Another one of my Taller Taxco treasures, this necklace, obviously based on Salvador Teran's design, came to me with a matching bracelet (by yet a different maker) which I will be presenting in the next few days. An intriguing taller, its relationship (or lack thereof?) to Teran still remains cloudy yet its emulations of Salvador's jewelry are of the highest quality and craftsmanship. The choker at hand, a reinterpretation of a pre-Colombian motif within the context of the mid-20th c. is simply stunning. It measures 15 3/8" long (yet might wear slightly shorter due to the thickness of the beaded elements in the chain and the protruding upper curve of the pendant) with the pendant being 2 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide (at its widest, at the bottom). Please note that this is in fact a two-in-one necklace since the pendant is removable and you can wear the choker by itself. The necklace weighs 91.8 grams and is signed with the taller's name as shown as well as "STERLING" (double-stamped") and des. no 141. Dating in the mid-1940s and in excellent vintage condition with fantastic patina and no flaws noted.