1950s pair of sterling silver cufflinks, in a great, Modernist design featuring a skiing figure in a shadowbox style. Asymmetrical and dimensional, large and showy, closing with toggle backs. Nice! The history of the Los Castillo workshops and the famous men and women that have been associated with the name is fascinating. In the beginnings of the silver industry in Taxco, Los Castillo was very, very influential as they still are today. The workshop was started by Antonio Castillo and his brothers in 1939.
This bold pin is marked Los Castillo Taxco Sterling Mexico and with an item number that looks like 635. Since it doesn't have an eagle mark, it was probably made by this famous Taxco workshop sometime before 1948, and it is in very good vintage condition, with a nice patina and a working pin and clasp. Its design was done in repousse work, and it is set with three rows of silver domes that increase in width toward the bottom of the piece. This brooch, like so many of the early ones from Los Castillo, is not
This vintage large LOS CASTILLO Taxco sterling silver pendant features a thick heavy bale, with a large opening (5/16") so a wide ornate chain can be used to complement it. Dimensions: 3 1/4" length; 1 5/16" width. The cut-out design of a pre-Columbian figure is meticulously executed. Weight: 30.90 grams. Fully signed on the reverse side. An exciting, unusual and dramatic piece for devotees of Mexican vintage sterling silver.
It's always such a pleasure to be able to offer the work of the venerable Taxco taller, Los Castillo and I am pleased to offer this early 1940s 980 silver pair of fur clips in a very famous design of theirs of a woman in a shawl and a man in a sombrero. The female figure is shown in Mexican Silver by Penny Morrill and Carol Berke on Page 88, Figure VI-20. Both clips have hinged double prong clips on the back as shown. A nice patina and almost pure silver! The history of the Los Castillo workshops and the
This vintage LOS CASTILLO Bird of Peace Silverplate dish was made in Taxco, Mexico. It makes an elegant dish for candy or simply can be admired on its own. I am not certain if the inlay of leaves is turquoise, malachite, or resin. On the reverse side, the plate is signed "Los Castillo Taxco Hecho en Mexico Platerdo 333." It measures approx 8 1/2" in length and 7" in width, with a depth of 1 1/4". It is in excellent condition, with no dents or scratches, only expected minor surface wear.
Circa 1940-1945, this is a huge and gorgeous pin produced by Los Castillo. This pin has exceptional repousse silver work, with a floral fern motif. There are three teardrop shaped amethyst cabochons, well matched in their purple grape shades. Measures 3 5/8" tall. Weighs 37 grams. Signed and hallmarked with the early linear marks "Los Castillo Taxco Sterling Mexico" with the design #456. In excellent vintage condition. Amethysts are great old Mexican stones, with natural inclusions. Pin closes with a
Los Castillo Taxco Mexico Modernist Brass Buckle item # 921961 Please refer to our stock # 2279 when inquiring. Los Castillo - Taxco - Mexico Modernist brass belt buckle with inlaid stones 2 1/8" x 1 3/16" Good vintage condition with minor wear to lacquer finish If you would like to make a Paypal instant purchase of this item simply click on the order button and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.
It's always such a pleasure to be able to offer the work of the venerable Taxco taller, Los Castillo and I am pleased to offer this early 1940s sterling silver pin in the form of a large circle, wonderfully dotted with jutting, breast-shaped objects, nicely applied silver work and bead balls. The pin would be perfect to add a pendant converter to so that it could be worn with the collar or chain of your choice. Closes with a well working safety clasp. The pin is nice and large, quite substantial and is very
Los Castillo Taxco Sterling Silver Fancy Key Brooch item # 924527 Please refer to our stock # 2284 when inquiring. Los Castillo Taxco key brooch 3 5/8" long Well made and substantial as expected from this maker Excellent vintage condition If you would like to make a Paypal instant purchase of this item simply click on the order button and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.
