Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of sterling silver mid-century modern cufflinks by Sigfrido Pineda, called "Sigi" c. 1955.
These modernistic links feature a square shape with a pegged cutout. The cutout is in a wave pattern. The "pegs" have been oxidized for a dramatic effect. The almost square shape is 5/8" X 3/4". The cufflink fixture is a toggle closure. The reverse of one link is marked "Sigi" (in an oval) + "Tasco" (in an oval) + the Eagle mark 2. The second piece has "Sterling" + "Hecho en Mexico" + the design number #280.
Sigfrido Pineda (Sigi) worked with a number of famous silversmiths, including Los Castillo, Salvador Teran, Margot de Taxco and Felipe Martinez before opening his shop in 1952. Originally, the shop was called "Plateros", but later changed to "Sigi". His work is quite creative and modernistic in design. It is not only interesting, but is well executed. His earlier pieces feature a design number.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise.
Swanky Sigi Pineda Mid Century Cufflinks #280 c. 1955