Early Mexican silver necklace of fine grade silver in a minimalist yet visually powerful pre-Colombian motif bearing the signature of Jorge "Chato" Castillo.
Chato's jewelry doesn't come up very often and his earlier pieces, like this, are usually wrought in 980 silver. I like to call this the "Shields and Bead" motif and really love its austere elegance!
Measuring 15 3/4" long the necklace is 1 1/8" wide and weighs 40.5 grams. It is hallmarked with Chato's conjoined initials as shown as well as "TAXCO 980" in early, raised letters and dates in the 1930s. The necklace is in excellent vintage condition with no flaws noted. Please note that when I acquired it, it was missing the clasp's eye ring and would not sit right so I had a new one made for it.