Signed by a still unidentified maestro who must have worked for the Los Castillo and Margot de Taxco, a stunning repousse pectoral in sterling, perfectly executed and glowing warmly with the soft patina of well-aged silver. This is a generous in weight yet very comfortable to wear example of the genre and its wearable length is such as to guarantee a perfect fit for most of us. Please note the deeply etched details, the wonderful oxidation that renders the design three-dimensional and the flawless finishing - this is heirloom quality... Measuring a wearable 16 1/2" long, the necklace has an approx. 4 3/4" wide pectoral part with a 1 5/8" drop at center front. The width at the chain is approx. 7/8" (at its widest) and the piece weighs a good 110.0 grams. It is signed with maker's initials "APA" as well as "HECHO EN MEXICO 925", "STERLING", "TAXCO" and bears Eagle 3 assay mark. Dating in the late 1940s-1950s and in excellent vintage condition with attention paid to every little detail, perfect finishing, repousse that is fleshy and confident and patina to die for.