Gerardo Lopez Sterling Silver Links Necklace Taxco
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1970: Item # 1036001
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|A lovely links necklace with braid and bead trim by sought-after Taxco silver maestro Gerardo Lopez. In the 1950s, Lopez had a large taller and shop recommended as one of Taxco’s best, according to “Mexican Silver” by Penny Morrill and Carol Berk (p. 238). Lopez likely created this much-copied design in the late 1940s. This necklace is a highly wearable 17¾” long. It’s composed of 7 swagged links that measure about 2½” long x ½” wide. There are a few tiny drops of excess silver on a couple of the links (and one tiny divot) that appear to be original to the piece. Based on the marks, it likely dates to the late 1950s or 1960s. Marked Taxco Lopez in an oval, Sterling 925, Hecho en Mexico, Eagle 23 or 25 (he used both). Would make a nice demi parure with the similar CUERNAVACA bracelet I also have for sale. 41 grams silver.|