One of my most favorite "less celebrated" maestros
of Mexico's 20th c. Silver Renaissance,
AEM is also referred to as "the Heart" artist
because he signs his initials "AE" in a heart-shaped "M".
Though we know that he had worked for Estela Popowski and Rancho Alegre,
his identity remains elusive to this day.
I am particularly fond of his repousse pieces,
which are invariably of the highest quality,
very often in designs that closely resemble Los Castillo
or Margot de Taxco creations
(could this be an indication of a possible relationship?).
AEM's mastery of his silversmithing techniques is amply shown
in the necklace presented here.
Deep, very confident repoussage, great oxidation and beading
surround a multitude of saturated purple amethyst cabochons.
The result is stunning and belongs in the repertoire
of classic Mexican Deco jewelry. The necklace measures 15" long (wearable) by 1" wide and weighs 60.9 grams. It is signed with maker's initials "AE" in a heart-shaped "M" as well as "MEXICO STERLING" and dates in the pre-1948 period. In the last photo you can see it with its matching bracelet, also currently available in my inventory. In excellent vintage condition with fantastic patina.