Carole A Berk
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Mexican Silver

~ circa 1930-70’s

Showcasing Mexican silver since the late 80’s we feature William Spratling, Hector Aguilar, Antonio Pineda, Los Castillo and others. These designs done decades ago are just as relevant today as they were when they were made. They complement contemporary décor as well as traditional interiors. Our clients are constantly adding to pieces purchased years ago. And we continue to search for interesting hollow ware and flatware.

Mexican Silver Jewelry

~ circa 1930-70’s

Our Mexican jewelry dates from the 30’s through the 70’s. We carry the well known designers: William Spratling, Antonio Pineda, Margot de Taxco, Los Castillo, Hector Aguilar, Piedra y Plata as well as wonderful unsigned pieces. While we search for signed jewelry, if the design and workmanship are good,it does not matter that a piece is unsigned. As long as you love it that is the bottom line!

Decorative Art

This new addition consists of interesting objects that will add finishing touches to your interiors. They are 20th century decorative pieces in brass, glass, Lucite, stone and ceramic. We always like to follow the trends or lead the trends for mid century modern accents. Although we do not carry furniture we have access to anything you may be looking for through our colleagues.

 

Bakelite

~ circa 1930-60’s

Who does not love the interesting jewelry and objects that one can find made of Bakelite and celluloid? Juicy colors of bangles, pins and necklaces. Useful objects such as boxes, kitchenware and dressing table ornaments all delight the eye. While our collection is becoming pared down, we still seek out the unusual. Try some eye candy today!

 

Handbags

 

We feature high end handbags by designers such as Emilio Pucci, Youngsman, Whiting and Davis, Maud Frizon, Christian Lacroix. Beautiful craftsmanship with many made in France and England.

 

About The Gallery

 

The Carole A. Berk, Ltd Gallery opened in the late 80s in Bethesda, MD and specialized in 20th Century Decorative Art. Carole was the foremost dealer in Clarice Cliff pottery, Keith Murray pottery and other English designers. In addition she specialized in Mexican silver from Taxco circa 1930-70. In 1994 she co-authored the book Mexican Silver, published by Schiffer. The book is now in its 4th printing. Her collections also included bakelite, rattan furniture, English glass and other European decorative art.