Antonio Pineda Taxco .970 Silver Copper Necklace Rare Mixed Metals Piece
Being offered is a rare circa 1958 .970 silver and copper necklace by Antonio Pineda of Taxco, Mexico, in a bold and cutting edge ribbon motif. Length 14 inches. Weight 88 grams. Marked as illustrated. In excellent condition.
This piece of modernist art is pictured in "Silver Seduction-The art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda" page 146. It is made of 970 silver and lined with copper. The choker is substantial at about 90 grams. It was made for a lovely slim neck at about 13 1/4 inches long. The piece is marked with the Antonio crown & eagle as pictured. A wonderful addition to your collection of fine Taxco Jewelry
There was a comprehensive exhibition of Pineda's work recently at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles exhibition -- more than 200 examples -- and illuminating survey of remarkable jewelry designs. Known for his bold designs and ingenious use of gemstones, Pineda’s extraordinary talent and creative vision are evident in his sensual jewelry and outstanding hollowware and tableware.
The Fowler Museum exhibition traced the evolution of Pineda’s work from the 1930s to the 1970s and highlights his important contributions to Mexican modernism as well as to the creation of a Mexican artistic national identity
If you don't have a copy of the catalog for the exhibition 'Silver Seduction - The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda' by Gobi Stromberg with an essay by Ana Elena Mallet -- the catalog is must viewing and reading!