ADAN ALVARADO VNTG TAXCO MEXICAN SILVER ONYX NECKLACE

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 04,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

ADAN ALAVARADO VINTAGE TAXCO SILVER & ONYX NECKLACE

Book Piece ~ Ledesma Design ~ Signed & Marked ~ Collectible!

I WILL BE ON VACATION WITH NO INTERNET ACCESS FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 16. NEW TREASURES WILL BE LISTING WHILE I’M AWAY SO PLEASE KEEP WATCHING! ANY QUESTIONS/EMAILS WILL BE ANSWERED PROMPTLY WHEN I RETURN. WISHING YOU AND YOURS A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER!!!

DESCRIPTION: This is a FABULOUS sterling silver and black onyx necklace that was hand wrought in Taxco, Mexico, after 1978, by master silver artisan, ADAN ALVARADO. In addition to making his own pieces, ADAN ALVARADO also made jewelry for Rancho Alegre. The design of this necklace was originated by renowned silver maestro, Enrique Ledesma ~ the identical necklace is shown on page 184, photo plate XVII-7, in the must-have book, MEXICAN SILVER , by Penny Morrill and Carole Berk. This necklace is masterfully crafted in a sleek, modernist design that has a great art deco look! It consists of sculptural sterling links ~ the bottom 2/3's of the links are inlaid with thick slabs of rich, jet black onyx. The links are connected at the top with soldered silver jump rings which allows the necklace to lay gracefully when worn. The clasp is a tongue and box closure that works perfectly and closes with a crisp 'click'. This is an extremely well made necklace that is made in a and elegant design that will always be fashionable ~ it would be a fabulous asset to any vintage Taxco silver jewelry collection!!! CLEARED PAYMENT FOR THIS AUCTION MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH IN ORDER TO SHIP BEFORE I LEAVE FOR VACATION. OTHERWISE, IT WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL AFTER I RETURN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH.

SIZE : Inside circumference when closed is 16", width is 1/2", and weight is 54.1 grams.

CONDITION : Excellent vintage condition ~ no dings/dents to the silverwork ~ no chips, cracks or damage to black onyx stones ~ no damage noted ~ just about PERFECT used condition!

HALLMARKS : "TA-08, AA, TAXCO, MEXICO, 925". ADAN ALVARADO and this hallmark are shown on pages 216 and 267 of Bille Hougart's highly respected source book, The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks (2006 edition).

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** I WOULD APPRECIATE A 5-STAR RATING AS EBAY JUDGES SELLERS WITH THIS SYSTEM ~ EBAY 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. SORRY, NO REFUNDS FOR BUYERS REMORSE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST, BIDS AND PATRONAGE!!!**

SHIPPING : DOMESTIC SHIPPING IS BY USPS PRIORITY MAIL WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND INSURANCE (provided through a third party insurer) FOR $4.00 (POSTAGE COSTS ALONE ARE MORE THAN $4.00). INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS BY USPS FIRST CLASS REGISTED MAIL & INSURED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY INSURER. USPS REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT SILVER AND JEWELRY THAT IS SHIPPED TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA) BE SHIPPED EITHER FIRST CLASS REGISTERED OR PRIORITY SHIPPING ONLY ~ NO REGULAR FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. ACTUAL SHIPPING COST TO CANADA IS $16.51 AND ACTUAL SHIPPING COST ANYW ELSE IS $22.26. PLEASE NOTE THAT I ONLY CHARGE ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS AND MAKE NO PROFIT ~ I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMS DELAYS. Treasures are shipped the day of or the day after cleared payment is received.

PLEASE NOTE: Mexican vintage si lver jewelry is handwrought, and tfore, 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.

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