Antonio Pineda [b.1919] is one of the most influential and prominent Taxco Modernist Jewelry Designers & Silversmiths of the 20th C. He began his career while still in his mid-teens and apprenticed under renowned masters of the period while still honing his immense innate talent. After several years of working for William Spratling, he branched out on his own by forming his own jewelry studio in 1941 and as his business and reputation expanded rapidly, opened a second workshop & retailer’s operation in 1956.
He never ceased to experiment with new techniques or try different innovative designs and his work was often exhibited alongside other greats of his time, incl. Margaret de Patta and Georg Jensen. In addition to selling through his own Tallers, his masterpieces were also sold through fine retailers abroad as he quickly became a sought-after artisan and creator of high quality silver jewelry.
He marked his pieces with a variety of logos or trademarks, all of which are included in our Silver & Jewelry makers’ marks guides. In addition to the several documented marks that help in dating his work, Antonio Pineda also used some characters to denote a certain category of jewelry, for example - and according to a recent interview with Patrick Kapty - he used the letters YY for Silver Jewelry Pins and ZZ for Bracelets, Rings etc, but not always. Certain special designs were also marked with extra characters. His elegant silver jewelry and fashion accessories have always been prized by collectors, fetching high prices at auction the world over. Below are some examples from our Pricing Guides.
Demand for Antonio Pineda’s pieces is still very strong and expected to continue for a long time. Collecting Pineda jewelry is a good investment as their worth keeps increasing for the foreseeable future beyond its precious metals content. His designs are most often unique and priceless, inspired by true Mexican historical and folklore influences, yet with a distinct Modernist twist. Here is an article on an overview & evolution of Modernist Jewelry with interesting historical notes and perspective.
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2328 - Mexican Silver Jewelry
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Sterling and Mexican Silver Jewelry: Sterling
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Mexican Silver Jewelry: Mexican silver jewelry.
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A group of silver and silver mounted items
Austrian 800 standard silver ashtray with coin inset; English silver ashtray with coin inset; Mexican sterling saccharine box; sterling shuttle; Mexican silver jewelry suite: ... [more like this]
3195 - 6 Pieces of Mexican Sterling Jewelry
Lot of six pieces of Mexican jewelry, sterling silver, to include: two pairs of grape earrings (one clip, one pierced), grape pin, Margot de Taxco orchid pin, fan pin with ... [more like this]
5pc Mexican Sterling Jewelry Pins. Large
LOS CAST LOS CASTILLO circle pin; 2 two tone pins w artist signatures; MIGUEL pin & Onyx & silver pin.-- Dimensions: H: 2 inches--- Weight: 3.2 Troy ozs. ---- --- US Shipping ... [more like this]
TEN NAVAJO & MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY ITEMS:
3 Navajo inlaid Turquoise bracelets; 2 engraved bracelets; a Turquoise inset ring; 2 Spratling Silver Mexican owl pin and figure, marked underfoot and inset with Amethysts; ... [more like this]
AMERICAN AND MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY, 1937-1960;
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2058 - Mexican Sterling Jewelry
jewelry, Mexican sterling, to include four bracelets and three necklaces, approximately 14.2 troy oz TW. Provenance: MA estate. ... [more like this]
JEWELRY. Grouping of Mexican Sterling Jewelry.Includes
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JEWELRY LOT - Four pieces of Mexican silver
jewelry, pair of rectangular, figural enamel, silver and copper cufflinks, stamped 'SBM', a rectangular figural, enamel and silver brooch, stamped 'Taxco', a blue enameled ... [more like this]
JEWELRY: Four Assorted Mexican Silver Jewelry:
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ESTATE LOT OF MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY: To
include four bracelets and two pair of earrings. Signed ribbed link bracelet, pressure clasp and safety chain, 7 1/4'', possibly lacquered as won't polish, marked MT? 925 ... [more like this]
COLLECTION NATIVE AMERICAN AND MEXICAN SILVER
JEWELRY. Including Navajo turquoise cuff bracelet; pair Victor Jaimez 970 sterling silver cufflinks; sterling bracelet with lily panels; Aztec mask brooch; sterling and turquoise ... [more like this]
NINE ARTICLES OF MEXICAN SILVER JEWELRY,
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Eleven pieces Mexican silver jewelry: hollow
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THREE PIECE MEXICAN STERLING JEWELRY SET,
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