Antonio Pineda’s Cuff links

Antonio Pineda’s Cuff links

Antonio Pineda

Hello guys,

Hmm, how often do you wear a pair of cufflinks with stone embedded? Rather how often do you see a pair nowsaday. Nope I am not talking about precious stone or gems. Let’s take a look at this famous designer – Antonio Pineda.

Similarly to many top Scandinavian designers, Antonio Pineda not only studied jewelry making (at one of the Spratling benches) but also studied painting. When he returned to Taxco from technical studies in Mexico City, he first worked with Valentin Vidaurreta whose large jewelry designs influenced him in size of pieces. Antonio opened his own shop in 1941 and went on to become one of the top Taxco silversmiths whose large clean lined pieces were a style unto themselves.

Antonio also used more costly stones than any of his contemporaries. This, together with his belief that he could make finer lines in 970 silver than in sterling (925) made his pieces stand apart from the other makers.
Antonio’s work was recognized worldwide and for many years among his apprentice students were individuals attending Syracuse University. Antonio’s pieces go beyond a Mexican silver collection as the quality and style of his pieces matches any silver smithy in the world.
Seriously,  each pair of designer cufflinks have a story behind. You might have a story to share. Why not share it here?

Hope to hear your story soon! Cheers! 

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ParksRogers Cufflinks


ParksRogers Cufflinks

This pair of cuffilinks was sold in ebay. Seems to
be a antique gold cufflinks. The workmanship
seems to be exceptioanally good. Wonder if
anyone actuallu have a pair similar.

Background Re-cap

Parks Bros. & Rogers was founder in Providence, Rhode Island in 1892. The company made an immediate jump into men’s jewelry with the purchase from Howard & Sons of its electroplated goods unit which included lever cuff and collar buttons.

Early on, this company was know for its pastoral scenes, http://pages.captainhucksbooty.com/3559/PictPage/903293.html. By the time of the depression (when they went out of business), they were primarily producing gold, gold-fronted and gold filled cuff links under their “Parkroger” trademark. I find most of these later pieces to be very basic without any touch of uniqueness.

Park Bros. Sterling Pastoral Cufflinks (Image2)

Indeed simple in their looks. However, I discover the cufflinks actually have a unique fastener. Unlike conventional swivel. Anyone have a pair of Parks Bros. & Rogers Cufflinks?

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Larter & Sons Cufflinks

Larter & Sons Cufflinks
A professionally design website and excellent workmanship. I am sure you won’t mind checking it out.
The company Larter & Sons was originally founded in 1865 under the name Davis and Elcox. A detailed history of the firm can be found on their website, http://www.larter.com

Larter & Sons (I find I sometimes refer to the firm as Larter Brothers reflecting the years that the firm was run by the second generation Larters), made a variety of cuff links and dress sets, from base metal to platinum. They produced plain pieces, but also produced gem-set pieces as well as other types of stones, http://pages.captainhucksbooty.com/3559/PictPage/1921788810.html. Larter produced under their own trademark (resembling a spring-loaded stud) and even private labeled for retailers, including Cartier New York and Tiffany. http://pages.captainhucksbooty.com/3559/PictPage/903283.html. As far as cuff links go, I’ve never seen a Larter pair that I would consider an unusual or unique design. However, whether base metal or platinum, Larter always produced quality pieces, in terms of both materials and craftsmanship. Larter is still producing cuff links and their current models can be found on their website, listed above. http://www.larter.com/collections.asp?c=cuf

Adwin Ang

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Parks Bros. & Rogers Cufflinks

Parks Bros. & Rogers Cufflinks
Park Bros. Sterling Pastoral Cufflinks (Image2)
Parks Bros. & Rogers was founder in Providence, Rhode Island in 1892. The company made an immediate jump into men’s jewelry with the purchase from Howard & Sons of its electroplated goods unit which included lever cuff and collar buttons.

Early on, this company was know for its pastoral scenes, http://pages.captainhucksbooty.com/3559/PictPage/903293.html. By the time of the depression (when they went out of business), they were primarily producing gold, gold-fronted and gold filled cuff links under their “Parkroger” trademark. I find most of these later pieces to be very basic without any touch of uniqueness.


