Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of sterling silver mid-century modern cufflinks by Sigfrido Pineda, called "Sigi" c. 1960.
These modernistic links feature a slightly out of round, cup shaped base which has an oxidized surface. In the center of the "cup" is a brushed finished silver ball which is held in place by large prongs. The roundish shape is 1" (round and maximum dimensions). The cufflink fixture is a toggle closure and the pieces weigh 10.8 grams. The reverse of one link is marked "Sigi" (in an oval) + "Tasco" (in an oval) + style or inventory number 8+ "Hecho en Mexico" (rubbed) + the Eagle mark 36.
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. These links have minimal patina.
Bold & Brave Sigi Pineda Cufflinks c. 1960