Exquisite vintage amethyst, turquoise and sterling silver necklace designed and signed circa 1948-50's by Taxco, Mexico artist Matilde Poulat. Poulat signed her work MATL. This necklace measures 20 inches long X 1 3/4 inches wide with a wearable length of 17 1/2 inches. Signed on the clasp and again on two bottom panels - MATL MEXCIO 925 and eagle number 1. Handmade, the necklace has 20 sterling panels. Each panel is bezel set with a pyramid cut amethyst and a beveled rectangular cut amethyst. Each panel is also set with 11 cabochon turquoise stones except for the jeweled clasp which has 8 turquoise cabs each. This design was created early in Poulat's career before her later association with her nephew Ricardo Salas. The necklace is in Beautiful condition. Matilde Poulat designs are seen in many museum exhibits including the new permanent installation of 20th century Mexican silver at LACMA - Los Angeles Community Museum of Art.