VINTAGE ROCHA MEX SOMBRERO PIN W/ CHARMS-SOLD
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1950: item # 998327
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|This vintage silver Mexican sombrero is a special mix of fanciful and poetic design by the artist, ROCHA. It features the heavily decorated sombrero with Mexican worker’s tools hanging from it. The sombrero has been a symbol of the Mexican cowboy and worker for hundreds of years, and is still widely sought as a typical Mexican motif. It measures 2-5/8” in diameter with the tools adding 7/8”. ROCHA was a silversmith from Cuernavaca, Mexico and signed his work, “HECHO EN MEXICO 925 ROCHA CUERNAVACA”. Rocha is discussed in Billie Hougart's great book, “The Little Book Of Mexican Silver Trade and Hallmarks”, (2006 edition), which is perhaps the only comprehensive documentation of Mexican silver hallmarks available. Another thorough reference of the history of great Mexican silver masters is Penny Morrill and Carole Berk’s book,” Mexican Silver”. This pin appears to have what may have been and Eagle assay stamp, which would date it after 1948. It has a simple rolling “c” clasp which works well. It is in very good vintage condition with some minor scratches on the back, but no damage whatsoever on the front. This little pin will go well with jeans or a coat or dress. It is classic and a piece that you will cherish as a mark of Mexico’s great silver history.|