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Silver Fringe Necklace by Victoria

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Silver Fringe Necklace by Victoria

Offered here is a sterling silver fringe necklace made by Victoria, c 1940. Victoria opened a shop exhibiting her hand wrought silver designs near Los Castillo on Plaza de Los Castillo in Taxco. Her true name is Ana Maria Nunez de Brilanti. Her trade name 'Victoria" is the mark on her well designed jewelry. William Spratling mentored Victoria as did Margot. Penny Morrill's book written with Carole Berk, shows this neclace on page 121. We read here, that an admiring group of ladies came into the shop and requested a necklace designed by Victoria to give to a dear friend. The friend was Eleanor Roosevelt, the first lady, who later wrote of to Victoria of the praise that the necklace received when she wore it. The elements of the Roosevelt necklace were in the shape of a fan. Victoria was asked not to reproduce the design until permission was given to do so. The permission came signed by the first lady. The elements in this necklace are free hanging by circular loops from a simple silver chain, as were the fan shaped pieces of the necklace given to Eleanor Roosevelt. They are evenly spaced and have fluidity of movement. The necklace is well balanced. Seasonless, tasteful for young or not so young and lovely with summer whites as well as winter darks. Condition is excellent. Mexican silver has a high silver content and is of excellent quality.

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