HUGE CORO AGUILAR VIDAURETTA MEXICAN SILVER BROOCH
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1950: item # 1073836
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|Huge repousse sterling silver brooch fully hallmarked with the combination of signatures that indicate this is a Coro piece made at Hector Aguilar's workshop. In fact, this is a documented Valentin Vidaurreta design, as shown on p. 90 of Penny Morrill's, Silver Masters of Mexico - the only difference being that the brooch at hand has amethyst cabs adorning the flower's stamens. Coro was among several American jewelry manufacturers and high-end retail stores that had whole lines made in Mexico in the years surrounding WWII. The company worked with the taller of Hector Aguilar and though many of their Mexican-made jewelry was ordinary for the time, when the genius of Aguilar's people was involved in the design, some really eye-catching pieces were created! I think the brooch here is just such an occasion. Measuring 3 1/8" long by 2 3/8" wide (at its widest) it weighs 24.3 grams. It is signed "Coro" in script in a circle formed by "MADE IN MEXICO SILVER"; the brooch is actually hallmarked twice(!) (for the combination of these specific marks and their relation to Hector Aguilar, see p. 52 of Bille Hougart's, The Little Book of Mexican Silver). Dating in the 1945-50 period, the brooch is in excellent vintage condition ; depending on how you like your jewelry, you might want to polish it a little more.|