It's always such a pleasure to be able to offer the work of the venerable Taxco taller, Los Castillo and I am pleased to offer this beautiful married metals pin by Los Castillo. This is large and heavy and features a hunter with bow and arrow on the front. The figure is done in a combination of sterling silver, nickle, and copper and the pin closes with a well working safety clasp. Truly a small work of art! Morrill has several paragraphs about the married metals technique which was invented by Jorge
Rare to find 1950s Los Castillo Taxco Cuff Links and Tie Clip Set. The interpretive design features married metals or "metales casados" of silver, copper, brass, bronze, lapis and I see a bit of onyx. With the correct lighting the colors just glisten! As always with Los Castillo the craftsmanship is remarkable! The tie bar measures 2 1/4" in length and the design is a 1" x1" square. The cuff links also measure a 1" x 1" square and is 1" long. As shown in the pictures the tie bar is stamped "Los Castillo -
From Taxco, Mexico by Antonio Castillo of Los Castillo a vintage bird feather inlay tray measuring 9-1/2" by 7-1/8" signed and hallmarked "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO" in a circle and "HECHO A MANO" (means 'made by hand' in Spanish) and "MEXICO" stamped onto the sterling silver and three stickers read, "PLUMA AZTECA" on the first, "HECHO EN MEXICO 518" (means 'made in Mexico' and design number) on the middle sticker and "LOS CASTILLO TAXCO" on the third. The stickers have been laid inside the resin base and are
This Mexico Taxco silver pin was made in 1940 and is featured on page 88 of the Mexican Silver Book by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk. The pin is in excellent shape with 70 years of patina. Measures 1 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide. Is marked Los Costillo 101 Taxco Sterling on the back. Will make a great addition to any Mexican silver collection.
Smooth and heavy cuff links in the swirl pattern shown in Morrill and Berk's book. The back is beautifully detailed. 3/4" round, 14 gr. The linear signature as shown dates to 1940-1945. Excellent condition. Great present.
Offered today are three fantastic Los Castillo Bird Trays. They are hand wrought, mid-century, mixed metals bird tray dishes created in the renowned Los Castillo taller. The unique mod flying birds are constructed of brass with silver plating, copper beaks, and crushed turquoise eyes. Produced in Taxco Mexico in mid 20th century, the outstanding trays represent the best in mixed metal art by the famous designer Antonio Castillo. The large tray measures 12 wide by 11 top to bottom. The two smaller trays
A lady without jewels is like a night without stars. Established in 1939, Antonio Castillo and his brothers founded "Los Castillo," a design and manufacturing enterprise well-known for their sterling jewelry. Castillo began his career working for William Spratling at "Taller de Las Delicias" and married Margot van Voorhies Carr, also known for her sterling work. Antonio Castillo passed away in 2000, and his pieces are highly collectible by the jewelry collecting community. This exotic pin features a
The Castillo brothers began their rich history of jewelry making under the guidance of William Spratling & in 1939 opened their own shop. They are known for their interest in pre Columbian & Aztec designs which is very evident in their work. One of the things that made Los Castillo different from their fellow craftsmen was their willingness to experiment with design techniques. Two of their most successful were their married (mixed) metal & stone inlay work. This wonderful necklace of what we are assuming
This is a graceful sterling silver and onyx pin by Los Castillo. This is signed with the stamp on the back: Sterling Made in Mexico; Los Castillo Taxco; 275 and the eagle mark which indicates that this was created between 1955 to 1979. The pin is 1 3/4 x 2 inches and the onyx is 1/2 inch in diameter. It is in very good condition. Los Castillo is a major Mexican silver designer from Taxco. He is listed in the book, Mexican Silver by Penny Chittim Morrill and Carole A. Berk. in the USA.
