Javier Ribeyrol – 2018 Brinton Leather Show
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ribeyrol was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. After graduating from the San Martin College in Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ribeyrol started studying the art of silversmithing from Silversmith Fernando Rivalora, at the Municipal School of Arts in Berazategui. Subsequently he studied under Silversmith David Zaco, learning the art of sculpting and chiseling in silver.
Ribeyrol’s non-traditional style and creative talent are recognized by his distinctive hand cut and deeply-sculpted pieces that highlights bold floral motifs in his silver. The chiseling and engraving of floral patterns adds a unique beauty to his style.
Ribeyrol has mentored several aspiring silversmith from his shop in the town of Platanos in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He believes in the concept of apprenticeship as a means to educate and safeguard the Gaucho’s cultural legacy. Therefore, he has been participating as an instructor at the Municipal School of Arts in Berazategui, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Education, training aspiring silversmith willing to learn the art of sculpting and chiseling silver.
Since 1997 Ribeyrol has participated in trade shows and exhibits in Argentina in furtherance of public education and to ensure the continuing enhancement of his chosen craft. His silverwork has been exhibited at “Salon Nacional de la Creatividad Artesanal” in Berazategui and the “Exposicion de Agricultura, Ganaderia e Industria Internacional” and the“Feria de Nuestros Caballos” sponsored by the “Sociedad Rural Argentina” in Buenos Aires. Furthermore, he was invited to the first trappings show “Manos de la Patria” in Mar del Plata, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Republic of Argentina in 2010.
Since 2008 Ribeyrol participates in The Trappings of Texas hosted by Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He also participated in the Art of the Cowboy Maker contest in Loveland, Colorado and the exhibition at the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Furthermore, in 2013 Ribeyrol participated in the inaugural Trappings on the Llano sponsored by the Llano County Historical Museum in Llano, Texas.
Javier Ribeyrol Pieces Featured in the 2018 Brinton Leather Show
Fancy buckle fabricated from Sterling silver utilizing the “Repousse” technique, with individually hand-formed pieces of Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold appliqués. Ribeyrol is recognized for his distinctive hand cut and deeply sculpted style. The buckle’s antiqued finish highlights the bold floral motifs in the front and the engraving in a floral pattern on the reverse of the buckle. This buckle was created for a 1 ½ inch belt. The size of the buckle is 7cm x 5cm. The maker’s mark is stamped in the reverse side for provenance.
Previously shown during the Trappings of Texas at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas. Price: $ 2,150.00
The 4.5 cm scarf slide featuring a filigreed “Five Point Star” was fabricated from a solid piece of Sterling silver and overlay with individually hand-formed pieces of Sterling silver, showing Ribeyrol’s distinctive hand cut and deeply-sculpted style. The scarf slide’s antiqued finish highlights the star framed by a floral motif in the front and engraving in a floral pattern on the reverse. The maker’s mark is stamped in the reverse for provenance. Previously shown during the Trappings of Texas at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas. Price: $ 925.00
The 4.5 cm scarf slide in the shape of a “Heart” was fabricated from a solid piece of Sterling silver and overlaid with individually hand-formed pieces of Sterling silver, showing Ribeyrol’s distinctive hand cut and deeply-sculpted style. The Sterling silver flower is embellished with 18k three gold accent. The scarf slide’s antiqued finish is highlighted by the framed border in a satin finished. The maker’s mark is stamped in the reverse side for provenance.
Previously shown during the Trappings of Texas at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas. Price: $ 775.00