
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Native American Indian vintage textiles and Navajo rugs, a lovely Navajo weaving depicting a woman in a dress, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's.
BZ-11: Native American Indian vintage textiles and Navajo rugs, a lovely Navajo weaving depicting a woman in a dress, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1930's. The depiction of the woman is very sweet in its simplicity. Condition is very good and colors are vibrant and unfaded on either side. Size: 19 inches high by 17 inches wide. Price: $225.
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Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo textile depicting Navajo spiritual Yei figures, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BZ-12: Native American Indian textiles, and Navajo vintage textiles and rugs, a beautiful Navajo textile depicting Navajo spiritual Yei figures, Arizona or New Mexico, c. 1940's. The very fine weave of the piece, and the wonderful unfaded color combinations, make this a very special textile! Condition is very good; one side is a slight bit lighter than the other, and the lighter side is shown in the above photo. Size: 54 inches wide by 29 1/2 inches high. Price: $725.
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Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a popote art pair of pictures depicting a man with fruit on his head and a lovely Mexican woman, c. 1930's.
BZ-13: Mexican vintage straw-art, popote art or popotillo, a popote art pair of pictures depicting a man with a basket of fruit on his head and a lovely Mexican woman with her baby held in a rebozo around her shoulders, c. 1930's. The popote art is very fine, consisting of thousands of minute pieces of dyed straw (popote in Spanish) or grass. Straw-art is a wonderful artform in Mexico, which predates the arrival of the Spanish. Condition is very good. Size: each picture is 14 3/4 inches high by 6 3/4 inches wide. Price: $325 for the pair.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver post earrings in the shape of lovely leaves, Taxco, c. 1940's.
BZ-14: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage sterling silver jewelry, a beautiful pair of Taxco silver post earrings in the shape of lovely leaves, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the earrings are very graceful and elegant. Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide. Price: $165.
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Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes (serapes), a wonderful Texcoco woolen rug with natural wool colors of brown and beige, with some red and green analine-dyed accents, Texcoco, c. 1940's.
BZ-15: Mexican vintage textiles and sarapes (serapes), a wonderful Texcoco woolen blanket or rug with natural wool colors of brown and beige, with some red and green analine-dyed accents, Texcoco, c. 1940's. The natural colors of the rug are reminiscent of the Navajo Moki textiles of the American Southwest. Condition is very good. Size: 79 inches long by 40 1/2 inches wide. Price: $425.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni silver inlay jewelry, a stunning pair of Zuni inlay post earrings decorated with an image of a Zuni woman, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BZ-16: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni silver inlay jewelry, a stunning pair of Zuni inlay post earrings decorated with a wonderful and endearing image of a Zuni woman, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, with lovely inlays of coral, spiney oyster, mother of pearl, and jet. The earrings are stamped on the back with the artist's signature, a snake. Condition is very good. Size: the dangling earrings are 1 3/4 inches long by c. 1 inch wide. Price: $255.
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The following were new items for the month of May, 2018. You may also view these, with additional photos of each, in the Gallery.

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New Mexican vintage textiles, rugs, and sarapes (serapes), a lovely pictorial Chimayo woolen runner, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1940's.
BY-1: New Mexican vintage textiles, rugs, and sarapes (serapes), a lovely pictorial Chimayo woolen runner, Chimayo, New Mexico, c. 1940's. The textile has a beautiful brown background and the decorations are stunning. Condition is very good. Size: 30 inches long, not including fringes, by 14 inches wide. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful black pottery tree-of-life candlelabra by the famous folk artist Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's.
BY-2: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a beautiful black pottery tree-of-life candlelabra by the famous folk artist, Heron Martinez, Acatlan, Puebla, c. 1940's. The tree-of-life has a simple and beautiful shape, and features three lovely birds. Condition is very good. Size: 11 1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide, at the widest part. The circular base is 5 inches diameter. Price: $200.
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Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver D. Cortez, c. 1930's.
BY-3: Mexican vintage devotional art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings, a wonderful woodcarving depicting Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, by the noted carver, D. Cortez, c. 1930's. The wokmanship is excellent, and the face of Our Lady is lovely and very serene. The Cortez family is famous for woodcarvings depicting the major images of Our Lady from throughout Mexico. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, at the widest part, by 1 3/4 inches deep (front to back). Price: $350.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry,  a beautiful sterling silver repousse bracelet with amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's.
BY-4: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver repousse bracelet with amethyst, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the elegant shape of the bracelet is graceful and stunning! Condition is very good. Size: 7 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide. Price: $475.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace with alternating sterling silver and amethyst spheres, Taxco, c. 1970.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace with alternating sterling silver and amethyst spheres, Taxco, c. 1970. There are 35 sterling silver and 31 amethyst spheres. The overall effect is graceful and stunning. Closeup photo of a part of the Taxco silver jewelry necklcace.
BY-5: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful necklace with alternating sterling silver and amethyst spheres, Taxco, c. 1970. There are 35 sterling silver and 31 amethyst spheres. The overall effect is graceful and stunning. Condition is very good. Size: the necklace is 24 1/2 inches long. The spheres are 1/4 inches in diameter. Price: $395.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's.
BY-6: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage pottery and ceramics, a playful and endearing bucking horse, with a full mane and a beautiful soft-blue background color, Tlaquepaque or Tonala, Jalisco, c. 1930's. The back of the horse is decorated with very fine and intricate artwork. This is Mexican folk art at its best. Condition is very good. Size: 7 inches long by 4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide, at the widest part. Price: $195.
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Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni broach with the shape of a lovely peacock, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950.
BY-7: Native American Indian sterling silver jewelry, and Zuni vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful Zuni broach with the shape of a lovely peacock, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, c. 1950. The broach or pin is of fine sterling silver with turquoise inlays. This is a great piece of Zuni inlayed jewelry! Condition is very good. Size: 2 inches long by
1 1/2 inches high. Price: $150.
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Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930.

Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930. Each painting of the cards from the loteria is extremely detailed and very lovely. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! A closeup photo of some of the lottery cards.
BY-8: Mexican vintage paintings and fine art, and Mexican vintage folk art, a wonderful hand-painted watercolor and gouche painting of 25 individuals and scenes from the Mexican loteria (lottery), c. 1930. Each painting of the cards from the loteria is extremely detailed and very lovely. This is Mexican vintage folk art at its best! Condition is very good. Size: the painting inside the frame is 8 1/2 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches high. The painting including the frame is 10 1/2 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches high. This is a highly collectible piece of Mexican folk art for the discerning and serious collector. Price: $999.
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Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's.
BY-9: Mexican vintage folk art, and Mexican vintage woodcarvings and masks, a wonderful woodcarving of a fierce wolf, attributed to the great folk artist, Manuel Jimenez, Oaxaca, c. 1940's. The wolf is simple and primitive in construction and decoration, typical of the early work by Manuel Jimenez. Condition is very good. Size: 10 1/2 inches long by 4 inches high by 2 1/16 inches wide. Price: $250.
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Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver bracelet with lovely amethyst half-spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's.

Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver bracelet with lovely amethyst half-spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the bracelet is extremely graceful, bold, and elegant! Closeup photo of a part of the Taxco silver jewelry bracelet.
BY-10: Mexican vintage sterling silver jewelry, and Taxco vintage silver jewelry, a beautiful sterling silver bracelet with lovely amethyst half-spheres, Taxco, c. 1940's. The silverwork is excellent, and the bracelet is extremely graceful, bold, and elegant! Condition is very good. Size: 7 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Price: $325.
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