Antonio Pineda (1919-2009), was an internationally renowned Mexican Modernist silversmith praised for his bold, striking designs. He studied painting and sculpture as a child, and apprenticed at William Spratling's Taller de Las Delicias before founding his own workshop in 1941. He is the subject of "Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda" produced in conjunction with a 2008 exhibition of his work at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
This beautiful, very rarely seen Antonio Pineda Modernist link bracelet crafted of 970 silver (97% pure) is a book piece design. It appears in the "Silver Seduction" book on p. 129, described as "Bracelet with design reminiscent of Pre-Columbian rattlesnake tail". A very substantial piece, it measures 7" long x over 1" wide, and weighs 120 grams. This wonderful bracelet is in excellent vintage condition with secure closure and safety chain, fully hallmarked with Antonio Taxco crown, eagle assay 17, 970 Silver, Sterling Mexico.
RARE Antonio Pineda Taxco 970 Silver MidCentury Bracelet, 120 Grams