TALLER TAXCO MEXICAN SILVER SALVADOR TERAN dsg NECKLACE
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|A mystery maker for me - though listed by Bille Hougart in his book on Mexican silver hallmarks (see p. 249) - it is Taller Taxco that signs this modernist pendant necklace, obviously based on a rather rare to find Salvador Teran design. Large and imposing, masterfully crafted, the pendant is shaped like a squatting pre-Colombian figure with his hands closed around a big, tumbled blue stone with green undertones and some matrix showing on the side (maybe blue chrysoprase?). It is accompanied by its original chain made up of sterling tubes. The necklace is a wearable 25 3/8" long (for the chain) and the pendant is 3" tall by 1 1/2" wide. It is signed "Taller TAXCO" alongside "STERLING MEXICO" and des. no 105. There seems to be a badly stamped hallmark right above the word "Taller" - its contour looks like it might be an Eagle stamp but there is no way one can read it. I would suggest that the necklace dates in the 1950s. The design number on this piece, which I think coincides with the one on Teran's original creation, makes me wonder whether there was any kind of relationship between the renowned modernist maestro and Taller Taxco...|