Some questions posted:

Questions and Answers

Question: Should I only buy cuff links that I like or look at the market potential of the cuff links?

Answer:
I believe that cuff links, like any collection, should be purchased because it is something you like. This is something you are buying for your own pleasure and should be something purchased for its enjoyment, not its investment potential. That said, generally, if you buy a pair of cuff links at a reasonable price and keep it in your collection for years, it should be worth more then than when you bought it. However, whether its beat inflation or not is another issue.

Question: Do you have recommendations regarding starting a serious cuff link collection?

Answer:
No. A serious collection has to start with first determining what you like and then learning how to identify the best quality of what you like. I personally prefer well made and well designed pieces not by the names. However, there are many individuals that only collect Cartier or Tiffany or David Webb or Vedura or other top makers of the past and present. Unusual major name piece have historically increased in value to a greater degree that name mundane pieces or non-major name unusual pieces.

That being said, whatever area attracts you, be it enamels or Art Nouveau or doers, learn all you can about the area. This will include materials, artistry and the makers. The more knowledge you have within an area, the more chances you have of picking up an unusual piece by a preeminent maker because you will see it when others do not. Good hunting!

Question: I currently show off some of my collection in display boxes mounted on the bathroom walls — do you have any suggestions for a better display?

Answer:
I love the idea of wall mounted display boxes. However, if displaying in the bathroom the boxes need to be sealed off from the humidity that occurs in the bathroom. Otherwise, you are inviting the advent of a rusting collection. I’ll leave the rest of this open for comments from readers about how they display their collections.
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Adwin Ang

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Link Up by Jan Leslie Cuff Links [60% discount]

Link Up by Jan Leslie Cuff Links – Square
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Closeouts. These gleaming sterling silver cuff links from Link Up by Jan Leslie are the perfect punctuation to your dressed up look.
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  • How do you think of this silver cufflinks?  Don’t you think 99 dollars is a good buy for a silver cufflinks? This is a good bargain.
     
    Hope to find more of these to update you. Gotta go now..

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    About Georg Jensen Cuff Links [PART 3/3]

    About Georg Jensen Cuff Links [PART 3/3]
    By Gene R. Klompus
    Published by Adwin Ang With Gene’s Permission

    Hi everyone,

    We have come to the last part of this article on georg jensen, master of silver craft. Here are the rest of the article & enjoy your afternoon!

    Upon Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, his son, Sorell . Georg Jensen, assumed managment of the business. Through the years, the popularity of the Georg Jensen name, trademarks and style has generated. controversy and legal entanglements. Even today, the Jensen family continues its efforts to stop others from using the prized Georg Jensen signature and registered trademarks. This includes actions to remove such infiingements from the storefTont signage of shops . which market vintage Jensen jewelry. The family also seeks to prohibit use of the Jensen name on the labels . of modern pieces being produced by silversmiths whose works claim to follow the “Jensen theory of design”. Such illegal labeling practices even extend to modern leather and textile products…materials never used by Georg Jensen. Read more

    About Georg Jensen Cuff Links [PART 2/3]

    About Georg Jensen Cuff Links [PART 2/3]
    By Gene R. Klompus
    Published by Adwin Ang With Gene’s Permission

    Jensen opened a small shop in Copenhagen in 1904. The instant popularity of his designs suggested that he should provide entries at various European competitions including the prestigious Brussels. Exhibition of 1910. The recognition which followed, especially his Gold Medal win at Brussels, established Jensen as a promising, talented and highly original silversmith. Soon, increasing demand for his creations necessitaed the 1912 move to a larger worKsnop. This was followed by the purchase of his first factory building in 19D By then, the demand for Georg . Jensen pieces was universal.

    Unlike, the customers of other silversmiths of the era, Jensen’s patrons were not content with a limited and traditional selection. Also unlike other silversmiths, he was able to profitably introduce modern designs. Continued success again required expansion and by 1935 Jensen’s extensive line of jewelry and flatware were available at his Lemon and New York branches and through independent retailers worldwide. Read more