Here is an exceptional necklace and earrings set from Antonio Pineda, circa mid-century. Collector quality.
This set is a book-piece design, shown in Gobi Stromberg's "Silver Seduction : The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda."
The design is known as "Crossing Arches with Teardrop Amethysts", and it's a heavy gorgeous modernist design which is hand-wrought with superb craftsmanship. The necklace has seven teardrop amethysts dangling beneath the crossed arches. The amethysts are really spectacular, with the center measuring 1 5/16" tall. The three side amethysts graduate in size, measuring 1", 7/8", and 3/4". It's difficult to measure the inside length of the necklace, but it appears to be about 16 1/2" closed, wearable length. Earrings measure 1 3/16" x 7/8". The arches lay perfectly upon the neck.
Necklace closes with a tongue in box clasp . Earrings are clip backs.
Total weight for the set is 173.4 grams. Necklace weighs 154.6 grams, earrings weigh 18.8 grams.
Signed and hallmarked on the necklace with the Antonio Taxco Crown, Hecho en Mexico, 970, with the eagle assay 17 and the design # YY569. Earrings are signed and hallmarked with the Antonio Taxco Crown and the eagle assay 17 (worn) and 970.
This set is in excellent vintage condition with absolutely no issues whatsoever.