Created in the 1950’s -1960’s, these abstract modernist mixed metal cufflinks designed by Antonio Pineda are beautifully crafted. They have two metal layers, copper & sterling with onyx inlaid geometric forms in the top sterling silver layer. They are signed on the verso with the Antonio crown and early eagle silver assay stamp.
In 1933, at age 11, Antonio Pineda began hand crafting silver as the first apprentice to the American “Father of Mexican Silver”, William Spratling. After several years of training, in 1939 Antonio opened his own silver workshop. His designs were extremely modernist and beautifully crafted. An exhibition in 1944 alongside of Magreret De Patta and Georg Jensen at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco solidified Antonio’s
place internationally as one of the finest modern silversmiths of the mid 20th century.
LENGTH 1.5 in. (3.8 cm)
WIDTH .625 in (.158 cm)