HECTOR AGUILAR VINTAGE SHOOTING STAR 940 EARRINGS-sold
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1940: item # 1050530
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Taxco Treasures Jewelry + Artifacts
|These beautiful earrings are classic Hector Aguilar. He was one of the premier silversmiths from the Spratling era Taxco. He began by working for William Spratling as the manager of the Taller de Las Delicias in 1936. In 1939, he opened his own shop. He launched Taller Borda in 1948, which was a retail shop that ultimately closed in 1962. Many of the great silversmiths of the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s worked for Hector Aguilar. His work is exquisitely graphic and sculptural. These earrings are marked "Taxco, 940, Eagle 9, and the stylized HA hallmark (see picture). They are 1-1/4 long and weigh 10.4 grams. They were probably cast and the backs cut from silver sheet and soldered along with the screwbacks. These are in excellent condition and do not appear to have any damage. These truly are classic Aguilar.|