Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of 970 silver mid-century modern cufflinks by Antonio Pineda c. 1955.
These modernistic links feature a thick square base carved into an abstract design which has been oxidized to give it depth. The square has one rounded corner to add interest. The cufflinks are 3/4" X 3/4" and have a bullet or toggle closure. The set weighs 18.0 grams. The reverse of one link has the Pineda "crown" maker's mark (wear evident) + the Eagle mark. The second link has "Hecho en Mexico" + "970" (970/1000 silver).
Antonio Pineda opened his first shop in 1941 after working for a time with Valentin Vidaurreta in Mexico City. Most of PIneda's work uses 970 silver which is a higher grade than sterling silver. His pieces are technically and artistically significant.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "970".
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 light patina.
Chunky Antonio Pineda Abstract Cufflinks c. 1955