Circa 1940-1945, this Los Castillo pin has personality plus! To me, he looks like a flying beetle bug, but I suppose exactly what kind of insect is in the eyes of the beholder. The large egg-shaped stone appears to be agate, and this not so little guy is entirely hand-wrought. The stone is cream colored, with swirls of blue, green, and grey. He's got tiny bug eyes, antennae, arms and legs, and gently curled wings. The pin closes with a rolling "C" clasp, and is tight and perfect. Measures almost 3 7/8" from
Made by Los Castillo between the years of 1950-1970, this sterling silver pin of the profile of an Aztec or Mayan warrior has a mosaic of inlaid azurite and malachite. In a process referred to as Mosaico Azteca, pieces of stone, blue azurite and green malachite are set in silver. The rectangular pin has the profile of a man with stylized feathers on the top of his head. The stone gives the appearance of the sky and adds depth and dimension to the pin. A nice size, it measures 1 1/8 inches wide and 1 3/8
This tremendous Los Castillo pendant necklace is a perfected expression of art in silver, stone, brass and copper with stone inlay. It is hallmarked "METALES CASADOS' or "married metals". This was a technique named and developed by one of the greatest silversmiths in Taxco, Jorge Castillo Teran, nicknamed 'El Maestro Chato". He used seven metals (nickel, gold, silver, copper, brass, alpaca, rex, and monel) in various combinations for the purpose of providing color in his brilliant creations. Mexican Jewelry
This is a sterling silver pin created in very graceful lines by Los Castillo. It is marked on the back: Los Castillo, Taxco, Sterling, Made in Mexico, 595. The pin measures 2 3/8" x 1 7/8". It is in very good condition with some scratches and marks which can be seen under a magnifying glass. These can not be seen without the magnifying glass or only when tilted to catch the light just right. *Please note: we have two of these available, they are opposites of one another, see photographs. Let us know which
Very pretty and large signed twice "Made in Mexico Los Castillo, Taxco, and the government eagle. 925 for sterling stamped on the bail. This pinwheel can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The green material looks like Malachite, and the blue center Lapis. But of this I am not sure. The piece measures 2 3/8" wide. Weight is 25.1 grms. I would date this lovely Mexican silver piece at c1950's. Condition is very good.
Offered today is a fantastic vintage Los Castillo sterling silver necklace. It has a spiral or swirl design. The lovely silver swirls are accented with silver balls and riveted together in a wave-like pattern. The perfectly riveted links move in a very fluid manner and are exceptionally comfortable to wear. The swirling spirals have depressed areas that are beautifully oxidized to intensify the depth of the design. The necklace measures 15 1/2 long and 5/8 wide. It is a solid heavy piece weighing 113 grams.
Vintage sterling silver earrings marked "Los Castillo Taxco 239 Hecho in Mexico" as well as the Eagle mark on the back. They are screw backs and feature a very stylized horse head with wings. Measure 1-1/4" long and 1-1/16" wide. Condition is good. Item guaranteed as described and photographed by Antiques of River Oaks.
This fantastic vintage three-section tray of a stylized bird was handcrafted by the Mexican metal masters Los Castillo. It is the larger version of this iconic silverplated copper and brass tray, with an inlaid crushed lapis eye. The tray measures 12 1/4" by 11" and is marked Metales Castillo Los Castillo Taxco Hecho en Mexico Handwrought 42. Please see our listing for the smaller version of this tray too!
Hello fellow Leos. Here is a collectible pendant from Los Castillo to add to your collection or give to your favorite male Leo. 1 3/8", not including the bail. You can see that the bail is not sideways, so you can loop a thin chain, silk cord or leather thong to wear it. Marked in three circles: Los Castillo, Taxco, Mosaico Azteca with an eagle 14 in the circle, sterling made in Mexico. Hougart dates this mark from 1950-1965. The Scorpio pendant is shown in Pina, Mexican Jewelry Details, p 157. Very good
This fabulous example of the Los Castillo silver design from Taxco is very rare. Los Castillo began with four Castillo brothers who learned silversmithing from the famous William Spratling in Taxco and their designs are held in esteem around the world . This set is a Collector's item. The bracelet consists of seven rectangle "boxes" of sterling silver, flat on the outside surface, slightly curved on the inside wrist, amazingly constructed with inside, invisible joints for complete flexibility. The clasp
In the 1950's my husband and I made several trips to Taxco, Mexico, while living in Phoenix, AZ. We loved the picturesque town and enjoyed visiting the artisan jewelers in their ateliers. Without any conception that our purchases from Los Castillo would eventually become desirable Collectors' Items, we simply bought the designs we liked. This pin is one of the very rare "Pluma" designs, of a stylized bird with an inlaid copper beak, and originally had a blue feather glued into the areas which now contain
One of my favorite designs from Los Castillo. Two fern fronds meet together at the front. The workmanship is exquisite. 2 1/4" tall at the center, 1" at the snappy hinge. Weighs 2.7 ounces. Fits my 6" wrist perfectly. Has the old linear mark for Los Castillo, Taxco, Sterling, Made in Mexico, 238. No tax stamp, therefore before 1948. Excellent vintage condition. It doesn't get better than this!