MEXICAN SILVER and ENAMEL MOD FISH SKELETON NECKLACE
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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1980: item # 1201895
Please refer to our stock # 12342 when inquiring.
One Good Eye Silver
(607) 651 9565
|An iconic modernist motif for Mexican silver jewelry, the "fish bone" or "skeleton" seems to have inspired "big names" (Antonio Pineda and the Los Castillo being among them) and less known yet talented maestros alike. I have seen it all in silver and with stone inlay but I have never had an enameled example before. Yet here it is - electric blue champleve enamel in perfect condition; just the color you want to wear when you go to the beach this upcoming summer. Not only is the pendant rare in its enameled version, the chain itself - from the same period - is a real find as well! Measuring 4 3/4" long (including the bail) the pendant is 1 11/16" wide (at its widest) while the length of the double-weave chain is 28 3/4". The set's weight registers at 42.5 grams and both pieces are marked; the pendant with Eagle 3 alongside "MEXICO STERLING 925" and the chain with Eagle 2, maker's initials badly stamped and "IGUALA 925". Dating in the 1950s-60s and in excellent vintage condition.|