Sigi Pineda Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace


Sigi Pineda Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

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Sigi Pineda Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace:
$179




SIGI PINEDA VTG TAXCO MEXICO MEXICAN STERLING SILVER PENDANT NECKLACE


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**PLEASE NOTE THAT CLEARED PAYPAL PAYMENT MUST BERECEIVED FOR THIS sale NO LATERTHAN THURSDAY, JULY 25TH AS I WILL BE AWAY FROM FRIDAY, JULY 26TH THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND. NEW TREASURES WILL BE LISTING WHILE I AM AWAY SO PLEASE KEEP WATCHING!**

This is an EXCEPTIONAL sterling silver pendant that was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, after 1948, by silver maestro, SIGI PINEDA. Sigfrido (Sigi) Pineda, was born in 1929, and is an award winning artist who began his illustrious career when he worked forLos Castilloas a teenager. Shortly thereafter, he worked with silver maestros, Salvador Teran and Felipe Martinez atPiedra y Plata, and then he worked for Margot von Voorhies Carr and was the head of her enameling shop. He left Margot to open his own shop in 1952, originally named "PLATEROS" ~ a short time later, he changed the name of his shop to "SIGI". Many examples of Sigi's art-to-wear jewelry are showcased in the must have book,MEXICAN SILVER, by Dr. Penny Morrill and Carole Berk, pages 190-199. This pendant is masterfully crafted in an artistic and sculptural organic design. The pendant is made of heavy gauge sterling silver in a stylized cicada (Latin meaning "tree cricket") design. In Mexico, the mariachisong "La Cigarra" (lit. "The Cicada") romanticises the insect as a creature that sings until it dies. The pendant has a permanent sterling bail on the back. The silver has acquired a wonderful soft patina that reflects the shadows created by the depth of the designs. I am including a new Mexican sterling silver collar style necklace so that the winner can immediately wear this pendant on a necklace. This magnificent pendant is extremely well made in a unique and artisitic design that will always be in style ~ designed and made by SIGI PINEDA ~ it is collector and heirloom quality, quite simply,THE BEST!

Dr. Penny Morrill, well known author and one of the world's leading authorities on Mexican silver, kindly provided the following about Sigi to be included with the Sigi Pineda treasures that I offer:

"Sigi Pineda considers the essence of form with few distractions. Nothing is represented but the originality of an idea. In each of his designs, the overlapping, interweaving, or opposing lines in silver have a distinct edge and a continuous surface.
Sigi is uncompromising in his articulation of the modernist spirit. As a designer, he is not only interested in the construction of elegant abstract forms but in the spatial voids they create. This dynamic makes the work he produced in the 1950's as new and fresh as the work he is designing today."

SIZE: Pendant: Length is 2-1/4", width is 1-1/4", and weight is 27.8 grams. Necklace: Inside circumference is 15-1/4" plus the gap of 2-1/2" in the back (is somewhat flexible) for a total of 17-3/4", width is 1/4", and weight is 14.4 grams. Total weight of set is 42.2 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition ~ no dents or dings to the silver ~ minor surface scratches to silver due to normal wear and age (and actually desirable on vintage jewelry!) ~ no damage noted ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS: Pendant: "SIGI, and an illegible Eagle assay mark". Necklace: "MEX, 925". SIGI PINEDA and this style hallmark (photo P-61) are shown on pages 134-136 in Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2013 edition). BILLE HOUGART'S NEW 3RD EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE ON FROM SELLER "CICATRIX!" OR AT YOUR FAVORITE ONLINE OR BRICKS & MORTAR BOOK STORE!

PLEASE NOTE: For Mexican jewelry artists and designers, silver is their canvas. In their hands, craft meets creativity and silver becomes wearable art. The various techniques are like a painter’s brushstrokes ~ they make each piece unique and a timeless object of beauty. Mexican vintage silver jewelry is handwrought, and therefore, not perfect ~ each piece will have variances that indicate that the piece is hand made. Vintage pieces will show various signs of wear since they have been pre-loved ~ items are described to the best of my ability and any damage will be noted.

Please email me with any questions and check out my other sales. I try to list new treasures several times per week ~ all of my sales begin and end in five minute intervals, beginning at 9PM ET. Thanks for your interest!

''NO ACT OF KINDNESS, HOWEVER SMALL, IS EVER WASTED" ~ AESOPSee my other listings for more great items! Payment
PAYPAL PAYMENT ONLY. An email with payment details will be sent when the sale ends. Cleared payment (including e-checks) must be received within 5 days of sale end or the item will be relisted. The item will ship the day after payment is received. Please let me know when you have safely received the item by posting my response ~ I will then reciprocate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. All sales to Virginia residents are subject to 5% Virginia state sales tax.

Shipping
Domestic shipping is free via USPS priority with delivery confirmation and insurance. International shipping is via USPS priority small flat rate box and the USPS has increased their prices. Shipping cost to Canada is now $19.95 and I charge $18.00 and I pay for insurance ~ shipping cost to all other countries is now $23.95 and I charge $22.00 and I pay for insurance. For more valuable international purchases, I will ship USPS first class registered and insured and I will pay for the cost overage. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO ITALY, PORTUGAL OR MEXICO due to losses. I am not responsible for customs delays. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.RETURN POLICY:

Unless otherwise described, items are vintage or antique and will have associated wear ~ silver may be tarnished as I do not polish any vintage silver. Please be advised that I am not an expert or a gemologist but describe all items to the best of my ability. All sales are final unless an item is unintentionally misrepresented in which case a full refund, including shipping charges will be issued. Sorry, no refunds for buyer's remorse.

**I would appreciate a 5-star rating as judges sellers with this system. charges 20% more to sellers that don't achieve this rating. If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me so that we can work together for a solution. Thank you for your interest, offers, and patronage!

Copyright © Hilandlass 2013. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document, including text and photographs, may be reproduced or used without written consent from the author.

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Sigi Pineda Vtg Taxco Mexico Mexican Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace:
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