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Mexican sterling onyx face pin- 1950s-  Large

Mexican sterling onyx face pin- 1950s- Large

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1960: Item # 1033092
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This Mexican brooch is pre-Columbian in design. The onyx face is decorated with a silver headdress, earrings, and neck ornamentation with “feather” pendants. The bezel-set stone face is onyx.

HALLMARKS: MEXICO; LCJ TAXCO, MEXICO Eagle assay #3 This hallmark is cited in Bille Hougart’s The Little Book of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks. DIMENSIONS: 3 3/4” x 2”.

CONDITION: Excellent condition. The piece has a secure, rollover-locking clasp, as well as a large bail attached to a tube mechanism that slides on and off the pin stem. BOOK PIECE: This brooch {with a different carved gemstone} is featured on page 62 in Mexican Silver Jewelry Details by Leslie Pina.