With an obvious Salvador Teran influence, this vintage Taxco modernist silver necklace was made by Jose Luis Flores for Miguel Martinez. Flores worked for Aguilar for several years and many of his designs came out with Aguilar's hallmarks so his prowess as a designer and silversmith is an unshakable fact. The piece at hand combines careful cutwork, oxidation and seamless overlay in an indeed masterful way. The necklace measures
14 1/2" long (wearable; if using the safety chain only the wearable length goes up to 16") by 7/8" wide and it weighs 65.4 grams. It is marked with maker's initials "JLF" as well as "Miguel" in script and "STERLING TAXCO" alongside des. no 1020 and dates in the 1940s. In
excellent vintage condition, made of thick silver sheet, with its oxidation in great shape and immaculately worked appliques, warmly glowing patina and no flaws noted.